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U.S. Special Envoy McGurk To Resign In Protest To Trump’s Decision To Pull US Troops Out Of Syria

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U.S. Special Envoy McGurk To Resign In Protest To Trump’s Decision To Pull US Troops Out Of Syria

Brett McGurk is deeply concerned about the situation in Syria

U.S. special envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, followed the footsteps of Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, and submitted his resignation on Friday, according to CBS.

The New York-based network said in a report on Saturday that McGurk’s resignation came as a result of “strong disagreement” with President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. from Syria.

McGurk was expected to exit his post in February of 2019 regardless of the withdraw decision. The early resignation is likely an attempt to increase the internal pressure on the U.S. president.

Mattis submitted his resignation a day before McGurk. In his resignation letter, the former Marine Corps general stressed the importance of “treating allies with respect” and “being clear-eyed about both malign actors.” These words were seen by observers as a hint to Trump’s decision, which will leave U.S. proxies in northeastern Syria without any protection.

The new resignation will not likely effect Trump’s decision. However, it will further damage the trust between the U.S. and its proxy groups in the war-torn country, which had worked with McGurk for more than two years.

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  • Concrete Mike

    Another Assad must go shill has bitten the dust!!! Wow that was fast!!!

  • stary ujo

    Another wanker is gone !

  • Sinbad2

    Brett McGurk is the guy who disbanded the Iraqi army after the US invasion. He was responsible for the teams of ex Iraqi army guys who started attacking US troops, and who eventually morphed into ISIS.
    Now you would think that somebody who was responsible for the deaths of scores of American troops would get fired, but not in America.

    • Rob

      The Pro Israeli officials one by one resigning. The Israeli terrorist headquarter is in trouble. Netanyahu sees that they will return back to Ukraine from where they have intruded into Palestine. Israel 1948 to 2019.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Looks like a McGurk faggot loser, enough said :)

    • Jakke1899

      Yes, indeed! People have been put on the electric chair for less in the USA.

  • Nowruz

    When I read about resignations in the US I take them in with incredulity. They are usually replaced with someone more hawkish.

  • paul ( original )

    Trump’s decision was a surprise to me. My tentative conclusion is that Trump
    is not the prisoner of the deep state some would characterize him as.
    It may also be quite shrewd in so much as this may be popular with
    the American people who are not so keen on these Middle East wars.
    But I could be wrong about this as I am only going on a general
    impression.

    • jorge

      Or may be the deep state as two faces, as Janus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus

    • Joe

      Trump looked at the situation … how to stay on in Syria without massive US involvement JUST TO support the tiny few soldiers in the midst of hostile Iranians, SAA, Hezbollah , huge number of militias etc . It is impossible . War mongers were thinking they can create a state in their for free and stop Russia and friends .. Sooooo very stupid and unattenable.

      The most moronic thinking is that they can control the Iranians with 2000 non battle hardened soldiers who depend only on air force to do battle. Hez alone can take care of them.

      Come sense prevailed.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Wonderful. Anyone else? Bolton? Pence? Pompeo?

  • Jaime

    The sooner this jerk leaves the better. The rats are jumping ship

  • FB

    Adios loser…good that these dirtballs are leaving on their own…save the POTUS from firing them…

    • Carne João Pasta

      And the obtuse, autistic “Left” (democrat, progs) exposing themselves for who they really are. Someone over at the Hedge likened the situation (Left vs the PTB) as the Left being so easily and readily manipulated. It’s a vulnerability for our country. Something which needs to be addressed and rectified. A kind of de-Marxification (and any other forms of radicalism).That is, If the republic might survive!

      It’s all so crazy, like a mass hypnosis (America™ since WW2) and monumental energy, resources thrown at maintaining this sad, wastening and debasing behemoth, hegemon. Its all just so disheartening at what and who has been lost through all the ridiculous wars and battles over the millennia. We must figure out an antidote to psychopathic systems and the shell of human beings who populate and comprise our ruling class(es). This *hit has got to come to a halt. Everyone knows the score by now. If they don’t they shall in time.

      Everything is accelerating, gathering apace. We shall find out just how sly and brilliant, genius the so-called elites are. Can they keep up with the changes? Everyday they lose just a little more of their expensively crafted veneer or air of invincibility. Interesting times, indeed! 🍿 🍻🥃🚀☄️🌈⚡🐾🌱🤕🕺

  • Monte George Jr

    Don’t let the door hit you, Brett.

    • Sinbad2

      Don’t worry about Brett, he’s in the club, he will get a well paid job at a think tank or similar.

  • Joe

    Wow …. that’s be best news with war mongering morons out of the Aministration.

    An America with no wars will see America great again as she concentrates on business to compete with China and the rest.

  • John

    Goodbye Brett.

  • SnowCatzor

    Good residence to that warmongering swamp creature, it’s about time Trump started making good on his promises to get rid of people like him.

    Besides, imagine being such a pro-war bastard that you resign in protest of someone ending a conflict… Such a childish way to react as well.

  • Rodney Loder

    Some people think that Erdogan has carved to Trump and a sweetheart deal is coming out of the woodwork, but no, such is not the case, Trump is desperate to stave off a prison sentence.

    Don’t assume Trump would switch sides for any other reason.

    • Rex drabble

      What a loder crap

      • Rodney Loder

        So for 2 years Trump doubles down on Obamas murder campaign thumbing his nose at the promises he made to exit Syria and Afghanistan the primary reason for draining the swamp, then a couple weeks before he becomes an anti-establishment President relying on government by Executive Order while being threatened from inside the Leadership of the GOP with the Fed’s willingness to sabotage the economy the CIA and FBI openly complaining the President is crazy which he is, Trump has only one card left to play at a time when US is outgunned in the sky Trump is the sick man of the US he knows it and only his base can save him.

        • Sinbad2

          I think Trump always wanted to bring ALL American troops home, but he’s not too bright and all the officials told him he was wrong.
          He has finally realized that all American Presidents are merely puppets of the deep state.
          Being an arrogant kind of guy, he is telling them all to get fkd by doing this, and his rather stupid wall.

          How can a stupid man like McGurk, who started the Iraqi insurgency that took so many lives, still be working at State?. I would bet Nuland is also still about. Clinton the killer of Libya was going to be President, according to the deep state.

          Trump may be crazy, but the deep state is a fanatical group who are totally incompetent, nepotistic and work against the best interests of the American people.

          Trump is like most Americans, he’s getting reamed by the people who are supposed to defend and protect Americans.
          The French would have hung all the State Department CIA NSA etc people years ago.

          • Rodney Loder

            Trump was thinking I let Hillary off we all be friends have a kiss up and everything is swell, but he didn’t understand he was only a guinie pig testing the far out extreme policies the Dems weren’t game to touch.

            Namely, ! weaponizing the USD in ways never tried before so a New World Order could exclude any rivals, he really needed the EU and Britsin but they want the US to lead the way without their making commitments.

            I don’t know if Trump ever wanted to end the wars, he didn’t seem to concerned about it when he was a civilian, probably he just used that line to get winning ticket, all American Presidents coming from opposition run on a peace ticket.

            Nuland is involved in the Steel anti-Trump dossier which was set up to instigate the Russia Russia Russia conspiracy, so it’s unwinding a bit but Trump needs his solid 40%base to be out there or he’ll be in there behind bars.

            Trump let them off when he had the opportunity to put Hillary away , I agree with you he is niave and childlike, (not too bright).

  • Spit

    Trump is right.
    the reason, exactly why he is right.
    Trump Gave Christmas to White Christians and we should not be blind.
    I thank him 100 million times. He has gifted A White Christmas to millions of Muslims at the same time.
    We Should be thankful for what we have.
    Trump is trully a good man and he his word has the Value of pure gold. Like his heart.

  • Julian Clegg

    The Jim Mattis quote is not well presented in this report. He said: “…being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors.” His resignation letter makes it clear that “strategic competitors” means Russian and China. Source: Read Jim Mattis’s Letter to Trump: Full Text – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/us/politics/letter-jim-mattis-trump.html

  • verner

    not surprising considering that he has no future in the administration now that trump is making good on his promises from the election campaign, there are more go between guys that worked the interface between the military and the weapons industry that will find this to be a good time to retire to cushy think tank fake news groups, such as atlantic council und zu weiter.

  • Paul Barbara

    Well, bye bye to two malignantly malign ‘actors’.