Fake News: Media, Neo-Cons Claim Troops Are Unhappy to be Leaving Syria


by Paul Joseph Watson, via DC Clothesline:

The mainstream media and neo-cons are circulating the narrative that U.S. troops are furious about leaving Syria, when in reality anecdotal evidence suggests the opposite to be true.

On Wednesday, President Trump partly fulfilled his campaign promise to bring the troops home by dropping the bombshell announcement that America would be pulling out of Syria, sending shockwaves through the deep state and the national security establishment.

The announcement set off a wave of temper tantrums from the establishment media, anti-Trump leftists (who suddenly love war just because Trump is against it) and the usual suspect neo-cons who are upset that America is rolling back yet another disastrous foreign intervention.

Trump has also initiated a major drawdown of forces in Afghanistan which will see around 7,000 troops return home over the coming weeks.

NBC’s Richard Engel set the tone of the establishment’s response when he tweeted, “A sr military official told me US special forces troops distraught, upset, morally disturbed by having to tell their kurdish allies in Syria that, because of orders, their promises of defense won’t be kept.”

Neo-con radio host Erick Erickson even suggested that the military should be considering a “coup” to take down Trump and that soldiers were “raising hell” about leaving Syria.

“If we lived in a lesser country than our great nation, today is the day we really would be talking about a military coup. Soldiers down to the enlisted ranks are raising hell about the President’s Syria decision,” he tweeted.

Quite what the downside is of leaving a war-torn hellhole and returning to your loving family just in time for Christmas remains unclear.

Indeed, scores of Twitter users responded to both tweets by asserting that the soldiers are in fact delighted to be coming home.

The responses to Erickson’s tweet were particularly vehement.

“I have several family members on active duty. Not one of them is upset about withdrawing from Syria. And they are looking forward to not being redeployed to Afghanistan,” remarked Sally West.

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