Former U.S. President Donald Trump ended the CIA’s covert operation “Timber Sycamore” or the regime change war in Syria in 2017 but he failed to keep his promise to withdraw American forces from Syria.
The U.S. has a few hundred troops in Syria and supports the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” which control one-third of the country that is rich in oil and wheat.
Who pressured Trump to abort the mission of withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and why? Is it safe to assume that the American occupation forces are in Syria to simply steal the natural resources or is there a bigger strategy?
We ask these questions and more on topics related to Syria and Ukraine to the retired U.S. army Colonel and former Virginia State Senator Richard Black.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.