Washington: US president Donald Trump has decided to pull out troops from Syria. Responding to his critics Trump tweeted, ‘Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I’ve been campaigning on it for years, and six months ago, when I very publicly wanted to do it, I agreed to stay longer. Russia, Iran, Syria & others are the local enemy of ISIS. We were doing there work. Time to come home & rebuild.’
The decision could be assessed from several angles. Firstly, trump is a not a trustworthy person he has taken several unexpected decisions it the past too. It is also to be noted that it is not necessary that he must implement his unexpected decisions as well. It remains to be seen whether Trump gives in to the pressure of the Pentagon, Congress and US allies like Israel and UK or sticks to his decision.
Even his allies are surprised over Trump’s decision to pull out US military from Syria and are vehemently criticizing the move. Senior American Republican leaders and several other countries said that with this move of Trump IS will get a chance to strengthen its power again. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham described Trump’s decision as ‘Obama like mistake’.