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Donald Trump Once Said Saudi Arabia Should Fight Its Own Wars. Now He’s Deploying 3,000 U.S. Troops There

President Donald Trump will deploy 3,000 further U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia, together with jet fighters and a protection system, in keeping with the BBC, one thing he stated was a foul concept 5 years in the past.

There is ALWAYS a tweet. https://t.co/EuHl5uk86K

— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) October 11, 2019

Up till at present, it appeared as if Trump had not modified his thoughts. In a collection of tweets October 9, Trump stated that U.S. presence within the Middle East was “the worst decision ever made” and that he was within the technique of bringing U.S. troops residence.

The United States has spent EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS preventing and policing within the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been badly wounded. Millions of individuals have died on the opposite aspect. GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE…..

— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019

Two days after these tweets, the Pentagon introduced that the deployment will embrace a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, two Patriot batteries, two fighter squadrons and one air expeditionary wing, in keeping with CNN.

“[Defense] Secretary [Eric] Esper informed Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Muhammad bin Salman this morning of the additional troop deployment to assure and enhance the defense of Saudi Arabia,” stated Chief Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman in an announcement. “Taken together with other deployments, this constitutes an additional 3,000 forces that have been extended or authorized within the last month.”

The further deployment is in response to the latest assault on Saudi oilfields, allegedly carried out by Iran. As of September 2019, Trump had not promised army safety to the dominion. He did, nonetheless, say that it’s a “great ally” and that “Saudi Arabia pays cash.”

This is totally insane. pic.twitter.com/2gLs283qg7

— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 17, 2019

“We thought it was important to continue to deploy forces to deter and defend and to send the message to the Iranians: Do not strike another sovereign state, do not threaten American interests, American forces, or we will respond,” Esper stated, in keeping with Euronews.

“I’ve said time and time again, do not mistake our restraint for weakness, if you will, you will regret that,” he added.

Donald Trump Once Said Saudi Arabia Should Fight Its Own Wars. Now He's Deploying 3,000 U.S. Troops There
President Donald J. Trump has ordered extra U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia. Win McNamee/Getty

France24 studies that Esper spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in regards to the further deployment.

“It is clear,” Esper stated, “that the Iranians are responsible for the recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.”

Saudi Arabia agrees, claiming the weapons used within the assaults had been utilized by the regime in Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Iran has denied duty for the assaults, claiming Yemeni forces carried them out. The authorities in Iran has stated that any retaliatory assault can be met with an instantaneous response.

Trump has additionally lately withdrawn U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. In response, Turkey launched an assault on the Kurdish individuals who had beforehand been allies of the U.S. in preventing the terrorist Islamic State.

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