Trump has now defined his anti-terrorist position:
President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his campaign trail position that assisting the Syrian government in fighting Isis should be the US’ main objective in Syria, despite appeals from rebels for continued help in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad.
“I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria. My attitude was you’re fighting Syria, Syria is fighting Isis, and you have to get rid of Isis,” he said in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
He has also been emphatic about mending ties with Russia, Syria’s long-standing ally and military backer in the conflict.
Mr Trump’s shock victory in the US election this week was welcomed by Moscow and Tehran, as well as Damascus, where aides to Mr Assad were cautiously optimistic in interviews on Thursday. The president is “ready” to cooperate with Mr Trump going forward, they said.
To date the US has tacitly supported rebels in Syria both logistically and financially, along with Turkey and Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Note how IMMEDIATELY after Trump’s statement, ‘Daesh’ start running out of Syria – they know the game is up:
Reports from the area of the battlefield speak of a total collapse of morale amongst the Al-Qaeda led Jihadi forces which have been attacking the city from the south west, as whatever lingering hopes there were of a Western military intervention following a victory by Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election have turned to dust
Assad was re-elected in 2014 with a 74% turnout, with 89% of the populace voting for him. Compare US elections where 49% of US electorate did not bother to vote (that’s 94 million non-voters!), and the two candidates got around 25% each of the vote.
It’s good-bye Isis, you’re on the wrong side of history. Soon you’ll have no more US funding. British Tornado jets flying illegally over Syrian airspace – with permission from Boris to engage Russian jets – just F-off now, you’re on the wrong side of History.
The new President has been getting a spot of flack from the media:
On Saturday 12th November, Nigel Farage became the first UK politician to meet Trump. In the Trump tower NY, they enjoyed a good two-hour chat.