Saturday, December 02, 2017

Green Light for Assad?

American Marine Corps artillery is leaving Syria:

More than 400 U.S. Marines and their artillery are leaving Syria after helping to capture the city of Raqqa from Islamic State, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militant group said on Thursday.

Yes, their mission to defeat the ISIL state is over.

And I'm not arguing to wage a direct war on Assad's government.

But viewed from Damascus, will this be interpreted as a green light to go after our friends on the ground in eastern Syria to reimpose Assad's control after we defeated ISIL?