Is Iran becoming bolder and working in conjunction with North Korea in trying to induce a war with the United States?
A week ago, it was reported that Iran was sending a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Mexico, supposedly on a diplomatic mission to meet with some of their Latin American allies including Venezuela. Since when is an entire fleet of warships necessary for a diplomatic mission?
Now, the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has given US military leaders an ultimatum to withdraw all US troops from Syria or else. The ‘or else’ appeared to be a military threat, possibly similar to those of North Korea.
(Zero Hedge) – Well informed sources have said the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp Brigadier General Haj Qassem Soleimani sent a formal verbal message, via Russia, to the head of the US forces command in Syria, advising him to pull out all US forces to the last soldier “or the doors of hell will open up”.
“My message to the US military command: when the battle against ISIS will end, no American soldier will be tolerated in Syria. I advise you to leave by your own will or you will be forced to it,” said Soleimani to a Russian officer. Soleimani asked the Russian officer to make known the Iranian intentions towards the US: that they will be considered as forces of occupation if these decide to stay in northeast Syria where Kurds and Arab tribes cohabit together.
The Russians are not necessarily against the US presence and can adapt to this after defining the demarcation lines to avoid any clash, but Iran has a clear position and has decided not to abandon the Syrian President alone to face the US forces, if these stay behind…
The US should not pander to Iran and withdraw the troops, otherwise, threats like this will continue from other countries that hate us. If I was President Trump, I would send a few more troops and equipment to help strengthen the US forces operating in Syria and make sure that Iran and other nations know that the US will not withdraw until our mission has been completed.