Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's always the oil

Trump has insisted that the US military presence in Syria is “only for the oil”, contradicting his own officials who have insisted that the remaining forces were there to fight Isis.

The US military deployed mechanised military units to oil fields in the east of the country.

“We’re keeping the oil. We have the oil. The oil is secure. We left troops behind only for the oil,” Trump said.
However, seizing or benefiting from oil on a foreign territory, without permission from the sovereign authority, would be a violation of international law.

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