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(1) 米国およびNATOは、シリアから石油を奪うために、シリアを侵略した。
(2) その後、米国は、石油のために、ロシアを侵略するために、米国を引き上げた。
(3) そしてその後、米国およびNATOはトルコの支持が欲しいので、米国およびNATOは米国の同盟者クルドを見捨てた。


[AP]October 8, 2019
Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria
President Donald Trump cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from “endless war” in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility.
Trump declared U.S. troops would step aside for an expected Turkish attack on the Kurds, who have fought alongside Americans for years, but he then threatened to destroy the Turks’ economy if they went too far.
Even Trump’s staunchest Republican congressional allies expressed outrage at the prospect of abandoning Syrian Kurds who had fought the Islamic State group with American arms and advice.
Pentagon and State Department officials held out the possibility of persuading Turkey to abandon its expected invasion. 
Trump, in late afternoon remarks to reporters, appeared largely unconcerned at the prospect of Turkish forces attacking the Kurds, who include a faction he described as “natural enemies” of the Turks.
“But I have told Turkey that if they do anything outside of what we would think is humane ... they could suffer the wrath of an extremely decimated economy,” Trump said.
Turkey considers the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged an insurgency against Turkey for 35 years.

[BBC]21 October 2019
US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief
All US troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to be relocated to western Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed.
President Donald Trump has previously pledged to bring US troops home.
Meanwhile, a Kurdish-led force said it had withdrawn all its fighters from the besieged Syrian town of Ras al-Ain.
Correspondents said it appeared to be the start of a wider withdrawal under a US-brokered temporary ceasefire agreement between Turkey and Kurdish fighters.
President Trump's announcement of a US withdrawal from northern Syria paved the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria.
Ankara views one of the prominent militias in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as terrorists, and wants to create a "safe zone" buffer inside Syria.
What prompted the offensive?
Turkish forces first launched their assault on 9 October, following an announcement that US troops would withdraw from the region.
The Turkish plan is to clear Kurdish fighters from a buffer zone extending more than 30km (20 miles) into Syria.
Turkey also plans to resettle up to two million Syrian refugees, currently on its territory, in the buffer zone but critics warned the move could trigger the ethnic cleansing of the local Kurdish population.
The goal was to push back a Kurdish militia group - the People's Protection Units (YPG) - that Turkey views as a terrorist organisation.

[Washington Post]October 13, 2019
As Trump withdraws U.S. forces from northern Syria, his administration scrambles to respond
President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, where they had long kept an uneasy peace among competing forces, left the region in upheaval Sunday and the administration scrambling to respond to fast-moving events.
In urgent meetings and telephone conferences, top national security officials studied often-conflicting accounts of what was happening on the ground.
In public appearances, Cabinet secretaries denied that the United States had “abandoned” its Syrian Kurdish allies to invading Turkish ­forces and threatened severe sanctions against Ankara.
Although “the Turks gave guarantees to us” that U.S. forces would not be harmed, the official said, Syrian militias allied with them “are running up and down roads, ambushing and attacking vehicles,” putting American ­forces — as well as civilians — in danger even as they withdraw.
The militias, known as the Free Syrian Army, “are crazy and not reliable.”

[Gurdian]13 Oct 2019
Trump orders US troops out of northern Syria as Turkish assault continues
Amid growing chaos in Syria, Donald Trump has ordered all US troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid a bloody conflict between Turkey and formerly US-backed Kurdish fighters that “gets worse by the hour”, the defense secretary, Mark Esper, said on Sunday.
Reuters later reported that US officials speaking anonymously said the administration was considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops in the coming days, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline.
Esper spoke to CBS’s Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. Trump’s national security team planned to meet to assess the situation, he said, as the US continued to urge Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to halt his incursion.
Asked if he thought Turkey, a Nato ally, would deliberately attack US troops in Syria, Esper said: “I don’t know whether they would or wouldn’t.”
He cited an incident on Friday in which a small number of troops fell under artillery fire at an observation post in the north.
Esper called that an example of “indiscriminate fire” coming close to Americans, adding it was unclear whether that was an accident.
The Washington Post reported that US officials believe Turkish forces knew Americans were in the area.