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Illusion Is President Trump's Confusion Tactic

Updated on November 11, 2019
Remember this? Trump altering the NOAA hurricane path to fit his own lie.
Remember this? Trump altering the NOAA hurricane path to fit his own lie.

We all know that Trump has said that he does not want the US military to be the policemen of the world and to prove his point, he betrayed the Kurds in Syria by pulling US troops out of the Turk-Syrian border. He called it a brilliant move and then sent those troops to seize the pitiful Syrian oil fields near the Iraqi border, which produce less than 300,000 barrels. What Trump did was to displace troops in Syria, not bring them home.

Where Are US troops in the Middle East?

As of October, 2019, there are nearly 60,000 American troops deployed in the Middle East:

  • 14,000 in Afghanistan
  • 7,000 in Bahrain
  • 5,200 in Iraq
  • 2,800 in Jordan
  • 13,000 in Kuwait
  • 13,000 in Qatar
  • 500 or less in Saudi Arabia
  • 2,000 in Syria
  • 5,000 in UAE
  • 500 or less in Oman

The most interesting number is that of Syria, that Trump claimed he had gotten America out of. Most of the troops pulled from the Turk border amounted to less than 100, and the bulk of them are in Southern Syria near the Jordan border and now the Syrian oil fields.

Should Iran attack American forces, there is said to be a plan to deploy 120,000 men and Saudi Arabia will no doubt be reinforced.

Once again, intelligent people can find out what the facts are when Trump makes a statement. Once again, our president will say anything to gain a voter even lies. Nothing is beneath this despicable man.


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    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      On his written answers to Mueller, Trump said he knew nothing about the Wikileaks that Stone is going to jail, let’s see if he keeps quite for Trump, hoping for that presidential pardon.

      Because Gates already testified that Trump knew all about it.

      Surely, since the prez was part of a gang to steal emails, to influence an election, with a hostile foreign enemy.....

      Surely, we would not allow him to stay president?

      And yes, he remains the disgusting bully we all know him to be. As do the members of the GOP, badgering a gvt employee after she’s been targeted by Trump.

      Truly pukable what has become of them since the Bircher/birther/teaparty/trumpers came along.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      POTUS is corrupt at his core. What parent would want their kids to be like him? The impeachment hearings are showing this as he still tries to intimidate the ambassador of Ukraine.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump says Rep. Adam Schiff has a "little 10-inch neck."

      He belongs in a mental institution. (Trump, that is)

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA


      “Sen. John Kennedy of LA pretends he's just a regular guy so he can boost sneering at the "elites". (That's been a totalitarian tactic in every regime from the Bolsheviks and Nazis, through Vietnam and Cambodia to Erdogan and Putin.)


      Stalin came after the intellectuals. Sent them to the Gulags.

      Better to have “the masses” who don’t think, rather react to emotional triggers.

      Build that wall, lock her up, hoax, fake news.....

      It’s incredibly simple-minded.

      Kennedy is a multi millionaire who went to Vanderbilt and Oxford, pretending to be just a blue collar guy.

      Just as Trump pretends to be some kind of working class hero.

      ....A guy who has gold plated toilet seats.

      As PT Barnum said, there’s a sucker born every minute.

      Trump’s beliebers.....they're like teenagers with a crush.


    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      19 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Besides what James already said, which I fully endorse myself - Trump is the first POTUS in at least two decades to even attempt to keep his campaign promises.

      It's a new era. We've now got a POTUS who meant the things he said when he was trying to get elected! I couldn't be happier with the man.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      President Trump is the greatest president in America history, with the exception of George Washington and Ronald Reagan. He has waved his magic wand. He stood up to Political Correctness, which is satanic. He stood up to the Deep State, which is unAmerican and largely evil.


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