American Troops protecting private oil companies in war torn Syria

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    In Senate testimony last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the United States had approved a deal between the Syrian Kurds and the American company Delta Crescent Energy to develop oil fields in northern Syria. There are many problems with this deal, but the most troubling for Americans is that it increases the risk to our national security while providing no tangible benefit.
    The oil deal, Pompeo told the senators, had taken longer to finalize than he expected, but “now we’re in implementation, and it can be very powerful.” He did not offer examples of any “powerful” benefits to the United States — and indeed, the deal saddles the United States with potentially major problems.
    A Syrian Foreign Ministry statement said Damascus “condemns in the strongest terms” the agreement between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, “and an American oil company to steal Syria's oil under the sponsorship and support of the American administration."  
    this is ridiculous, american troops are now defending oil plants by PRIVATE COMPANIES

    and this isnt american assets, this isnt our country

    let me be clear: the kurds are probably are only reliable ally in both iraq and Syria and to enter a private oil company in the mess and to keep 500 troops to defend it is not a good idea
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    --> @Dr.Franklin
    I have a suspicion that this deal is to keep Turkey in check while also denying Assad a bargaining chip.

    Potentially giving the USA a viable exit strategy.

    You saw the insane negative MSM coverage when Turkey overran the SDF after the initial pullout.

    The idea is to weaken enemy alliances and making new ones by offering Turkey a cut of the oil revenues.
    It's a bold complex move that might reap dividends in a region that is inherently in turmoil and ever-changing risks.
    The idea of a complete pullout was torpedoed by the MSM and their Warhawk supporters with endless headlines blaming the USA for abandoning their loveable Kurds.
    So that strategy is off the table, at least until after Nov 3.
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    So that strategy is off the table, at least until after Nov 3.
    After he wins there’s gonna he a rude awakening for the warhawks. He’s already starting to move troops to an extent. By the end of the second Id be willing to bet a vast majority are out. Peace in Afghanistan ideally. Peace between Israel and the Arabs.
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    we had al;ready denied assad from entering Kurdish held Syria for a long time, this deal doenst change much

    as for turkey, they bomb the kurds a lot anyway so we need to absolutely put the stick down to say that we support the kurds to them, there is no sense being in relation with erdogran and france has exposed that

    my main concern is that american troops could die defending private oil assets