Update 21 Dec- President Trump said that the US troop pullout from Syria would take place over 60 to 100 days. According to later reports US officials have clarified the announcement stating that a more realistic timeline for a complete withdrawal would be 4 to 6 months. “During that time, Syria is bound to see many developments that may require Washington to revise its plans.”
A regional war is expected in 2019 and it now appears that Trump was subconsciously revealing that this war would take place within 60 to 100 days after which the troops would be removed. This confusion and telegraphing of intentions is the problem with unprepared off the cuff announcements.
The US and Iraq are preparing for the deployment to the Iraqi side of the Syrian border of the American trained and led Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) – the “Golden Division” – which drove ISIS out of Mosul. It will also stand in the path of Iranian and Iraqi Shiite militias crossings into Syria.
The US army is building a new base on the line dividing Anbar from the next-door province of Nineveh. It would position US troops 18 Miles north of the Euphrates River and near the Syrian border. This new base will provide the Iraqi division with American backup.
Turkey Rising as the Dominant Middle East Islamic Power
A deal has been crafted between Turkey and the US by special envoy James Jeffries. For the past two months Jefferies has been shuttling between Washington and Ankara crafting a deal designed to break Turkey away from her expanding relationship with Russia.
The process began with the Turkish agreement to release Andrew Brunson and negotiations have resulted in Turkey abandoning plans to purchase Russian air defense systems in favor of purchasing the American Patriot system.
The deal for the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems at $2.5 bn would have brought the integration of the air defense forces of a NATO member with Russian assets in Syria and Crimea, and a part of Russia air defense system.
After the Russian deal was quashed, on Dec. 18 the US State Department approved a $3.5 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense systems to Turkey.
In the agreement with Trump Erdogan promised Jeffrey that he would call off the deal with Moscow if he were assured of American air defense systems as well as advanced F-35 stealth planes for his air force.
Under the deal, it was also agreed that the US army would evacuate all 12 bases in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria; and that US air power would be allowed to support the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Front to block the supply lines between Iran and Hezbollah during the coming war.
Turkey suspends operations against Kurds as part of US troop pullback deal. Part of the deal is that once the US troops are out and the PKK is neutralized Turkey will actually aid the Kurdish YPG against any Islamic State [Daesh] remnants.
Once the US forces are withdrawn from Syria, Israel will be free to launch its long planned war on Hezbollah and Syria, which would destroy the remaining power of Hezbollah Syria.
The US also guaranteed to allow Turkish backed militia forces to take over the prostrate Syrian regime after it is ground down by Israel, and Turkey would then sign a political and military pact with the Kurds, resolving the long standing Turkish Kurdish problem.
The Turkish Kurdish pact being brokered by Jefferies envisions a buffer zone along the entire length of the border between Turkey and Kurdistan, the end of the Kurdish PKK terrorist organization and a peace deal with the Kurdish YPG.
President Donald John Trump in an effort to pry Turkey away from Russia is fulfilling prophecy by enabling Erdogan to achieve his dreams of reviving Ottoman glory, which will be achieved as Turkey becomes the dominant Middle East Islamic power.
Turkey with Jordan, Syria Lebanon and the Arab States will approve the coming Trump Middle East Peace Initiative between the Palestinians and Israel.
This peace will break down almost as soon as it is declared (1 Thess 5:3) due to its rejection by the extremist Israeli Settler Movement. The now rising New Federal Europe will help these nations by intervening to stop the bloodshed and a close alliance between the New Federal Europe and these Middle East nations will bring great prosperity for a short time, while America declines.
Meanwhile the US is moving its Afghanistan troops to southwest Afghanistan, creating a ring of steel around Iran in preparation for attacking Iran. Negotiations with the Taliban are underway for a US withdrawal from that country once the soon coming regional war is over.
A prophecy of the latter days when the nations of Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Arab States will confederate against the nations of Judah and Israel.
Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
83:2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden [protected] ones.
83:4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance [this as an allegory that the wicked also seek to destroy God’s faithful].
83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
83:6 The tabernacles of Edom [Turkey], and the Ishmaelites [true Arabs, sons of Ishmael; sons of Abraham and Agar]; of Moab [Jordan today], and the Hagarenes [Arabs who are sons of Agar by another than Abraham, and also not the sons of Ishmael];
83:7 Geba [Lebanon], and Ammon [Jordan today], and Amalek [a tribe of the Turks]; the Philistines [Gaza] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon];
83:8 Assur [Germany, Austria, Hungary] also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot [the New Europe will help modern Jordan; Ammon and Moab, and these other nations by intervening to stop the bloodshed].
Long time readers will be aware that I have been predicting this very turn of events for years. Also see the News Prophecy Archive at TheshiningLight site by clicking the drop down main menu link at the top of the page.