US Troops Have New Mission Of Securing Oil In Syria | Morning Joe | MSNBC

US Troops Have New Mission Of Securing Oil In Syria | Morning Joe | MSNBC


WE’LL BESOLDIERS BETWEEN SYRIA A TURKEY FOR THE NEXT 200 YEARS. TURKEY FOR THE NEXT 200 YEARS. THEY’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THEY’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. HUNDREDS OF YEARS. WE’RE OUT. WE’RE OUT. BUT WE ARE LEAVING SOLDIERS TO BUT WE ARE LEAVING SOLDIERS TO SECURE THE OIL. SECURE THE OIL. AND WE MAY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE AND WE MAY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE OIL. OIL. IT’S OKAY, MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE IT’S OKAY, MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE WANTS THE OIL, IN WHICH CASE WANTS THE OIL, IN WHICH CASE THEY HAVE A HELL OF A FIGHT BUT THEY HAVE A HELL OF A FIGHT BUT THERE IS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL. THERE IS MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF OIL. AGAIN, SOMEBODY ELSE MAY CLAIM AGAIN, SOMEBODY ELSE MAY CLAIM IT BUT EITHER WE’LL NEGOTIATE A IT BUT EITHER WE’LL NEGOTIATE A DEAL WITH WHOEVER IS CLAIMING IT DEAL WITH WHOEVER IS CLAIMING IT IF WE THINK IT IS FAIR OR WE IF WE THINK IT IS FAIR OR WE WILL MILITARILY THEM VERY WILL MILITARILY THEM VERY QUICKLY. QUICKLY. WE HAVE TREMENDOUS POWER IN THAT WE HAVE TREMENDOUS POWER IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD. PART OF THE WORLD.>>JOINING US NOW, LIVE FROM>>JOINING US NOW, LIVE FROM IRBIL IRAQ, NBC NEWS AND IRBIL IRAQ, NBC NEWS AND NATIONAL SECURITY AND MILITARY NATIONAL SECURITY AND MILITARY CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY KUBE. CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY KUBE. COURTNEY, IN HIS ANNOUNCEMENT, COURTNEY, IN HIS ANNOUNCEMENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO TALKED A PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE REGION’S OIL AND LOT ABOUT THE REGION’S OIL AND YOU HAVE SOME NEW REPORTING THIS YOU HAVE SOME NEW REPORTING THIS MORNING ON U.S. TROOP MOVEMENTS MORNING ON U.S. TROOP MOVEMENTS IN THE AREA. IN THE AREA. TELL US ABOUT IT. TELL US ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, MIKA,>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, MIKA, SO WE KNOW NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP SO WE KNOW NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID VERY CLEARLY YESTERDAY, SAID VERY CLEARLY YESTERDAY, THAT U.S. TROOPS WOULD HAVE THIS THAT U.S. TROOPS WOULD HAVE THIS NEW MISSION OF SECURING OIL IN NEW MISSION OF SECURING OIL IN SYRIA AND TALKED ABOUT THE SYRIA AND TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MISSION. IMPORTANCE OF THAT MISSION. WE NOW HAVE SEEN THE FIRST OF WE NOW HAVE SEEN THE FIRST OF THOSE DEPLOYMENTS MOVE HERE FROM THOSE DEPLOYMENTS MOVE HERE FROM HERE IN IRBIL IN SYRIA DRIVING HERE IN IRBIL IN SYRIA DRIVING TOWARD THE REGION WHERE MANY OF TOWARD THE REGION WHERE MANY OF THE TROOPS WILL BE BASED. THE TROOPS WILL BE BASED. WE DON’T HAVE A SENSE OF EXACTLY WE DON’T HAVE A SENSE OF EXACTLY HOW MANY THERE WILL BE. HOW MANY THERE WILL BE. WE KNOW THERE WILL BE SOME LIGHT WE KNOW THERE WILL BE SOME LIGHT ARMORED VEHICLES. ARMORED VEHICLES. THEY MOVED IN ON LIGHTLY ARMED THEY MOVED IN ON LIGHTLY ARMED VEHICLES THAT WE’VE SEEN VEHICLES THAT WE’VE SEEN THROUGHOUT IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN THROUGHOUT IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. THEY ALSO WILL HAVE TANKS, THEY ALSO WILL HAVE TANKS, THOUGH. THOUGH. SO THAT INDICATES THAT NOT ONLY SO THAT INDICATES THAT NOT ONLY ARE THE U.S. MILITARY TROOPS WHO ARE THE U.S. MILITARY TROOPS WHO ARE GOING IN THERE, ARE THEY ARE GOING IN THERE, ARE THEY WORRIED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR WORRIED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME KIND OF A CLASH WITH ISIS, SOME KIND OF A CLASH WITH ISIS, BUT THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE BUT THEY’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR ACTUALLY POTENTIAL FOR ACTUALLY CONFRONTATIONS WITH MORE HEAVILY CONFRONTATIONS WITH MORE HEAVILY ARMED ADVERSARIES. ARMED ADVERSARIES. IN THIS CASE, IT WOULD LIKELY BE IN THIS CASE, IT WOULD LIKELY BE RUSSIA OR THE SYRIAN REGIME. RUSSIA OR THE SYRIAN REGIME. BOTH OF THEM BORDER THIS AREA, BOTH OF THEM BORDER THIS AREA, RIGHT ALONG THE EUPHRATES RIVER RIGHT ALONG THE EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY. VALLEY. SO IT PROVES IN FACT THE U.S. SO IT PROVES IN FACT THE U.S. MILITARY IS AT LEAST CONCERNED MILITARY IS AT LEAST CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS NEW DEPLOYMENT THEY COULD HAVE NEW DEPLOYMENT THEY COULD HAVE SOME KIND OF A CONFRONTATION. SOME KIND OF A CONFRONTATION. WE ALSO KNOW THAT THIS NEW WE ALSO KNOW THAT THIS NEW MISSION WILL HAVE A SMALLER MISSION WILL HAVE A SMALLER FOOTPRINT THAN WHAT WE’VE SEEN FOOTPRINT THAN WHAT WE’VE SEEN WITH THE U.S. TROOPS THERE, FOR WITH THE U.S. TROOPS THERE, FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. WITH THIS SMALLER FOOTPRINT OF WITH THIS SMALLER FOOTPRINT OF COURSE, LEADS TO THE POSSIBILITY COURSE, LEADS TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WILL BE LESS THAT THERE WILL BE LESS OPPORTUNITIES TO GATHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GATHER INTELLIGENCE ON THE GROUND. INTELLIGENCE ON THE GROUND. THERE WILL BE LESS WORKING WITH THERE WILL BE LESS WORKING WITH PARTNERS THERE ON THE GROUND. PARTNERS THERE ON THE GROUND. SO THE RAID THAT WE SAW OVER THE SO THE RAID THAT WE SAW OVER THE WEEKEND, THAT KILLED ABU BAKR WEEKEND, THAT KILLED ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI, THE ISIS LEADER, AL-BAGHDADI, THE ISIS LEADER, THINGS LIKE THAT WILL NOT ONLY THINGS LIKE THAT WILL NOT ONLY BE LESS LIKELY BUT MUCH RISKIER BE LESS LIKELY BUT MUCH RISKIER WITH U.S. TROOPS GOING FORWARD WITH U.S. TROOPS GOING FORWARD WITHOUT THIS PRESENCE IN THE WITHOUT THIS PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>IF I COULD JUST ASK, HAVING>>IF I COULD JUST ASK, HAVING VISITED THAT AREA ON VARIOUS VISITED THAT AREA ON VARIOUS TRIP, I’M CURIOUS IF WE’RE GOING TRIP, I’M CURIOUS IF WE’RE GOING TO BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE TO BE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SYRIAN KURDS WHO ARE OUR ALLIES SYRIAN KURDS WHO ARE OUR ALLIES THERE TO HELP THEM PROTECT THE THERE TO HELP THEM PROTECT THE OIL AND HAVE THAT AS A OIL AND HAVE THAT AS A BARGAINING CHIP, OR WHETHER BARGAINING CHIP, OR WHETHER WE’RE NOW IN THE BARGAINING CHIP WE’RE NOW IN THE BARGAINING CHIP BUSINESS OURSELVES. BUSINESS OURSELVES. DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF THAT? DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF THAT?>>Reporter: SO THE U.S.>>Reporter: SO THE U.S. MILITARY INSISTS THAT THE U.S. MILITARY INSISTS THAT THE U.S. WILL BE PARTNERING WITH AND WILL BE PARTNERING WITH AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SYRIAN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES IN THE SECURE DEMOCRATIC FORCES IN THE SECURE THE OIL MISSION, THIS IS REALLY THE OIL MISSION, THIS IS REALLY THEY’RE TEMPT TO SALVAGE WHAT THEY’RE TEMPT TO SALVAGE WHAT HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS NOW OF HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS NOW OF HEADLINES ABOUT HOW THE U.S. IS HEADLINES ABOUT HOW THE U.S. IS ABANDONING THE KURDS. ABANDONING THE KURDS. THEY REALLY WANT TO REINFORCE THEY REALLY WANT TO REINFORCE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE SDF. THE SDF. ONE THING I WAS STRUCK BY AND ONE THING I WAS STRUCK BY AND DAVID, YOU KNOW THIS AS WELL IN DAVID, YOU KNOW THIS AS WELL IN YOUR COVERAGE OF THIS REGION AND YOUR COVERAGE OF THIS REGION AND PARTICULARLY SYRIA, I WAS STRUCK PARTICULARLY SYRIA, I WAS STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BY THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SO HOPELY SAID THAT THE U.S. SO HOPELY SAID THAT THE U.S. MILITARY MAY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR MILITARY MAY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE OIL. THE OIL. THAT IS A STEEP DEPARTURE FROM THAT IS A STEEP DEPARTURE FROM WHAT WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT U.S. WHAT WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT U.S. MILITARY MISSIONS IN THIS REGION MILITARY MISSIONS IN THIS REGION FOR TWO, NEARLY TWO DECADES NOW. FOR TWO, NEARLY TWO DECADES NOW. THE U.S. HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED THE U.S. HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT THE WAR, THAT THE PRESENCE THAT THE WAR, THAT THE PRESENCE HERE, THE CONFLICTS, ARE NOT HERE, THE CONFLICTS, ARE NOT ABOUT OIL, AND THE PEOPLE WHO ABOUT OIL, AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN CLAIMING THAT HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN CLAIMING THAT FOR YEARS HAVE GENERALLY BEEN FOR YEARS HAVE GENERALLY BEEN THE ADVERSARIES. THE ADVERSARIES. AL QAEDA AND WHAT NOT. AL QAEDA AND WHAT NOT. WHO CLAIM THAT THE U.S. IS JUST WHO CLAIM THAT THE U.S. IS JUST COMING IN HERE BECAUSE THEY WANT COMING IN HERE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO TAKE THE REGION’S OIL. TO TAKE THE REGION’S OIL.>>AND YES, OF COURSE, DONALD>>AND YES, OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP, ONCE AGAIN, RECONFIRMING TRUMP, ONCE AGAIN, RECONFIRMING ALL OF OUR ENEMY’S WORST ALL OF OUR ENEMY’S WORST SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE UNITED SUSPICIONS ABOUT THE UNITED STATES. STATES. COURTNEY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COURTNEY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>>SO RICHARD, HERE WE HAVE>>>SO RICHARD, HERE WE HAVE DONALD TRUMP’S OBSESSION WITH DONALD TRUMP’S OBSESSION WITH THE OIL AND YOU KNOW, WE COME ON THE OIL AND YOU KNOW, WE COME ON OUR SHOW AND SAY I’M GOING TO GO OUR SHOW AND SAY I’M GOING TO GO INTO THIS COUNTRY, OR THAT INTO THIS COUNTRY, OR THAT COUNTRY, AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP COUNTRY, AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP THE OIL, AND OF COURSE, THE OIL, AND OF COURSE, EVERYTHING HE WAS SAYING WAS IN EVERYTHING HE WAS SAYING WAS IN VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS, VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS, BUT OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP BUT OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THAT, BUT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THAT, BUT HERE YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP’S HERE YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP’S OBSESSION WITH PROTECTING OIL, OBSESSION WITH PROTECTING OIL, INSTEAD OF PROTECTING OUR INSTEAD OF PROTECTING OUR KURDISH ALLIES, HIS OBSESSION IN KURDISH ALLIES, HIS OBSESSION IN DEFENDING OIL FIELDS, INSTEAD OF DEFENDING OIL FIELDS, INSTEAD OF DEFENDING ISRAEL, FROM THE DEFENDING ISRAEL, FROM THE SPREAD OF IRAN, AND RUSSIA, AND SPREAD OF IRAN, AND RUSSIA, AND OTHER ENEMIES OF ISRAEL. OTHER ENEMIES OF ISRAEL. IT CERTAINLY SEEMS BACKWARD AT IT CERTAINLY SEEMS BACKWARD AT BEST. BEST.>>YOU’RE RIGHT.>>YOU’RE RIGHT. BOTH IN THE GULF WAR AND THE BOTH IN THE GULF WAR AND THE IRAQ WAR, ONLY PEOPLE ON THE IRAQ WAR, ONLY PEOPLE ON THE LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY, OR PEOPLE LEFT IN THIS COUNTRY, OR PEOPLE IN THE REGION WHO HAD NO IN THE REGION WHO HAD NO INTEREST IN US MADE THE CLAIM INTEREST IN US MADE THE CLAIM THAT IT WAS ABOUT OIL AND THAT IT WAS ABOUT OIL AND COMMERCIAL ACCESS. COMMERCIAL ACCESS. SO IT’S QUITE STUNNING. SO IT’S QUITE STUNNING. IT NEVER WAS. IT NEVER WAS. THE ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN IT, THE ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN IT, JOE, IS THIS PRESIDENT, UNLIKE JOE, IS THIS PRESIDENT, UNLIKE ALL OF HIS PREDECESSORS SEES ALL OF HIS PREDECESSORS SEES U.S. FOREIGN POLICY NOT ABOUT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY NOT ABOUT STRATEGIC INTERESTS, NOT ABOUT STRATEGIC INTERESTS, NOT ABOUT PRINCIPLE HELPING PEOPLE AND PRINCIPLE HELPING PEOPLE AND PROMOTING DEMOCRACY, HE SEES IT PROMOTING DEMOCRACY, HE SEES IT THROUGH A VERY NARROW LENS, WHAT THROUGH A VERY NARROW LENS, WHAT HE THINKS IS GOOD FOR THE HE THINKS IS GOOD FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. AMERICAN ECONOMY. AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT HIS TRADE AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT HIS TRADE POLICY, AND OTHER THINGS, THAT’S POLICY, AND OTHER THINGS, THAT’S THE COMMON THREAD. THE COMMON THREAD. SO THIS IS NOT A STRATEGIC SO THIS IS NOT A STRATEGIC APPROACH FIGHTING TERRORISM, APPROACH FIGHTING TERRORISM, FIGHTING PROLIFERATION, HELPING FIGHTING PROLIFERATION, HELPING ALLIES, AND SO FORTH. ALLIES, AND SO FORTH. RATHER, IT’S A VERY NARROW LENS, RATHER, IT’S A VERY NARROW LENS, OR PRISM, THROUGH WHICH TO VIEW OR PRISM, THROUGH WHICH TO VIEW OUR INTERESTS IN THE REGION. OUR INTERESTS IN THE REGION. AND THE WORLD. AND THE WORLD. AND AS YOU SAY, IT GIVES AND AS YOU SAY, IT GIVES AMMUNITION TO OUR ENEMIES AMMUNITION TO OUR ENEMIES BECAUSE THEY SAY, YOU KNOW, OUR BECAUSE THEY SAY, YOU KNOW, OUR INTERESTS ARE NOT SOMETHING INTERESTS ARE NOT SOMETHING LARGER, WE’RE ONLY AFTER TAKING LARGER, WE’RE ONLY AFTER TAKING THINGS THAT ARE NOT OURS. THINGS THAT ARE NOT OURS. SO IT MAKES NO SENSE SO IT MAKES NO SENSE STRATEGICALLY. STRATEGICALLY. AND LIKE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS AND LIKE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS WE’VE SEEN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, WE’VE SEEN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, IT IS PROBABLY IT IS PROBABLY COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE. COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.>>WELL, AND TALK ABOUT>>WELL, AND TALK ABOUT JONATHAN, THE CONTRADICTION, JONATHAN, THE CONTRADICTION, WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT RIPPING OUR FORCES OUT OF ABOUT RIPPING OUR FORCES OUT OF SYRIA, 2000 OR SO FORCES IN SYRIA, 2000 OR SO FORCES IN SYRIA, HOLDING BACK THE RUSSIAN, SYRIA, HOLDING BACK THE RUSSIAN, HOLDING BACK THE TURKS, THE HOLDING BACK THE TURKS, THE SYRIANS, THE IRANIANS, ISIS, SYRIANS, THE IRANIANS, ISIS, DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB A DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB A SMALL FOOTPRINT BUT WITH MASSIVE SMALL FOOTPRINT BUT WITH MASSIVE POSITIVE RAMIFICATIONS FOR U.S. POSITIVE RAMIFICATIONS FOR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. FOREIGN POLICY. BUT DONALD TRUMP SAYING NO, I BUT DONALD TRUMP SAYING NO, I WANT TO END ENDLESS WARS AND WANT TO END ENDLESS WARS AND BRINGING THE TROOPS HOME. BRINGING THE TROOPS HOME. THESE KIDS NEED TO BE HOME. THESE KIDS NEED TO BE HOME. AND THAT WAS THE ARGUMENT THAT AND THAT WAS THE ARGUMENT THAT REPUBLICANS SAID, WELL, TRUMP REPUBLICANS SAID, WELL, TRUMP SAID, AND HERE WE SEE A COUPLE SAID, AND HERE WE SEE A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER, DONALD TRUMP, IS OF WEEKS LATER, DONALD TRUMP, IS GOING TO KEEP TROOPS THERE. GOING TO KEEP TROOPS THERE. NOT BRING THEM HOME. NOT BRING THEM HOME. TO, ONE, DEFEND OIL. TO, ONE, DEFEND OIL. AND TWO, INSTEAD OF OUR ALLIES, AND TWO, INSTEAD OF OUR ALLIES, DEFEND OIL AND NOT OUR ALLIES, DEFEND OIL AND NOT OUR ALLIES, AND TWO, TO GO TO SAUDI ARABIA, AND TWO, TO GO TO SAUDI ARABIA, WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN EFFECT PAID PERSMERCENARIES WHIC EFFECT PAID PERSMERCENARIES WHIC REALLY EXPANDS UPON WHAT RICHARD REALLY EXPANDS UPON WHAT RICHARD HAAS JUST SAID, AGAIN, AS WE HAAS JUST SAID, AGAIN, AS WE ALWAYS SAY, IF YOU WANT TO ALWAYS SAY, IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND DONALD TRUMP’S UNDERSTAND DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY, YOU NEED TO LOOK FOREIGN POLICY, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT HIS BOTTOM LINE. AT HIS BOTTOM LINE. HIS OWN PERSONAL BOTTOM LINE. HIS OWN PERSONAL BOTTOM LINE. NOT EVEN THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE NOT EVEN THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. HE BRAGS ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF HE BRAGS ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT THE SAUDIS HAVE GIVEN HIM. SAUDIS HAVE GIVEN HIM. AND HERE YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP AND HERE YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP DOING WHAT? DOING WHAT? TAKING TROOPS OUT OF SYRIA, AND TAKING TROOPS OUT OF SYRIA, AND REPLACING THEM AND PUTTING THEM REPLACING THEM AND PUTTING THEM DOWN INTO SAUDI ARABIA. DOWN INTO SAUDI ARABIA. THE KIDS AREN’T COMING HOME. THE KIDS AREN’T COMING HOME. THEY’RE PROTECTING OIL IN SYRIA, THEY’RE PROTECTING OIL IN SYRIA, AND THEY’RE PROTECTING THE AND THEY’RE PROTECTING THE SAUDIS’ OIL. SAUDIS’ OIL.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND BECAUSE THE SAUDIS WILL PAY AND BECAUSE THE SAUDIS WILL PAY FOR IT. FOR IT. AND THESE OTHER AMERICAN TROOPS, AND THESE OTHER AMERICAN TROOPS, THEY AREN’T COMING HOME, THEY THEY AREN’T COMING HOME, THEY HAVE BEEN SHIFTED AND EITHER HAVE BEEN SHIFTED AND EITHER STAYING IN SYRIA TO PROTECT THE STAYING IN SYRIA TO PROTECT THE OIL FIELDS AND SOME HAVE GONE, OIL FIELDS AND SOME HAVE GONE, MOVED TO IRAQ BUT THEY’RE NOT MOVED TO IRAQ BUT THEY’RE NOT COMING HOME DESPITE THE COMING HOME DESPITE THE PRESIDENT’S PROMISES, DESPITE PRESIDENT’S PROMISES, DESPITE HIM CLAIMING THAT HE IS KEEPING HIM CLAIMING THAT HE IS KEEPING ONE OF HIS CAMPAIGN PLEDGES. ONE OF HIS CAMPAIGN PLEDGES. THAT’S NOT WHAT IS GOING ON THAT’S NOT WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. HERE. THE PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE THE PRESIDENT AND THE WHITE HOUSE WILL TRY TO USE THE HOUSE WILL TRY TO USE THE SUCCESS YESTERDAY TO SELL THEIR SUCCESS YESTERDAY TO SELL THEIR SYRIA POLICY. SYRIA POLICY. TO SELL THE MOVEMENT, THE TO SELL THE MOVEMENT, THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE TROOPS FROM WITHDRAWAL OF THE TROOPS FROM MOST OF SYRIA, AND TRY TO GET MOST OF SYRIA, AND TRY TO GET SUPPORT FROM REPUBLICAN SENATORS SUPPORT FROM REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO REALLY ARE OPPOSED TO. WHO REALLY ARE OPPOSED TO.>>IT THE SAME REPUBLICAN>>IT THE SAME REPUBLICAN SENATORS MIND YOU WHO WOULD HOLD SENATORS MIND YOU WHO WOULD HOLD THE PRESIDENT’S FATE IN THEIR THE PRESIDENT’S FATE IN THEIR HANDS, WILL THEY GET TO AN HANDS, WILL THEY GET TO AN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL SOMETIME NEXT IMPEACHMENT TRIAL SOMETIME NEXT YEAR BUT I THINK THAT IS A HARD YEAR BUT I THINK THAT IS A HARD ARGUMENT TO MAKE AND I WOULD ARGUMENT TO MAKE AND I WOULD SIMPLY SAY “THE NEW YORK TIMES” SIMPLY SAY “THE NEW YORK TIMES” SUB-HEAD ON THE MAIN STORY SUB-HEAD ON THE MAIN STORY TODAY, IS SIMPLY THIS. TODAY, IS SIMPLY THIS. PRESIDENT KNEW OF HUNT. PRESIDENT KNEW OF HUNT. HIS SYRIA WITHDRAWAL MADE IT HIS SYRIA WITHDRAWAL MADE IT HARDER. HARDER. AND I THINK THAT THAT IS WHERE AND I THINK THAT THAT IS WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW. WE ARE RIGHT NOW. IS THAT THERE IS STILL, THIS IS IS THAT THERE IS STILL, THIS IS CERTAINLY A VICTORY HERE, IN THE CERTAINLY A VICTORY HERE, IN THE SHORT TERM, BUT THEY’RE GOING TO SHORT TERM, BUT THEY’RE GOING TO BE LONG-TERM RAMIFICATIONS AND BE LONG-TERM RAMIFICATIONS AND IT DOES NOT, I THINK, WILL NOT IT DOES NOT, I THINK, WILL NOT SILENCE THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SILENCE THE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S FOREIGN POLICY THE PRESIDENT’S FOREIGN POLICY IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>>COMING UP, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S>>>COMING UP, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY SAYS BEFORE LEAVING THE SAYS BEFORE LEAVING THE ADMINISTRATION, HE WARNED THE ADMINISTRATION, HE WARNED THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY PRESIDENT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPEACHMENT. OF IMPEACHMENT. BUT TRUMP IS HITTING BACK, BUT TRUMP IS HITTING BACK, SAYING IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. SAYING IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. THAT BACK AND FORTH AND WHERE

100 Replies to “US Troops Have New Mission Of Securing Oil In Syria | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. He'll just hand that over to Putin, like he did with the broader. So Putin can gain more control of foreign countries. Think about it, look at the big picture.

  2. Now, like Trump said once, “ the US army is not meant to be “policing” so how can we name the actions of the US army future to take place at the oil wells?🤷🏻‍♂️🤔

  3. This is BLOOD MONEY. NO Good can come with such evil intent.
    DT wants to bring about Armageddon for his Fundi Followers. Prophecy is meaningless if you have to force it. Morons.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arwTvFPvpBQ

  4. There''s a first! I've never before heard a U.S. President admit that these now permanent wars are really just about coveting and controlling the oil resources of other countries.

  5. Trump does NOT have even the slightest care for American interests. The only interests he is concerned with are 1) himself and 2) keeping his master Putin happy. The American people and the American nation rate ZERO in his interests. He is a traitor. Please stop attempting to "analyze" his actions as if he had something to do with America.

  6. He said he was bringing our men home when he walked out on the Kurds. How is he justifying this now to his Trumpsters?

  7. America admitting they just rob resources of countries they dont care. Treat Americans in your countries like Americans treat the world.what comes around goes around

  8. Dumb Joe, protecting the oil from getting back to ISIS is the best decision Trump just made. The revenue will be use by the Kurdish forces and also to take care of the America forces there.

  9. Trump does notthink the oil will be America's… he wants it for himself … after all… he think´s HE is America! He 's plannig to proft personally of the oil!

  10. Oh yes the oil We have more oil here in the states, and dough boy puts protection there instead of protection the people? What a sick Asswipe

  11. Our pathetic govt. Way overseas killing and fighting for oil while we have a crumbling middle class and China is building electric cars, amassing gold and preparing plantations for our new American reality.

  12. I wish those troops could refuse to follow these orders. Clearly, the so called “commander in chief” is lawless, and amoral. Out troops are officially being used as mercenaries.

  13. Trump illiterates didn't care dumb stubborn. Fake president Agent for Russian shameful..
    the worst parasite monster ever walked on this planet Trump puppets traders Antichrist..disgrace nightmare in history…God helps USA out the hand of evil

  14. Blood for oil- here we go again! We only get 11% of our oil from Saudi Arabia and probably nothing from Syria. most of our oil actually comes what we import comes from Canada – a huge percentage of imported oil comes from Canada like 45%. Wow these Republicans basically try to cover up the real reason why we're in the Middle East and George W along with Cheney in particular made it profound excuse for us to invade Iraq which had nothing to do with 9- 11.

  15. Sickening…… proposing a fight over that which you do not own. This is why people don’t trust us. My God man where is thy decency or sense of morals?

  16. So, according to Trump, the American military presence in the Middle East is at this point really just a heist.

    Nice one.

  17. So USA invasion Iraq and destroyed half of Iraqi people and for make peace as USA complain and now Syria we will fight terrorism and ISIS and made freedom for the land it's not for us . It's just a big movie stealing killing for just play the card of oil …. This what USA Can do freedom ….

  18. What a total crock of B.S. "Syrian Democratic Army" and the "Free Syrian Army" that btw, Turkey is using, is just a rebranding of Al CIAdia (Al Qaeda) and then both rebranded as ISIS. However, Israel has been receiving cheap oil from those oil wells, first with ISIS trucking it through Turkey where Erodan and his family took their cut then refined it and sent it on to Israel. The Kurds were also shipping the oil to Israel as well. Trump being the puppet POTUS of Israel, no doubt be sending it on to his special Nation of high dollar donors. Get out of Syria and give the Syrian ppl their oil back.

  19. Syrian government didn’t ask US for help, they ask Russia. US is illegal in this country and is interested only in oil, nothing else. They are stealing from anyone they can. Simple US policy, steal, steal and again steal.

  20. This president could never please the commie leftists. Now they got what they wanted, but aren't happy because it is for the wrong reasons.

  21. It is all about the OIL OF SYRIA according to Trump, the president of USA. And, many SMART people who comment for this video try to explain what is happening in Syria by DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, CHRİSTİANİTY, ISLAM, KURDS, ARABS etc.

    IDIOTS!!!!!!!

  22. The ugliest of ugly Americans. In case you don't know what an Ugly American is, check out Lederer and Burdick, The Ugly American, 1956. It's an historical novel about what made other nations hate Americans. Add it to your list of unread literature which makes you among those least qualified to vote.

  23. So the US can simply annex whatever natural resources in whichever country they want? And Joe seems surprised. Venezuela?

  24. How come this is not on the news About Donald Trump wanting to take the oil all I see on the news is him saying is we are going to secure the Oil Supposedly the media is against him all the time If that was the case the media will be having a field day with this but I don’t see this on television at all This must be fake news and made up

  25. "After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out." When USA troop March to Syria,they say they fight for kudish people,now we all know they fight for oil. Hahaha

  26. Same thing going on in Venezuela.. US is trying to sanction and do a regime change in Venezuela to get their hands on Venezuelan oil.. same thing in Iran.. its all about oil!

  27. Looting, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory…pillage is prohibited by international law, and constitutes a war crime (Wikipedia)

  28. But the oil does not belong to the united states. it belongs to Syria and its people. They need to it to rebuild their nation that is nothing but rubble. Is Trump stupid and thinks the oil is his?

  29. TRUMP …….. WELCOMES KURDS!! TOO!!! EASTERN SYRiA AS WE CREATE @ NEW KUWAiT!! ….. GOOD JOBS!! GOOD!! ScHOOLS!! GREAT HEALTH CARE!! ….. ONLY CATCH ONLY FiRST 400,000 CiViLiLAN FAmiLiES WELCOME!! TOO!! SHARE iN 58PERCENT OF FORMER SYrIAN GDP!! WiTH 48Billi FOR ONE Milli CiTiZENS WE WiLL TURN THE DESERT COUNTRY iNTO @ NEW SYriAN KURDiSTAN PROTECTED 24/7 BY USA AiRPOWER!! @ND LOCAL FiRST CLASS KURD FiGHTERS TRAiNED ARMED WiTH OiL MONEY!! …… WELCOME!! BUT BE QUiCK FORMER DiER AZOR!! RiSEDENT!!

  30. Disgusting. Trump has been talking about stealing oil from occupied countries for decades. The US is flush with fracked oil. We don't need stolen oil like we don't need Trump coal. Trump is a moron.

  31. The Prophet Muhammad said: "The Hour will not come to pass before the river Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight Ninety-nine of every hundred will die [in the fighting] and every man among them will say, 'Maybe I'm the only one to remain
    its what our prophet mohammed ( saw) saying,, maybe its helpfull for every 1

  32. HEY !!! You in the Middle we'll CALL YOU MORON…

    Talking Sh*t about Trump
    THAT WAS A GENIUS MOVE ON TRUMPS PART

    TO MAKE THE ENEMY THINK WE WERE REMOVING OUR🇺🇸SOLDIERS…SO HE COULD DO EXACTLY WHAT TRUMP WANTED HIM TO DO…

    PUT HIS GUARD DOWN…SO TRUMP CAN TAKE HIM OUT…
    "BRILLIANT" JUST
    "BRILLANT" TRUMP💪

    YOU in the middle your a MORON…YOU Need to be FIRED for YOUR STUPIDITY…

  33. this propaganda video is hilarious . would you rather he lie like every other president who has done the exact same thing. ( Obama and bush "secured" oil with your troops exactly the same but lied about it ) . but TDS is in full force .
    allegedly

  34. Hahahahahaha LoL all you regular American people get ready you are about to be forced to go to Armageddon aka WW3 against Russia, China, Iran and North Korea in the middle east.
    No Americans will come home once you go you'll never see your families again.

  35. Rich world bankers interested in oil only without the pretense of principle and with the quiet part out loud. This is the only difference from the same old same old.

  36. One of the 10 commandments says: Though shalt not steal!
    Maybe the USA are now officially switching from "In God we trust" to "on God's commands we spit".
    The Syrian oil is property of the people of Syria. Every attempt to take the oil away is a criminal action.
    There should be international sanctions against the axis of oil thieves led by the USA.

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