Max Blumenthal on Baghdadi’s death and Trump’s fake withdrawal in Syria

Max Blumenthal explains how the US-backed proxy war in Syria helped create the al-Qaeda safe haven where US forces killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; and how Trump, despite announcing a withdrawal, is continuing the proxy war by keeping US troops to steal Syria’s oil.

Guest: Max Blumenthal, Editor of The Grayzone and author of “The Management of Savagery.”


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By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS” by Dan Cohen

US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ – and have already killed hundreds over it” by Ben Norton

The US has backed 21 of the 28 ‘crazy’ militias leading Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria” by Max Blumenthal