Donald Trump vil etablere safe zones i Syria. Beskjeden skal komme torsdag. De balanserer det midlertidige innreiseforbudet for mennesker fra land som USA ikke kan sjekke, deriblant Syria.
Barack Obama var redd for at USA skulle bli involvert. Hvis Trump «pulls this one off» har han stilt Obama i skammekroken på mindre enn en uke.
Han har også gjort de til skamme som mener han er en Putin-venn. Som Der Spiegel skriver: En flyforbudssone utfordrer Russland og Assad.
A separate order also would lay the groundwork for an escalation of U.S. military involvement in Syria by directing the Pentagon and the State Department to craft a plan to create safe zones for civilians fleeing the conflict there, those familiar with the plans said. Mr. Trump has said such safe zones could serve as an alternative to admitting refugees to the U.S.
News of the actions, which are expected Thursday, was met with distress across the Middle East. They point to a dramatic reshaping of America’s relations in the region by a president just days in office, when the U.S. is engaged on multiple fronts in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.
Obama-administrasjonen klarte aldri å bli enig om en aktiv politikk, takket være Obamas uvilje. I stedet overlot han initiativet til Putin.
Since Mr. Trump became president last Friday, the U.S. has admitted about 1,100 refugees, including 200 from Syria.
Establishing safe zones in Syria would mark an escalation in America’s military involvement there. In addition to the initial military buildup that likely would be needed to create the zones, ground troops and additional air power will be needed to protect them, military officials have said.
Such zones also could put U.S.-allied forces in dangerous proximity to foreign troops, including forces from Russia and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Men risiko avhenger av autoritet og styrke. Hvis Trump viser en voldsom energi og handlekraft kan det avskrekke andre aktører fra å teste ham ut.