Biden Raises Eyebrows After Declaring US Forces 'Don't Have Military' Troops in Syria for Combat
"There's a significantly greater threat to the United States from Syria; There's a significantly greater threat from East Africa; There's [significantly] greater threat to other places in the world than it is from the mountains of Afghanistan," the US president told ABC's George Stephanopoulos during the pre-recorded interview.
Biden went on to claim that US forces "don't have military in Syria" to ensure protection.
"And we have maintained the ability to have an over-the-horizon capability to take them out," Biden said of threats outside of Afghanistan. "We don't have military in Syria to make sure that we're gonna be protected"pic.twitter.com/YqCJFc4wwLhttps://t.co/VbfRdSq9Nl— Evan (@EvaughnCraig) August 19, 2021
In fact, the US has approximately 900 US troops stationed in Syria in support of their Kurdish allies, according to estimates published just last month.
In Biden’s interview with Stephanopoulos he said we have no military presence in Syria.— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) August 19, 2021
We have 900 troops there right now.
How does the man in charge of our military not even know where our military is?
Our adversaries are seeing ALL of this & taking notes!