Hours after Donald Trump announced that the US would be pulling out of Syria, since the Islamic State was “defeated,” the aforesaid Islamic State was launching an attack on in Syria. According to the British newspaper, the Telegraph, IS forces had attacked Kurdish troops with both armored vehicles and suicide bombers. Medialine, meanwhile, confirmed the story, noting that IS was targeting the “Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up primarily of Kurdish YPG units, in the eastern Hajin area, an attack being construed as a show of strength following the White House’s decision to vacate the country. “
In short, the disaster that Jim Mattis foretold is no longer mere prophecy. It is yesterday’s news.