According to an article released late Monday evening through the Wall Street Journal, President Trump plans to replace U.S. forces with an Arab Army once Islamic State militants have been defeated.
The goal of establishing an Arab-only control within the region is to prevent both the revival of an Islamic State presence and/or Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani from claiming the areas.
White House Officials have already discussed such a venture with Egypt, and expect Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to join the military caucus.
John Bolton, National Security Adviser, personally contacted Egypt to confirm their willingness.
“Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have all been approached with respect to financial support and more broadly to contribute,” commented the officials.
Last December, President Trump reportedly called Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to request $4 billion to be contributed, with the U.S. announcing in February $200 million would also be funded to “stabilize the region.”
Trump made known a global effort was in the works on Friday by stating, “We have asked our partners to take greater responsibility for securing their home region, including contributing larger amounts of money.”
Seems an “Arab Split” has officially occurred.
It will most definitely be interesting to see how the rest of Europe responds considering each of the European Union’s respective nations’ Muslim population is dramatically rising every single day.
Caleb Fernandez, writer at The Daily Lev.