Facing immense pressure, Trump doubles down on Syria decision

Much has been said of US President Trump’s shocking decision to keep a major campaign promise, and get the United States out of Syria.

With the entire establishment, permanent state, neocon/neo-liberal warmonger class attacking Trump for his decision, the US president appears to be standing firm.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss U.S. President Trump’s bold stand to remain true (as it appears from judging his recent New Year’s Eve tweets) to his pledge that American troops will be leaving Syria.

See Also: (The Duran) – Bellingcat may have tipped off Russian FSB of Paul Whelan’s alleged espionage activity

News agency Interfax has confirmed that Russian authorities have brought espionage charges against an American citizen, Paul Whelan, who faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Russian investigative agencies have indicted U.S. citizen Paul Whelan for spying, an informed source told Interfax on Thursday.

“An indictment has been presented. Whelan dismisses it,” the source said.

It had been reported earlier that Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officials detained Whelan in Moscow on suspicion of spying on December 28.

“The FSB’s Investigative Directorate opened a criminal case against the U.S. citizen under Russian Criminal Code Article 276 (espionage),” the FSB told Interfax on December 31.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris go over the explosive story of espionage in Moscow, and the reasons why Paul Whelan may indeed be a spy, and how Russian authorities may have been tipped off of espionage activities courtesy of Atlantic Council-funded site Bellingcat.

Also: (The Duran) – The Duran Live: E20

Join Alexander Mercouris, Peter Lavelle, and Alex Christoforou to discuss:

Trump, Turkey and Syria
Russia, Turkey and Syria
Democrats take over House
US Government shutdown continues
China-US tensions rise
Alleged US spy under arrest in Russia
Macron escalates tension with Yellow Vest protestors
and much much more…

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