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Response to former9thward (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 07:11 PM

24. Crude export is 25% of the country's revenue. It ...

... may not be a big player comparatively, but there is oil there, and it is a big part of the state economy.

But I don't disagree that perhaps the port and strategic location are the goals. Either way, Putin has his sights set on it.

And I don't disagree that we should get out. I'm just postulating on why Putin might have directed Trump to withdraw US forces. Trump's not doing it because it's good US policy (even if it happens to be). He's doing it because he was told to do it.

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