US military going into Middle East was ‘worst decision ever’: Trump Oct 10, 2019 0 556 12345 AFPWashington,US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the US military becoming involved in the Middle East was the “worst decision ever made” and that he was ensuring the safe return of troops.Trump has faced a bipartisan storm of criticism since a surprise announcement by the White House on Sunday that Washington was pulling back 50 to 100 “special operators” from Syria’s northern frontier.“GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE!” the president tweeted in reference to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.The United States is estimated to have between 60,000 and 80,000 troops across the area covered by US Central Command, which includes Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.Trump bemoaned what he called the “eight trillion-dollar” bill for “fighting and policing” in the Middle East, and the thousands of US soldiers who had been killed or wounded in battle.“Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” Trump said.Syria’s Kurds called up civilians on Wednesday to defend against a Turkish assault feared to be imminent despite Trump’s insistence the United States has not abandoned its Kurdish allies. RELATED ARTICLES Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize Oct 10, 2019 0 203 Two dead as German synagogue targeted in Yom Kippur attack Oct 10, 2019 0 204 Trump is most mentally ill human being in America, says Rihanna Oct 10, 2019 0 614 Britain, EU to hold last-ditch talks tomorrow as Brexit deadline looms AFP London Britain and the European Union on Wednesday agreed to hold last-ditch talks aimed at securing a Brexit deal with just days left to thrash out an agreement, as the two sides accuse each other of failing to .. Corbyn says he must head Brexit interim government if Johnson falls London (dpa) - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday insisted that he must be the one to lead any caretaker government to steer Britain away from a no-deal Brexit if Prime Minister Boris Johnson is forced out .. Bavarian mushrooms still radioactive 33 years after Chernobyl Munich: Certain varieties of wild mushroom in Bavaria are continuing to show traces of radioactive caesium-137, more than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, radiation monitoring officials reported on Wednesday. .. California turns off power to millions to prevent wildfires Los Angeles: Rolling blackouts affecting up to 800,000 customers began on Wednesday in parts of California as a utility company switched off power because of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires. Pacific .. Back from the dead: Some corals regrow after ‘fatal’ warming AFP Washington For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the world’s climate change-threatened reefs. The chance ..