Sanctions are too little too late. The Turkish attacks on a civilian population in northern Syria are now. The effects of sanctions won’t be felt for months or years.
And why this withdrawal? Allegedly to bring troops home, however, deploying troops to Saudi nullifies & invalidates that argument.
To protect Saudi pipelines from attacks by Iran? Had Trump honored the US agreements with Iran perhaps these attacks would not be taking place.
Or if Trump let the French President broker a deal with Iran we wouldn’t be in this position.
But Trump no longer sees the French & British as allies as they were in the last 2 wars, or a purpose for NATO thereby playing right into Putin’s hands, allowing Russia to control the Syrian pipeline while the Saudi pipelines are at risk from Iran!