JD: Looks like the United States they’re racing Russia for a military position there in northeast Syria in a new air base located there. What do we know about this race?
KT: Jimmy what’s actually happening on the ground in northern Syria is significantly different from what you’re hearing in most of the national media in the United States and it’s just not true. The President has made very clear we would remain in Syria to protect the oil and to make sure that the Kurds in northern Syria could still benefit from the sales of that oil. The Russian’s have moved up into northern Syria along with the Turks to jointly patrol that border. They’re essentially replacing us.