This 23 October 2019 video from the USA says about itself:
Donald J Trump just said he’s keeping U.S. troops in Syria to keep guard on the oil and he’ll be deciding on what to do with it all.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Trump sends troops to steal Syrian oil
WHEN US President Donald Trump abruptly announced on October 9 that all US troops would be pulled out of northern Syria, his administration indicated that it was preparing for a full withdrawal from the country in the coming weeks.
Trump dumped his former Kurdish allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who had fought and defeated the Islamic State (ISIS) and were hailed as US ‘allies’, leaving them open to Turkish invasion.
In one of his tweets, Trump said at the time: ‘Very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting along the Turkish border, for a change … Others may want to come in and fight for one side or the other. Let them!’ Immediately, the Syrian army moved into the northern region of Syria to confront the Turkish invaders.
On Wednesday, the Syrian government issued a call on the Kurdish-led SDF to join the ranks of the national army to help defend the country from Turkish aggression. …
Having promised to pull all US troops out of the country, Trump has now ordered US troops into the southeast of the country to take over its oil fields.
Trump was referring to the oil fields in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province that the SDF drove ISIS out of in 2017.
ISIS had used the oil from these fields, smuggled through Turkey, to fund its terrorist operations … Now US imperialism has taken on the role and is promising to go to war with anyone over their right to steal Syria’s oil.
Trump doesn’t care that this oil is the rightful property of the Syrian state and that seizing it constitutes a crime under international law. He didn’t even try to pretend that the US was ‘protecting’ the oil fields from terrorists.
In fact, Russia this week published satellite images taken last month that show trucks guarded by US troops and private military companies.
Commenting on the evidence, the Russian defence ministry spokesman said that these convoys ‘smuggle oil from fields in the eastern part of Syria to other countries’ …
Trump is prepared to go to war with the Syrian army, supported by Russia and Kurdish forces in order to keep hold of this stolen wealth.
The Pentagon has explicitly stated that US troops being redeployed to occupy Syria’s oil fields are prepared to unleash “overwhelming force,” including against troops loyal to Syria’s own government and the Russian and Iranian forces that support it: here.