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    White House: Turkey to invade Northern Syria

    By Zeke Miller | AP
    October 6 at 11:59 PM
    WASHINGTON — The White House said Sunday that Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria, renewing fears of a slaughter of Kurdish fighters allied with the U.S. in a yearslong campaign against the Islamic State group.

    The news was released by the White House at 11 p.m. on a Sunday night.

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      This is difficult.

      Trump campaigned on getting out such entanglements. But ISTM we have never really lived up to commitments we made to the Kurds decades ago.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Juvenal View Post
        White House: Turkey to invade Northern Syria

        By Zeke Miller | AP
        October 6 at 11:59 PM
        WASHINGTON — The White House said Sunday that Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria, renewing fears of a slaughter of Kurdish fighters allied with the U.S. in a yearslong campaign against the Islamic State group.

        The news was released by the White House at 11 p.m. on a Sunday night.
        I don't like this either....
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          By all appearances, this is a rehash of the decision that spurred Mattis resignation, made late at night after a similar phone call with Erdogan, but this time without any feedback other than that necessary with his press secretary.

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            Trumps fellow tyrant, Erdogan made it clear that if and when the U.S. pulled out that he would go in an attack our allies, the Kurds, who basically did the work in defeating Isis for us, costing the lives of 10,000 Kurd soldiers with tens of thousands more wounded. Trump, what a piece of crap! He's also showing our allies all over the world, like the old Soviet states, that the U.S. can't be trusted or depended upon. Putin must be ecstatic with his man in the White House!

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            • #7
              Trump turns his back on the Kurds.

              Trump shames the US again:

              The US says it is stepping aside for an imminent Turkish operation against Kurdish-led forces within Syria that have until now been a key US ally.
              Kurdish militias played a major role in defeating the Islamic State (IS) group, but Turkey regards them as terrorists.
              BBC news

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                There is already a thread on this:http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...Kurdish-allies
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                  Originally posted by seer View Post
                  Hi seer. Thanks for the ‘heads up’.
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                  “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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                  • #10
                    PAT ROBERTSON WARNS TRUMP https://www.mediaite.com/trump/pat-r...syria-pullout/
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                    • #11
                      Why is anything Pat Robertson says slightly relevant? He's been obviously senile for at least 15 years.

                      (I can't find anything I disagree with in what he says other than that I disagree that the US has a "mandate of heaven" to begin with, but... yeah.)
                      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                        McConnell joins other Republicans in rebuking Trump’s Syria withdrawal

                        By Toluse Olorunnipa
                        October 7 at 3:36 PM
                        President Trump faced a swift torrent of Republican criticism Monday as lawmakers rebuked his plan to withdraw troops from northeast Syria, a move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would undermine U.S. national security and potentially bolster Islamic State terrorists

                        McConnell (R-Ky.), in a rare public split with Trump, said that a supermajority in the Senate disagreed with the president’s abrupt withdrawal announcement, raising the specter of veto-proof action to oppose the decision.

                        “A precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime,” McConnell said in a statement Monday. “And it would increase the risk that ISIS and other terrorist groups regroup.”

                        Everything points to Trump getting off the phone with Erdogan, grabbing his press secretary and pushing out a statement, not just without sharing his thoughts with anyone else, but deliberately avoiding input from anyone else.

                        The bright side, to the extent there is one, is the rapid mustering of dissent from all sides is likely to spell a quick retreat from Trump. Not even the hyperpartisans on TWeb think this was a good idea.

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                        • #13
                          He's keeping an election promise, the end. The problem is the timing of it. If he's going to get impeached, he doesn't want the MIC worshiping senators to turn on him for this. And I got to love the left siding with neocons on this issue. That's rich. Talk about TDS at all costs.
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                          • #14
                            Happily, Trump has “great and unmatched wisdom”, so, Kurds need not worry. What a relief!
                            “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                            “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                            “not all there” - you know who you are

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                            • #15
                              The PKK are literally communist terrorists. Trump is indeed wise to cut the alliance ASAP.
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