The Kurds have been the most aggressive in fighting for interests of the United States (and themselves). Even in the Iraq war, while soldiers from the southern and western parts of Iraq often proved cowardly, it was always the Kurds who could be counted on.
More brave heroes sacrificed on the blood-stained altar of Trump’s greed.
While I, like many other anti-war PROgressives do support bringing our troops home from endless Middle East wars (other than as part of U.N.-sanctioned international peacekeeping operations), it has to be done in a responsible judicious manner — NOT by just abandoning our strongest allies and making rash moves, without even consulting military leaders, because foreign dictators (in whose countries you happen to own hotel properties) demand it.
We need the full UNEDITED transcripts of Trump’s call with Erdogan right before his treachery. What business deal did Erdogan offer Trump? Dirt on Biden? A threat to shut down (or take over) Trump Tower Istanbul?
We also need to see the full UNEDITED transcripts of Trump’s call with Putin (made prior to his call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky) and Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia as well as the full UNEDITED version of the call with Zelensky.
Trump’s decision to stab our ally in the back was done last Monday, October 7. Putin’s birthday. A big gift to Putin in terms of helping his ally, Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and his customer Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who is supposedly our NATO ally, but who bought military equipment from RUSSIA instead of the United States.
Trump’s treachery borders on treason.
May 31, 2017