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.
Bonespurs tower of rabble is what he really raises.
I would be actually pleased to have the US troops all the way out. But I’m actually peeved that we’re leaving in the lurch our staunchest allies in the area. It cannot be a good thing for the US’s reputation to do this.
Didn’t we royally screw over the Kurds after the first Iraqi war as well? I’m surprised they trusted the US this time around. If sure as hell wouldn’t have.
History has shown this far too often. It’s like dating someone who breaks your heart every time – America just screws ‘em & leaves ’em. And often the sex ain’t all that voluntary.
“SCREW LIVES, I’M MORE INTERESTED IN MONEY!!” D.J. trump.
This is Wrong.
How many cases of blood for money do we need. The man is responsible for all the Kurdish deaths.
“Borders on treason’ and in my opinion, murder.
The Kurds? How many of them voted for me? – The Double-Crosser In Chief
Republicans just don’t care.
The men and especially the women of Afghanistan will be next and when the Taliban finishes with them, the Reign of Terror France 1793 will be a footnote.
Unedited would be nice….TRUTH would be even better.
You don’t have to wait for the transcript of the phone call between Erdogan and the resident. Here’s the essence of what it’ll say:
Erdogan: “You know we hate the Kurds, right? And, because they’ve been helping you eradicate ISIS, they’ve bunched together nicely in northern Syria, where they make a nice fat, juicy target for us. The only problem is that, if we start laying waste to that area, as quickly and ruthlessly as we really want to, there are a bunch of US troops in the way who might get hurt, and we don’t want to piss off the USA any more than we have to.”
Mr. “Let’s Make a Deal”: “No worries. I’ll see to it that all our troops are pulled out of there right away. But, you know, that would be doing you a favor. What’s in it for me?”
Very good. Very, very good.
I hope America’s enemies, most CREATED by Trump, take their hatred out not on us, but rather, ON HIS PROPERTY.
He totally deserves it.
The Kurds will (perhaps) now release ~10K captive ISIS fighters, who Trump says “can go to Europe.” Europe? What does Mr. Trumpolini have against Europe? If I were European, I would be offended! Why does he have against us? I would begin to think “this is where Germany was in 1932.”
I would begin to think “is the US our friend, or our enemy?” I would be thinking “can the US be trusted, as far as we can throw it,” and “are we better off with the US, or without it?” And I would be thinking about who my true enemy is…
I would start thinking (more) about who the good guys are, and who are the bad actors, and I would start forming alliances with OTHER countries, and NOT with the US.
Not just trump Towers in Istanbul. I’m convinced Erdogan is doing other personal favors or has dirt on tiny. …
Far from being THE principal leader in the world, which the US was a half century ago, Donald Trump will put us back in the Stone Age… We have become the great pariahs of the planet, a threat to our very existence, and eventually, after unthinkable waves of violence, we will be conquered. That’s what we have to look forward to if we continue down this path, eventually if not sooner.
“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” Shakespeare’s Macbeth , Act II, scene ii.
“Quit bleeding all over my stuff, you jerks! You’ll hurt the property values!”
The last time a Republican abandoned an ally in the Middle East, we got 9-11 to pay us back. Wonder how many thousands of Americans will pay for Trump’s cowardice and perfidy? You could be one of them, just waiting for the hijacked plane through your window.
May 31, 2017