Donald Trump has been itching to remove American troops from protecting the Kurds, who live in the northernmost part of Syria. He will be creating a bloodbath for the two million individuals who have lived there for centuries and fought by our side against ISIS. An unexpected source criticized Trump’s latest move against the Kurds.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was one of the most honorable, patriotic, and honest voices in the Senate. His best Senate friend Linssay Graham (R-SC) betrayed that friendship after McCain died. His sucking up to Trump has been almost embarrassing. Today, that changed.
Graham called POTUS’ actions against our great ally the Kurds a “stain on America’s honor.” The Kurds have fought side-by-side with U.S. troops in Syria. Now, Trump will betray them, much to the delight of Turkey’s and Russia’s dictators.
In his phone call to Fox & Friends, the former Lutenient Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve stepped up to the bar against Trump. He said he was not pleased, according to The USA Today newspaper:
‘…(by the) impulsive decision by the president. (It was) short-sighted and irresponsible (and has) undone all the gains we’ve made. (It has) thrown the region into further chaos.This to me is just unnerving to its core.’
Trump and family have business interests in Turkey. First Daughter Ivanka Trump sent a 2012 tweet complimenting the Turkish ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his help launching a Trump project in Istanbul:
‘Thank you Prime Minister Erdogan for joining us yesterday to celebrate the launch of #TrumpTowers Istanbul!’
Trump tweeted his excuse for pulling out of Syria prematurely:
‘The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so,” Trump added. He repeated his aversion to longterm U.S. military commitments overseas and said, “WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out.’
Graham did not mince words:
‘To say to the American people, “ISIS has been destroyed in Syria (is not true.)” (I will introduce a Senate resolution) asking for a reversal of this decision.’
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement that read:
‘Despite our efforts to avoid any military escalation with Turkey, the flexibility we have shown to move forward with the establishment of the border security mechanism, and the fulfillment of all our obligations in this regard, the US forces did not fulfill their obligations and withdrew their forces from the territories bordering with Turkey.’
The SDF continued:
‘(Turkey’s) invasion (would) have a major negative impact on our war on ISIS and will destroy all the stability achieved during the past years.’
The Kurdish military consists of ferocious women and men warriors, and they responded:
‘(We) will not hesitate for a moment to defend ourselves. (The called upon) Arabs Kurds, Syrians and Assyrians to join forces and stand with their legitimate forces to defend our country against this Turkish aggression.’
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released a statement on Sunday that read:
‘Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria (and U.S. forces) will not support or be involved in the operation.’
Trump claimed without any data to back up his decision:
‘…almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their “neighborhood.” They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!’
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