The president of the United States, just days ago, abandoned the nation’s Kurdish allies in Syria, leaving them open to attacks from Turkish forces. Turkey immediately began bombing the Kurds as soon as U.S. troops were pulled out of the area, and a portion of the Syrian border has already been overtaken by the Turks.
Now, the commander of the Kurdish forces has released a message for President Donald Trump, and it is anything but what Republicans want to hear.
See, the GOP touts themselves as being real patriots. They’re pro-military, pro-weapon, and pro-war, but when news broke of Trump leaving allies to be slaughtered for no apparent reason, none of them seemed to bat an eye.
This is what that Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi had to say about Trump’s betrayal:
“You have given up on us. You are leaving us to be slaughtered.”
“You are not willing to protect the people, but you do not want another force to come and protect us.”
“You have sold us. This is immoral.”
According to CNN:
He [Mazloum] insisted the US either help stop the Turkish attack or allow the Syrian Democratic Forces to strike a deal with the Assad regime in Damascus and their Russian backers, allowing Russian warplanes to enforce a no-fly zone over northeast Syria, thereby denying Turkey the ability to carry out airstrikes. The US does not want the Kurds turning to the Russians, administration officials say.
Mazloum continued his remarks to Trump:
“I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you’re not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region.”
Trump Secretary of Defense made up complete fabrications for the media. This is the official White House story:
“We are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria.”
“We remain in close coordination with the Syrian Democratic Forces who helped us destroy the physical caliphate of ISIS, but I will not place American service members in the middle of a longstanding conflict between the Turks and the Kurds, this is not why we are in Syria.”
Mazloum says he thought long and hard about going to the press over this, but was left with no choice:
“I’ve been holding myself for two days from going to the press and saying that America abandoned us and that I would like you to get out of our areas now so that I can invite Russian and regime planes to take over this airspace. Either you stop this bombing on our people now or move aside so we can let in the Russians.”