10 Questions To Ask About Trump’s Removal Of Troops From Syria

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    The U.S. foreign policy establishment has gone into meltdown mode since President Trump announced last week a withdrawal of several dozen troops from a corridor in northern Syria. American forces had been there since 2014, joined with a Kurdish splinter group to fight the notorious Sunni Arab terrorist organization, the Islamic State (ISIS).



    Trump made his decision after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but it was a long time coming. The Turks have been critical of U.S. support for an armed Kurdish organization they have considered the country’s most serious national security threat for five years. Trump’s move then should be seen in the context of his efforts to undo Obama administration policies, particularly its initiative to tilt away from traditional U.S. allies, like Turkey, and toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.



    The bipartisan anti-Trump din (amplified by prominent GOP lawmakers) denouncing the withdrawal has obscured not only Obama’s disastrous 2014 decision to team with a terrorist organization at war with a NATO member but also basic facts about the ongoing conflict, the region, and the significant actors. The following ten questions are designed to illuminate the central issues for U.S. policy.

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    Excellent overview. As usual the MSM totally misses who the players are and their objectives.

    Another excellent commentary ….

    10/15/2019, Victor Davis Hanson, "Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies"

    I don’t give a rats ass for Syria or the Kurds or any of these 7th. century barbarians and their sectarian blood feuds. I’m tired of seeing our young men and women dying and being maimed for life fighting endless wars in some Mid East craphole for a people that would just as soon KILL US INFIDELS!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    The only questions I have, Purge, are the ones never answered:
    1. Over the last 6 years, 170,000 Syrians have fled the country to flee the war.
    2. Over the past 3-6 years (I forget which), 10,000 Kurdish troops have died fighting there.
    3. Trump pulls his 100 consultants out and Turkey swoops in VIOLATING their agreement, going 4X farther into Syria than the agreement allowed, and then kill 700 Kurds they wouldn't have reached had they not violated their agreement, before Trump negotiates a cease fire to stop the brutality. Where was the democrat's concern for the Kurds before 2 weeks ago?
    I forget now, HOW WAS THIS ALL TRUMP'S FAULT AGAIN?

    Meantime, Planned Parenthood murders 3,000 babies a day in the USA. That is 700 babies every 5.6 hours. Democrats? Chirp. Chirp.
     
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