Turkish president announces that their war planes have begun bombing in Syria

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    Seems to me that if Trump knew this was inevitable and this is why he pulled out it only goes to bolster his position of troop withdrawal. There is ZERO upside to becoming embroiled in a much deeper conflict in Obama's unnecessary war.

    Turkey launches 'military operation' in Syria, Erdogan announces

    I do understand the opposition to Trump on this but enough is enough. Let the Muslims kill each other.
     
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    Trumps withdrawal created a void

    Didn’t take Turkey long to exploit it
     
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    I was hoping trump had used diplomacy so our allies weren’t killed, This seems like a failure. Why would anyone ever trust us?
     
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    This is an abandonment of our allies to an astonishing level. Everyone knows it's a bad idea, but he's doing it anyway, bringing us one step further away from all of our allies, and one step closer to Fortress America. This is terrible, this idea.
     
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    Hard times economically. They were warned.
     
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    Trump has betrayed the Kurds. Of course his rube herd could give a flying fuck because Trump can do no wrong.

    Did we betray the Kurds for Trump Towers?l

    [F]ollowing another phone call between Trump and Turkey’s president, we are suddenly pulling back U.S. troops to make way for Turkey’s planned invasion to clear the Kurds out of the border zone in Syria.

    It blindsided the Pentagon, and both houses of Congress: The Kurds were our strongest allies in taking back territory from ISIS. Yet Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan considers them terrorists.

    And astonishingly, Trump is now abandoning them to die.

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    I have a little conflict of interest ’cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul,” Trump told Breitbart radio during his campaign. “It’s a tremendously successful job. It’s called Trump Towers—two towers, instead of one, not the usual one, it’s two.”

    We withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from Ukraine, potentially because Trump wanted the country to dig up some dirt on his 2020 rival. Are we now allowing Turkey to come in and massacre the Kurds, because of his business interests?
     
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    How long do you think American troops should stay there?
     
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    Turkey launches military assault in Syria as Kurdish fighters say warplanes are bombing region

    A planned Turkish military operation in northern Syria has now begun, the country's president announced Wednesday, as Kurdish fighters say warplanes are already bombing civilian areas in the region.

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    The Kurds -- who have been longtime U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS in Syria -- requested air support from American forces in response to the strikes. But U.S. military officials tell Fox News that President Trump has ordered them to not get involved.
     
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    How long should the American taxpayer protect the Kurds?
     
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    How long did the American taxpayer protect Western Europe?

    Asshole.
     
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