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After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:25pm
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President Trump on Wednesday sought to distance himself from a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, days after he drew bipartisan backlash for announcing U.S. troops would vacate the area.

"This morning, Turkey, a NATO member, invaded Syria. The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.
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Around the same time Erdoğan announced the start of the offensive, the Syrian Democratic Forces said “civilian areas” were being struck by Turkish warplanes.

The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey would soon carry out a military operation in northern Syria and that U.S. troops will no longer be “in the immediate area,” raising widespread concerns about the safety of the Kurds without American forces to act as a buffer.

Trump, who campaigned against further U.S. entanglement in foreign conflicts, has dug in on his decision even as U.S. lawmakers have lined up to slam the White House's decision, warning that it abandons the Kurds, jeopardizes stability in the region and could sow distrust with future allies.

But even some of Trump's most ardent supporters blasted his decision on Wednesday as reports surfaced about the Turkish operation.

"Pray for our Kurdish allies who have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Administration. This move ensures the reemergence of ISIS," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a staunch Trump ally, tweeted Wednesday morning.

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
Reply #1 - Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:26pm
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'Let's see what happens...'

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
Reply #2 - Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:36pm
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So what should he do?
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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Bert #49 wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:36pm:
So what should he do?

A token outpost of US troops not even engaged in combat was enough to keep the Turks from risking engagement. All he had to do was leave it alone.
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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Vypr wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:43pm:
A token outpost of US troops not even engaged in combat was enough to keep the Turks from risking engagement. All he had to do was leave it alone.

A token? If it's just a token then it's not really of any importance so why bother at all? It's because Trump.
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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Bert #49 wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 4:45pm:
A token? If it's just a token then it's not really of any importance so why bother at all? It's because Trump.


The token was there to prevent Turkish attack.  Trump removed the token and promised Turkey that he wouldn't intervene in their plans.

No word yet on whether that call's transcript includes the words "we'd like you to do me a favor, though..."

Trump's fingerprints are all over this one.
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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forgotten centrist wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 5:49pm:
The token was there to prevent Turkish attack.  Trump removed the token and promised Turkey that he wouldn't intervene in their plans.

No word yet on whether that call's transcript includes the words "we'd like you to do me a favor, though..."

Trump's fingerprints are all over this one.


You and Vyper need to compare notes on what "token" means. And yes, Trump's fingerprints are on this. His fingerprints are on everything. In fact Trump is also responsible for Pearl Harbor.
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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No.  He isn't single-handedly wrecking US govt.  He's getting a lot of help.  But he is doing this one particular thing.  He is the driver on this one.  He's crappity-smacking it up.  And his senate trumpublican rear guard is none too happy about it.
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
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forgotten centrist wrote on Oct 9th, 2019 at 7:45pm:
No.  He isn't single-handedly wrecking US govt.  He's getting a lot of help.  But he is doing this one particular thing.  He is the driver on this one.  He's crappity-smacking it up.  And his senate trumpublican rear guard is none too happy about it.


F**king it up for who?
  

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Re: After abandoning Kurds, Trump distances himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
Reply #9 - Oct 9th, 2019 at 8:22pm
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Get ready for the Turkish ethic cleaning of the Kurds
  

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