Erdogan calls Trump and says he wants to go into Syria and kill as many American trained and supplied Kurds as possible.  Trump says OK.  Then the newspapers pick it up and Trump threatens Erdogan with “economic obliteration.”  All we get from Turkey is heroin, their biggest export to the US.  Trump does know those guys…

The issue, of course, is letting Turks into Syria, a violation of their sovereignty and destroying America’s last shred of credibility.

While all this goes on, the Russians and Syrians are moving across the Euphrates and cutting off the remaining US troops who, under Trump, have been aiding ISIS, according to sources inside by Syria and Iraq.

KILLING FIELDS: Kurds Have Been Preparing for Trump’s Syria Betrayal—With a Vengeance

Late Sunday night in Washington, the White House announced it was pulling U.S. troops out of northeast Syria to clear the way for a Turkish invasion. The Kurds there who led the fight on the ground that defeated the so-called Islamic State had seen President Donald Trump’s betrayal coming. But still, they hoped it could be avoided.

BITTER FRIENDS

In a particularly bitter post on Twitter, Bret McGurk, who served as the special U.S. presidential envoy for the fight against ISIS from 2015 to 2018, wrote, “Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.”

Brett McGurk

@brett_mcgurk

Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.

The U.S. military learned about the withdrawal plan only after Trump decided on it following his Sunday phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. nobody betrayed kurds but kurds themselves. and it is not the first time. they have been fooled throughout the history by the big players. here they are fighting isis and seeking help from usa and zionist israel, when every body knows us and israel created isis.

  2. Loved the subtitle “BITTER FRIENDS”! When teaching female technical soldiers (“honafar-ha”) during the time of the Shah in Iran (who were forcely recruted from the Kurdish regions of Iran and educated intensely in Tehrân), I always told them times would change and they should prepare for it by copying all they could of US Army technical specifications of the planes they should repair/service and by remembering to continue knowing their best alley was Iran and not the Kurds of Iraq — nor the Zionists. Still, they communicated neatly with Israëli technicians ((mostly West Turkestani Jews who’d left the USSR for Israël)) in Bêijing repairing equipment for Iran during the Saddam Hussein — Iran long war of the 1980ies. All in bad English, Jiddish and strange Persian.

  3. Watashi va anatano kagami deso. There is this one Japanese proverbial that perfectly fits our current predicament with Donny which mean “I am your mirror.” Donald Trump is the aggregate resultant of all there was from left, right , & center; intellectuals, academics, and of course sneaky deep state. After all said and done the borden of responsibility rests upon our broad shoulders, us American as a whole. So, please quit sniveling and take responsibility for your action, for the choice you have made and above all Dare to bring about the Change you think we deserve.

    • I totally agree. We’ve made our bed and have no one else to blame. How many times have the stupid US voter shot himself in the foot? Finally, with Trump we’ve moved our aim even higher…now we’ve shot ourselves in the ass. I heard on a radio show that Americans were backing Trump because he represents American values. However unfortunate that is for the rest of the world, it is undoubtedly true. The truly sick part is that we have no clue how perverse and self-absorbed we really are.

  4. The Kurds are our allies against whom? ISIS? We are in Syria illegally! What don’t you get about that? VT was the first to report that all those white Toyota trucks with bed mounted machine guns came up from Israel, that ISIS forces were evacuated more than once by US helicopters. This whole “abandoning our allies” thing is a red herring, and any US politician claiming so is actually exposing their position as a traitor!