Did Trump just start a war with Russia and Turkey? Syria the Kurds and Russia against OUR ALLIES Turkey?
- Full Circle 33Lv 72 months ago
Please get it through your head Arabs are not allies not even with their own Muslims
- 2 months ago
No but he ended one......
- Anonymous2 months ago
The Kurds were our allies. Trump is the cause of this genocide.
The Kurds lost 11,000 ground troops fighting ISIS for the US and themselves, now we abandon them. They also hold about 10,000 ISIS prisoners.
Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies fighting ISIS has shocked members of the U.S. military and left it scrambling to protect American forces in Syria – and to look on as those they worked with side by side only a few days ago are now under attack as Turkey's military continues to step up assaults on the region.
Thursday marked the second day of Turkey's assault on Kurdish forces in the region. Turkey launched the assault because it views a Kurdish militia that dominates the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, as a terrorist group.
The Kurds formed the backbone of the counter-ISIS ground force, backed by the U.S.-led air war, that has retaken virtually all the land seized by Islamic State fighters since 2014. The Kurds have lost 11,000 troops in the fighting and have seen another 20,000 wounded. Their bloodshed and support has led to a kinship understood by many U.S. troops who view the U.S. withdrawal of support as a betrayal of a dedicated ally, the official said.
"None of our allies can trust us anymore," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat and member of the Armed Services Committee, said in an interview. "The biggest loss here apart from the slaughter of innocent and loyal fighters on our side is the shattering of trust. The loss of our word as a bond. No one can rely on the United States if we abandon our fiercest most loyal allies who have literally shed blood for us."
Kurds continue to guard about 30 prison camps holding about 10,000 ISIS detainees. About 2,000 of those prisoners are foreign fighters from 50 countries, from China to Canada.
- NRA4EVERLv 42 months ago
President Trump is ending a war in Syria not starting one.
If you wanna fight in Syria so bad fly there, and join up with the Kurdish forces.........Bet you won't.