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Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn't help the US in WWII
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Miloch
2019-10-09 22:54:41 UTC
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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-abandoning-kurds-syria-didnt-help-during-wwii-allies-2019-10

*President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to
withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the
region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.

"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led
campaign against ISIS.

And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of
the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said,
"Alliances are very easy."

Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against
the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds
to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US
during World War II.

This came amid reports Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria
following airstrikes that began earlier in the day.

"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds. He added, "With all of that being said, we
like the Kurds."

Earlier on Wednesday, Trump in a statement released by the White House said he
did not endorse the Turkish military operation and thought it was a "bad idea."
But he did not reference the Kurds once, nor did he signal any immediate
response from the US to thwart Turkey's actions.

The Trump administration on Sunday abruptly announced the US was withdrawing
troops stationed in northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation.

The move has been broadly condemned in Washington, including by top
congressional Republicans and former Trump administration officials, as many
feel Trump paved the way for Turkey to go after key US allies.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) bore the brunt of the US-led
campaign against ISIS, losing roughly 11,000 fighters in the process.

Ahead of the Trump administration's announcement, Kurdish forces had recently
dismantled defensive positions along the Turkey-Syria border under assurances
from the US it would not allow a Turkish assault. The SDF described Trump's
decision to withdraw troops as a "stab in the back" and made clear it felt
betrayed by the US.

Shortly after his reference to WWII on Wednesday, when asked by reporters
whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message
to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy." The
president said it "won't be" hard for the US to form new partnerships.



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2019-10-09 23:38:16 UTC
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*President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to
withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the
region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.
"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led
campaign against ISIS.
And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of
the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said,
"Alliances are very easy."
Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against
the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds
to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US
during World War II.
This came amid reports Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria
following airstrikes that began earlier in the day.
"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds. He added, "With all of that being said, we
like the Kurds."
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump in a statement released by the White House said he
did not endorse the Turkish military operation and thought it was a "bad idea."
But he did not reference the Kurds once, nor did he signal any immediate
response from the US to thwart Turkey's actions.
The Trump administration on Sunday abruptly announced the US was withdrawing
troops stationed in northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation.
The move has been broadly condemned in Washington, including by top
congressional Republicans and former Trump administration officials, as many
feel Trump paved the way for Turkey to go after key US allies.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) bore the brunt of the US-led
campaign against ISIS, losing roughly 11,000 fighters in the process.
Ahead of the Trump administration's announcement, Kurdish forces had recently
dismantled defensive positions along the Turkey-Syria border under assurances
from the US it would not allow a Turkish assault. The SDF described Trump's
decision to withdraw troops as a "stab in the back" and made clear it felt
betrayed by the US.
Shortly after his reference to WWII on Wednesday, when asked by reporters
whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message
to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy." The
president said it "won't be" hard for the US to form new partnerships.
more at
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That traitorous pile of steaming excrement is so far up Putin's ass, I
can't help but think he's planning on a move to Russia himself to
escape justice in the US.
Miloch
2019-10-10 03:38:44 UTC
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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-abandoning-kurds-syria-didnt-help-during-wwii-allies-2019-10
*President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to
withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the
region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.
"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led
campaign against ISIS.
And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of
the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said,
"Alliances are very easy."
Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against
the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds
to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US
during World War II.
This came amid reports Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria
following airstrikes that began earlier in the day.
"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with
Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds. He added, "With all of that being said, we
like the Kurds."
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump in a statement released by the White House said he
did not endorse the Turkish military operation and thought it was a "bad idea."
But he did not reference the Kurds once, nor did he signal any immediate
response from the US to thwart Turkey's actions.
The Trump administration on Sunday abruptly announced the US was withdrawing
troops stationed in northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation.
The move has been broadly condemned in Washington, including by top
congressional Republicans and former Trump administration officials, as many
feel Trump paved the way for Turkey to go after key US allies.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) bore the brunt of the US-led
campaign against ISIS, losing roughly 11,000 fighters in the process.
Ahead of the Trump administration's announcement, Kurdish forces had recently
dismantled defensive positions along the Turkey-Syria border under assurances
from the US it would not allow a Turkish assault. The SDF described Trump's
decision to withdraw troops as a "stab in the back" and made clear it felt
betrayed by the US.
Shortly after his reference to WWII on Wednesday, when asked by reporters
whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message
to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy." The
president said it "won't be" hard for the US to form new partnerships.
more at
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-abandoning-kurds-syria-didnt-help-during-wwii-allies-2019-10
That traitorous pile of steaming excrement is so far up Putin's ass, I
can't help but think he's planning on a move to Russia himself to
escape justice in the US.
...or as Trump's sense of logic dictates..."people of Kurdish culture or white
substance when milk sours...Kurds is curds, man...it's all the same!"



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