Because the Kurdish state crosses not insignificantly into Turkish land, because a large portion of Turkeys population is Kurdish. And so Turkey considers the entire Kurdish state a threat.
So Turkey, Syria, and Russia team up together. Sounds like a nice, healthy way to start a story. Surely, no atrocities are about to happen.
Well, we know where the next generation of terrorists are coming from in 10-20 years. :) Thanks US.So Turkey, Syria, and Russia team up together. Sounds like a nice, healthy way to start a story. Surely, no atrocities are about to happen.
Classing PKK/YPG as terrorists when they have been doing everyone else's work fighting IS. It's absurd and absolutely fucking vile that we are leaving our allies to be demolished.
Congress can’t override it really. Trump isn’t technically doing anything he’s actually not doing anything which is the problem. And as CiC that’s his right.
The furor over the decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria began late Sunday night with a poorly conceived White House statement about an ominous telephone conversation between President Trump and the Turkish president.
The results have been rapid and remain unpredictable — and, in the view of critics, amount to the abandonment of America’s Syrian Kurdish allies to a massive Turkish military assault.
As allies and regional actors try to unscramble the president’s conflicting statements, Erdogan’s government has remained on message, insisting that the invasion is a certainty and that its target, the SDF, is an imminent threat to Turkey’s national security.
Sabah, a Turkish newspaper that is close to Erdogan’s government, published a report Tuesday describing how the battle might unfold. It said Turkish armed forces would wait for the full withdrawal of U.S. troops before commencing any operation. Warplanes and howitzers would pound enemy positions, and then Turkish troops would enter Syria from several points along the border, east of the Euphrates River.
yes actively telling our military not to interfere. Thats wrong. Those people are dying cause of this action.