U.S. military sends F-15 fighter jets, Apache gunships in "show of force" to disburse Turkish-backed forces who came "very close" to U.S. troops west of Ain Issa, Syria. Turkish-backed fighters “violated a standing agreement" not to threaten American troops: U.S. official. U.S. lodged formal complaint with the Turkish military after the incident through diplomatic channels. The American Special Operations forces were partnered with Syrian Kurdish allies during the encounter which took place a few hours ago, the official added.
It's going to be amazing to hear Trump talking about "Failing American troops! We need Turkey to save us from those Biden lovers!" and Conservatives on Fox talking about heroic Turkey, while American conservatives try to turn "Turkey" into three syllables so they can scream it at Trump rallies and cheer for the death of the liberal military.
I doubt it, though there is obviously a danger of it. If Turkey directly attacked a US base, I assume that would be the final nail in the coffin of their NATO membership.
I disagree. I think the Russian intervention is certainly not the worst thing that could've happened since the US decided to suddenly leave. While I am no fan of Russia, at least it prevents a wipeout of the Kurdish forces and population (for now, you may wonder what Assad will do in the long run). Nevertheless, the SDF and SAA were not really actively fighting eachother like the SAA versus the Al Qaeda rebels in Idlib. If they were, there wouldn't have been SAA areas within SDF controlled territory. Now that Russia has closed the airspace, the battle evens out and suddenly the progress of the repulsive jihadi proxies is halted. Erdogan likes to speak with big words, but he seems to have lost his advantage in this operation and will not be able to spin this in his favour. Most nationalist Turks will never admit they lost this one though.
That came up as a recommended article yesterday while reading about this shitshow at work. The title had me intrigued but didn’t get around to reading, looks like all I did was miss some solid propaganda
Erdogan: “Two trump towers”Erdogan has just told a Sky News (UK) journalist that he will only discuss a ceasefire with Trump, and nobody else from the White House. Pretty obvious its because Erdogan knows its easy to get what you want from Trump.
What an embarassment. A dangerous embarassment.
Well, there goes NATO.Putin invited Erdogan to Russia and he accepted. Looks like it's happening in the next few days.