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Trump tells Turkey's leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds
foxnews.com ^ | 11/25/17 | ap

Posted on 11/27/2017 8:59:59 AM PST by ColdOne

ANKARA, Turkey – The United States will cut off its supply of arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria, President Donald Trump told the Turkish president on Friday, in a move sure to please Turkey but further alienate Syrian Kurds who bore much of the fight against the Islamic State group.

In a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump said he’d “given clear instructions” that the Kurds will receive no more weapons — “and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The White House confirmed the move in a cryptic statement about the phone call that said Trump had informed the Turk of “pending adjustments to the military support provided to our partners on the ground in Syria.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armenia; iran; iraq; kurdistan; kurds; russia; syria; trumpgwot; trumpnato; turkey; waronterror
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1 posted on 11/27/2017 8:59:59 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Pending adjustment” equals “cutoff”. My Turkish Spin Sensor just went to 100%.


2 posted on 11/27/2017 9:07:22 AM PST by InterceptPoint (Ted, you finally endorsed. About time)
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To: ColdOne

if this is true, then Trump picked the wrong side.

Erdogan is an Islamist. What can he offer in return? The only thing I can think of is a promise not to send more “immigrants” into Europe. And we all know what that promise is worth.

On the other hand, the Kurds have a history of protecting Christians. Other than Israel, the Kurds are the only good guys in the region. Why are we abandoning them?


3 posted on 11/27/2017 9:09:06 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: ColdOne

I sure as hell hope this is not the case. Nothing good comes from trying to please that islamist a**hole Erdogan.


4 posted on 11/27/2017 9:10:28 AM PST by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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To: ColdOne

A terrible mistake. (Hoping DJT finishes Draining the Swamp at the Snake Department ASAP!


5 posted on 11/27/2017 9:12:27 AM PST by faithhopecharity (“Politicians aren’t born, they’re excreted.” - Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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6 posted on 11/27/2017 9:13:04 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ColdOne

I think there’s a “wink-wink” in there!


7 posted on 11/27/2017 9:13:29 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: ColdOne

The Kurds are the good guys in that morass over there. Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama all screwed them over. Trump should not continue our shameful and embarrassing legacy towards them. Screw Erdogan.


8 posted on 11/27/2017 9:19:36 AM PST by dead
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To: Leaning Right; ScottinVA; All

I had to look for this story. Saw it on the crawl at OANN network last night. Hopping it wasn’t true. Seems it might be.


9 posted on 11/27/2017 9:20:42 AM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: dead

Yep..this is so disturbing.


10 posted on 11/27/2017 9:24:10 AM PST by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! It is offical, we are at war!)
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To: ColdOne

Like most here, I hope there is no veracity here; however, there is a long, long history of the US denying the direct shipment of arms and then opening the back channel spigot.

For good or for ill, history is filled with such pronouncements and ensuing activity.


11 posted on 11/27/2017 9:26:16 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: ColdOne

It`s just for PR.
Probably Trump will sell the arms to the Israelis, Saudis, Germans, Danes, Brits, French & Jordanians who will deliver same to the Kurds coz the Germans, French, Brits, & Danes are already there on the ground with the Kurds anyway.


12 posted on 11/27/2017 9:26:55 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ((((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")))))))
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To: ColdOne

Big mistake. The Kurds are our allies; the Turks (Islamists) hate us.


13 posted on 11/27/2017 9:36:15 AM PST by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: ColdOne

If true, President Trump has made the same mistake as HW Bush, , BJ Clinton, GW Bush and the Magic Negro.

The Kurds would have set up a nation and the USA could have had a HUGE, must needed base there right in the middle of everything.


14 posted on 11/27/2017 9:42:24 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama FAscism) http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ColdOne

“”and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago””

Are people really that stupid? I’m so tired of asking that question.. It took YEARS for this country to even start to help the Kurds and then it was with old equipment. NOW we give in to that turkey in Turkey? Obscene!!


15 posted on 11/27/2017 9:56:29 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: ColdOne

Gotta be more to the story that isn’t being telegraphed at this time.


16 posted on 11/27/2017 9:59:00 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: beethovenfan
Big mistake. The Kurds are our allies; the Turks (Islamists) hate us.

What are we suppose to do. Go to war with our NATO ally Turkey? Not to mention Iraq and Syria too? It sucks but it is what it is. The best the Kurds can hope for is autonomy in Turkey, Syria and Iraq. At least in Syria they are not persecuted by Assad. Hopefully Trump got some measure to security for the Turkish Kurds, like he has in Iraq.

17 posted on 11/27/2017 10:06:41 AM PST by jpsb (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. Otto von Bismark)
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To: ColdOne

The civil was is over, pumping rounds into a separatist populist is just going to start it up again. Guess THE Kurds will have to try politics.

Would you cheer Putin shipping in arms for Antifa or Muslim immigrants?

You can’t just arm other countries population segments cause you want to vote death to the other guy like some international revolutian voting scheme. That is rather Communist


18 posted on 11/27/2017 10:41:25 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ColdOne

Lemmee splain.

The Kurds are not a monolithic group. Syrian Kurds do not take their lead from Iraqi Kurds. They are very different politically.

They don’t shoot at each other ..... yet, but not far from it.

Many Syrian Kurds are marxists, Islamic marxists. Sounds odd, but the ones with guns, primarily, are sort of a baathist, fascist, one-party rule and less tribally or family driven.

That’s the PKK, a Kurdish nationalist socialist party that is absolutely at war with the Turks and have been shooting at them for over 30 years. More than 40,000 Kurds have died, mainly in Turkey.

Although the Russians are aligned with the Assad regime, if we pull away, the Russians will arm them secretly.

The real war to come will be in Turkey and northern Syria next and it will be very bloody.


19 posted on 11/27/2017 10:46:35 AM PST by gandalftb (OK State, Go Cowboys!!)
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To: ColdOne
I had to look for this story. Saw it on the crawl at OANN network last night. Hopping it wasn’t true. Seems it might be.

That's damned disappointing if it is.

20 posted on 11/27/2017 11:08:44 AM PST by ScottinVA ( Liberals, go find another country.)
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