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Rep. Rohrabacher: US must support Kurds, directly arm Peshmerga
Kurdistan 24 ^ | Laurie Mylroie

Posted on 12/03/2017 6:57:35 AM PST by Texas Fossil

WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – In an interview with Kurdistan 24, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R, California) explained why he felt strongly that the US must support the Kurds.

“I am totally dismayed that there’s been any talk whatsoever about reducing our arms support for the Kurdish people, who are fighting against evil forces in the Middle East,” he said.

Rohrabacher described the Kurds as “a stalwart in the fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism, or, let’s say, radical terrorists who are using Islam.”

“The Kurds need to be recognized for this,” he affirmed, as he cautioned against reports that the White House would be reducing its military support.

“It would be ingratitude at the highest level if we do that,” Rohrabacher stated.

(Excerpt) Read more at kurdistan24.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; kurds; peshmerga; rohrabacker
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“Our policy should be to support friends, not betray them."

"We are placating Erdogan, who is taking Turkey down the road to Islamic dictatorship, inevitably putting it in the ranks of the terrorists," Rohrabacher stated."

I agreee. And the same should be true toward our brave loyal Kurdish friends (allies) in Syria.

1 posted on 12/03/2017 6:57:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Remember the Armenian Christians (men, women, girls, boys) who were crucified by the thousands in those early (and soon forgotten) days at the opening of WWI? The Kurdish troops advanced into the Balkens and took their Ottoman orders to heart conducting mass genocide upon innocents.


2 posted on 12/03/2017 7:18:43 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Texas Fossil; Clutch Martin

I nominate you two to go over there yourselves, and don’t forget to bring your own money and weapons...thanks.


3 posted on 12/03/2017 7:25:26 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Texas Fossil

Yup, better to arm the resistance over there keeping terrorists on their toes vs. a scheming non busy terrorist


4 posted on 12/03/2017 7:27:16 AM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: Texas Fossil

UNFORTUNATELY I think Mattis et al from the deep state inside the Trump administration are preparing to abandon the Kurds now that THEY have done the real grunt work in northeastern Syria against ISIS. Makes me sick and Dana is but one voice among a deafening silence on the issue in Washington D.C.


5 posted on 12/03/2017 7:32:02 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Texas Fossil

I too, agree - good for Dana. He was our congressman when we lived in CA and always did a good job. Hope he can rattle enough rockets to get someone’s attention on this. It’s disgusting to think we’d betray the Kurds. The obozo administration promised them all kinds of help that never materialized...Wasn’t it Tillerson who was reported to have said a week ago that we’d stop supporting them? That’s sickening!


6 posted on 12/03/2017 7:39:49 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Wuli

I can assure you that it will not be one voice.

Mine will be conveyed to my congressman (who already has a sympathetic ear) on Monday morning.


7 posted on 12/03/2017 8:34:45 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Thank You Rush

I had not heard about Tillerson.

The issues in Iraq and Syria are very different. The enemies are the same. Turkey and Iran.


8 posted on 12/03/2017 8:36:37 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Here is why Trump won’t do this. If we try to arm the Kurds more than we have and push a Kurdish State, it will cause Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran to unite and turn away from the US completely. Turkey will leave NATO over this. Iraq will expel all Americans over this. Kurdistan will lose any war. This is a classic example of neocon foreign policy that will backfire like the Iraq war, Libya war and Syria did.

Notice who is pushing the “we must support the Kurds.” It’s the same old neocons.


9 posted on 12/03/2017 9:56:30 AM PST by WatchungEagle
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To: Texas Fossil

Simple fact of the matter is were it not for the Kurds ISIS would now control most of Syria rather than the defeated
and battered hulk they now are. Particularly when Obama was President.The Kurds, not the Turks, Russians, Iranians, Iraqi, Syrians or the Obama administration, stopped ISIS in their tracks at the outset and reversed their gains in Syria.


10 posted on 12/03/2017 10:01:06 AM PST by chuckee
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m sorry - I got that wrong...He’s against the prime minister of Hungary taking action because of the refugees in his country.. Boy - We need score cards to keep track of all the people and regions in this world that make news.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3607795/posts


11 posted on 12/03/2017 10:20:43 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

See Post #8 at the link I just sent....forgot to add that.


12 posted on 12/03/2017 10:23:34 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m really on a roll - see post #8 in the link I just sent...


13 posted on 12/03/2017 10:24:16 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Texas Fossil

I don’t know if we should even be over there.
But if we support anyone, is should be the Kurds.


14 posted on 12/03/2017 1:05:52 PM PST by sparklite2 (I hereby designate the ongoing kerfuffle Diddle-Gate.)
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To: EEGator

I am not advocating interaction with the Kurds. Nor do I support “the enemy of my enemy is my friend!”

But I do seek to illuminate with some background history.

I am done serving in that particular theater of operations and have absolutely no desire to return. As there is no need.

We have an abundant oil reserves and other energy options right here. And it is readily available without shedding blood and bankrupting our country.


15 posted on 12/03/2017 3:23:35 PM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: Thank You Rush

Your link was to a USA Today source (roll eyes), it refused my connection, I think because I block cookies unless script prompted and I allow it.

Found the article here:

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/outrageous-tillerson-state-dept-dumps-700000-hungarian-media-defeat-conservative-leader-orban/

At this point I’ve done no research on it, so have no opinion yet. I know about Soros and his high dollar attempt to take over Hungary.


16 posted on 12/03/2017 6:38:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: sparklite2

I’ve supported the Kurds for several years. On the basis of their bravery and how they treat their neighbors.


17 posted on 12/03/2017 6:59:51 PM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

WHOA - let’s back up. I sent you the link to a previous FR thread from Breitbart. I don’t know where you got USA Today from. The article/thread was about Tillerson being against the PM of Hungary taking action to protect his country from the “refugees.”

We really were on two threads at that point - you posted the one about Rohrabacher and the Kurds and I chimed in in error about Tillerson and you said you hadn’t heard about him re that subject and I responded on the Rohrabacher thread about Tillerson from another thread. Clear?

Just another “Who’s on First?” - think nothing of it. LOL

Being retired, I woke up this morning wondering whether it was Sunday or Saturday.....The cat outside my door was saying, “It doesn’t matter what day it is - I am ready for my wet food so get out here.”


18 posted on 12/04/2017 7:01:32 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

The original source in the Breitbart article was from USA Today.


19 posted on 12/05/2017 4:42:14 AM PST by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

“”The original source in the Breitbart article was from USA Today.””

That’s odd because I don’t see any reference in that to USA Today. The author is listed as Jack Montgomery and that’s it... What do you see?


20 posted on 12/05/2017 4:40:13 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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