Skip to comments.Turkish invasion threatens to escalate; US orders pullback (Syria to Help Kurds)
Posted on 10/13/2019 2:20:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Syrian government troops will deploy along the border with Turkey to help Kurdish fighters fend off Turkeys invasion of northern Syria, the Kurds said Sunday, hours after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the area to avoid getting caught in the middle of the fast-escalating conflict.
The announcement represents a major shift in alliances for Syrias Kurds after they were abandoned by the U.S., with whom they were longtime partners in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Adding to the turmoil, hundreds of Islamic State families and supporters escaped from a holding camp in northern Syria amid heavy clashes between Turkish forces and the Kurds.
The dizzying developments reflected the rapidly growing chaos that has unfolded in the week since Trump ordered U.S. forces in the region to step aside, clearing the way for the Turkish attack on the Kurdish fighters it considers terrorists.
Trumps decision has been broadly condemned at home and abroad by critics who accuse him of betraying the Kurds, who long fought alongside the U.S. to help defeat the Islamic State group in Syria.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said all American troops will withdraw from northern Syria because of the increasing danger posed by the fighting.
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Will Syria be assisted by Iran and Russia?
So Syria will defen their border ?
Sounds like a happy ending to me
“Trumps decision has been broadly condemned at home and abroad by critics who accuse him of betraying the Kurds, who long fought alongside the U.S. to help defeat the Islamic State group in Syria.”
Aww, poor DS media. Trump isn’t going get us involved in another ME war and you’re not going to be able to hang it around his neck.
Aww, poor DS media. Trump isnt going get us involved in another ME war and youre not going to be able to hang it around his neck.
Don’t forget the members of Congress and their masters who benefit from these endless wars......some things never change....
The Turks bombed the snot out of the PKK in 2015 too but
i don’t recall the media spewing crocodile tears then...
That was after the PKK took responsibility for the execution style murder of 2 Turkish police officers.
Wait? We leave and the family starts getting along again? That sure didn’t take long, what two days? It was there all the time...
I wonder why they aren't badgering the Dems in Congress for a declaration of war?.....
It’s Syria’s border let them defend it.
It is called Syria because it is their country.
Since Turkey is a NATO country, does the U.S. have to come to their defense?
How dare they!?!?
...Adding to the turmoil, hundreds of Islamic State families and supporters escaped from a holding camp in northern Syria amid heavy clashes between Turkish forces and the Kurds...
But that doesn’t matter to the MANY MANY people here who saw no downside even though it’s been warned about since before the Turks attacked.
And the BS that we were pulling out of hot regions was just that because we just sent a pile of equipment and a few thousand soldiers to the SAs, but they deserve the help.
It’s not easy killing 3000 Americans.
OOH, this is degenerating into a chaotic mess. OTOH, is there any interest for us in this? Seriously....
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