Skip to comments.How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Along
Posted on 10/16/2019 2:43:36 PM PDT by yoe
As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan's plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this "security zone" extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but the VOA omitted to mention almost all the Kurdish towns of northeastern Syria lie within that area. So Erdogan's intention to annihilate the Kurdish presence in that area and replace it with others has been manifest ever since the beginning of 2019.
A whole series of Trump's Republican supporters in the Senate expressed outrage over his decision, starting with Lindsey Graham ("Pray for our Kurdish allies who have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Administration") and continuing with Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who remarked: "As we learned the hard way during the Obama Administration, American interests are best served by American leadership, not by retreat or withdrawal."
Where did we first hear this “Ethnic Cleansing” story?
Sariavio-Bosnia during the Clinton Realm.
Bill used it as an excuse to bomb them to distract from the Monica story.
The MSM invented it.
Awaiting the imminent arrive of the Kurds are getting what they deserve crowd.
Hey folks, we can agree with Trump on keeping out of Mideastern squabbles without needing to demonize the Kurds.
1) Avoid US casualties.
2) Leave the territory in the hands of people who are hostile to ISIS and not hostile to the Kurds
Letting the Russians stabilize things accomplishes Trump’s purpose.
We also died to give them northern Iraq, the de facto Kurdistan.
We can’t keep wasting blood and money being the world’s policemen. Especially in parts of the world that hate us and use our presence to justify killing us HERE.
I like the Kurds but I also like not having Americans dying to make any part of the world safe for Islam.
It is better that the Syrian refugees are put back in their home country than putting them in Europe. If Erdogan gets this done then Merkel’s colonization plans for Europe are kaput.
I figured after the smashing of Iraq that the best thing we could do, to save blood and money, would be to swap the “Palestinians” and the Kurds.
PKK/YPG Kurds are communists and terrorists. People need to learn the difference between than and the Iraqi Kurds.
“People need to learn the difference between than and the Iraqi Kurds.”
Turkey wants to kill the Iraqi Kurds, too. In 1991 they repeatedly attacked Kurdish refugee camps until the US put an end to the Turkish attacks.
My husband (USMC) was one of the Marines who convinced the Turks to stay out of Iraq.
You refer to the “Wag the Dog” gambit yes, Clinton’s air war against the Serbs? It’s Sarajevo btw and there was ethnic cleansing going on all over Yugoslavia. That which was done by the Croats and Kosovars we turned a blind eye to. No wonder no one ever listens to Zathras
Right now this is a Turkey-Syria issue.
Not all Iraqi Kurds are good guys. This Iraqi Kurd killed good ones on behalf of Saddam Hussein; his terrorist followers in Iraq then merged with Zarqawi's terrorist group as did Saddam's red headed general and his loyalists to form al Qaeda in Iraq. AQI then renamed itself ISIL, a/k/a ISIS.
It is wrong for people to demonize the Kurds but it is just as wrong to portray them as if they are all a uniformly pro American bunch of heroic good guys.
If congress is frustrated because everyone is confused it's their fault , they have confused the issue by wallpapering over uncomfortable facts , by being petty, by failing to be clear about whom we support and why, by failing to commit the nation to the conflicts they get us into for fear they might lose the next election, by meddling in executive branch foreign affairs responsibilities, acting as self-appointed ambassadors, andd letting Russia, Iran and Turkish propagandists have unfettered opportunity to confuse things further.
There simply are no decent people who follow the religion of that sickening child molesting demon from Mecca.
That is untrue, and silly.
Sorry but I don’t believe in moderate rattlesnakes either.
There's nothin' I hate worse than imaginary ethnic cleansing. What an overheated drama queen! Assad started the civil war, and he and his whole family should be annihilated -- but there are plenty of Syrians, Kurds, Russians, Iranians, Hizzie trash, and Turks who'll be more than happy to do it, and they're the stakeholders.
Demonize? By asking how we benefit from an alliance with them? By asking whether we have already done enough to fulfill our side of the bargain?
Demonize? By asking how we benefit from an alliance with them?
I think you need to reread my comment. I certainly advocated no such thing.
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