Skip to comments.On Syria, Trump is playing the lousy cards Obama dealt him
Posted on 10/20/2019 11:30:45 PM PDT by knighthawk
Chaos and horrors followed President Trumps needlessly abrupt withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, but much of the mess was baked in long before Trump ever took office.
In other words, this president played the anti-ISIS hand that the last president had left him: An American exit was always in the cards, and all the players are falling into positions prompted by Obama-era US policy.
Thus the Syrian Kurds have allied with bloody Bashar al-Assad in the face of the Turkish invasion. This is less strange when you realize that the Obama administration chose the Kurds as its anti-ISIS ground troops in good part because they werent hostile to the Assad regime whose rule has always been based on shielding Syrias minorities against the countrys Sunni Arab majority.
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Obama was anti-ISIS? Who knew?
Obama wanted exactly what happened: Muslims spreading out to conquer Europe. He knows the Europeans will never have the fortitude or even the will to engage in Crusades Pt. 2. Hopefully, he’ll be proven wrong about that, but there are no signs so far.
Sounds like 0bama was facilitating the implementation of the Kalergi Plan.
Finally someone said it.
Syria is the wholly owned property of Hussein and his “Arab Spring”! It’s more than just his fingerprints, his name is on the title.
I thought that Erdogan told Trump that Turkeys military coming into that disputed territory. So should we have allowed our small number of forces to be slaughtered or fought against the Kurds with our NATO ally Turkey?
That was the purpose of opening the flood gates at Benghazi.
Agree! In a Jerusalem Post article I found, “The Kurds, Assad and the Shape of a Future Syria,” (10/17/2019) the reporter also stated that the Syrian Kurds had already began to reestablish relations with Assad last year. They accepted an invitation to meet with him and as a consequence had set up an office in Damascus. Their goal is not really to have an independent state but an autonomous region within Syria. So the idea that we had abandoned the Kurds is a bit of a sham. They only Kurdish group we probably surprised was the PKK and they are listed by the US government as a terrorist group.
It needs to be restated as well that the US troop withdraw is ONLY along the Turkish/Syrian border. We still maintain control over the oil fields and the Jordanian border in the southeast. We have also (or are in the process) of transferring the worst of the ISIS prisoners to newly built facilities in Iraq where they will be tried for war crimes.
I think it is also interesting how this Syrian episode has revealed who in the Republican party is ready to jump ship once they believe there is a shift against the President. I have noted how both Lindsey Graham and McConnell took a negative stance even though they must have known the real situation on the ground.
You mean he was “anti-JV team”.
You summarize our situation in Syria so well. Why couldnt this have been put out to the American people in the first place?
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