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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:14 PM

Trump's Turkey deal hands power to Ankara and leaves Syrian Kurds for dead

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Source: The Guardian

...In hailing the deal, Trump not only adopted Turkish talking points but even seemed to embrace the language of ethnic cleansing.

“They’ve had terrorists, they had a lot of people in there that they couldn’t have. They suffered a lot of loss of lives and they had to have it cleaned out,” the president said. “This outcome is something they’ve been trying to get for 10 years.”

So when Trump had boasted “people have been trying to make this ‘deal’ for many years”, the people he was talking about were Erdoğan and his military leadership. Until now no one was prepared to give them deal. Certainly not the Kurds who live there.

Pence claimed the US would work with the YPG (the dominant Kurdish element within the SDF) to carry out an “orderly withdrawal” from the 32km zone. He even said it was already under way on Thursday evening. But the YPG showed no readiness to surrender that territory....


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/18/trumps-turkey-deal-hands-power-to-ankara-and-leaves-syrian-kurds-for-dead



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mia Oct 17 OP
dawg day Oct 17 #1
Corgigal Oct 17 #2
Pachamama Oct 17 #5
Baitball Blogger Oct 17 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 17 #4
OKNancy Oct 18 #6

Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. And he's so glad they're getting "cleansed" from their homes and towns.

And after years of fighting ISIS, they are going to be forced to give up their guns.

He and Pence both went into panegyrics of praise for Erdogan. They got rolled, and they love him for it.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:50 PM

2. Just listened to a podcast

about this place. I worry for them.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:10 PM

5. OMG.....I forgot about Jinwar....it's right there...



They are being left alone....

Will the Turks or ISIS attack them?

Are they left to protect themselves?

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:04 PM

3. "The kurds are happy."

Something is very wrong with Trump.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:12 PM

4. Get the friggin' nukes out of Turkey, NOW!

Even if Erdoğan doesn't decide to use them (if he could figure out the firing mechanism), I'm sure Russia would pay several million dollars under to him the table to acquire the devices.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 03:22 AM

6. Sorry - Locking

This is a duplicate topic of: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142382917
also it's really an analysis article.

Please post it in the older article as it's an interesting read....

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