Major Betrayal: US Turns Back on Kurdish Allies in Major Policy Shift.

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This could have major policy implications for the region and for Europe.  After a phone call with one of his gallery-of-strongmen, Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, who’s goons famously beat up Turkish-American protesters on American soil in 2018, the administration has apparently given the Turkish military carte blanche to cross the border into Kurdish territory at a time of Turkey’s choosing.

This will not go over well with the Pentagon or State Dept middle management.  They’re not in the habit of sentencing allies to a potential death sentence at the hands of the Turks and the Russians on the other side of the last stronghold of Syrian rebels centered around the province of Idlib in Northwestern Syria.

Things to know:

1. The Syrians, Russians, and Iranians are using the pretext of eradicating the last ‘terrorist stronghold’ in Syria, in a situational alliance, with Idlib as its target, as a reason to mass tanks and troops over the past weeks.

2. Though held by thousands of Al-Queda allies and Islamic radicals HTS, it is also home to the last of the anti-Assad secular rebels.  Along with over 2 million civilians.

3.  The American presence, along with their Kurdish allies, have held positions in the area, both to prevent people from leaving along with any Islamists, but also to protect them from a Russian-reconstituted Syrian army, whose spokesperson, Husam Husain, indicated the ‘extermination’ of every last ‘terrorist’ on Saturday.  Exactly how the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian militias would determine who was a terrorist and who was a civilian, went unanswered.

4.  After the 2014 refugee crisis, the EU agreed to pay Turkey $1.6 billion to house Syrian refugees on Syrian soil.  Some have called this a form of soft extortion, and the EU has been reluctant to honor the deal, even as Turkey has cooperated in shutting off the refugee flow to Europe across its borders since 2014.  Turkey has used this to complain to Trump (not a typo) that the EU is a dishonest partner, something Trump is all too happy to hear.

4.  The United States government, late Sunday night, announced after a phone call between Trump and Erdogan, that it would not stand in the way of a Turkish incursion into Kurdish territory to reach Idlib.  Anyone who believes the Turkish army would leave territory it has coveted on its southern border for decades once it has occupied it is dreaming.  This essentially abandons the Kurdish militias who died fighting under US command, to the Russians, Iranians, and the Syrian army and, if successful, will redraw the border between Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.  Putin will have a thankful ally and reinstalled thug, in President Bashar al Assad, in the heart of the Middle East.  Iran will have safe borders between Iraq and Syria, the better to consolidate it’s political control of Iraq, already under threat by massive protests in Baghdad due to a lack of jobs, violence, and political gridlock.

5.  If a bloodbath causes 2 million civilian refugees to once again try for EU borders, either by land or by sea, it could destabilize Brussels and the EU.  Experts on all sides are predicting a messy chaos, scrambling the region, and with possibly serious implications for European politics.

It could be a matter of days or a matter of weeks, but something is about to blow up in the Middle East because Trump wants to do his bff’s in the area a ‘favor’, change the narrative in Washington while sticking it to our European allies.  Now, that’s ‘winning’ in TrumpWorld.

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Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

How the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian militias will determine who is a terrorist will be the same as always throughout history, “Exterminate them all, and let God sort them out!” tRump once again manages to betray any and all in his circle of influence.

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

P.S. The destabilization of the EU by means of mass refugee emigration from Syria has been Putin’s strategy all along.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

A very good ,“cause and effect “point !

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

These 3 “biblical”continent’s ( flat worlders ) , have been fighting for thousands of years.
…We’ve begun to create a world market of trade
which (should / could )have helped us get along .
…If God had told Abraham the world Was round , things might been better today .
…But I believe Trump may have been
deliberately trying to destabilize the
world trade order . At Putin’s demand
because he’s been kicked out of the big 7 countries.
If all don’t go well , war is on the horizon!

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
.. Trump tells Erdogan , he will “obliterate “Turkey’s economy. ..Somebody —, please , tell this idiot Trump what obliterate means . ..,Who to hell “proof reads“ his tweets? And why doesn’t somebody tell him that he should be embarrassed by Trumps .. “ smart tweets “ , which are anything …but smart ! ..Those of us ( like myself ) who are poor spellers , usually try to avoid words we are unsure of , but most of Trump to use words , that we know what a general definition is . ..Many of us understand we run the… Read more »
chris whitley
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chris whitley

There yo go again. Trump is a coward and doesn’t care about leaving allies in harms way. He also has business in Turkey. And Wes all know where he’s at with Putin. This is a match made in heaven for Putin. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least that this is the promise the whistleblower was alluding to. So far we haven’t seen a promise.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

..Everyone goes
”under the bus” .
..,It’s the infamous , DEATH. BY TRUMP .
Everything he touches turns to crap !

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Very Bigley !!!!!

True Patriot
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True Patriot

Proof he’s Putin’s Tresident = Treasonous Resident in OUR White House.