Since Republicans Betrayed our Kurdish Allies, will Democrats be the only ones to Speak Out against Trump's Weakness against Turkey?
“You can pull your troops out as President Obama learned the hard way out of Iraq, but the ‘enemy gets the vote,’ we say in the military,” General Mattis said in an exclusive interview on “Meet the Press.” “And in this case, if we don’t keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge. It’s absolutely a given that they will come back.”
Republicans are weak on National Security and have betrayed our Kurdish allies, almost assuring the rise of ISIS once again. How do these Republicans manage to mess up so bad like this?
- Impeach&RemoveLv 71 month agoBest Answer
Some Republicans have spoken out, but yes, it’s largely Democrats calling it what it is. Flat out abandoning our Allies to slaughter. It’s Trump screwing up first and the GOP in Congress letting him screw up with their thumbs up their butts hoping this nightmare of a President will have a brain aneurysm and let them off the hook.
- NeengefanLv 61 month ago
The "pull out" in Iraq was established by the Bush administration, but Obama did leave special forces there. Trump might be protecting his TWIN Towers in Istanbul. And in today's news Isis prisoners are escaping, so much for eliminating Isis. Trump is a boil on America's a$$!
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
Turkey has now volunteered to "keep the pressure on" -- i say we let them do it. Maybe they'll have the stones to solve the issues around these captured ISIS fighters once and for all [by executing them]
- ZackLv 71 month ago
Yes, because Trump supporters don’t care about our allies.
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- 1 month ago
It s not our business give them guns and let them work it out, the only way it ever could be
- Anonymous1 month ago
No some Republicans have said he is wrong
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking Republican in the House, tweeted Wednesday, echoing lawmakers across the spectrum. "Turkish troops preparing to invade Syria from the north, Russian-backed forces from the south, ISIS fighters attacking Raqqa. Impossible to understand why @realDonaldTrump is leaving America's allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS."
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio noted that "at request of this administration the Kurds served as the primary ground fighters against ISIS in Syria so U.S. troops wouldn't have to." Then, he charged, the administration "cut deal with Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out. Damage to our reputation & national interest will be extraordinary & long lasting."
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland on Wednesday announced a framework to place immediate sanctions on senior Turkish government officials, ban all US military business and military transactions with Turkey, and immediately activate 2017 sanctions on the country until Ankara stops its operations against the Kurds.
"This unlawful and unwarranted attack against an American friend and partner threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of civilians, many of whom have already fled from their homes elsewhere in Syria to find safety in this region," Graham and Van Hollen said in a statement.
"This invasion will ensure the resurgence of ISIS in Syria, embolden America's enemies including Al Qaeda, Iran, and Russia, and launch yet another endless conflict in what had been, until today, one of the most safe and stable areas of Syria and a region experimenting with the best model of local governance currently available in that war-torn country."
Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies fighting ISIS has shocked members of the U.S. military and left it scrambling to protect American forces in Syria – and to look on as those they worked with side by side only a few days ago are now under attack as Turkey's military continues to step up assaults on the region.
The Kurds formed the backbone of the counter-ISIS ground force, backed by the U.S.-led air war, that has retaken virtually all the land seized by Islamic State fighters since 2014. The Kurds have lost 11,000 troops in the fighting and have seen another 20,000 wounded. Their bloodshed and support has led to a kinship understood by many U.S. troops who view the U.S. withdrawal of support as a betrayal of a dedicated ally.
Trump is allowing this genocide of the people who shed blood to defeat ISIS.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Go hang out with your Palestinian buddies and talk bad about ISIS...
Maybe you can have a brief discussion on politics before they kill you.
- growabrainstemLv 61 month ago
Gump is the ultimate terrorist..primarily bought and owned by Putin
- MAD MAXLv 71 month ago
It's still a free country I don't see Liberals volunteering to fight!
- atheistLv 41 month ago
You can volunteer for the Kurdish army if you want.