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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

why has Trump decided to not support the Kurds? who was supporting them before and why? why the Kurds have problems everywhere?

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Syria, a country we have no legal right to be in, is where Trump and his lack of support for the kurds talking point is used.  Trump had a choice, keep US troops in a position where they would be directly fighting a NATO allies, or pull them out while Turkey takes advantage of the situation. It was a no win situation and it is very different from when Obama gave Turkey the go ahead to bomb the Kurd's in northern Iraq.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To be fair to Trump, he does have something of an isolationist streak and does seem to think that we should be less involved in military Adventures overseas, particularly in the Middle East. But his decision to withdraw most American troops from Syria seems to have been based on nothing but being criticized by the Turkish prime minister. Reportedly, Trump was in a call with Turkish leader recep tayyip erdogan and basically got browbeaten into pulling US troops out of the region.

    Prior to this, the US had been supporting Kurdish militias in Syria for several years. This is part of the u.s. fight against Isis which was located primarily in Syria and had expanded into Iraq. In Iraq, the u.s. allied with the Iraqi government to take them down. In Syria, the government of dictator Bashar al-assad wasn't really interested in fighting Isis, at least not yet. Instead, the US had allied with various Rebel groups who are fighting Assad and tried to get them to fight Isis. The Kurds proved the most effective at doing cell and took over a large portion of Eastern Syria.

    The problems that the Kurds have had is that they don't have their own state. They're a large ethnic group that sprawls across several countries in the Middle East but none of them have a kurdish-majority. From time to time, and in different countries, there have been efforts to establish a Kurdish state. In Iraq the Kurds have their own semi autonomous region, including their own military force. One of the driving factors and what happened with Trump in the Kurds is the situation of the Kurdish minority in Turkey. They have been fighting in off and on terrorist War for 20 years to try and establish their own state in the eastern part of the country. The man Kurdish Independence group in Turkey, the pkk, is regarded as a terrorist group by the United States and the Turkish government. The Turks actually have the leader of the pkk imprisoned on an island in the bosporus. The problem that turkey had with the rise of the Kurdish militias in Syria is that many of those militias are allied with the pkk. Turkey regards them as terrorists. And the idea of a Turkish State being established in eastern Syria frighten them since it could be used as a staging ground for renewed Kurdish violence. Turkey regards them as terrorists. And the idea of a Kurdish state in eastern Syria alarm them since it could be used as a staging ground for further separatist violence in Turkey.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    trump is dumb

    dumb people should not meddle with sovereign nations

    trump is dumb

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  • 1 month ago

    According to who? Because when I look at what is going on over there, the American troops are where the Kurds are. We also have more than one base in Kurdish areas with aircraft at airbases we built last year. 

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      1 month agoReport

      i dont understand. what are you saying?

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