We should of never been there in the 1st place. Syria been a Russian client state since the 1950s. I remember watching appalled in 2015 as both Democrat, and Republican, Swamp Things tried to out macho each other about going to war with Russia over Syria.
The Military Industrial Nazis aren’t going to like this!
Remember that the Kurds live in Syria, Iraq and Iran and Turkey. About 35-40 million total, about the same as the population of Canada.
Kurds are 20% of the population of Turkey.
Kurds are 15-20% of the population of Iraq.
Kurds are 10% of the population of Syria.
Kurds are ~9% of the population of Iran.
Until everyone involved works to settle their own differences and negotiate their own terms for peace and property a US 'peace keeping' force kept a lid on a simmering pressure cooker.
Maybe there's a role for US diplomats to broker a mutually agreeable treaty for peace and territory but artificially imposing 'peace' with a US presence would never lead to a long-term solution.
The Cold War is over. Let the Russians die fighting the Turks.
Actually, the Turks will preen. The Russians and Syrians will stabilize the Kurdish area. And this whole thing will be over as it should be. Few people will die.
As far as middle-east dictators go, Assad is somewhat benevolent to minorities under his wing.
I will admit, I was upset when I first heard of the U.S. withdrawal. Then I wondered why. It was the same feeling when you see some P.C. affront on the news. You are conditioned to feel that way by modern society. It doesn’t necessarily align with right and wrong, and when you logically think it out, the opposite is often true. That is how far the Marxist tentacles have gotten into our society.
I believe Trump made the right call. When the region settles into further stability, the story will be dropped and ignored.
A+ for Rand Paul.
Let’s not forget about Incirlik.
A great many Kurds reside in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, which has been doing quite well since Saddam was deposed Baghdad.