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10 Questions To Ask About Trumpís Removal Of Troops From Syria
The Federalist ^ | 10/24/2019 | Lee Smith

Posted on 10/24/2019 10:29:45 PM PDT by MacNaughton

The U.S. foreign policy establishment has gone into meltdown mode since President Trump announced last week a withdrawal of several dozen troops from a corridor in northern Syria. American forces had been there since 2014, joined with a Kurdish splinter group to fight the notorious Sunni Arab terrorist organization, the Islamic State (ISIS).

Trump made his decision after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but it was a long time coming. The Turks have been critical of U.S. support for an armed Kurdish organization they have considered the country’s most serious national security threat for five years. Trump’s move then should be seen in the context of his efforts to undo Obama administration policies, particularly its initiative to tilt away from traditional U.S. allies, like Turkey, and toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The bipartisan anti-Trump din (amplified by prominent GOP lawmakers) denouncing the withdrawal has obscured not only Obama’s disastrous 2014 decision to team with a terrorist organization at war with a NATO member but also basic facts about the ongoing conflict, the region, and the significant actors. The following ten questions are designed to illuminate the central issues for U.S. policy.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kurds; syria; trump; turkey
Excellent overview. As usual the MSM totally misses who the players are and their objectives.

Another excellent commentary ….

10/15/2019, Victor Davis Hanson, "Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies"

1 posted on 10/24/2019 10:29:45 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

I don’t give a rats hind leg for Syria or the Kurds or any of these 7th. century barbarians and their sectarian blood feuds. I’m tired of seeing our young men and women dying and being maimed for life fighting endless wars in some Mid East craphole.


2 posted on 10/24/2019 10:37:27 PM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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To: jmacusa

Same here.


3 posted on 10/24/2019 10:58:45 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MacNaughton
Lee Smith:

There's something vaguely familiar about that face and that schnoz, although the guy below seems to have his eyebrows plucked:


4 posted on 10/24/2019 11:14:46 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: MacNaughton

Thanks for posting. I don’t think we were all completely aware of the good kurd, bad kurd. In fact.. it’s really the same problem with every ME association.
Great job by the prez.. i admit my knee jerk reaction was an automatic vietnam era response.
This is clearly not that.


5 posted on 10/25/2019 12:21:42 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Ephesians 6... who you are really at war with)
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To: jmacusa

Me too.


6 posted on 10/25/2019 12:58:34 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: MacNaughton
Mooselimb ragheads killing other mooselimb ragheads. Hmmmm?

It's a start, and why would I care?

President Trump has a revolutionary idea about wars.

If we get into one, we should win, and we should know what winning means before we start.

My solution for the mooselimb problem is the final soution, which is brutal, but is the only way to stop radical mooselimbs.

Every thinking person knows this is correct, but few want to express those ideas; want proof, read the koran.

For over 1400 years, the mooselimbs have been on a jihad against "the infidel and will not stop until they are successful and rule the world or are wiped out.

7 posted on 10/25/2019 3:55:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist mooselimb savages, today.)
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