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Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal
by Rob Crilly
 | October 08, 2019 11:21 AM



President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backlash at his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria.

Key allies of the president, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, were among those who expressed their concern just when Trump needs their support to combat the Democrats’ impeachment push.

“We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters,” wrote Trump in a Tuesday morning Twitter post. “Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good.

“Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!”

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Yes, the whole thing is confusing... still, reelection, smeelection, Trump can not screw this up, over all, I'd give Trump thumbs up for foreign policy, so too, did an expert at the Heritage Foundation about 2 months ago.  So, this is a delicate situation.

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Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal
by Rob Crilly
 | October 08, 2019 11:21 AM



President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backlash at his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria.

Key allies of the president, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, were among those who expressed their concern just when Trump needs their support to combat the Democrats’ impeachment push.

“We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters,” wrote Trump in a Tuesday morning Twitter post. “Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good.

“Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons!”

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-insists-he-is-not-abandoning-kurds-after-gop-backlash-against-syria-withdrawal
Giving Turkey the green light to invade Syria and attack the Kurds was a huge unforced error. I support bringing the troops home BUT at the right time and under the right conditions. Turkey is not our ally and should no longer be in NATO, the cold war is over the new war will be with fundamental Islam. And a lot of those people are in Turkey. It appears Trump is trying to walk this back, good, I'll be paying attention.
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