Trump has delivered what Russia wants in Syria — at zero cost — and 'Putin likely can't believe his luck' (Business Insider link): Syrian President Bashar Assad — backed by his Russian patrons — moved on Monday to exploit the collapse of the US military presence in northeastern Syria by driving troops into the previously autonomous region managed by a Kurdish-dominated militia that had been under American protection for five years.
After all, the actions Trump has taken are in the name of the United States — and that is us. We are tarnished with his betrayal of an allied people, the resultant release of high-target ISIS terrorists, the bloodletting that is ongoing and the enabling of an increase in Russian influence in the region. Some might call it calculated treason. After all, the action sends a message to the nations of the world that the US cannot be a trusted ally while also endangering lives across the planet and inflaming conflict in the Middle East with the re-activation of ISIS butchers.
He has implied that the Kurds were not worth protecting because they had not fought at “Normandy.” That made little sense because there was and is no Kurdish nation to have been an ally. Furthermore, many Kurds did fight as individuals with ally units. Of course, it goes without saying again that someone who never fought on "our side" in any military capacity is Donald “Bone Spurs” Trump, his nepotistic children, Donald Trump's father and basically his entire family.
Chickenhawks one and all, although his sons like to shoot captive game. What a bunch of craven and treasonous grifters.
Mod: As always there is much more available, and at all of the links.
“The Speaker indicated to me that time was of the essence,” Graham added. The announcement comes as a growing chorus of Republicans are joining Democrats in condemning Trump’s decision to withdraw a contingent of US troops from northeast Syria, green lighting Turkey’s invasion of the region.