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Tango0124 Dec 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

"President Trump said early Monday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdošan "has very strongly informed" him that Turkey will "eradicate whatever is left of ISIS in Syria" after the U.S. withdraws its troops from the country…."
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No one has any reason to trust Turkish President Erdogan…. And as for eliminating what is left of ISIS, Turkey had ample opportunities in the past to do so, but they did not. Why should they do it now?…


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 4:36 p.m. PST

More likely they'll eliminate whatever is left of the Kurds. I'm so ticked that we are, yet again, throwing the Kurds to the wolves after they were staunch allies.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Yea, Jav has it right.

Last time this was said, Erdogan and his sycophants were bending over backwards to make deals with the jihadis, and to buy their oil.

Seems they got a lot of brand new, shiny pickup trucks too, so suspect they may have been funneled into the country through Turkey, in exchange for liquid gold, and other valuables.

28mm Fanatik24 Dec 2018 6:08 p.m. PST

As unfair as it may seem, there's really nothing the US can do for the Kurds. The Kurds do not have nationhood, and will never be recognized internationally as an independent nation due to political reasons any more than Taiwan, which at least has defined borders.

Nothing was promised to the Kurds in the alliance against ISIS. It wasn't wholly one-sided either as I'm sure the Kurds received a lot of financial aid and weapons from the US in return for their services. They understand there is no way the US will risk it's "partnership" with Turkey on their behalf at the end of the day. It was a temporary marriage of convenience, that's all. Think of the Kurds as a PMC in the cold and unidealistic world of Realpolitik.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 9:09 p.m. PST

Everyone feels bad for the Kurds but no one gives the Ways a second thought??

Zephyr124 Dec 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

Eliminating "whatever is left of ISIS" just means they can go after whomever opposes them by claiming the opponent "belongs to ISIS".

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

Everyone feels bad for the Kurds but no one gives the Ways a second thought??

Go to your room, OG.


greatpatton25 Dec 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

28mm Fanatik, but the US had no problem to impose to Europe the incredible state of Kosovo…

Roderick Robertson Fezian25 Dec 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

The Ways are in congress, partnered with the Means.

Major Mike27 Dec 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

A big problem for the Kurds is they have very limited amounts of heavy weapons. Turkey, using their NATO ties and Iraq have both pushed hard to prevent the Kurds from having them. That is why the US troops were in Syria, to give the Kurds the heavy weapons support they needed.

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