Last Wednesday, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan launched a military offensive into Northern Syria. He said the attack was “to crash the terrorist organization in a couple of days in all of the operation zone.”
The “terrorist organization” he referred to, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), are Kurdish allies of the United States.
Erdogan claims the SDF are causing security issues on its Northern border with Syria.
Turkey’s invasion followed an agreement between Presidents Trump and Erdoğan that the United States would withdraw troops from the area and would not resist the Turkish invasion.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the President has not abandoned the Kurds, but he wanted to make sure the small number of American troops on the border (50-100) were out of harm’s way.
U.S. military spokespersons stated the United States was not taking sides. But up until shortly before the Turkish invasion, the U.S. was supplying military intelligence to Turkey, who is a NATO ally.
The reaction to Trump’s withdrawal of troops and acceptance of Turkey’s invasion of Syria drew immediate criticism from both sides of the Congressional aisle.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Trump’s capitulation would be “a grave mistake with implications far beyond Syria.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said, “The President’s decision to abandon our Kurd allies in the face of an assault by Tukey is a betrayal.”
And Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) blasted the president, stating, “I expect an American president to do what is in our national security interest” and went on to compare abandoning the Kurds to be even worse than the U.S. abandoning South Vietnam.
“We could not have defeated the ISIS caliphate without Kurdish fighters,” proclaimed Democratic Senator, Chris Murphy, from the “liberal” state of Connecticut.
And while the U.S. prides itself on being a Democracy of “We the People,” its rule and ruination by the Military/Industrial/Intelligence Complex was brought to center stage as Pentagon officials and former Intelligence Agency heads, now Presstitutes for the mainstream media, harshly criticized Trump’s agreement with Erdoğan and for withdrawing troops.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: It should be noted the United States falsely claims and Presstitute media constantly sells that the SDF were hired to help fight ISIS.
The hard fact is that the Kurdish fighters were paid by the U.S. in its effort, begun by President Barrack Obama, to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad.
Also absent from media coverage is that ISIS emerged in reaction to the deadly wars launched by America and its allies, who have slaughtered millions and destroyed entire nations.
There was no ISIS before President George W. Bush, and the United States Congress invaded Iraq based on false evidence and outright lies.
Further ignored by the media is how these radical Islamists were used by the United States, France, and the U.K. to help overthrow the Muammar Qaddafi of Libya and then sent to help overthrow Assad in Syria.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Last Sunday, 13 October, Kurdish forces in northern Syria announced a new alliance with the government of Bashar al-Assad. Again, considering that prior to Turkey’s latest invasion into Syria, the Kurds were paid mercenaries by the U.S. to overthrow Assad, it further clearly proves the total dysfunction and failure of United States regime change policies that have killed million, destroyed entire nations, and cost trillions of tax payer money.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Turkey’s invasion of Syria is illegal under international law.
They’ve been fighting the Kurds for decades.
Since the establishment of Turkey in 1923, there have been periodic massacres of Kurds by Turkish troops.