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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:41 AM

Trump pulls back troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkish assault, Pentagon officials 'blindsided

The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward
with a planned military operation in northeast Syria, as U.S. troops who have
been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces in the area
began pulling back from their positions.

The decision sent shockwaves through the region and Washington, with U.S.
officials telling Fox News that top Pentagon officials were “completely blindsided”
and “shocked” by the order to pull back hundreds of U.S. troops, a move that
effectively green-lights the Turkey operation. President Trump spoke with
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by telephone.

Some officials see the move as a betrayal of the Kurds, whom the
U.S. supported against ISIS for years.

Speaking on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,
called it an "impulsive decision" by Trump that would undo U.S. gains in the
region and give ISIS fighters a "second lease on life."

He tweeted: "If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/turkey-announces-incursion-of-northeast-syria-us-backed-kurds-have-vowed-all-out-war

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Micrometer Oct 7 OP
Grumpy Pickle Oct 7 #1
Micrometer Oct 7 #3
rampartb Oct 7 #2
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Response to Micrometer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:00 PM

1. This is bizarre.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:18 PM

3. Maybe Trump knows more that his generals.

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Response to Micrometer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 12:34 PM

2. is anyone counting how often we have betrayed the kurds?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:09 PM

4. What about how many times dems have betrayed Americans

right here in America by promoting and helping illegal immigration and the Americans who have been displaced, assaulted and killed here in America as a result.

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Response to Micrometer (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:12 PM

5. Is anyone who is a critic willing to send their son

to die in Syria in this conflict? Its easy to be a critic when one has no skin in the game.

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