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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 11:16 PM

Fox News in Disarray as Hosts Struggle to Digest Trumps Betrayal of the Syrian Kurds

DONALD TRUMP’S LATE-NIGHT decision to abandon the Syrian Kurds who helped the United States destroy the Islamic State caliphate in Syria prompted a rare outburst of dissent on Monday on the president’s favorite television program, “Fox and Friends.”

The news of Trump’s complete reversal of his pledge in June to defend the Kurds from a threatened Turkish invasion of their enclave in northern Syria outraged one of the president’s most diehard boosters, the Fox host Brian Kilmeade.


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Brian Kilmeade fights with his co-hosts over Trump throwing Syrian Kurds under the bus: "What kind of message is that to the next ally that wants to side with us? ... All we did is arm them, and they did all the work. And now we say 'good luck. Good luck surviving.' Disaster."

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“What a disaster, I mean, the president’s statement through Stephanie Grisham is, you know, ‘We defeated the caliphate, the caliphate’s destroyed.’ We would not have done that without the Kurds, who did all of our fighting,” Kilmeade said to his stunned co-hosts on the morning show. “Now we’re saying, ‘Okay Turks, go wipe them out, or force them out.’ What kind of message is that to the next ally that wants to side with us?” he asked.

When another of the show’s hosts, Steve Doocy, tried to defend Trump, saying, “I think the president is doing exactly what he wants to, because he has made from the get-go very clear, campaign promises–” Kilmeade interrupted to ask sarcastically, “to release ISIS fighters?”

Later in the morning, the show’s hosts looked deeply uncomfortable as Sen. Lindsey Graham, another regular Trump supporter, lambasted Trump’s decision as “impulsive.”



https://theintercept.com/2019/10/07/fox-news-in-disarray-as-hosts-struggle-to-digest-trumps-betrayal-of-the-syrian-kurds/


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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:31 AM

1. This is a very complicated issue

I spent time in Turkey, hated it and the turks, and spent time, two years, out with the kurds and loved the people.

That said this problem between the kurds and the turks goes back a century. I will also have to say that the kurds have committed many acts of violence inside of Turkey that we would call very violent terrorism.

There is no easy answer to all of this. I support the kurds of today but everything in that part of the world has a history that no one is willing to forget.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:57 AM

3. Great post


Thanks!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 05:25 AM

2. So I gather people think that the Kurds fought ISIS just to help out the US?

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