“We know that we would have to make painful compromises with Moscow and Bashar al-Assad. But if we have to choose between compromises and the genocide of our people, we will surely choose life for our people,” Kurdish Commander Mazloum Abdi writes.
Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria seemingly left Kurdish fighters no choice but to cut a deal with sworn enemies of the U.S.: the Syrian regime, backed by Russia. @charliecbs rushed to leave Syria as the regime retakes key cities
Just as a point of fact: the Kurdish forces lost 12,000 lives fighting ISIS so we didn’t have to. Trump abandoned them. For no good reason.
President Trump's capitulation to Erdogan over Syria is an unmitigated disaster and may lead to a resurgence of ISIS. Trump's impulsive decision to withdraw our forces and betray our Kurdish allies has done incalculable damage to our national security and standing in the world.
Turkey almost killed the US soldiers in Syria that Trump said don’t even exist. Trump has betrayed the US military just as he has betrayed their Kurdish partners.
A sr military official told me US special forces troops distraught, upset, morally disturbed by having to tell their kurdish allies in Syria that, because of orders, their promises of defense won’t be kept.