Kurdish commander says that Trump supported their deal with the Russians for protection.

By |2019-10-17T09:44:03-08:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments

So he pushed our allies into the arms of our enemies. 

What a brilliant foreign policy.

Courtesy of the AP:

U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose the deal that Syrian Kurdish-led forces struck with Russia and the Syrian government to protect them against Turkey’s offensive, the force’s commander said Thursday, as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed forces to seize a strategic border town.

The commander’s comments underscored Trump’s willingness to see a crucial U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State switch allegiance to Moscow and Damascus. Trump said Wednesday he welcomed the move by the two militaries to fill the void created when he ordered the pullout of U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.

“We told (Trump) that we are contacting the Syrian regime and the Russians in order to protect our country and land,” the commander, Mazloum Abdi, told local TV station Ronahi TV. “He said, ‘We are not against that.’”

The deal by the Kurds, announced Sunday, allows forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad to move into border areas held by the Kurdish-led fighters, effectively replacing the U.S. troops, and establishing Russia as the agreement’s guarantor. Abdi spoke with Trump by phone the next day.

In a visible sign of the change, an Associated Press team saw a Russian flag raised Thursday at a watchtower of the main Kurdish militia overlooking the Turkish border near the Euphrates River. There had been no previous word of Russian forces in that location, but Russian military advisers often accompany Syrian government forces.

I seriously doubt that the majority of us who wanted to get troops out of the Middle East anticipated just handing everything over to Russia. 

This is a huge strategic win for the Kremlin and gives them the ability to control an area rich in oil, but also positioned well for influencing the politics of Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and even Israel. 

I will predict that within the next few months we will see American influence in the area wane, and see Russia rising as the de facto superpower. 

To me it appears obvious that Russian manipulated Trump into pulling out American military to allow Turkey to launch a genocide that ultimately drove the Kurds into Putin’s open arms. 

Remember on Wednesday I reported that the Russians have been telling the Kurds for over a year that Trump would abandon them? (Link)

Well now we can see how well that plan came together for them. 

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16 Comments

  1. Old Redneck October 18, 2019 at 7:47 am

    In their Wednesday meeting, Speaker Pelosi, while shaking her finger in Trump’s face, told him: “WITH YOU, ALL ROADS LEAD TO PUTIN!!!!!!!!!!!”

    • Friendly fire October 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      Can’t we toss Putin the middle? Oops. 😏

      • Anonymous October 18, 2019 at 8:46 pm

        Putin just got handed the bar tab, just a little fyi for those who know nothing.

  2. Anonymous World 'Riff' October 18, 2019 at 7:56 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/deadly-turkey-air-strikes-shatter-trumps-hours-old-ceasefire-deal/

    On Thursday evening, Trump said he allowed the two sides to fight for a few days before brokering a truce as they were like “kids in a lot”.

    West side Story V$ East side Story?…Not a ‘movie’

    • anonymous October 18, 2019 at 8:03 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/18/syria-ceasefire-fake.html

      “The ceasefire that Trump and Pence claimed to have negotiated was a fake. The United States is humiliated in front of the entire, as Trump has already announced that the Turks can do whatever they want because the president won’t sanction “his friend.””

    • Anonymous October 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Trump allowed the two sides to fight
      ==============
      talk about delusions of grandeur, he isn’t in charge of anything in Syria, he already gave the power to putin and the turks.

  3. OK October 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/turkeys-foreign-minister-bursts-out-laughing-as-he-mocks-trumps-erratic-tweets/

    “He also said that Trump’s sanctions were meaningless and Turkey has “taken enough measures” to ensure they have no effect on its economy.”

  4. anonymous October 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/10/18/russia-amanpour-putin-ukraine-prime-minister-kasyanov.cnn

    “Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov tells Christiane Amanpour the U.S. withdrawal in Syria has given Vladimir Putin what he has wanted for many years.”

    CRIMEa!

  5. anon October 18, 2019 at 8:34 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/chris-wallace-goes-off-on-trumps-turkey-debacle-is-this-a-ceasefire-or-a-surrender/

    ‘Is this a ceasefire or a surrender?’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/fox-news-graphic-busts-white-house-press-secretary-for-lying-about-syria-cease-fire/

    ” “He sent a delegation over to get a cease-fire. That takes time.”

    As she spoke, a graphic reading, “fighting continues in Syria despite cease-fire,””

  6. anonymous October 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

    FB>”Mike Pence supposedly negotiated a ceasefire in Syria between Turkey and the Kurds.
    A ceasefire whereby Turkey and Russia get everything they want — including the US abandoning the region — and the Kurds being thrown off their land or slaughtered.
    Now, for this ceasefire to hold, Turkey’s leader Erdogan said this morning: “It’s the responsibility of the United States to ensure that Kurdish fighters withdraw in the 120-hour window.”
    Ah.
    You see it, right?
    That’s the Joker in the deck. Right there.
    It’s the responsibility of the United States.
    The United States.
    It’s our job to see all Kurdish fighters are removed from an area designated by Erdogan and Putin.
    Got it?
    And we have 5 days, 120 hours, to get it done — using … troops that have already retreated from the area and bombed their own bases, I guess.
    Or Turkey resumes its attack.
    So, when the Turkish slaughter resumes, and it will, it will be blamed on the United States for not evacuating these alleged fighters. That’s right. And Russia and Turkey will justify it by pointing to Trump’s comment that Turkey has a right to “clean out” the Kurds.
    Essentially what’s happened here is that Trump sent Pence to Turkey to take responsibility for genocide and hand a brutal tyrant a get out of jail free card.”<Jim Wright

  7. Ru$$ia~Ala$ka October 18, 2019 at 10:53 am

    https://www.juneauempire.com/news/six-fun-facts-to-know-about-alaska-day/

    1. Alaska was charted by Westerners in 1741
    2. Sitka was the capital of Russian America, under another name
    3. As trade began to slough off, Russia looked to offload Alaska
    4. The handover took place in Sitka
    5. Sitka remained the capital until 1906
    6. Gov. William Egan signed Alaska Day into law in 1959
    Less than a year after Alaska became the 49th state, Egan proclaimed that Oct. 18 would be Alaska day from then on

    Cry of the Wild Ram…

  8. Anonymous October 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    The Kurds were the only pro-America allies in the area. They are now allied with Russia.

    Helluva job, Donnie.

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