Trump is pulling US troops out of northern Syria and according to Germany’s Deutsche Welle, the US is guilty of abandoning its friends the Kurds and allowing ISIS to re-infiltrate Syria. What DW does not say is that friendly relations with Turkey extend throughout most of Europe including Denmark, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, France, the Holy See, etc… So it would appear the Kurds have no allies in Europe. But it is all Trump’s fault…
In fact, Germany’s Kurdish population is estimated at 1.5 million, whereas the US population hovers closer to 20,000. So why isn’t the EU defending the Kurds? The EU Commissioner has ‘affirmed their commitment’… The same EU that bombed Syria.
What is the real story?
Syria has released a statement asking the EU, UN and other human rights agencies to take action against Turkey – no mention of the US. In the event that Turkey continues its offensive, Syria has announced its intentions to defend itself. That could indicate a brutal uprising, and securing US troops from a central position in this front would be a responsible action. The number of troops affected is estimated to be between 50 and 100, not a battalion. The US was not positioned to withstand a new offensive war.
Saudi Arabia has stepped up to the plate to take over the defense of the northern Syria Kurds. Given the relationship between Trump and Prince Muhammad bin Salman, it is likely an agreement was instituted wherein the Middle East would take care of their own. The majority of Kurds are Sunni. And the US needs to concentrate its resources on the US – for a change.
In an interesting twist, Russia, one of Turkey’s most vocal allies, has condemned Turkey for violating Syria’s sovereignty and called their attacks ‘criminal’. Iran opposes Turkey’s aggression. Greece and Cyprus have condemned the belligerence. Turkey has found itself with NO ally, instigating violence, and will likely find itself at the center of retaliation.
In the midst of this bizarre implosion, Erdogan has stated that 3.6 million Syrian refugees currently in various camps across the country, will be replenished. With Germany warning of a massive influx of new refugees, it would appear the true equation is more clear. Turkey is going to unleash a new swathe of immigrants descending on the EU and they are miffed because the US isn’t stopping the invasion by declaring war on Turkey.
The EU has no army. And Germany is already spending over $10 billion Euro’s annually to support its current influx of refugee population. There is no money left. And so, our once upon a time ‘ally’, that never really was, is further alienating the US by attempting to vilify Trump. That would be Merkel’s version of asking for help before another 3 million refugees descend.
Still, the Liberal war mongers in DC and the media are using this ‘reassignment of troops’ as a point argument of Trump’s incompetency. We The People, both liberal and conservative have long demanded the US get out of the Middle East conflicts. Yet, the politicians are not listening. Trump is!
While the MSM is busily derailing Trump, the real story surrounds the absolute idiocy of Erdogan in pursuing this assault. Without an ally, Turkey is subjecting itself to severe consequences the likes of which could erupt in mass exodus, civil riots, and human rights violations that could easily spiral the country into chaos.
The US is not responsible to act in the capacity of global police on behalf of the inept EU, but that message seems gray when the liberal peacemakers choose to decry Bomb em ALL!