and what happens to the 10000prisoners being held by the Kurds ?
tomahawk6 said:I do not support this policy. It sends a bad message to our poyential allies and what happens to the 10000prisoners being held by the Kurds ? Either the prisoners get executed or they are released to fight again.
daftandbarmy said:If I was a Kurd I'd give them all one way tickets to New York, and book them into Trump Towers
Others questioned whether any member of the Trump family had fought for the United States during World War II and noted that during the Vietnam War, the president received five draft deferments.
Who would Donald Trump have supported in World War Two or would this draft-dodger have sat the war out as a non participant!
mariomike said:He said, "They didn't help us in the Second World War. They didn't help us with Normandy, as an example."
Whenever he talks about NATO not pulling it's weight, he seems to forget all the NATO folks who died in Afghanistan & Iraq, too, so sadly, it's not the first time he appears to take allies for granted.Jarnhamar said:That comment made me want to Spartan kick him. What an absolutely obnoxious shit head thing to say.
Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurdish forces has not breached a red line declared by President Donald Trump, a US official said Thursday, as he added that Washington wanted to broker a ceasefire.
On Twitter on Thursday, Trump said that he hoped to "mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds" -- saying the alternatives were sending in "thousands of troops" or hitting Turkey hard with sanctions.
Asked to elaborate on the remarks, the US official said that Trump had asked diplomats to seek an end to the violence.*
"We have been tasked by the president to try to see if there are areas of commonality between the two sides, if there's a way that we can find our way to a ceasefire," the official said ...
... we have no soldiers in Syria. We've won. We've beat ISIS. And we've beat them badly and decisively. We have no soldiers.
The last thing I want to do is bring thousands and thousands of soldiers in and defeat everybody again. We've already done that.
So what we have is really two choices: You have the choice of bringing in the military and defeating everybody again, or you have the choice of financially doing some very strong things to Turkey so that they take it a little bit easy on, really, competition that is -- I don't think it's being fairly treated in many ways, okay? We have a very good relationship with the Kurds. Or we can mediate. I hope we can mediate, John. I hope we can mediate ...
Jarnhamar said:That comment made me want to Spartan kick him. What an absolutely obnoxious crap head thing to say.
You're right again, he didn't serve in WW2, Korea, Vietnam, either gulf wars. Who on earth is he to make a comment like that? Just brutal.
That comment put me square in the GTFO camp.
Thanks for this. I note the author also takes the tack used by Turkish media about "we're not really fighting the KURD Kurds ..." too ...Colin P said:This is the article he is poorly quoting, although i don't agree completely with it either. https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/10/08/critics-aghast-as-trump-keeps-word-about-no-more-wars-n2554328
... all Kurds are not equal. The PKK – the Kurdistan Workers' Party – are a bunch of commie terrorists who have been fighting the Turks for a long time. Those reds are no friends of ours, and it’s their antics that seem to be inspiring the Turkish campaign ...
tomahawk6 said:You can trust the Israelis but you cant trust Erdogen I know I dont. But then I am just an an chair strategist now. ;D
daftandbarmy said:I'd prefer to continue to view them as just another bunch of folks in the middle east who should be viewed with polite suspicion from a safe distance.
daftandbarmy said:Having met a few guys in the 6th Airborne Division who fought against the Irgun & Stern gangs post-WW2, as well as a couple of UN Canadians who were blown up by them in the Sinai, I'd prefer to continue to view them as just another bunch of folks in the middle east who should be viewed with polite suspicion from a safe distance.