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    Turkey Offensive Begins

    As expected after Trump's cut and run, the Turks are on the move in NE Syria.

    Turkey begins military offensive into Syria after US pulled back troops - CNNPolitics

    Turkey has launched a planned military offensive into northeastern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday, just days after the Trump administration announced it was pulling US troops back from the border area.

    "Our aim is to destroy the terror corridor which is trying to be established on our southern border and to bring peace and peace to the region," Erdogan tweeted.

    He added that Turkey "will preserve Syria's territorial integrity and liberate local communities from terrorists."
    So, is this as Trump and Erdogan say, a war on terror? Or is it a sanctioned slaughter of the Kurds, like what everyone else says?

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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    As expected after Trump's cut and run, the Turks are on the move in NE Syria.

    Turkey begins military offensive into Syria after US pulled back troops - CNNPolitics



    So, is this as Trump and Erdogan say, a war on terror? Or is it a sanctioned slaughter of the Kurds, like what everyone else says?

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    Simple solution: Congress should declare war on Syria; force the president to go all in.
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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    The Turks have been given a green light to clear the Kurds from their border with Syria. I think this is a massive mistake that will have serious consequences in Syria since the soldiers who were actively fighting ISIS will have bigger fish to fry. More importantly, their attitude toward the US will likely shift to an adversarial one. How that plays out remains to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple solution: Congress should declare war on Syria; force the president to go all in.
    I gotta better idea, let's throw the bums out and put in some smarter management who would have understood at the outset we shouldn't be pulling out of Syria.

    Pence, a traditional conservative, I doubt sincerely, would have done this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Simple solution: Congress should declare war on Syria; force the president to go all in.
    Hmm...I think you're out of lockstep, there, bud:

    Trump on pulling US troops out of Syria: ‘We’re not a police force’

    I did raise a glass to the first time you contradicted your "president", though...
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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    As expected after Trump's cut and run, the Turks are on the move in NE Syria.

    Turkey begins military offensive into Syria after US pulled back troops - CNNPolitics



    So, is this as Trump and Erdogan say, a war on terror? Or is it a sanctioned slaughter of the Kurds, like what everyone else says?

    Tell us where you stand.
    Since this is breaking news, I started this thread on the breaking news forum, but I guess we can debate it here, as well.
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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    As expected after Trump's cut and run, the Turks are on the move in NE Syria.

    Turkey begins military offensive into Syria after US pulled back troops - CNNPolitics



    So, is this as Trump and Erdogan say, a war on terror? Or is it a sanctioned slaughter of the Kurds, like what everyone else says?

    Tell us where you stand.
    You want the US involved with bad blood in northern Syria where Turkey is attacking? Why is Turkey attacking northern Syria? Do the Kurds harbor alleged terrorists of Turkey? What does Syria have to say about raids into northern Syria by Turkey? I thought Turkey was a moderate Muslim country.
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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Hmm...I think you're out of lockstep, there, bud:

    Trump on pulling US troops out of Syria: ‘We’re not a police force’

    I did raise a glass to the first time you contradicted your "president", though...
    I didn't say I agreed, or disagreed. I'm saying that if the Democrats and Republicans in Congress are so upset about Trump pulling troops out of the region, they should declare war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarLevant View Post
    I gotta better idea, let's throw the bums out and put in some smarter management who would have understood at the outset we shouldn't be pulling out of Syria.

    Pence, a traditional conservative, I doubt sincerely, would have done this.
    I love how Liberals oppose intervention, until Trump opposes intervention, then they're all for it.
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    Re: Turkey Offensive Begins

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    As expected after Trump's cut and run, the Turks are on the move in NE Syria.
    Turkey begins military offensive into Syria after US pulled back troops - CNNPolitics
    So, is this as Trump and Erdogan say, a war on terror? Or is it a sanctioned slaughter of the Kurds, like what everyone else says?

    Tell us where you stand.

    I think the US should start a war with a NATO member. /s
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