Syria, Turkey, the Kurds

Well, we talked about the President’s Kurdish strategy yesterday. Like some of you, I was supportive but a bit worried. We just plainly cannot go around the world interfering in every conflict, no matter how rich it makes the military-industrial complex. As is usual, as soon as I talked a bit about it, the situation changed. How? the Kurds struck a deal with Syria. That to me makes far more sense. If anything in the mid-east makes much sense at all. Seraphim Hanisch writing in The Duran is quite a bit more positive than I am, so let’s take a look.

President Trump was right again. According to a new Fox News piece published late Sunday evening, Kurdish forces negotiated a deal with Damascus to face off Turkey’s offensive. Russia is involved in the dealmaking as well.

The New York Times reported that the deal– which was announced Sunday evening– would enable President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to attempt to regain a foothold in the country’s northeast. The Kurdish fighters had few options after the United States abandoned them, and it had been anticipated they would turn to Assad’s government for support.

“An agreement has been reached with the Syrian government — whose duty it is to protect the country’s borders and preserve Syrian sovereignty — for the Syrian Army to enter and deploy along the Syrian-Turkish border to help the SDF stop this aggression” by Turkey, the SDF said in a statement.

The Washington Post reported that the deal was reached after three days of negotiations between the Kurdish forces, Russian envoys and Damascus. […]

The media is portraying this as a Terrible, Awful, Not-so-Good, Unbelievably bad move for Trump who, as the American MSM, now even including Matt Drudge and more and more people even from Fox News will be happy to tell you, is facing the early termination of his Presidency with a growing level of “support” for impeachment and removal from office, per the Compleat Fake Impeachment Scandal.

These anti-Trump forces – basically globalists, secular humanists, represented in a very large number by the ranks of US Representatives and Senators in our own government, and reinforced by the severely biased globalist, secular humanist-biased Western press – are engaged in all-out waragainst the American president.

However, President Trump is playing the long game, and as usual, the foreign policy moves he makes (when he does so unfettered by “advisers”) are practical, needful, and nearly perfect. He is not afraid to gamble as he did with this Turkey / Kurd situation.

I don’t know about you, but I see little in that to argue with. In fact, the howl that went up from all the usual (globalist) suspects told me it was probably an excellent idea. I’m not very enamored of Russia’s involvement, to be honest, but Syria even with the support of others in the neighborhood, probably isn’t big enough to carry the ball alone. The best thing is that those 50-100 American special forces are not in the line of fire.

There are reports that Turkish troops/auxiliaries are killing civilians, including women and children. That probably helped precipitate the deal. It’s also normal Turkish practice, they practically invented ethnic cleansing. In this case, they are bringing opposition to them into the field, and that too is good. Erdogan is getting much too big for his britches and needs a lesson.

President Trump spoke about this situation the other day:

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17 Responses to Syria, Turkey, the Kurds

  1. Scoop says:

    I hope that, like a cat, Trump will land on his feet one more time. He is right that there is never going to be a good time to get out . . . the end will be the same . . . a lose-lose situation for everybody. The optics reminds one of Bush One’s abandonment of the Kurds in the first Gulf War and the blood-letting as they were caught between Sadam’s forces and the Turks.

    The economic pressure on Turkey might play out well as might the agreement between the Kurds, Syrians and Russians for a time. In the end it seems to me that there will be no peace in that region any time soon. Someday, in fact, it seems to me that the Syrians are going to have to deal with the presence of Russians on their soil . . . and the Russians love having a port and airfields in the Mediterranean region.Hope they get bogged down until it breaks them financially like it did in Afghanistan.

    So maybe Trump’s strategy wins out; for us but nothing is going to be a win for the rest of the players in the foreseeable future. I understand Nikki Haley’s concerns but then again why are we fighting a war that was ginned up by Obama and his lack of resolve during his presidency. Some springtime, huh?

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  2. the unit says:

    Can only watch and see what happens.
    Who am I? Why am I here? 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    I was just reading an article over at AccuWeather which ends like all weather articles that everything wrong is because of climate change.
    Caused me to remember a story some months ago, maybe couple of years, that MidEast situation is caused because of it. 🙂
    Anyways, thinking of catastrophic storms I’ve been through…some folks before me been there, done that.

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