Such is the nature of the international arena. The Kurds did not align with the United States out of the goodness of their hearts, but because such alliance was a means to securing their position in northern Syria. (The Kurds having been stateless far longer than the other, more famous people - the Palestinians - but only more recently an object of American sympathies.) So, too, the United States did not align with the Kurds not out of any concern for Kurdish interests, but out of the need to address the problem of the Islamic State as well as complicate the problems confronting the Syrian government.The effects were positive - the Islamic State was defeated for what it was worth. (More cathartic than strategically useful.) They were indifferent - the Syrian government still won its civil war. (Thus perpetuating the status quo in the Middle East.) They were negative. (They drove a NATO ally into the arms of America's Iranian - and thereby to some degree Russian - adversaries.)In World War I, Italy and Japan were US allies. In World War II, they were US enemies. By the logic of the questioner, should we have not sided with our "friends?"The situation changes and so the priorities change. Nations that fail to adapt to such changed circumstances, friends or not, do not survive. Sad, but there it is.
Finally, Kurds are getting help from the Syrian Army. As an Iranian, I hope they will learn that they should never trust America. They were fighting for ISIS along with US. Now, we are hopeful that they will get back to the right path and join Iran and Syria!
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Girl I'm so glad someone else feels the same about that person 😂
Kick the hornet's nest and then run of instead of facing the consequences. And why not alienate multiple allies and play right info the hands of Russia while you are at it. Great plan! The greatest! No other plan had been that great. If toy say anything else is fake news.
@NyfikenSyd: My preference would be to save our boys & reunite them with their families. Criticize all you want. What I want doesn't reflect on the moral of our brave troops. I believe they'd want to stay & help. They are undoubtedly courageous. I just want them home. I don't give a shit about Syria, Kurds, whoever else over there. I know & you know that your don't truly care for them either. You just wanna sound good here. You wanna talk tough, go there then tough guy! You'll be peeing in your pants before you get off the cab in your own airport.
This cowardice wanna-be thinks he can casually jump on someone's opinion on troll on it. Yet, he doesn't throw in his own two cents as a direct answer to the asker's question. Get outta here!
Now, he's pressured to save face but afraid someone will dish out on his opinion. What a joke.'nuf said.
while i support our troops coming home, there is a proper way to pull out with our troops and this leaves too much instability
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And you know another side-effect? Entitlement-mentality in the ally.I'm from the Philippines. In the Philippine Internet, the entitlement-mentality for American blood & bodies for our precious selves was just sickeningly all over news-article comments whenever Beijing trespassed into our claimed waters. It's less now than before (as our nationalism evolves and develops, causing more to take responsibility for our own national security, and join the military), but it's still there.American lives are also important. Throwing them like garbage to every fire is also disrespect toward fellow-citizens in uniform.
@N192K001 It's to be expected. All nations are just puppets on the strings of international bankers and financiers, and it amuses them greatly to bleed strong nations white. It makes them feel as though their cowardice and duplicity are really signs of intelligence and domination. The same attitude permeates the whole of society or else these parasites could never have risen to the top in the first place. The only weapon against manipulators is self-sufficiency, and most people would simply rather be manipulated.
Get out a history book and look up Kurdistan
@belarus What does that have to do with anything? I know what they want, what I am saying is it doesn't exist and its more then likely never going to because they have to fight a war to cede from multiple different countries to build their country. I"m not saying that the Kurds didn't exist in this area, I'm saying it was never a nation, at least never in any recent time frame (as the Ottoman empire owned the entire region). So I am familiar with the history but history has nothing to do with it so I'm not sure why you told me to look it up?
Maybe this can clear some things up: Do you think Trump is hijacking the whole "Bring the Troops Home" slogan? ↗
The Pentagon on Friday strongly denied accusations it was abandoning its Kurdish allies in Syria as Turkey continued its military offensive in the country's northeast, forcing 100,000 people to flee amid heavy fighting."To be clear, we are not abandoning our Kurdish partner forces, and US troops remain with them in other parts of Syria. The impulsive action of President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan to invade northern Syria has put the United States in a tough situation," the US secretary of defence, Mark Esper, told reporters."Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey, just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation," Esper said.
Strategically, it is just not smart.
@rogers121 Perhaps you believe in mass murder, but I don't.
But your sure they to act like it... Especially when there is political or oil related benefits.
Not at all, in fact people that the US troops were protecting are now being bombed.
More innocent people are dying.
Jeez sorry I didn't know... But what are you even supposed to do in that situation
not much you can do when you have a village idiot in-charge. i would've probably gone a. w. o. l and stayed. aside from our allies dying-isis was freed-that is a global issue. trump SAYS isis was recaptured-but he's a known liar-besides, only a few surrendered-when told a reporter that they weren't done.
@viajen they're not US people so what does it matter? Does the US have to act as the world police and protect everyone at the cost of their own lives?
The US has said they will do what they can to make sure their allies are as safe as them. It comes with having other countries as friends and being in the UN and NATO.It is partly the USs responsibility, because the US has said it is.
@viajen one guy was goin on about ''foreign policy''-what the hell is that?
Dude what the hell
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@mateynine interesting 😎
@COMMODOREII your pic makes me moist
@CocoBat hey baby
@Shyguy206 moist? Not hard? 😕
Not to mention that we have no treaty with anyone there EXCEPT Turkey and keeping troops there would have forced us to violate that treaty.And to the two downvoting neo-cons or neo-libs, go Faa Cough.
Can you not say anything semi-mature?
@RoninReich You're a fucking idiot. How's that?
Something tells me you're not 25-29...
@RoninReich Something tells me you're an idiot.
What tells you that?
Well you can enlist in the army and go over there to support them
She never will she doesn't want to die. Leave that to some other Americans family who wants their children home safe.
Turkey is a major US ally.
It's funny how Americas biggest allies are oppressive regimes. Including the EU
Yes, turkey vs Kurds.. Just give kurds money to build a wall.. Its worked for north and south korea.. It would for usa.. I mean at least trump can build one, proving they work.. 😂👍🇺🇸