Trump criticizes *the Kurds* for not helping America in WWII, "they didn't help us with Normandy." (!!!) pic.twitter.com/yC8yijgjTh
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 9, 2019
It says something to me that of the several dozen people with whom I served in the army back in the day and every single person I know who served in the military, not one person thinks betraying the Kurds is a good idea and uniformly think of it as a disaster and something that would previously be unthinkable:
urkey sent warplanes and troops into northeastern Syria on Wednesday in a military operation aimed at flushing out an American-backed militia, Turkish and Syrian officials said.
The Turkish attack came amid a flurry of confusing policy statements from the White House, which on Sunday acquiesced to the operation, agreeing to move American forces out of the way, but on Wednesday, hours after it began, condemned it.
“The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea,” President Trump said in a statement on Wednesday.
Turkish fighter jets streaked through the sky over Syrian towns, while explosions from artillery shells boomed, causing traffic jams of terrified civilians fleeing south in trucks piled high with their possessions and children.
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After about six hours of airstrikes, Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies crossed the border late Wednesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry, beginning a ground offensive.
In a normal, sane, world, this would be the end of Trump, even among his diehards. I doubt we will hear a peep, though, even from the evangelicals, as Kurdish Christians are slaughtered at the hands of Erdogan.
But, as Trump stated, where were the Kurds at Normandy, or Pearl Harbor, for that matter? Or Vietnam. So fuck them, really.