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Weekend Reads Trump defends abandoning the Kurds by saying they didn't help the US in WWII

03:20  10 october  2019
03:20  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn ' t help the US during World War II . This came amid reports that Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria after air strikes that began

The people who say Trump has made us respected again internationally or try and talk about President Obama’s supposed apology tours piss me off more than any other Trump thing. Ok, this is fucking dumb. Could this be the dumbest possible response to why he abandoned the kurds ?

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  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from northeast Syria, abandoning Kurdish forces in the region, by saying the Kurds did not help the US during World War II.
  • "They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led campaign against ISIS.
  • And when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."
  • Trump's comments came hours after Turkey launched a military operation against the formerly US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to abandon the Kurds to a Turkish military incursion in Syria by saying they didn't help the US during World War II.

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" They didn ' t help us in the second World War , they didn ' t help us with Normandy for example Since August, the US has been pushing the Kurds to dismantle their defensive fortifications and "Reports indicate Turkey is predictably attacking the Kurdish allies we abandoned ," Romney tweeted.

Trump said he learned that the Kurds didn ’ t help in Normandy from a “very, very powerful article”, apparently referencing a column by conservative opinion writer Kurt Trump ’s decision to abandon the Kurdish groups who have fought alongside the US in Syria has drawn bipartisan condemnation.

This came amid reports Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria following airstrikes that began earlier in the day.

"They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds. He added, "With all of that being said, we like the Kurds."

Earlier in the day, Trump in a statement released by the White House said he did not endorse the Turkish military operation and thought it was a "bad idea." But he did not reference the Kurds once, nor did he signal any immediate response from the US to thwart Turkey's actions.

The Trump administration on Sunday abruptly announced the US was withdrawing troops stationed in northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish operation. The move has been broadly condemned in Washington, including by top congressional Republicans and former Trump administration officials, as many feel Trump paved the way for Turkey to go after key US allies.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces bore the brunt of the US-led campaign against ISIS, losing roughly 11,000 fighters in the process.

On Wednesday, when asked by reporters whether he felt the Syria retreat and treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy." The president said it "won't be" hard for the US to form new partnerships.

This article will continue to be updated.

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Correction: October 16, 2019 This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misquoted President Trump. He said, referring to Syria, "They have a problem with Turkey, they have a problem at a border. It's not our border." He did not say "it's not our problem." This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misquoted President Trump. He said, referring to Syria, "They have a problem with Turkey, they have a problem at a border. It's not our border." He did not say "it's not our problem.

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