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Politics Trump defends Syria move: The Kurds 'didn't help us' in Normandy

01:10  10 october  2019
01:10  10 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish allies

  Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid outrcry from Kurdish allies "The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so," Trump said as Turkey prepares an assault in the region.Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan considers the Kurdish forces in Syria to be terrorists allied with Kurdish insurgents within his country and has long threatened a military incursion into the area.

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 Turkish ground troops were crossing the border into Syria following airstrikes that began

USA should never have been in Middle East,” Trump said in a series of morning tweets. Trump defended his unpopular decision, arguing on Twitter that “GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE WORST DECISION EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY!”

President Trump on Wednesday criticized the Kurds, saying they didn't help the United States during World War II and that they were only fighting for their land in Syria during the battle against ISIS.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump defends Syria move: The Kurds 'didn't help us' in Normandy© Getty Trump defends Syria move: The Kurds 'didn't help us' in Normandy

"The Kurds are fighting for their land," Trump told reporters at the White House during an event in the Roosevelt Room.

"And as somebody wrote in a very, very powerful article today, they didn't help us in the second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy as an example. They mentioned names of different battles. But they're there to help us with their land and that's a different thing."

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies

  Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies Hillary Clinton on Monday slammed the Trump administration's decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria. © Greg Nash Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Syria pullout a 'sickening betrayal' of allies "Let us be clear: The president has sided with authoritarian leaders of Turkey and Russia over our loyal allies and America's own interests," Clinton, a former secretary of State and senator and President Trump's Democratic rival in 2016, tweeted."His decision is a sickening betrayal both of the Kurds and his oath of office.

USA should never have been in Middle East," Trump said in a series of morning tweets. Trump defended his unpopular decision, arguing on Twitter that "GOING INTO THE MIDDLE EAST IS THE " We 're not giving Turkey a green light in Congress and we 're not going to abandon the Kurds ," he said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending his decision to pull back U . S . troops from northeastern Syria , citing a focus But the decision to leave Syrian Kurds — who supported the U . S . in the fight against Islamic State militants — vulnerable to a military onslaught from Turkey has

The remarks from Trump at the White House came as Turkey launched an offensive in northern Syria against Kurdish forces that had been allied with the United States in the fight on terror.

Trump paved the way for the Turkish offensive when he announced earlier this week, to a GOP furor, that he was withdrawing U.S. forces from that part of Syria. Some of Trump's staunchest Republican allies have ripped the move, calling it a betrayal of a loyal U.S. ally in the Kurds.

Trump insisted the U.S. has spent "tremendous amounts of money" helping the Kurds purchase ammunition and weapons.

"With all of that being said, we liked the Kurds," Trump told reporters.

"When you say they're fighting for us, yes, but they're fighting for their land," Trump added.

Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career'

  Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career' A U.S. Special Forces soldier serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. © FoxNews.com Kurdish stronghold on Syrian border targeted; Trey Yingst reports. “I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” said the distraught soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents. The service member, whom Griffin described as "hardened," is among the 1,000 or so U.S. troops who remain in Syria.

Trump defended the move Tuesday, claiming he is not selling out Kurdish allies. " We may be in the process of leaving Syria , but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds Kurdish fighters alongside Americans helped rid Iraq first of Hussein, then loyalists from his ruling Baa'thist party, before moving

Trump says “stupid endless wars, for us , are ending!” and he is “slowly & carefully” bringing U . S . troops home. But the decision to leave Syrian Kurds — who supported the U . S . in the fight against Islamic State militants — vulnerable to a military onslaught from Turkey has been condemned by some of

The White House announced the withdrawal of U.S. forces abruptly late Sunday after Trump spoke with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The U.S. military partnered with the Syrian Democratic Forces, led by the Kurds, in operations against ISIS. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurds to be a terrorist group.

Syrian Democratic Forces have denounced Trump's decision as a "stab in the back."

The Trump administration has sought to contain the scrutiny over the past days, insisting the president did not give a "greenlight" to Turkey to conduct the operation and that he made clear to Erdoğan that there would be consequences for Turkey if Kurdish forces were harmed.

"I will wipe out his economy if that happens," Trump told reporters Wednesday. "I hope that he will act rationally."

Trump also insisted his decision had "tremendous support" outside Washington and noted he campaigned on withdrawing the U.S. from "endless wars."

Erdogan vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurds if they don't withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire .
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to "crush the heads" of the Kurds in Syria if they don't fall back from the border's safe zone, according to reports. © Provided by Fox News Network LLCThe threat comes as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-fire brokered by Turkey and the U.S. on Thursday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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