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Turkey ‘launches airstrike’ against Kurds on Syria-Iraq border – reports

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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 03:12 PM
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Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes, just hours after the US announced it would be pulling out of the region.
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Uh oh... Apparently Turkey has already started bombing Kurds just hours after the US announced it would be pulling troops out. Just a few hours ago, Trump also threatened to obliterate Turkey's economy if they did anything he considered to be off-limits. Are things about to kick off over there, or is this not as serious as it seems?
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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Nobody really thought that Turkey would actually take Trump's threats serious right?

This is going to be a wild week.

Peace



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I had a weird feeling something was going to happen on or before Yom Kuppur



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 03:17 PM
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Turkey needs a spanking..



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: Spacespider



Turkey needs a spanking..


Not sure you've picked the right country there.

The simple fact of the matter is that the US has now clearly, without any doubt, demonstrated that it does not have and does not truly believe in having "allies".

For those that don't know, it was the Kurds who were left to be slaughtered after aiding and abetting the criminal axis of evil in Iraq. It was the Kurds who were the principle force in removing the CIA/USA invention that was, and likely still is, ISIS. Now that the US has been defeated in Syria it's pulling out and leaving the Kurds once again to be slaughtered.

What a shameless bunch of bastards.

I will leave you with the following quote from Trump;



Don’t forget, that’s their territory. We have to help them. I want to help them. They fought with us, They fought with us, they died. We lost tens of thousands of Kurds [who] died fighting ISIS. They died for us and with us. And for themselves, they died for themselves.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: trollz

What did you expect. Even Lil Kim launches new missiles and mocks trump. But trump still loves him....


www.businessinsider.com...

www.usatoday.com...






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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:18 PM
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The writing was on the wall long ago. Turkey shouldn't be in NATO. Period.

Everyone can argue this is Trump's fault, but in truth, he just fully exposed why they can't be trusted.

The situation is only made worse by the fact we house nuclear missiles there. Erdogan even started complaining Turkey should have some of its own this last month.

This crisis- and I suspect a crisis it will be- was long in the making.

If I had to take bets about the dominating issue during this next election cycle, it will most likely be based upon foreign affairs issues. Mark my words.


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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:25 PM
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Anchorman voice* well that escalated quickly!



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: loam

I agree with you on how Turkey shouldn't be in NATO.

I also agree America is right in leaving.

Just not in the way it is done right now...leaving your allies on a hill to die...I can see no honor in this.

Peace



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: loam

I know less than noting about what should be done there. So much information I don't have. But I have to feel like Trump has that information, and has a plan. He is lots of things, but he seems to be calculated with his policy. I sure can't offer any insight into right or wrong, but I have a feeling we will all get some education into why Syria was so damn important with Obama's WH.

I just hope he knows what he's doing and doesn't start a sh!t storm that can't be stopped.
I always enjoy your take on things.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime

Which allies?

Turkey is stupidly a NATO ally.... you know that pesky treaty that requires us to provide collective defense for any NATO member who is attacked, regardless of the western principles any of those members might abandon?

If I had to be Machiavellian about it, one could make the argument that Trump is just looking for this kind of provocation to rightfully push Turkey out of NATO. It sucks that this falls on the Kurds, but let's be clear, this was not a situation of our making.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: operation mindcrime

A coward who never served using the office to deflect from a certain impeachment.

This is what 3 years of Trump has brought us.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: network dude

In my opinion, eventually someone was going to be left with this stinking turd of a rotten hot potato.

I can't say with certainty that Trump will handle this correctly, but I'm not confused that he inherited a sleeper of an issue that could wind up being very bad for everyone involved.

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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: HanyManny

Yawn. How entirely predictable of you.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:47 PM
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Something Big is going on behind the scenes that people are not seeing , Turkey did not forgive or forget about the failed coup and went back to Russia and not so long ago they were ready to take the American base in their country after they surrounded it then they gave Putin the green light for the oil pipeline to Europe and bought the s400 from Russia now America announces a new base in Greece .

I am all for Nuking Turkey but they have friends who would love to fight and have a massive army so tread carefully



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:48 PM
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this was not a situation of our making.


Sorry dude, but that statement is the complete opposite of the truth.

The situation, with respect to the Kurds, is entirely the making of the US.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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Sad state of affairs , the Kurds fought hard to get rid of isis , they earned the right to have their own nation many times over and have proven that they can deal with threats.

Dumb that they abandon the Kurds for a bully nation such as Turkey , its like trading someone who would give his life for you with some one who would stab you in the back the first chance they get.

Thats how you repay them for fighting your proxy's selling them off to Turkey....



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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America made a pledge to support the Kurds. I could understand Trump has his reasons for doing this and it would be great if he gets Turkey pushed out of NATO....but at what prize?

At this point the Kurds seem to be the collateral damage of his strategy. I hope it's a watertight strategy because this is the history we'll one day have to explain to our children...

Peace
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posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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Personally, I think that either Russia or the EU should be heading this "Peace in the Middle-East" issue. The US doesn't benefit from anything happening there except for the MIC that is. Maybe people should look at the issue instead of the politics of it all. The whole region is a hot bed for religious conflicts all due to people who are willing to use their religion as an excuse to wipe out other tribes.

If this move by Turkey is to dealt with, then I say let NATO do it. As for the issue of Obama's front man dissing this action by Trump … err … Obama and that bitch SoS of his created ISIL in the first place so should anyone care what he thinks.



posted on Oct, 7 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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I can't say with certainty that Trump will handle this correctly, but I'm not confused that he inherited a sleeper of an issue that could wind up being very bad for everyone involved.


Perhaps trump with his "great and unmatched wisdom" can rally his GOP allies to deal with the situation. As it is
they are placing the blame on trump.

www.rawstory.com...



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