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“FOLLOWING RECENT INDEPENDENT TRIP TO SYRIA, VIRGINIA CONGRESSMAN WARNS OF TURKEY’S AGENDA IN THE REGION December 17, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Thomas Garrett Jr. just returned from a trip to Northeast Syria and Iraq where he met with top leadership in both regions that have been the ONLY reliable allies in the fight against ISIS.
While there, Congressman Garrett spoke to the Deir A Zour Civil Council only miles from the front lines against ISIS and the Manbij Military Council which is the unit directly threatened by Turkey’s recent attacks.
In an evolving development this week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now threatening to attack American Forces and its allies to expand its territorial gains.
Following Rep. Garrett’s recent visit, he stated:
“We look the other way or do nothing so often that it becomes second nature but across the globe minorities are persecuted, exterminated, and displaced by raging governments or radical uprisings and the West stays quiet. With ISIS continuing engagement on the battlefield we have to correct the missteps that have taken place in this region. The answer isn’t to remove these individuals from their country of origin but rather to create a circumstance where they can live safely in their home without fear.”
It should be noted that while Turkey says it will not target U.S. forces directly, this is an IMPOSSIBLE act as the U.S. Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces are co-located.
Garrett added, “Turkey is manipulating U.S. policy by spending millions per month in D.C. to buy influence. They lie about the pro-freedom multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Council and suggest the Kurds control regions where I met with the actual leaders, who are not only Kurdish, but also Arab and Christian. Someone needs to tell the truth here, and the U.S. should stop acting as if Erdogan is an ally. He is not.”
President Trump has been in direct contact with President Erdogan to prioritize American soldiers in harm’s way but the conversation is ongoing.“ https://tomgarrett.house.gov/media/press-releases/following-recent-independent-trip-syria-virginia-congressman-warns-turkey-s
Erdogan dreams of rebuilding the Ottoman Empire-Turkish Califate, according to some secular Turks. He controls the Bosporus shipping choke point, as well. Trump dreams of keeping his name on two phallic symbols in Istanbul: Trump Towers.
“During World War I, the Ottoman Empire entered the conflict on the side of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It ultimately suffered defeat and loss of control of the entire Near East to the British Empire and French Empire. During the conflict, genocide against indigenous Christian peoples was carried out by the Ottomans and their allies in the form of the Armenian Genocide and Assyrian Genocide, of which Deir ez-Zor, in Ottoman Syria, was the final destination of these death marches. In the midst of World War I, two Allied diplomats (Frenchman François Georges-Picot and Briton Mark Sykes) secretly agreed on the post-war division of the Ottoman Empire into respective zones of influence in the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. Initially, the two territories were separated by a border that ran in an almost straight line from Jordan to Iran. However, the discovery of oil in the region of Mosul just before the end of the war led to yet another negotiation with France in 1918 to cede this region to ‘Zone B’, or the British zone of influence. This border was later recognized internationally when Syria became a League of Nations mandate in 1920 and has not changed to date.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria