Republican Senator Lindsey Graham promises sanctions against Turkey, but sanctions won’t bring back the dead, nor US honor. Graham and most of Congress have rivers of blood on their hands, for leaving Trump in power. The Senate is on vacation, unless they can make an emergency session. If Trump doesn’t set off a nuclear war, it will be a miracle or maybe proof that he values his own life and that of his offspring.
US Senator Murphy says that “Trump doublecrossed the Kurds”, but it’s not just Kurds, but Syrian Christians, too. Trump BETRAYED Middle Eastern Christians within the country and without, just like he BETRAYED the American worker and family farmers. Middle Eastern Christians in Syria are at risk of being slaughtered now by Erdogan’s reincarnation of the Ottoman Turkish Empire-Islamic Caliphate. This is an early birthplace of Christianity, and Christianity predates Islam everywhere. Notice that Trump just reduced the refugee quota, too. Over time the American worker is sentenced to be servants to upper caste and wealthy economic immigrants in what is supposed to be our own country – if lucky. 90% of immigration is economic. More likely sentenced to starvation and homelessness, while poor immigrants are the servants. Only Senator Durbin has blocked S386, which will give most employment based green cards to India, but he wants to expand overall green cards. Both represent the death-knell to American employment, and hence to American lives. Our plight is that of Middle Eastern Christians. Call your Senators.
If the United States doesn’t right its course, Americans risk being dead or among those who envy the dead.
Blood is on the hands of the entire US Congress for refusing to impeach Trump. Also on the hands of the FBI and other national security agencies for failing to do something about Trump before he even became a candidate – definitely before he became Republican nominee. The FBI apparently found it more fun to watch Trump for decades, than to do anything. Glance through Red Mafiya Book by Robert I. Friedman, 2000. It speaks of Trump. US immigration policy is also to blame for allowing his mother to immigrate from Scotland in 1930, during the Great Depression. Also, for allowing the Trumps to migrate. Germany didn’t want the Trump. Why did we get them?
“Chris Van Hollen
I’m working with
to make sure Turkey knows that Congress will not abandon our key allies in the war against ISIS and stand by while U.S. foreign policy is outsourced to Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
Just spoke to Sen @ChrisVanHollen about situation in Syria.
We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate.
10:47 AM · Oct 7, 2019
Hope and expect sanctions against Turkey – if necessary – would be veto-proof.
This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids. Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys.
Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC
I don’t know all the details regarding President Trump’s decision in northern Syria. In process of setting up phone call with Secretary Pompeo.
If press reports are accurate this is a disaster in the making.
8:16 AM – Oct 7, 2019”
“SDF, HSD, and QSD, is an alliance in the Syrian Civil War composed primarily of Kurdish, Arab, and Assyrian/Syriac militias, as well as some smaller Armenian, Turkmen and Chechen forces. The SDF is militarily led by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a mostly Kurdish militia. Founded in October 2015, the SDF states its mission as fighting to create a secular, democratic and decentralized Syria. The updated December 2016 constitution of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) names the SDF as its official defence force.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Democratic_Forces
Yes, Trump doublecrossed the Kurds, but really a total lack of foreign policy imagination created this crisis.
Trump wasted the last 30 months. Could have flooded northern Syria w political/diplomatic resources to find a governance structure that both Kurds/Turks could accept.
9:54 AM · Oct 7, 2019
Instead, Washington spent the last 2 years squabbling over 2000 or 500 troops in Syria, when the number of troops had almost no bearing on the future of northern Syria.
After ISIS was gone, we had a political/governance problem there but no tools to fix that problem.”