The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria. Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area.— Recep Tayyip Erdo?an (@RTErdogan) October 9, 2019
#OperationPeaceSpring will neutralize terror threats against Turkey and lead to the establishment of a safe zone, facilitating the return of Syrian refugees to their homes.— Recep Tayyip Erdo?an (@RTErdogan) October 9, 2019
We will preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and liberate local communities from terrorists.
Turkey’s invasion of Syria is overshadowing the synagogue shooting in Germany which otherwise would be dominating the news cycle.
“BEIRUT, Lebanon — Turkey sent warplanes and troops into northeastern Syria on Wednesday in a military operation aimed at flushing out an American-backed militia, Turkish and Syrian officials said.
The Turkish attack came amid a flurry of confusing policy statements from the White House, which on Sunday acquiesced to the operation, agreeing to move American forces out of the way, but on Wednesday, hours after it began, condemned it.
“The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea,” President Trump said in a statement on Wednesday. …”
Look at how mad the cucks and neocons are about this:
President Trump has committed an egregious act of betrayal in what he is doing to the Kurds. Shame on him.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 9, 2019
Hey @SpeakerPelosi, maybe do a vote to initiate impeachment STAT, have the committee get out articles by tonight and over to the Senate, and perhaps we'll still have time to save some of the Kurds.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 9, 2019
The next presidential election is more than a year away. Here's an interesting thought: If Republicans and conservatives don't want Donald Trump to represent them again — they can summon or choose someone else. His renomination is not divinely ordained. It is a people's choice.— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) October 9, 2019
May God be with our allies the Kurdish fighters and Kurdish civilians. What we have done to them is nothing short of Godless. Abandoned our allies to be slaughtered. This is a true stain in American history we will be unable to explain to future generations.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) October 9, 2019
Never forget, 11,000 Kurds gave their lives fighting like hell. Without their sacrifice our military operation against ISIS would have cost far more American lives. We’re making it more likely that the next fight will depend on American ground forces. https://t.co/JmJYqpiiue— David French (@DavidAFrench) October 9, 2019
There's a certain segment of the Trump right that's almost gleeful about the coming slaughter of the Kurds.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 9, 2019
These are people that cannot be redeemed.
I'm disgusted that Trump has betrayed the Kurds & fearful of the consequences of his actions. But we should also be clear-he betrayed the United States long before he took office, has done it repeatedly ever since, and has betrayed our friends, allies, values & alliances as well.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 9, 2019
“I feel like a Kurd today,” former Netanyahu adviser tells @Halbfinger. In Israel, Trump's decision to leave the Kurds to fend for themselves against Turkey has many wondering if he might abandon them too. https://t.co/ovOhR5lgYT— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 9, 2019
I am told by well-placed source that POTUS "went off script" from national security team's talking points in his phone conversation with the Turkish President. US military source: "a lot of people will die, a complete withdrawal of US forces from Syria is now all but assured."— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) October 9, 2019
We’re not out of Syria yet.
It doesn’t look like it makes much sense to stay there though.
Israel is activating all of its puppets in Congress to walk this back:
I am pleased to have reached a bipartisan agreement with Senator @ChrisVanHollen on severe sanctions against Turkey for their invasion of Syria.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019
While the Administration refuses to act against Turkey, I expect strong bipartisan support. pic.twitter.com/Ph5fIVt7k3
America is better than this. Please stand up to Turkey, Mr. President.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019
American isolationism:— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019
* Did not work before WWII.
* Did not work before 9/11.
* Will not work now.
When it comes to fighting ISIS it's a bad idea to outsource American national security to Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
To believe otherwise is very dangerous.
If media reports are accurate and Turkey has entered northern Syria — a disaster is in the making.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019
Pray for our Kurdish allies who have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Administration. This move ensures the reemergence of ISIS.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 9, 2019