CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has always worn her politics on her sleeve and her latest interview with the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is no exception. Amanpour obviously believes the US should be in the Middle East using our military to be the world’s police. She’s right up there with Richard Engel in her beliefs.
She got push back and a big dose of truth after grilling Esper about the Kurdish-led Syrian Defense Forces in their new war against Turkey:
“We didn’t sign up to fight a war to defend the Kurds against the long-standing NATO ally and we certainly didn’t sign up to help them establish an autonomous Kurdish state. That was the conflict that the Turks put us in between. An advancing Turkish army opposed by the Kurds, at least elements of the SDF, and at the same time, you had Syrian and Russian forces moving in. That’s not the position which we want our young American service-members to be in.”
Esper continues by saying that the US signed up with the Kurds to fight ISIS and NOT to defend them from Turkey.
The neocons forget about the effort US forces made to defend the Kurds from ISIS…how soon they forget and how soon the Kurds forget that we’ve aided them in their fight with ISIS.
FLASH FORWARD TO THIS AFTERNOON AND WE HAVE A “PERMANENT” CEASEFIRE FROM TURKEY AND SYRIA:
President Trump just announced a ‘permanent’ ceasefire between Turkey and Syria. He also announced that sanctions will be lifted from Ankara, Turkey.
Fox 5 DC reports:
Claiming success at the U.S.-brokered effort, Trump said Wednesday, “this was an outcome created by us.”
The cease-fire required Kurdish forces formerly allied with the U.S. against the Islamic State group to move out of a roughly 20-mile (32-kilometer) zone on the Turkish border.
President Trump spoke about the ceasefire moments ago:
“This was an outcome created by us, the United States and nobody else.” – President Trump
“Early this morning, the government of Turkey informed my administration they would be stopping combat and their offensive in Syria and making the ceasefire permanent.” – @realDonaldTrumphttps://t.co/IM8A06I0qT
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 23, 2019
Will the neocons admit they were wrong? Probably not.
Our favorite statement on the news of the ceasefire:
Hey @NobelPrize people – you paying attention to Syria?
Bc one man deserves some recognition for ending 8 years of bloodshed
And it’s not Barack Obama
PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE HARDEST THING HE HAS TO DO AS PRESIDENT:
Almost immediately after President Trump announced the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, Democrats and their allies the media suddenly and predictably become hawkish on keeping our troops in an endless war.
The Hill – 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 “green light” 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.”
President Trump spoke to the media today to explain his decision to pull our troops out of Syria. An emotional Trump talked about the “hardest thing I have had to do as President…”
“The hardest thing I have to do— by far—much harder than the witch hunt even—is signing letters to parents of soldiers who’ve been killed,” Trump said. “Sometimes I call the parents, sometimes I see them,” an emotional Trump told the media.
Watch his emotional speech, explaining why he’s tired of our troops being killed overseas as they police the Middle East.
32 year USAF combat vet Col. Rob Maness defended our commander in chief’s decision:
Until you have walked in a commanders shoes, you have no clue what goes into the decision to risk the lives of our wonderful American military volunteers. Watch and learn as you contemplate the faux angst over #Syria
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted:
For those now advocating the US to get involved in another mid-east war, know that Congress has the sole power under Art. 1 to declare war. We have not done so. And how bout we protect our borders with as much gusto as the Left wants to protect Syria’s border. #EndlessWars
For those now advocating the US to get involved in another mid-east war, know that Congress has the sole power under Art. 1 to declare war. We have not done so.
And how bout we protect our borders with as much gusto as the Left wants to protect Syria’s border. #EndlessWars
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) October 9, 2019