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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The deal appears to secure Turkey most of its military objectives, forcing America's one-time allies in the fight against ISIS -- Kurdish forces -- to cede a vast swath of territory, with one senior US official very familiar with operations in Syria telling CNN that the deal meant the US was "validating what Turkey did and allowing them to annex a portion of Syria and displace the Kurdish population."


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The Turkish government is insisting that the agreement is not a ceasefire, but only a "pause" on operations in the region, reflecting Ankara's views of the status of the Syrian Kurds.

However, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a televised press conference Thursday that the agreement "is not a ceasefire." "We will pause the operation for 120 hours in order for the terrorists to leave," Cavusoglu said, referring to the Kurds. "We will only stop the operation if our conditions are met."


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Turkey gets Syrian Kurd land they've wanted for years. Kurdish fighters have to disarm and get out. Russia gains influence. ISIS does what it wants. Trump cancels sanctions on Turkey. Art of the deal! If you are Erdogan.

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-10-17 06:09 PM | Reply

Referring to Kurds living along Turkish border in Syria, Trump says of Turkey, "they had to have it cleaned out."

Literally telling Turkey he's okay with ethnic cleansing.

Why exactly does northern Syria need to be "cleaned out" of Kurds?

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-10-17 08:02 PM | Reply

David Jolly @DavidJollyFL

So Pence is announcing that as long as the Kurds flee their villages and homes they won't be bombed or shot at.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-17 09:00 PM | Reply

"they won't be bombed or shot at."

That's like what the Chinese said to the Tiananmen Square protesters.

You'll never guess what happened next!

Maybe this would be a good time to ask Trumpers (and of course the Never Trumpers!) if we Americans should take a Muslim at his word.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-17 09:04 PM | Reply

Sounds like ethnic cleansing to me.

#5 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-17 09:15 PM | Reply

The Kurds need to rent more rooms.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-17 09:44 PM | Reply

The TDS is strong in you. Our troops are out of an endless war. I am good with that.

#7 | Posted by sawdust at 2019-10-17 11:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like ethnic cleansing to me.

#5 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE AT 2019-10-17 09:15 PM | REPLY

That's what happened to the Arabs who are trying to come home.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-18 01:00 PM | Reply

Trumpers and Never Trumpers can't even acknowledge that North America was ethnically cleansed.
You think they're going to acknowledge when it happens thousands of miles away?
They're not.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-18 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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