posted by majorspark
So let me get this straight. We are in an official defense alliance with the Turks to protect them from the Russians. The Kurds and Turks hate each other. The Russians are allied with Assad and now the Kurds are also allied with Assad. But we are giving up the Kurds to the Turks and Russia. Who wants their son to die in this shitty mess.
Not exactly correct. Yes, Turkey is an ally, but they have been a shitty one recently. They are actually moving closer to Russia Once the U.S. vacated the area in northern Syria, Turkey made a deal with the Russians to take over that northern area of Syria that was home to the Kurds. Turkey is pretty clear they want to eliminate all Kurds. So, by us leaving...we just gave them the green light to do that...
Turkey is also pretty close to buying the Russian S400 missile defense system. They country has also pretty much thrown out any function of a democracy recently. All in all, in a normal administration, they would be seriously be considered being thrown out of NATO.
On the Kurds, it was them, not the Turks, that we have been fighting side by side against ISIS the last few years, and going back even further to the Iraq war years. They have been a hell of a reliable ally in that time, way more so than the Turks in that time. Trump had it reversed, what has Turkey done for us recently?
So, we basically sold out our alliance with the Kurds and gave them up to the Turks and Russians. Why the hell would any country now trust us to stay in the fight? We just cut and run.
posted by iclfan2
Do we not already know what was in the call? Highly doubt a bombshell is waiting to be uncovered.
I guess you have no problem with career civil servants, members of the military, and ambassadors stating what was said on the call was unnerving and not right? Pretty much everything the whistle blower said has been collaborated with the testimony over the last few days.
posted by QuakerOats
I doubt it will come to a vote ………..if so, look for the dems to lose the House.
The Speaker has the votes and even the Ds in Trump District are in now favor of impeachment. Also, a majority of Americans are in favor of the impeachment process.