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The Fight Against ISIS
Snubbing Turkey, Trump Backs the Kurds
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  • Fat_Man

    If we are really lucky, Erdogan will cancel his trip.

    • f1b0nacc1

      I keep hoping for his resignation and suicide, but a cancelled trip would be nice….

      • Curious Mayhem

        Erdogan will be with us for some time, unfortunately ….

        • f1b0nacc1

          Sadly true, but one can always hope…

      • D4x

        POTUS could (but probably will not) nominate Kim Kardashian as US Ambassador to Turkey…

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          I think Honey Boo Boo would be a better choice….

          • D4x

            You just blew past my knowledge of American popular culture, but fairly certain Honey Boo Boo is the wrong Identity Group for this thread 🙂

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            Perhaps heritage-wise, but not culturally…but then, my disdain for anything Kardashian is well beyond reproach….

        • f1b0nacc1

          VERY clever! Sending them an Armenian would be absolutely perfect….

  • RedWell

    It’s a sound tactical and perhaps even ideological or political decision, but it raises the same set of questions that Reagan, Clinton, GW, Obama and now Trump rarely seem to have included on Mid-East decisions: what next?

    Assuming ISIS folds, the Kurds will want more autonomy, have more credibility and have some real hardware. Again, maybe that is fine and in US interests, but you need some skilled people managing, or at least helping shape, subsequent moves.

    Let’s hope the growing DOD budget includes contingency planners who are taken seriously. (Unfortunately, Trump’s large number of unfilled undersecretaries and other positions doesn’t help on this front.)

  • Attila_the_hun

    Turkey will be Trump’s headache for the next four years.

  • Andrew Allison

    It’s about time!

  • Very good, at the very least, the Kurds are generally much more pro-American than the Turks.

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