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Florida Delegation Piles on Trump Pulling Out of Syria

October 9, 2019 - 6:00am
Syrian pullout: Is Afghanistan next?
Syrian pullout: Is Afghanistan next?

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American forces out of Syria drew fire this week from members of the Florida congressional delegation on both sides of the aisle. 

After Trump spoke with Turkish President Recept Stay Grogan, the White House made the announcement Sunday. 

"Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation,” the White House announced. 

Trump took to Twitter Monday to explain the decision. 

"We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters," Trump insisted.

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

U.S.. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in, insisting “the Trump administration has made a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria” and “would confirm Iran’s view of this administration and embolden then to escalate hostile attacks, which in turn could trigger much broader and more dangerous regional war.”

Rubio added that the move could empower Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. 

“We degraded ISIS using Kurd’s as the ground force. Now we have abandoned them and they face annihilation at the hands of the Turkish military,” Rubio insisted. “ISIS could now be reinvigorated when 1000‘s of jailed fighters break out when the Kurdish guards are forced to leave to go fight Turkey.”

Rubio returned to the topic Tuesday morning. 

“Syria isn’t about neocons or hawks,it’s about reality,” Rubio posted on Twitter. “The Kurds were lead ground force against ISIS and currently hold 1000’s of ISIS killers in jail. Abandoning them is morally repugnant,stains our nation’s reputation and could lead to 1000’s of ISIS killers back on battlefield.”

On the other side of the aisle, other members of the Florida delegation also weighed in. 

“Of all of Trump’s foreign policy blunders, this one is particularly damaging and goes against our American values. It’s hard to see how anyone will agree to partner with us on the ground after this. Trump's betrayal of the Kurds shows he's willing to throw our allies under the bus,” insisted U.S.. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., on Tuesday. 

“The president’s latest impulsive decision is outright dangerous and appalling,” said U.S.. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla. “In sanctioning Turkish military action against the American-trained Kurdish forces who fought and died on the front lines against the Islamic State, the president has abandoned our allies in Syria and made an egregious strategic error. This will undoubtedly pave the way for massacre and humanitarian disaster. At every turn, this president undermines America’s legitimacy as a global leader and forsakes the values that our nation stands for.”

Comments

It's good to see a President/politician keeping their promises! I've NEVER seen that in my lifetime, other than Reagan, and I'm 61! Trump has a solid handle on foreign relations now and he doing things very carefully. A true stable genius. Little Marco and the 2 curmudgeons are definitely not "Florida delegation", and would not approve of Trump if he declared Christmas is every day and everyone would get Christmas bonuses every day! All their false rhetoric only shows they are corrupt and compromised and owned by their masters.

GO TRUMP!!!! MEGA MAGA SUPER LANDSLIDE 2020!!!!

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BRING OUR TROOPS HOME !!! (Other than those in "advisory positions"); the U.S. should be DONE "coddling" Middle East countries in their incessant historical internecine "tribal battles"! GO TRUMP (If YOU don't bring our troops home, no other "panty-waste-politician" will ever have the cojones to EVER do it !!!)

First of all back stabbing never Trumper "Little Marco" and his two leftist buddies DO NOT make up a "Florida Delegation". They are trying to make the public believe the USA needs to be Police Men OF THE EFFIN WORLD whenever it lines up with a perceived angle to bash Trump. Shut up and sit down. Trump knows what he's doing. Relax your sphincters and un-bunch your pretty panties leftist haters...this goes for Jerry and his pal Ocean Joe too.

WELL SAID "COLT" ! (The "whack-a-mole" Trolls needed to hear it..!)

LOL,LOL,LOL ... "Trump knows what he's doing" ... LOL, LOL, LOL !!!

Well said Ocean Joe!!……Kurds do need their own homeland and deserve it as being the best government in the area, most free society welcoming all creeds including Christians ……...How incompetent can Trump get?...………...Is Trump Towers Istanbul just opened really worth bringing ISIS back and destroying our Kurd allies including many Christians there that did most of the work, took the deaths to get rid of ISIS...………….At least most repubs have finally shown some spine to Trump destruction of decency, rule of law...……...When will repubs admit it has always been Trump First, Not America First?...…….Repubs have clearly showed to all the US, world how fiscally and morally bankrupt they are......……..Except for the 30% repubs that want an impeachment inquiry and the 20% that want him impeached and removed from office...……..I expect those numbers to grow as everyone tires of his lame and getting lamer lies, some which are impeachable themselves.

Trump's level of incompetence has no bottom. If there's a hundred different ways to do something right - and only one way to do that thing wrong - the Laughing-Stock-In-Chief will pick the wrong thing one-hundred-percent of the time - and will add some absurd invention of his own creation to make it even more wrong!

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There are 25-30 million Kurds in the region where Turkey, Syria and Iran meet. Instead of propping up the artificial lines drawn by the British and the French, these people should have their own country. It would be self sustaining with the oil of northern Iraq. Instead they are torn between an Islamist dictator in Turkey, a butcher/optometrist in Syria and the religious nuts who run Iran. One of the few bright spots of the Trump era was the liquidation of ISIS. Now he risks letting 20,000 of them back on the streets to start the whole thing over.

There should be a country for the Kurds, but the three players you've mentioned (Turkey, Syria, and Iran) will not allow it to happen. You can add Iraq to that group as well, although they won't scream as loud as the other three. Each of these four countries would lose a big chunk of land where the Kurds now live. It would be a huge shakeup to make something like this happen and it would require outside intervention - which means it would probably never happen.

Well, the western world found a place for the Jews after WW II. Do it again for the Kurds! (Or, invite them here and give them North and South Dakota!)

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