~~October 9, 2019~~
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The new, deadly American foreign policy in the Middle East.
Longstanding U.S. rhetoric about the Kurds, who, as “the world’s largest stateless nation,” number 20 to 40 million Middle Eastern people living mostly in enclaves spread across Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
For three decades, Kurdish nationalists have been Our Men In The Middle East, reliable proxies and allies in U.S. struggles against Saddam Hussein, Tehran’s government, and Islamist terrorists.
That struggle took an unrecoverable blow Sunday night, when, after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – a fellow embattled strong-arm “populist” – Drumpf announced that the United States was withdrawing its troops from Northern Syria to permit a Turkish military incursion, giving Erdoğan a free hand to smash America’s Kurdish allies there.
(The U.S., the White House said, would also force its Kurdish now-ex-partners to turn ISIS prisoners over to the Turks.)
By Monday afternoon, Turkish jets were already dropping bombs at the Syrian border.
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