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We need the real story of why Trump sold out the Kurds



What was President Donald Trump thinking when he abruptly announced that he had agreed to reverse years of US policy in Syria and withdraw American forces, clearing the way for Turkey to launch an attack on what had been loyal US allies, handing a long-sought victory to America's foes, including Iran and Russia.

 

Indeed, Trump's decision came as a shock to America's Kurdish friends in Syria, who reportedly found out about America's betrayal from a tweet. "You are leaving us to be slaughtered," a Syrian Kurd leader told a US diplomat.

 

Americans on the ground knew it. They knew many would die. Some Green Berets there said they felt "ashamed." US allies worried that if Trump (meaning the United States) can suddenly betray its friends without war...
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Photo... Australian Kurds demonstrate in support of Western Kurdistan


Thursday, 17, 10, 2019, Several Australian Kurds demonstrated in Sydney, Australia, in front of the Turkish Consulate in Sydney, calling for an end to the Turkish attacks on western Kurdistan.

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Susan Rice: U.S. has ‘sold out the Kurds’ with Syria move


Susan Rice, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser in the Obama administration, joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour and discussed the Trump administration&rsquo...


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UN Says 14,000 'Grave Violations’ Against Afghan Kids in 4 Years


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