Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This is What Betrayal Looks Like

Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery across its border into northeastern Syria on Wednesday to open a military operation aimed at flushing out an American-backed militia, Turkish and Syrian officials said.

Turkish television stations broadcast video of fighter jets taking off, Howitzers firing and smoke rising from Syrian towns, while images posted on social media showed Syrians fleeing in trucks piled high with their possessions and children. Two civilians were killed and others were wounded, a militia spokesman and a local journalist said.

Turkey’s long-planned move to root out United States-allied Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has accelerated rapidly since President Trump gave the operation a green light in a call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Sunday.
Let's be clear about this: The word of the United States is now worth nothing. Only a fool would rely on American promises or security guarantees. If another nation or people ally themselves with the Americans, they can rest assured that, whenever it suits the United states, they will be stabbed in the back.

In this way, Trump is far, far worse than Neville Chamberlain. Trump's betrayal of the Kurds was done to please an autocrat who Trump admires.

Expect the Chinese and the Russians to be highlighting American betrayal for decades: "You really want to stand with the Americans? Don't you know that the Americans will cut and run whenever it gets difficult?"

If you are a Trump supporter, then you are good with this. You are an appeaser.

And if you are now going to point to Obama's withdrawal from Iraq, go fuck yourself. For you know, full well, that the withdrawal agreement was negotiated by George W. Bush (remember the flying shoe ceremony).

9 comments:

dinthebeast said...

"Trump's betrayal of the Kurds was done to please an autocrat who Trump admires."
Don't forget the corruption. Trump Towers Istanbul.
And Republicans? Please know that Fergus will in fact do to you what he's done to the Kurds. It's his business model.

-Doug in Oakland

Stewart Dean said...

A friend emailed me this:
Two savage and simple new lessons have now been learned from the Middle East:

1) Trump deserts his allies

2) Putin does not desert his allies

Snowdog said...

The word of the US has been worth nothing since at least 1975, if not longer. We've been abandoning allies so long, its going to eventually come home to roost.

Unknown said...

Ask the South Vietnamese, any Native American or descendant of enslaved persons(to name but a few) about American trustworthiness. We are very, very far from the nation we so loudly proclaim to be.

"Never feel sorry for anyone who owns an AR15"- DaRomanius

CenterPuke88 said...

Well, "They didn't help us in the Second World War; they didn't help us with Normandy,"

So, by that criteria, I guess anyone can have a go at Germany, Italy, Japan (wanna bet the Chinese ears perked up), Turkey, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Finland (Putin looks up with interest), etc... etc...

Dr Roy Tam said...

I feel sorry for the paranoia that motivates someone to possess an AR-15 if they’re a civilian.

Comrade Misfit said...

Roy Tam, of what fucking relevance is your comment?

CenterPuke88 said...

And now the military leader of the Kurds has told the U.S. either defend us or we’ll strike a deal with Assad and the Russians for support and a non-fly zone.

CenterPuke88 said...

Bingo, Kurds now allied with Syrian Army vs Turks.