If we care so much about the Syrian Kurds, how come no one mentions Afrin?
The House voted overwhelmingly to condemn Trump's abandonment of the Syrian Kurds.
The House vote was 354-60 with every Democrat and more than two-thirds of the Republicans supporting the measure...
"We told them: 'Trust us. We have your back'," McCaul said on the House floor minutes before the vote. "And what is happening now? The Kurds are being slaughtered as I speak in northern Syria."
The resolution, supported by Republicans and Democrats in both chambers of Congress, calls for Turkey to end its assault in northern Syria against the Kurds, voices opposition to end "United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria" and calls on the U.S. to both protect the Kurds and support the communities now being affected due to the assault.
Everyone cares about the Kurds. Yes-siree.
Mayor Buttigieg went a step further in the debate last night by putting it in a moral imperative context.
Meanwhile, soldiers in the field are reporting that for the first time they feel ashamed -- ashamed -- of what their country has done. We saw the spectacle, the horrifying sight of a woman with the lifeless body of her child in her arms asking, what the hell happened to American leadership?
And when I was deployed, I knew one of the things keeping me safe was the fact that the flag on my shoulder represented a country known to keep its word. And our allies knew it and our enemies knew it.
Good f*cking grief. Can anyone swallow this meaningless political drivel, much less believe it?
As a matter of fact, the Democratic establishment seems to think this was a home run.
Am I missing something?
After that weird answer from Gabbard, Buttigieg slammed it home. Maybe his best and strongest answer so far in any debate.
— Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) October 16, 2019
A fascinating exchange between two vets just now.
Gabbard and Buttigieg (the only two on stage with military experience) are on opposite ends of the debate re: military intervention.
Buttigieg comes across as far more passionate and seasoned.
— Asma Khalid (@asmamk) October 16, 2019
So everyone agrees that this is unprecedented, and that America can't abandon the Syrian Kurds.
If Trump ever decided to abandon the Syrian Kurds, surely Mayor Pete and the rest of the Democratic Party would say something, amirite? It's a moral imperative.
Except that we've already been down this road. About a year and a half ago Turkey invaded the Kurdish-majority, northern Syrian province of Afrin.
The estimated population of Afrin in November of 2017, according to the United Nations, was 323,000 people. As of March 18th, 2018, the day on which Turkish forces reached the center of Afrin City, an estimated 100,000 people remained there — suggesting that at that time, over 200,000 people had already been displaced. By January of 2019, one year after the operation began, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that over 300,000 people had been displaced from Afrin.
The Kurdish civilians who remained, along with other minority populations like Yezidis, were singled out for looting, enforced disappearances, and other violations by occupying Turkish and FSA forces. The United Nations reported that “patterns of house appropriations” took place against Kurdish civilians. Rebel fighters threatened to behead Kurdish ‘infidels’ in widely circulated videos. One militia that participated in the operation said that all Kurdish males in Afrin between the ages of 15 and 50 should be “displaced and persecuted”.
Same guys invading. Same allies being ethnically cleansed.
Same outrage by the Democratic Party? Nope.
I've been doing searches for nearly an hour and I can't find a single statement, much less a statement of outrage, by the Democrats over what Turkey did in Afrin.
The MSM was no better.
The Associated Press reported that Turkey had bombed Afrin to target ISIS, despite the fact that there was no ISIS in Afrin.
In another example, the New York Times slandered a female Kurdish fighter that refused to be captured. They said that “an American ally, the Kurds in northern Syria, carried out a suicide attack against the Turkish military in Afrin. It puts the U.S. in the awkward position of allying with suicide bombers.”
These are the same people that the NY Times is now shedding crocodile tears over.
So what's the difference between Afrin and now?
The only difference are the American troops.
The MSM and politicians don't give a fffuuuuuuck about the Kurds. All they care about is that the troops never leave.
The suffering and dying of the Kurds is just justification for an agenda.