President Donald Trump must produce a comprehensive plan to guarantee the protection of Kurdish allies in Syria from massacre by Turkish troops once US forces leave the region, two senators wrote in a letter to the White House on Thursday.

“Senators Tammy Duckworth and Marsha Blackburn wrote to President Trump today pressing him to develop a comprehensive plan to protect our Kurdish partners serving in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and prevent armed conflict between Kurdish forces and… Turkey”, a press release from Duckworth’s office said.

Duckworth and Blackburn urged the US president to use every diplomatic tool to encourage Turkey to fulfill its obligation as a member of NATO to settle any international dispute by peaceful means. The senators also urged Trump to ensure Turkey will refrain in its international relations from the threat or use of force against the Kurds.

“If the United States is to avoid endless deployments of ground forces throughout the world, we must continually cultivate reliable partners in the region who are willing — and able — to effectively take the fight to our common enemy on the ground”, the letter said.

Abandoning friends and doing nothing to prevent their slaughter would undermine the Global Coalition to Defeat the Daesh* terror group, and jeopardize the honour of the United States, the senators wrote.

In December 2018, Trump declared victory over Daesh in Syria and announced the withdrawal of American troops currently deployed in the country. The US president, however, stressed that he wants to protect the US’ Kurdish allies, while Turkey considers them to be terrorists.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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A plan to guarantee the protection of Kurdish allies in Syria from massacre by Turkish troops once US forces leave the region is easy. Unite Syria and give support to the SAA to defend the borders against the Sultanate of Turkey.

p.s. Seems that there is an US opposition to the traditional maritime habit of all Anglo states of discarding and abandon allies after use.

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SD – Why go to all that length. Trump should tell Turki in plain terms that he will nuke if Kurds are massacred. Kurds were stupid enough too to trust the yanks.

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@Long Live Syria, true enough but the Kurds did not have much choice.

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johnny was

the sarin arab army has no interest protecting the kurds – that’s why they left them to the head choppers

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@johnny was, For the record:

Syria had only sarin precursors and never used them.

The SAA had to withdraw because the US, Turkey and the Gulf states supported the head choppers so much that the Syrian army was out of resources to defend anything but the mostly Arab heartlands.