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Reply #60 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 5:43pm
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Jeff wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 4:24pm:
Anyway, I think Turkey is still officially our NATO ally, which poses some problems for a UN response against Turkey... Certainly we need to revisit the NATO alliance, and get out of the UN.
By golly, you're right!  Turkey IS a UN member.

Jeff wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 4:24pm:
Do you really want the UN making decisions about how and where U.S. troops should be used?
Ever since it'e inception, the purpose of NATO is to keep Russia in check.

Yes, I think the UN should exert pressure on Turkey to safely repatriate 3 million Syrian refugees back to their country.  When I say "pressure", I mean diplomatic pressure - NOT military pressure.

Some symbolic sanctions would probably do the trick.  But the UN needs to do this - not Trump.

Trump is doing the right thing by pulling out US troops from Syria.   He had no business sending them there in the first place.

"If we end all taxpayer-subsidized involvement in foreign civil wars, we will no longer have self-created threats to American soil, and you will get to keep more of the money you earn."  - Arvin Vohra
  
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Reply #61 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 6:28pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 5:43pm:


Ever since it'e inception, the purpose of NATO is to keep Russia in check.

Take a broader view, and call it an alliance intended to be mutually beneficial to it's members, no matter where the threat might come from.
  

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Reply #62 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 6:30pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 5:43pm:


Yes, I think the UN should exert pressure on Turkey to safely repatriate 3 million Syrian refugees back to their country.  When I say "pressure", I mean diplomatic pressure - NOT military pressure.

Sometimes the governments of countries aren't susceptible to diplomatic pressure. I think the current government of Turkey is at that stage, especially if they have formed an alliance with Russia.
  

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Reply #63 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 6:31pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 5:43pm:


Trump is doing the right thing by pulling out US troops from Syria.   He had no business sending them there in the first place.

I thought he sent them to support the people Obama sent...
  

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Reply #64 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 6:34pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 7th, 2019 at 5:43pm:


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Reply #65 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:26am
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Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen said they will introduce sanctions against Turkey if it attacks Kurdish forces in northern Syria. They will also ask NATO to give Turkey the boot:

"We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate." said Graham.

Trump reiterated that it was time to end U.S. involvement in "ridiculous endless wars."

"We cannot be the policemen of the world." said President Trump.

Congress is in a two-week recess. They will resume lawmaking on Oct. 14.  Some democrats have skipped their two-week recess in order to continue their relentless attacks on Trump. 
  
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Reply #66 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:33am
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:26am:
Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen said they will introduce sanctions against Turkey if it attacks Kurdish forces in northern Syria. They also will ask NATO to give turkey the boot:

This will ensure that Turkey strengthens it's ties (both military and economic) to Russia and China. Probably that's their intent...
  

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Reply #67 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:45am
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Jeff wrote on Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:33am:
This will ensure that Turkey strengthens it's ties (both military and economic) to Russia and China. Probably that's their intent...
Maybe so.

This looks bad for Trump, now that Linsay Graham has turned against him.   Graham is sending a powerful message to other senators that it's ok to throw the president under the bus if it means the US Military can remain involved in foreign conflicts.
  
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Reply #68 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 2:57pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 8th, 2019 at 11:45am:
Maybe so.

This looks bad for Trump, now that Linsay Graham has turned against him.   Graham is sending a powerful message to other senators that it's ok to throw the president under the bus if it means the US Military can remain involved in foreign conflicts.
Here's a timely opinion concerning the root of the problem, and Graham is part of it:

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/once-again-congress-is-content-to-remain-i...
  

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Reply #69 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 2:37pm
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Duplicate - sorry.
  
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