Turkey slams US request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

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  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    Jan. 8, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    Surprise surprise.

    FP by tweet or spur-of-the-moment ascension to authoritarians doesn't seem to work.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 9:51 a.m.

    Trump has a call with Erdogan, and the next day, without consulting the State Department, the Department of Defense, Congress, our allies, or anyone else (Putin might be an exception) who is on our side, announces a pull out from Syria. Then his national security adviser puts conditions on it, and Trump says no. Different stories have come from State and other players in the development of US policy. The result is the vulnerability of the Kurds, the Middle East being turned over to Russia and Iran with the US no longer a player, and allies unable to trust a single thing that we do. The Trump Administration is an absolute chaotic mess.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 8:54 a.m.

    Trump, in two short years, has managed to erase and marginalized US respect and power, globally. Our enemies don't fear us, our allies don't trust us and no one respects us. He's destroyed 70 years of progress, since WWII in a very short time. It will take decades to repair the damage to our country and reputation that he's caused. Hurry up Mueller.

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 8:39 a.m.

    If Trump kowtows to another dictator, that would hardly be a news story. But the slaughter of our Kurdish allies would represent another group of people Trump has turned his back on. That would be horrific!

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2019 8:28 a.m.

    The Donald created a tweet crisis in a volatile area and is not on same page with anyone. Chaos may not work as a tool in the Middle East.