Federal court issues a stay in the case Trump tweets: ‘A thing like this has never happened to any president’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.07pm BST If you manage to get past Donald Trump referring to his “great and unmatched wisdom,” in his statement about his decision in northern Syria, he goes on to threaten to obliterate Turkey’s economy if they behave in a way he deems inappropriate. He also claims, very incorrectly, that the US captured all of Islamic State…..the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT! Related: US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, dumping Kurdish allies 4.51pm BST The Guardian’s Middle East correspondent, Martin Chulov, explains how the US’s decision to back Turkey in northern Syria threatens the fight against Islamic State: The abandonment of the Kurds is perhaps the most impactful of all. The debt owed to Kurdish forces is acknowledged by western security partners who realise Isis remains unfinished business. Trump’s US had found itself atop a world order it no longer wanted to lead and, more consequentially, no longer seemed to believe in. In the eyes of some bewildered regional allies, Iraq and Saudi Arabia in particular, the US has nothing left to offer but a chequebook. Related: Latest betrayal of Kurds risks undermining defeat of Isis Continue reading…
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Author : Amanda Holpuch in New York
Publish date : 2019-10-07 16:07:24
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