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‘They didn't help us in the Second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy," Trump said of the Kurds, who played a vital role in the US-led campaign against ISIS’
Trump defends abandoning Kurds by saying they didn't help US in WWII - Business Insider businessinsider.com/trump-abandoni…
Does Trump know where the Kurds live? Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. He thinks Kurds should have stormed the D Day beaches in Normandy? It’s breathtaking historical ignorance on a scale unheard of in a POTUS.
After WW1 victorious Western allies made provision for a Kurdish state in the 1920 Treaty of Sevres but betrayed them 3 years later.
(Treaty of Lausanne). Why would Kurds, even if they logistically could get there in numbers fight the axis in WW2? They owed the West nothing.
But more recently the Kurds were the ‘boots on the ground’ in the war against ISIS backed by the West. They did our fighting for us and Trump repays them with treachery in giving the green light to Turkey to make war against them. This is also short sighted as we may lose ground.
There are thousands of ISIS in camps who may be freed in the confusion of war. Many innocent civilians will suffer. I have encountered Kurdish refugees over the years and recently went to a Kurdish wedding. They are marvellous brave and decent people who deserve much better.
Millions of Kurdish people straddling various international borders deserve their own homeland but given the failure to deal with the Palestinian people decently I fear it may be a long time but these fine brave people need supporting now and in the future. Trump is a disgrace.
@threadreaderapp Please unroll as I wish to send this to some Kurdish friends
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