Ok I understand the impluse to call what may happen to the Kurds a #TrumpGenocide

And it is. But not just his. It's an Obama Genocide. A George W. Bush Genocide. A Bill Clinton Genocide. A George H.W. Bush Genocide. What is happening in the Middle East did not start with Trump
In 1953 the US organized a coup to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran and reinstall the Shah. The Shah's brutality ushered in the 1979 Islamic Revolution which led to the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

The US armed the Iraqis in order to stop Iran from gaining regional power
Saddam Hussein was an American ally against Iran. We bankrolled his genocide against Iraqi Kurds. Then he invaded Kuwait and we switched, wanting to protect our relationship with other Gulf states
When George W. Bush invaded Iraq he destabilized the entire region further. The confused, incompetently-managed military invasion allowed countless operatives to disappear from Iraq into Syria. Isis was born because of the chaos of Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq
Obama continued the chaos. His bombings in Libya, in Yemen, in the midst of the Arab Spring contributed to the destabilization. He mismanaged the response to Syria's civil war. He is guilty too.
What's happening in Turkey & Syria is immensely complex & ousting Trump will not stop it because electing Trump did not start it. So yes, this is a #TrumpGenocide and yes #TrumpBetrayedTheKurds

But he wasn't the first.

This is an American genocide.
America betrayed the Kurds
Here are some books you should read:

"A Problem From Hell" by Samantha Power
goodreads.com/book/show/3687…
"Rojava: An Alternative to Imperialism, Nationalism, and Islamism in the Middle East" by Oso Sabio

goodreads.com/book/show/2785…
"Being Kurdish in a Hostile World" by Ayub Nuri

goodreads.com/book/show/3341…
"A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East from the Cold War to the War on Terror" by Patrick Tyler

goodreads.com/book/show/3269…
"Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in American's Wars" by John Tirman

goodreads.com/book/show/1138…
Obama and Erdogan

politico.com/story/2016/07/…
"Black Flags: The Rise of Isis" by Joby Warrick

goodreads.com/book/show/2524…
Look, because some of you are having trouble understanding:

Trump is bad and he is responsible for bad things but by putting the current crisis SQUARELY on his shoulders we're falling victim to the falsehood that removing Trump will make sure this stops happening
Trump is bad.
Trump is bad.
TRUMP IS BAD.

I don't know how you missed that in the thread but some of you seem to believe I'm trying to lessen the badness of Trump by providing historical context that shows this didn't start w/him & won't end w/him
Trump is bad. He must be removed from office.

But that isn't the end. It's the beginning.
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