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I have no idea why people find it impossible to accept that there are players in the Middle East quite capable of handling the Turks.

"So, yes, it is incumbent on the Trump administration in general and on Secretary Pompeo in particular to find ways to prevent mass Turkish attacks on the Kurds, while not inserting American ground troops into a cauldron of fire between Turks and Kurds."
This is the THIRD Turkish invasion.

They had their asses handed to them both times before.

When the tank goes up like a cheap trick cigar, THEY CENSOR THE VOICES.

What does that tell you?

The Kurds were saying things that SOMEBODY didn't want the world to hear.
These missiles are totally unknown.

I've heard "experts" say that the explosions are the result of the tanks' ammunition going up, but the videos show different models of tank suffering the same fate.

The explosions are the MISSILE WARHEADS.
We--the Americans--don't have antitank guided missiles that vaporize Turkish tanks.

SOMEONE is attaching commandos to Kurdish units.

And the Turks are a faint shadow of what they used to be.

This notion of "Kurdish genocide" is demented.

How many of you have heard of Jaysh al-Thuwar?

These are secular Arabs who fight Islamists in Syria. They're allies of the Kurds.

Jaysh al-Thuwar has fought Turkey twice now.
Although Jaysh al-Thuwar has no outside patrons, it has air power and very interesting munitions.

This is November of 2015.

I challenge ANY expert to identify this weapon.

There's no back blast. All known shoulder-fired missiles have massive back blast.

And he fired it without using a sight.
The inside of the tower was left in flames.

And you can see the jet of flame from the projectile.

It's a tiny MISSILE. We don't have anything like that.
The Turks were led into a trap.


This is their THIRD INVASION.

Here's what happened in the second one. Nobody even knows how many Leopard 2 tanks were lost. At least 12.
I'm amazed that even the smartest people in the world have no idea what's actually happening in Syria.

The Kurds are fine. They've been protected since 2015.

All that @realDonaldTrump did was break the logjam between the Kurds and Assad.
@realDonaldTrump This is the final battlefield of the Syrian Civil War.

After the Turks retreat AGAIN, the Syrians will decide for themselves what happens next.

Nobody "betrayed" anybody. Trump simply forced the Kurds and Syrian Arabs to stop futzing around and resume negotiations.

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