Trump’s dangerous blunder in Syria endangers US ally

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Author(s) The Boston Globe editorial board
Source The Boston Globe
Date December 26, 2018
URL https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2018/12/26/trump-dangerous-blunder-syria-endangers-ally/irqYIMJxfnjus3DKJo69BJ/story.html
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Quotes-start.png Turkish troops are massing in northern Syria, with more crossing the border daily as they eye a possible offensive against Kurdish forces — yes, the same forces which have fought so bravely side by side with Americans against ISIS. It is one thing to give up the hope of regime change in Syria and know that the detested Bashar al-Assad — he who has gassed his own citizens — remains in charge. It is quite another to betray the Kurds and leave them vulnerable to an assault by Erdogan’s Turkey, which considers the militia a terrorist organization. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States is right to withdraw its troops on the topic Syrian civil war.