Impeach Trump: Time Americans Look Beyond America
Before starting my blog in 2013, I knew little to nothing about foreign policy except about the Palestinians. That’s to say, I’m no expert. However, I do know enough to understand Trump’s “cease-fire” agreement with Turkey is no victory for civilization. It’s the very opposite.
I was not in favor of the US invading Syria under the pretext of ISIS and then also fighting for regime change in Syria. But once we did and placed American lives and values on the line, even I realized we had a responsibility. We convinced the Kurds to put their lives on the front line for our fight. Kurds didn’t ask for our help, we asked for theirs.
Now Trump, without consultation or heeding the warnings of defense department officials, ordered the evacuation of our troops from Syria. He did that after a phone call with Erdogan, Turkey’s President. After ordering the evacuation, Trump proceeded to demonize the Kurds, who were our allies, using Erdogan’s rhetoric.
Yesterday, Trump claimed a 120-hour pause in Turkey’s assault on an American ally, a “victory for civilization.” During the 120 hour pause, the Kurds have two choices, pack up and leave their homes or get killed. How is that victory for the Kurds? How is that a victory for American values? How is that a victory for America’s future?
Americans should take the next 120 hours to pause and evaluate Trump’s presidency. Americans need to decide if they want to continue to follow Trump down the ” shithole” he created for Americans here and around the world.