• therealheisenberg posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Trump: “The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea”

    this is the silliest thing I have ever heard. He obviously did not “make it clear”. He did the opposite of that. He green-lighted it.

    • surely comforting to the Kurds that he thinks their deaths are a “bad idea”

      • yeah, and just to underscore the point i was trying to drive home earlier this week, it’s not as though hundreds of 18-year-old American kids were dying on the border over there. i’m not going to sit here and pretend to know the exact makeup of the group that was embedded with the YPG at the Turkey/Syria border, but it’s probably safe to assume that “50 special operators” means SEALs or Delta Force or something of that nature. Obviously, nobody wants to get killed, but those spec ops don’t exactly sign up to sit at home on the couch either.