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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 07:29
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Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

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4 hours ago, animalmagic said:

Perhaps the blonde buffoon is preparing to take a similar approach to Saudi Arabia after the MBS directed murder of the journalist?

Or perhaps he's just forgotten!

 

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, weakening Turkey's currency

This sounds more like Bolton than Trump.

Turkey’s president snubs John Bolton over Syria

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan abruptly canceled his planned meeting with National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday, a major embarrassment for the US that further complicates the Trump administration’s shambolic Syria withdrawal rollout.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/8/18173677/bolton-turkey-syria-trump-troop

It's 50-50 that Trump even understands the political complexities in the region beyond his simplistic campaign pledge to withdraw US armed forces from Syria. (Former) Secretary of Defense General Mattis failed to Trump's attention to the consequences of his announced immediate withdrawal.

From a NATO viewpoint it makes no sense for the US to threaten a NATO ally with economic ruin while insisting NATO nations meet their pledge of 2% GDP to NATO support - another Trump red line.

 

This threat of sanctions sounds more like a Bolton retaliation. Trump just favors chaos with US allies.

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21 hours ago, zydeco said:

Turks need to be brought to heel. Start by ejecting them from Cyprus.

Off you go to Cyprus then and see what you can do.

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48 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

 

It's 50-50 that Trump even understands the political complexities in the region beyond his simplistic campaign pledge to withdraw US armed forces from Syria. 

50-50 ? So much in common with 55555555555555555

 

no way is it 50-50.... the mans a clueless clown when it comes to foreign policy.... and so much more.... build a wall 😁

 

 

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