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Turkey: Trump won't arm kurds

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published November 25, 2017 at 3:02 a.m. Updated November 25, 2017 at 3:02 a.m.

President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would stop arming Kurdish fighters in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, ending a policy that had inflamed tensions between the two nations.

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RBear says... November 25, 2017 at 6:23 a.m.

Let's be clear about this. Trump didn't help foster peace for the country. Trump ceded to Russia's terms of peace and has allowed Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a leader who has used chemical weapons on his people several times, to continue to rule the country and oppress the rights of the people.
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This is full evidence Russia dictates US foreign policy and even more proof Trump is beholden to Putin for several things. I hate to speculate, but there have been reports that US intelligence agencies are fearful Russia has an overtly heavy influence on Trump. The fact no defense group in the US was informed of this decision is clear evidence of that.

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TimberTopper says... November 25, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

I still say follow the money. Chances are the Russians are his bankers through the private wealth division, as well as being investors in his business ventures.

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DoubleBlind says... November 25, 2017 at 1:17 p.m.

Washington has long - and still considers - the YPG its most crucial ally against ISIS. If Trump has in fact decided to end support for YPG without any prior notification to the Pentagon, it is clear evidence of Russian collusion and influence - and should anger and concern all Americans as it puts all US troops in the region at great risk without YPG support. Flynn was vehemently anti-Islam-anti-Erdogan until the coup last year. He then ‘flipped’ his support to Erdogan after pressure from Putin. This is all connected. Here’s hoping Mueller is about to tie up all the loose ends and string up all those who would put US troops in danger in exchange for Kremlin approval.

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DoubleBlind says... November 25, 2017 at 1:55 p.m.

I have no doubt Trump did in fact make this preposterous statement but unless he walks it back by stating that Turkey’s foreign minister ‘misinterpreted’ him, or outright denies he made the claim, it is the clearest evidence to date that he is unfit for office and a threat to homeland security and US troop safety abroad. If only he would just screw an intern. This borders on treason.

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carpenterretired says... November 25, 2017 at 8:58 p.m.

But are the Turks( or anyone except Fox news viewers) stupid enough to believe anything Trump says.

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