Yup trying diplomacy sucks. Just bomb turkey what are we waiting for. We must protect Turkish and Syrian borders because everyone in the US is so stuck on protect the border these daysNope. You're not dumb and went through this pages and pages ago. Simply put, our minimal presence and unified victories deterred exactly what we have now. Invasions, land grabs, civilians being shot to shat and betraying an allied force we bolstered and backed all in the name of capitulating to a soft dictator and literally clearing a path and green lighting them to start a damn military offensive. It's funny how the talking point has defaulted to NATO as the President has done nothing but label them meaningless from day 1. But now we bow to a man who ignores election results and pretend the same NATO 'ally' would dare launch attacks that would jeopardize U.S troops rather than standing up for something and being a leader. Trump is asleep at the wheel and embarrasses the very gains achieved by glad handing Erdogan and literally allowing him air propaganda footage in the oval office.OK @Spicoli maybe I'm dumb, but walk me through how we should have handled the Kurds. Do we aid them in their war vs Turkey? Turkey being our ally and NATO member as well. Do we keep a presence there so our troops are in harms way IF anything were to kick off between Turkey and the Kurds?Yeh true enough and honestly, I don't live there let alone ever visit so I won't pretend to tell you gents how to run your affairs. I think the point of the IG was well, now you can have some more. Trump even said as much. I do believe a large amount were held in Middle Eastern prisons that you mention. Like in Syria. Guarded by the Kurdish allies we so ceremoniously shat all over.
I'm very interested to hear tell how peace on Earth could so easily be achieved if not for Trump.
@Kirkland Laing, in your opinion who decides American foreign policy?