Trump ditches an ally, telling the world the U.S. is not to be trusted

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Opinion

October 16, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Syrian government forces arrive in the town of Tal Tamr, once a safe haven for Syrian Kurds, in Syria on Tuesday to contain a days-long Turkish offensive. (Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Last week, the United States abandoned its longstanding pledge to assist Syrian Kurds fighting extremist Islamic forces from within and encroaching Turkish armies from the north.

U.S. forces afforded the Kurds the necessary leverage to fight for their rich history in the hope of one day carving out a home of their own. Those dreams have now been shattered.

Without U.S. support, the Kurds faced immediate threats, and indeed, Turkish troops have amped up a military offensive, plunging deeper into Syrian territory.

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