This makes Neville Chamberlain, the bete noire of conservatives who are capable of retaining exactly one historical fact, look like Alexander the Great:
Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northeast Syria to allow for withdrawal of Kurdish forces, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
“Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria,” Pence told a news conference after more than four hours of talks at the presidential palace in Ankara.
Pence had flown to Turkey to call for a halt in Turkey’s cross-border military operation, called Operation Peace Spring, under which Turkey has aimed to clear YPG Syrian Kurdish fighters from a 20 mile (32 km) deep “safe zone” along the border.
“The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours,” Pence said.
“All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal,” he said.
Basically “we” just agreed to do Turkey’s dirty work for them, and to lift the economic sanctions that had been put in place 15 minutes ago as well.
Imagine if Obama . . . Forget it Jake.
“They’ve had terrorists, they had a lot of people in there that they couldn’t have… They had to have it cleaned out,” Trump said, defending Turkey’s actions. “This outcome is something they’ve been trying to get for 10 years…. It’s a great day for civilization.”
This is straight up ethnic cleansing.