Donald Trump Now Threatens Turkey on Twitter
[SCMP] ◼️ Trump's extraordinary Twitter warning against Nato ally Turkey came just after the White House announced a US military drawdown in Turkish-Syrian border areas.
◼️ That decision appeared to give Turkey a green light to attack its long-time Kurdish foes who have been fighting alongside US forces against Isis.
| As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I've done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over... - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019 |
The president drew fierce criticism Monday from congressional allies for a White House statement the previous night that the US wouldn’t stand in the way of a Turkish incursion into Syria.
The announcement, which followed a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, marked an abrupt change in US posture.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is normally a close Trump ally, said he would introduce bipartisan legislation to sanction Turkey if it invades Syria and suspend it from NATO if it attacks the Kurdish-led forces. He said Trump’s stance risks a comeback by Islamic State.
"Isis is not defeated, my friend. The biggest lie being told by the administration is that Isis is defeated," Graham told Fox and Friends in a phone call Monday.
|I got this from the South China Morning Post, because I didn't want to read CNN and NBC gloat about Trump 'floundering' and 'backtracking' to save face.|
Posted by: Dron66046 2019-10-07