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Submitted by Bernard (Australia), Oct 21, 2019 at 21:45

As much as I admire your analysis, Mr Pipes, I do not see it like this. Surely the Kurds in Syria must take some responsibility for their actions too! What is in it now for the US to stay? Morally have you asked why the Turks want to get involved, maybe part of it was Kurdish terrorism against Turkey, the Kurds were in the Cold War generally hostile to the West? Tactically, what is so crucial to the US about the territory being given up, what for the US there? There is a story of an English soldier in India in the middle of a riot, saying a Muslim brick thrown hurts as much as a Hindu brick. He questioned why be in the middle of it, get out? Strategically, in terms of sending a signal to allies, it shows that the US needs something to stay. You want US support. You have to offer something.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
3A couple of thoughts [53 words]DaveOct 22, 2019 09:03255599
Not all bleak [55 words]Amiram PalOct 22, 2019 04:38255592
Sometimes its best to leave [156 words]BernardOct 21, 2019 21:45255581

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