Turkey Now Heading Into Syria

Ken AshfordMiddle East, Syria, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Sorry Kurds.

A bad situation in Northeast Syria is about to get much worse. Sources say that US officials have just informed the Syrian Kurds that Turkey is likely to attack on air and ground in next 24 hours. The United States, per Trmp’s ill-advised pullout, will do nothing. Targets are Tal Abyad and Ras al Ayn.

Ironically Tal Abyad was the main supply route for ISIS in 2014-15 through an open border from Turkey. Turkey refused repeated requests from US to shut the border. That’s a big reason why the US decided to partner with SDF (Syrian Defense Force), which took the town in the summer of 2015.

The Turkish attack appears coordinated with the Russians. Russian-backed forces are mobilizing to invade the Kurdish area from the south — towards Tabqa and other spots. Meanwhile, ISIS is mobilizing sleeper cells in Raqqa and attacks took place last night.

On top of that, we have the scary situation of the thousands of ISIS detainees and families, who may be breaking out of camps and prisons after the Turkish attack — with NO American back-up plan.

This is a major disaster coming at us because of Trump’s decisions.

Yeah… I don’t think Trump went “off script”. Trump doesn’t care about the script.

UPDATE: This is the weak response from the White House:

“A bad idea”. That’ll scare ’em!