Live Updates Turkey launches military offensive in SyriaSo what is the current status now along the borders?
Trump said he would be “much tougher than sanctions,” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “doesn’t do it in as humane a way as possible.”“Lindsey and I feel differently,” the President said of Graham. “I think Lindsey would like to stay there for the next 200 years and maybe add a couple a hundred thousand people every place. But I disagree with Lindsey on that. But I will tell you that, I do agree on sanctions.”
Pompeo would not directly answer when repeatedly asked if the US would take responsibility for the outcome of what happens in Syria.“We've talked about that. I've talked about that repeatedly. They have a terrorist threat to their south. We've been working to make sure that we did what we could to prevent that terror threat from striking the people in Turkey while trying to achieve what is in America's best interest; the threat from radical Islamic terrorism emanating from Syria, we'll continue to do that,” Pompeo said.
US withdrew forces from northern areas. They are still all over eastern/southeastern Syria along with British forces. They do not want Syrian opposition to replace Kurdish rule. Because Syrian opposition with Turkish cover will replicate example in Idlib. Regime can't advance on Idlib because of Turkish presence there. Syrian opposition will not deal with Israel nor endorse Kurdish separatism.It seems, Turkish offense didn't fit US bill.
As a consequence, i believe US will reverse it's decision of pullout, which might disturb US operational plans some where else.
US reaction can be judged as of panic.
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