I AM A VETERAN OF THE AIR FORCE AND I AM ALSO AN OPPONENT OF WAR. Wars are designed to Kill people. In every war fought by these As Yet United States of America, Blacks have always died disproportionately, that is unless America was keeping us out of the military through Racism. That being said, the last thing you do when you ARE in an armed conflict, is abandon and betray your allies. Even if you are fighting in an alley, you do not abandon your friends and your partners.They look to you for support and to "have their back," like you look to them for support, and to "have your back."
America has abandoned and betrayed its Allies in Syria. Most of us do not understand some of the conflicts in and around the continent of Africa. I do not use the political term Middle East. We could not describe a Kurd from a Sunni from a Turk or the many different "groups" in that portion of the world, however we do know the Kurds are our friends, allies, and partners, which is all that is necessary in the conflict in Syria.
So after betraying the Kurds, after not telling our allies and the military Donald Trump made a decision to withdraw and run, after giving Turkey the "OK" to invade Syria thereby creating a military and a humanitarian crisis, after exposing American troops to military disaster with no ground and air military support, after hundreds of persons, if not thousands have already died and will die, NOW ...Donald Trump wants to call a "Cease-Fire", sending Pence and whomever else, into the conflict Which He Caused... through His Abject Stupidity... to "broker a peace deal?
One of the real negatives when a Democrat is elected in 2020 is he or she will have to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to solidify confidence in America's word with our allies, which is not now worth a red cent.
No matter what the new President says or does, what is hanging over his or her head from longtime allies is this thought, "Supposed after your 4 years, America gets stupid and elects another donald trump. Once again, America's word would not be worth a damn." Which is a real possibility. The new President will really have to work hard to reengage our longtime allies and have them trust us again. That prospect will not be easy or short-term. And all because, America wanted and needed a Racist president.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.