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US Soldier Tells Fox News He’s ‘Ashamed’ To Follow Trump’s Order To Abandon Kurdish Allies


US Soldier Tells Fox News He’s ‘Ashamed’ To Follow Trump’s Order To Abandon Kurdish Allies

A U.S. special forces soldier expressed his disgust with President Donald Trump’s Sunday night decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria and let Turkey invade the Kurdish-held area, especially considering the Kurds helped the U.S. fight ISIS in the region.

“I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who is serving alongside the SDF Kurdish forces,” Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin tweeted Wednesday evening.

Griffin noted that it was one of the hardest phone calls she’s ever taken.

“I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” the soldier told her. “Turkey is not doing what it agreed to. It’s horrible.”

According to Griffin, the special forces soldier has helped train local forces on the ground in multiple continents.

Tonight, he is on the ground “witnessing Turkish atrocities,” Griffin reported

“We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met every single agreement. There was NO threat to the Turks – NONE – from this side of the border.” “This is insanity,” the concerned US service member told Griffin. “I don’t know what they call atrocities but they are happening.”

“This American soldier told me the Kurds have not left their positions guarding the ISIS prisoners. In fact ‘they prevented a prison break last night without us.”
“They are not abandoning our side (yet),’ Griffin continued. “The Kurds are ‘pleading for our support.’ We are doing ‘nothing.’ ”

The soldier noted that troops on the ground in Syria and their commanders were “surprised” by the decision Sunday night.

“He doesn’t understand the problem,” the soldier said of the President’s decision. “He doesn’t understand the repercussions of this. Erdogan is an Islamist, not a level headed actor.”

“The Kurds are sticking by us. No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us,” he closed.


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