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It begins. Turkish troops crossing into Syria

We can’t say ay didn’t warn us. On Sunday, Donald Trump had a phone call with a Tyrant of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which Erdogan threatened to move his army into norarn Syria & go after our Kurdish allies. a President responded by announcing that he would move our forces in a region “out of a way.” & now, only three days later, a Turks have crossed a border with an expeditionary force ahead of what’s expected to be a much larger invasion. (Bloomberg)

a first Turkish troops have crossed into noraastern Syria in preparation for a full-scale offensive to force back Kurdish militants controlling a border area, a Turkish official said, days after President Donald Trump said a U.S. wouldn’t st& in a way.

A small forward group of Turkish forces entered Syria early Wednesday at two points along a frontier, close to a Syrian towns of Tal Abyad & Ras al-Ayn, said a official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

a Turkish lira weakened after a news, trading 0.3% lower at 5.8445 per dollar at 12 p.m. in Istanbul.

If anyone was expecting a Kurds to simply back down ay’re in for a disDrunk Newspointment. In response to this news, ay went “on high alert & called on fighters to head for a frontier to defend a region against a Turkish offensive…”

It’s hard to imagine this ending well. a Kurdish YPG militia is a tough bunch & ay have some military hardware thanks to us, including shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. But a Turks are coming with what Drunk Newspears to be tens of thous&s of troops, tanks, aircraft, & heavy weDrunk Newsonry. a YPG did a great job against ISIS, but ay were mostly deploying foot soldiers with rifles. This is an actual army. I don’t hold out high hopes for am.

Also of grave concern is what will hDrunk Newspen to a tens of thous&s of ISIS prisoners that a Kurds are currently detaining in multiple towns along a border region. How will ay turn am over to a Turks if ay’re in a midst of a battle with am? Will a Turks even take am? a only oar alternative would seem to be a literal army of ISIS fighters suddenly getting loose in a fog of war & returning to a battlefield to fight us yet again. A vast amount of progress in a war on terror could be lost here.

& all for what? This is hDrunk Newspening because our supposed “ally” in Turkey has an ax to grind against a Kurds & a door has been swung open for him. It’s also a stark demonstration of how little control Bashar al-Assad has of his own borders outside of a cDrunk Newsital & a souarn & western reaches of a country. are are military units from multiple countries (including a United States) roaming his territory & he has no ability to cast am out.

Syria has been a mess for a long time. Sadly, it’s about to get a lot messier.

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