The 2016 Popular Vote Loser should not treat the Kurds like a Stiffed Vendor.

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Before becoming President thanks to the Electoral College, the 2016 Popular Vote Loser, routinely stiffed vendors who had completed or performed services for his many (now bankrupt) enterprises by either not paying or fully compensating them.

Now, the Liar in Chief, in a move (via tweet) that would only benefit authoritarian besties, Erdogan of Turkey and Putin of Russia, has proposed to stiff the Kurds who helped the United States against I.S.I.S. in the areas bordering Syria and Turkey.

Unlike his going back on his word to his vendors, this double-cross will be deadly as the Kurdish forces will have to face off against Turkish, Syrian, or resurgent I.S.I.S. cells all by themselves and without United States protection in this part of the Middle East.

This is a breach of American commitments to a reliable ally and a failing of Presidential leadership.

Republicans who have had laryngitis with regards to Individual One’s potential impeachment transgressions have been quick, along with Democrats to condemn the President’s decision via tweet. People like Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Trump’s former United Nations Ambassador Niki Haley are calling for the Administration to change their position and protect the Kurds.

Even the Political Prince of Darkness-Enemy of the People-Obstructionist in Chief Moscow Mitch McConnell has come out against this move.

Getting out of this part of the world is bad policy. It will:

  • Further inflame territorial and cultural tensions between Turkey, Syria, and Kurdish factions.
  • Drive Turkey further into authoritarianism
  • Financially and Regionally assist Putin’s Russia who, since the time of the Tsars, has always had historic and territorial interests in that region.
  • Provide an area for I.S.I.S. to reconstitute itself in the resulting chaos.
  • Harm the local Kurdish populations who will face genocidal advances from the Turks, Syrian, and I.S.I.S. forces.

The Kurds are a race that has been continually double-crossed throughout Modern History.

Living in areas that are parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, this group with their own culture were denied their own country by the peacemakers following World War One and have always had their interests sacrificed for larger considerations in the years afterward.

They should not be treated as pawns this time.

There are no larger considerations for Mr. Trump to base this new decision other than making nice with his authoritarian buddies.

That is not a good reason to sacrifice the Kurds who helped defeat I.S.I.S. when we most needed them.

This is not what America is supposed to be about and everyone in this country should stop this move from going into effect before innocent lives are needlessly butchered.

Future generations will not forgive if action is not taken now.

 

Featured Image show where Kurdish Population centers reside from BBC News.

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

1 COMMENT

  1. Any link to the Trump complex Istanbul, is only a coincidence. But knowing the top priorities of the Occupant, endless praise and profit, its likely.

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