TRUMP TWEETS: Releases statement on turning Syria over to Turkey

OCTOBER 7, 2019

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In a series of Twitter posts Monday morning, President Trump released the following statement regarding his decision to pull U.S. troops out of of northern Syria and allow Turkey to move forward with a planned military operation there. The president reportedly spoke with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by telephone and made the agreement.

Fox News reported that top Pentagon officials were “completely blindsided” by the order, and many lawmakers are outraged as well, feeling it will only lead to the resurgence of ISIS.

President Trump released the following statement on Twitter explaining his decision:

The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area.

We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA! I said “NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials.”

They again said “NO,” thinking, as usual, that the U.S. is always the “sucker,” on NATO, on Trade, on everything. The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades.

I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN.

Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their “neighborhood.” They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!

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