Lots of backtracking here by the US in regards to their 30,000 troop border force. It would appear the principal US aim in backing Syria’s kurds is to “balkanize” Syria by creating a separate Kurdish state. A move Turkey (with Russian support) was quick to block.
Yes, lots of flip-flopping by Washington on this issue!
Alan, this particular flipflopping seems typical of US foreign policy in general under Trump. All I see is a lot of threats and rhetoric, followed by flipflopping and an overall decline in US global prestige and influence.
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