Graham: Syrian Kurds aligning with Assad would be 'major disaster'

ed note–Lindsey Graham is the voice of Netanyahu in the Senate, and despite him being painted in this piece as a ‘staunch supporter’ of Trump, he has been one of the most vocal and active of Trump’s (many) enemies, and particularly on issues related to Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East. The ‘disaster’ that Graham predicts vis a vis the Kurds coming to some sort of political arrangement with Assad is that by doing so, it effectively brings to an end Israel’s policy of deliberate Balkanization of the region as a means of having the entire region tear itself apart piece by piece.

thehill.com

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is warning of a “major disaster” if Syrian Kurdish forces align with President Bashar Assad following President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

“If reports accurate about Kurds aligning with Assad, major disaster in the making,” Graham tweeted Friday. “Nightmare for Turkey and eventually Israel. Big winners are Russia, Iran/Assad & ISIS.”

“New conflicts between regional powers take pressure off ISIS,” Graham added in a second tweet.

Graham’s comments come amid conflicting reports about whether Syrian government forces have entered the Kurdish-controlled town of Manbij, which U.S. forces patrol.

The Syrian government said in a statement Friday that its forces had entered the city and raised the Syrian flag.

But the U.S. military denied any changes in military forces in the town and war monitors said government forces were only on the perimeter. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also said facts on the ground remain uncertain.

Turkey has been demanding the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from Manbij and has threatened to attack. Ankara considers them terrorists connected to Kurdish insurgents within Turkey.

The Kurdish forces, known as the YPG, said in a statement that they are inviting the Syrian government forces into Manbij “to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion.”

A senior Kurdish official similarly told The Associated Press that the Kurds are working on an agreement with the Russians and the Syrian government that would see the latter take control of the town when U.S. troops leave.

“The aim is to ward off a Turkish offensive,” said the official, Ilham Ahmed. “If the Turks’ excuse is the [Kurdish militia], they will leave their posts to the government.”

The scramble for control of Manbij comes after Trump announced last week that he was ordering the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria.

U.S. officials have not announced a timeline for the withdrawal.

Graham, typically a staunch Trump ally, has vehemently opposed the withdrawal, calling it an “Obama-like mistake.”

Trump has defended his decision, declaring victory against ISIS in the country and saying others can fight the terrorist group’s remnants so the United States isn’t the world’s “policeman.”

“We’ve knocked them out,” Trump said during a visit to Iraq this week. “We’ve knocked them silly. I will tell you that I had some very good talks with President Erdoğan, who wants to knock them out also. And he’ll do it. And others will do it, too, because we’re in their region; they should be really sharing the burden of cost, and they’re not.”

Trump also said he had a “good debate” with Graham about the issue, but added, “I think that a lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking.”

6 thoughts on “Graham: Syrian Kurds aligning with Assad would be 'major disaster'

  • December 29, 2018 at 6:51 am
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    nobody can be as stupid as Lindsey Graham on purpose, he abviously has been compromised probably in the form of being photographed (we all can guess ) in some kind of lewd situations.

  • December 29, 2018 at 8:45 am
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    The CIA asset and Judaizer >>>——> Lindsey Graham, would like to see ISIS groups fighting the Syrians and chopping heads off of Christians, AGAIN!

  • December 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm
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    Let the likes of Graham belly ache,because this a victory for civilization, the Kurds were fools to think that zioCons,ulta liberals and Christian Zionists ever cared about them,they were stooges in a big game.It is a victory for Syria, Russia,Iran and the brave Hezbollah warriors but also ” civilized man”,over the barbarian,I very much believe independent media played a big part ,many sites like this and others informed us of the ugly truth..In perfect universe all msm,CNN, CNBC, channel 4 and others would be charged in being complicit as propagandist for wars of aggression and possibly genocide with lie after lie covering up and assisting terrorism ,also all the zioCons,and president George w Bush and Barack Obama would be in court with them..

  • December 29, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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    what can one say about lindsay graham … she is a rainbow colored serpent, political wife to mccain, who lately has been a much improved person, after maccain’s demise (execution?) swung to publicly support trump, likely out of fear that he may face the same deal but now, sensing the tidal wave of opposition whipped up by jew probably thinks he can revert to evil, old ways – maybe again, because jew has a giant stack of files on his multitude of perversions.

  • December 29, 2018 at 6:57 pm
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    axis of evil:
    jew-england-stupids

  • December 31, 2018 at 9:16 pm
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    Lindsey Graham = The Judas Goat.

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