Letters to the Editor

Trump responsible for Kurdish deaths

The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has single handedly brought death and destruction to our Kurdish allies by withdrawing U.S. forces there. The Kurds have been instrumental and successful, along with training assistance from us, in fighting ISIS.

The president opened the door for Turkey’s invasion into Syria’s Kurdish territory when he and Putin withheld signing a drafted U.N. Security Council statement condemning Turkey’s actions. Trump admitted in 2015, “I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building (Two Trump Towers) in Istanbul.” Putin and the Syrian government are allies and therefore Syria is now drawn into the fracas to the delight of Putin. Now the U.S. will impose economic sanctions on Turkey for their “impropriety.” How does that equate to lives lost?

This president is not to be trusted in either domestic or foreign affairs. It was noted he was playing golf while Kurds were dying and 130,000 people were being displaced. Every day there seems to be one more impossible event and then the darkness of night reveals another.

John Carver

Decorah

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