Betrayal from Washington

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Kurdish Peshmerga Troops in Iraq by Muhamed Sahid. Released to Public Domain by the Photographer

President Donald Trump’s desire to betray our Kurdish allies in Syria

One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies.

Those are not my people. Those are Kurds.

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.”

Good job, Kurds. Sorry you took so many dead and wounded for us. We wish you the best when the Turks show up to destroy you.

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Steve Russell is enrolled Cherokee, a 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus of criminal justice, and (so far) a cancer survivor.

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