Special Ops Soldier: 'I Am Ashamed For The First Time In My Career'

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Posted: Oct 10, 2019 3:12 PM
Special Ops Soldier: 'I Am Ashamed For The First Time In My Career'

Source: AP Photo/ U.S. Navy,photographer's Mate 1st Class Michael W. Pendergrass

The situation in northern Syria is a mess. President Trump signaled that he was removing some 1,000 or so troops from the region. The local Kurdish forces are holding scores of ISIS fighters who could break free; there was an attempt at a detention center recently. The foreign policy gurus, former military, and Republicans on the Hill are not happy with the decision. The Turks wasted no time with their offensive. Julio Rosas made a good point on today’s episode of Triggered that the Battle of Fallujah was made 100 times worse because we went in, then retreated in the face of radical Islamic propaganda, and so when we have to go in again—they were all dug in and lead to more casualties. That’s what we risk here with the ISIS fighters. The Trump administration all but destroyed all the land gains made by ISIS. We smashed them. With the Turkey invading, we could be dealing with a resurgent ISIS situation again. In the meantime, Bashar al-Assad hasn’t been removed from power and the Russians, Assad allies, remain in the region. The Kurds also helped in our effort to smash ISIS, which is why there’s so much uproar. For one U.S. special forces soldier in the region, this decision forced him to speak out. He told Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin that this is the first time in his career that he’s felt “ashamed.”

In the meantime, the Kurdish forces in the region have not abandoned their posts, they’re begging with Washington to intervene, and this soldier has alleged that Turkish troops are committing war atrocities. 

“The Kurds are sticking by us. No other partner I have ever dealt with would stand by us,” he said to Griffin. “He [Trump] doesn't understand the problem. He doesn't understand the repercussions of this. Erdogan is an Islamist, not a level headed actor,” he added. 

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