Update: BUSTED: Turkish official says Trump knew ‘precisely’ what Erdogan planned to do with Syria invasion
Daily Kos: “Meanwhile, a reminder that Trump, in his great and unmatched wisdom, has invited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to visit the White House next month, probably to discuss how Trump’s business interests in Turkey are doing. And perhaps spend some quality time counting the dead bodies of our former allies.”
On Twitter, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali accused Turkey of deliberately targeting “civilian areas.”
VOX: It’s worth noting that the US had 2,000 troops in Syria back in December and then Trump had the Pentagon cut that force in half in March. That’s definitely scaling back US involvement, but it’s still a far cry from ending any US role in the Middle East — and, again, it’s not what’s happening this week. (We still have 1,000 troops there according to Vox).
‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’: Civilians Flee as Turkey Launches Trump-Sanctioned Assault on Syrian Kurds
A spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkish forces of deliberately targeting “civilian areas.”