yakov_a_jerkov (yakov_a_jerkov) wrote,

Вчера ночью Белый Дом запостил следующее заявление.

Во-первых, не говоря пока о сути заявления, просто прочитайте его, а, прочитав, вспомните, что это официальное заявление пресс-секретаря президента. Первый параграф еще так-сяк, а во втором выглядит, как будто Трамп выхватил клавиатуру.

А что касается сути, то, естественно, реакция на это -- предательство курдов, игра на руку России и Ирану и т. п. Причем говорят это и демократы, и республиканцы, и Пелоси, и Макконнелл, в данном вопросе, по-моему, никаких расхождений нет.

Язык заявлений примерно такой, как в этом, опять же bipartisan, заявлении членов Конресса: "The Administration’s announcement regarding Syria is a misguided and catastrophic blow to our national security interests."

Я процитирую цепочку, написанную бывшим трамповским Special Presidential Envoy to Counter ISIS, который ушел в отставку в прошлом декабре.

Brett McGurk:
Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.

The WH statement tonight on Syria after Trump spoke with Erdogan demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of anything happening on the ground. The “United States” is not holding any ISIS detainees. They are all being held by the SDF, which Trump just served up to Turkey.

Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS. Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security. Background here: https://thesoufancenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FTF-Open-Letter.pdf

The Turkish proposed “safe zone” would effectively extend Turkey’s border 30km into Syria, including areas of Christians, Kurds, and other vulnerable minorities. Our diplomats were working on a plan to forestall such a debacle. Where’s Pompeo?

Indeed, US officials signed the SDF up to a “security mechanism” plan by which it removed all defensive barriers on the Syrian side of the border to forestall a Turkish incursion. EUCOM issued this just yesterday. Was Trump ever even briefed on this plan?

Trump made a similarly impulsive decision when I was managing the policy. I resigned over it and stand by every word in this op-ed. Tonight is a sad replay but seems even worse as US officials had since convinced the SDF that we planned to stay.

There’s a similar defect at the core of US foreign policies across the board: maximalist objectives for a minimalist president combined with no process to assess facts, develop options, or prepare contingencies. Our personnel are left exposed at the slightest moment of friction.

Bottom line: Trump tonight after one call with a foreign leader provided a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS. FWIW, I warned of this here in @ForeignAffairs — and recommended alternatives given the hard realities on the ground and in this White House.
Where is Pompeo? LOL.

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