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Irate Kurds pelt withdrawing US forces with vegetables

Irate Kurds pelt withdrawing US forces with vegetables

Angry residents in the Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Qamishli pelted US armored vehicles with potatoes, tomatoes and rubbish. The food barrage came amid a troop drawdown that Kurdish leaders say leaves their people exposed to Turkey’s military. Media reports quoted some residents shouting ’No America’ and ’America liar’.

paddy 1 year

who's footing the bill for the troops to be there? it sure as hell isn't the Kurdish taxpayer.

IIZard 1 year

"Thanks for saving us against ISIS!!" Never help people in the ME again

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 1 year

Wow, now that they've pelted us with vegetables, we should totally turn back and fight alongside them. We ain't your daddy, ingrates. Learn to fight your own battles.

Seekster 1 year

Did the Kurds think we were going to stay there forever? Sorry Kurds, we will happily fight ISIS alongside you but America isn't fighting a fellow NATO country for you.

bloomie 1 year

Actually, tomatoes are a fruit 🙂

Paul Saxon
Paul Saxon 1 year

Disgusting, civilians will die because we wont stand up to Turkey.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

After throwing vegetables at US troops the next step will be to ask the US for aid, including food.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 1 year

did they expect us to stay forever

Brett 1 year

Well after stabbing them in the back I am surprised they didn't do worse.

Antifa are terrorists
Antifa are terrorists 1 year

"Rebels in NE Syria assault American soldiers as the Americans are peacefully leaving the region."

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 1 year

The mark of the commie. There is only northern syria, kurdistan doesn't exist, and god willing the turks will finish the job.

CanadaIsAlreadyGreat 1 year

The Kurds were betrayed. Nobody should be surprised at their outrage. The troops must be so ashamed of Trump's backstab.

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf 1 year

That is the last thing people should throw at anyone.

Innerparty 1 year

Soon those same Turds will be pelted with lead.

As Told By Anakin Skywalker
As Told By Anakin Skywalker 1 year

what a waste of food.

Michael Hedderson
Michael Hedderson 1 year

This was totally avoidable. This region was using a few thousand US servicemen, the US has more troops than that sat in numerous military installations around the World. Those servicemen in northern Syria were a tripwire. No one would dare do anything so long as they were there,they stabilised that region. And they weren't in any danger given who was facing them. The US had lots of leverage so long as those troops remained there,leverage that could've been used wisely to negotiate a situation that suited all concerned, the Turks, the Kurds, the Russians, the Syrians. Instead this hasty withdrawal announcement was yet another Trump attempt to drive and control the news, especially as the news over impeachment just gets worse and worse. It didn't succeed, it was very badly judged by Trump. Now his own party are wondering if they can stomach another 4 years of this kneejerk foreign policy failure after failure, at the same time as they're being asked to consider his impeachment. If he had taken his time, Trump really could've had a foreign policy major win in this region with a comprehensive deal with the regional players and a full withdrawal of US forces. It was possible. But he needed to throw out another piece of red meat to the base (another promise kept bs) as he shits himself over GOP wobbling. Astonishing that MAGAtists can't see this. But then I guess that's why he did it, Coz he knows you can't.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 year

Why are they so surprised?

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