Poll: Majority of Republicans support Trump’s Syrian policy


 

A poll released Wednesday found that 57 percent of Republicans support President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.

The statement of the year from Trump.

They have a problem at the border; it’s not our border,” the president said.

“If Syria wants to fight for their land, that’s up to Turkey and Syria,” he added. “Syria may have some help with Russia, and that’s fine. It’s a lot of sand. They’ve got a lot of sand over there. So there’s a lot of sand that they can play with.”

An Economist/YouGov survey shows 25 percent of Republican respondents said they strongly approve of pulling out troops, while 32 percent stated they somewhat approve of the move. Further, 26 percent of Republicans surveyed said they oppose the move and 18 percent said they do not hold an opinion on the matter. The poll surveyed 1,500 people between October 13th-15th and had a margin of error of plus or minus of 2.7 percentage points.

The survey’s results show Republican lawmakers who oppose the troop pullout – such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) – are at odds with the majority of GOP voters.

More at Breitbart

For an excellent history on the background of the Kurds check out an earlier post – a portion here:

The Kurds -The Dilemma and its Complicated History

In 2014, President Barack Obama brought the United States into the Kurd-Turk conflict by authorizing the transfer of arms and munitions to the Kurds.  He then (without congressional approval) complicated the matter further (in his opposition to Bashir Al-Assad) by involving the United States in a multi-layered war in Syria —one that involved not only Turkey and the Kurds, but Russia as well.

In effect, Obama’s intervention ended up benefitting both Syria and Russia.  Presidents Putin and Al-Assad must be having quite a laugh at our expense.  This was the mess left on Trump’s plate on his first day in the White House.

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Have the Kurds been US allies against ISIS?  In a fashion, yes —but they were not fighting for American ideals; they were fighting ISIS for their own purposes —with US aid— provided to the Kurds because it served the United States’ interests to provide it.  We must remember, however, that according to US law, the PKK and YPG are designated foreign terrorist organizations.  Remember too that despite actions taken by the US government, private American citizens have been prosecuted (and convicted) for supporting these Kurdish organizations.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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24 Responses to “Poll: Majority of Republicans support Trump’s Syrian policy”

  1. Sunday Respite – Canzona | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Majority of Republicans support Trump’s Syrian policy bunkerville.wordpress.com/2019/10/17/pol… https://t.co/khOk8j7fQO […]

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  2. markone1blog Says:

    Bunkerville,
    In all of your article and in all of the comments, nobody mentions how a 10:1 ratio of Democrats to conservatives (or even Republicans, sometimes) were sampled. How can this be a “representative” sample unless Democrats are heavily over-sampled?

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  3. peter3nj Says:

    Off topic;
    The endless accolades continue to pour in rot a man who not only stood by but did his part in helping reduce one of America’s once great cities, Baltimore, to a drug and crime ridden hell hole. That would be none other than that race opportunist the late Elijah Cummings which once again proves ones inequities do not follow one to his grave; especially if one is/was a Democrat. While the news readers fall all over themselves declaring his size 11’s can’t be filled surely there is a race baiter waiting in the wings equal to the task.

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  4. NankyJane Says:

    We have ISIS on American soil. Bring all troops home and defend our own country.

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  5. peter3nj Says:

    Off topic: watching today’s WH presser one realizes the only thing these amateur pretend journalists are good at is one and one thing only: Beating a dead horse.

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  6. george227 Says:

    We betrayed ourallies. No amount of rationalization can change that. Our word in no good anymore.

    Trump brought our nation down to his crude level.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No more Middle East wars……our military were sitting ducks and would have been killed drawing us into a major conflagration.. Tens of thousands of soldiers on both side and less than a hundred of our guys were going to stop this? Need to get a grip. What was the end game? When were we going to leave?

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      • george227 Says:

        Okay, but those questions should have been asked before we cut and ran.
        We drove them into the hands of Putin!

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      • george227 Says:

        All views on this topic are valid. It is complex, and there are no pure alternatives. It is something we have to grind out for ourselves. I will not forgive my nation for sending me to kill people in their own country. Yet, I will not let Pootie and his thugs take over the world, either.

        But it is a sign of the times when the flag-wavers and gun-toters condone what we just did, while arguing the points the liberals have been making for 50 years..

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    • NankyJane Says:

      The Kurds were paid by te US. Trump only pulled out 28 soldiers. 28…we were suppose to be there 30 days and stayed for 10 years. Erdogan called Trump said he was going in and might want to get troops out of there so they wouldn’t be killed. This is what the MSM is not telling. 28 soldiers. I have 3 so s who have all served in Iraq, Afghanistanand Syria. Son who served in Syria said Syrian Kurds are way different than Afghanee Kurds. Had to watch his back. He totally supports Trumps withdrawal. Oh , yes..he was captured in Syria.andhis tem defied orders and got him out. O BAMA created a mess. Glad we’re out. Where is the UN, European troops. Why is it sole responsibility ability of US to get involved in civil wars.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Points well made….An important point that is lost… all Kurds are not the same. Exactly why is it always us that has to have the responsibility of the world? Your sacrifice as well as your sons is richly appreciated but no more should our men and women be mixed up in these non winnable wars that have nothing to do with us. Nation building is a joke.

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  7. Mustang Says:

    For far too long now, America’s foreign policy has been designed to create enemies. In this one example, befriending the Kurds created problems for the US with Syria, Iran, Russia, and Turkey. US involvement in the Middle East has done nothing but cause problems, has done nothing but waste our resources (money and manpower), and has done nothing more than diminish the prestige of the American Republic. Choosing sides in regional (often cultural/religious) conflicts, where there are no “good guys,” makes the United States complicit in an awful lot of bad events. We cannot make the argument that we value human life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness when our foreign entanglements result in massive amounts of human death and suffering. We’ve lost our way in matters of diplomacy. Choosing sides in a regional problem is guaranteed to do one thing: make an enemy. Making a poor choice of whom we support is exactly why no one anywhere in the world can trust what we say. If I am an isolationist, it is only in this context: if what we’ve been doing is the best we can do in diplomacy, then we ought to just stay home and tend to our own affairs. Our young men and women in uniform are too precious, and our monetary resources too scarce to keep on doing botched foreign policy. President Trump is right, Secretary Mattis is wrong.

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  8. hocuspocus13 Says:

    What was most concerning to me and very disappointing was the 129 House Republicans who voted against President Trump on the removal of Troops from Syria

    Without all the facts and details

    As you stated as Obama put us there without congressional approval

    I don’t recall anyone complaining or voting against that

    I would have hoped those 129 Republicans would have had the Republican President’s back

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  9. peter3nj Says:

    There’s a lot of sand over there; Amen.
    This brings to mind the grammar school of the 50’s riddle: What do Arabs eat for lunch?
    “The sandwhichis in the desert.”
    And as for the Russians are the lessons of Afghanistan forgotten?

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