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Syrian Kurds Throw Vegetables at Departing U.S. Forces, Video Purportedly Shows

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  1. Sabretooth

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    Angry residents hurl potatoes at vehicles, accusing America of lying as troops move out of northeast Syria amid Turkish incursion
    The Associated Press

    Oct 21, 2019 1:35 PM

    Angry over the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, residents of a Kurdish-dominated city pelted departing American military vehicles with potatoes Monday as they drove through.



    The Kurdish-led force were the U.S.'s ally in the long and bloody fight that eventually brought down the Islamic State group's rule over northeast and eastern Syria. Abandoned by U.S. forces, the Kurds agreed to a cease-fire deal brokered by Washington that requires them to leave a section of the border, handing it over to Turkish-backed forces.

    Esper said he is discussing an option that would keep a small residual U.S. military force to secure oil fields located in eastern Syria and continue the fight against Islamic State militants.

    Speaking during a visit to Kabul, he said he has not made a final decision on that option and has not yet presented it to Trump. He underscored the importance of protecting the oil fields from ISIS to ensure the militants don't profit from them

    He said American troops who are working with Kurdish-led forces to guard the oil fields are still in place. The withdrawal could take weeks, he said, and troops around the town of Kobani on the border with Turkey are the first leaving.

    A video by the Kurdish news agency showed a convoy of armored vehicles driving through the northeastern city of Qamishli. People in the street hurled potatoes at the vehicles, shouting, "No America," and "America liar," in English.

    "Like rats, America is running away," one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held who have died in the Turkish offensive.

    The scene encapsulated the Kurds' feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to an American withdrawal that has been rushed and saw several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces. The Kurds were stunned when President Donald Trump two weeks ago abruptly decided to pull U.S. troops out of border areas, abandoning their allied Kurdish-backed fighters ahead of Turkey's invasion. After the assault began Oct. 9, Trump ordered a general withdrawal from Syria.

    At another location, near the town of Tal Tamr, a group of protesters raised banners to depart US troops late Sunday, according to an Associated Press video.

    One man blocked the way of a U.S. van with a poster reading: "Thanks for US people, but Trump betrayed us."

    The Kurdish-led force was the U.S.'s ally in the long and bloody fight that eventually brought down the Islamic State group's rule over the northeast and eastern Syria. Abandoned by U.S. forces, the Kurds agreed to a cease-fire deal brokered by Washington that requires them to leave a section of the border, handing it over to Turkish-backed forces.

    Esper said he is discussing an option that would keep a small residual U.S. military force to secure oil fields located in eastern Syria and continue the fight against Islamic State militants.

    Speaking during a visit to Kabul, he said he has not made a final decision on that option and has not yet presented it to Trump. He underscored the importance of protecting the oil fields from ISIS to ensure the militants don't profit from them

    He said American troops who are working with Kurdish-led forces to guard the oil fields are still in place. The withdrawal could take weeks, he said, and troops around the town of Kobani on the border with Turkey are the first leaving.

    https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east...h-city-pelting-departing-u-s-troops-1.8012027
     
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    However, the United States gave more Fgm-148 Javelin than tomatoes.

    They throw the wrong thing.
     
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    What did they expect?...........:lol:............begging the Americans to fight the Turks for them........:rofl::rofl::rofl:........as Trump said, why should the Americans help the Kurds when they didn't help them during world war 2..........:lol:
     
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    That is what you get for trusting the amerikanskiy.
     
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    They are so pathetic!.........:lol:.......I was even getting embarrassed watching the clip from the OP.......:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:...........the way they were begging the Americans to stay and protect them from the Turkish military was utterly nauseating. At times I even felt sick. It was painful. If the majority of Kurds are all like this then they will NEVER EVER have their own homeland.
     
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    Yep these scenes will be played out to 320 million Americans who will really now take pity on you or side with you after you pelt their troops with rotten fruit. :rolleyes:
    Trump will probably tweet this saying "this is the thanks we get".

    Have some dignity and let them go.
     
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    Bro, the clip was really painful to watch. The way the Kurds were begging the Americans to stay and protect them from the Turkish military was utterly pathetic and nauseating. Even I was feeling embarrassed watching it.
     
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    That sure doesn't help the cause.
     
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    It certainly doesn't. The Kurds obviously are not experts at PR. They are making themselves look like petulant children who worship the americans as their saviours.
     
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    Didnt i predict this outcome 3 years ago?
    Anyways anyone has more such videos? :pop:
     
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    Kurds know they are fucked now.
     
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    Exactly. Seriously, where was the YPG during operation Overlord, the battle of the Somme and the American war of independence? At first glance it seems nonsensical but Trump is actually spot on, the lovable orange maniac that he is. Why should US give out freebies for these lazy oil grabbing warlords? What does PKK or YPG actually really do that benefits anyone with an ounce of sanity or logical thought? All they do is annoy Turkey. So when people actually finally drop the Byzantine wet dreams and quit crying over 700 years old historical realities concerning Constantinople, when white folks drop the crusader bs, suddenly everything snaps into focus, suddenly like Trump, they have an epiphany - holy crap, why the f am I wasting my life supporting PKK and senselessly blocking a modern democratic nation state like Turkey that I should simply trade with and treat as an equal competitor in the modern world?? Eureka moment.

    Trump actually highlights the stupidity of the white skinned deep neoconservative crusader state. He is a lot smarter than people realise. A lot.

    All the YPG got left now is a dozen western crusading lunatic mercenaries carrying rosary beads into battle while supporting their Kurdish "brothers" in their "noble quest".
     
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    I hope you are right and that average American will see this footage and see who they have spent millions on supporting,but i wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that.Knowing the U.S. mass media i think they will keep running their "Turks baaad","Kurds good" track.
     
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    Yes I was right it's being pretty much played everywhere lol, I can just imagine what Fox news is doing now.

    Here is CNN's coverage;



    Troops bombarded with rotten vegetables by angry Kurds



    Here is Fox news;

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/ameri...ted-with-potatoes-as-troops-move-out-of-syria


    American troops leaving Syrian city controlled by Kurds pelted with potatoes, tomatoes
     
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    Yup,you were right just saw it on Fox news :D
     
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