To understand the betrayal of Syria’s Kurds by President Trump, one needs to have a grasp of the decision makers who today control the affairs of the state in America.
In December 2010, while speaking to the German magazine Der Spiegel, former US National Security Advisor, the late Zbigniew Brzezinski shared his very disparaging view of the American people with regard to their knowledge of the world.
The Warsaw-born, Montreal-educated American diplomat said: “Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued.”
Brzezinski didn’t stop at the electorate. He referred to their leaders as being “in most cases, stunningly ignorant.”
Harsh words that have today seen fruition. Hundreds are dead as Erdogan’s Turkish Army ethnically cleanses Kurds after getting a go-ahead from Trump.
But what about Canadian politicians? Isn’t Canada a NATO country that is witnessing war crimes being committed by a fellow NATO partner?
Other than Elizabeth May of the Green Party and Conservative Andrew Scheer reaction has been either mute, non-existent or made as a mere formality.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer too issued a bold statement of solidarity towards the Kurds when he tweeted: “Canadians have long been proud to count the Kurds as allies in the fight against ISIS. I condemn Turkey’s attacks against the Kurds in Syria. These attacks will only further destabilize the region and represent a serious threat to international peace and security.”
“Canada firmly condemns Turkey’s military incursion into Syria today.”
“This unilateral action risks undermining the stability of an already-fragile region, exacerbating the humanitarian situation and rolling back progress achieved by the Global Coalition Against Daesh, of which Turkey is a member.”
And in conclusion she sent a tweet stating: “We [Canada]commend the important role that Turkey has played in hosting Syrian refugees and stress that legitimate security concerns should be addressed diplomatically and in full respect of international law.”