As my long-time readers know, I do my best to avoid political posts. Lord knows, I can’t afford to lose half my readers. (Not now. And probably not ten years from now.)
But having said that, I can’t help but address a certain topic this week. No, I’m not talking impeachment. I’m not talking Trump, or Dems, or Left versus Right. I’m simply going to talk about the abandonment of the Kurds in Syria.
I’m not going to get into the weeds of it. Like, whether it’s just the “Kurds” or simply the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which were Kurdish-led. Or who’s to blame or why. I could do those things, but I don’t want to make this political.
The bottom line is I think MOST agree it was a really shitty thing to do. To abandon our allies like that. And thankfully, even Republicans are bucking the President on this.
I’m really hoping that Congress (in a bipartisan fashion) stands up to the President on this one. For the good of the Kurds, who lost a ton of people fighting ISIS (partly for us). And also for the good of our country. (What I mean by this is that I feel strongly that our country works best when our government operates as three co-equal branches, each with a system of checks and balances; just for a situation like this.)
If you feel as I do, sent a line or email or tweet (or something) to your Congressman and/or Senator. Let them know that we shouldn’t be abandoning our allies. And that we shouldn’t allow ISIS to reconstitute because the Kurds can’t pressure the terrorist group (because a feakin’ NATO ally, that we mostly helped arm, is whacking the crap out of them).
Okay, that’s the end of my rant. Don’t hate me for it.
Stan R. Mitchell
Stan R. Mitchell is the author of nine, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books and writes military action and mystery genre, mostly. He’s also a prior infantry Marine, who LOVES writing!! Click the link at left to check out his books.