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The Kurds did not help the US with Normandy

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1RickHarsch
Oct 10, 5:38am Top

This thread is open to attempting to make sense of how the US elected someone whose range of rancid behaviors goes from calling Warren Pocahantas to refusing to release taxes. The thread title is just one of hundreds of quotes that ought to eliminate a human from consideration of any political position anywhere at any time.

2margd
Edited: Oct 10, 9:13am Top

Not that Despicable Don's claims against Kurds are at all relevant, in WW2, Kurds were in what are now Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey (etc.?), so were in the spheres of Britain, Russia, Vichy France, Turkey (etc.?). They fought for Britain at least. I read somewhere about a 130-rifled group?

OmeyDaHomey@OmeyDaHomey | 3:04 AM · Oct 10, 2019
Replying to @altNOAA
Yep. Funny thing is tho, Syrian Kurds DID help us during WWII.
They were under British Rule and part of the Arab and Assyrian Levies.

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https://twitter.com/OmeyDaHomey/status/1182190128623538176/photo/1

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Washington Kurd Inst @wdckurd | 5:49 PM · Oct 9, 2019:
President @realDonaldTrump is wrong!
Here is Shiekh Omar Ahmed Al Barzinji a Kurd who fought against the Nazis in WW II alongside the Brits.
Just one example of many! #TrumpBetrayedTheKurds

(Photo of Kurd soldier with Brits)
https://twitter.com/wdckurd/status/1182050515166871554/photo/1

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By 1943 the Iraq Levies strength stood at 166 British officers controlling 44 companies; 22 Assyrian, five Mixed Assyrian/Yizidi, ten Kurdish, four Marsh Arabs, and three Baluchi. Eleven Assyrian companies served in Palestine and another four served in Cyprus. The Parachute Company was attached to the Royal Marine Commando and were active in Albania, Italy and Greece. In 1943/1944 the Iraq Levies were renamed the Royal Air Force Levies.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Levies#1940s

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IliasTsiotas @IliasVancity | 6:08 PM · Oct 9, 2019
@realDonaldTrump perhaps should have also mentioned that Turkey never fired a shot in anger against the Nazis in WW2.
They conveniently waited by the sidelines to see who the winner would be.
They declared war on Germany when allied tanks were within German borders.
Cowards...

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Turkey was neutral until several months before the end of the war, at which point it joined the Allied powers.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_by_country

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During World War II and until the 1980s, (Donald's father, Fred) Trump denied that he spoke German and claimed that he was of Swedish origin. According to Trump's nephew, John Walter, "He had a lot of Jewish tenants and it wasn't a good thing to be German in those days." Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal (1987) erroneously states that Fred Trump was the son of an immigrant from Sweden and born in New Jersey.

...During World War II, Trump built barracks and garden apartments for U.S. Navy personnel near major shipyards along the East Coast.

...In early 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and other federal leaders began denouncing real-estate profiteers. On June 11, The New York Times included Trump on a list of 35 city builders accused of profiteering from government contracts...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Trump

3alco261
Oct 10, 9:30am Top

Shoot, seeing as how Turkey is attacking the Kurds I thought I was going to wake up this morning and find out that Turkey had been obliterated overnight. I guess Donny doesn't want to risk damage to his Turkish properties after all. ("if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)")

Based on what I have read it looks like the ISIS members the Kurds are holding might be turned loose. If you think about it from Donny's view this is the best thing that could possibly happen - if the Kurds have to release their prisoners Donny will be sure to take all of the credit and ISIS will consider him to be a great friend and supporter of their aims. This, in turn, will mean he won't have to worry about terrorist attacks against any of his hotels.

4margd
Oct 10, 11:23am Top

Alt WASO NPS @AltWASONPS | 11:47 PM · Oct 9, 2019:
I just want to point out that in WWI the Ottoman empire was defeated. It was then dissolved by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres. A treaty that included a provision for a Kurdish State.

This was after the Kurds spent nearly two centuries being suppressed by the Ottoman empire...

Sadly, this was short lived, as within three years the the Turkish nationalists, remnants of the Ottoman empire more/less revolted... And the Allied forces, dissuaded from going into another long battle, nullified the treaty...

Replacing it with the Treaty of Lausanne which established the modern day boundaries and state of Turkey.

Since it's existence, Turkey has repressed the Kurds, even outlawing them in the 1980s, refusing to admit that they even existed until the 1990's..

While also, under corrupt government, colluding with drug traffickers to wage war on the Kurds... And now, being set free by Trump, and under the hands of Russia.. Turkey is storming Syria and will soon, once again be going after the Kurds.

So, yea.. the Kurds didn't fight in Normandy. They did however assist in WWII, in things like the 1943 Barzani revolt which assisted the British.

The really important thing to remember is that what Trump is saying...

What he really means, is that these people weren't "strong" enough to secure their own sovereignty. And because of that, regardless of what they have done through out history... Trump doesn't give a fuck about them.

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