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President could lose 'mandate of Heaven' if he facilitates the slaughter of the Kurds
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2019 1:16 PM CDT

  • In his tweet he also announced President Erdogan will be visiting the White House next month, reports the Wall Street Journal.
  • The Guardian's take: "Trump has been publicly coming to terms with policy dilemmas that constrained his predecessor, Barack Obama. The US cannot afford to worsen its already poor relationship with Turkey and cannot contemplate a military clash with a Nato ally. On the other hand, there is considerable US support, particularly in the Republican party, for standing by the Kurds."
  • Televangelist Pat Robertson is among the conservative voices reacting harshly to Trump's move. His Monday comments, which were picked up by Mediaite: "The president, who allowed [Jamal] Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever, is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks. ... The president of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of heaven if he permits this to happen."
  • The Washington Post reports there are no indications that Turkey is about to commence its attack, though it notes the country has been unwavering in its communication that an invasion is the plan. It says the Syrian-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces threatens Turkey's national security because of its links to Kurdish militants within Turkey.
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