This 27 June 2019 video by congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, from the first Democratic party candidates’ debate in the USA, says about itself:
This president and his #ChickenhawkCabinet have led us to the brink of war with Iran. I served at the height of the war in Iraq in 2005, a war that took over 4,000 of my brothers and sisters in uniforms’ lives. The American people need to understand that this war with Iran would be far more devastating and costly than the war in Iraq.
And now, more Dutch cannon fodder.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
US wants military support by the Netherlands ‘on the ground’ in Syria
The United States wants the Netherlands to provide military support for the new mission in Syria. The US American ambassador in The Hague Pete Hoekstra tells the Volkskrant daily that the Netherlands is being asked for “military means on the ground”.
President Trump announced at the end of last year to withdraw the US military from Syria. “We have defeated ISIS, the only reason for me to be there”, he explained. The decision caused much criticism [by even worse warmongers than Trump] of the Trump government, at home and abroad, including from [the right-wing government in] the Netherlands.
A month later, John Bolton, Trump’s security adviser, said that the US will not leave Syria until ISIS is fully defeated and Turkey can guarantee the security of Kurdish YPG militias.
As for Bolton‘s condition for leaving Syria: the Turkish government of autocrat Erdogan will not guarantee the safety of Kurdish militias. It fights bloody battles against them, with support by NATO. They consider the Kurds to be ‘terrorists’. And so do the other NATO governments, Erdogan being their NATO ally.
So, there will not be that Turkish guarantee of safety for Kurds. Certainly not as long as there will be the Erdogan regime in Turkey. And even if Erdogan would fall, and a new Turkish government would stop seeing the Kurds as ‘terrorists’, then Bolton, being Bolton, would find a new pretext to keep war in Syria continuing.
According to Hoekstra, no new UN mandate is needed for the mission.