Singing a Siren Song
The ongoing Turkish offensive in Northern Syria has already displaced over 300,000 people, as aid agencies are struggling to respond to the crisis in a region where approximately 1.6 million are already dependent on humanitarian aid.
The need for aid appears to be increasing, as Turkish forces were seen using white phosphorous against civilians, a chemical that burned and killed Kurdish children and families.
Pence negotiated with Erdogan a ceasefire effectively forcing the Kurds out of their own territory, which is now a buffer zone in Northern Syria. Erdogan is calling the move a victory for Turkish forces who now have the freedom to extend Turkey’s border into Kurdish territory. Amongst other problems, the absence of Kurdish forces, who spent years guarding ISIS prisoners in the region, now leaves room for the insurgency's fighters to escape and re-enter the fore.
So long as the Trump Tower in Turkey’s capital turns a profit, Trump doesn’t care.
It looks like Congress must hold the President accountable.