Breaking News: In a searing memo, the top U.S. diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for not trying harder to prevent Turkey’s invasion
In a searing internal memo, the top American diplomat on the ground in northern Syria has criticized the Trump admin for not trying harder to prevent Turkey's military offensive — and said Turkish-backed militia fighters committed "war crimes."
Top US envoy accuses Trump of enabling Turkey’s “war crimes and ethnic cleansing” against the Kurds. via
In secret cable, top US diplomat in northern Syria sharply criticized Trump administration for not trying to stop Turkish assault on Kurds, calling it is a "catastrophic" situation that "is to a significant degree of our making.” ⁦
The New York Times has obtained a memo from a top official, William Roebuck, saying: “Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria, spearheaded by armed Islamist groups on its payroll, represents an intentioned-laced effort at ethnic cleansing"
“...and said Turkish-backed militia fighters committed “war crimes and ethnic cleansing.” via ⁦
“We won’t know because we didn’t try.”
Senior US diplomat in N Syria: “it is a catastrophic sideshow and it is to a significant degree of our making.”
But he sent a letter!! U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack
U.S. Envoy in Syria says not enough done to avert turkish attack "When diplomatic history is written, people will wonder what happened here..an unprovoked operation that killed 200 civilians, left well over 100,000 (& counting) displaced and homeless."
via Absolutely despicable and tragic!
Interesting that he's going to the mat on a strategy he admits would "probably not" have worked