Like Causes?

Install the App
TRY NOW

house Bill H. Joint Res. 77

Should Congress Oppose the U.S. Withdrawal from NE Syria & Call on Turkey to Stop Attacking the Syrian Kurds?

Argument in favor

By withdrawing U.S. troops who were helping the Syrian Kurds fight ISIS, the Trump administration has risked a resurgence of the terror group in the region and put Kurdish allies in jeopardy of being overwhelmed by the Turkish military. Congress should express its opposition to the withdrawal.

jimK's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
Yes, but irreversible damage has already been done and anything we do needs to be very carefully planned and executed. The Syrian Kurds have already aligned themselves with Assad and the Russians and our governments support of them now is appropriate but just seems to be kind of a hollow gesture given the damages already done to them. The Russians were obviously waiting for trump's troop withdrawal; their forces were in place almost the day after trump pulled the last 1000 troops out. It is hard to imagine the Russians deploying that quickly and already occupying hastily abandoned US bases without prior planning. I think that just putting our troops back into Syria without careful forethought puts them and our country at risk. It should be done, but very carefully coordinated. I am concerned about the dozens of nukes at the US airbase in Turkey which need to be protected and secured. I think our role needs to be additionally focused on working with other NATO allies to actually threaten Turkey's membership unless they come to an acceptable resolution which recognizes and protects a Syrian Kurdish territory and sovereignty along with a Kurdish agreement to stay out of Turkey. That is how we can help the Kurds, our former allies. We should keep a force in place for a while until things settle out just to bring the feeling of honor back to the troops who felt that abandoning an ally to be slaughtered was such a dishonorable thing to do.
Like (149)
Follow
Share
Lucas's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
We claim to be for freedom everywhere but then leave our friends and allies out to dry when they need us the most? We should never have left. Nature abhors a vacuum and so does power, I’m not sure why anyone thinks that once were gone stability will reign in the region
Like (76)
Follow
Share
Jennifer's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
By withdrawing U.S. troops who were helping the Syrian Kurds fight ISIS, the Trump administration has risked a resurgence of the terror group in the region and put Kurdish allies in jeopardy of being overwhelmed by the Turkish military. Congress should express its opposition to the withdrawal.
Like (61)
Follow
Share

Argument opposed

The risks and costs associated with keeping U.S. troops in Northeast Syria as fighting breaks out between Turkey, a NATO ally, and the Syrian Kurds who helped with the defeat of ISIS outweigh any potential benefits. It was right to withdraw the troops out of harm’s way.

Robert's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
As usual, when Obama wanted to pull the troops out the Democrats were all for it!! Now that the president wants to the Democrats want to do everything in their power to leave the troops there. You can’t have it both ways, figure out what side of your mouth you are talking from!
Like (46)
Follow
Share
Gregory's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
Time to do something different. We have the same people doing the same thing for years now. We need to bring our soldiers home. Protect our boarders and our country and our people.
Like (27)
Follow
Share
Steve's Opinion
···
10/16/2019
Let countries fight there own battles. If they bring the war to us again I say drop the big one on them and turn there country into a dust ball. Stop fighting other countries wars. Protect the homeland and build the wall. Stop the global economy and grow American manufacturing.
Like (11)
Follow
Share
    Yes, but irreversible damage has already been done and anything we do needs to be very carefully planned and executed. The Syrian Kurds have already aligned themselves with Assad and the Russians and our governments support of them now is appropriate but just seems to be kind of a hollow gesture given the damages already done to them. The Russians were obviously waiting for trump's troop withdrawal; their forces were in place almost the day after trump pulled the last 1000 troops out. It is hard to imagine the Russians deploying that quickly and already occupying hastily abandoned US bases without prior planning. I think that just putting our troops back into Syria without careful forethought puts them and our country at risk. It should be done, but very carefully coordinated. I am concerned about the dozens of nukes at the US airbase in Turkey which need to be protected and secured. I think our role needs to be additionally focused on working with other NATO allies to actually threaten Turkey's membership unless they come to an acceptable resolution which recognizes and protects a Syrian Kurdish territory and sovereignty along with a Kurdish agreement to stay out of Turkey. That is how we can help the Kurds, our former allies. We should keep a force in place for a while until things settle out just to bring the feeling of honor back to the troops who felt that abandoning an ally to be slaughtered was such a dishonorable thing to do.
    Like (149)
    Follow
    Share
    As usual, when Obama wanted to pull the troops out the Democrats were all for it!! Now that the president wants to the Democrats want to do everything in their power to leave the troops there. You can’t have it both ways, figure out what side of your mouth you are talking from!
    Like (46)
    Follow
    Share
    We claim to be for freedom everywhere but then leave our friends and allies out to dry when they need us the most? We should never have left. Nature abhors a vacuum and so does power, I’m not sure why anyone thinks that once were gone stability will reign in the region
    Like (76)
    Follow
    Share
    By withdrawing U.S. troops who were helping the Syrian Kurds fight ISIS, the Trump administration has risked a resurgence of the terror group in the region and put Kurdish allies in jeopardy of being overwhelmed by the Turkish military. Congress should express its opposition to the withdrawal.
    Like (61)
    Follow
    Share
    Trust, broken in a minute, will take a lifetime to restore. Trump betrayed our ally and dishonored our servicemen. Moreover, the values of freedom, security, independence, sacrifice and survival have been overturned by his impetuous ill advised evil act to abandon the Kurds to genocide. Trump is not America, and his actions are UN-American. We have lost credibility in the world's view.
    Like (57)
    Follow
    Share
    This is genocide plain and simple. Turkey should be kicked out of NATO and we need to be protecting our soldiers and the Kurds. this is crimes against humanity not to mention the escape of ISIS because the Kurds have been betrayed and are running for their lives.
    Like (40)
    Follow
    Share
    Do the right thing for once in your pathetic lives!
    Like (31)
    Follow
    Share
    Another sell out to Putin.
    Like (29)
    Follow
    Share
    Time to do something different. We have the same people doing the same thing for years now. We need to bring our soldiers home. Protect our boarders and our country and our people.
    Like (27)
    Follow
    Share
    Yes. The US should not have left in the first place. This was another thing that Individual-1 did to help the Russians. He is a Traitor. Impeach him immediately.
    Like (27)
    Follow
    Share
    F*UCKING Trump did this FOR Putin!! It’s a gift on Putin’s birthday!! The USA will be on its own from now on!!!! TRUMP ALONE did THIS!! All you morons in favor for Trump....your as bad as him! Trump people have NO SOLE & are the most ignorant.
    Like (21)
    Follow
    Share
    I support getting out of wars in the Middle East, but this was haphazard and foolish. We need to plan the withdraw carefully and ensure others will help to stabilize Syria once we're gone, otherwise we just open a vacuum in which ISIS can reform itself. The other factors that led to ISIS, Assad and a weak government in Iraq, still exist, so nothing has changed to prevent their resurgence. Also, are we really that concerned with costs of being there when we're diverting millions of military funding to a border wall?
    Like (20)
    Follow
    Share
    Hard to push toothpaste back in the tube. Congress should censure Mr Trump and add this to the impeachment toll.
    Like (18)
    Follow
    Share
    ABSOLUTELY!
    Like (15)
    Follow
    Share
    Congress needs to stop the “Idiot” from distorting every alliance we have ever had around the world. He is committing genocide. This cannot be acceptable
    Like (12)
    Follow
    Share
    This is ridiculous and standing by the president just because he’s president isn’t good enough. Kurds are dying because of your inaction. Your job is to represent us and you keep failing at that. Do your job.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely. You don’t just pick up your toys and go home in the real world. What we’re doing now is a travesty and will have long lasting consequences.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    Let countries fight there own battles. If they bring the war to us again I say drop the big one on them and turn there country into a dust ball. Stop fighting other countries wars. Protect the homeland and build the wall. Stop the global economy and grow American manufacturing.
    Like (11)
    Follow
    Share
    The few hundred American soldiers will not make any difference in this fight!!!
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    Absolutely. Our soldiers still over there are sitting ducks! HELL, we are all sitting ducks. This asshole president turned his back on the Kurds, and is allowing their slaughter! Families are being murdered. Our president gave in to a ruthless pig, Turkey’s pig leader, and is allowing our true allies, the Kurds, to be wiped off this earth! Who could be soooo cold!? Yes, our crappy, greedy, sick el prezo! IF WE KEEP THIS PIECE OF SHIT IN OFFICE, WE ARE NO BETTER! VOTE BLUE JUST TO SHOW YOU ARE NOT EVIL TOO!
    Like (10)
    Follow
    Share
    MORE