The fact that the majority of the American public are devoid of any knowledge of the history of the Kurds, is how our government gets to do what it does with impunity. Go to the Wikipedia web site and read up on the Kurds. You'll see that they are not the "innocent" victims they are portrayed to be in the Liberal Media or with the Liberal Democrats. Did our government "use" these people to get rid of ISIS in the region? Absolutely. This has been the problem with U.S. / Middle East policy since we began importing OIL from the region. In fact, our whole "foreign policy" in the region was to "destabilize" the region and keep it that way as to make sure the Arab states didn't get together and align against U.S. (and the west's) interests. We "complicated" matters by endorsing Israel as a state and recognizing it's right to exist. Not that Israel doesn't have a right to exist. It just never sat well with the hard line Muslims and is still the cause of friction in the region. So much so that the issue gave rise to the "Enitifhada" of the late 20th century and now the Taliban, ISIS and other "radical" Islamists in the region. Christians and Jews are now seen as the "real" enemy and the Kurds are part of that. The Kurds have demanded "autonomy" in just about every Muslim state in the region. The Muslim states see the Kurds as "mercenaries" of the west. So to put sanctions on Turkey, an ally of the U.S. in the region, at a time when ISIS, although severely stricken, is still a threat, is LUDACRIS. President Trump, rather than listen to the "knee jerk" reaction of the foolish members of the "Coup Congress," orchestrated a "cease fire" between Turkey and the Kurds living in Syria. That's the best he could do given the long history of the Kurds in the region and to "save face" for U.S. foreign policy. A shrewd move given the alternative offered by the Liberal Left. Which was to take military action against Turkey, a U.S. ally. The situation, at least for the time being, seems abated. Letting the uneducated idiot Democrats (and the Rino's) have their way by imposing sanctions on Turkey would be a foreign policy catastrophe. Especially when they would do it out of SPITE to undermine U.S. foreign policy for the sole purpose of undermining President Trump.