Top evangelical Trump supporters have broke rank

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As Turkish warplanes began to bomb Syrian towns on Wednesday, the prominent evangelist Franklin Graham called for Mr. Trump to reconsider his decision, and worried that the Kurds — and the Christian minorities in the region they have defended — could be annihilated.

The concern resonated for many conservative evangelicals who have supported Mr. Trump, and called into question his much-touted commitment to religious freedom

Tony Perkins, who leads the Family Research Council, is calling on the Trump administration to actively demonstrate its support for persecuted religious minorities in the aftermath of the Syrian withdrawal

Erick Erickson, a well-known conservative evangelical blogger, wrote on Twitter that Mr. Trump had committed “an egregious act of betrayal” to the Kurds.

Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, said he was “appalled” by the president’s decision

Who gains in Trump's pullout of Syria?
Russia, Iran and Turkey stand to benefit
Our departure would elevate Russia's status to make it "the main power broker in that area."

The US withdraw, would give Russia a free hand in Syria and the forces fighting Assad would be weakened.

The US withdrawal would help Iran, a country whose forces are fighting alongside Russians in Syria.

The US would be leaving its base located at the At Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria. Iran would be able to secure its overland route from Damascus to Tehran, further securing its regional influence.

Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime will benefit from the economic advantages of seizing oilfields currently controlled by US-backed allies.The regime lost roughly 90% of its oil production when the civil war began.
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A massacre against the Kurdish people took place on March 16, 1988
using Chemical and Mustard gas.

Seems they just always get the short end of the stick :coldsweat:

 
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Trump and his family have long had business ties in and with Turkey, the most visible example being the Trump Towers Istanbul, which licenses the Trump name. The Trump Organization describes the buildings on its website as “a landmark in the historic city of Istanbul” and it is the organization’s first and only office and residential tower in Europe, with offices, apartments and upscale shops. The Washington Post has reported that the organization was paid up to $10 million to put the Trump name on the two buildings.

Erdogan attended the opening ceremony of the office and residential towers in 2012 and Ivanka Trump tweeted a message thanking him for attending, although a photo of Erdogan at the ribbon cutting has been removed from his Facebook page.

 
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Really and truly, that's probably the best that can be hoped for in 2020 -- that some of them will simply not bother to vote.
They will vote, they have an agenda and they know their only hope to fulfill it is with a compliant and complicit Trump.
 
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As Turkish warplanes began to bomb Syrian towns on Wednesday, the prominent evangelist Franklin Graham called for Mr. Trump to reconsider his decision, and worried that the Kurds — and the Christian minorities in the region they have defended — could be annihilated.

The concern resonated for many conservative evangelicals who have supported Mr. Trump, and called into question his much-touted commitment to religious freedom

Tony Perkins, who leads the Family Research Council, is calling on the Trump administration to actively demonstrate its support for persecuted religious minorities in the aftermath of the Syrian withdrawal

Erick Erickson, a well-known conservative evangelical blogger, wrote on Twitter that Mr. Trump had committed “an egregious act of betrayal” to the Kurds.

Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, said he was “appalled” by the president’s decision

Who gains in Trump's pullout of Syria?
Russia, Iran and Turkey stand to benefit
Our departure would elevate Russia's status to make it "the main power broker in that area."

The US withdraw, would give Russia a free hand in Syria and the forces fighting Assad would be weakened.

The US withdrawal would help Iran, a country whose forces are fighting alongside Russians in Syria.

The US would be leaving its base located at the At Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria. Iran would be able to secure its overland route from Damascus to Tehran, further securing its regional influence.

Russia, Iran and the Syrian regime will benefit from the economic advantages of seizing oilfields currently controlled by US-backed allies.The regime lost roughly 90% of its oil production when the civil war began.
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A massacre against the Kurdish people took place on March 16, 1988
using Chemical and Mustard gas.

Seems they just always get the short end of the stick :coldsweat:

It'd be great if Trump's evangelical supporters stay home in 2020 and the presidential office door hits the incumbent in the rear end.