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Trump’s Perfidious America

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18.10.2019

TEL AVIV – US President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, clearing the way for a Turkish offensive against the Kurds, is an unconscionable betrayal of a strategic ally. One would expect such disloyalty from a fascist or otherwise dictatorial regime. And yet, today, it is the United States – a global leader with supposedly high ideals – that has emerged as the world’s perfidious empire.

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