Among our valiant corps of associate solitary reporters, our chief international corroespondent, Larry Theis is, no doubt about it, the busiest. That’s because Donald Trump has no foreign policy.
Theis is a true Citizen of the World, and he is fluent in many languages, including Turkish.
News broke yesterday that Trump, without even telling his Pentagon, created even more chaos in his so-called administration by withdrawing all American military forces from northern Syria.
This was so Turkey’s dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, can march his troops into Syria to eradicate the Kurdish soldiers who have been America’s staunchest allies against ISIS.
It was ASR Theis who first broke the story that Trump, in his zeal to please Erdogan, has ordered Kevin McAleenan, his Acting Secreatry of Homeland Security, to deport Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen from his retreat in rural Pennsylvania.
Dictator Erdogan was not at all happy about the coup that tried to oust him from power in 2016, and he wrongly accused Gulen of having instigated it. Ever since then, Erdogan was demanded that the US deport Gulen back to Turkey.
At this moment, Erdogan isn’t even bothering to follow the progress of his military in their long-planned assault on the Kurds. He’s spending all his time planning, in detail, how he plans publicy to torture Gulen in Istanbul’s largest public square and then toss him into the Bosporus.