Donald Trump has obviously invited Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan to carve up Syria, and Bashar al-Assad may or may not have something to say about that, though al-Assad had best clear any of his desires with Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.
But Erdogan’s ambitions go far beyond Syria, because he wants his own nukes (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/20/world/middleeast/erdogan-turkey-nuclear-weapons-trump.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share).
So we asked associate solitary reporter Vincent Carpenter, our chief military correspondent, to talk with Trump’s Defense Secretary, Mark Esper.
Esper told ASR Carpenter that he can only spare 666 of his 1,365 deployed interballistic missiles.
“But that should be plenty for Erdogan to annihilate all of Syria, and quite possibly, a big part of Iraq."