Donald Trump said he “disagrees” with his running mate over US intervention in Syria. Mike Pence had called for hitting Syrian government targets, but on Sunday the GOP nominee said that instead, the US should work together with Russia against ISIS.
“He and I haven’t spoken and I disagree,” Trump said during Sunday’s presidential debate, when asked whether he agreed with Pence’s calls for bombing Syria. …
“Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS. Iran is killing ISIS. And those three have now lined up together because of our weak policy,” he said.
“I think it would be great if we got along with Russia. We could fight ISIS together,” Trump had said earlier in the evening.
What would happen if Aleppo falls, asked ABC’s Martha Raddatz.
“Aleppo… I think that it basically has fallen,” Trump replied.
The Immoral Policy of the United States Government in Syria, by John Whiteford.
I feel compelled, as a Christian and as an American citizen speaking only for myself, to condemn the policy of the United States government which has been to overthrow the Syrian government by arming and funding a radical jihadist insurgency. …
I cannot turn a blind eye to the fact that our government continues, with our tax-payer dollars, to fund and arm those who are raping, murdering, and displacing Christians (who represent about ten percent of the overall population) and other religious minorities in Syria. …
Like most of those who know the Christians of Syria, [Franklin Graham] opposes any attempt to overthrow the Syrian government, because this government has protected Christians and other religious minorities, and any government that would likely replace it, would see the end of Christianity in Syria.
hat-tip Stephen Neil