‘I am ashamed for the first time in my career.’
That’s how one Special Forces soldier in Syria described his personal feelings on Wednesday toward the Trump administration’s abrupt decision to pull troops from the region and open Kurdish fighters up to a Turkish offensive, according to a report from Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin.
“Turkey is not doing what it agreed to. It’s horrible,” the source continued. “We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met every single agreement. There was no threat to the Turks — none — from this side of the border.”
The death toll continues to mount amid the Turkish airstrikes, artillery fire and ground offensive, the Associated Press reported. Turkey’s President Erdogan was cited by NBC News as saying more than 100 people have been killed.
“This is insanity. I don’t know what they call atrocities, but they are happening,” the soldier explained to Fox News, adding that American troops are doing “nothing… Just sitting by and watching it unfold.”
Here’s Griffin’s full report, which went viral on Twitter TWTR, +0.46% :