NATO ally? NATO was and is configured to fight the last war. President Trump was right when he said that NATO was obsolete, and it is unfortunate that he retreated from those remarks.
NATO is obsolete, and Turkey under Erdogan is no ally of the United States. The U.S. needs to reconfigure its global alliances, strengthening its ties with nations that are facing the same jihad threat we are, and ending sham alliances with jihad-promoting states, including but by no means limited to Turkey.
“NATO ally tests Trump: Turkey threatens to strike U.S. forces partnered with Kurds,” by Carlo Muñoz, Washington Times, May 3, 2017:
The war of words between Washington and Ankara over the U.S. military’s partnership with Kurdish paramilitaries in Syria escalated Wednesday, when a senior aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested American troops could be targeted alongside their Kurdish allies in the country’s ongoing air war against the militias.
Senior presidential aide Ilnur Cevik said U.S. forces who are teamed up with members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, were in danger of being hit by Turkish fighters patrolling the volatile border region with Syria.
If YPG units and their American military advisers “go too far, our forces would not care if American armor is there, whether armored carriers are there,” Mr. Cevik said during an interview on Turkish radio station CRI TURK Wednesday. “All of a sudden, by accident, a few rockets can hit them,” he added, referring to partnered U.S. forces…