At the Central Committee Meeting on October 10, 2019, the Multnomah County Democrats unanimously passed Resolution 2019-26, Addressing Recent Turkish Incursion into Kurshish Syria
WHEREAS Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have been instrumental in rolling back the black-flagged tide of the so-called Islamic State.
WHEREAS ethnic Kurds make up a large percentage of Syrian Democratic Forces’s personnel;
WHEREAS the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. Military forces from the Turkish-Syrian border has invited a massive Turkish incursion into Syrian Kurdish Territory;
WHEREAS an invasion of Kurdish Territory would put civilians at risk of death at the hands of Turkish, Syrian Arab Republic, and ISIS forces;
WHEREAS Thousands of Kurdish, civilians have already been displaced.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Multnomah County Democratic Party condemns and deplores this craven, callous betrayal of a regional ally;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED The Multnomah County Democratic Party calls upon Oregon’s Congressional delegation and the Trump Administration to exert diplomatic and economic pressure, including sanctions on the Republic of Turkey to withdraw its armed forces from Northern Syria;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Multnomah County Democratic Party calls upon the United Nations to send a peacekeeping mission to Northern Syria to protect civilians there from acts of aggression and terrorism.
Submitted 10 October 2019
- Spencer Trumm
- Jil Heimensen
- Graham Parks
- Michelle Risher
- Bing Wong
- Henry Exerjian
Transcribed by Patch Perryman, MCD Recording Secretary
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