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SO SLOW. >> THEY CAN READ THE NUMBERS.

>> THEY CAN READ THE NUMBERS. >> TO GET IT.

>> TO GET IT. >> WERE GOING TO GET NICK IN

>> WERE GOING TO GET NICK IN HERE IN A MOMENT.

HERE IN A MOMENT. WE WANT TO GET TO THE MAJOR U.S.

WE WANT TO GET TO THE MAJOR U.S. POLICY CHANGE AT THE MIDDLE

POLICY CHANGE AT THE MIDDLE EAST.

EAST. LATE LAST NIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE

LATE LAST NIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THAT U.S. TROOPS ARE

ANNOUNCED THAT U.S. TROOPS ARE BEGINNING TO WITHDRAW FROM

BEGINNING TO WITHDRAW FROM NORTHERN SYRIA NEAR THE TURKISH

NORTHERN SYRIA NEAR THE TURKISH BORDER.

BORDER. THE DECISION FOLLOWED A PHONE

THE DECISION FOLLOWED A PHONE CALL PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD WITH

CALL PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD WITH TURKEYS PRESIDENT ERDOGAN

TURKEYS PRESIDENT ERDOGAN YESTERDAY IN A STATEMENT FROM

YESTERDAY IN A STATEMENT FROM THE PRESS SECRETARY, THE TRUMP

THE PRESS SECRETARY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT, QUOTE,

ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT, QUOTE, TURKEY WILL SOON BE MOVING

TURKEY WILL SOON BE MOVING FORWARD WITH ITS LONG PLAN TO

FORWARD WITH ITS LONG PLAN TO OPERATION INTO NORTHERN SYRIA.

OPERATION INTO NORTHERN SYRIA. THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES

THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES WILL NOT SUPPORT OR BE INVOLVED

WILL NOT SUPPORT OR BE INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION AND UNITED

IN THE OPERATION AND UNITED STATES FORCES HAVING DEFEATED

STATES FORCES HAVING DEFEATED THE ISIS TERRITORIAL CALIPHATE

THE ISIS TERRITORIAL CALIPHATE WILL NO LONGER BE IN THE

WILL NO LONGER BE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

IMMEDIATE AREA. NBC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN

NBC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RICHARD ENGEL

CORRESPONDENT RICHARD ENGEL JOINS US NOW BY PHONE.

JOINS US NOW BY PHONE. RICHARD, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

RICHARD, WHAT DO YOU HAVE? >> Reporter: WELL, THIS IS A

>> Reporter: WELL, THIS IS A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENT. JOE MIGHT BE RIGHT THAT THE

JOE MIGHT BE RIGHT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY

AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY REMOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP.

REMOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP. BUT IS HE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW

BUT IS HE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW AND THAT HAS VERY IMMEDIATE

AND THAT HAS VERY IMMEDIATE QUESTIONS FOR AND CONCERNS FOR

QUESTIONS FOR AND CONCERNS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NORTHERN

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NORTHERN SYRIA.

SYRIA. IM TALKING ABOUT THE KURDS.

IM TALKING ABOUT THE KURDS. THIS IS A POPULATION OF U.S.

THIS IS A POPULATION OF U.S. ALLIES, THE PEOPLE WHO JOINED

ALLIES, THE PEOPLE WHO JOINED WITH AMERICAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS

WITH AMERICAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES AND DEFEATED THE ISIS

FORCES AND DEFEATED THE ISIS CALIPHATE.

CALIPHATE. THERE ARE PROBABLY ABOUT 50 TO

THERE ARE PROBABLY ABOUT 50 TO 60,000 OF THE FIGHTERS, THEY

60,000 OF THE FIGHTERS, THEY LIVE IN AN AREA, THEY CONTROL AN

LIVE IN AN AREA, THEY CONTROL AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 2 MILLION

AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 2 MILLION PEOPLE.

PEOPLE. THEY HAVE BEEN PROTECTED BY

THEY HAVE BEEN PROTECTED BY AMERICAN FORCES ON THE GROUND,

AMERICAN FORCES ON THE GROUND, THOSE AMERICANS THERE HAVE BEEN

THOSE AMERICANS THERE HAVE BEEN MAKING SURE THAT THE TURKS

MAKING SURE THAT THE TURKS ACROSS THE BORDER DO NOT COME IN

ACROSS THE BORDER DO NOT COME IN AND INVADE THEIR ENCLAVE AND

AND INVADE THEIR ENCLAVE AND THEY FEAR THAT IF THE TURKS DO

THEY FEAR THAT IF THE TURKS DO THAT, THERE WILL BE MASSIVE

THAT, THERE WILL BE MASSIVE ETHNIC CLEANSING.

ETHNIC CLEANSING. THE AMERICANS HAVE NOW BEEN

THE AMERICANS HAVE NOW BEEN ORDERED TO STAND ASIDE.

ORDERED TO STAND ASIDE. THE TURKISH PRESIDENT HAS SAID

THE TURKISH PRESIDENT HAS SAID NUMEROUS TIMES THAT HE IS GOING

NUMEROUS TIMES THAT HE IS GOING TO INVADE.

TO INVADE. SO OUR ALLIES WHO LOST 10,000

SO OUR ALLIES WHO LOST 10,000 PEOPLE FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS WHO

PEOPLE FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS WHO DID, IN FACT, DEFEAT THE ISIS

DID, IN FACT, DEFEAT THE ISIS CALIPHATE NOW WORRY BECAUSE OF

CALIPHATE NOW WORRY BECAUSE OF THAT THIS DECISION, OVERNIGHT

THAT THIS DECISION, OVERNIGHT SURPRISE DECISION, THAT ARE

SURPRISE DECISION, THAT ARE THERE WILL BE GENOCIDE.

THERE WILL BE GENOCIDE. I JUST SPOKE TO A BRITISH

I JUST SPOKE TO A BRITISH OFFICIAL.

OFFICIAL. HE SAID THE AMERICANS HAVE

HE SAID THE AMERICANS HAVE BETRAYED US.

BETRAYED US. THEY HAVE OPENED THE DOOR FOR A

THEY HAVE OPENED THE DOOR FOR A TURKISH MASSACRE.

TURKISH MASSACRE. WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO FIGHT

WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.

AGAINST ISIS. ISIS MIGHT RETURN TO THE REGION

ISIS MIGHT RETURN TO THE REGION AND THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE IF

AND THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE IF THAT HAPPENS WILL BE THE

THAT HAPPENS WILL BE THE AMERICANS.

AMERICANS. THEY ARE THE ONES RESPONSIBLE

THEY ARE THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.

FOR THIS. SO THERE IS A STATE OF ABSOLUTE

SO THERE IS A STATE OF ABSOLUTE CONCERN, PANIC EVEN, AMONG OUR

CONCERN, PANIC EVEN, AMONG OUR VERY CLOSE KURDISH ALLIES AFTER

VERY CLOSE KURDISH ALLIES AFTER THIS OVERNIGHT SURPRISE

THIS OVERNIGHT SURPRISE DECISION.

DECISION. SO, YES, HE IS STILL PRESIDENT,

SO, YES, HE IS STILL PRESIDENT, YES, THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES, AND

YES, THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES, AND THEY SAY THEY ARE BEING BETRAYED

THEY SAY THEY ARE BEING BETRAYED AND, FRANKLY, IT IS VERY HARD TO

AND, FRANKLY, IT IS VERY HARD TO ARGUE THAT THEY ARE NOT BEING

ARGUE THAT THEY ARE NOT BEING BETRAYED.

BETRAYED. >> SIR RICHARD, NICK HERE IN NEW

>> SIR RICHARD, NICK HERE IN NEW YORK.

YORK. THAT THE EARLY HOUR, WHAT CAN WE

THAT THE EARLY HOUR, WHAT CAN WE SAY ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS OWN

SAY ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS OWN KIND OF RATIONAL FOR THIS

KIND OF RATIONAL FOR THIS ZMITION WHATS DRIVING IT?

ZMITION WHATS DRIVING IT? WHAT WE SEE IN SOME OF THE EARLY

WHAT WE SEE IN SOME OF THE EARLY REPORTS SAY MIX IN A PHONE CALL

REPORTS SAY MIX IN A PHONE CALL OF ERDOGAN AND HIS OWN DESIRE TO

OF ERDOGAN AND HIS OWN DESIRE TO SEE AMERICANS OUT OF THAT FIGHT.

SEE AMERICANS OUT OF THAT FIGHT. IS THERE ANY REPORTING THAT YOU

IS THERE ANY REPORTING THAT YOU HAVE ABOUT HIS REASONS HERE?

HAVE ABOUT HIS REASONS HERE? >> YEAH, I KNOW THE STORY VERY

>> YEAH, I KNOW THE STORY VERY WELL.

WELL. IVE WORKED WITH THE AMERICAN

IVE WORKED WITH THE AMERICAN SPECIAL FORCES WHO ARE THERE,

SPECIAL FORCES WHO ARE THERE, IVE FOLLOWED THIS STORY

IVE FOLLOWED THIS STORY CLOSELY.

CLOSELY. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED TO DO

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED TO DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

THIS FOR A LONG TIME. THE KURDS WHO ARE IN THIS BUBBLE

THE KURDS WHO ARE IN THIS BUBBLE IN NORTHERN SYRIA, AGAIN, THEY

IN NORTHERN SYRIA, AGAIN, THEY CONTROL AN AREA OF ROUGHLY 2

CONTROL AN AREA OF ROUGHLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE.

MILLION PEOPLE. THERE ARE ABOUT 6050 TO 60,000 O

THERE ARE ABOUT 6050 TO 60,000 O THEM ARMED.

THEM ARMED. THEYVE HAD A DECENT AMOUNT OF

THEYVE HAD A DECENT AMOUNT OF SUCCESS CONTROLLING THIS AREA.

SUCCESS CONTROLLING THIS AREA. ITS BEEN LETS SAY A STABLE

ITS BEEN LETS SAY A STABLE AREA.

AREA. BUT ACROSS THE BORDER IN TURKEY

BUT ACROSS THE BORDER IN TURKEY ERDOGAN SEIZED THIS BUBBLE OF

ERDOGAN SEIZED THIS BUBBLE OF KURDISH CONTROL JUST ACROSS THE

KURDISH CONTROL JUST ACROSS THE BUBBLE FROM HIM AS AN EMINENT

BUBBLE FROM HIM AS AN EMINENT THREAT.

THREAT. HE SEES THEM AS TERRORISTS EVEN

HE SEES THEM AS TERRORISTS EVEN THOUGH THEY FOUGHT ISIS.

THOUGH THEY FOUGHT ISIS. HE SAYS THEYRE GOING TO CREATE

HE SAYS THEYRE GOING TO CREATE INSTABILITY FOR THE REGION AND

INSTABILITY FOR THE REGION AND HE WORRIES THAT IF THEY HAVE

HE WORRIES THAT IF THEY HAVE MORE SUCCESS THAT IT WILL CAUSE

MORE SUCCESS THAT IT WILL CAUSE KURDS INSIDE TURKEY WILL TO RISE

KURDS INSIDE TURKEY WILL TO RISE UP AGAINST HIM.

UP AGAINST HIM. HE HAS LONG WANTED TO TAKE

HE HAS LONG WANTED TO TAKE ACTION, TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION

ACTION, TO TAKE MILITARY ACTION AGAINST THE KURDS IN SYRIA.

AGAINST THE KURDS IN SYRIA. THE ONLY THING PREVENTING THAT

THE ONLY THING PREVENTING THAT HAS BEEN THE U.S. MILITARY

HAS BEEN THE U.S. MILITARY PRESENCE.

PRESENCE. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED TO

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED TO WASH HIS HANDS OF THE SITUATION

WASH HIS HANDS OF THE SITUATION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. HE HAS SAID REPEATEDLY HES

HE HAS SAID REPEATEDLY HES GOING TO LEAVE, HES GOING TO

GOING TO LEAVE, HES GOING TO PULL THE TROOPS OUT.

PULL THE TROOPS OUT. THE AMERICANS AND THE KURDS

THE AMERICANS AND THE KURDS THERE HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS,

THERE HAVE FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS, THEY DEFEATED ISIS.

THEY DEFEATED ISIS. HES WANTED TO DO THIS TIME AND

HES WANTED TO DO THIS TIME AND TIME AGAIN BUT IT WAS ONLY WHEN

TIME AGAIN BUT IT WAS ONLY WHEN PEOPLE LIKE DEFENSE SECRETARY

PEOPLE LIKE DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS RESISTED THAT HE HAD

MATTIS RESISTED THAT HE HAD PAUSE AND DIDNT DO IT.

PAUSE AND DIDNT DO IT. THIS IS THE ISSUE THAT DEFENSE

THIS IS THE ISSUE THAT DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS RESIGNED OVER.

SECRETARY MATTIS RESIGNED OVER. HE COULD NOT ACCEPT A BETRAYAL

HE COULD NOT ACCEPT A BETRAYAL OF OUR ALLIES.

OF OUR ALLIES. THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE

THE SPECIAL ENVOY FOR THE COUNTERISIS MISSION RESIGNED

COUNTERISIS MISSION RESIGNED PUBLICLY BECAUSE HE COULD NOT

PUBLICLY BECAUSE HE COULD NOT ACCEPT THIS BETRAYAL.

ACCEPT THIS BETRAYAL. THE AMERICAN SPECIAL OPERATORS

THE AMERICAN SPECIAL OPERATORS THEMSELVES DONT ACCEPT THIS

THEMSELVES DONT ACCEPT THIS BETRAYAL AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO

BETRAYAL AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO INTERACT.

INTERACT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED THIS,

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS WANTED THIS, THERE HAS BEEN RESISTANCE TO IT,

THERE HAS BEEN RESISTANCE TO IT, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESISTING

BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESISTING HIM ARE NO LONGER AROUND HIM SO

HIM ARE NO LONGER AROUND HIM SO NOW WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION

NOW WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION AND HE DID WHAT HE ALWAYS WANTED

AND HE DID WHAT HE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, WASH HIS HANDS OF THE

TO DO, WASH HIS HANDS OF THE SITUATION AND LET THE CHIPS FALL

SITUATION AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY AND THOSE CHIPS

WHERE THEY MAY AND THOSE CHIPS ARE ABOUT TO FALL ON TOP OF THE

ARE ABOUT TO FALL ON TOP OF THE HEADS OF OUR VERY CLOSE ALLIES.

HEADS OF OUR VERY CLOSE ALLIES. THEY LOST OVER 10,000 PEOPLE

THEY LOST OVER 10,000 PEOPLE FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS.

FIGHTING AGAINST ISIS. >> WOW.

>> WOW. RICHARDEN

RICHARDEN RICHARD ENGEL, THANK YOU VERY

RICHARD ENGEL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MUCH. HIS REPORTING IS ONLINE AT

HIS REPORTING IS ONLINE AT NBCNEWS.COM.

NBCNEWS.COM. >> WELL, YOU KNOW, MIKA, THE

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, MIKA, THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HAPPY ABOUT

PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HAPPY ABOUT THIS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS

THIS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BETRAYED OUR ALLIES, AMERICAS

BETRAYED OUR ALLIES, AMERICAS ALLIES THAT HELPED US CRUSH ISIS

ALLIES THAT HELPED US CRUSH ISIS OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS OR SO,

OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS OR SO, WE SAW THEM IN THE PICTURE.

WE SAW THEM IN THE PICTURE. VLADIMIR PUTIN LOVES IT.

VLADIMIR PUTIN LOVES IT. AND THE IRANIANS LOVE IT.

AND THE IRANIANS LOVE IT. AND, OF COURSE, ERDOGAN LOVES

AND, OF COURSE, ERDOGAN LOVES IT.

IT. ALL THE AUTOCRATS LOVE IT.

ALL THE AUTOCRATS LOVE IT. WHO DOESNT LOVE IT?

WHO DOESNT LOVE IT? WELL, PENTAGON LEADERS WHO WERE

WELL, PENTAGON LEADERS WHO WERE WARNING THAT ISIS MAY RISE

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