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Pat Robertson Says the President Could Lose the ‘Mandate of Heaven’ If Kurdish Allies Are Massacred

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Pat Robertson Says the President Could Lose the ‘Mandate of Heaven’ If Kurdish Allies Are Massacred

Pat Robertson Says the President Could Lose the ‘Mandate of Heaven’ If Kurdish Allies Are Massacred

On his show, The 700 Club, televangelist Pat Robertson warned the President that he may lose the “mandate of heaven” should Kurdish allies be massacred as a result of his decision to pull US troops out of Syria.

“I am absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in northern Syria,” Robertson said, according to Relevant Magazine. “That we are possibly going to allow the Turkish to come against the Kurds.

He continued: “The President, who allowed [Washington Post journalist Jamal] Khashoggi to be cut in pieces without any repercussions whatsoever, is now allowing the Christians and the Kurds to be massacred by the Turks. The President of the United States is in danger of losing the mandate of heaven if he permits this to happen.”

Last week, Trump called US troops out of Syria, leading to a bipartisan outcry warning the President that the move could leave Kurdish allies and Christians vulnerable to Turkish attacks. Over the weekend, Kurdistan 24 reported that Turkish bombers attacked an alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) position close to a Christian village. Though no casualties were reported, the attack is the second within three days and has led to the evacuations of many villagers.

Robertson had previously supported the President’s decision to not investigate journalist Khashoggi’s murder, stating that Turkey was an important ally. “I don’t think on this issue we need to pull sanctions and get tough. I just think it’s a mistake.”

According to the Washington Post, even Trump’s staunchest supporters have pushed back against his decision. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the removal of troops would be like a “shot in the arm to the bad guys.”

Nonetheless, Trump has stood by his decision on Twitter: “…[i]f Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families.”'

He continued, “The U.S. had done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!”

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Mikaela Mathews is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas, TX. She was the editor of a local magazine and a contributing writer for the Galveston Daily News and Spirit Magazine.