As one of those ranty UK based posters, that is a tad harsh, as some of us are perfectly aware of what else is going on in the world. I would say to redirect fire onto the media, as its them who have wiped the story off the news, since the fall of the rebel positions in the south.I'm going to add a very rambly post.
I've been having a look at various posts on a selection of forums today.
It's very clear that many UK based posters are massively upset at the goings on with Brexit and are outraged that their kids may need to spend 30 minutes getting their travel arrangements sorted to visit Europe in the future, or are worried that the lack of free travel will mean that their is no migrant from Europe on minimum wage to serve them their coffee in Starbucks.
I don't see even one post from these people even mentioning the Kurds, a group of people who have had promises broken to them for decades by the West/NATO and may be about to suffer yet another betrayal. It seems a cheap coffee counts for more than a Kurdish life!
Avoiding being accused of invoking Godwin's law, I can't help seeing that more and more that President Trump is acting like he is a 'clever chap' with the answers to make his country strong, while not only annoying his neighbours but making some incredibly dumb strategic choices for his military or allies.
I know that is nothing new, but perhaps he is stepping up to a new level of stupid.
The Kurds is a tough one to resolve, as they are landlocked and surrounded by enemies. The only solution is unacceptable to all the regional players and its not the colonial era anymore, where we can dictate borders.
On your second ramble; Surely, one lesson learned from Iraq and afghan, was not to overstay our welcome, as we then become part of the problem, for someone in that region to exploit and use as a convenient scapegoat to keep the war chugging along.