President Trump’s December 19th announcement to pull US troops out of northern Syria sent the Middle East into a tailspin.  Suddenly major regional powers Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Syrian regime scrambled to seize the initiative and fill whatever vacuum America left in its wake.  But in the center of this geo-political scrum sits millions of Kurds, as many as one hundred thousand Christians and perhaps the only island of sanity and stability in the Middle East outside of Israel.