Donald Trump claims that he is not worried about the genocide in Syria because it is 7,000 miles away.

By |2019-10-14T14:44:27-08:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |33 Comments


Yeah, we did not defeat 100% of the ISIS caliphate.

But nice try.


So Trump is less worried about our former allies in the fight against ISIS being slaughtered than he is about brown people coming across the Mexican border looking for jobs in America.

Gotta keep those priorities straight. 

However Trump has heard people criticizing him over this rash decision, and he has a solution. 

Sanctions. 

Courtesy of ABC News

President Donald Trump issued an executive order authorizing, “the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.”

“The president has been very clear, these sanctions are very, very strong,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters Monday afternoon.

The U.S. has sanctioned three ministers and two government agencies in Turkey, according to the Treasury Department, which also said that there will be additional sanctions “as necessary” condemning Turkey for “endangering innocent civilians, and destabilizing the region, including undermining the campaigns to defeat ISIS.”

Vice President Mike Pence also told reporters that he has been directed to begin to negotiations “to bring an end to the violence.”

“The president’s objective here is very clear. That the sanctions that were announced today will continue, and will worsen — unless and until — Turkey embraces an immediate cease fire, stops the violence and agrees to negotiate a long-term settlement of the issues along the border between Turkey and Syria,” Pence said.

To be clear Trump is now imposing sanctions on a country as punishment for doing a thing that we allowed them to do by removing the troops that were keeping them from doing that thing. 

Make no mistake Trump is responsible for the multiple deaths in Syria and implementing a few sanctions will not change that fact nor bring those people back to life. 

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33 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Oh goodie sanctions on Turkey, like that is going to help the Kurds that have already been slaughtered and recapture all the ISIS terrorists that have escaped from prison.

    It has been what three years and all trump has done is make a mess, then try and make himself look good by doing something to clean up his fiasco.

    So we are back at square one and this time the result are dead Kurds, instability in the Middle East and russian in syria.

  2. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Does this fucking imbecile not understand that there are terrorist cells in the US, Canada and Mexico just waiting for the word to unleash their terror on innocent people??? Truly, unabashedly cruel and evil, this man is.

    • Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Are they going for trump tower this time? after all it is now the tallest bldg in NYC thanks to the Saudis 🙂

    • Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 3:33 am

      Dude or dudette: That is what he WANTS. What better way to gin up patriotism and get our focus off of all HIS crimes than to have terrorism and death of Murikkkans??

  3. AK Lynne October 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Actually, what Trump has done is make a mess and then make another mess to distract us from the first mess and then another mess to…well, you get the idea

    • Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round…

  4. anon October 14, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/complete-gibberish-experts-weigh-in-on-trump-announcement-of-sanctions-soon-against-turkey/

    ““I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” Trump’s statement reads. “Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May. The United States will also immediately stop negotiations, being led by the Department of Commerce, with respect to a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey.”
    One, a researcher at the democracy and freedom watchdog Freedom House, called the president’s remarks “complete gibberish.””

  5. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Donald Trump demands immediate CEASEFIRE by Turkey after threatening sanctions on Erdogan who is holding 50 U.S. nuclear bombs hostage – and says Kurds are Assad’s problem so anyone including ‘Napoleon’ is welcome to protect them

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7572645/Donald-Trump-says-Kurds-Assads-problem-threatens-sanctions-against-Turkey.html

    • Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      LOL, trump is demanding a ceasefire after he gave Turkey the go ahead.

      I still think Erdogan threatened to seize trump’s properties in Turkey during that phone call.

  6. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Donald Trump clobbers Fox News host for saying Turks are ‘carving up the Kurds right now and we’re just moving out’ as he promises ‘big sanctions on Turkey’ for Syria invasion

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7570175/Syrian-troops-enter-town-close-Turkeys-border.html

  7. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg has been holding secret meetings with conservative pundits after Trump threatened to sue Facebook because he ‘is concerned the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, will bring an enforcement action to break up the company’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7572441/Mark-Zuckerberg-record-talks-conservatives-Trump-threatens-sue-Facebook.html

  8. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Deal with the devil: The terrifying tinder box Donald Trump has ignited as the Kurds are forced to seek help from their former foe Bashar al-Assad after the USA’s ‘betrayal’

    …In a shocking video shared online, a mother cradling her dying daughter after fleeing Kobane, cries: ‘America sold us out to Turkey. They are murdering us and our children. Where are the rights of the Kurdish people? Aren’t we human because we are Kurds speaking Kurdish?

    ‘I have nowhere to go and nowhere to live. Where will I go if they steal my homeland Kobane?

    ‘Why was Erdogan not doing anything while Islamic State was attacking Kobane and beheading our children?’

    Mustafa Al-Ali, who was born in the city, expressed his fury at Washington and London for failing to intervene, despite still having special forces in the area.

    ‘Turkey was shelling randomly and everybody was screaming and crying,’ he added. ‘People started heading to the US base. They wanted to be protected, everyone is trying to find a safe area.

    ‘Kobane was the first city that defeated Islamic State. We lost so many people and now Turkey is shelling it and nobody is doing anything. The Kurdish people have been fighting IS to protect the UK and the US and we have been betrayed.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7572849/Terrifying-tinder-box-Donald-Trump-ignited-Kurds-forced-seek-help-former-foe.html

  9. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Well lookie who took his friends to Bush Sr and McCain’s funerals, just rudy hanging with the criminals, heck even little donnie wasn’t invited to McCain’s funeral. Nice photos, let me guess and he doesn’t even know them.
    ================================
    Giuliani Took His Ukrainian ‘Associates’ To Bush 41’s Funeral
    As his “special guests.” What did Rudy get in return?

    So Rudy Giuliani took Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman to George Bush Sr’s funeral as his very special guests.

    How many “tickets” did Rudy get? And of all the Ukranian mobsters in all the gin joints in the vicinity of the National Cathedral, why did Rudy pick these two to attend with him?

    https://crooksandliars.com/2019/10/giuliani-took-his-ukranian-associates-bush

  10. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I could be mistaken but didn’t Assad gas the Kurds awhile back? so why would he protect them now.

    sounds like Genocide Donald is ranting to make it look like he hasn’t created a HUGGEEE FIASCO in Syria.

    Now I can understand how this imbecile managed to bankrupt a casino, he must have a below average IQ level.

  11. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Rachel Maddow Reveals ‘Clown Car’ Full Of Criminals That Trump Enlisted For His Ukraine Scheme

    Rachel Maddow said on Monday night that the “squad” Donald Trump had working on his Ukraine extortion scheme was basically a “clown car” full of criminals.

    On her program, Maddow ticked off the names of the five people Trump had apparently enlisted for his Ukraine extortion operation. The one thing all of the men have in common? They’re either in jail, under investigation or fighting extradition.

    There is Rudy Giuliani, of course, who is now under investigation by the same U.S. attorney’s office that he used to be in charge of. There are Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two of Giuliani’s associates who were recently arrested on campaign finance violations. There is Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman who is now in federal prison. And then there is Dmytro Firtash, a Russia-linked criminal who, as Maddow pointed out on Monday, is connected to a major bribery scheme.

    “This appears to have been, like, [Trump’s] squad as he was trying to pull off this operation for which he has now been caught in which Ukraine would help him versus the Democrats and Joe Biden specifically for 2020,” Maddow said. “Who wouldn’t want to be on this team?”

    Video:

    ……Trump is running the U.S government like he ran his shady businesses

    When Donald Trump promised to run the United States government like he ran his businesses, he wasn’t joking. In fact, that’s one promise he has managed to keep.

    Everything he has done in his life has come at the expense of somebody else in order to enrich himself and his businesses – whether it’s stiffing contractors and employees or screwing over students at a phony university.

    All along, he’s surrounded himself with folks just as shady and corrupt as he is.

    His time in the White House has proved to be no different; it’s just that the scam is on a much larger scale with higher stakes – and it affects, you know, the entire planet.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/14/rachel-maddow-reveals-clown-car-full-of-criminals-trump-enlisted-ukraine.html

  12. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Rudy Giuliani Is Trying To Throw Trump Under The Bus As His Crimes Catch Up With Him

    As Rudy Giuliani’s crimes catch up with him, the former New York City mayor appears to be trying to throw Donald Trump under the bus.

    MSNBC’s Ari Melber pointed out on Monday that Giuliani is now saying that whatever he did with respect to Ukraine was done at the direction of the president. In other words, he is basically telling investigators to look at Trump, not him.

    “That sure sounds like the president’s lawyer throwing him under the bus,” Melber said.

    The MSNBC host added that it likely won’t save Giuliani: “The president does have something of a get out of jail free card when it comes to prosecutions while he is in office … but it is not transferrable to his lawyer.”

    Video:

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/14/rudy-giuliani-trying-throw-trump-under-bus-crimes-catch-up.html

    Prosecutors Have Found The Corrupt Ukraine Deals But They Were Done By Rudy Giuliani Not Hunter Biden

    The shady deals being done in Ukraine didn’t come from Hunter Biden. Instead, law enforcement is looking at Rudy Giuliani’s bank records and Ukraine deals.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/14/rudy-giuliani-corrupt-ukraine-deal.html

    Dems Snag Another Key Impeachment Witness As Former Pompeo Adviser Agrees To Talk

    Despite efforts by the White House to prevent current and former officials to cooperate with Congress, Democrats in the House of Representatives appear to have snagged another key witness in their ongoing impeachment inquiry.

    According to Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio, “Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley, who resigned last week, will testify in closed session on Wednesday before House impeachment investigators, according to an official working on the inquiry.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/14/dems-snag-key-impeachment-witness-former-pompeo-adviser-agrees.html

  13. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Trump’s stonewalling ‘no longer seems to be working’: Maddow expects Mike Pompeo to leave the administration

    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow observed on Monday that Trump’s stonewalling of Congress is no longer holding — and why she thinks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not last long in the administration.

    “A key part of this scheme these guys were trying to pull off with President Trump involved ousting the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. She was pulled out of the embassy — apparently with the consent of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — in the spring of this year,” Maddow reported.

    …..“Ambassador Yovanovitch testified on Friday that she was told to get out of Ukraine, ‘on the next plane.’ In her opening statement before her nine-hour deposition on Friday, she spelled out how the number two official in the State Department told her it was on the president’s orders that she was being recalled from her ambassadorship, even though she was told she had done nothing wrong,” she continued.

    “It is hard to imagine that Mike Pompeo gets to stay on as Secretary of State in these circumstances,” Maddow said.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trumps-stonewalling-no-longer-seems-to-be-working-maddow-expects-mike-pompeo-to-leave-the-administration/

  14. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Bombshell testimony from Trump’s former Russia czar implicated Rudy Giuliani for shadow foreign policy: report

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trumps-former-russia-adviser-told-congress-about-rudys-backchannel-foreign-policy-in-ukraine-report/

    John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/john-bolton-ripped-rudy-giuliani-as-a-drug-dealer-and-hand-grenade-report/

  15. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Ex-Watergate prosecutor: Trump’s complaints about impeachment are ‘constitutionally unsound’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/ex-watergate-prosecutor-trumps-complaints-about-impeachment-are-constitutionally-unsound/

  16. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    A Lot Of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Come From One Right-Wing Columnist

    There’s a direct line between John Solomon’s shaky allegations and the president’s brain.

    Solomon’s articles are emblematic of the way the right-wing news pipeline to Trump functions: Shaky allegations get picked up by eager partisan journalists, who are then featured on Fox News where they grab the attention of the president.

    https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d9b9880e4b099389804c81b

  17. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Fraud Guarantee’ paid him $500,000 to work for indicted associate

    Rudy Giuliani admitted being paid a half a million dollars by an associate currently being held in federal custody, Reuters reported Monday.

    “President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination,” Reuters reported.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/rudy-giuliani-admits-fraud-guarantee-paid-him-500000-to-work-for-indicted-associate/

  18. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    ‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/hes-cooked-sam-donaldson-warns-trump-the-senate-may-vote-to-convict-him-after-impeachment-trial/

  19. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Trump abandoned Kurdish allies to be slaughtered in Syria because he ‘would much rather focus on our Southern Border.’

    As Turkey’s military actions intensify in northern Syria, Trump is defending his decision to abandon Kurdish allies by claiming he wants to focus his attention on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    “Some people want the United States to protect the 7,000 mile away Border of Syria, presided over by Bashar al-Assad, our enemy,” Trump wrote on Monday. “At the same time, Syria and whoever they chose to help, wants naturally to protect the Kurds. I would much rather focus on our Southern Border which abuts and is part of the United States of America. And by the way, numbers are way down and the WALL is being built!”

    https://shareblue.com/donald-trump-border-wall-kurdish-allies-syria-turkey-twitter/

    • anonymous October 14, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Tired of Winning: Trump Surrenders Northern Syria to Turkish Jihadists

      It’s unreal how much damage and death Trump can cause with the drop of a single tweet

      …..Even before Trump was elected, the Kurds themselves fully expected to be abandoned by the United States in the end, as has happened several times before, in Iraq. What doesn’t make sense, and what fewer expected, was for Trump to simply surrender the SDF’s hard-won territory in Syria for absolutely nothing in return, giving it to a conniving strongman who is certain to upend the fragile peace. Even if you believe, as I do, that the United States should wind down virtually all its military engagements abroad, and shrink the military to a fraction of its current size, it counts as one of the dumbest moves an American president has ever made in the Middle East.

      https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-syria-kurds-turkey-isis-898524/

  20. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s private meetings with conservative pundits

    The lengthy, off-the-record gatherings were held at one of the Facebook founder’s homes in California. They come as the social-media giant fends off accusations of liberal bias.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to talk about issues like free speech and discuss partnerships.

    The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies. “I’m under no illusions that he’s a conservative but I think he does care about some of our concerns,” said one person familiar with the gatherings, which multiple sources have confirmed.

    News of the outreach is likely to further fuel suspicions on the left that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the White House and stay out of Trump’s crosshairs. The president threatened to sue Facebook and Google in June and has in the past pressured the Justice Department to take action against his perceived foes.
    “The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company,” said one cybersecurity researcher and former government official based in Silicon Valley. “So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.”

    https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663

  21. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Here’s What Has Happened in Syria in the Week Since Trump Abandoned the Kurds
    ISIS, Russia, Iran, Syria, and Turkey are happy. America’s allies are not

    As expected, President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops away from the Syria-Turkey border, effectively endorsing a Turkish assault on the U.S.-allied Kurds occupying northern Syria, has been a disaster. Trump made the call last Sunday after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, and without consulting the Pentagon or Congress. Less than a week later, Trump ordered the removal all U.S. troops from the region, further endangering the Kurdish people, strengthening ISIS, and ceding influence to some of America’s chief adversaries. In return, the U.S. has, to date, received nothing.

    Here’s what else Trump has wrought:
    130,000 Kurds have been forced to flee their homes, hundreds have died

    The United Nations announced on Sunday that 130,000 Kurds have evacuated their homes as a result of the invasion, nothing that the number stands to rise as Turkey continues its assault. According to CBS News, an independent war-monitoring group in the U.K. found that as of Monday 60 civilians and more than 200 fighters (121 SDF members and 86 pro-turkey militants) have been killed as a result of the offensive.

    ISIS prisoners have escaped

    The Kurds were holding 11,000 ISIS prisoners in norther Syria, along with thousands of other ISIS women and children. By pulling back U.S. troops and allowing Turkey to slaughter the Kurds, Trump has allowed for the possibility that many of these prisoners, who were apprehended through a years-long effort at at the expense of thousands of Kurdish lives, would escape or be released.

    On Friday, a spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that five ISIS militants had escaped from a prison outside of Qamishli.

    CCTV footage shows panicked ISIS prisoners & guards fleeing a prison outside Qamishli this afternoon after a mortar strike. The SDF says 5 ISIS prisoners got away pic.twitter.com/WD0zpv7P9J
    — Liz Sly (@LizSly) October 11, 2019

    On Sunday, the SDF claimed around 950 ISIS-affiliated individuals escaped from a camp in Ain Eissa, near the Turkey-Syria border. More ISIS prisoners could be released as the Kurds holding them focus their attention on surviving the Turkish offensive.

    Trump has tried to downplay the implications of ISIS prisoners fleeing captivity, telling reporters last week that they will simply “escape into Europe.” After playing golf on Saturday and Sunday, Trump continued to throw cold water on the severity of the development on Monday, tweeting that the prisoners will be “easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came.” (Though Trump has repeatedly claimed that most of the prisoners are European, the vast majority originated from Iraq or Syria.)

    Trump also implied on Monday that the Kurds, who are fleeing the invading Turkish forces, are deliberately releasing the prisoners in an effort to “get us involved.” Trump provided no evidence that this is true. “That has enraged our forces in Syria,” a senior U.S. administration official told Foreign Policy. “Incredibly reckless and dishonest thing to say.”

    More…

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/why-trump-decision-abandon-kurds-syria-disaster-898493/

  22. hey October 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Just like the Vatican. So many young boys being raped by so many priests – and all so far away.

  23. boring October 14, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    So over all the long “comments” which arent actual comments, but trolls compulsively cutting and pasting all day. Its junk mail.

  24. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    He doesn’t care because he didn’t get the Nobel Peace Prize.

  25. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 12:07 am

    He thinks Napoleon Bonaparte is still alive? In Syria?

  26. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 12:57 am

    “Former national security adviser John Bolton was so concerned about Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to pressure Ukraine for political help that he ordered an aide to warn White House attorneys about his behavior.

    According to a series of reports on Monday evening, Fiona Hill, the Trump administration’s former top Russia adviser, was instructed to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, was working on a shadow foreign policy effort outside the bounds of the State Department. Hill detailed the internal concerns about Giuliani’s efforts during 10 hours of closed-door testimony as part of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-bolton-rudy-giuliani-ukraine_n_5da53e4ae4b0058374e7ee55

    “Donald Trump is now telling an ominous average number of lies every single day.

    According to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, the president has made 13,435 false or misleading claims in his first 993 days in office, until Oct. 9. That’s an average 13.5 untruths per 24 hours.

    Trump hit the 10,000 lies milestone in April.

    He passed the 12,000 lies mark in August, when he was spouting an average 12.9 lies per day.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-daily-lies-presidency-washington-post_n_5da565cbe4b0058374e81392

    “The former county chair for the Republican Party in Shelby County, Ohio says he’s done with President Donald Trump due to the trade war with China.”

    “Gibbs said Trump’s previous broken promises make him “dubious” of any new claims of a deal. And in any case, Gibbs ― who has 560 acres of farmland in Shelby County ― said he was done with Trump even if there was a deal.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-soybean-farmer-turns-on-trump_n_5da528e3e4b08f36548fc22d

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