Pentagon report blames Donald Trump for the resurgence of ISIS.

By |2019-08-09T08:09:36-08:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Getting harder and harder for conservatives to defend this guy.

Courtesy of Business Insider

A report from the Pentagon inspector general found that President Donald Trump’s decision to rapidly pull troops out of Syria and divert attention from diplomacy in Iraq has inadvertently aided the Islamic State’s regrouping in Syria and Iraq.

The Department of Defense’s quarterly report to Congress on the effectiveness of the US Operation Inherent Resolve mission said that “ISIS continued its transition from a territory-holding force to an insurgency in Syria, and it intensified its insurgency in Iraq” — even though Trump said ISIS was defeated and the caliphate quashed, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Many officials and experts have repeatedly warned that a rapid US withdrawal from Syria would enable ISIS to regroup into an insurgency after their battlefield defeats by the US-led coalition.

The IG’s report also explicitly said the troop drawdown in Syria, which Trump announced at the end of last year, contributed to instability in the region. The drawdown, which prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left the US’s Syrian partners in the lurch, without the training or support they needed to confront a resurgent ISIS. In Iraq, the Iraqi security forces lack the necessary infrastructure to fight off ISIS for sustained periods.

You know presidnets are always butting heads with the Pentagon over something, but Trump’s whole spiel is that he has single handedly defeated ISIS so this is really going to fuck up his narrative. 

I can hardly wait to see how Fox News spins this. 

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17 Comments

    • 1999 August 9, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      ‘The Day – News in Review’
      In the beginning segment.

      the review regarding Putin.

      https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097

      Details on the RaT

    • анонимный August 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-vladimir-putin-a-president-who-doesnt-play-fair/a-49954344

      The ideal of the Christian ruler – let’s imagine Putin as a czar or king. In order to be regarded as a legitimate ruler in medieval times, the concept of a ruler had to correspond to certain ideals. These ideals were based on Christ, the heavenly king. And Putin must be measured against this, too, as he has consistently advocated for Russia’s re-Christianization.
      in Russia, the country’s autocratization is being further cemented and civil society is being silenced. The breach of international law in Crimea continues. The international community has not known how to respond, because the annexation was contrary to what was to be expected according to Plato: that the strategies of 19th century politics were long behind us, and that no European country would be interested in taking land from another. Many of Putin’s objectives are directed inwards, with the goal of signaling political landmarks on the domestic front and showing success.

      Putin is not alone in following this course, which makes the problem bigger and not smaller. At a recent rally with his supporters, Donald Trump responded with laughter to an audience member yelling that immigrants crossing the border should be shot. What has become of the United States when their president does not condemn a call for mass murder, but rather accepts it on the public stage?

      https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-the-kremlin-fears-its-own-people/a-49785130

      Putin Fears this most>

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnmMZ2bSlnc

      • Anon August 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

        Hey. You have a Czar. They upchucked graves. That ONE is feared. Smile.
        But not for the same reasons Putin is.

    • анонимный August 10, 2019 at 9:06 am

      http://www.pbs.org/pov/distantbarkingofdogs/video-distantbarkingofdogs/

      The Distant Barking of Dogs follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg over a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the on-going war in Eastern Ukraine. Having no other place to go, Oleg and his grandmother Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village, showing just how crucial—and fragile—family is for survival.

    • анонимный August 10, 2019 at 9:35 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/russian-opposition-plans-major-moscow-protest-after-crackdown/

      50,000 opposition supporters rallied in Moscow Saturday at one of the largest protests since President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012.

      “Give us the right to vote!” and “You’ve lied to us enough”

      Pussy Riot – Oxxxymiron

  1. OT/Bet Not August 9, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    https://www.dw.com/en/us-threatens-to-withdraw-troops-from-germany/a-49959555

    ahead of Trump’s twin trips to Europe at the end of August — with neither trip including a visit to Germany.
    The first will take Trump to the G7 summit in the French resort of Biarritz, where he will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
    The second, from August 31 to September 3, will see him visiting Denmark and Poland. Among other things, both these countries share Washington’s opposition to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that has been strongly promoted by Germany.

    https://www.dw.com/en/us-lawmakers-nord-stream-2-a-terrible-mistake/a-49324628

  2. Anonymous August 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Meanwhile our real President and First Lady are busy!

    Obamas ready to debut their first film in late August

    The couple signed on with Netflix 15 months ago to produce exclusive movie fare

    More significantly, the couple is now readying their first release, a documentary titled “American Factory,” which chronicles the culture clash between Chinese and American workers in a U.S. auto glass factory. It is set to debut on Netflix before 139 million subscribers in 190 countries on Aug. 21 and will also be screened in select theaters around the nation.

    The film was already cited at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/hollywood-regulars-obamas-ready-to-debut-their-fir/

  3. Anonymous August 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Trump administration says it won’t approve Roundup cancer-warning labels

    The Trump administration has told companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a decision targeted at a California regulation that requires labels to warn consumers that the Roundup ingredient is potentially cancer-causing.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical, marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup, is currently the focus of lawsuits from thousands of consumers alleging it caused their cancers.

    Such labels are “irresponsible,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. He cited the EPA’s conclusions that the chemical doesn’t represent a cancer risk.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roundup-labels-trump-administration-says-it-wont-approve-glyphosate-warning-labels/

  4. Trump and Putin August 9, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    I biggest fear as a parent was my kids thinking of me as JUST the person who made their lunches, that they never saw me as an established careerwoman who taught them work ethic by example and that life is not just goofing off and being idle. That work results in fun.

    I’ve always wondered what Trump thinks about regarding parenthood and his kids.

  5. anon August 9, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/will-acting-top-intelligence-official-speak-truth-to-power

    The two top officials at the office of the director of national intelligence will soon leave their posts. The deputy director, Sue Gordon, resigned Thursday after nearly 30 years in the field. President Trump then named retired Adm. Joseph Maguire, formerly head of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the office’s acting director. Nick Schifrin talks to Amna Nawaz about this critical role.

    Sue Gordon, make no mistake, was pushed out. And she said as much in her letter.

    She wrote last night in this letter: “I offer this letter as an act of respect and patriotism, not preference. You should have your team,” and then finished: “Know that our people,” meaning the intelligence community, “are your strength, and they will never fail you or the nation” — a clear statement that the people of the intelligence community will always do their job, whether or not the president wants to listen to them or not.

  6. Nu ShooZ August 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    How in Christ’s name do you do this blog without your head exploding? How much seroquel, honestly?

    • Gryphen August 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      I’m a professional.

      And I drink wine.

  7. anon August 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    ISIS

    Ignorant Slovenian Ignorant Slovenian

    • Anon August 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      You Tube 49Logger had some pretty cool anti-ISIS music videos. One was of middle eastern jet fighters bombing ISIS trying to run away in a vehicles. It was hilarious to hear the fighter pilot say something in Arabic then say “mutherfucker”. I guess some language is universal. 😆

  8. Arkhangelsk August 10, 2019 at 9:31 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/five-nuclear-agency-staff-died-in-russia-missile-test-explosion/

    Russia said Saturday an explosion at an Arctic missile testing site killed five nuclear agency staff and involved radioactive isotopes after a nearby city reported a spike in radiation levels.
    Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom said the accident on Thursday at a secret military facility also left three staff with burns and other injuries.

  9. Anonymous August 10, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Duh.

    Dullard Drumpf is their best recruiting tool.

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