Russians gleefully celebrate the Americans leaving Syria and the opportunity that it now affords them.

By |2019-10-16T06:22:08-08:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |15 Comments



That video makes it appear that we just turned tail and ran.

Which, by the way, is exactly how the Kurds view our removal of troops. 

Here is more courtesy of the New York Times

These have been disastrous weeks for American foreign policy, a popular presenter on Russia’s state television told viewers on Sunday night with an I-told-you-so smirk.

The United States essentially turned its back on Ukraine amid the impeachment inquiry, TV host Dmitri Kiselyov said in his marquee weekly show. Then, Washington abandoned the Syrian Kurds.

“The Kurds themselves again picked the wrong patron,” Mr. Kiselyov said. “The United States, of course, is an unreliable partner.”

As the Middle East reels from President Trump’s erratic foreign policy, Russia is savoring a fresh chance to build its status as a resurgent world power and cast itself as a force for stability. The withdrawal of United States troops from northeastern Syria, coupled with Turkey’s incursion, is allowing Russia to play the part of responsible peacemaker and to present a contrast to what many in the region see as unstable leadership from Washington.

So now America is mocked by a nation that we defeated in a cold war that ended in the 1980’s as the puppet they placed in the White House hands them victory, after victory, after victory.

Is this really who the Republicans wanted representing their party?

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15 Comments

  1. OK October 16, 2019 at 7:45 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/madman-behavior-cnn-panel-aghast-at-trumps-latest-insane-statements-on-turkey-and-the-kurds/

    ““This is madman behavior,” said Boot. “There is no way to make sense, to rationalize this, because he very impulsively decided to… let Erdogan do what he wants without consulting with the Pentagon, without consulting with his aides, and now he and the rest of the administration are trying to clean up.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/total-humiliation-of-the-usa-trump-roasted-for-turkeys-snub-of-mike-pence/

    ““When Trump comes here, I’ll be talking,” Erdoğan told Sky News.”

  2. Everyday Freethought October 16, 2019 at 7:52 am

    And a lot of people in this country are thinking: “At least I got a tax cut!”

  3. Anonymous October 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Here we go again, they leave heavy military equipment behind and then it is used against our troops, didn’t that happen in Iraq?

    Our tax dollars going to waste.

    • anon October 16, 2019 at 8:58 am

      Yeppers. Unlimited funds to ship military equipment but it’s too expensive to bring it all back. Couldn’t at least some of it be sabotaged before racing for the exit? Of all the things Trump has done, this is the ugliest. Not enough eye bleach to erase the image of that mother holding her dead child (and I don’t even like kids).

  4. Anonymous October 16, 2019 at 8:07 am

    The only person that is happy about this situation is trump because he can look forward to a beautiful letter from putin, hope the traitor moves to trump tower Moscow when he gets out of prison.

  5. anon October 16, 2019 at 8:13 am

    @jrug
    Erdogan is boxing himself into a corner with this rhetoric. Maybe the Russians can get through to him in ways the US,EU and NATO have so far failed to:

  6. anon October 16, 2019 at 8:17 am

    FB>”The Holocaust wasn’t our problem.

    Germany’s invasion of Europe wasn’t our problem.

    Japan’s invasion of China and Imperial ambitions in the Pacific wasn’t our problem.
    Terrorism in Afghanistan wasn’t our problem either. Until September 11, 2001, when it was.”<Jim Wright

    • Again October 16, 2019 at 8:37 am

      FB>”We all know that one guy — and it IS always a guy. The booming pretentious pompous blowhard, who butts into every conversation with idiotic simplistic takes and whose entire worldview is that everybody must be stupid except for him, but who is always every time wrong. He’s full of shit and everybody knows he’s full of shit and even he knows he’s full of shit, but for some goddamn reason we put up with him anyway. And when confronted with his wrongness, he shifts the goalposts, calls you stupid, and bulls on through by being the loudest guy in the room.

      America elected that guy president.” <Jim Wright

  7. Anon October 16, 2019 at 8:34 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/10/15/iraq-whistleblower-katharine-gun-film.cnn

    Katharine Gun, former intelligence specialist turned whistleblower, discusses the new film “Official Secrets” which details why she leaked a classified memo.

    In 2003, Katharine Gun exposed a plot by U.S. security officials to spy on United Nations members as they ramped up pressure to secure a resolution to go to war with Iraq, and she leaked the classified memo to The Observer newspaper. Now her story has been adapted into the film “Official Secrets” starring Keira Knightley. Gun sits down with Christiane to share her story.

    FUCKUdickcheney

  8. Anonymous October 16, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Wow! The puppet has given his dear handler all that he wants. And the proud Americans were the biggest weapons used. Putin has used us against us. He used our North and South history. He used our greed for more money. He used our undereducated, our media, Mark Zuckerberg and twitter, our free speech, all this to totally render us wondering just what the hell hit us. And there are Americans who still believe Trump is the second coming of Christ. Only we have the. Complete takeover of the devil himsel. May Trump rot in hell here on earth. And Mitch McConnel and his side demons sacrificed America so the could still call themselves Republicans which now clearly translates to comrade in arms for Putins plans.

  9. anon October 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-handed-isis-terrorists-a-free-pass?ref=home

    Brian Kilmeade over at @foxandfriends got it all wrong. We are not going into another war between people who have been fighting with each other for 200 years. Europe had a chance to get their ISIS prisoners, but didn’t want the cost. “Let the USA pay,” they said…
    6,851 replies 15,200 retweets 56,695 likes
    ….Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved. Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly. Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!
    3:14 AM – Oct 14, 2019

  10. NOW October 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm

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