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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:46 PM

Trump seeks to distance himself from Turkish invasion of Syria

A little late for that. Again, not his responsibility or problem.


Trump seeks to distance himself from Turkish invasion of Syria
By Brett Samuels - 10/09/19 01:23 PM EDT


President Trump on Wednesday sought to distance himself from a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, days after he drew bipartisan backlash for announcing U.S. troops would vacate the area.

"This morning, Turkey, a NATO member, invaded Syria. The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

The president clarified that there are no American soldiers in the area where the Turkish incursion is taking place, and defended his efforts to pull U.S. forces out of the region, even as his strategy has faced relentless criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

"From the first day I entered the political arena, I made it clear that I did not want to fight these endless, senseless wars—especially those that don’t benefit the United States," Trump said.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/465039-trump-seeks-to-distance-himself-from-turkish-invasion-of-syria

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Reply Trump seeks to distance himself from Turkish invasion of Syria (Original post)
babylonsister Oct 9 OP
Iliyah Oct 9 #1
BigMin28 Oct 9 #4
bdamomma Oct 9 #2
DBoon Oct 9 #3
2naSalit Oct 9 #5
Thomas Hurt Oct 9 #6
tblue37 Oct 9 #11
Arazi Oct 9 #7
kentuck Oct 9 #8
Caliman73 Oct 9 #9
TheRealNorth Oct 9 #10
gratuitous Oct 9 #12
EleanorR Oct 9 #13
global1 Oct 9 #14
nykym Oct 9 #15
smirkymonkey Oct 9 #16
C_U_L8R Oct 9 #17

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:48 PM

1. Shithole ownes it.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

4. That is right

He is drenched in the blood of our allies and the innocent.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:50 PM

2. again he does shifts

responsibility for his own deadly mistake onto someone else. He has blood on his hands too.

Please get him out, NOW.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:50 PM

3. I would tie him to the ground right in the middle of the bombing

Experiencing the hell he has just unleashed would be fair play.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

5. All that blood is on your fucking

orange painted face, assbite.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

6. Grahman, Robertson, Cheney, etc. all talking big but doing nothing.

They protest as they are getting back on their knees.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:58 PM

11. Graham is demanding that Republicans sign a pledge of loyalty to Trump even as

the Turks attack our allies.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

7. Keeping ISIS contained benefits the US you traitorous cretin

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:53 PM

8. Nero tweeted while Rome burned...?

This guy is a serious threat to our national security.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:56 PM

9. Ridiculous!

The only thing keeping Turkey from hitting the Kurds was the presence and support of US soldiers in the theater. Trump pulling the troops out was a green light for Turkey to attack. Regardless of what the idiot said, it is a direct consequence of his actions. Where are the "crippling sanctions" and the destruction of the Turkish economy he promised. It is all bullshit from a coward who couldn't take an angry phone call and so sold out staunch allies of the US.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:56 PM

10. I.thought we were gonna sanction Erdogan into the ground?

Guess that was just all talk and once again Trump shows he is full of shit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:03 PM

12. Trump to Kurds: Drop Dead

You don't benefit the United States anymore. You're on your own. Thanks for leading the battle against ISIS back in the day and saving American military personnel from having to be at the fore, but your usefulness is at an end.

Liz Cheney is baffled by this development, if that's any consolation.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:07 PM

13. Trump, every R in Congress, every trump voter

We knew exactly what he was before the election. This slaughter is on all of them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:09 PM

14. He Just Better Hope That No Americans Get Killed Here....

I know the U.S. Troops supposedly pulled out of the area. I question if they had enough time to get everyone out since Trump sandbagged the Kurds.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:26 PM

15. Key words in trumps statement

"From the first day I entered the political arena, I made it clear that I did not want to fight these endless, senseless wars—especially those that don’t benefit , TRUMP"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:28 PM

16. He is responsible and should be held accountible.

He has blood on his hands. I so fucking hate this evil bastard. There are no words for what I am feeling right now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:45 PM

17. Feckless

Trump is such a spineless coward. A cheat, a liar and a crook.

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