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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:49 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell: "The 1000 troops in Syria are trapped. How will we get them out? An airlift?"

"WHY DOES HE WANT TO DO THESE THINGS FOR VLADMIR PUTIN?"

"He likes strongmen. He wants to be Vladmir Putin. Putin clearly has something on him."

Tonight's show is guaranteed to raise your blood pressure.

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Reply Lawrence O'Donnell: "The 1000 troops in Syria are trapped. How will we get them out? An airlift?" (Original post)
Miles Archer Oct 2019 OP
Iliyah Oct 2019 #1
wiggs Oct 2019 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 2019 #6
stopdiggin Oct 2019 #7
C_U_L8R Oct 2019 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2019 #4
ooky Oct 2019 #5
stopdiggin Oct 2019 #8

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:54 PM

1. That is the only way?

I'll bet the Kurds will not help. Turkey is part of Nato, can't they allow safe passage.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:58 PM

2. This very well may not be the catastrophic blunder it appears to be, but a staged

rehabilitation of Trump at the expense of the Kurds. Maybe?

Putin, Trump, Erdogan control this. They call the shots in Syria, and they have been co-conspirators before. Trump's MO seems to be that he likes to break something or take it away as a negotiation strategy. He then demands a price or, at the least, he wants credit for fixing what he broke in the first place. DACA, Nafta, SNAP, Iran Deal...and now maybe Syria?

Did he disrupt a stable situation so that Putin and Trump can, together, can fly in and demand a stop to the conflict? He looks like a diplomat and a good deal-maker (he is neither, which is why he needs this). Everyone wins except the Kurds.

Or...is Trump such an idiot that he just blundered the Middle East into chaos?

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Response to wiggs (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:27 PM

6. Well said!

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Response to wiggs (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:33 AM

7. I'm going with the latter

people are implying motive and strategy to reckless (and startlingly ignorant) impulse.

(it use to be claimed that Trump admired military brass .. so explain please why we completely blindsided our own military in our "surprise" pullout? It's NOT strategic .. it's reckless impulse.)

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:05 PM

3. A Trumpghazi in the making.

What a tragic fuckup.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:06 PM

4. The fall of Saigon redux?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. If we lose our soldiers in this crossfire

Trump should be impeached and tried as a murderer.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:36 AM

8. we can get those people out, if we want to. (nt)

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