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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:12 PM

I wonder if Erdogan offered Trump sanctuary in exchange for his pulling our troops out

It's all falling apart. But Trump had to smell the poo rising up over his shoulders.

I figure that when Bolton bugged out Trump could have figured it was only a matter of time for the bell to toll for him.

We only had a handful of troops helping the Kurds, albeit highly trained ones. But Trump is a no-nothing. So he might have figured the deal was worth it.

Just a thought.

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Reply I wonder if Erdogan offered Trump sanctuary in exchange for his pulling our troops out (Original post)
eleny Oct 2019 OP
guillaumeb Oct 2019 #1
eleny Oct 2019 #4
Retrograde Oct 2019 #2
eleny Oct 2019 #5
TheBlackAdder Oct 2019 #3
eleny Oct 2019 #6
TheBlackAdder Oct 2019 #7
eleny Oct 2019 #8

Response to eleny (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:14 PM

1. Sanctuary? Perhaps money as well.

Putin might have ordered Trump to leave Syria.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:08 PM

4. He gets a ton of money for his name on hotels in Turkey

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:34 PM

2. I doubt he plans that far ahead

IMHO, it was a partly sucking up to Putin, partly trying to hijack a news cycle when it was getting too close for comfort, with a good dollop of "I've always been able to brazen my way out before" thrown in.

Putin's a master chess player, willing to sacrifice whatever pieces necessary to get to his ultimate goal, whatever that is (I think he wants to put the old Russian empire - not necessarily the Soviet Union - back together, and a warm-water port near the Mediterranean was always part of that empire's goals). Erdogan understands the game but not to the extent Putin does. Dear Leader still thinks he's playing The Apprentice, with outcomes scripted to always let him win. And he doesn't realize that the strongmen of the world have little to no use for a non-useful idiot.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:09 PM

5. I don't doubt what you say one bit

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:37 PM

3. How Ironic, Trump would move to a country that is 98% Muslim.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:10 PM

6. Well, he has to go someplace or it's "saw them bars" in the USA

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Response to eleny (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:13 PM

7. It would be Russia. He just wants his passport accepted when going to Turkey.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:16 PM

8. Passport? Passport? He don't need no stinkin' passport

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