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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 08:57 AM

Trump Hits Back At 'Failed Generals' Who Were 'Unable To Do The Job' Over Syria Withdrawal Criticism

Source: Mediaite



by Colby Hall | Dec 31st, 2018, 8:32 am

President Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism about the sudden announcement from a week and a half ago about plans to remove U.S. troops from Syria and that ISIS was defeated. This decision reportedly came despite advice from military and intelligence leadership and eventually led to the protest resignation from Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

On New Year’s Eve, President Trump apparently felt the need to clear the air and defend his position via a short series of tweets that explained his process as a simple fulfillment of his campaign promise. And, as his is wont, he included some not-so-subtle digs at his detractors.








Following the announced plans to withdrawal, Trump has received bipartisan criticism for the planned withdrawal. Senator Lindsey Graham, a close Senate ally to the White House, notably was vocal in pushing back on this plan, though his rhetoric has softened more recently.

Trump’s dig at “some failed generals” is certainly a dig at Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who in a recent interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, spared little criticism for a president who he sees as “immoral.

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Reply Trump Hits Back At 'Failed Generals' Who Were 'Unable To Do The Job' Over Syria Withdrawal Criticism (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 31 OP
riversedge Dec 31 #1
George II Dec 31 #2
dalton99a Dec 31 #17
erronis Dec 31 #27
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 31 #29
Achilleaze Dec 31 #3
Scarsdale Dec 31 #16
watoos Dec 31 #4
pangaia Dec 31 #12
watoos Dec 31 #19
Grasswire2 Dec 31 #20
pangaia Dec 31 #23
pangaia Dec 31 #22
Rory McRory Fitzrory Dec 31 #5
Jedi Guy Dec 31 #18
reACTIONary Dec 31 #34
Jedi Guy Dec 31 #35
maxrandb Dec 31 #28
keithbvadu2 Dec 31 #6
rickyhall Dec 31 #7
left-of-center2012 Dec 31 #8
Kurt V. Dec 31 #9
watoos Dec 31 #11
Kurt V. Dec 31 #21
erronis Dec 31 #26
JohnnyRingo Dec 31 #25
NotASurfer Dec 31 #10
democrank Dec 31 #13
videohead5 Dec 31 #14
bluestarone Dec 31 #15
JohnnyRingo Dec 31 #24
SWBTATTReg Dec 31 #30
KPN Dec 31 #31
workinclasszero Dec 31 #32
stuffmatters Dec 31 #33

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:05 AM

1. gollygee. #trump gets up and decides to be crybaby once again!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:14 AM

2. He's lucky he's not in one of the many countries around the world where the "failed generals"....

...would surround the white house and put him under house arrest.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:45 AM

17. +1

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:05 PM

27. I should not say this here, but a military takeover might be better than the russian cooption

There, I said I shouldn't say this.

I don't remember all the plots of movies that have pictured this - Seven Days in May, etc.

But I don't want to be an actor in his farce.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:19 PM

29. THANK YOU.

Totally agree.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:15 AM

3. For a five-time Draft-Dodging republican casino hustler

with massive debts to russia and saudi arabia, the republican Wanker-in-Chief sure loves to piss on America's military.

Dishonorable. Disgusting. Deplorable.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:32 AM

16. For someone who constantly accuses

people of being unable to do their jobs, he is surprisingly blind to his own incompetence. What a total loser he is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:21 AM

4. Looks like Qatar,

isn't going to get its natural gas to the EU. The pipeline needs to go through Syria and Assad has denied the OK.

This is why Putin befriended Assad, he wants to build the Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline to get natural gas to the EU. Natural gas was discovered near Homs in Syria also. Putin wants Gazprom to be the investor/operator of the pipeline.

You can see this pipeline issue is also a Sunni v Shia issue. The US has backed the Sunni/Qatar pipeline which is the real reason we pushed for the removal of Assad. Saudi Arabia is also behind this. Putin's intervention in Syria put a monkey wrench in the Sunni's plans.

Trump's withdrawal of US troops from Syria will be one more step for Gazprom to build the Putin backed pipeline.

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Response to watoos (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:01 AM

12. Pretty well explained.

Thanks.
I can never keep track of who wants what for whom which gas, oil lines, go where.

I bought a red Honda just so I can find my car in the grocery parking lot.. and sometimes I STILL forget where I put it.


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Response to pangaia (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:42 AM

19. But there is more.

Russia needs to go through Ukraine to supply its gas to Europe. Its lease is up in 2020 and Ukraine discovered it has tons of shale gas. Ukraine used to buy most of its gas from Russia but now it has weaned itself off of Russian gas. Enter Hillary and others who wanted to help Ukraine develop its shale gas and cut off Russia, Ukraine could supply gas to Europe.

Do you see why Putin hates Hillary? Do you see why Putin wanted Trump? There were rumors that Putin gave someone(maybe Trump) a piece of Gazprom. Putin needs that right of way through Ukraine so he can ship gas from Russia and also from the proposed Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline.

The whole right of way mess is in the courts and if Putin doesn't get a favorable judgment one can see why he wants to take over Ukraine. One can also see why he wants US troops out of Syria.

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Response to watoos (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:20 PM

20. you ought to put this and your previous comment in an OP

It's really good information.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:00 PM

23. Yes, I agree.. and in newspapers and tweets and jeeze everywhere---

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Response to watoos (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:59 PM

22. I find that I read stuff at one time. such as this many, many months ago.

Then I read and learn so much more that I can not keep it all straight-- as if I have to delete old info on my 'hard drive.'

Then someone, like you, informs again and it comes back.

Thanks for the reminders..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:27 AM

5. Generals?

 

The only general Trump knows is General Stupidity.

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Response to Rory McRory Fitzrory (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 11:36 AM

18. Nah, he knows quite a few others.

General Cluelessness, General Boorishness, General Classlessness, General Idiocy, General Mendacity, a few others I'm sure I've overlooked. He's got his very own Joint Chiefs of Staff with this group.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 07:58 PM

34. General Chaos nt

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:35 PM

35. Good one!

I think General Disarray is also applicable.

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Response to Rory McRory Fitzrory (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:07 PM

28. Right, because Sanders only made it to full bird Colonel

Loser!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:29 AM

6. The same generals he did not consult with about leaving Syria. They were doing a fine job at that ti

The same generals he did not consult with about leaving Syria. They were doing a fine job at that time.

Such good results - at that time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:36 AM

7. Dean's right, agent orange is delusional!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:40 AM

8. "Except the results are FAR BETTER than I ever said they were going to be!"

Putin is very pleased.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:40 AM

9. i doubt if he actually withdraws

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:00 AM

11. Saudi Arabia and Israel

would be pissed if he withdraws, Putin, Iran and Assad would be pissed if he stays.

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Response to watoos (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:46 PM

21. good point.

so which alliance is more profitable for his family? Israel & SA i think. ..

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:04 PM

26. Choices, choices. Confuses the poor addled pate. Wait for conflicting tweets

as he dimly realizes that he's spinning down the hole.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:01 PM

25. Of course not

It's the typical five year plan for a four year term.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:58 AM

10. What institutions does he have left to malign?

The Presidency, Congress, the Courts, law enforcement, Democrats, Republicans, America as a great nation, our Allies abroad, the Press, free speech itself, our Military including anyone who served - and still serves! - with courage and honor...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:08 AM

13. This deferment-laden mobster knows nothing about generals or military tactics or war

or anything else. Every word out of his lying mouth has one purpose....to feed his narcissism. Trump is a national disgrace.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:21 AM

14. We already too back

Most of the land from ISIS before Trump ever took office. I don't know how many cities we took back but I know we took back a few. This is just like the asshole and chief to take all of the credit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 10:25 AM

15. SAD! This whole pile of SHIT GLOB brought to you by

RETHUGS in congress!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:00 PM

24. Should not make enemies in The Pentagon.

That's just bad policy for any would be dictator. Just ask history.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:44 PM

30. Thanks for the reminders of your failures, mr. bone spurs...seems like everyone is ...

bitching and moaning about your unilateral withdrawal from Syria, including Israel. Don't go around blaming the military boys either. They are simply following orders, whether they're dumb or not. So, it's a reflection on you, all 100% you.

This very poor decision was made solely by you without any input from our American intelligence agencies.

As many other posters on DU have said, obviously you had a call from putin.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:52 PM

31. Strikes me you're just s******g in your own bed with this tweet a**hole.

Good. Love to see it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 02:08 PM

32. Capt Bone Spurs the draft dodger slams "failed" Generals eh?

Irony just died.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 04:45 PM

33. Ahole thinks if he makes enough noise today, he can jet to Maralago tonight.

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