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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:06 PM

Republican anger grows as Trump disavows Kurds by saying they didn't help during WWII

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Republicans savaged President Donald Trump Wednesday for allowing Turkey to attack US allies in Syria as the President offered varying reasons for giving Turkey the green light, including the fact that Kurds did not fight alongside the US in World War II.

Turkey launched its military operation to flush Kurds allied with the US out of northeastern Syria sparking outrage in Congress, creating rare bipartisan unity about the risks to the Kurds, US national security interests, regional stability and the fight against ISIS.

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As Turkish planes pounded Kurdish positions from the air and with artillery, CNN reporters on the ground in Syria reported smoke billowing from several large explosions as desperate civilians -- women, children and men -- fled the area on foot, some pushing others in wheelchairs, many crammed into the back of pickup trucks.

With humanitarian groups reporting the bombardment could displace as many as 300,000 people, Erdogan's top adviser told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Trump knew in advance about the scope of the Turkish attack.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/09/politics/turkey-syria-us-anger-ramifications/index.html



Again - Trump knew in advance about the scope of the Turkish attack.

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Reply Republican anger grows as Trump disavows Kurds by saying they didn't help during WWII (Original post)
groundloop Wednesday OP
TeamPooka Wednesday #1
rpannier Wednesday #5
keithbvadu2 Wednesday #8
Bayard Thursday #32
groundloop Wednesday #6
TeamPooka Wednesday #13
Locrian Thursday #30
Joe Nation Wednesday #2
groundloop Wednesday #7
appalachiablue Thursday #26
rpannier Wednesday #3
Mystery sage Wednesday #9
Cha Wednesday #4
klook Wednesday #10
msongs Wednesday #11
dhol82 Wednesday #12
IronLionZion Wednesday #14
sarge43 Thursday #29
Miguelito Loveless Wednesday #15
Hassler Wednesday #16
Duppers Wednesday #21
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Wednesday #17
Still In Wisconsin Wednesday #18
Pepsidog Wednesday #19
Moral Compass Wednesday #20
LeftInTX Wednesday #22
hibbing Thursday #23
catrose Thursday #24
cstanleytech Thursday #25
world wide wally Thursday #27
Leghorn21 Thursday #28
Javaman Thursday #31
obamanut2012 Thursday #33
keithbvadu2 Thursday #34

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:08 PM

1. Things Trump doesn't know: The Germans didn't fight with us at Normandy either...

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

5. Neither did Trump's ancestors

Like il douche, his grandfather was busily trying to avoid service
German army yes, but the apple...

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Response to rpannier (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:21 PM

8. Some of the Trump family members were probably on the cliffs above, though...

Some of the Trump family members were probably on the cliffs above, though...

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 02:38 PM

32. Vultures?

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:15 PM

6. Yeah..... and we didn't give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor either !!!!

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:57 PM

13. That he knows!

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Response to groundloop (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 07:15 AM

30. stop it - he's on a roll! ;-) - n/t

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. In 1941, Turkey signed a treaty of friendship with Germany.

Someone tell Trump.

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Response to Joe Nation (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:17 PM

7. But more importantly, tRump Tower Istanbul was built in 2010

That's certainly an important consideration in this.

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Response to Joe Nation (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:25 AM

26. +1. Article, *THE KURDS DID HELP THE ALLIES IN WWII*

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:14 PM

3. They're angry. So what?!

Do something about the clown
Sanctions against the Turks are not going to change his behavior

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Response to rpannier (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:25 PM

9. I Think there level of anger quite real...

Soon they will give him a very stern finger wag.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:14 PM

4. Yeah, "savage" your fucking idiot.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:26 PM

10. Some Republicans will experience mild pangs of consternation

as they continue to support Trump and his policies 100 percent.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:35 PM

11. will repubs start sending dreaded sternly worded letters that are so useless? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:56 PM

12. Well, Senator Collins will certainly send a letter expressing her deep concern.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:06 PM

14. Douchebag's family probably supported Germany in WWII

does he know which side Turkey was on in that war? Turkey was solidly on the side of Germany providing them supplies and materials to murder Americans and other allies.

But then again, this dumbass is writing love letters to North Korea and doing whatever Russia wants from him. So maybe he's not allied with the American people either.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 05:29 AM

29. Speaking of North Korea ...

Is Moron going to abandon the South Koreans because they didn't fight with us at Normandy Beach?

Yes, I know. STFU, don't give the monster any ideas.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:10 PM

15. Don't know why they are getting mad

They closed ranks around him today and they are going to stand behind him no matter what he does.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:30 PM

16. It's the oil...

It's all about the oil Chump, Erdogan, Assad and their boss, Vlad and stand to steal from the Kurds.

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Response to Hassler (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:52 PM

21. Yep! 'Tis just that. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:34 PM

17. Yeah but they'll still kiss Trump's ass

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:39 PM

18. Will Trump keep appointing right wing judges? yeah?

Oh ok... Kurds- never heard of 'em.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:41 PM

19. He really knows nothing. Literally nothing. Ask the fucker who fought in WWII, he has no clue.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:46 PM

20. But will they finally turn on him?

He has shown the world that he cannot be worked with. Hes not reliable. Hes not honest. Hes not trustworthy. He cannot be a good ally. He cannot be anything but an enemy. He is going to destroy this country probably if the Republicans do not wake up and turn him out of office. We need their help. This is not some fucking partisan game.

When this is over we will not have allies. Who will trust us?Even the Israelis are nervous now. No one knows what will happen next. We have just condemned our best ally in the Middle East to certain genocide. And Trump is babbling something about its OK because they didnt support us during World War II.

He has to go. He has to.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:54 PM

22. Trump got that from a RW article in Townhall

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/10/08/critics-aghast-as-trump-keeps-word-about-no-more-wars-n2554328

But I prefer the narrative where the world thinks Trump got this out of his demented, rotted core of orange....

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:02 AM

23. What a joke of a first line

So some thoughts and prayers tweeted out to the Kurds and some luke warm criticism of the crybaby is now "savage". What a sad commentary on CNN.

Peace

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:07 AM

24. wut? and when did T's family fight in a war?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:18 AM

25. So we are supposed to believe they are suddenly angry over this even though they have stood by him

after all the other shit he has done?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:28 AM

27. IF there is a God... we will ALL pay for this one

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:31 AM

28. He can't get over how clever he is - the exclamation point here is nothing short of obscene

A different take!





just

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:57 AM

31. late breaking news: turkey was fucking neutral during WWII.

just more of his stupidity to pile upon the existing stupidity.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 03:11 PM

33. The Kurds DID fight in WWII on the Allies side

Under the flags of Great Britain and France.

Not that it should make a difference, but the idiot wasn't even right. As usual.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 04:31 PM

34. No Turkish troops ever saw combat. (wwll)

Turkey
Main article: Single-party period of the Republic of Turkey 19381950: İnn (National Chief)

Turkey was neutral until several months before the end of the war, at which point it joined the Allied powers. Prior to the outbreak of war, Turkey signed a Mutual Aid Pact with France and Britain in 1939. After the German invasion of France, however, Turkey remained neutral, relying on a clause excusing them if military action might bring conflict with the USSR, which, after the division of Poland, Turkey feared. Then, in June 1941, after neighboring Bulgaria joined the Axis and allowed Germany to move troops through to invade Yugoslavia and Greece, Turkey signed a treaty of friendship with Germany.

Turkey was an important producer of chromite, which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of stainless steel and refractory brick, and Germany had limited access to it. The key issue in Turkey's negotiations with both sides was the sale of chromite to Germany or to the Allies. The Allies had access to other sources and mainly bought the chromite in order to preclude its sale to Germany. Turkey halted its sales to Germany in April 1944 and broke off relations in August. Turkey declared war on the Axis powers in February 1945, after the Allies made its invitation to the inaugural meeting of the United Nations (along with the invitations of several other nations) conditional on full belligerency. No Turkish troops ever saw combat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_by_country#Turkey

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