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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:38 PM

Trump thought Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says

Source: Business Insider

Trump "had been calling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bluff" for more than two years, the news site said, citing six sources with knowledge of the matter.

According to Axios, in previous conversations, Trump would tell Erdogan that the Turkish leader would have to "own whatever mess ensued" in the region and warned of the US presence there, and Erdogan would back down on his threats.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-syria-mistake-thought-turkey-bluffed-invasion-axios-2019-10

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Reply Trump thought Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says (Original post)
ramen Oct 14 OP
lagomorph777 Oct 14 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 15 #25
lagomorph777 Oct 15 #32
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 15 #38
TryLogic Oct 14 #2
brush Oct 14 #3
Adsos Letter Oct 14 #5
ramen Oct 14 #15
ancianita Oct 14 #4
mac56 Oct 14 #6
docgee Oct 14 #7
flibbitygiblets Oct 15 #26
pandr32 Oct 15 #29
spike jones Oct 14 #8
ginnyinWI Oct 14 #9
truthisfreedom Oct 14 #22
Codeine Oct 14 #10
olddad65 Oct 14 #11
Corgigal Oct 14 #12
irisblue Oct 14 #13
SergeStorms Oct 14 #14
TeamPooka Oct 14 #16
louis-t Oct 14 #17
maddogesq Oct 14 #18
Blue_Tires Oct 15 #34
efhmc Oct 14 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 14 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 14 #21
aggiesal Oct 14 #23
ramen Oct 14 #24
Baked Potato Oct 15 #27
unblock Oct 15 #28
IcyPeas Oct 15 #30
AKing Oct 15 #31
MFGsunny Oct 15 #33
ReformedGOPer Oct 15 #35
lagomorph777 Oct 15 #37
skamaria Oct 15 #36
Kablooie Oct 15 #39
ramen Oct 15 #40

Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. BS. He just doesn't care - as long as Trump Turkey Tower is standing.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:01 AM

25. It's Trump Towers Turkey (plural)

He's made a big deal of that. Two towers!

If he thought Turkey was bluffing, I wonder what he thinks about being impeached by the House. Is it bluffing too?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

32. He will regret calling the House's bluff!

And thanks for pointing out that the towering emoluments problem is twice as large as I thought!

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:53 PM

2. One of Trump's business school professors said...

Trump was the "dumbest god damn student he ever had".

"Everything Trump Touches Dies".

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:05 PM

3. It's well known trump doesn't pay attention to intel and only 1-page briefings reports are...

allowed, and he probably doesn't read them so he was probably unaware of the recent summit in the Middle East with Rhouhani, Erdogan and Putin where they decided what to do in northern Syria against the Kurds. It was literally decided then the fate of the Kurds and trump was told later what his instructions should be about the American troops there. I'm guessing the recent phone call he had with Erdogan, during which I'm sure he was reminded of what a nice hotel he had in Istanbul and it would be a shame if something happened to it, and btw, Putin and I want you to pull the American troops out of northern Syria. Any questions?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:12 PM

5. I wish that i could rec this response. n/t

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:41 PM

15. That sounds like him, yeah..

What a trash fire of a situation. This is awful

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:11 PM

4. This fakeass prez just drips the bullshit out, doesn't he.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:20 PM

6. In a related story

In a related story, the White House never thought Sylvester "would actually eat the Tweety Bird."

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:22 PM

7. I think that's a lie. A big CYA lie.

Turkey was massing troops at the border. That doesn't happen overnight and the trump administration definitely knew about it. That phone call from Erdogan was just the "ok trump, I'm ready, you can pull out your troops now" call.

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Response to docgee (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 AM

26. +1 It was planned, it's someing Putin has wanted for years. And whatever Pootie wants...Pootie gets

from his adoring #1 fanboy

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Response to docgee (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:27 AM

29. I agree with you

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:31 PM

8. Trump thought?? No.

Fixed it.
Trump reacted as if Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:39 PM

9. Very stable genius.

He only listens to good press about himself. Doesnít understand or learn.

Iím waiting for him to get to the point where the Democrats made him do it.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

22. Liz Cheney already floated that idea. It's all because the Dems

Impeached.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 03:44 PM

10. Ignorant-ass piece of shit. nt

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:04 PM

11. It isn't a fucking poker game.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:07 PM

12. Not buying this either,

he knew and now heís just trying to play us.

Good luck active duty military.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:08 PM

13. So is Erdogan still coming to DC?

Erdogan just got the # ApricotHeallbeasts ass beat

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:27 PM

14. Look here! Are you trying to say......

the "greatest negotiator in the world" got played by a two-bit dictator? Say it ain't so, Joe, please say it ain't so!

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:51 PM

16. very big brain.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:23 PM

17. Worst. Instincts. Ever.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:36 PM

18. All I can say is...

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Response to maddogesq (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:32 PM

34. +1

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 06:25 PM

19. Anything which contains the word "thought" and trump is not going to go well.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

20. Kakistocracy: government by incompetents. . . . nt

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 06:55 PM

21. He's such a rube

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:00 PM

23. And I've got some property directly west of the Golden Gate Bridge I can sell you as well. ...

I'm not buying this "Bluff" statement.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:13 PM

24. Nor am I.

It would suggest adequate forethought and planning to do so, and I see no evidence of either.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:05 AM

27. Really? Let's ask the Joint Chiefs

What the Intel said. We track movements of everyone, everything, everywhere. This is bullshit.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:12 AM

28. stupidest spin attempt ever.

even if it's right, it doesn't make donnie look any better.


fact is, whether he knew this would happen or not, he paved the way for it and proved that he's just way too bad at being a president to be allowed to stay in office.

we don't need to know if he's evil or inept or stupid or greedy or easily manipulated or impulsive or whatever.

he's *bad* at it. he needs to be removed from office before he creates even more disasters.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:36 AM

30. this is a reality tv game to him. no one really gets hurt on tv

it's a GAME to him. and he doesn't give a shit. "they fight" -- he talks about it like it's a boxing match.

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:38 AM

31. Foreign Policy via Trump's "Gut". What can possibly go wrong...will go wrong!

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:30 PM

33. STOP THE PRESSES. What the hell are they saying? "Trump thought?" Since when ????? n/t

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:25 PM

35. "He just goes with his gut"

How comforting for all of us.

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Response to ReformedGOPer (Reply #35)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:50 PM

37. Well, it is a gigantic gut.

So, I guess the theory is, it must have lots of very big thoughts...?

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:49 PM

36. Cold comfort for the Kurds i suppose!

N/T

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Response to ramen (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:44 PM

39. Oh yeah. So it wasn't his fault. Uh huh.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #39)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:31 PM

40. uh huh is right

how conveeeeenient for him.. not a thinker, that one

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