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    Exclamation Trump says Turkish offensive in Syria is 'not our problem'

    President Trump said Wednesday that Turkey’s offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria is “not our problem,” defending his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the region amid criticism.

    "If Turkey goes into Syria, it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

    Trump also downplayed the U.S. alliance with the Kurds, calling them “no angels” and saying the U.S. “paid a lot of money” for the Syrian Kurdish forces to fight alongside U.S. troops against ISIS.

    Trump’s remarks came as a U.S. delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence prepared to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara in an attempt to broker a ceasefire in the region.

    “The Kurds are much safer right now, but the Kurds know how to fight, and as I said, they’re not angels. They’re not angels. You take a look… but they fought with us. We paid a lot of money for them to fight with us, and that’s OK,” Trump said Wednesday in the Oval Office.

    "If Russia wants to get involved with Syria, that’s really up to them. They have a problem with Turkey. They have a problem at a border. It’s not our border, we shouldn’t be losing lives over it,” Trump said later.

    Trump has faced tremendous blowback over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria as Turkey prepared to launch a military operation at the border, including harsh criticism from some of his Republican allies.

    Many critics have argued that Trump’s move effectively greenlit Ankara's operation and that the president abandoned Kurdish forces, a key U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS. Turkey has long viewed the Syrian Kurds as a terrorist group.

    The decision has also raised concerns about the potential for large numbers of ISIS fighters detained in the region to be released, undoing much of the work by U.S. and other forces to contain the terror group.

    Administration officials have rejected the notion that Trump’s decision to pull back troops paved the way for the Turkish operation.

    Trump has continued to defend his decision, saying he wants to get the U.S. out of “endless wars.” On Monday, he also announced sanctions on Turkey.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...ot-our-problem



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    Best. President.

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    Best President since Calvin Coolidge!

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    He's right. Let's hope he sticks with that same logic across the board. Couldn't ask for a better response.
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    On one hand, "not our problem!" On the other hand, if Turkey doesn't stop, the US will impose sanctions on them. He is even sending his VP and Secretary of State to talk to them to try to get them to stop. Trying to appease both sides. Or can't make up his mind what he really wants. Again.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN1WU1D8

    U.S. military aircraft carried out a “show of force” around the town of Kobani after Turkish-backed fighters came close to American forces, a U.S. official told Reuters. The Turkish-backed fighters dispersed after the show of force, the official said.

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will meet Erdogan on Thursday in Ankara.

    “Vice President Pence will reiterate President Trump’s commitment to maintain punishing economic sanctions on Turkey until a resolution is reached,”
    the White House said in a statement.

    After Trump announced a set of sanctions on Monday to punish Ankara, U.S. prosecutors hit Turkey with charges on the majority state-owned Halkbank [HALKB.IS] for taking part in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran.
    Also: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...emain-in-Syria

    Trump is the one who sent the troops to Syria in the first place.
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    Yes, that is the new tactic from all the trolls.
    They just assert lies over and over no matter how often they are exposed.
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    The House measure condemning Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. military from northern Syria passed 354-60

    Look at all the warmongers in the swamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    On one hand, "not our problem!" On the other hand, if Turkey doesn't stop, the US will impose sanctions on them. Flip flopper at it again.
    LOL
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    ... then why is he sanctioning them?
    "The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety."
    H. L. Mencken

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    In his press conference he also mentioned the many companies that make a lot of money on war.

    I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

    He said that Lindsey Graham would want us to stay in the middle east for the next thousand years.

    And now Nancy and Schumer are on TV pressing for more war.

    Incredible.
    Last edited by Dary; 10-16-2019 at 02:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dary View Post
    In his press conference he also mentioned the many companies that make a lot of money on war.


    I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
    Yep. He was pointing right at the military industrial complex and blaming them for the wars. It was an awesome press conference.
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    In calling for more war, Steney, Nancy and Chuck are condemning Trump. Saying that he didn't treat them nicely.

    They are trying to get rid of him and they expect him to be cordial?

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    Let's jump on him for not being perfect and discourage this.
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    Watch for a false flag. Everytime he makes a move toward peace, either violence occurs out of nowhere or the media whips up a fury over something that might happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    Watch for a false flag. Everytime he makes a move toward peace, either violence occurs out of nowhere or the media whips up a fury over something that might happen.
    Yep. Right out of the DS playbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dary View Post
    In his press conference he also mentioned the many companies that make a lot of money on war.

    I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

    He said that Lindsey Graham would want us to stay in the middle east for the next thousand years.

    And now Nancy and Schumer are on TV pressing for more war.

    Incredible.
    I haven't had a chance to hear it, but the more I read the better it sounds. Can't wait to get home and watch it.
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    Epic moment in American history.

    Could it be comparable to Eisenhower's warning on MIC?

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    Best America-First leader since Abe Lincoln if latest verbal statement got confirmed by actions.

    If confirmed, this new policy shift would also puncture conspiracy theories that MAGA was a puppet of globalist Israel-First lobbies and fooling MAGAites with lip service while in actions following agenda of his neoconservative top donor Adelson. Bringing in Turkey would not encourage another Turkey-Iran supported forces civil war in the region as some anti-neocon purists had feared.

    This could also help bring back many Right supporters/Alex Jones et al back who had beeen alieanated after last Ivanka inspired Syria bombing (reportedly) by MAGA.
    Spread this news everywhere to boost GOP base morale.




    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    On one hand, "not our problem!" On the other hand, if Turkey doesn't stop, the US will impose sanctions on them. He is even sending his VP and Secretary of State to talk to them to try to get them to stop. Trying to appease both sides. Or can't make up his mind what he really wants. Again.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN1WU1D8


    Also: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...emain-in-Syria

    Trump is the one who sent the troops to Syria in the first place.


    Do you always have to be a party pooper?

    Hope you're not going by old 3.0 MAGA model that is no longer in effect:

    'Fool me' 3.0: Trump: 'Just Kidding. We're Staying In Syria.'







    Update 2:

    Standing with allies: US sending thousands of more troops to mideast, total to reach 14,000
    10/11/2019

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    Hopefully hes actually serious and isn't providing lip service.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    Watch for a false flag. Everytime he makes a move toward peace, either violence occurs out of nowhere or the media whips up a fury over something that might happen.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to RJB again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    On one hand, "not our problem!" On the other hand, if Turkey doesn't stop, the US will impose sanctions on them. He is even sending his VP and Secretary of State to talk to them to try to get them to stop. Trying to appease both sides. Or can't make up his mind what he really wants. Again.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN1WU1D8



    Also: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...emain-in-Syria

    Trump is the one who sent the troops to Syria in the first place.
    Who writes your material Zippy.......

    Welcome to 2014, is that when Trump sent troops to Syria?



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    Quote Originally Posted by vita3 View Post
    Epic moment in American history.

    Could it be comparable to Eisenhower's warning on MIC?
    Thats not a good comparison imo. Trump is warning us about the MIC when hes never worked for the Government. Eisenhower on the other hand warned us about the MIC, but it doesn't change the fact that he played a role in everything they did during his presidency. Prolonging Korean War, getting us involved in Vietnam, etc. Especially since he was part of it before he even became president. Its like if Woodrow Wilson told us in his farewell address to beware the Federal Reserve, when hes the one that created it.
    Last edited by Anti Globalist; 10-16-2019 at 05:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Let's jump on him for not being perfect and discourage this.
    Seriously. I'm beginning to become embarrassed to call myself a libertarian. How hard is it for some of you to just acknowledge the good deeds? 4 years ago you naysayers would have killed for a POTUS to say this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcreature View Post
    Seriously. I'm beginning to become embarrassed to call myself a libertarian. How hard is it for some of you to just acknowledge the good deeds? 4 years ago you naysayers would have killed for a POTUS to say this.
    They practically worship Eisenhower for saying some similar stuff right before he left office even though he did nothing about it in office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcreature View Post
    Seriously. I'm beginning to become embarrassed to call myself a libertarian. How hard is it for some of you to just acknowledge the good deeds? 4 years ago you naysayers would have killed for a POTUS to say this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Since he frequently contradicts himself his statements can't be trusted at all, you have to watch his actions to even guess about his positions or plans.

    Part of the issue could be distinguishing deeds from sayings... unless one counts saying something as a deed.

    Hopefully his future deeds and latest 2019 sayings will match, his past sayings-deeds chart have been all over the place:

    In 2013 said this:



    bit in 2017 he sent 5000 more troops to Afghanistan and they are still there.


    He said this about Obama:



    But becaome a birtherism activist later.

    Similar statements-deeds reversals on 2nd amendment, Israel-Palestine, LGBTQ weddings etc.



    But hopefully this time it's straight shooting time and no flip flop speaks.

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