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ramage wrote: nypost.com 10/7/2019
President Trump on Monday defended his administration’s decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, declaring that the US will fight “WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT.”
In a series of five tweets, the president said the US was supposed to be in Syria for just 30 days, but “we stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight.”
“But it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN,” he wrote in another posting.
Can't wait to hear from those who oppose military involvement in the Middle East, but loathe President Trump.
Brandon wrote: The idiot king, Decmber 2015:
“I have a little conflict of interest because I have a major, major building in Istanbul...Two towers, instead of one. Not the usual one, it’s two. And I’ve gotten to know Turkey very well.”
ramage wrote: Similarly to Brandon. Also I would add are you opposed to the withdrawal? Do you favor continued involvement in Syria?
What do YOU think?
Lindsey Graham's Tweets today:
As the world marks the anniversary of an infamous murder, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan has taken to the compliant editorial pages of The Washington Post to advertise his ongoing outrage.
“The murder of Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi was arguably the most influential and controversial incident of the 21st century, barring the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,” he charges to his American audience. “In the wake of Khashoggi’s demise, my administration adopted a policy of transparency.”
Mark the words “in the wake of,” and consider what the effect of a little more transparency before Khashoggi’s demise might have been.
However, a review of the copious leaks makes one thing clear: Erdogan himself may very well have been just as guilty of the monstrous crime of Khashoggi’s murder as Mohammed bin Salman and his team of killers. As is evident from the now extensive record of leaked recording transcripts, Turkish security followed the planning, as well as the execution, of Khashoggi’s murder over the course of several days—almost certainly in real time.
The decision to give Ankara the green light was seen by the Kurdish fighters as a major shift in U.S. policy. Over 11,000 mostly Kurdish fighters in the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been killed fighting ISIS in Syria.
One U.S. commander who helped lead the anti-ISIS effort told Fox News the decision amounts to a propaganda victory for China and Russia, saying those countries can tell would-be U.S. partners that America will abandon them.
“No one will ever partner with us again,” the commander said.
As for Turkey's intentions with the Kurds, the senior military officer said: “They are going to slaughter those cats.”