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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:43 PM

CNN: Republican anger at Trump grows as Turkey launches 'sickening' attack on US allies

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

The attack has highlighted a rare Republican willingness to directly criticize President Donald Trump, who apparently gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the go-ahead on Sunday to proceed with his long-planned move against Kurdish fighters who make up part of the Syrian Defense Forces who had fought against ISIS with the US.

The White House announced that US troops would move out the way and would not support or be involved in the operation.

"News from Syria is sickening," Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking Republican in the House, tweeted Wednesday, echoing lawmakers across the spectrum. "Turkish troops preparing to invade Syria from the north, Russian-backed forces from the south, ISIS fighters attacking Raqqa. Impossible to understand why @realDonaldTrump is leaving America's allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS."


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

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Reply CNN: Republican anger at Trump grows as Turkey launches 'sickening' attack on US allies (Original post)
spanone Oct 9 OP
flying_wahini Oct 9 #1
Hekate Oct 9 #2
Goodheart Oct 9 #3
Permanut Oct 9 #4
Crunchy Frog Oct 9 #48
pangaia Oct 9 #5
Guilded Lilly Oct 9 #6
WyattKansas Oct 9 #7
Kentonio Oct 9 #11
duforsure Oct 9 #8
patphil Oct 9 #9
GulfCoast66 Oct 9 #10
blm Oct 9 #35
Perseus Oct 9 #12
Mr. Ected Oct 9 #13
yaesu Oct 9 #14
TheCowsCameHome Oct 9 #15
gratuitous Oct 9 #16
Farmer-Rick Oct 9 #17
ffr Oct 9 #18
Cetacea Oct 9 #19
BlueWI Oct 9 #20
ecstatic Oct 9 #21
Newest Reality Oct 9 #37
pangaia Oct 9 #22
hay rick Oct 9 #23
Chemisse Oct 9 #24
spanone Oct 9 #26
Chemisse Oct 10 #50
warmfeet Oct 9 #25
guillaumeb Oct 9 #27
Duckandcover Oct 9 #28
TryLogic Oct 9 #42
blm Oct 9 #29
Eyeball_Kid Oct 9 #30
Raven123 Oct 9 #31
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 9 #32
yellowcanine Oct 9 #33
hatrack Oct 9 #34
Newest Reality Oct 9 #39
Takket Oct 9 #36
Grokenstein Oct 9 #38
smirkymonkey Oct 9 #44
Grokenstein Oct 9 #47
smirkymonkey Oct 9 #49
TryLogic Oct 9 #40
TeamPooka Oct 9 #41
SergeStorms Oct 9 #43
njhoneybadger Oct 9 #45
Midnightwalk Oct 9 #46
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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:46 PM

1. Not sickening enough to do anything about it, eh Cheney?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:49 PM

2. To the GOP: Well DO something, you spineless bastards!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:49 PM

3. "Impossible to understand", DipshitLiz?

It's very SIMPLE to understand, you lying sack of shit. trump traded the Kurds for two towers in Istanbul. What's so hard to understand about that?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 04:51 PM

4. Not impossible to understand, Rep. Cheney..

He's a malignant narcissistic sociopath. Look it up.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:44 PM

48. Just like Daddy.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. Republucans ade cowards,, fuck em all

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:13 PM

6. Reminding ALL Republicans: you don't matter to him either...

AT ALL. He he’d put you in serious harm’s way without batting an eye. Any day, any time, any where, any way.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:29 PM

7. Bullshit!!! Republicans are now completely complicit and accomplices with tRUMP.

Republicans have held the power all along to control the imbecile they propped up and went along with to get their way at giving more power to the wealthy, now the slimy shit blowback is all over every republican's face.

The..
'Gee, I did not know he was going to rob the bank or kill people with the gun he carried in while I waited for him to see where he wanted me to drive him next.'...
excuse is pathetic from every republican.
And that is exactly what republicans have been saying for 2 years to enable him.

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Response to WyattKansas (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:54 PM

11. Pretty ironic too considering how fond Republicans are of felony murder laws

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:30 PM

8. The Kurds can't trust

Any Republican now by them doing nothing to change this.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:46 PM

9. I don't like Liz Cheney at all, but to hear rail against Trump is music to my ears.

Message to all Republicans:

When you make a deal with the Devil, you're eventually going to get burned.
It's time to dump Trump and take your party back.
Unfortunately, it may already too late to save your asses in the 2020 election.

Patrick Phillips

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:50 PM

10. Know who is going to be more pissed!

The military!

Of course they will follow orders, but will remember how he treats allies.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:32 PM

35. Military is furious


I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who is serving alongside the SDF Kurdish forces. It was one of the hardest phone calls I have ever taken.

"I am ashamed for the first time in my career."

This veteran US Special forces soldier has trained indigenous forces on multiple continents. He is on the frontlines tonight and said they are witnessing Turkish atrocities.

"Turkey is not doing what it agreed to. It's horrible," this military source on the ground told me.
"We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met every single agreement. There was NO threat to the Turks - NONE - from this side of the border." "This is insanity," the concerned US service member told me. ""I don't know what they call atrocities but they are happening."

...more
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1182053870744276993.html

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:58 PM

12. Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt

Don't they know words are useless, and I mean Democrats and now the repubs who have come enraged.

Until solid action is taken against the creature nothing will happen. And like many DUers have expressed, start putting the people who defied the subpoena in jail, make them pay a daily fee, do something.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:00 PM

13. Impossible to understand? Fuck you Liz Cheney.

It's very easy to understand, and had a Democrat pulled this stunt, you not only would have understood, you would have been standing at the lectern calling for her resignation or impeachment.

You two-faced slimy spawn of fucking Satan.

Meanwhile, Susan Collins is concerned about the fate of our allies and will do her best to discuss this with Trump the next time they bump into each other.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:01 PM

14. why are they angry at their supreme leader? He's just delivering another country to putin. nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:02 PM

15. Not one will stand up to him openly.

Cowardly scum, every one of them.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:03 PM

16. Why, they're so angry, they might just . . . OOOOOOHHH!

They're going to hold their noses on election day when they pull the lever for Trump. That's how hopping mad they are right now!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:05 PM

17. Russia is getting what they paid for in Traitor Trump.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:30 PM

18. Not good enough, republicans. Turn over your party loyalty and get onboard as a democrat

Republicanism stands for anarchist and no longer has a place in our politics.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:30 PM

19. War criminals.

Sickening

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:30 PM

20. We haven't seen the end of this.

Impeachment can't come fast enough. Who knows how much the security apparatus has been compromised.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:38 PM

21. His fans on twitter are pissed!

Saying they won't vote for him again. He's definitely going to change course on this. Every time his fans get riled up like this, he reverses his decision. Here's a sampling:











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Response to ecstatic (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:33 PM

37. It is good to see some blowback from his followers...

But they might be a bit delusional about reversing the decision. It is as if they want him to save face so they can enjoy him once again. Even if he did, that's a pipe dream now.

It is too late for that. The damage is being done and the slaughter is underway, they are pummeled and that includes many civilians.

What I would say to people like that is, what do you mean, reverse the decision? Just how would you do that now? With Turkey there, it is every possible for the US to get into a conflict by intervening. Turkey would have to retreat and that does not look likely.

What do you do with our allys? They have been betrayed? What, words? Go in and make nice? Sorry?

Naive.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:50 PM

22. why are repubs pissed off?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:55 PM

23. It's not so difficult to understand, Rep. Cheney.

He's doing it because he knows people like you will offer harsh words to prop up your own image and sense of self-worth, but will cower and cave when the time comes to actually hold him accountable.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:11 PM

24. He almost did this some months ago and was just barely stopped.

That gave the GOP a chance to rein this guy in and they didn't do it.

So they knew this was Trump's inclination and they just let it happen. They all have this blood on their hands.

Remember how much he wanted to just nuke enemies?

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:21 PM

26. NBC NIGHTLY NEWS REPORTED TURKEY WAS TARGETING CIVILIAN AREAS

AND TRUMP HAS INVITED HIM TO THE WHITE HOUSE...

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Response to spanone (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 06:26 PM

50. Omg. Those poor people.

The world is never going to forget what the US did to its ally.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:20 PM

25. The "damn burst" is building. NT.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:25 PM

27. They are all cowards.

If they feel that opposing Trump will help their own election chances, some of them might speak up, but the majority are supporters of the racist liar.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:27 PM

28. How Did Liz rise to #3 ranked Repug

She’s despicable

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Response to Duckandcover (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:41 PM

42. You answered your own question.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:29 PM

29. Putin told him to, ya dumbasses! Trump is a traitor and you helped him.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:29 PM

30. Erdogan likely is "protecting" Trumpy's properties in return for his slaughter of Kurds. n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:30 PM

31. Such is what happens when you indulge the impulsive, immature, uneducated

They continue to act capriciously, making inconsiderate, uninformed decisions that eventually harm you too. The GOP owns this. This is not just Trump.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:30 PM

32. But Trump still has Lindsey Graham

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:31 PM

33. Until Lindsey Effin Graham quits pulling out all the stops to prevent impeachment I don't believe it

This will blow over for them. It always does. And Graham will still oppose impeachment, even this episode is Exhibit A as to why this man does not deserve to be President and in fact is a threat to the security of the U.S. What more do you need to impeach?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:32 PM

34. So what? Strongly-worded statement? Joint Resolution? Furrowed brow?

FUCK. YOU. REPUBLICANS.

FOAD

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Response to hatrack (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:35 PM

39. Maybe some...

Finger wagging? Stern looks? Lots of eye rolling? God forbid, a raised fist or two?

That should do it.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:33 PM

36. "Impossible to understand", Liz?

if you paid attention for TWO SECONDS to what drumpf does and how he makes decisions and what is important to him, it is EASY to understand. but you, Liz, are a piece of enabling shit and if you want to understand how it came to be that the Kurds have been left behind to die, look in a mirror, because people like YOU caused this happen.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:34 PM

38. All eyes on Moscow's Mitch!

Is he and his cheap crook wife still dining in public?

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:44 PM

44. They wouldn't dare.

I would hate to think of what could happen to them.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #44)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:41 PM

47. I LOVE to think of what could happen to them. ;)

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #47)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:44 PM

49. Heh, heh! So would I!



A Two-fer would be nice.

Ok, I'm getting out of control. Maybe I should just go to sleep.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:39 PM

40. "Impossible to understand why Donald Trump is leaving America's allies to be slaughtered

and enabling the return of ISIS."

What is she, dumb as a post? Of course it is understandable. Trump wants to join the international club of vicious dictators. And, he's pretty damn close to succeeding.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:41 PM

41. Sorry GOP, your party leader made this call so you all own it

Revel in your betrayal of the Kurds
Then burn in hell

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:43 PM

43. How many times will Trump be called "stupid" and "dangerous"...

before those ass-sucking republicans believe it?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:02 PM

45. The blood of the Kurds is on every Rethug Senator that supports him

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:34 PM

46. That the name cheney has a voice says it all

The republicans have refused to put any constraints on trump.

They elected bush.

Then they stonewalled obama because he was black but also he was a democrat.

Then they managed to find someone worse than bush and elected trump.

Now liz cheney speaks for republicans?!?

They have found someone who could be worse than trump. If we survive trump.

The problem is republicans.

Now back to the immediate problem which is trump.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 06:52 PM

51. What's The Family Investment There, Liz?

She's too stupid for this to be anything other than Cheney family $

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