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Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:56 PM

Brett McGurk said Turkey firing on US troops wasn't a mistake





Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed by SECDEF and CJCS only two hours ago. This was not a mistake.


Secretary Mnuchin today briefed from the WH podium that Trump signed an authorization to impose sanctions but that no sanctions have been imposed. This is meaningless nonsense. 100k people are already displaced and US soldiers are being fired upon. What’s the bar for sanctions?


Hard truth: Erdogan knows that Trump wants U.S. forces to leave Syria. Putin knows that Trump wants U.S. forces to leave Syria. Khamenei and Assad know the same thing. Trump himself yesterday (incredibly) said we no longer have forces in Syria. We do, and today they were shot at.
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Reply Brett McGurk said Turkey firing on US troops wasn't a mistake (Original post)
octoberlib Oct 2019 OP
Mike 03 Oct 2019 #1
Leghorn21 Oct 2019 #2
octoberlib Oct 2019 #3
spanone Oct 2019 #4
AlexSFCA Oct 2019 #16
Mr. Evil Oct 2019 #20
spanone Oct 2019 #21
Kid Berwyn Oct 2019 #5
RockRaven Oct 2019 #6
EleanorR Oct 2019 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #19
debsy Oct 2019 #8
sunonmars Oct 2019 #9
keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #10
MontanaMama Oct 2019 #11
rainin Oct 2019 #12
dlk Oct 2019 #13
58Sunliner Oct 2019 #14
volstork Oct 2019 #15
Jeffersons Ghost Oct 2019 #17
B Stieg Oct 2019 #18

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 03:57 PM

1. If true, Erdogan sending Trump a message to stop pretending he didn't know the plan?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:02 PM

2. Yes, they know exactly where everything is, because there's a good chance we told them ourselves:

The US shared intelligence with Turkey that may have helped it target the Kurds in Syria

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-shared-intelligence-turkey-may-have-aided-attack-on-kurds-2019-10

fucking hell, man

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

3. +1

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

4. This is all on mr. trump. he cannot blame the pentagon. the congress. his cabinet. HE ALONE.

BLOOD ON HIS HANDS...

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:54 PM

16. GOP is to blame for allowing this to continue

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 12:00 PM

20. But, in about 3... 2... 1...

He'll blame Obama.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 12:02 PM

21. you're probably right.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:12 PM

5. Now is it treason?

Attacking US troops count?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

6. Traitor Trump is not just selling out American national security, he's selling out specific soldiers

This situation, our supposed allies purposely attempting to kill our military personnel, is entirely of Trump's making.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 04:16 PM

7. As long as it doesn't affect trump's bottom line, he really doesn't care nt

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:57 PM

19. exactly. he will not risk revenue at Trump Towers Istanbul

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:03 PM

8. What if dumpster knew they would fire on them and doesn't give a shit?

It certainly is a plausible scenario, IMO.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:04 PM

9. "Al-Arabiya correspondent: US and French soldiers were injured in Turkish shelling

“Al-Arabiya correspondent: US and French soldiers were injured in Turkish shelling on their base in Ain al-Arab.”

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:08 PM

10. USS Liberty was also a 'mistake'.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:14 PM

11. So American troops and other diplomats

are in harms way in Syria without the support of their pResident. The MF is giving permission for our enemies to shoot Americans... no other way to look at it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:14 PM

12. Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia know trump's secrets.

They can make him do whatever they want. Trump is powerless here. He wants everyone to think he's calling the shots, but he's a puppet. Even if he likes it, he's not making the decisions.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:20 PM

13. Of course it wasn't an accident

We have a Russian agent in the White House. Thank you GOP!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

14. Traitorous Turd. Get Lil' Lindsey off the couch and make that shit explain this.

Is it clear to all those supporters now whose ass is at risk?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 05:45 PM

15. he is killing our own soldiers

as surely as if he shot them himself.
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:17 PM

17. K&R

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 06:54 PM

18. This fuckwad is going to get us all killed...

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