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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:47 PM

Trump defends troop drawdown in northern Syria and says ISIS fighters will escape to Europe

Source: CBS News

President Trump offered no verbal support Wednesday afternoon for Kurdish allies he is accused of abandoning, as Turkey begins to invade Syria. Instead, Mr. Trump said they have "wanted to fight, and that's the way it is."

Mr. Trump also said ISIS fighters in the region are "going to be escaping to Europe." The president has said Turkey is now responsible for keeping ISIS fighters in prison in the region.

"Well they're going to be escaping to Europe, that's where they want to go, they want to go back to their homes. But Europe didn't want them from us. We could have given it to them, they could have trials, they could have done whatever they wanted. But as usual, it's not reciprocal..." the president said.

Experts and even some of the president's staunchest allies on Capitol Hill have blasted Mr. Trump for ordering U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria, leaving Kurdish allies who banded with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS to fend for themselves. Turkey is already launching military attacks in northern Syria.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-signs-executive-orders-on-transparency-today-as-white-house-rebuffs-impeachment-probe-live-stream-2019-10-09/



"We could have given it to them, they could have trials, they could have done whatever they wanted. But as usual, it's not reciprocal..."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:51 PM

1. Watch for attacks on American Hotels

as well as other interests if this happens. NATO will have something to say about this. We are now going to be the Unicorn of the Planet.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:01 PM

4. Unicorns are supposed to be real good, maybe I don't know what it means in your context?

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Response to Perseus (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. We are the Odd Ball

out from now on.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:51 PM

2. I am confused what the truth is here?

Trump says only 50 troops were removed from Northern Syria. How can 50 soldiers hold up the Turkish Military invasion which has tanks, airplanes and massive no. of soldiers?

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:03 PM

6. Supposedly there were 1,000. That figure has been repeated over the past

two days on CNN and MSNBC.

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:19 PM

9. "only 50 troops" - can't expect tRump to know the truth or to tell the truth.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:53 PM

3. Does he know the score? The Kurds are trapped and the Turks will murder them,

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just like they did the Armenians. The Kurds did not want to fight endlessly, they want the war to end with a negotiated settlement that provided them with a homeland. Instead, they will be lucky to be able to bury their dead as they are chased down by the Turks.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:48 PM

14. "They didn't help us in the second world war, they didn't help us with Normandy ... but they're there

to help us with their land".

What???

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Response to Matilda (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 08:55 AM

16. Capt. Bonespurs did not see any of them in Vietnam helping out troops. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:06 PM

7. Insane and Irresponsible

Thousands, tens of thousands of ISIS were captured and he's saying it's okay if they escape because they will go somewhere besides America.

The assumption that all those ISIS fighters came from Europe is something I doubt, unless he's including eastern Europe. Even then, I thought they were from the Middle East (most of them). Iraq? Afghanistan?

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:15 PM

8. He's a Crazy asshole

How anyone could continue supporting him is beyond me! ISIS will kill every US. troop they can!

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:27 PM

10. "insane and irresponsible"-you're absolutely right.


Not that he hasn't been insane and irresponsible plenty of times before insanity, irresponsibility, and cruelty are in fact the theme of his "presidency."
But he's really outdid himself this time. He has blood of 1000's of victims on his hands.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:30 PM

11. Didn't Trump threaten Europe with an influx of Isis terrorists recently?

When will the GOfuckingP wake up to the fact that he is a fucking traitor to the US and the formerly free world?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:39 PM

12. So that makes it OK? Make Europe suffer for tRump's campaign promise? Like he abandoned Hong Kong.nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:48 PM

13. No words.

The face of incompetence and compromised security.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

15. They might escape to the US

while our vaunted ICE is neck deep in climate change refugees. Of course if they do a major terrorist attack, Trump might see it as an opportunity to grab power like Bush/Cheney. Different world with a full blown degenerate in power.

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