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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:55 PM

Trump changes story, says he wanted to assassinate Syria's Assad

Source: POLITICO


Trump's comments are similar to a report in journalist Bob Woodward's 2018 book "Fear."



09/15/2020 10:16 AM EDT

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“I would have rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn't want to do it," Trump said in an interview with Fox & Friends, referring to then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "Mattis was against most of that stuff."
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"Let's [expletive] kill him! Let's go in. Let's kill the [expletive] lot of them," Trump is said to have told Mattis.

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Following the book's publication, Trump denied the account, dismissing the book as "fiction" and telling journalists that assassinating Assad "was never contemplated, nor would it be contemplated."

In the Tuesday interview, Trump personally attacked Mattis as "highly overrated" and "a bad leader," saying "he was terrible to me, he was a terrible general."..........................................
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Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/15/trump-assassinate-syria-assad-415093






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Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures while speaking to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during their talks in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. | Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP

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riversedge Sep 15 OP
C_U_L8R Sep 15 #1
JI7 Sep 15 #2
ArizonaLib Sep 15 #4
Cirque du So-What Sep 15 #3
no_hypocrisy Sep 15 #5
Lonestarblue Sep 15 #6
TomCADem Sep 15 #7
George II Sep 15 #8
Grins Sep 15 #9
OnlinePoker Sep 15 #10
JI7 Sep 16 #11

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:57 PM

1. The real questions is... who has he had assasinated ??

He seems to enjoy it

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:57 PM

2. Im sure he did just like he was anti Kim but it was PUTIN who most

likely put a stop to him doing anything to Assad.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:02 PM

4. Someone should put his tweets of calling him Sky Pilot before Kim's visit invite

with audio from Woodward's recent call: '...just don't mock him'

Trump is old chicken shit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:58 PM

3. I call bullshit

No way in hell would pooty-poot have consented to assassinating Assad, another of his strategic puppets.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:07 PM

5. Agree 1,000,000

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:24 PM

6. He finally got to assassinate someone with Soleimani.

I’m sure Trump felt like the big man then. In his warped mind, it was just as important as Obama taking out bin Laden.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:39 PM

7. Trump (2015): Let Putin fight ISIS in Syria

Who needs meds when instability is Trump's baseline state of being.

https://www.cnn.com/2015/09/27/politics/donald-trump-isis-syria-russia-60-minutes/index.html

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump wants to flip the U.S. strategy against ISIS on its head, drawing down the America's involvement in fighting the militant group in Syria in favor of a greater Russian presence.

While most of his fellow Republican presidential hopefuls are calling for a bigger military effort to destroy the group, Trump said the U.S. should reduce its already small footprint in Syria. And in Iraq, Trump said he would be willing to send round forces to fight the radical militant group.

"Now let me just say this: ISIS in Syria, (Syrian President Bashar el) Assad in Syria, Assad and ISIS are mortal enemies. We go in to fight ISIS. Why aren't we letting ISIS go and fight Assad and then we pick up the remnants?" Trump said in a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday on CBS.

Alternatively, the GOP front-runner said the U.S. should let Russia take the lead in battling ISIS in Syria, where the Russian government is allied with the Assad regime. "Russia wants to get rid of ISIS. We want to get rid of ISIS. Maybe let Russia do it. Let them get rid of ISIS. What the hell do we care?" Trump said.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:46 PM

8. That's great. Nothing like compromising American troops in the region. What an idiot!

By the way, does he realize that assassinating the leader of a country we're NOT at war with violates American policy?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:58 PM

9. More like...

“Mattis didn't want to do it.”

More like Putin didn't want Trump to do it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:54 PM

10. So, he failed at that too?

Just to clarify, I'm against assassination of heads of state no matter how reprehensible they are.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:19 AM

11. So he was able to protect Assad but nothing for US soldiers that Russia put a bounty on ?

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