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Was Donald Trump blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Erdoğan?

I don’t generally pass along news items that I can’t verify, but the U.S. outlet of the conservative British political publican The Spectator just posted a story alleging that Donald Trump was essentially blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who apparently threatened to release a recording of […]

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Five things about the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

In the early morning hours of May 2, 2011, a U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group, as part of an operation code-named Neptune Spear, entered a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and executed Osama bin Laden, the head of the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda. In a televised announcement later that day, a sober Barack Obama […]

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THE TRUMP DOCTRINE: Appeasing Tyrants, Freeing terrorists and Endangering Allies to Achieve Maximum Chaos in a Post-Diplomacy World

When Donald Trump announced last week that, at the request of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, he would be pulling back American troops stationed in Syria, everyone knew exactly what would happen. We knew that our allies, the Kurds, would be wiped out by the Turks. And that’s exactly what’s happening right now. […]

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With his “We Shit on Allies” doctrine solidly in place, Donald Trump hands over the Kurds for slaughter

Back in December, 2018, without consulting any of his national security advisors, Donald Trump announced that we’d be pulling all U.S. troops out of Syria. The response, as you might remember, was both swift and overwhelmingly negative. Lindsey Graham said at the time, “An American withdrawal at this time would be a big win for […]

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Trump blindsides Congress and U.S. military commanders, announcing that American forces will be leaving Syria, much to the delight of Putin

This past March, Donald Trump threatened to pull U.S. troops out of Syria. “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon,” the President said. “Let the other people take care of it now.” Well, today, Donald Trump made good on that promise, announcing though Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White that, “We have started the process […]

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