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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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What’s all this I hear about Tulsi Gabbard?

As I don’t think I’ve ever said as much here, it’s probably about time that I come out and say publicly that I’m not a fan of Tulsi Gabbard’s. If she were to somehow be the last Democrat standing, I’d vote for her in a general election against Trump, but that’s the only scenario I […]

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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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Michael Flynn’s sentencing was postponed to give him time to cooperate more fully with federal prosecutors

One year ago this month, General Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security advisor, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations he’d had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while working on the Trump transition team, and, today, he was supposed to be sentenced. That, however, never happened. As I understand it, things were moving […]

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