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  • Is Trump Protecting Europe From Turkey?, 2799

    10/17/2019 3:18:14 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 29 replies
    The Still Report. ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Bill Still
    Summary: Erdogan's "invasion" of Syria is not what the media is reporting. Turkey has 3.6 million refugees from the Syrian Civil War, and has prevented them from flooding Europe, causing severe economic hardship. This is the largest number of refugees held by any nation. If Erdogan can be believed, and he has been talking about this for a few years, this "invasion" is about creating 20 x 300 mile zone to create a zone to repatriate Syrian refugees. The Kurds are largely unaffected by Turkey's move. Turkey cannot hold millions of refugees forever. They can send them to Syria or...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo in Press Conference | Ankara, Turkey

    10/17/2019 3:25:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/17/19 | Whitehouse
    U.S. Ambassador’s Residence Ankara, Turkey 8:36 P.M. TRT THE VICE PRESIDENT: One week ago, Turkish forces crossed into Syria. Earlier this week, President Trump took decisive action to call on Turkish forces to stand down, to end the violence, to agree to negotiations. And today, I’m proud to report, thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and the strong relationship between President Erdoğan and Turkey and the United States of America, that today, the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for...
  • Karl Rove calls Syria-Turkey cease-fire an 'amazing accomplishment,' credits Pompeo, Pence

    10/17/2019 2:22:37 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Fox Newdsyria ^ | Nick Givas
    The cease-fire established between Turkey and Syria with the help of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence was an "amazing accomplishment," but the situation is not yet fully rectified, Karl Rove said Thursday on "The Daily Briefing." "It's a pretty amazing accomplishment by Pompeo and Pence to get the cease-fire," he said.
  • Pelosi explains what she was saying to Trump in viral photo: 'All roads lead to Putin'

    10/17/2019 2:21:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 | MIKE LILLIS
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday she was delivering a simple message to President Trump as she stood and departed a contentious White House meeting the previous day: "At that moment, I was probably saying, 'All roads lead to Putin.'" The picture of Pelosi standing opposite the president as she prepared to leave the Wednesday meeting quickly went viral, after Trump tweeted it out and Pelosi's office later made it the cover photo of her own Twitter account. In the picture, Pelosi is the only woman at the table, the only person standing opposite a seated row of men....
  • Pelosi: The Voters Are Not Going to Decide Impeachment Issue

    10/17/2019 12:13:58 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 68 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | October 17, 2019 | PAM KEY
    On Thursday at her weekly press briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the American people were not going to decide if President Donald Trump should be impeached. When asked about the impeachment timeline, Pelosi said, I keep saying to people, impeachment is about the truth and the Constitution of the United States. Any other issues that you have, disapproving of the way the president has dealt with Syria, whatever the subject is, reluctance, the cowardice to do something about gun violence, the cruelty of not wanting to help our Dreamers and transgender people, the denial about the climate crisis...
  • Nolte: Congress Abandons Kurds with Cowardly Vote to Condemn Trump

    10/17/2019 1:30:45 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/17/2019 | John Nolte
    What a terrible betrayal of the Syrian Kurds we saw on Wednesday when the cowards in the U.S. House of Representatives offered up a bipartisan vote of 354 to 60 to condemn President Trump for withdrawing from Syria, including two-thirds of Republicans.
  • Ceasefire reached between Turkish and Kurdish forces after US delegation meets in Turkey

    10/17/2019 12:56:42 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Zacharh Halaschek
    Vice President Mike Pence said that a cease-fire has been reached between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria. The move comes after Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Today I'm proud to report, thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and the strong relationship between President Erdoğan and Turkey and the United States of America, that today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria,” Pence said.
  • Mitt Romney rips Trump over Syria pullout, questions cease-fire

    10/17/2019 2:07:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday criticized President Trumps deal with Turkey for a five-day cease-fire in its conflict with the Kurds in Syria. The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached, the Utah Republican said on the floor of the Senate. Given the initial details of the cease-fire agreement, the administration must also explain what Americas future role will be in the region. What happens now to the Kurds and why Turkey will...
  • Pence, Pompeo secure cease-fire agreement in Syria after meeting with Turkish president

  • Russia questions language of "unusual" Trump letter to Erdogan

    10/17/2019 1:05:18 PM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Reuters staff
    MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday questioned the tone of a letter sent by U.S. President Donald Trump to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, saying it was highly unusual for correspondence between heads of state. The White House on Wednesday released the Oct. 9 letter, in which Trump urged Erdogan to halt Turkey's cross-border offensive into northeast Syria, saying "Don't be a tough guy" and "Don't be a fool!"
  • Mitch McConnell steps up Republican rebellion over Syria saying he wants 'something STRONGER' than..

    10/17/2019 11:36:14 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 62 replies
    dm ^ | 10/17/2019 | By KATELYN CARALLE, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he wants 'something even stronger' in the Senate than the House's resolution formally opposing Donald Trump's troop withdrawal from northern Syria last week. The Senate Majority Leader said he was 'encouraged' by the House, including 129 Republican members, voting to condemn the president's highly contested decision. 'I believe it's important that we make a strong forward-looking strategic statement. For that reason my preference would be for something even stronger than the resolution that the House passed yesterday which has some serious weaknesses,' McConnell said from the Senate floor Thursday. The vote Wednesday where more...
  • Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire: Vice President Mike Pence

    10/17/2019 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    abc ^ | October 17, 2019 | ByCONOR FINNEGANandBEN GITTLESON
    Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced.
  • Dems have NO policy, just sheer LAZINESS: John Haywards thread on Trump pulling troops

    10/17/2019 7:10:39 AM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/17/2019 | Sam J
    Trump pulling troops from Syria has been controversial at best, and many people on both the Left and the Right have been concerned, angry, outraged, you name it. There are some talking heads saying this move will be far more damaging to Trumps presidency than even the fake impeachment nonsense Democrats have been pushing for three years. Breitbarts John Hayward put together a pretty eye-opening thread on Trumps decision in Syria and its definitely worth a read.
  • Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

    10/17/2019 6:44:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 10 17 2019 | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SARAH EL DEEB
    The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the force said as his fighters battled a new push by Ankara-backed fighters to seize a strategic border town. The commander of the Kurdish-led forces, Mazloum Abdi, said Trump essentially gave the go-ahead for the deal in a phone call Monday. The Kurds deal, announced Sunday, came after Trump ordered U.S. troops to step aside as Turkey launched its attack last week. Under the agreement,...
  • 129 Republicans Disgrace Themselves in House Show Vote on Syria

    10/17/2019 6:39:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 52 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Remember those Republicans who supported Nancy Pelosi and betrayed the American voters with this vote. – I have very often been thoroughly disgusted with the behavior of spineless, disloyal Republicans in the U.S. Congress, but seldom as disgusted as I felt on Wednesday afternoon. That was when we got news that 129 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat caucus in a vote to condemn President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. military personnel out of harm’s way as the Turkish military invaded Northern Syria on Sunday. That decision involved about 50 U.S....
  • Turkish President Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

    10/17/2019 3:18:53 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 16 ,2019 | BBC World News
    President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin.
  • Completely Despicable: Gabbard Blasts Debate Hosts, Says NYT, CNN Have Smeared Her

    10/15/2019 10:21:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15 2019 | Josh Feldman
    Gabbard who has come under criticism during the campaign for her controversial meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, particularly by Kamala Harris said that the slaughter of the Kurds being done by Turkey is yet another negative consequence of the regime change war weve been waging in Syria. She continued that its not just Trump who has the blood of the Kurds on his hand, but also many other politicians and figures in the mainstream media who have been championing and cheerleading this regime change war. Gabbard then blasted both news organizations sponsoring the debate: The New York...
  • Trump turns Pelosi's 'meltdown' criticism around: 'She is a very sick person'

    10/16/2019 5:30:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Wednesday blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) following a heated meeting at the White House, questioning her mental fitness and commitment to the country. "Nancy Pelosi needs help fast! There is either something wrong with her 'upstairs,' or she just plain doesnt like our great Country," Trump tweeted. "She had a total meltdown in the White House today," he continued. "It was very sad to watch. Pray for her, she is a very sick person!" Pelosi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. SNIP
  • The Do Nothing Democrats, Pelosi and Schumer stormed out of the Cabinet Room!

    10/16/2019 4:19:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 5:42 PM Oct 16, 2019 | Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
  • What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National...

    10/16/2019 4:55:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: What a Head Scratcher: Biden Lectures Crowd About Not Getting 'Do-Overs When It Comes to National Security' 1:40 min. Video at link. Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday lectured Iowa voters about the dangers of making the wrong decisions when it comes to international relations, saying there's no "do-overs when it comes to national security." "All the consequences Ive mentioned, every single one can be laid at the feet of Donald Trump. You know, he green-lighted Turkish invasion. Now hes left asking Turkey to stop it. But the damage is done," Biden explained to the crowd. "You...