I Guess the Kurds Had No Dirt on Biden*

The great and unmatched wisdom of Stupid

Jeebus Lizard! Comrade Stupid has dropped the Mother of all Distractions, but if he’s serious, this time it will have a body count.

@realDonaldTrump at 7:40 a.m.: “The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate,…..”

“….including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA! I said ‘NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials.’ They…..” “…..again said ‘NO,’ thinking, as usual, that the U.S. is always the ‘sucker,’ on NATO, on Trade, on everything. The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades. I held off this fight for….”

“….almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to…..” “…figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their ‘neighborhood.’ They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!”

… at 11:20 a.m.: “I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars, where our great Military functions as a policing operation to the benefit of people who don’t even like the USA. The two most unhappy countries at this move are Russia & China, because they love seeing us bogged…..” “….down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so. When I took over, our Military was totally depleted. Now it is stronger than ever before. The endless and ridiculous wars are ENDING! We will be focused on the big picture, knowing we can always go back & BLAST!”

… at 11:38 a.m.: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over…” “….the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!”

Needless to say, all the Neocons are apoplectic, and suddenly their support of Cadet Bone Spurs is evaporating, per Tiger Beat’s email alert thingie:

— SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-S.C.) on Twitter: “Just spoke to Sen @ChrisVanHollen about situation in Syria. We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate.

“Hope and expect sanctions against Turkey – if necessary – would be veto-proof. This decision to abandon our Kurdish allies and turn Syria over to Russia, Iran, & Turkey will put every radical Islamist on steroids. Shot in the arm to the bad guys. Devastating for the good guys.”

— @NikkiHaley: “We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend”

— SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine): “This is a terribly unwise decision by the President to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the Islamic State.”

— SEN. BEN SASSE (R-Neb.): “If the President sticks with this retreat, he needs to know that this bad decision will likely result in the slaughter of allies who fought with us, including women and children. I hope the President will listen to his generals and reconsider. And before Turkey butchers innocent Kurds, Erdogan should carefully consider his privileged status as a NATO member. The American people don’t partner with genocidal regimes.”

— EVEN FOX AND FRIENDS’ BRIAN KILMEADE trashed the president’s plan. The video

Look, I try to stay out of foreign policy as much as I can – it is not my wheelhouse, I don’t understand the history and all the implications, but even to a know-nothing civilian like myself, I can see that this is a profound mistake. Every Republican Administration in my adult lifetime has abandoned the Kurds when they needed us and each time we’ve lived to regret it.

*Stolen from Scissorhead D-Cap when we were chatting in the Bat Cave.

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14 Responses to I Guess the Kurds Had No Dirt on Biden*

  1. Well, as Mrs Desertrat just told me, we’re apparently already abandoning our posts and the Turkish tanks will be rolling through the Kurdish villages. Add aiding and abetting genocide to the list of Impeachable offenses.

    He’s going to burn the country down before he leaves.

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  2. donnah says:

    Hold up…more breaking news via tweet from the DoD. Mark Esper, new Secretary of Defense, stated that the DoD does not endorse a Turkish operation in N Syria. Of course, there are already reports of Turkey conducting bomb run at the border.

    Jeezus jiminy Christ, can we have one minute to figure out what’s happening and why Trump is still president?

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  3. Infidel753 says:

    I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey

    How would he do that? Run for president of Turkey as well?

    it is not my wheelhouse, I don’t understand the history and all the implications

    Well, the Middle East is what I do know, and this is a disgrace. The Kurds did more than anyone to defeat ISIL. If Trump backstabs them, every other ally of the US will have renewed grounds to question what a US alliance is worth — and that will be true far beyond the Middle East.

    It’s encouraging to see so many Republicans taking a stand against this. Let’s see if they take any practical action. I’m not holding my breath.

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    • MDavis says:

      “every other ally of the US will have renewed grounds to question what a US alliance is worth”
      Seriously? If any allies still think that a US alliance is worth what was promised they have not been paying attention since Tom Cotton wrote that letter saying “when we get back in power all of Obama’s agreements will be worth less than toilet paper.”

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      • Infidel753 says:

        It’s a question of how seriously they take the problem. Cotton wasn’t running for president, and politicians say all kinds of things. It’s a question of what Trump actually does.

        So far most of our alliances have continued to function more or less normally despite Trump’s bluster. But every incident like this gets us closer to the point where, say, Taiwan or Japan might decide they need an independent nuclear deterrent because the US isn’t reliable. Those countries would not make such a decision lightly. It would be terribly destabilizing if it happened. But every backstab of an ally that Trump commits probably brings us closer to something like that happening.

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      • MDavis says:

        Fair enough – but this prez has been showing his ass for four years (smokey-eye count) now, so there are probably backup plans in the works/ Or, more realistically, the back up plans that everyone already has are getting polished up just in case. They’re like resumes, right? Except in national governments so more serious.

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    • Astamari says:

      Agreed, I’ve worked in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon (the same size as Connecticut). The Sykes-Pecot Agreement after WWI, which carved up the former Ottoman Empire simply ignored the Kurds. The agreement created Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. Because they were just making it all up, they could have carved out a state for the Kurds in what is now Iraq, Syria and eastern Turkey but they didn’t despite the fact these were majority Kurdish populations (Persia was not involved in WWI so was not affected).

      Anyway, I like the Turks the best at a personal level but Erdogan and his faction are really corrupt and authoritarian. At the very least, this will drive Kurds out of Syria and into the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous area. What will happen to the ISIS people who are in prison/refugee camps? It’s not inconceivable they could be massacred.

      ETTD.

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      • robginchicago says:

        If Turkey gets to the ISIS prisoners held by the Kurds before they “escape”, Turkey will use them like they used other Syrian refugees, to blackmail and extort favors from the Europeans, under the threat of turning them loose in Europe.

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  4. roket says:

    Donald Trump loves the smell of creating enemies in the morning. He’s also partial to setting Foreign Policy by tweet.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    What, no one’s talking about the coinky-dinky of ALL coinky-dinkies? Well, if you don’t mind a refresher from HuffPo, there’s this little item about Trump International Hotels (I think?) breaking ground in, of all places, Istanbul! So, along with the tRump luxurious condos that are already in place – and with hardly any vacancies! – we can expect the Grifter-in-Chief to continue to amass the fortune he never could as a “Real Estate Magnate”, along with the other ventures that never seemed to pan out.

    “A financial disclosure that Trump filed in May claims he earned between $100,001 and $1 million from the Istanbul project in the past year, the same range he claimed for the previous year. In a June 2017 filing, Trump claimed he’d earned between $1 million and $5 million from the project in the preceding 12 months.

    Exactly how much income the Istanbul project brings him, and how much of a tax write-off it generates, cannot be determined because Trump has refused to make his tax returns public, breaking with four decades of post-Watergate precedent.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-kurds-turkey-istanbul_n_5d9b82ffe4b03b475f9de498

    Here’s hoping that cooler, wiser heads will prevail, and talk him down off the ledge. Someone must have told lil’ donny that incumbent prezinits who are fully engaged in fighting a war almost always win in a re-election.

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  6. Bruce388 says:

    And, in other news, FatNixon is pulling out of a treaty with Russia that allowed us to track the movements of their military. Putin really has him jumping through hoops (figuratively, of course).

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  8. robginchicago says:

    After getting all this blow-back from Graham and other Republicans, not to mention his National Security & Military top brass, Tя☭mp will agree to re-locate the Kurds in the Syrian Democratic Forces to the State of Wisconsin because, according to Tя☭mp, “everybody knows” that, in Wisconsin, they have a real fondness for curds.

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