Lol..."strategically brillIant" - That's the so-called president of the United States right there. Apologies, rest of the world.President Trump said Wednesday the Kurds are "not angels," as the U.S. withdraws troops from northern Syria and allows the Kurds to fend for themselves. The president, seated alongside his counterpart from Italy, said the move to pull troops was strategically "brilliant."www.cbsnews.com
Graham told CNN in an interview Wednesday morning that Trump "will have American blood on his hands if he abandons Kurds because ISIS will come back, and if any American is killed anywhere because a resurgent ISIS, it will fall on the Trump administration like it did (former President Barack) Obama."
He added, "I blame the terrorists, I blame (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan for the violence, but I do look to President Trump to fix it."
Graham's comments followed a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Capitol Hill. He also called out what he said was a pattern of not listening to advisers and that the President is virtually acting on his own.
"He's not listening to his advisers, he's not," Graham said. "He's making the biggest mistake of his presidency by assuming the Kurds are better off today than they were yesterday. That is just unbelievable."
Als die amerikanischen Soldaten Manbidsch verließen, waren sie offenbar in Eile. Ihren Stützpunkt bauten sie nicht komplett ab. Zelte, Feldbetten, Telekommunikationsmasten, Bulldozer, Fitnessgeräte und vieles andere ließen sie zurück, wie ein Internetvideo eines russischen Reporters zeigt, der einen Rundgang durch die Basis machte. In der Kantine stehen Tische und Bänke, halb abgegessene Teller, eine Mikrowelle - und Kühlschränke, die noch gut mit Getränken gefüllt sind. Der Abzug der Amerikaner aus Manbidsch ist der neueste Triumph für Moskau in Syrien - errungen, ohne dass ein einziger Schuss fiel.
When the American soldiers left Manbidsch, they obviously were in a hurry. The didn't dissamble their base completely. They left behind tents, camp beds, radio poles, bulldozers, work out devices and much more, as an internet video of a Russian reporter shows, who made a tour through the base. In the canteen, there are still tables and benches, half eaten plates, a microwave - and fridges that are well equipped with drinks. The retreat from Manbidsch is the newest triumph for Moscow in Syria - achieved without a single shot fired.
Yea, I see that ... and I dont believe it. Some kind of theater with an objective not readily understood yet. Probably something with polling numbers, he will reverse later.
There is a difference between an ISIS cell that may consist of a few terrorists in one country vs a larger one that is of several thousands under a larger command structure in another place. You prioritize your fight (and support to those fighting them) accordingly. Maybe you shouldnt have gone to Afghanistan, fought Qaeda or Bin Laden, since they also existed elsewhere to varying degrees and numbers in other countries? I guess we should leave ISIS alone till the next big 9-11 type attack, then argue about sending troops to some far flung place to deal with them?How far are Democrats willing to go in bipartisan agreement with Republicans who are against the U.S. troop withdrawal? Would the Dems go for big increases in military spending if it hurt social programs in order to fight against ISIS?
Eh you'll probably tell me it's too big of a stretch and doesn't even fit in the thread or something like that. Go ahead just get it over with.
And what if ISIS has a significant increase in the Philippines for example? Have several divisions of U.S. troops shipped there? My point being this could continue on and on and with non ISIS Arab terrorist groups. And the Dems are going to support sending large numbers of troops for every single one? Come on you know some of them will be selective just like Repubs are selective as to which wars they support. And don't try saying saying sending a limited number of troops will work. Look what happened in Iraq in 2003 and years after because of that.
In a sense i'm saying as a few have already said in the first few pages that it's all messed up. Just offering some reasons as to why not that they're anything new.