Trump Threatens Turkey

The news about the US troops withdrawal from Northern Syria has the MSM going batcrap crazy…. Since the surprise announcement from the White House that said U.S. troops will be withdrawing from areas of Kurdish-held northeast Syria to avoid a planned Turkish assault, an onslaught of U.S. politicians spoke out against the decision. Members of Congress from both parties used the same talking points to argue for a continued U.S. presence in northeast Syria. ………

The blow back to the negative news by Trump was more to shut up the critics than anything else….his Twitter message had a couple of things that were disturbing….

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…

First, “in my great and unmatched wisdom”?  WTF?  Does he believe that he has god-like vision?

Second, his statement about the destruction of the economy of Turkey “(I’ve done it before)”….just when did he do this thing?

All that aside…Trump warned Turkey has taken his threat as lightly as I took his messianic vision…..

Turkish forces have begun their long threatened military offensive against the Syrian Kurds. Starting Monday night, Turkish warplanes began carrying out airstrikes, starting with a Kurdish base in Hasakeh Province.

Syrian state media reported the strike was at al-Malikiyah. It is being presented as part of Turkey unilaterally creating a “safe zone” in northern Syria. The safe zone was originally meant to be a joint US-Turkish effort, but Turkey has been complaining about US reticence.

The White House position now is a bit less clear. On the one hand, officials are saying the US won’t be involved in or support Turkey’s offensive, and that they intend to hand over responsibility to the region to Turkey. On the other hand Trump is threatening to “obliterate” Turkey’s economy over the invasion, cryptically adding (I’ve done it before!) to his Tweet.


Apparently Turkey missed the threatening Tweet from our Beloved Supreme Leader……or maybe they just chuckled and did what they wanted… far…what has Trump’s tough talk accomplished?

This is NOT the first time that the US has turned its back on allies…think Vietnam…..

Our short sighted view of history is fed by the MSM in their corporate-centric reporting.

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10 thoughts on “Trump Threatens Turkey

  1. What does he think Turkey is going to do? The Turks obviously intend to try to wipe out the armed Kurds below the border, and US troop withdrawal is tantamount to ‘permission’ to do that.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. This action by Turkey does not change my view that we should get our troops out of the Middle East. Our national interest is not at stake.

    1. That is so true….the problem is that we lied to the Kurds to get their help and now we will abandon them…a familiar tactic of the US…..chuq

      1. Did we ever tells the Kurds we pulse protect them from Turkey? We May have, I just don’t Remember it. Or perhaps that was implied by our actions.

        Trump likes to threaten and bluster, thinking that will be effective. And often it is. And his actions involving sanctions. have been destructive to the economies of Iran, Russia, and North Korea and to some extent China.

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