Closing Thought–10Oct19

Before I begin the mind numbing geopolitics…I would like to wish John Lennon a Happy Birthday…..born 09 October 1940…he is sadly missed…..

We need to move on……

By now we all are aware of the events unfolding in Syria with the Turks and the Kurds.

Trump basically gave Turkey a green light to attack the Kurds in Northern Syria……..but he has a unique reason for turning his back on an ally…..

President Trump angered critics including fellow Republicans with bizarre remarks Wednesday downplaying the importance of the alliance between US and Kurdish forces against ISIS, and of alliances in general. The president defended his decision to allow a Turkish offensive in northern Syria by pointing out that Kurdish fighters did not assist the US in military operations like the D-Day landings. “They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy for example,” Trump said. “They’re there to help us with their land, and that’s a different thing.” Business Insider notes that Normandy is around 2,500 miles from the Kurdistan region, and isn’t part of the US. “With all of that being said, we like the Kurds,” Trump added.

Asked whether he felt abandoning the Kurds sent a worrying message to other US allies, Trump replied: “Alliances are easy,” adding that it will be easy for the US to form new ones. He also said America’s “alliances” have “taken tremendous advantages of us.” Trump’s own alliances with some Republican lawmakers appear to be weakening. “At request of this administration the Kurds served as the primary ground fighters against ISIS in Syria so US troops wouldn’t have to,” but Trump then “cut deal with Erdogan allowing him to wipe them out,” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio. Rep. Liz Cheney said she couldn’t understand why Trump “is leaving America’s allies to be slaughtered and enabling the return of ISIS.” Cheney and other Republican lawmakers described news of the Turkish offensive as “sickening.”

I got a history lesson today…I am so pleased (sarcasm)….I just love a good ad lib…and this was NOT one of those.

Please tell this person to STOP trying to re-write history….someone correct the BS…..

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–10Oct19

  1. When I heard that he complained that they didn’t help in WW2, I thought it had to be a joke.
    Sadly, he meant it.
    So he knows nothing about History, and now nothing about Geography either. I try to stay neutral, but he really does take the biscuit for stupidity.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Turkey us a major ally and NATO. Once they told us their plans along the northern border I don’t know if anything we could have done to stop them. We certainly cannot /should not go to war with Turkey.

    We could do more to evacuate the Kurds from the twenty mile strip.

    I doubt if any of this projected genocide takes place. Twenty to twenty five per cent of the Turkish population are Kurds.

    1. Turkey wants to take out those with arms that can be used against them…..Turkey has demonized a population before and killed them for being who they are….the Armenians in 1915 chuq

  3. The same thought I had

    Why does he assume that nations owe him something?

    Benevelent, adored by his subjects, he, in the center, where all the strings come together.
    In the hands of a grown man.
    With the mind of a spoiled child.
    He thinks the revolves around him

    “We need a president with tremendous intelligence, smarts, cunning, strength and stamina.” Donald Trump

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