Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Both of Pa's Senators Condemn Withdrawal From Syria

Senator Bob Casey: “Kurdish forces have been a steadfast U.S. ally and President Trump has shamefully betrayed them. Thousands of Kurds died in the fight against ISIS only to be abandoned by President Trump, whose fascination with authoritarian dictators, like Erdogan, seems to control U.S. foreign policy. Turning our back on the Kurdish people in their time of need will make our nation less safe. Potential allies will no longer trust our government. President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria also underscores the problematic nature of his continuing involvement in his business, the Trump Organization. Since President Trump has not fully divested from his private business, our nation is left to wonder whether the fact that the Trump Organization has dealings in Turkey impacted his decision.”

Senator Pat Toomey: "The president's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the northern Syrian border poses a significant threat to our national security and risks reversing the progress made in the region to destroy ISIS. It could also lead to war between Turkey and Syrian Kurds, a result that will boost enemy regimes in Syria, Iran, and Russia. This betrayal of the Kurds will also severely harm our credibility as an ally the world over. President Trump should rethink this decision immediately."

In reaction to outcry over this "stain on America's honor," Donald "The Joker" Trump has walked back a complete withdrawal. At this moment, 400 troops will stay. But as Foreign Affairs observes, "his new plan is even riskier: it tasks a small cohort of troops with the same mission as the current U.S. deployment in northeastern Syria, which is ten times as large."

Vladimir Putin must be smiling again.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

The POTUS needs American troops on American soil to guard against treasonous acts committed against the public by the public servants in senator seats in the Whitehouse. They employ terrorists on there payroll as well as help them vacation on the federal HUD system to do there dirty work in the inner cities across America.

Anonymous said...

12:22 which conspiracy theory sites are we on tonight? Take your meds.

Anonymous said...

The man is a child playing with his toy army.

Anonymous said...

12:22 You are an idiot. You belong in a mental institution. I hope you were neutered so your genes can't be passed on to another generation.

Anonymous said...

The last guy said he'd end endless wars. This guy is actually doing it. It's remarkable how hawkish Ds have become. In that regard, Trump is not just winning. He's won. Just like nobody was demanding reparations when Obama was president, nobody is demanding peace with Trump as president. Trump has everyone fukked up.

Anonymous said...

Who has worse, slipping dentures, Casey or Trump? Blows my mind thay the richest of the rich can't get better dental care and stop lip smacking those marbles around in their mouths. They're difficult to watch. If you think your dentures are slipping and people are noticing, they absolutely are and it's hilarious and disturbing at the same time.

Anonymous said...

And Biden. Omg Biden.

Anonymous said...

Sure the 2 senators want war they or their kids are not going to Syria. middle east wars will go on for ever.

Anonymous said...

Awesome move. Bring them home. Trump promised to end these endless wars and he is doing just that. Let the so called men in these other countries fight for their countries. I’m sick of Americans being brought home in body bags. Promises made promises kept. Keep America great!

Bernie O'Hare said...

related to 12:22?

Anonymous said...

Why all the shock and fear over this? Reports are, we only maintain 500 troops in Syria now. Mostly advisors and other non-combat roles. Even if every American military person is taken out of there, the "fighting capability" of the Kurds wouldn't change very much. Both sides can continue shooting bullets and rockets at each other as they've been doing for many, many years. Our young men and women shouldn't remain part of the targets.

Anonymous said...

Both sides of the political debate wants war? This should be a huge red flag.

Anonymous said...

2:57am
Just getting home from the bar at that time in the morning? The fine Republican senator was accused of working with banks to fill there uninhabitable blight claiming owner occupied mortgages now on there books. This is very strange as most were rooming houses that had received no zoning variances in public hearings. Than because of tenants undocumented status federal HUD dollars were used to pay mortgages down and Craigslist in Florida marketed whole lots of them as filled income properties forsale?
Go take the blue pill with your jackass poster above your bed to stop the bed bugs from biting.

Anonymous said...

And which one of these Senators is proposing legislation to put troops back in? Yeah... that's what I thought, crickets. Nothing more than politics. Put up or shut up.

Anonymous said...

9:14 - Good point.

Anonymous said...

Trump made Bernie and his fellow travelers, pro-war. Think about that.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I have always supported our national security and was highly critical of Obama when he failed to follow thru in Syriia. This is worse. It is cowardice, running away when an ally who helped defeat ISIS is under threat by a resurgent Ottoman Empire in love with Putin. Oh I forgot, Trump loves Putin (and authoritarians) too. He is unfit for office.

Anonymous said...

Good, we should be winding down all middle east adventures in foreign countries. I agree with Trump here, i am tired of expending US blood and treasure to defend countries who openly hate us.

I am tired of seeing young men come back to the US broken and battered for what?

Anonymous said...

Exactly, 11:02. It's too easy for these warmongers in Congress to take risks with someone else's family members.

Anonymous said...

9:52--Bernie send your grandson to Syria???

Anonymous said...

"Trump made Bernie and his fellow travelers, pro-war. Think about that."
9:39 AM

The left in this country are now John Birch Society approved.

The fake left are AOC "eat the babies" role players, gender benders, pronoun sensitive, neutral bathrooms, all, paid agent provocateurs providing the tip of the spear for lost and confused souls to follow.

Anonymous said...

From Wilson to FDR to JFK to LBJ, Democrat hawks have always been a peculiar bunch. And no, I doubt newly minted hawk Bernie cares enough about the Kurds to send his grandson to fight next to them. He'd and his ilk prefer someone else's grandsons do the dying.

Anonymous said...

"He'd (bernie) and his ilk prefer someone else's grandsons do the dying."

If that is so, I'm with Bernie. That's the whole idea either way you choose.

Anonymous said...

Trump is right endless wars between tribes in the middle east where they have fighting for 2000 years SECURE OUR BORDERS AND BRING EVERYBODY HOME--and if anybody attacks our borders destroy them and anybody involved. PAT B from the 90's was 100% correct.

Anonymous said...

China is paying for the wall!!

Anonymous said...

Bring back the draft then we'll see how many want to stay in Syria. How about your grandson, would you want him drafted and sent to Syria

Anonymous said...

2:53 PM
"BRING EVERYBODY HOME"

What about Israel? oops...I mean the Kurds.

Anonymous said...

and it is quite possible that the turks have dirt on trumpie over the killing of the journalist by his bud MBS and threatened donnie with the release of such dirt unless he cut loose the Kurds

Anonymous said...

9:24PM

You really have to stop watching Rachel Maddow.

Anonymous said...

send Casey and Toomey to Syria both probably never served.

Anonymous said...

Appears you lost this one Bernie

Bernie O'Hare said...

No, this is a stain on our national honor. We've all lost, thanks to Trump.

Anonymous said...

Another stain on our national honor is members of Congress selling their seats to the highest bidders, even if that includes places like China. Then, the same snakes try to avoid discovery of their misdeeds.

Anonymous said...

In mid-January 2018, the Trump administration indicated its intention to maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria to counter Iran's influence and oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.[141] In early September 2018, the U.S. began implementing a new strategy that sought to indefinitely extend the military effort, launching a major diplomatic push to achieve American objectives in Syria.[142] However, on 19 December, President Trump unilaterally ordered the withdrawal of the 2,000–2,500 American ground troops in Syria, which was initially set to take place in a 90-day period and to be completed in 2019. The announcement shifted the scope of American interests in the conflict from what was an increasingly open-ended presence to a sudden draw-down. The fear of a power vacuum from a premature U.S. pullout from Syria drew consternation from both American officials and allies, particularly in regards to the potential of imperiling the Kurds in the face of Turkish opportunism, potentially giving Russia and Iran geopolitical wins, and the unintended consequence of allowing breathing room for extremist and terrorist groups operating in Syria to regroup and reorganize.[143][144][145]

After European allies initially refused to commit additional personnel to replace U.S. troops in Syria,[146] and with proliferating concerns over a potential power vacuum, the U.S. announced on 22 February 2019 that instead of a total withdrawal, a contingency force of around 400 American troops would remain garrisoned in Syria indefinitely post-withdrawal, marking a return to a policy of open-ended American military presence in the country.[147] By June 2019, the U.S., led by special anti-ISIL envoy James Jeffrey, had renewed its demands for European allies to compensate for the reduced American ground presence in a joint manner.[148] NATO allies want the US to bear the load

Anonymous said...

Not much honor in proposing others serve in lieu of your grandchildren. That's less honorable than Trump's transgression. Chickenhawks are not new. But Democrat Chicken Hawks like Bernie are new. That's a rather rich flavor of winning.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Go fuck yourself, anonymous coward. First, I served in the military. Second, I would support any grandchild of mine who chose to volunteer for service. Third, your isolationism is a slap across the face of every American who lost his life defending our national security in Syria, whose despotic ruler gassed and tortured innocent civilians. Fourth, I believe in standing by a military force fighting against a terrorist threat. Perhaps you like planes flying into buildings but I don’t.