Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Another day, another fake controversy. – The bipartisan Warmonger lobby is out in full force this morning after false media reports claiming President Donald Trump had decided to “pull all American forces out of Northern Syria” made their way into the public domain. That decision – which is not the decision that has in fact been made – has been further reported to mean that the President has “given the green light” to Turkish thug Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade and seize that region from the Kurds, who currently occupy it.
Upon reading these fake reports, the titular leaders of the Warmonger lobby – Senator Lindsey Graham, #nevertrump nitwit Bill Kristol and “The View” harpy Megan McCain – all very predictably rushed to social media and television vent their panic about the possibility of the U.S. not being involved in some war anywhere in the world. Note the one thing all three of these vocal warmongers have most in common – a longstanding relationship to the late King of all Warmongers, John McCain.
What a legacy.
All of this “reporting” by the corrupt U.S. media is, of course, false. The Times of Israel reports what is actually happening on the ground in Syria:
The United States has pulled back a “very small number” of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official says, after US President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.
The pullback only concerns “two very small detachments” — meaning less than 25 people in total — that have been moved a “very short distance,” the official says.
The announcement of the redeployment was interpreted as an American green light for a Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.
But the State Department official insists that Trump had clearly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the US did not endorse any such operation — a message also conveyed by the Pentagon.
“We think this operation is a very bad idea. We do not think this operation will provide more security,” the official says.
He says that, beyond the small pullback of troops, “there’s no change to our military posture in the northeast.”
Oh. You don’t say.
President Trump himself had this to say about the reality of his actions related to this situation:
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
Oh. You don’t say.
But wait! The Kurds are our allies! – the Warmonger lobby shrieks. Meghan McCain went further, calling anyone who supports the President’s policy move a “feckless, unpatriotic coward.” But it’s a safe bet you won’t see Ms. McCain grabbing an AR-15 and flying over to Syria to defend the Kurds. If they even need defending, which is not clear.
And hey, isn’t Turkey our NATO ally? Or are our NATO “allies” only “allies” when calling them that is convenient for our domestic Warmonger lobby? What’s the point of having a thug regime like Turkey’s in NATO if the rest of the NATO alliance, i.e., pretty much every European country, collectively refuses to do anything to limit its aggression without the blood and sacrifice of the United States military?
Here is what is actually happening here: President Trump is sick and tired of these European “allies” (this incident is starting to convince me that our country has far too many allies-in-name-only) refusing to live up to their own international commitments and obligations, and has called their bluff. They’ve all refused to take back all of the ISIS prisoners from their own countries, leaving that burden – as they leave basically every dangerous and expensive burden – up to the U.S.
So President Trump is turning those Euro-trash ISIS thugs over to the thugs in Turkey, and basically daring our European “allies” and our domestic Warmonger lobby to do something about it.
The 25 U.S. military personnel who have been providing the “buffer” between Turkey and the Kurds – both of whom are sworn enemies, but both of whom are also U.S. “allies” – could be replaced in about 30 minutes by a NATO military presence made up of European personnel. That is, if – and it is a very big “if” – this is truly that urgent a matter to our European “allies.”
Which, for some reason, it doesn’t seem to be.
As for Sen. Graham and the rest of the members of congress who are shrieking with so much horror about this move, there is an easy solution: Draft a resolution declaring war on Turkey, or whoever you think we need to be at war with over there, and vote on it. That’s the way the Constitution says we’re supposed to do this war stuff, anyway.
Put it to a vote, and see if your constituents will support it. Good luck with that.
In the meantime, you’re going to have hell convincing me that President Trump’s moving 25 U.S. soldiers a few miles back from being directly in harm’s way is some sort of existential crisis.
That is all.
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