Over the weekend, State and Energy Dept officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating 50 nuclear weapons that the US had long stored, under American control, at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey... Wow. by
News Analysis: "Rarely has a presidential decision resulted so immediately in what his own party leaders have described as disastrous consequences for American allies and interests," writes on President Trump's decision to pull back from Syria
There is no other way to describe this than a calamity, including what are now apparently 50 nuclear weapons effectively stranded in Turkey. If you care about US national security and still support Trump at this point, you’re out of your mind
"Trump's acquiescence to Turkey ... has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace ... and given an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries."
Cannot imagine working on the National Security team in this White House. Might as well just come into the office, put on noise proof headphones and play fantasy football all day. There is no plan.
The gutless Trump was following more than his gut. He was following the money he craves from Istanbul and Moscow. As with Ukraine, he was selling out his country and his countrymen for personal gain. He’s the Betrayer in Chief.
“Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has...turned into a bloody carnage...and given an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State.”
“Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey has turned into bloody carnage and given victories to adversaries Russia, Iran, Syria and ISIS. “Rarely has a WH decision resulted so immediately in what GOP leaders call disastrous consequences for US allies/interests”
"Rarely has a presidential decision resulted so immediately in what his own party leaders have described as disastrous consequences for American allies and interests," writes on President Trump's decision to pull back from Syria
50 US nuclear weapons are stored in Turkey at this moment. Trump didn’t have a plan for them.
“President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage,” writes at the top of a brutal analysis
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.
NYT: “Mr. Trump’s error, some aides concede in off-the-record conversations, was entering the Oct. 6 call underprepared, and then failing to spell out for Mr. Erdogan the potential consequences ... He has since threatened both, retroactively."
“This is a first — a country with US nuclear weapons stationed in it literally firing artillery at US forces.” ⁦⁩ on how Trump’s reckless call on Turkey and the Kurds boomeranged so swiftly.
Trump's acquiescence to Turkey has given "an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State,'' writes .
This is a damning account of how Trump relied on his instincts, ignored the many warnings of his advisers and gave a huge victory to four US adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and ISIS.
Was not aware of the nuclear weapons angle regarding Turkey and Syria. This is terrifying.
This article is one hell of a read.
"Privately, the Kurds — who announced a deal on Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria — also threatened to call for the United States to leave Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria." #FFS
Here's a terrifying story
There are 1,000 American troops trapped there along with 50 nuclear weapons?! Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast. - The New York Times
“He had no Plan B, other than to leave. The only surprise is how swiftly it all collapsed around the president and his depleted, inexperienced foreign policy team.” via
"And over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for evacuating roughly 50 tactical nuclear weapons that the United States had long stored"
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Did he really follow his gut? Or did he follow his emoluments? Or did he get instructions from his friend Vladimir? We really have no idea what just happened, except that American interests were betrayed
From ⁦: ⁩ “Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast”
"unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State."
“Trump ignored months of warnings from his advisers. He had no Plan B, other than to leave. The only surprise is how swiftly it all collapsed around the president and his depleted, inexperienced foreign policy team.”
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria: Calamity Came Fast. All the warnings were there. But Trump’s reliance on his instincts and his relationships led him to ignore the consequences of a move that has emboldened Russia, Iran and ISIS. by
Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast. - The New York Times
1000 American troops trapped, 50 tactical US nukes trapped, absolute carnage & chaos. Have we finally hit the worst case scenario for trusting #Trump’s gut??? via #Turkey #syria #KurdsBetrayed #WW3? #MAGA
I don't know the legalese, but it seems to me that defying advisers and betraying allies to benefit some of our biggest enemies is a textbook definition of treason. Trump Followed His Gut on Syria. Calamity Came Fast.
“Rarely has a presidential decision resulted so immediately in what his own party leaders have described as disastrous consequences for American allies and interests.”
via What is the opposite of the Nobel Peace Prize?
#Trump’s acquiescence to #Turkey has turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful 5-year US project to keep the peace, & given an unanticipated victory to 4 US adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State.
Dangerous - and likely to bring more danger in the future. via
Another well considered move by Fearless Leader - via