Conspicuous Timing – President Trump Punches Back at Senate Decepticons, Announces Withdrawal From Syria…

The White House says U.S. has started returning troops home from Syria as it transitions to next phase of campaign.  Additionally, all U.S. State Department personnel are being evacuated from Syria within 24 hours (link).

White House – “Five years ago, ISIS was a very powerful and dangerous force in the Middle East, and now the United States has defeated the territorial caliphate. These victories over ISIS in Syria do not signal the end of the Global Coalition or its campaign. We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign. The United States and our allies stand ready to re-engage at all levels to defend American interests whenever necessary, and we will continue to work together to deny radical Islamist terrorists territory, funding, support, and any means of infiltrating our borders.”  (Link)

The UniParty Decepticons will not be pleased…

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426 Responses to Conspicuous Timing – President Trump Punches Back at Senate Decepticons, Announces Withdrawal From Syria…

  1. Piggy says:

    Salt and burn Afghanistan opium next and bring our people home.

    No more muslim wars.

    Liked by 20 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      I met two different soldiers who were in Afghanistan who both said that they had been ordered NOT to destroy any opium fields. I would love to know who issued those orders.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Moultrie Flag says:

        Others report FIGHTING to PROTECT the fields.

        It used to be about eradicating the illicit drug trade.

        American kids are being sacrificed in order to protect the source of Big Pharma.

        Hopefully the gains made in that regard, at home, will take away the purchased purpose of the need for security.

        One can hope

        Liked by 4 people

        • VoteAllIncumbantsOut says:

          The one thread that binds regular Republicans and Democratics is…

          NO MORE WARS!!!!

          If only we can work together on stopping the corruption in D.C. Its happening all over the World folks, us lay people are starting to realize we’re not the problem, they are!

          Liked by 2 people

        • GW says:

          As usual, it’s politics. If you destroy the fields, you lose support of the locals who hate the taliban. The answer being employed (agree with it or not) is to intercept the smugglers and traffickers so as not to hurt the locals.
          Now whether the smuggled products are being intercepted….. Well, we can only hope so.

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      • Free Speech says:

        C I A – Bush in the middle of it.

        Liked by 5 people

      • Piggy says:

        Take some time and look up when the opium epidemic spiked and when we stopped burning opium during the 0 administration.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jues says:

        If you want to know what the connections are between the military and drug-running I suggest you watch “American Gangster” about the Vietnam War and running drugs from Indochina.

        Running drugs how? In coffins no less.

        Liked by 1 person

      • DB says:

        It’s not that simple. When we destroyed poppy fields in the South/West – they’d proliferate in the East. And vice versa. Then there was the problem of replacing that income with another equal — if not more — income for those growing poppy. As Obama withdrew troops, so did our ability to “police” everything. And anyway, Afghan farmers of poppy are in most cases victims too; victims of international drug syndicates that enforce a brutality almost as bad as IS. Not in all cases, though.

        I never agreed with it, but it was sometimes easier to maintain the status quo so that we could at least maintain obs, instead of playing eternal whack-a-mole.

        Much more involved, but I hope I’ve provided some clarity.

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        • Then let the rest of the world protect the poppy fields. Those who profit from heroin should PAY people to protect their fields instead of relying on the American taxpayer to pay for American soldiers to do it. They should absorb the REAL cost of their heroin business rather than American taxpayers and their sons and daughters.

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      • kiskiminetas says:

        The orders most likely were given by their globalists’ overlords to the leaders of countries who have taken money from them to do their bidding. Those leaders delegate it to others who protect the opium fields, harvest and process it and ship it back to our country and others.

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    • stephenbaze says:

      Better to raise people who do not need to take the drugs as a crutch because they are screwed up mentally and weaklings. Then the problem is actually solved !

      Today Fentanyl is far worse and that comes from our friend China, you know the people Apple are in bed with !

      As long as we we allow young people to be mind effed in the schools and by PRAVDA.MSM we will never solve what we call the drug problem. Now those young people have grown up and 50 years old or more. And the new crop is even worse than the old crop[ The truth is simple, it is NOT a drug problem it is a people problem ! Realize nobody forces these weak minded fools to take drugs, they do it willingly and by their own stupidity. We enable it so of course it never gets solved and only gets worse. All of the rehabs tell them it is NOT their fault and it is a disease. I Know first hand because I sponsored a young woman in one of these insane programs. It is criminal how they have turned it all into a massive business enterprise using your tax dollars ! And many receive SSI for their disease ? So you got screwed twice and now ongoing !

      The wars are also a horrid sham on the people and I know that one first hand as well.

      Liked by 7 people

      • spren says:

        Despite the best efforts of their parents, these poor kids are indoctrinated in our taxpayer-funded schools to have no hope for their futures. Climate change is going to kill us, capitalism is the cause, and Republicans are the facilitators. We strip them of optimism, make them fearful about the future, destroy traditional religious and family values, and then wonder why, in their despair, they turn to drugs to medicate against their pain.

        I’m not condoning it by any measure, and it is a personal decision, but I’m just describing reasons it is taking place.

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        • Piggy says:

          I would say drug abuse has to do with spiritual decline and nihilism.

          They believe in nothing. No hope. No confidence. Debase themselves. Use addiction to fill voids. Unable to confront life. Fear.

          They don’t need more government. More government is part of the reason they get to abuse. They need people who won’t enable them but actual care and toughen them up.

          Liked by 3 people

      • Truthfilter says:

        It starts with the perceived need to “feel good” at all times. Young people —even as far back as my parents’ baby boomer generation have had the expectation of feeling emotionally comfortable and/or euphoric (good) 24/7. Life doesn’t feel good 24/7 but try tellng that to young adults who have large boxes full of participation trophies in their mothers’ attics. Today we condition kids (especially little boys) to think that something is “wrong” with them if they can’t sit still in a classroom all day after depriving them of necessary recess time only to have a “professional” diagnose them with a disorder and prescribe them pills. More than half of these kids live in broken homes without dads. So yeah— we have a people problem. None of this will change until we get tough, stay married, and seek God.

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    • Solomonpal says:

      And keep them the hell out of this country. I don’t want to see the people that drug our troops through the streets handling baggage at Seatac . Damn that infuriates me !

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  2. Hereward the Woke says:

    Excellent news! Syria is not worth the bones of one American soldier. Now let’s leave Afghanistan!

    Liked by 15 people

    • Caius Lowell says:

      Plus ISIS won’t grow back without McCain, Kerry, and Obama sending it money, weapons, and training…

      Liked by 13 people

      • Moultrie Flag says:

        That hasn’t been cut off. Yet.

        Never forget the unreported extent in all regards that American Private Security Contractors play in all this.

        Obama and probably before would do this. Pull out American soldiers, insert private contractors. “We pulled our boys home”

        Meanwhile, 20-30 somethings with no jobs could go do their old soldier jobs in the private sector but make $100K a year instead of $30-40K

        Smoke and mirrors, no one is asking the right questions, right or left

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        • stephenbaze says:

          Yep that is the new game. Several years back I mentioned what I called false patriotism based on these phony wars. That was about 2012-13 when Obama was ramping up ISIS/ISIL and just about to make sure they got all of our weapons, gear and ammo in Iraq. Many so-called conservatives called me an America hater because i simply pointed out the simple truth of the matter. The false patriotism was tool used to keep it all going as long as possible. Then returning vets started realizing how badly they had been lied to and deceived and many started committing suicide and still do because they could not handle these realities. Of course our gov simply gave them more psychotropic drugs to help solve the problem and exacerbated the problem bigly.

          In an obtuse twist of fate we RVN vets were treated like garbage but were not subjected to the supposed “help” from our gov ? So in a way we were spared their help and had a chance to actually recover from all of it. But as in all things, some people recover and others as do not. So in this sense we were the lucky ones being spared their help !

          In 1970 I got a phone call from a friend who asked me to come and pick him up at LAX. I was stunned because he was supposed to be in RVN. Being their in 68-69 I knew something was very wrong and he said, I really need your help. So I went and fetched him. He had gotten busted by CID in country for being strung out on heroin and was tossed out on the street within 4 days from RVN. I helped him get back on his feet , he got a job and got off the drugs and went on to become a machinist. He died last year of alcohol and cigarettes. My how things have changed yet only gotten worse when all is said and done. Heroin was not yet a problem when I was there or where I was at. Shortly after it was a serious problem. The larger more secure bases were hit the hardest with drugs supplied by Gen Pao and our own CIA out of Laos via Air America !

          All of it is a massive sham on the people. Same as the Mueller sham today. Nobody is ever held accountable for their crimes and lots of people die and are seriously harmed forever for junk thinking.

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          • Moultrie Flag says:

            Thank you for sharing that.

            We all tend to get caught up in news and headlines, or even forums.

            There is always a question behind the question.

            There is always the real story behind the headlines.

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  3. DDMeow says:

    Seems we spend well over 2 Billion In Syria Per Month… In 2 Months we should have close to the 5 Billion needed for the Wall… Interesting.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Inspector 71 says:

      Bing Bing Bing Bing We have a winner!

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    • dauntlessguy says:

      In a year that would be close to 25 billion. PDJT keeps tweeting the military is going to build the wall. Sarah Sanders even said that there are other ways to get the funding for the border wall that don’t involve a new congressional appropriation. IS this it?

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      • DDMeow says:

        I see it more like this, though may not be explained perfectly as I am just a simple heathen.

        Much of War monies are ear-marked for certain aspects of War. Like X amount for planes, X for ships, etc. But there is War money that is not specifically assigned, and kept in kind of a reserve for whatever comes up. What PDJT can do now is say, “look how much we have SAVED from Winning and pulling out of Syria.”

        $$BILLIONS$$

        Now we can feel free to concentrate non-ear-marked X war money to build the Wall for the gravely needed National Defense of our Border….

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        • Dutchman says:

          And here again, he is saying to Uniparty Congress; Do you REALLY want to ‘shut down’ the Government, over immigration, when I’m gonna get the WALL, either way?

          Stupid Congress, you can’t win a negotiation with DJT, haven’t you figured that out, yet?

          He will continue to HIT them “harder than anyones ever been hit”, until they negotiate with him, for the best interests of the American people.

          And, I suspect he will expose more falsehoods, that are accepted as truths, every day.
          Having pimp slapped shumer/pelosi, its time to take on McConnell.

          Liked by 3 people

    • Moultrie Flag says:

      LOL

      I like it. Winning. Trump on an evening, all network Presidential address.

      Him breaking down the cost of the completed wall. Some defense, some Mexico. When he starts talking about Mexico, Canada, and China, not to mention the cost savings at home,

      WIN

      Trump needs to declare war on the deficit.

      Think about it, 3rd rail, Uniparty impossible.

      He would be the first to try and brand that, work towards that.

      Dragging the swamp along the way.

      He can handle it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. emeraldcoaster says:

    And lost in all of the PC moaning and croaning is the cheering done by the folks in uniform.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. DDMeow says:

    Math….It’s what’s for Dinner…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Janeka says:

    lol.. found the wall money and pulled us out of an O’bambam admin blood letting foreign policy fiasco in one swift kick..

    Liked by 5 people

  7. not2worryluv says:

    Waiting for a thumbs up from Burn Me.

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  8. Moultrie Flag says:

    As if one cue, on again, off again RINOS like my Senator Graham, cry for the foreign wars

    Liked by 2 people

    • listingstarboard says:

      Graham undoubtedly has profited off of the many wars–has anyone ever done a deep dive into His finances and associations? Need to investigate the McCain Institute and ASU as well.

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  10. average Joe says:

    I have to share a comment that I read in a lefty website.It said” a yellow coward got us into Syria, and a Leader got us out .” Yes I do read the enemy propaganda, just for the comedy.. But it amazes me that they actually printed that comment…

    Liked by 10 people

    • Mia C says:

      Wow. I can’t believe it either. The one Lefty site I go to laugh at the SJW’s won’t even let me post anything. So I just spy on their stupidity from afar.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Mark says:

    This is an emotional rollercoaster! This is the most wonderful news I have heard in months. After yesterday, when I was looking in the garage for some rope to hang myself over the farm subsidies, wasting money in Mexico, and dropping the wall fight.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Rock Knutne says:

      Mark ~

      You actually believed President Trump dropped the wall fight?

      Seriously??

      Liked by 9 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I was looking in the garage for some rope to hang myself”

      Please don’t do that. The Treehouse needs all the supporters it can muster.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Yes Mark. I also find that sifting through all the propaganda to get the truth is a lot of work. It’s exhausting sometimes.

      Never, ever give up!

      Liked by 5 people

    • Robert Smith says:

      I think the wall and illegal immigration is foremost in Trump’s list of priorities. Being that nobody in DC wants that to happen, he has to be creative. Trump does know that the public is against illegal immigration, the flouting of our laws, and the huge drain on our financial resources to the detriment of CITIZENS. He will keep raising the issue publicaly, while he works to build the wall “without funding”. 😉

      Liked by 2 people

    • Petrel says:

      ” looking in the garage for some rope to hang myself ” Depression is multi-factored, but convinces sufferers that life is hopeless / futile.

      However, some depressions are caused by an inability to metabolize Tyrosine and Methionine from food (caused by digestive and metabolism issues) and a lack of Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B1 / B3 / B6 / C co-factors. Other depressions are caused by sleep deprivation and a lack of Tryptophan with the same vitamins as above and yet others a lack of Glutamine + Vitamin C. I could go on with other variants. None of these remedies are expensive.

      Mark: You might check a book, The Amino Revolution, by Dr Robert Erdmann, PhD — published by Simon & Schuster. ( Sadly, I have no financial interest in your buying the book ! )

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  12. rustybritches says:

    NO, Senator, You people made the mistake by not doing more to help the President to get what he needed for the Border wall, He has been hit by all sides the past few months but now he is going to do something that may even make the American people happy and by the way
    Ann Coulter has turned into a hateful person Guess she does not understand why the President does not listen to her about the border wall maybe he should he might learn something that she thinks he does not know.

    Listening to Howie Carr Today and many of the callers are really upset with the Repubs about not building the wall and will not vote for PT because of it.. sad but they have to make that choice
    The dems have won and the Repubs threw the greatest opportunity away hope they all rot because of their bad choices

    Liked by 4 people

    • DDMeow says:

      Evil NEVER Wins. Read your Bible.

      Liked by 4 people

    • FofBW says:

      What? They actually said they won’t vote for PT because of what Congress did!!??

      Sure those weren’t trolls calling in!

      Liked by 2 people

    • spren says:

      I also am listening today to Howie’s show (subbed by Steve Robinson). Ann Coulter has vastly exceeded her shelf life. With “friends” like her, who needs enemies. She has become nothing but a carpie and trashes Trump relentlessly at every turn. Her comments are identical to what you would read from left-wing trolls on Breitbart. I usually hit mute when she comes on, but listened today just to see how unhinged she has become. She is a worthless disgrace and I don’t blame Trump at all for just totally disregarding her inanity.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Convert says:

        It has seriously crossed my mind that Coulter is a Democrat plant and I’m never one to fall a conspiracy theories. But I swear she is just a disruptor and a bad example for the other side to hate

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    • Mia C says:

      What Eeyore posting is this. This is what that one guy was complaining about on the other thread, that people are posting overly dramatic negative nonsense talk. Give Trump a chance. Isn’t ending a forever war in the sandy quagmires something to be thankful for?

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  13. InAz says:

    I absolutely love President Trump!

    Liked by 9 people

  14. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Let’s see…..our President seems to be taking away the Uni-Party talking points.

    But the children……they are so poor….and they only want to come to America.
    “OK we will give them 10 billion dollars…all from investors and contributors…(It’s in the article) not from Congress.”

    But, Syria….all those Christian people under oppression……..
    “We are getting out….Let the locals handle it.”

    But….but…..but…..

    Next…….

    Liked by 11 people

  15. Freedom says:

    Those who cry the loudest are most likely the ones who receive something in return (and don’t want to end the gravy train). Just saying.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Tuduri says:

    Put a cork in it, Corker. On both ends.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Free Speech says:

    The Neocons are about to find out the President has been shining them on as much as they have him.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. wyntre says:

    Liked by 10 people

  19. wyntre says:

    Liked by 8 people

    • trishinsouthernillinois says:

      The line that jumps out at me is, “…the next phase of the campaign…” hmmm?

      Wonder if President TRUMP is going to get Israel & Saudi Arabia to take care of this?

      Wasn’t that the plan all along, getting them to deal with the wars in their own backyard & keeping us out of it( we’ll supply the arms/tent cities)?

      I’m ok with this…TRUMP never tells the enemy his plans —-> The Next Phase of the Campaign 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      • thedoc00 says:

        Israel no and they do not want to be there either. It will be Gulf States, Special OPS and air strikes. Don’t be surprised if the Rebels and Assad have also decided its time to end the war as well.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Kinda too bad he couldn’t leave the,State dept. People behind, after all, Hillary made it clear, the US Gov. Isn’t responsible for State Dept. personell, and probably were all Hillary supporters anyway,..
      But what difference does it make, anyway!

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  20. pnj01 says:

    Don’t the RINO elves ever learn? They can conspire with Nancy and Chuck to give Donald his comeuppance FINALLY, but he is still going to end up dumping on them…And he did.

    Runts like Rubio, Graham and Corker will be treated like the lawn gnomes they are.

    Liked by 12 people

  21. emeraldcoaster says:

    Dollars to donuts, our president will have the troops out of Afghanistan before the 2020 election. Just imagine the UniParty squalling that’ll generate.

    Liked by 6 people

  22. cnd90 says:

    Woohoooo!!
    Terrible waste or blood and $!
    Slow & steady wearing down of our forces, leaving an exhausted and decimated force. Easy prey for enemies which have built up their military capabilities with laser focus for the many decades we have bled out. Might I add…Using all those military secrets not
    so subtly sold off by the Clintons. Such good people….

    Liked by 1 person

  23. The Boss says:

    All that’s left is a quick trip to US Naval Academy to pi$$ on McCain’s grave.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Lone Pine says:

    False Flag chemical attack with bad acting coming in 3…2…1…

    Liked by 1 person

  25. TexasDude says:

    Get us completely out of Afganistan and Iraq.

    Start removing troops from Europe. Increase funding to Navy and Air Force, both have global reach.

    Start building nuclear/non nuclear ICBMs.

    Liked by 4 people

    • benifranlkin says:

      When I see pictures on TV of the magnificent men who have been killed in Afghanistan over the years and the the beautiful families they left behind I can’t turn away and stop thinking about them…no bigger waste in my eyes. They were the best among us.

      Liked by 2 people

      • stephenbaze says:

        Yes they were and they were also just 10% of the 50K in RVN One would think we would have learned. Remember the Who song “don’t get fooled again” ?

        9/11 sucked us back in one more time and then another and then another !

        And now we have the Mueller sham as well ? I would hope people are beginning to see who and what your government actually is ! It is a giant criminal enterprise run by psychopaths and nothing less

        Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        beni, that’s one of the big fallouts of all of this war in the ME.
        That’s what comes across in the President’s clip, the reality of the loss.
        we lose a big number of our best warriors.
        imo, that’s part of the plan.
        sick.

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    • WRB says:

      Non-nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles? If launched, the target would have to assume it was nuclear (who would bet on it being non-nuclear?), and would retaliate with nuclear weapons (if they could).

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    • highdezertgator says:

      Take all the money from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, NATO and put it into the Trump “Space Force” —(Reagan’s) “star wars” on steroids…. Congress can take the first trip to Mars…. Beam them all up Scotty!

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  26. daizeez says:

    POTUS said he would not telegraph his actions. So glad he didn’t….Saying goodbye on our way out.

    Liked by 20 people

  27. Blasater says:

    Deep State will reconstitute ISIS for a heinous attack to blame Trump with.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      We wil be right next door in North Africa. Did you not listen to Amb Bolton’s speech last week at Heritage Fdn? ISIS nor anyone else will be reconstituted.
      State Dept is back up and running on all cylinders, as it should, our diplomacy is flourishing.

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  28. Keln says:

    Just so you guys know, there is a massive wave of troll activity going on at practically every major pro-Trump hangout on the internet today. It is very much astroturfed, likely the usual suspects such as ShareBlue (formerly Correct the Record) and the like.

    This happens off and on, and has since 2016 during the election. You can usually tell it is trolling instead of natural response to some news when there is a buildup before the news, as it has been this time.

    The way it works is, using both paid humans and scripted “bots”, comments, replies, tweets, posts, etc are targeted to give the impression that Trump supporters are upset about this or that thing concerning the President, or one of his policies, or whatever. The point is simply to give the impression of a fracturing of his base, or to setup a “line in the sand” and give the impression that his base should believe that line in the sand exists.

    The hope is that actual Trump supporters read this sort of stuff and are either dejected by it and lose faith in the President, or copy it and go along with it, greatly magnifying the effect.

    The ultimate goal of course is to actually fracture the President’s base. It has never worked, but they continue to try, hoping to find one thing that creates a crack, and then focus on that going forward.

    So, this current “crises” over the Wall funding is no different. ShareBlue and the like got the heads up that this would be another opportunity to crack Trump’s base back before the Midterms with the Omnibus thing.

    I don’t know what will happen. I think the President is quite serious about not signing the CR. And very willing to shutdown the government (he knows that it isn’t big deal anyways except to the political types). I think he is using this withdrawal of troops from Syria as a way of telling Congress that, they can appropriate funds for their lobbyists, but he can find ways to not spend that money.

    In other words, he’s talking to the lobbyists.

    Will it work? Maybe not. Probably not. Will he sign the CR? I’m leaning no, but he might, especially if a veto is likely to be overturned. But if he does sign it, things are going to get interesting. Not because I think he “caved”.

    Interesting because I think it is “on” at that point. Don’t forget how much leverage he has on pretty much everyone in Washington. He’s not used much of it, and has just been accumulating it…

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  29. fanbeav says:

    Wonder if this will piss off neocon RINO’s in the senate and they will vote to impeach along with democrats? This is wonderful news, but these corrupt RINO’s don’t take kindly to their trough being drained!

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  30. Kelly says:

    elite republicans of congress has some true colors oozing out an it’s not red,
    White and blue ! I agree with PDJT
    Bring home our troops! Protect our border!! Cause this congress never do
    Their job for the USA citizens !

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  31. 335blues says:

    Now if Trump will get us out of the Afganistan shitehole, we’ll be a available to go down and dispose of Maduro.

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    • Sentient says:

      F that. Let the people of Venezuela do the disposing and deposing. They’re the ones who voted in Chavez and brought about the mess they’re in. They can storm the palace with clubs once they get tired of eating zoo animals.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Reality says:

      You fool.
      That’s exactly the way the US gets into permanent military occupations and two decade wars.

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  32. Madmax110 says:

    There you go. Tit for tat. No wall no war. Bitching and whining CongressCritters make me happy.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. jeans2nd says:

    This is not a surprise, this was expected.

    Had anyone listened to Ambassador James Jeffrey, Special Representative for Syria Engagement,at the Atlantic Council on 17 Dec 2018, it would have been obvious this was in the works, and sooner rather than later (told y’all ’bout this yesterday…).

    This was NOT a fly-by-the-seat-of-yer-pants decision, so the Decepticon can ShutUp. This was a well-thought out and well-executed decision. Today was just the best day and time to announce it.

    We’ve two more years to finish the durn wall.
    Please put this in the Another Promise Kept category.
    And chalk up a win for Pres Trump – Amb Jeffrey managed to give the Atlantic Council a good rebuke for their myopic vision.

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    • The Boss says:

      Interesting find. Thanks for posting.

      Liked by 2 people

    • GB Bari says:

      One never hears or reads in the eneMedia this kind of explanation as to the direction, goals, and current status of the Administration’s diplomatic aproach to resolving the Syrian problem. It is good to hear this directly from Ambassador Jeffrey without having it “translated” through some NeoCon Globalist.

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  34. woohoowee says:

    What a way for PT45 to tell CONgress: America First!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Not sure thats what he’s telling Congress, but then my language leans to the coarse.
      “Read between the lines”?
      “I’m President, and YOUR not!”
      “I got yer international entanglements right HERE!”

      Thats the best I can do, at cleaning up what I’m thinking ,…

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  35. One of the main reasons I voted for Trump was that, second only to Rand Paul (whom I supported until he dropped out), he had the least interventionist foreign policy. I am so happy over this announcement! Promises kept.

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    • Mia C says:

      I loved that about him as well. It’s even better than non-interventionist. 1) He wants NATO countries, Japan, etc who we’re protecting to pay up 2) He wants to get the hell out of bad entanglements but 3) he want to go full force against bad actors like ISIS who really do need an a$$ whooping. It’s a combination of smart, tough, but also not into forever wars.

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  36. nonniemae says:

    I’m with Trump! Damn the republican uniparty.

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  37. rf121 says:

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  38. Sentient says:

    I applaud the president’s decision to exit Syria.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. visage13 says:

    Rubio is all mad and says it is a win for Russia. I pray that we can get a real conservative to run against him next time so I can vote him out. I wish I had the quote but someone on The Last Refuge twitter feed responses said Congress will spend billions to protect other countries but not the USA. That about sums it up for me. You watch, someone will sue and some 9th circuit judge will halt the soldiers from coming home. Just kidding, kinda. Okay, I am going to go watch the splodey heads n the evening news now…

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    • Trump's Hammer says:

      Who cares if it’s a win for Russia.

      Do you know who else wins?

      America, and that’s what really counts.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Dutchman says:

      Another Obama “legacy” undone, although seems like HILLARY had her hands all over the fiasco in Lybia and Syria, with Blumenthal her case officer.

      HOW do you get 10’s of millions of people to relocate?

      Start a war, and fund ISIS, to drive them to illegally migrate to westrrn europe.
      Gang violence, in latin America, to drive them North.
      Hmmmm,…

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Lil Marco’s puppeteers told him to say that. Made him say that. He got another bespoke suit for it.

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  40. markjohnson2303 says:

    Is there or are there any list or lists of those high placed powerful people that are paying the lobbyists to bend the will of our elected officials and pervert our laws? I’m not just talking the vague boogie men mentioned in conspiracy theories that attend “Secret society” meetings, nor the often cited all around scapegoat George Soros , but the actual behind the scenes monied manipulators?

    Is there a list of uber-globalist educators bent on perverting the minds of our young people?

    It seems that these behind the scenes manipulators training up or financing the provocateurs need attention drawn to them in order to be brought to account.

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      I am not a Bilderburg or Illuminati follower, either. To me that seems as removed, and as relevant as the Masons of today are, compared to membership levels during our Founder’s era.

      I think the list you seek is inexplicably buried in corporations, sub corps, independent contractors, etc.

      This isn’t about Rothschild or any other family anymore. There are thousands that are major shareholders in all of the international banks. It is a system now.

      Not many other than Soros can claim any level of relevance.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Is there or are there any list or lists of those high placed powerful people that are paying the lobbyists to bend the will of our elected officials and pervert our laws?”

      I had a list, finding it among hundreds of bookmarks is dozens of folders is another matter. Here is one of groups for you to start with:

      http://www.plutocracycartel.net/

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      Usual suspects would be Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics. Research their stock valuations and see if they are ever hurt by recessions.

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  41. jjs says:

    Let Russia, Syria and Iran rebuild it. I do not want to pay one dine to this trash heap of humanity.

    Good video Jean

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  42. woohoowee says:

    If you can find the list of U.S. Chamber of Commerce members, the world would love to see it. In the meantime, sites such as Open Secrets fill in some of it.

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      Crazy thing is, local COC in small town America is a good thing. Not seeing pushback on the local level here to the redirected funds/dues being directed to Wall Street interests.

      Literally, Main Street players are Fn clueless they are supporting an agenda that will kill them.

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  43. If that isn’t the perfect chair for reading, sipping bourbon, listening to music, or snoozing !

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  44. Sunshine says:

    And Turkey’s Erdogan is sending loads of military trucks to take out the Kurds in Syria, those same Kurds who fought so bravely against Islamic State.

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  45. Jane Smith says:

    Any member of Congress who would like to continue a presence in Syria, should feel free to go over there on their own and do just that. I’ll even contribute to the cost of sending them providing it’s a one way trip.

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  46. citizen817 says:

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    • nimrodman says:

      It’s not like we don’t have standoff capability and over-the-horizon capability.

      If ISIS or Al Qaeda form any dense clusters or training / operations headquarters, PresTrump can always lob a couple cruise missiles on them from our missile frigates offshore.

      I think our armed drones also can operate quite far afield with their hellfire missiles.

      And there’s always old-fashioned strafing and rocket attacks by our fighter jets.

      All predicated on enough remote and on-ground surveillance and intelligence for targeting decisions.

      We got technology – let’s frikkin’ USE IT
      — instead of our boys with boots on the ground as targets to get shot at.

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      • Moultrie Flag says:

        We are, nobody talks about it.

        Upside for millennials that were or still are gamers is,

        You can blow actual shit up in Syria while sitting in Kansas.

        Interesting MOS

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    • Mr. Morris says:

      Thank you President Trump. It is time to bring our young American’s home. As a bonus most of them will be home for Christmas.

      Liked by 1 person

  47. Pulling troops out of Syria should save the military about $25 billion next year. Now military has extra funding to build a wall.

    Liked by 4 people

    • zooamerica says:

      You read my mind! How much money does this save? Enough for the military to build the Wall – ALL of it in “one big chunk.” “Not little chunks.” The Wall is going to get built by the U.S. Military, and it’s going to be beautiful. I think it should be dedicated to the U.S. Military. Some judge will hold up the construction in the courts, but it’s going to happen in the near future. Right before the 2020 election. Perfect timing.

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  48. TwoLaine says:

    Johnny Songbird is rolling over in fiery grave tonight. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

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