Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works – President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With Kurds in Syria…

President Trump has played this out perfectly.  By isolating Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and effectively leaving him naked to an alliance of his enemies, Erdogan is now urgently asking for the U.S. to mediate peace negotiations with Kurdish forces.

This request happens immediately after President Trump signed an executive order [See Here] triggering the sanction authority of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.  Erdogan called the White House requesting an urgent phone call with President Trump.

After President Trump talked to Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, President Trump then discussed the options available to President Erdogan.  As a result of that conversation, Erdogan requested the U.S. mediate negotiations.  Vice-President Mike Pence announces he will be traveling to the region with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien to lead that effort.  WATCH:

[Executive Order]

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the situation in and in relation to Syria, and in particular the recent actions by the Government of Turkey to conduct a military offensive into northeast Syria, undermines the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, endangers civilians, and further threatens to undermine the peace, security, and stability in the region, and thereby constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby determine and order:

Section 1.

(a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(A) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, or attempted to engage in, any of the following in or in relation to Syria:

(1) actions or policies that further threaten the peace, security, stability, or territorial integrity of Syria; or

(2) the commission of serious human rights abuse;

(B) to be a current or former official of the Government of Turkey;

(C) to be any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Turkey;

(D) to operate in such sectors of the Turkish economy as may be determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State;

(E) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(F) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

Sec. 2.
(a) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and other officials of the U.S. Government as appropriate, is hereby authorized to impose on a foreign person any of the sanctions described in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, upon determining that the person, on or after the date of this order:

(i) is responsible for or complicit in, has directly or indirectly engaged in, or attempted to engage in, or financed, any of the following:

(A) the obstruction, disruption, or prevention of a ceasefire in northern Syria;

(B) the intimidation or prevention of displaced persons from voluntarily returning to their places of residence in Syria;

(C) the forcible repatriation of persons or refugees to Syria; or

(D) the obstruction, disruption, or prevention of efforts to promote a political solution to the conflict in Syria, including:

(1) the convening and conduct of a credible and inclusive Syrian-led constitutional process under the auspices of the United Nations (UN);

(2) the preparation for and conduct of UN-supervised elections, pursuant to the new constitution, that are free and fair and to the highest international standards of transparency and accountability; or

(3) the development of a new Syrian government that is representative and reflects the will of the Syrian people;

(ii) is an adult family member of a person designated under subsection (a)(i) of this section; or

(iii) is responsible for or complicit in, or has directly or indirectly engaged in, or attempted to engage in, the expropriation of property, including real property, for personal gain or political purposes in Syria.

(b) When the Secretary of State, in accordance with the terms of subsection (a) of this section, has determined that a person meets any of the criteria described in that subsection and has selected one or more of the sanctions set forth below to impose on that person, the heads of relevant departments and agencies, in consultation with the Secretary of State, as appropriate, shall ensure that the following actions are taken where necessary to implement the sanctions selected by the Secretary of State:

(i) agencies shall not procure, or enter into a contract for the procurement of, any goods or services from the sanctioned person; or

(ii) the Secretary of State shall direct the denial of a visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall exclude from the United States, any alien that the Secretary of State determines is a corporate officer or principal of, or a shareholder with a controlling interest in, a sanctioned person.

(c) When the Secretary of State, in accordance with the terms of subsection (a) of this section, has determined that a person meets any of the criteria described in that subsection and has selected one or more of the sanctions set forth below to impose on that person, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall take the following actions where necessary to implement the sanctions selected by the Secretary of State:

(i) prohibit any United States financial institution that is a U.S. person from making loans or providing credits to the sanctioned person totaling more than $10,000,000 in any 12-month period, unless such person is engaged in activities to relieve human suffering and the loans or credits are provided for such activities;

(ii) prohibit any transactions in foreign exchange that are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and in which the sanctioned person has any interest;

(iii) prohibit any transfers of credit or payments between banking institutions or by, through, or to any banking institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of the sanctioned person;

(iv) block all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the sanctioned person, and provide that such property and interests in property may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in;

(v) prohibit any United States person from investing in or purchasing significant amounts of equity or debt instruments of the sanctioned person;

(vi) restrict or prohibit imports of goods, technology, or services, directly or indirectly, into the United States from the sanctioned person; or

(vii) impose on the principal executive officer or officers, or persons performing similar functions and with similar authorities, of the sanctioned person the sanctions described in subsections (c)(i)–(c)(vi) of this section, as selected by the Secretary of State.

(d) The prohibitions in subsections (b) and (c) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

Sec. 3.
(a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to impose on a foreign financial institution the sanctions described in subsection (b) of this section upon determining that the foreign financial institution knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant financial transaction for or on behalf of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order.

(b) With respect to any foreign financial institution determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in accordance with this section, to meet the criteria set forth in subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary of the Treasury may prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by such foreign financial institution.

(c) The prohibitions in subsection (b) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted before the date of this order.

Sec. 4.
The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection l(a) or 2(a) of this order, or aliens for which the sanctions under subsection 2(b)(ii) have been selected, would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended, except where the Secretary of State determines that the entry of the person into the United States would not be contrary to the interests of the United States, including when the Secretary so determines, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General, that the person’s entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives.

In exercising this responsibility, the Secretary of State shall consult the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters related to admissibility or inadmissibility within the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security. Such persons shall be treated in the same manner as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions). The Secretary of State shall have the responsibility for implementing this section pursuant to such conditions and procedures as the Secretary has established or may establish pursuant to Proclamation 8693.

Sec. 5.
I hereby determine that the making of donations of the types of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 6.
The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order include:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 7.
(a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 8.
For the purposes of this order:

(a) The term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;

(b) the term “foreign financial institution” means any foreign entity that is engaged in the business of accepting deposits, making, granting, transferring, holding, or brokering loans or credits, or purchasing or selling foreign exchange, securities, commodity futures or options, or procuring purchasers and sellers thereof, as principal or agent. The term includes depository institutions, banks, savings banks, money service businesses, trust companies, securities brokers and dealers, commodity futures and options brokers and dealers, forward contract and foreign exchange merchants, securities and commodities exchanges, clearing corporations, investment companies, employee benefit plans, dealers in precious metals, stones, or jewels, and holding companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries of any of the foregoing. The term does not include the international financial institutions identified in 22 U.S.C. 262r(c)(2), the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the North American
Development Bank, or any other international financial institution so notified by the Secretary of the Treasury;

(c) the term “knowingly,” with respect to conduct, a circumstance, or a result, means that a person has actual knowledge, or should have known, of the conduct, the circumstance, or the result;

(d) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(e) the term “United States person” or “U.S. person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States; and

(f) the term “Government of Turkey” means the Government of Turkey, any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, or any person owned or controlled by or acting for or on behalf of the Government of Turkey.

Sec. 9. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to this order.

Sec. 10.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions within the Department of the Treasury. All departments and agencies of the United States shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to implement this order.

Sec. 11.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)), and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 12.
(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 14, 2019.

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248 Responses to Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works – President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With Kurds in Syria…

  1. SpotTheSpook says:

    It’s almost like reading poetry…

    Liked by 24 people

  2. realeyecandy1 says:

    but of course ABC reporting it as POTUS requesting a “ceasefire”

    Liked by 4 people

  3. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    A typical “trust Trump” situation.
    The ones who are able to trust Trump knew he was up to something.. The ones who cried all day about the betrayal of the Kurds hopefully learn something of it or will be put into the “ridicule drawer”.

    Liked by 19 people

  4. Raised on Reagan says:

    NYT via Drudge headline reporting “Turkey to hold 50 US nukes hostage”.

    Lying sacks of swamp sludge.

    Liked by 3 people

    • I read that, and wondered:

      “Why not remind Turkey that we have enough firepower ALREADY in place to obliterate their whole country?

      IMO: This entire dilemma arose from the ill-conceived admission of Turkey into NATO. The Muslims do NOT share the WorldView of America OR any of our other NATO allies.

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      • margarite1 says:

        My son in law is a highly educated Christian from Turkey – his brother is a general in the Turkish army and he knows many prominent people in Turkey etc.. He was explaining what is going on there and it gave me a new perspective and this afternoon we watched a video about the PKK and their enticement and actual kidnapping of children to fight for them. It’s a dangerous world over there – a lot of crazy people with guns and not much else. This is what I posted on a different thread:

        There are good Kurds and bad Kurds – PKK was designated a terrorist organization so changed name to YPG. Apparently now that they’re no longer fighting ISIS they want to focus on establishing their own country inside Turkey. They recruit children to be soldiers – just watched a video about this. What a mess – basically Turkey is dealing with a situation that would be equal to Mexico wanting to establish a country inside the USA..and sending bombs and terrorists to accomplish that.

        https://www.trtworld.com/mea/hrw-reveals-pkk-affiliated-armed-groups-use-child-soldiers-257816

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        • Your analogy falls short when you remember that the Kurds are NOT a foreign power who seek to invade Turkey. They are a stateless ethnic group that has members living in sections of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and adjoining nations.

          The world failed them when we carved up that region using geographic lines, rather than recognizing the more cultural, tribal boundaries.

          But, yes, it’s obvious they have crossed certain lines in their struggle to carve out a nation for themselves.

          As for Turkey:Erdogan

          Screw Erdogan AND the Generals who keep him in power.

          ALL of them.

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          • rashomon says:

            “The world failed them when we carved up that region using geographic lines, rather than recognizing the more cultural, tribal boundaries.”

            Thank you, France and Britain, for upending the ME and failing to make amends to those you forgot when you divided up the riches. Seems the U.S. has been fighting your battles for a long, long time.

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          • KAR says:

            “The world failed them when we carved up that region using geographic lines,” Who’s this “we” Kimosabe? I thought it was the Brits in their drawing room over whiskey.

            Liked by 1 person

          • margarite1 says:

            Further, what critics do not understand is that the Kurds have been rewarded for their loyalty to the United States. They also confuse the Marxist elements of northern Syria’s Kurds with the pro-American Peshmerga of northern Iraq.

            https://spectator.org/the-syrian-kurds-are-not-americas-problem/

            BTW, the Syrian Kurds are communists. It’s a mess over there. The conditions are incredibly bleak yet still they can’t stop fighting and they conscript children as young as 10. We are very lucky not to have to live next door to them.

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            • You’re quite right about the Marxist elements among certain Kurdish forces.

              Like every other ethnic group, they’re NOT monolithic in respect to every (or any) particular issue, be it religion, politics, or economics.

              But (so far) their fight has been against others, and not the US

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Let’s just detonate them all in place then.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Turkey has way more leverage over EU…endless supply of cheap labor and sharia

      Like

  5. Bogeyfree says:

    And the idiots in Congress want to impeach this guy?

    This proves once a for all PT is a VSG!

    I wonder what old Lindsey has to say now?

    Liked by 11 people

  6. Michael Kunz says:

    Action this Day. Well Done Mr Trump!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Syrian Army “meet” US troops on a highway as American forces move out from Kobani.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Mike in a Truck says:

    Amazing how despots suddenly see the light when they have their economic testicles squeezed in a vise. Contrast Burdock Obamaumau’s penchant for rewarding unsavory international characters with American riches or wealth stolen from others while at the same time making the situation worse. That’s the difference between an international business man and a community organizer.

    Liked by 21 people

  9. CNN_sucks says:

    Michael Savage will be eating crow today. Who is wrong now? Lucky to have a stable genius as president.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. 300 says:

    “All War is based on deception”

    Sun Tzu
    My president is a stable genius.

    Liked by 7 people

  11. theresanne says:

    Once again, Commander-in-Chief President Trump out-maneuvers America’s enemies both foreign and domestic.
    Hail to the Chief! Hoorah!!!

    Liked by 9 people

    • Black Irish Rose says:

      If the Nobel Peace Prize were worth winning (that is, if it was an honorable award based on truth and merit and RESULTS), this president should have been given two by now: one for North Korea, one for Turkey/Syria. And a giant raspberry to all the Lindsey Grahams out there. Well played, Mr. President. Well played.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Pa Hermit says:

    Holy cow, is POTUS rewriting the political books, or what? Both D’s and R’s (for whatever they’re worth now) had better be taking notes on how to run a country! POTUS may well be the modern “Sun Tzu” of the “The Art of Politics!”

    Liked by 7 people

  13. Guyski says:

    These moves by President Trump make people like Adam Kinzinger (and his tribe) insignificant.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Publius2016 says:

    WINNING! who knows if it lasts, but eventually these fools have to work together for PEACE!

    Like what exactly are they fighting over…5,000 years of dictator to dictator….lets get back to BUSINESS!

    Liked by 5 people

  15. JAS says:

    In the meantime, Drudge’s headline (through the lying NYT): “ERDOGAN HOLDING 50 US NUKES ‘HOSTAGE'”. This is what fake news do.

    What BS. Drudge is dead. It’s an airbase! The nukes are, or can be, out of there in minutes. That is, If they are still there. It’s only 10 minutes from the airbase to the Mediterranean. And we have not ONE but TWO carrier strike groups in the med as I write this.

    Liked by 6 people

  16. Darrell Michael Richardson says:

    Even his worst critics have to admit he is a master and more wiser then they give him credit for. Well done President Trump. I look forward to another 5 years of your leadership.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Robert Smith says:

    More winning!

    Intractable problem that could last decades when you play by the idiotic rules of “allies.” But now with the US extracted – everyone is interested in a resolution.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. TarsTarkas says:

    ‘Trump the Warmonger’ is what they will crying tomorrow. ‘He could have stopped the war before it started’ and ‘Perfidious Trump’ and a dozen other flavors.
    If Erdogan is overthrown because of this I won’t shed a tear. This is Mr. Get off the Streetcar of Democracy at your Stop. Also the world’s most prolific murderer of journalists.

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  19. sundance says:

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  20. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Fake news in Turkey and ABC are not that much different

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Reserved55 says:

    What nonsense will Jack Keane spew now?

    Earlier today he called for establishing a no fly zone over Syria, in affect calling for war against a NATO member.

    Whose side would the EUSSR take?

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    • General Keane is an AIRHEAD.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Last I heard him on the radio in the morning, he held some investment banking advisory position.

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    • Screw Turkey and it’s Muslim BROTHERHOOD loving population. I have always supported the Kurds and their desire for autonomy. Turkey shouldn’t have been admitted into NATO, and expelling them should become a priority.

      BUT

      I don’t want any more American lives of resources to be flushed down the commode known as the Middle East.

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Wise Genius Trump basically created a no fly zone. Russians and Syrians are doing it for us.(and for the Kurds everyone is concerned for)
      There are numerous reports that Turkish air attacks have ceased already and their frontline is now consisting of mercenaries(islamists) and no official Turkish army.

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    • KAR says:

      Apparently Russia is establishing a NFZ over Syria from Latakia airbase even as we speak, so I hear.

      Like

  22. Evelyn says:

    11
    “This is what the Lord says—
    the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker:
    Concerning things to come,
    do you question me about my children,
    or give me orders about the work of my hands?
    12
    It is I who made the earth
    and created mankind on it.
    My own hands stretched out the heavens;
    I marshaled their starry hosts.
    13
    I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness:
    I will make all his ways straight.
    He will rebuild my city
    and set my exiles free,
    but not for a price or reward,
    says the Lord Almighty.”

    14 This is what the Lord says:

    “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,
    and those tall Sabeans—
    they will come over to you
    and will be yours;
    they will trudge behind you,
    coming over to you in chains.
    They will bow down before you
    and plead with you, saying,
    ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other;
    there is no other god.’”

    Liked by 3 people

  23. James Carpenter says:

    Perhaps a little off-topic…
    Where are we at in regards to cloning technology?
    Could we clone Donald J Trump?

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Kristin DeBacco says:

    Mmmm…. I am getting a bit tired of all this winning… guess I need to take more winnamins…..
    It’s like you never ask a question unless you know the answer…, President Trump knows far more than we ever will.
    Again: I love this man.
    The treatment he gets from the left is like torture. It’s every day, every hour, every minute. Like a thousand cuts.
    I will stand with him, always. Just returning the favor.

    Liked by 6 people

  25. All Too Much says:

    We are watching Trump’s tactics dictate results in real time.
    Called beforehand, with deep explanation as to why, by SD and CTH team.
    What a blessing.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. mtk says:

    Lost in all the media noise…
    Was it not just earlier this year elections in Turkey President Erdogan saw wide spread dissatisfaction, with calls for recounts and run offs.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Turkish_local_elections

    IMHO Erdogan needs internal social opposition/conflict to remain in power and steer the State to impose martial law.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. 2013gti says:

    VSGPDJT plays these fools like a fiddle.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Alex Pazzo says:

    What’s Lindsssseeyyyy and Lyin Ted gonna say now?

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  29. TheTorch says:

    It is just amazing to observe this President and this Presidency and what it is achieving on all fronts.

    How lucky we are to be alive to witness this all unfold. In less than 4 years this President is transforming everything, and the best part is that due to the media’s TDS, they are completely oblivious to what is actually happening.

    One of this President’s greatest achievements will likely be Foreign Policy.

    It also reminds us all of the utter catastrophe of previous administrations foreign policy, the so called experts, didn’t have a clue, and the cost of their errors, were horrific.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Paging Brian Kilmeade. Will be interesting what he says about this tomorrow on F & F. He may be busy eating crow about now.
    I knew that POTUS had a plan and that his decisions were well thought out in advance. I am so tired of the stompy feet from both sides wanting instant decisions and answers to their demands.

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  31. joeknuckles says:

    And not a moment too soon. I’m not sure how much longer the Kurds could have taken the barrage from the Turks. See exclusive footage below from ABC News.

    Liked by 9 people

  32. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    This guy has good sources since years..

    So now it’s a stalemate of Russia vs. Turkey who won’t want to escalate the situation.
    Meanwhile Turkish proxy’s(islamists) are fighting on the ground vs. Syria and the Kurds. Syrian Army is also moving anti air north:

    “PYD Co-spokesperson Salih Muslim talks about the agreement with the Syrian state: “There is another promise that has been made; Russia and the regime said they would close the Syrian airspace for Turkish aircraft and stop the airstrikes.”
    https://anfenglishmobile.com/features/salih-muslim-talks-about-the-agreement-with-the-syrian-state-38404

    We’re out and these morons can fight this war while we push into the right direction via sanctions and economic threats!

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  33. A2 says:

    Kobani is very close to where the US troops were when Turkey attacked. Some reports say as close as a few miles.

    Turkish news claims that Israel is selling arms to the Kurds.

    Another report: ‘ Turkish backed proxies suffering heavy casualties in the North. The SDF has regained control of almost all of Ras al-Ayn’

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  34. Message to China:

    You’re gonna own similar Sanctions if you keep interfering with and undermining USA interests.

    This is just a WARM-UP.

    Liked by 6 people

  35. Bogeyfree says:

    PT should tweet……

    Media, please try and keep up!

    More Winning!

    Liked by 2 people

  36. Publius2016 says:

    simple point: how can there be peace between Syria and Turkey when Russia and US stand in between? 45 says, “Hold my diet coke”

    Liked by 2 people

  37. bluecat57 says:

    I want to see the transcript of that call. I’m sure Erdogan offered Trump a quid pro quo and Trump should be impeached for bringing peace to part of the Middle East.

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  38. burnett044 says:

    but but but….what will Ms. Lynsey do with all those darn war drums…..???

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  39. Magabear says:

    But the fake news headlines will still be “OMG, Trump destroys Syria with guns from Kentucky!”. 😳

    A question for those agast at PDJT moving 50 troops out of the conflict zone: what exactly were those 50 troops supposed to do to stop the two sides from fighting each other? 🤔

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  40. TEWS_Pilot says:

    Gosh, if we just had someone like John “Did you know I served almost THREE MONTHS in Vietnam and gamed the system for a boatload of Medals” Kerry to lead this effort….

    “Genghis John” Kerry
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/314c73fe62fe5ba440f45d9813f1aa0b8a8cf47b8d00913a632e9c7f4b2245c5.jpg?w=600&h=874

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  41. C-Low says:

    Turkeys goal was not conquering the Kurds lands he has a huge Kurdish pop to deal with he doesn’t want to add to it putting them in the drivers seat when if Turkey ever does turn back to democratic rule. it was just taking them out of the game off the table in Syria. Turkey now can sit back and let Assad be the jail keeper. Assad Russia Iran won this one they were given the ability to take over the NE with no resistance and can now dictate terms to the Kurds.

    Not saying Trumps move was wrong it was a untenable position for US. Supply lines US troops in Turkey etc… But lets not lie to ourselves Turkey played US.

    I will hold final judgement on how Assad Russia Iran vs Kurd agreement ends up and how Turkey acts after this, but considering the players it doesn’t look good. It looks like Edrogan Putin sat down and conspired against Trump. Maybe Trump had some back room stuff that will balance this.

    Trump should make clear that a NATO ally working against conspiring with enemies against the US will not be taken lightly. All sanctions should be implemented and Turkey should be brought to heal. We should drive for major Turkish consessions to stop the pain like them taking the authoritarian boot off their opposition parties, re-liberalization of the media, NO more undercutting NATO policy, and definatley making clear military purchases will not be outside NATO.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      What exactly would we win if we annexed the border lands of Syria and Turkey? or better yet, what if we took over Turkey and Syria??

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    • john says:

      The neo-con pivot. Anything to keep the war machine humming. “Satan laughing, spreads his wings”.

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    • rashomon says:

      Whoever gets the prisoners should bill Obama for their upkeep. It was his brilliant idea to back the Muslim Brotherhood and kick off the Arab Spring with mercenaries posing as ISIS/ISIL…whatever he calls them. Stupidity has a price and it should not be our military men and women that do the paying.

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  42. Bogeyfree says:

    So tomorrow is Shifty going to say PT colluded somehow with the Russians to save the Turks?

    Or will he flip flop now and say..

    PT has turned his back on a NATO ally

    These people are nuts!

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  43. Mortimer says:

    No matter how well things might go from hour to hour or day to day …. I wouldn’t rush to declare a Trump win. Here’s why:

    Every time Trump gets tough with another country the traitorous Dems and never Trumpers use back channels to coach that leader on how they can defy Trump. They encourage them to resist and remain strong.

    Kerry, Obozo, Rice, Brennan, etc. All traitors.

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    • john says:

      Can you show examples where this is true?

      I see AMLO and Mexico still fulfilling their pledge.

      I see China bleeding dollars.

      I see the hostage, Kim, desperately pining to break free from China and embrace PDJT.

      I see EU economies suffering.

      I see populist pro-Trump governments springing up all over the EU.

      I see Honduras and Guatamala agreeing to safe first country doctrine.

      I see ISIS utterly destroyed.

      I see Turkey begging for peace.

      I dont see these failures you mention.

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      • Mortimer says:

        Yes. It has happened with almost every EU country, NATO, U*N and Iran.

        I think you misunderstood. I wasn’t predicting the outcome. Just that the Dems will try to back stab. Kerry and Obozo are doing it all the time. Obozo booked visits to EU leaders just a couple days ahead of Trumps NATO trip.

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    • PVCDroid says:

      Was Turkey ever compromised by the Dems? O was a fan of Erdogen, wasn’t he in his prop up Iran campaign? Hmmm.. He might pull dirty demoncratic tricks on Trump.

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  44. LBS says:

    President Trump once again proves that HIS PEN really is mightier than the SWORD.

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  45. Garavaglia says:

    If results come from economic threats…they will be directly related to Trumps effectiveness in dealing with the Chinese and others.

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  46. JustScott says:

    Makes me wonder. While everyone is looking North, what is about to pop to the South?

    3 days old: “Iran regime ‘readying for war’ with missile cities buried under concrete”
    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/iran-readying-war-missile-cities-20545321

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  47. Shyster says:

    It seems that Lindsey Graham may be backing this as well such that all of his criticism may now be in the past. Moving forward with a united front, if this is the case, it will substantially strengthen POTUS hand and provide much needed positive optics. Even more importantly, if the US withdrawal was the kick in the ass needed to bring all of the players to the table to seek a negotiated outcome this could be a major win and vindication for the Trump nonintervention doctrine. Basically, the US presence may have been the very reason, or log jam if you will,the parties wouldn’t deal with each other and at least try to work things out. Now that that game board has been flipped on its head, in combination with the sanctions, the parties now have to actually build alliances, constructively engage and deal with each other. Will be fascinating to follow.

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  48. Garavaglia says:

    Folks, you can’t believe anything any of these news organizations report…even if you agree with and hope it to be true. Hopefully the firefight in Kentucky with calm down soon.

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