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Trump’s impulsive, cold-hearted Syria withdrawal
leaves behind Kurds — and honor

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Posted By: SurferLad, 10/15/2019 8:00:23 AM

As if President Donald Trump didn’t face enough trouble of his own making, he announced 10 days ago what appeared to be a peremptory withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. [Snip] What shocked many was Trump’s cold-hearted abandonment of the Kurdish troops who’d done virtually 100% of the deadly fighting to fulfill his loud campaign vow to crush ISIS, and do it quickly. The U.S. departure leaves another vacuum with ominous implications for the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus 10/15/2019 8:07:34 AM (No. 207771)
Oh bunk. Honor? Seriously? For destabilizing Syria and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths? The Kurds are fighting the Turks for their own independence. It has nothing to do with us and us not worth the life or legs of another American soldier. They will say the same thing when we finally get out of Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Nigeria etc etc. Go fight with the PKK yourself Andy. They will give you a nice rifle and a cool hat.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/15/2019 8:09:48 AM (No. 207775)
Andrew, Andrew. Calm down before you have a heart attack. Did President Trump consult with you first, then go against your counsel. Quit clutching those pearls or your mama's gonna slap you.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak 10/15/2019 8:13:16 AM (No. 207780)
Andrew Malcolm - Just what is the USA's interest in Northern Syria that must be protected their by the lives of our sons and daughters in the military and our money? If you can articulate and verbalize this interest, go to the members of Congress urging them to declare war.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GEM1400 10/15/2019 8:17:16 AM (No. 207784)
Andrew, I've got three words for you: Laios. Vietnam. Libya. Three places where Americans abandoned our "friends", all while the Democrats ruled the roost in Congress and/or the White House.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Highlander 10/15/2019 8:18:48 AM (No. 207789)
So, what’s a Brit doing, telling us about honor when his politics opened the doors wide open for hordes of Muslims to swarm into a once-great country?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232 10/15/2019 8:19:01 AM (No. 207790)
Since when has anyone left of center worried about a quaint notion like "honor". If there was any "honor" in Washington, kids of politicians wouldn't be getting rich, politicians wouldnt campaign on one thing and vote on the complete opposite, black lives matter, Antifa and occupy wall street would have been denounced day one and the press would report facts, not rumors.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sw penn 10/15/2019 8:23:29 AM (No. 207796)
Clearly this article was in the pipeline before the news broke that Turkey has blinked... Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works – President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With Kurds in Syria and... Trump Sends Emergency Delegation to Turkey Amid Bloody Offensive in Syria So. Much. Winning.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 10/15/2019 8:23:33 AM (No. 207797)
Andy, you’re an idiot if you think the Presidents decision was “impulsive, cold-hearted.” How ‘bout this for cold-hearted: sending our best to fight in an endless war and then NOT going to Dover to greet the flag-draped coffins? You need some educashun, son.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: philsner 10/15/2019 8:25:11 AM (No. 207798)
Consider the source. This is all I need to know Trump did the right thing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 10/15/2019 8:25:17 AM (No. 207799)
I want to scream at those blowhards to go stand in for one of the men they want to sacrifice. Otherwise, shut up.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 10/15/2019 8:27:01 AM (No. 207806)
The people upset by this are the same ones who cheered as we abandoned South Vietnam.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: volksford 10/15/2019 8:27:07 AM (No. 207807)
Andy you are a day late and a Quid short my boy , your article is old news and irrelevant to the changing situation.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: HotRod 10/15/2019 8:29:48 AM (No. 207811)
Perhaps Andrew could volunteer his services to the Kurds as a fighter. I suspect he would rather have our young men go in his place!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lazyman 10/15/2019 8:42:21 AM (No. 207828)
Cold hearted was staying in Vietnam in order to keep political power when they knew it was a lost cause. How many died, severely wounded or got their life interrupted because it was easier than admitting that they needed to cut the losses? It was only years later that we know this for fact. Stopping our boys from dieing may not be macho but it could be courageous.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/15/2019 8:50:42 AM (No. 207834)
And yet the Turks now want to negotiate so who has it right, Malcolm?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/15/2019 8:54:42 AM (No. 207839)
I would like to remind those of you too young to remember any of it but the fact is the democrats are what are known as fair weather soldiers. You know the ones waving the flags going in but bail on you at the first sign of trouble. I love to see all these democrat hawks, but the fact is I know they are all Jane Fonda under their slimey skins. They will all be sitting on enemy tanks doing selfies given the first opportunity. Trump is right, worry about our own borders, the democrats keep telling us that borders don't matter. So which is it? I say worry about your own backyard before you start mowing your neighbors.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Alias Grace 10/15/2019 8:57:09 AM (No. 207846)
Go tell the EU to step up and defend themselves against Erdogan’s incursion and potential for releasing extremists into Europe instead of expecting the US to do it for them. Cough up some bucks and resources and grow a spine to defend yourself. And then they screw us on trade, too. Trump is doing the right thing. We want out. Let’s get out! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/15/2019 8:59:34 AM (No. 207849)
These idiots... If Obama had ordered the pullout, they would have been all for it.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: spacer 10/15/2019 9:20:35 AM (No. 207866)
Brian Kilmeade also smears President Trump. Says President Trumps campaign promises were a stupid idea and the only reason for the decision.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 10/15/2019 9:21:40 AM (No. 207869)
Get in kick azz...get out
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 10/15/2019 9:22:37 AM (No. 207872)
Obama encouraged this mess in the Middle East, supplied arms to many and gave such advice as "Ghaddafi must go." Where is his share of the criticism? I would suggest that Andrew pick up a rifle and, if he knows how to shoot it, volunteer to go help one side against the other. Pick one, it makes no difference.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 10/15/2019 9:25:52 AM (No. 207875)
Malcolm has a place on my "never waste your time with this ahole" list. The REALITY is that Erdogan has requested negotiations with the Kurds, and no Americans are dying for SOMEBODY ELSE'S war.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: grampus 10/15/2019 9:33:51 AM (No. 207883)
It is history, not Trump,that unfortunately has left the Kurds between Iraq and a hard place.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird 10/15/2019 9:39:23 AM (No. 207886)
I wonder what Andrew has to pay this guy to trudge around and post these pathetic articles? One-author posting, according to Search...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 10/15/2019 9:51:52 AM (No. 207895)
I wonder how many in this ahat's family have come home in a coffin from these wars? Go straight to Hades, sir, and I will NOT read his drivel any more.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/15/2019 10:06:23 AM (No. 207912)
If Trump had decided to stay, no doubt Andrew Malcolm would be moaning about that.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: couchguy 10/15/2019 10:08:06 AM (No. 207913)
Up yours. tiny Andrew. Andrew is a Grima Wormtounge , he agrees with Trump once in a while to cover for his true feelings.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/15/2019 10:18:03 AM (No. 207920)
Take a look. Take a close look. This is my I-don't-give-a-crap-about-Syrians-Kurds-or-Turks face. Try to remember that.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/15/2019 10:24:01 AM (No. 207929)
Oh stop with the pathetic girly-boy hand wringing. Let's worry about AMERICAN CITIZENS for a change!!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: ARKfamily 10/15/2019 10:35:28 AM (No. 207940)
To Andrew Malcolm: Cold heart? How about the cost of all of our American lives that were lost? It is perspective and I think you might have the wrong one. . .
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Reply 31 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/15/2019 10:54:04 AM (No. 207963)
Who looked the other way when Saddam gassed the Kurds? Reagan Who walked away in Iraq and let the Kurds get slaughtered by Iraqi helicopters? GW Bush. Who encouraged the Kurds to revolt and then withdrew support for the operation at the last minute? Bill Clinton. Who forbade the US or its allies to arm the Kurds against the Syrians? Obama. The US has been jerking the Kurds around for decades. Trump promised to end foreign entanglements. He'd be getting the same grief if he had decided to send more troops.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: bubby 10/15/2019 11:15:13 AM (No. 207985)
"If your exit criteria for closing out some overseas adventure is “We can leave when things are stable” in a place that hasn’t been stable in 5000 years, you are advocating for “endless war.”" _ Kurt Schlichter. Hey Malcolm the Kurds are in Turkey, Syria and Iraq and none will give them independence or land. So what are we to do defend them in perpetuity? Hell the left won't let us defend our southern border but we need to go defend Syria's border! Forgetaboutit!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/15/2019 12:21:28 PM (No. 208040)
None of the assertions by the author of this article are true. I am not bothering with refuting bald faced lies.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 10/15/2019 12:57:04 PM (No. 208065)
Their crocodile tears are disgusting. I’m trying to remember the elegant stories about our withdrawal from South Vietnam. Oh, that’s right, they cheered as over 1,000,000 Vietnamese people were condemned to imprisonment &/or death. POS media.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: JimBob 10/15/2019 1:11:27 PM (No. 208080)
Skimmed the Title, Author, and Publisher, then skipped straight to the L-Dotter comments. Not going to waste my time reading an ill-informed, malicious Andrew Malcolm/McClatchy hit piece.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/15/2019 1:57:36 PM (No. 208116)
Cue Brenda Lee singing "I'm Sorry". How about we all send apology cards to the Kurds? If it was left to this crowd we'd still have troops stationed in Australia in case the Japanese ever invaded Singapore again.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 10/15/2019 2:03:34 PM (No. 208118)
Well, on the bright side, the Kurds should be used to it by now. They have been screwed over and abandoned by EVERY American President, and EVERY Pentagon Perfumed Prince that they have ever dealt with. And by pretty much every other supposed ally they have had in the entire history of their peoples. That they survive at all is a testament to their strength, spirit and resilience.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/15/2019 6:46:27 PM (No. 208328)
McClatchy is a propaganda outlet for the Democrat party.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: judy 10/16/2019 2:49:19 AM (No. 208556)
The US only had 50 people in Syria...another fake news story. Trump will prove Kilmeade, Graham wrong & show sanctions work better than boots on the ground. Kilmeade & Graham are obsessed with keeping troops everywhere.
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