Sondland Throws Trump Under the Bus – The Daily Beast

Here is how the White House wants this to go down. First to put up a smoke screen bye causing turkey to go into Syria and attacked the Kurds. agree with turkey that there will be a ceasefire when the president of the United States request it. Have the acting white house chief of staff have a press conference when the most damaging of all the testimony against Trump is going to happen. Announce the outrageous decision to put the next G7 meeting at Doral, up from property. Then in that same press conference have mulvaney say that the people who are coming out to criticize the president in the impeachment inquiry are all partisan hacks. Then immediately after that have Pence an ounce of bogus ceasefire with turkey.

first the EU ambassador who testified today and threw Trump under the bus is not a partisan hack he was appointed by Trump and is a trump donor.

The ceasefire announced today is not worth the paper it’s written on. These fictitious borders that have been set up to divide up the Kurdish Homeland will never ever hold the test of time. This makes the British partition of the Middle East seem like a well-thought-out exercise.

By the way Mick mulvaney had a slip of the tongue when he said that Mar-A-Lago was also on the list to hold the summit. He was so pompous that Podium and showed contempt for the press and the intelligence of the American people. He committed crimes for this president and admitting to the crimes in public does not make you innocent. He said that the transcript was proof that there was no cover-up but there is two-thirds of that transcript missing. he refused to talk about the fact that they move things to the super secret servers that are never used for those purposes. The political hack here is Mick Mulvaney.

One more thing mr. President. If you’re going to hire or appoint political hacks remember that all they care about is the skin on their backs and they will throw you under the bus each time. Everyone said that the EU ambassador was not evil but he was so ill-prepared and unaware of world affairs that he was dangerous. That’s the perfect metaphor for this White House although I do consider them evil.

At the end of the day the impeachment inquiry is moving quite well and Trump is going to be impeached by Thanksgiving. I’m sure the poll numbers are scaring the White House to death. And that’s a good place to have them.

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Fox News Reporter Slams Trump’s Inaccurate Syria Claims: ‘U.S. Troops Are Not Safe,’ That’s a ‘Turkish Talking Point’ – Newsweek

Is Trump the president of the United States or is he the pr guy for either Turkey or Russia you pick it.

Trump writes letters to world leaders like, teenagers passing notes to each other in junior high. You and your letter to a dictator by saying call me!

Rudy Giuliani is going down just like Michael Flynn did as an agent for turkey that is not registered in the United States. That’s already a given. but there are more people in this white house that have weird ties to Turkey. Which also brings us to a former Congressman named sessions whose father was a former FBI director. He’s in this mess as well just having been subpoenaed by a grand jury in a counterintelligence investigation. This White House seems to do the business of everyone except the American people. It’s ironic that they pushed the America first moniker for themselves when we are not first. We have left the Middle East to Putin’s own devices. We have hundreds if not thousands of Isis fighters that are looseand Trump says that he’s not worried about them they’re not the strong Isis fighters. Of course he claimed that he crushed ISis is in one month then how come there are Isis fighters still? Well that coupled with the weird letter he sent to the genocide leader of Turkey and this day could not get any weirder.

His meltdown with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is indicative of this man’s poor mental Health. Speaker Pelosi posted the picture that he ignorantly tweeted of her standing up to him. And her post she said all roads lead from you to rush out mr. President.

But I think the thing that must have gotten him the maddest was that on the steps of the White House after his meltdown she said that she was praying for the president which he does all the time but now she’s praying for his mental health because there’s something wrong there.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s friends talk about the fact that all of this would not even be a Bee movie script because it would be so improbable but yet here we are.

there’s an ancient proverb that’s actually a curse and the curse says “May you live in interesting times.” I think we are all cursed.

It’s been such a day but the cracks in the armor of trump are starting to become larger and larger. Lindsey Graham today said that obstruction of Congress is an impeachable offense. Sure he’s not going to vote for impeachment because he’s in the Senate and he’s not going to vote for conviction because he’s a Lindsey Graham. And now a Fox News host other than Shep Smith or Chris Wallace is putting the gauntlet down and telling Trump that he’s using talking points of our enemies. Here’s an interesting Fox News poll which I’m sure upset Trump to no end:

Trump is a coward and a bully. I worry that he’s not going to go into the night quietly like Richard Nixon. He may tear our country apart just to save his own skin but I hope like my good friend John truly believes that he’s going to resign. I used to think that it would be to save his children but now I think it’s to save his own skin.

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Top special ops Marine who fought with Kurds blasts Trump move in Syria as betrayal – NBC News

Betrayal seems to be in Trump’s blood. What else can you say about Sergeant Bone Spurs?

The commander and chief says that his Vietnam was fought in studio 54. How can people like General McMaster work with someone like him? I know they thought they were trying to help the country, but really?

When it helps him Trump thinks that everything is disposable. Paul Manafort, his campaign chairman, that got him through the Republican convention Trump said that it worked for his campaign for a short time and was not all that instrumental.

Michael Colin, his longtime attorney and fixer, easily disposed of and put away in jail.

Rudy Giuliani, on Friday he said that Giuliani was a fine attorney but did not answer whether or not he was still his attorney.

And now the Kurds. Calling Trump Putin’s puppet is an insult to all puppets. He gave Syria to Putin for Putin’s birthday. Today the Kurds were forced to Ally themselves with the Syrian butcher Al Asad and Russia in order to keep their families alive. But the betrayal is even greater than what we are hearing in the media. Turns out that two months ago Trump promised the Kurdish leaders that he would have their backs and not to turn to anyone else because he would always be there and the United States would be there. And here we are, the United States is not there for them and are named in the world has been soiled. Tens of thousands of Isis fighters and their families are now being released to the world. And what has this godless? He says it’s in order to pull back our troops and yet he sent the same day five thousand more troops to Saudi Arabia! This is going to be his downfall. The American people have their day-to-day lives to worry about but they also worried about their children’s safety and don’t want another nightmare like September 11th 2001. The behavior of this President may bring one down on us and I hope to the universe and does not happen.

One last thing, if the Kurds looked more like Scandinavians I don’t think Trump would have betrayed them so easily. Another example of white supremacist terrorism.

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White House accidentally sends Ukraine talking points to Democrats again – TheHill

Either this White House is playing five dimensional Chess or they couldn’t win a game of tiddlywinks, I think the latter.

This is a president who said he would be stealth and never announce ahead of time what he’s going to do because that would inform the enemy. I guess sending your plans directly to the enemy must be some kind of mind trick or just plain stupidity. I haven’t seen a story move so quickly as the story of Trump’s impeachment. it’s no longer whether or not he will be impeached but rather whether or not he will be removed from office.

He is throwing people under the bus left and right. First you made sure to implicate Pence, then Rick Perry and pompeo. He’s giving Rudy Giuliani the Michael Cohen treatment. As he was screaming outside is helicopter going to Louisiana today when asked if we’re did Giuliani was his attorney he said weirdly that he was in the past and was a very good attorney at that. you change just a couple of words from Michael Kahn, he said that Michael Cohen was a good man something that he would go on and on and on about on Twitter with Michael Cohen turned on him.

I think all of this blundering, all of this deceit and his tragic decision to tell turkey’s erdogan that it was okay to attack the Kurds in Syria are all adding up and his jury, the Senate, is getting very tired of him. Sure, Mitch McConnell said that he controlled whether or not the trial took a long time but Nancy Pelosi decides how long the testimony last and that’s what was the end of Nixon.

He kept wishing the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe, a happy birthday but it wasn’t the prime minister’s birthday it wasn’t fact Vladimir Putin’s. And as a great big birthday gift to his bestie he allowed for the genocide of the Kurdish people are steadfast allies and for that there will be a very very warm place in hell for both Trump and Putin. I hope they enjoy it there.

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Trump’s GOP Allies Are Livid at His Inaction on Turkey’s Assault on Kurds in Syria – The Daily Beast

I was fortunate to be in an AP English class at Miami Beach Senior High School called “The Absurdist Vision”. It was taught by a professor Moses who have been a professor at Harvard. I bring this up because all of the absurdist literature I read during that semester did not prepare me for the Trump presidency. I think the thing that did prepare me better was perhaps the Superman comics that I used to read when I was around 10. Very much like in Star Trek mirror universe, Superman would travel to bizarro world where everything was backwards. So I have to thank the Superman universe for at least giving me a little bit I’ve noticed as to what I was going to deal with when I was 65.

Trump knows that he’s done wrong by abandoning me the Kurdish troops. Trump knows that the Kurds fought valiantly side by side with American troops to clear that part of the world of the Isis caliphate. Trump knows got the Kurds currently have over 10,000 Isis fighters in captivity. Trump knows all this and so does the GOP that seem to be never ending supporters of his. Today he said that the Kurds never fought in Normandy!

Where did he get that?

In fact the courage were very busy during World War II mounting an operation known as 1943 Barzani revolt. This took place in what is known now as Iraq. This revolt took play stream most awards. I wonder who in the Trump administration told him about this? I’m sure as the days go by we will find out. But claiming that one group or another did not help us in some past war is not how things work. Germany is our Ally but they did not help us during World War II actually they were our foe.

Japan is our Ally and actually they did not help us during World War II they were our foe.

Italy is our Ally but actually they did not help us in World War II they were our foe.

See how this works and perhaps somebody should explain this all to the current occupants of the White House because he has his head so up a part of his body, I’m not going to mention that it’s ridiculous. The Kurds have been our allies for the last 20 years that we’ve been at war in the middle East and to abandon them now because of the Turkish and Russian dictators demanding it from Trump is the same as genocide.

What happens to the Isis prisoners that the Kurds currently hold? This is not going to be a popular thing I’m going to say but I truly believe that Trump thinks that he can get out of his impeachment thing if we have a 911 like attack on the Homeland. Anyone who’s watched this transactional ass in the white house will I know that this is not outside of the realm of his scheming to keep himself in power.

I hope Lindsey Graham can sleep at night for his defense of the undefendable Trump.

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‘It Didn’t Have to Be This Way’: Just-Retired CENTCOM General – The Atlantic

The United States and especially the U.S. foreign policy is unrecognizable under Trump. We put tariffs on our allies and snuggle up to dictators that have always been our enemies. So what’s breaking news tonight that turkey is mounting an offensive against the Kurds with Russia. Yes the third-rate power that Russia has become is being propped up by Turkey. Russia really needs Syria because Russia has very few ports that they can put their Navy into. And the sacrificial lambs are our allies the Kurds.

it will take years to repair the damage that Trump has done to the United States and its Mission across the world. Look, I’ve never been a big fan of the u.s. being the policeman of the world but somebody had to do it, especially after the fall of the Soviet Union. But a complete capitulation to the Russian federation whose economy is 29th in the world, just to give you an example, if California were a stand-alone country it would have the 5th largest economy. Putin has used asymmetrical weapons against us. He is holding our president hostage because of the help that he gave Trump and getting himself the narrow electoral college win with 78,000 votes. Trump actually has a doctored electoral college map in the white house showing him winning more districts and he actually did. This is a cult of one and Trump will do anything to hold on to power and will do anything to the bidding of Putin.

There’s one more fly in the ointment of this story. The Kurdish forces have approximately 10 to 20,000 Isis prisoners in their midst. What happens when these people are glad loose? Do you really think their anger against us has disappeared while they’ve been prisoners?

Trump is throwing everyone under the bus but doing it to the Kurds amounts to genocide. If the Kurds looked like Norwegians Trump would not be doing this.

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Chaos in Syria, Washington after Trump call with Erdogan unleashed Turkish military – NBC News

We should be thankful that we don’t hear the words Al Qaeda, Isis or the caliphate much anymore. And you know who we should be grateful to? Our allies and our incredible men and women in the military. In one fell swoop the current occupant of the White House made it clear that America’s word that it will be there for you is no longer operative. I heard diplomats say that America’s handshake used to mean something but in the ear of trump it is valueless. Who do you think is the happiest about this? Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

We promised the Kurds a Kurdish Homeland and they fought on our side and died alongside our people. Now that we have a president who is more aligned with dictators than he is with his own military or state department we have left them to their own resources. What other Ally is going to believe the United States anymore? by the way if you think we’re getting new allies like the Turks or the Russians you are wrong because they are run by the same transactional kind of rulers and dictators that we have in Washington right now.

Trump is destroying our government from the inside and there is no other way to look at it. And, unlike Marco Rubio, I don’t think he’s joking.

They should change the name of the White House to Dictators R Us.

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Tillerson: Netanyahu, Israelis ‘played’ Trump – POLITICO

We should have voted in Tony Schwartz as our president in 2016. He actually wrote The art of the deal. The guy we have in office right now doesn’t know how to do a good deal if it hit him in the face. So when former Secretary of State tillerson says that Israel and especially the corrupt Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu played Trump that is as unsurprising as anything one has heard in the last three years.

This is the most corrupt and inept president we’ve ever had in this country. He insists on running the country as if the 38% that voted for him are the only people who live here. He has stepped over every boundary that was set up by our founding fathers. They never ever thought that the American people would be so stupid as to elect a man like Trump. But we did.

On a similar subject that is big news right now it was really unsurprising that Trump did not deny making a phone call to a foreign leader and subsequently making up a promise that alarmed a whistleblower. He just said that he knew that people would be listening but never denied it. we watch him on television during his rallies and his brain, the brain of a stable genius, wanders more than anything I’ve ever seen can a human brain. He can’t stay on one subject for any length of time. it’s almost like there is a laser pointer and he’s a cat.

Do United States of America and its population has one remedy and that’s in 20/20. We have 400 days to pick someone to run against them and hope that the foreign powers that this man has cozied up to don’t interfere and how we elect our president. I am in no way confident of this outcome. He has made it clear that he would happily accept help for his re-election from Russia. his people are blackmailing Ukraine into trying to get information on potential Democratic rivals. The corruption of this man, the corruption in plain sight, is nauseating, depressing and disheartening.

On a side note, Tillerson and Exxon Mobil are responsible for this climate crisis. 10 billion birds have been in North America in The last 5 ears, our planet is crushing in on itself.

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Saudi Arabia Says Iran ‘Unquestionably Sponsored’ Attack On Oil Facilities – NPR

Since my teenage years, and I am 65, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a thorn in the side of the world. I remember when they formed OPEC and then shut off the fuel supply to the United States. I remember standing in lines trying to get to my college classes type of hat the gas needed to get me there. They have been bad players from the beginning and they continue to be so. They are cruel to their people and let them live in poverty even though the royal family lives in luxury that most of us cannot even comprehend.

Let us not forget Mohammed bin Salman, the current Prince of Saudi Arabia ordered the murder of an American journalist, we will not forget khashoggi.

And so now in order to start a pot Saudi Arabia says that Iran definitely sponsored this attack on their oil facilities. Were they a name sponsor or just one that wanted to be in the credits? They can’t point to Iran as the launcher of the missiles because they were launched from Iraq granted Iran has a lot of reasons to do this to Saudi Arabia but it is not enough of a reason for us to jump into a war once again in the middle East and make more generations hate us well into the future.

this is hard for me to say because I really despise them haven’t but Trump is actually doing the more measured in response to this incident. we have oil reserves in the United States that are kept specifically for this kind of strategic need. Trust me the Saudi Arabian government is going to use all its wealth to rebuild a refined race. And in the meantime do United States is going to make some extra much-needed dollars on the foreign trade front.

The Saudi Arabians are well-known to say they will fight with a ran with the last American soldier’s blood.we have sent him so much in military prowess why aren’t they using it themselves? Why are they doing a proxy war in Yemen? Why do they want the United States to shed blood of our soldiers before they even put their toe into the pool?

The world right now is a tinderbox and resembles what history has shown us the world look like prior to Major Wars. I know I don’t have the appetite for a war and I am sure that the majority of the American people do not as well. If Benjamin netanyahu is actually taken out of office and Israel I see a little bit of the marched War slowing down because we might finally have a breath of fresh air from an election.

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Washington Post journalist Jamal khashoggi who was murdered by the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman

Attacks on crucial Saudi oil sites threaten to renew Gulf tensions – NBC News

If Trump and Kushner were not in bed with the Saudi Prince I would think that this may have been an attack orchestrated by the US. Overnight the United States became the largest reservoir of oil in the world. Prices of oil have gone up by 15% overnight. This is going to cripple the Saudi economy.

I don’t think that Iran had any reason to do an attack on the Saudis right now. The US was in talks to soften sanctions on Iran that Trump and post. Iran’s economy needs this influx of much-needed cash. But then of course Trump negotiates buy a tweet. It’s funny, for a man who campaigned saying that President Obama was too open about troop movements and the search, Trump seems to be an open book if you just follow him on Twitter. This is not a way for our government to be run but of course I think everybody in this country sees that. May we make it until 2021 and I hope he actually leaves office.

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