I predicted all of this. Where is the Evangelical End Time Crusader Army? This is it! Sell your churches and get on a plane for Syria to put down ISIS!
Tell the evangelical lunatics to SHUT UP! They made a terrorist video of Trump KILLING the press. Reminds me of my neighbors. Shepherd Smith quit telling lies for Jesus. The ‘Sable War Genius For Jesus’ drove the Kurds into the hands of Putin. Did The Putin Pleaser do this on purpose? Evangelicals love CHAOS! Take it over – there! Hit the beach you Rapture-ready loons! Follow your fake messiah – into hell!
I created a fictional Bond character to fill in the hole Traitor-Trump was creating in our State Department and Intelligence Service – that the lunatic did not deploy before he gave Turkey the green light to commit genocide!
Women like Marie Yovanavich were my model for Victoria Bond.
LOCK HIM UP!
John ‘The Nazarite’
“In my three and a half decades as a U.S. Foreign Service officer, proudly serving five presidents and ten secretaries of state from both parties, I’ve never seen an attack on diplomacy as damaging, to both the State Department as an institution and our international influence, as the one now underway.
The contemptible mistreatment of Marie Yovanovitch—the ambassador to Ukraine who was dismissed for getting in the way of the president’s scheme to solicit foreign interference in U.S. elections—is just the latest example of President Donald Trump’s dangerous brand of diplomatic malpractice. His is a diplomacy of narcissism, bent on advancing private interests at the expense of our national interests.
Ambassador Yovanovitch is not the first professional diplomat to find herself in political crosshairs in the history of the State Department. Trump is not the first demagogue to bully career personnel. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not the first secretary of state derelict in his duty. But the damage from this assault—coming from within the executive branch itself, after nearly three years of unceasing diplomatic self-sabotage, and at a particularly fragile geopolitical moment—will likely prove to be even more severe to both diplomatic tradecraft and U.S. foreign policy.
President Donald Trump is being lambasted by both Democrats and Republicans for withdrawing U.S. troops from northeastern Syria and leaving Kurdish forces to fend for themselves. And some of the sharpest criticism is coming from military veterans, including retired Marine Gen. John Allen — who stressed to CNN during an interview on Sunday that no good can possibly come from Trump’s decision.
“There is blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies,” the four-star military veteran told CNN. Previously, Allen served as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and was a special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS under President Barack Obama.
Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have struck a deal with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an effort to repel Turkey’s march into the country—as upwards of 750 Islamic State militants (ISIS) escaped from detention centers and more criticism was heaped on U.S. President Donald Trump.
When Trump announced U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Syria’s north east last week, seemingly giving the green light for a Turkish invasion, he was accused of betraying the Kurds—a longtime American ally in staving off ISIS in the region—and a number of experts and analysts warning that the move would give the minority group no choice but to negotiate with Russia and Assad.
Now with Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring intensifying and its incursion going far deeper into Syrian territory than anticipated, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have done exactly that, stating it had no other choice when faced with possible extermination and after America turned its back.
“We know that we would have to make painful compromises with Moscow and Bashar al-Assad if we go down the road of working with them,” Mazloum Abdi, the SDF’s commander-in-chief, wrote in an article for Foreign Policy on Sunday. “But if we have to choose between compromises and the genocide of our people, we will surely choose life for our people.”
The deal—brokered on Sunday between Syria, Russia and the Kurds—hands over the Kurdish-controlled, semi-autonomous border towns of Manbij and Kobani to Damascus, with Syrian state media announcing that Assad’s army was moving north “confront Turkish aggression on Syrian territory.”