This just in: Today, I’d like to piggy-back on my post from yesterday where I wrote about the abrupt decision to take our troops out of Syria.
A lot has happened since then.
First, I learned a lot about the value of those troops in Syria. I now understand why many are calling this move the biggest foreign policy blunder in decades.
I also learned that Trump took a call from Erdogan, Turkey’s dictator. It seems that Erdogan has wanted to go into Syria and kill all of our allies, the Kurds. Only our troops presence has stopped him. So, Erdogan calls Trump and the next thing you know, out come our troops.
I also leaned that later yesterday, Putin praised Trump’s move to take the troops out of Syria. In the press conference, Putin said we should take troops out of Afghanistan as well. Three hours later, Trump announces we are pulling troops out of Afghanistan.
Also yesterday, Trump signaled to the GOP that he would sign a stop-gag bill to fund the government into February even if it had no money for his wall or moat or whatever primeval device he wants. Then Fox News, Conservative pundits like Laura Ingram, Anne Coulter and Rush Limbaugh got on the airwaves and said, “Trump’s base will leave him if he gives in on this wall issue.” A couple of hours later, Trump did a 180 and decided that he will let the government shut down even though his own party strongly disagrees with him.
As for the Secretary of Defense, he quit citing that he (Matis) thinks we should support our allies and not give in to our enemies. Matis went on to say that these beliefs were not in keeping with Trump’s beliefs. Think about that.
Note that Trump has lost 13 cabinet level members in 2 years. That is more than the 3 previous administrations lost in 24 years combined!
All of this is just my observations. Go online and find all the sources that you want.
Reach your own conclusion.
My conclusion is this: (1) Trump works for Putin, (2) Trump is a coward and is backing out of Syria to avoid a conflict with Turkey (3) Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox, is as much our president as Trump or Putin and here is the biggie…(4) Losing Matis as Secretary of Defense will allow Trump to put in a lapdog that will agree with any insane idea that pops into Trump’s tiny little mind.
The world has suddenly become a very dangerous place.
Time to save it.
Up, up and away…