Check out the kookaburra letter Trump sent to Erdogan after giving him green light to invade Syria

This comes courtesy of Trish Regan at — oh, here it is — Fox Business. Other reporters have followed up on this and confirmed it’s real. Yes, 100 percent real. Though I’m still holding out hope that my brain has been floating placidly in a vat of dive-bar egg brine since, I don’t know, November…

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Trump on the Kurds: 'There's a lot of sand they can play with'

Yes, but what were the Kurds wearing when Turkey invaded? That’s what I want to know. x “It's not our problem,” Trump says in Oval Office of Turkey's invasion into Syria. He adds that the Kurds are “not angels.” Also, he says this: “They've got a lot of sand over there…. There's a lot of…

Lara Trump: Most Americans have never even heard of the Kurds, so whatevs

The moral depth of these people is breathtaking. On Monday, Lara Trump — who’s married to Donald Trump’s fourth-favorite tragic mistake — appeared on Fox News at Night. The show’s host, Shannon Bream, asked her what she thought of a New York Times story (“Trump Followed His Gut on Syria, Calamity Came Fast”) that excoriated the…

Liz Cheney blames slaughter of Kurds on … Democrats

Well, she didn’t specifically call out Obama or Hillary Clinton, but give it a few days. On Fox News this morning, Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman from Wyoming and the daughter of the massing heap of discarded organs and tissue that used to be Dick Cheney, blamed Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria on — you guessed…

Trump talks Turkey: sternly-worded threats, tweeted loudly

Trump has now made threats against Turkey, having tried to bluff Erdogan and failed, again, as Axios reports. Unfortunately, Trump cannot erase a crisis of his own making with initiatives that will take weeks to implement while people die. This raises more questions about conversations between Trump and Erdogan especially since Russia completed a new…

Trump still vaguely threatening sanctions on Turkey, how empty are they?

Is sanctioning Turkey a kind of virtue signaling or is the Trump administration prepping the ground to lift Russian sanctions? In case you forgot that there was a monstrous steel imports tariff on Turkey that Trump promptly rescinded, because it’s virtuous to double a tariff then reduce it by 50% to appear like something happened. …

Russian state TV uses Trump's betrayal of Kurds for anti-American propaganda

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian state TV. And it’s hard…

GOP congressman: Trump's decision to abandon Kurds is 'weak' and 'depressing'

Welcome to consensus reality, Rep. Kinzinger! Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, has at last seen what any non-cult member with eyes realized long ago: Donald Trump is a weak, whiny poseur who acts tough but has the gravitas of a rarefied mouse fart. Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, Kinzinger stated the obvious:…

Sanctions Against Turkey For Syria Invasion Are Too Little And Very Late.

The reports on the ethnic cleansing of the Syrian Kurds — and that is what Turkey is doing — are heartbreaking.  Supposedly, there is real anger among Senate Republicans about Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds, but what is not getting reported is the inadequate response from those supposedly outraged Republicans:  economic sanctions on Turkey.  Some Senate Democrats…

Turkish atrocities against Kurds begin: casualties reach hundreds, 70,000 displaced so far

The predicted bloodbath unfolds. Wapo does an excellent summary of the current situation. x Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime….

A Bus Ride Through Fly-Over Country…

I have nothing against the people of Minnesota, Arkansas or heartland Iowa, and I have a son who was born in the South. My beef is with the conservative philosophy that begins with the dismissive words ‘I spoke to people in the Midwest and they say…’ Listening tours, town halls and meet and greets at…

Another Crack in the Wall: Marc Thiessen Calls Out Trump

I despise Marc Thiessen. He is an inept, supercilious, illogical Trump defender-at-all-costs who gets to write op-ed’s for the Washington Post twice a week, probably so they can claim “balance.”  As a representative of the Trumpists, he is doing them no favors with his easily disassembled distortions. But when I saw this headline this evening,…

Fatal Distraction

There is a term used in Syria and Turkey about the Kurds, “Arabize.” Essentially the Kurds since the 1920s and 30s have been ostracized as rebellious heretics. Although the Kurds comprise nearly 25 percent of the Syrian and Turkish population, Bashar al-Assad the Syrian leader, and Recep Erdogan the Turkish president dream of genocide against…

Trump's collusion with Turkey is more than a distraction from Ukraine woes

Excellent William Saletan article in Slate reminding us how much Turkey is part of Trump’s corruption going back to Mike Flynn. It’s made worse as Turkey begins its new attacks on the Kurds. It’s hard to keep track of President Donald Trump’s betrayals of his country. First he solicited Vladimir Putin’s help in the 2016 election….

Lindsey Graham Back to Shilling for Trump…That Didn’t Take Long.

For a hot minute it looked almost like Lindsey had retrieved his dignity from Trump’s watch pocket. We should have known better. Six hours ago: x Couldn't agree more! https://t.co/SnRiOdDZV6— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 7, 2019 Two hours ago: x To House Democrats: Everyone in America — including President @realDonaldTrump — has the right to…

Individual-1 “is in great danger of losing the mandate of Heaven”

Like Jerry Falwell Jr and his pool boy, everybody’s got stakes in the Rapture. Speaking in tongues, handling snakes, and laying on hands is not going to save Trump. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend x Pat Robertson is “appalled” by Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria: “The President of the United States is in great danger of losing…