Trump hotel nixes Christian prayer event supporting Kurds

So, what, the Kurds are our bitter enemies now? How dare they let us betray them like this? The Hill: A prayer event for the Kurdish people that was scheduled for this week at President Trump's hotel in D.C. was abruptly canceled, The Washington Post reported. The event, dubbed “A Night of Prayer for the Kurds,” was planned…

Making Mud Pies

Sort of lost in the President’s latest machinations, and wall bouncing, was the fact that Hillary Clinton was once again cleared of any charges of criminality on the issue of her infamous emails.  To put this matter to rest—finally, I wish the State Department and the FBI would issue a joint press release that reads:…

Kurds throw tomatoes and rocks at departing U.S. soldiers

Jenan Moussa is a roving reporter for Al Aan TV, and she has a dispatch from the heart of Donald Trump’s latest colossal failure: When American troops first arrived in North Syria, kurds received them as heroes with flowers and ululation. Now terrified Kurds in Syria are throwing tomatoes and stones at departing American forces.@akhbar pic.twitter.com/mRWJeZINBK…

MCCONNELL Calls Out Trump Over Syria!

The Washington Post just published an op-ed by Mitch McConnell himself: Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the…

Erdogan threatens Trump over the 'lack of respect' shown in his crazy, splenetic letter

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, is reporting that Donald Trump’s second-grade playground letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t having the effect Trump had hoped. Which is hard to understand because usually Trump fully comprehends and anticipates every possible contingency. Weird. x Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter sent by @realDonaldTrump telling him…

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…