Trump confirms Woodward report he decried as 'fiction' in 2018

I don’t tell many lies. Sometimes I fudge my responses a bit when talking to my psychiatrist. Like, I’ll tell her I’m exercising regularly to improve my mood, when by “exercising” I actually mean “eating Corn Nuts.” So it’s not that tough to keep track of my little white lies. But Trump is a regular…

Baghdadi Bob's re-election rant

Donald J. Trump is his own al-Baghdadi Bob. General Gaslight’s bone spur bloodlust for oil kills the head of ISIS, but helps recruiting for Al-Q in the Global War on Terror… “as though you were watching a movie”. Trump was actually still playing golf during the raid. Here's the moment: Trump downplays the operation to kill Osama bin…

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…

Putin and Erdogan Meet in Sochi, Russia to Discuss “Piece”.

Biloxi Sun Herald “Russian President Vladimir Putin has sat down in Sochi with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria. Putin welcomed the Turkish leader in the Black Sea resort on Tuesday, saying their meeting is very important in the current tense situation in Syria. He noted that a high level of…

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…

Northern Syria: “the biggest ethnic cleansing operation of the 21st Century”

The primary combatants are the SNA, mercenaries supported by Turkey, and the SDF, although it now seems clear how much the absence of US forces has allowed the continuing rather than paused carnage. 300,000 people have been displaced. And then there’s all that Trumpian disinformation, often repeating Turkish talking points. Fact check: Cutting through the…

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…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 143)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. The EU ambassador agreed to testify against Trump in impeachment proceedings against the administration's…

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…