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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Peacemonger-in-chief scares DC

In the Bible, blessed are the peacemakers.

In DC, they are cursed.

President Donald John Trump's dumping of his Never Trumper defense secretary and others has rocked the Pentagon.

Axios reported, "President Trump's newly installed acting Pentagon chief is bringing on a senior adviser in a sign the administration wants to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East before the end of his presidency in January, three people familiar with the move told Axios."

Something nefarious is afoot!

Instead of being a rubber stamp to approving military engagements, this commander-in-chief is ignoring their self-serving counsel.

The story said, "A senior administration official says a wave of firings at the Pentagon and the hiring of Retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor is in part a settling of Trump's personal scores — but senior White House officials also have made clear 'they want them more publicly to talk about getting out of Afghanistan by the end of the year.'

"Trump, who ran in 2016 on a promise to bring U.S. troops home, is frustrated with the slow pace of withdrawing troops from the Middle East, another senior administration official said.

"The president has told advisers on numerous occasions he wants troops home from Afghanistan by Christmas."

Maybe he should send the joint chief of staffs to Afghanistan to bivouac outside Kabul until they bring the troops home.

19 years.

The American people lost faith in all their institutions because under President Trump they finally realized how untrustworthy and undeserving the institutions are. His presidency has clarified just who the government works for.

It ain't us.

Support the troops by bringing them home.

41 comments:

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    1. >>> "...Potatoe, Poh-taht-oh, Let's call the whole thing off" Quayle, the weasel never-Trumper. Give our Blogger a bit to correct any misprints (Itt's only 11:25 a.m.). The /vaunted/ NY Times still hasn't printed a correction to Walter Durante...ummm, 90 yrs. approx. and counting. ZB

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    2. /edit/ (It's only...) >>> see, even me. zb

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  2. Trump has had four years to fulfill his bring-the-troops home pledge and has failed (along with numerous other failed promises). And now he wants to do this in four weeks? Once again, President Cadet Spurs shows he knows nothing about the military while simultaneously undercutting armed forces morale. Like Syria, President Dennison will leave billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment which will be claimed by militants once they overrun the Afgan government. Just like Syria.
    Thank goodness John McCain's Arizona has sent Trump packing.

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    1. How many troops were deployed at the start of his presidency and how many are deployed now?

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    2. >>> Anybody ask Songbird MCWetStart, if it was worth earning one of Dante's circles to attempt to undermine the American experiment by stabbing at the Trump Presidency?! ZB

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    3. Exact numbers are difficult to find:
      In 2016 we had at least 5200 in Iraq. Today we have around 3000, maybe a little less.
      Last year we had 13000 in Afghanistan. As of September we had 8500.
      In 2017 we had more than 2000 troops in Syria. We now have fewer than 1000.

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    4. Peacemaker? Not Trump. How quickly you forget Unknown that Trump increased the number of troops in Afghanistan by 3,000 in fall of 2017. Then Dump said the troops would come home providing the Taliban upheld its end of a peace agreement. How many here trust the Taliban. Russian bounties anyone?

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    5. Trump dropped more bombs than Obama. He assassinated a general on a peacemaking trip between UAE and Iran while in Iraq. Cheers for that killing rang thru this neo-con blog for weeks!

      Today we pretend he's a peacemaker lol. The rubes here really want it both ways.

      You really want the terrorism to end? Then end the foreign aid to Israel and its done.

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    6. blah blah blah.... bring the troops home. better late than never. This is good. js

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  3. Nothing has changed this is why they left wants it that way.
    "Oceania is always at was with East Asia."-Orwell "1984".

    "Gawd 'elp 'em if they blunder, for their
    boots'll pull 'em under,
    By the ford o' Kabul river in the dark."
    - Rudyard Kipling
    Both self fulfilling Prophecy.
    Trump wants this to stop.
    The Dems want more.

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    1. "Dems want more"
      Is that why Trump sent 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in Sept. 2017?
      Is that why Trump sent the troops withdrawn from Syria, not come back to the U.S., but to other U.S. military installations in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan?

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    2. He sent them because at that point he had trust and confidence in his JCS but no longer does. I applaud the President's move.

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    3. And a President Biden will do whatever Chairman Xi and the CCP want. They paid a good price for him.
      So, shut up, troll, I am tired of hearing you badmouth 45 in favor of Altzheimer Joe,

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  4. You only have to meet one veteran whose life has been changed forever by PTSD from our wars to not want to see any more of our troops go through it again.

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  5. We might as well withdraw from and shut down our airbase in Turkey, which is another relic of the Cold War that's been hanging around too long.

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    1. We have nukes at Incirlik and Erdogan will not let us move them.

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    2. hanuman_prodigious_leaperNovember 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM

      ground launched or air launched?
      can they not be put on planes and brought out?
      what about just taking them apart and ship back piece by piece?

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  6. Dave, and Bush/Cheney did NOTHING to stop the Iranian IEDs used against our troops in Iraq. 'nuf said w/o cursing.

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    1. Invade a foreign nation under pretense and God forbid they fight back! Don't those rubes know they are supposed to let us invade? Or how dare Iran locate its boundaries in the middle of our dozen military bases! How dare they!

      You neo-cons are nothing buy hypocrites.

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  7. “Maybe he [President Trump] should send the joint chief of staffs to Afghanistan to bivouac outside Kabul until they bring the troops home.”

    Excellent Advice.

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  8. In the Bible, people who commit adultery were stoned to death. What's your (useless) point Don?

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    1. He wants it both ways just like awarding Obama the nobel peace prize. He wants Trump to get one even though he has ended not one single war. In fact he dropped more drone bombs than Obama ever did.

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    2. I am trying to decide if caffeine, methamphetamines or head injury is your motivating substance. Please advise.

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  9. Ignore the trolls please. But you can laugh at them. Like I do. Bwahahahahaha!

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    1. Poor Flo she cannot stand seeing people debate ideas and facts! That can't be tolerated in her cult like mind.

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  10. PLEASE update this site to eliminate "anonymous", require each person to have a unique name, and add an IGNORE feature! I really like this site and Mr. Surber's take on events, but would rather not be exposed to the liber paid bots/shills!

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    1. Its called cognitive dissonance Benny boy. You cannot abide a single fact that contest your cherished views. All of which means you have a very weak mind and no self confidence in your views.

      Why not just skip every post by Anonymous? Isn't that easy enough for you lol. Nope you gott run to daddy and whine.

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    2. So, Nonny, convince me how Biden is not bought and paid for by the CCP

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    3. It must be a bitter lonely place where you live anonymous

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  11. He is funnier then anyone on late night TV.

    Hey, did you know that the million MAGA march this weekend in DC was organized by White Supremacists? That's the narrative going around.

    Americans are not allowed to do or have nice things.

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    1. mmmmm, Pictures????????????????????????? Evidence??????????

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  12. 'Anonymous' "bless his/her heart..."

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  13. Lots of trolls Don, should lock down comments here again.

    Trump fired Mattis and the last guy more or less for the same reason. Both were told to come up with a plan to exit Afganistan and both dragged their feet.

    B.S.G.

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  14. Nonnies will do what they do: facts never matter only the narrative.

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