Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Not all votes in Washington DC are formal gatherings in the halls of Congress to call for a formal vote/declaration.
The lack of a vote to impeach in the House is one example. Our banana Republic House is moving forward against every known policy in order to bring America to her knees.
Just because there has been no formal vote in the Senate to decide what Senators think of President Trump's decision to withdraw our troops from Syria doesn't mean Republicans... and, of course, Democrats... feel compelled to come to an official position. Once again, they just go against the President of the United States on the decison on Syria. What do they know or care about this? Money to be made in conflict in Turkey, in a war. Money is made on every war.
STOP believing we have a two-party system. We don't. We have one party with two caucuses. They rarely disagree. One caucus wears a black hat, the other a dark gray one. Hard to distinguish between them most of the time.
As usual, uber-hawk Sen. McSally has come out against Pres. Trump on his decision to withdraw troops from the northern Syrian Kurd-occupied land. Don't ever vote for her! She is not for America! Not so long ago, these same people were calling Trump a war-hawk with a curl of the lip in disdain. "Trump is going to get us into wars around the world," they screamed. Now, the worm has turned as it always seems to do against Trump.
The question is, if American citizens actually knew exactly what is going on in that part of the world and the mayhem to come, would they want their sons and daughters to fight for a part of the world that has been at war with each other for centuries? We challenge you to expain to us what has ever made a difference in back-water countries like Syria and Turkey regarding intra-region conflicts? What country has ever made a difference in Afghanistan? Pakistan? Syria? Libya? Iraq?
One despot has been replaced by another. Low-life governments know no peace and never have for centuries because peace might mean fair treatement of their citizens. They have boundaries of their countries so the world can distinguish which country is fighting another country based on jurisdiction and geography. And not let's forget what is under the land of the Kurds. Massive oil fields! It's never about freedom. That is a foreign concept for these back-water hell-holes. It's about power and geography. It's always about currency.
It will ever be so.
President Trump, go ahead and abandon these countries that are more interested in maintaining abject misery and control over it's citizens and less interested in quality of life. You have our support and blessings.
These are the people who need migration to western countries! These are the people who deserve legal asylum in Europe.
On last Thursday night in Minnesota, a reported 100,000 patriots trying to get into your rally were behind you. Imagine how that translates across America!
Beautiful post, thank you for your support of our Great President Trump!!
A very well supported concept. The Left will hate it.
Editor's note: A member questioned what we are doing deploying troops to Saudi Arabia. Quick answer: SA oil tanker was just attacked by Iran. This is neither the first nor last. America and most of the free world depends on the free flow of oil around the world. If that wasn't so, these tankers would not be a target for Iran. This is our, the civilized world's, problem. Syria is not.
I am very surprised that President Trump abandoned the Kurds in favor of Erdogan's announced invasion of Syria in order to kill Kurds. The Kurds have fought and died for us along side our troops in the war on terrorism, and now we are abandoning them to be slaughtered by the Turks. A number of the American troops who were pulled out of that area so that the Turks could have unhindered access to the Kurds were interviewed, with some of them actually sobbing over our abandonment of their allies and friends, begging our President to change his mind. This very small number of Americans would not have been under attack or harmed, and their presence would have saved the Kurds from slaughter by the Turkish fighter jets, tanks, and artillery. Their role there was not one of fighting a war, rather one of keeping our friends safe by their very presence. I am not a fan of McSally, but as a Gulf War veteran she understands the need to stand by our allies, many of whom have died fighting along side our own troops.
The first thing I thought of when I heard this decision was Here We Go Again, 1974-1975 all over again. This abandoning of friends does not sound like something President Trump would have come up with on his own. It seems he still has some liberals or code pink Republican appeasers and advisers in the West Wing.
Trump can't win even among us conservatives. Trump is doing the right thing. The Kurds have been around for 600 years or more. They are the 4th largest group in that part of the world. They have resisted forming a state with an army despite being threatened for years by Turkey and Syria to name two. They are fully capable of defending themselves but only if they become a state. They choose not to do that. Decisions have consequences. We have supported them for years on many fronts. We can't sacrifice our citizens because they choose not to form a state. Repeat: 4th largest ethnic group in that part of the world. I support Trump on this.
I realize most don't remember or perhaps have never heard the Farewell Address of President Eisenhower in 1960, and please remember he was also the Commander of the European Theater in WWII, he warned us then of the Military Industrial Complex and was also addressing the Governmental Complex of Elected, Appointed and Employees of the Federal Government as well and unfortunately over the Decades since very few paid heed to his Prophetic Warning to the Nation.
We've gotten so used to being the Policeman of the World since WWII most find it impossible and even for some an act of either betrayal or even treason not to continue this practice, I don't happen to be one of them and warned against this when I ran against Flake & Franks as by then we'd passed so many new laws to aid this type of action including the Patriot Act and NDAA, we're now moving out of the area I believe primarily because we did what we said we'd do and now it's up to those in the region to police themselves and for NATO to step up and if they don't want Erdogan's troops marching against the Kurds then let them stop him by kicking him out of NATO and bombing the Hell out of his Troops, I doubt they'll do that as most are all Talk and depend on our Kids Shedding their Blood in a Region of the World that has the Funds and Arms to join together and protect the Kurds from Turkey, however most in the area don't like the Kurds as well, or we could have Congress declare War as is what's suppose to happen by the direction of the U.S. Constitution or has everyone gotten so use to us just marching in they've forgotten that.
I do believe President Trump will continue to take heat for this, so if you don't support his action then write your Congressman & woman and Demand they Declare a real War rather than just a Political War of Sound Bites against him in an Election cycle, they've all been to cowardly to declare a real war in Decades and don't look for it to change anytime soon and same goes for the Press, the so called defender of our rights.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
Best article I've seen on this topic. Well written. Kudos to the author. I don't know how Trump stands up to the never ending criticism but he seems to thrive on it. That takes a strong person assured of their position. I disagree that we owe anything to the Kurds although I'm told they are a nice people. Sooner or later, we all have to learn to walk on our own. Hoping they do, too.
Many don't want a vote to come to the floor for impeachment. I WANT ONE. Anyone who doesn't want one has no confidence in the vast sea of patriotic Americans. In the next election Trump is gonna win with about 75% of the vote. And we still have a year to increase that percentage, to prove to more people who are historic Democrats that the Democrat Party of today is NOT the Democrat Party of yesteryear. Today it's the new Communist Party. Kennedy would NEVER have been part of the Demoncrat Party of today.
I want a vote ... but the vote I want is a referendum of the American People. Let's bring all of America into this. I think we'd find out that the loony Left only comprises about 20% of America. I'm comfortable with these numbers.
I'm not certain of the percentages you state, as we now have a somewhat activist youth and the Dems in AZ are registering kids in High School and who knows if they bother to check on whether they even have Birth Certificates as don't trust those in Favor of Illegals registering Voters and believe this is going on in other states as well, as we all know they've been Indoctrinating the kids in Public Schools for Decades now and we're just beginning to see the results of that.
I agree time to take a stand, believe anyone who really supports Freedom needs to put a sign in their yard and sticker on their Rear Windows, but also know so many won't as afraid to anger neighbors, friends and relatives, for me did that decades ago and found that losing them gave me more time to focus on what really mattered, we need to realize in todays world far to many in the U.S. care more about getting along then Freedom and if you want Proof of that just take a look at the NBA and their so called Players, who stand up for not standing up and also for transgender bathrooms but won't stand up for Freedom in Hong Kong for fear of losing MONEY, yes once again the Root of Evil is the LOVE of Money, but believe if we Stand together we to can Win just as our Founders did and they only had 1/3 of the people in the Colonies with them, pray for Our President and those will to Stand up for Freedom, those who won't Stand 4 Freedom and believe they can be neutral will find themselves on the losing End of the Political Revolution now taking place in the U.S.A.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
If you are not a regular viewer of JudicialWatch.org, I would highly suggest and promote it. There is far more coming along...very slowly so far...which is going to further break down the Dems. This entire impeachment operation is so far ILLEGAL it boggles the mind. So are Russo/Ukraine attacks.
Our Republic is being attacked by the Socialist Democrats and every leftist group here and around the World, those in office & the press are the spear head, but make no mistake it's well financed and supported by all who'd like total control of the World's Strongest and only True Republic that exists, as they know if they can bring US down then nothing will stand in their way from total domination, so my friends and allies this in essence is a War against all of US, and any sitting on the side or who know and don't want to speak out you'd better start while you still can, President Trump can't do this alone and shouldn't anymore than our Founders did, as they say FREEDOM ISN'T FREE.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
WOW!! Clair, you are spot on!!!