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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 05:51 PM

"POTUS WENT ROGUE"


POTUS went rogue': Trump's Syria move blindsides national security leaders
Source: Politico

The White House announcement upended military and State Department plans to deter a Turkish offensive with a system of safe zones and joint patrols that were getting underway. And it bucked views by top officials that the Turks’ threat of an incursion against the Kurds was a bluff, according to current and former defense officials and people familiar with the U.S. government’s efforts to forestall a new Turkish military operation.

"Everyone was absolutely flabbergasted by this. I tell you that as a fact," retired Adm. James Stavridis said Monday on MSNBC, describing what he saw as the view from the Pentagon. "Nobody saw it coming, and that is a real problem when you're trying to conduct not only foreign policy ... but also military operations. That kind of whipsawing effect is extremely detrimental, not only in this tactical situation, but strategically as our planners try and prepare in other theaters, from North Korea to Afghanistan."

A person familiar with the U.S. government’s policy deliberations on the issue said Trump is operating against the advice of his national security leaders — noting that Sunday night's announcement came just three days after Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke by phone with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.

“POTUS went rogue," the person said. "It’s not too surprising for those of us who’ve been following him, but it was a surprise and went against what Esper was talking to Akar about.”


https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/trump-syria-turkey-national-security-leaders-037958









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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 06:26 PM

1. They sad they couldnt leak it?

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:39 PM

2. fauxnews alert

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:21 PM

3. Trying to

Take attention away from the impeachment issue like that’s going to stop the process

He’s on the verge of losing his marbles

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Response to Squeek (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:25 PM

4. He is a mob punk

He just gave Senate repubs the perfect excuse to turn in him.

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