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Merry Christmas, Putin, From President Trump

Updated on December 20, 2018
Syrian troops prepping for an attack
Syrian troops prepping for an attack
Trump Tower completed recently in Manila, Philippines
Trump Tower completed recently in Manila, Philippines
America's Nightmare
America's Nightmare

Trump Dumps Syria

President Donald Trump, a man with "knowing all" wisdom and sometimes mistakenly think he is King Trump, has bestowed the ultimate gift to America's adversaries: A withdrawal of all American troops from Syria. While the number of 2000 is insignificant, it is the vacuum that will be created near the Jordan border that will be exposed to Iran and its proxies.

President Trump made a unilateral decision without consulting the "real" experts he appointed beforehand. He then refused to take questions and was so afraid of the press, created a video claiming that ISIS was defeated and it was time to bring the boys home. Of course, just the week before, all of his experts in his cabinet on foreign affairs said exactly the opposite thing: ISIS was damaged but not defeated, that there still remains many thousands of members in various pockets strewn across the Syrian landscape, and the most recent battle for an ISIS controlled town that was obliterated.

Of course, Trump, thinks he is God-like, with super intelligence and simply wanted to keep yet another campaign promise of bringing troops home from war. I suppose he feels all Americans will hail him with Bush's ill-fated phrase of "Mission Accomplished". In both cases, there was nothing more further from the truth. When Bush announced this boast, the Afghanistan war and Iraq were far from being accomplished operations. Trump's self-adulation prompted him to act like a buffoon by handing Russia, Iran, Syria, Turkey, the most unbelievable gift with the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. This leaves France and Britain holding the bag, not to mention Israel, which has to go it alone.

Even Trump's Republicans in the Senate and Congress are calling this a really stupid idea. Most oppose to it enough to draft a letter asking Trump to rescind this anal decision.

Now, America's allies, have to fill the gaps and more mistrust of Trump and America will enter into country relationships. Israel is wondering if what Trump had said earlier about being Israel's strongest friend, is really true.

Why did Trump do this?

Trump wants to be loved by all his subjects. He wants to be remembered that he kept his campaign promises, even if it hurts America's reputation. He wants to be the president that ended America's role in Syria (huh, what about Afghanistan?). Remember that Trump Tower in Moscow that Trump signed a Letter of Intent to build back in 2015? You know, the one Trump lied about stating it never happened? Trump is still eyeing that dream, he may not make it to 2020 or win another term, so, Trump wants to be on Putin's "good" side. Putin praised Trump for decision to withdraw Americans from Syria. Putin knows that Trump loves praise and the "most important person" in any room.

It seems Trump will do anything to put his own needs first before America. Trump's charity was found to be corrupt to the bone and used to benefit the Trump family. It was so bad, New York State shut it down and banned President Trump from being involved in another charity for 10 years and he had to pay millions of dollars in restitution. Then was Trump University, also following the same issues, it, too, was shut down for fraud.

If Trump was willing to do shady business things before he was elected, what makes his devout believers think he would not do the same when POTUS? He has even more power! Many of his followers will hide behind the "economy" excuse, even though the stock market is now the worst since 1931 and many have lost thousands from their IRA's and savings. Even Trump claimed he produced the best economy in decades. Think again.

With the U.S. leaving Syria, Israel is now in much more danger. Trump knows it and his promise to stand by Israel is just another facade. The move will embolden Russia and Iran to occupy the vacuum left. ISIS will be able to regroup and return to haunt the world again. Turkey will annihilate the Kurds, the one force that America equipped and trained. Trump has left Israel and the Kurds in much more dangerous situations all to appease his narrow minded supporters who think that America Alone is the same as America Great Again, and that is so far from reality.

Trump, the narcissistic would-be King is not making America Great Again.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      As far as the border wall, both sides should meet in the middle at 3 billion. Otherwise, Trump's petulant threats should be met with a FU.

    • profile image

      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      Ken,

      Well, I voted for Reagan, Bush and then Ross Perot twice, so if that makes be beholden to the Democratic Party, so be it. Or maybe I am one of those critical thinkers that finally put 2 and 2 together and realized that Republicans make Democrats look like pikers when it comes to squandering our national treasure and taxpayer money. The last decent and honest Republican president was Dwight Eisenhower. Nixon was the tipping point. The guy was a paranoid crook, like a lot of Republican men his age. I am still waiting for you to answer my question: why would anyone be proud to identify themselves as being a Republican? Other than deliberately driving America into bankruptcy, what good have they done for the average working man? Be it from Democrats or Republicans, conservative ideology has bankrupted America, both morally as well as fiscally. America has never known a true progressive as their POTUS. They have either been reactionary/conservative or moderate/conservative, but they have ALL been conservative.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Michael, that was a decent effort of putting up some facts, and it is clear from that, you are a firm believer in one party doing all wrong, and the other being just peachy.

      Some of what you say is legit, but unlike you I believe our government as a whole, Dems and Reps, are to blame for where we are, they sold out the American people time and again.

      You try to ignore much of reality so you can hang on to your belief that the Republicans are the reason why things are so bad, while ignoring the failures and falsities of the party you have chosen to champion.

      A lot of bad politics, bad politicians, and bad policies from both sides, and neither looked out for Americans or America very well at all. Maybe they thought they were, or maybe they were just corrupt, either way, they did such a poor job of it, you got Trump because Americans were sick of it.

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      Ken,

      You are loosely conflating the terms "conservative" with "Republican", much in the same way that many uneducated modern-day Trumpsters try to conflate Southern reactionary dixiecrats and the KKK with the Democratic Party of today. For the record, those predominately Democratic states of the Deep South all converted to deep Red states after LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act into law back in 1964. Today those racist crackers make up the Trump base and the core of the modern-day GOP. To sum it up, modern-day Republicans are ANYTHING but conservative. They are a cult of personality more than anything else. Have been since Reagan.

      Regarding our national debt, America was a VERY fiscally conservative country prior to 1981. It took 200 years to accrue our first $1 trillion in debt, and it paid for a LOT of stuff that benefitted ALL Americans. That all changed when Reagan and Jack Kemp came to town. By the time Reagan and George Bush left office, our debt had quadrupled to $4.5 trillion. Reagan was the "conservative" that expanded government more than ANY of his 39 predecessors, and paved the way for ALL future presidents to use the US Treasury as their own personal credit card. Your math is a little bad. Republicans have controlled the House of Representatives, better known as the pursestrings to government, for 18 of the past 24 years. From 2006 until 2009 Republicans controlled the White House, and that was the ONLY time GW Bush used his veto pen during his 8 year term as POTUS. Every spending bill introduced by the GOP controlled Congress, Bush rubber-stamped into law. On Sept of 2008 GW Bush went to Nancy Pelosi, like a beggar with cap in hand and pleaded with her to give his friends on Wall St a $700,000,000,000 bailout. Up until October 1st of 2009, which was the final day the 2008 Bush budget, 90% of our national debt was accrued while Republicans controlled the White House and US Senate. That's a verifiable fact.

      Perhaps most relevant, Reagan showed ALL Americans that delayed gratification was for suckers. He believed if you want something you should have it NOW, just put it on plastic and kick the debt down the road. Prior to Reagan personal bankruptcies were considered to be a disgrace to your family. After Reagan they were as common as brushing your teeth. Reagan changed the entire culture of America from being a saver nation to becoming a debtor nation, and he was proud of it.

      President Clinton slowed the big government spending down to a crawl, and turned Reagan's recession into a budget surplus with 4% unemployment. In fact, the ONLY thing Republicans could complain about with Clinton, was lying about his personal love life. That's how GOOD things were under Clinton, when all you got on him was lying about a BJ from another consenting adult. Oh how far you Republicans have grown on compartmentalizing your morality.

      Regarding NAFTA, that idea was originated by your buddy Reagan, and ALMOST carried across the goal line by George HW Bush. It was a Republican idea dumped onto Clinton, just like US involvement in Somalia and the first WTC bombing. Clinton added an environmental provision that required ALL participants to adhere to the same strict environmental standards, so the 3 countries were playing on a level field. Lest ye forget, it was Nixon that normalized relations with China, paving the way for American corporations to permanently shudder 70,000 factories here in the USA and relocate them to a communist country. Outsourcing American jobs offshore was a STRICTLY Republican idea.

      Prior the to Great Bush Recession of 2008, Republicans controlled the White House, Senate and House for SIX straight years. They 100% own the financial and housing crisis of 2008. Clinton never allowed signature only home loans, with 0 down payment, where you didn't have to show proof of income or put up ANY collateral. That was a GOP idea. Where are you getting your bad information?

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Michael, again, a nice rant, filled with misinformation, or lack of understanding what has transpired over the past 30+ years.

      The 21 Trillion dollar Debt belongs to Dems & Reps equally. No one side is to blame. The Democrats had control of the budget (Congress) from 2006-2010.

      A Democrat President signed into law NAFTA, the repeal of Glass Steagall, the Community Reinvestment Act revision, all done under Clinton which directly led a decade later to the 2008 economic collapse (or what was really the 'to big to fail banks' pulling in trillions from the taxpayers).

      Conservative BTW are those that don't want change, don't want new taxes, don't want increased government control or socialism, so in effect Conservatives are the ones trying to preserve America as it was, while Progressives are trying to change it, and in general Dems are the ones always looking to put more things under government control, and raise taxes on the middle class.

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      Ken,

      You forget to mention the part about why anyone would be proud to call themselves a Republican? What has that party accomplished in the past 35 years, other than to tack $21 trillion onto the federal debt with virtually nothing to show for it? For the past 35 years conservative ideology has destroyed the American Dream and once thriving middle class, the one where people didn't have to work 2 or 3 jobs just to make ends meet. It's no coincidence the GOP base is made up of uneducated rural hillbillies.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      whatever happens in Syria now or to the Kurds in 2019 will be a result of Trump's decision.

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Michael nice rant, but, what about Obama destroying Libya, and Syria, and not getting America out of Iraq or Afghanistan during his eight years.

      I'm pretty sure I recall him running his campaign on ending wars, not adding to them.

      There was no change in military aggression from Bush Jr. to Obama, just a continuation and expansion of the same policies.

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      Ken wasn't paying attention when Colin Powell advised GW Bush and Dick Cheney about invading Iraq and overthrowing Saddam Hussein, "If you break it, you own it!" Well, another inept Republican president, GW Bush, elected by a bunch of dummies, broke Iraq and permanently distabalized the Middle East.

      Now a good president, like FDR, got America in & out of the 2nd World War, against TWO adversaries, in less than 5 years and kicked BOTH of their asses into submission. Conversely, GW Bush takes on a bunch if unorganized towel-heads that had NO Navy and NO Air Force and couldn't beat them in 7 years. He left that mess for Obama to clean up, just like he did with the Great Bush Recession of 2008.

      Can anyone please remind me why people are proud to call themselves a Republican? Is it because they were so good at driving up trillions of dollars in unnecessary debt on our federal credit card?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      I think Trump will ultimately delay the rash decision and have it done in a more orderly, delayed, manner. The problem still remains the same-what will Trump do when Turkey begins attacking the Kurds, our most trusted ally there, besides Israel? What happens when Syria uses chemical weapons again? What happens when Iran has military bases in Syria? How does Jordan view this betrayal?

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      The indifference of mainstream America to our interference in one foreign country after another I had grown accustomed to, in fact, I could even understand it considering our MSM lies to America on a daily basis.

      But the reactions I have read on HP regarding this I have to admit have caught me by surprise. It really is amazing, America has laid waste to half the Middle East and people are actually upset that a President wants to go against our two-decades long war efforts.

      Its a Russian conspiracy and this proves it.

      What do Iraq, Libya, Syria have in common?

      They were Russian allies, former U.S.S.R. allies, and Trump wants to pull out of Syria? Out of Afghanistan (after only 18 years of being there)?

      Definitely proves he's a Russian puppet.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 years ago

      When a four star general resigns and others had before him, that should be a concern. Trump is just saying to hell with the experts, I promised I would end wars and I will even is it just creates another huge middle east mess. He cares about himself first, America is 2nd, or he would have listened to real experts about Syria and Afghanistan. A lot will now happen in two years, the stock market is bad, even if employment is up. Putin and china are no doubt going to really test Trump now probably in the Ukraine and South China Sea.

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      FlourishAnyway,

      Definitely not a 2nd term. Trump is having a major meltdown. After Mattis resigning yesterday in protest of Trump's ineptitude, I believe Mitch McConnell is trying to work out an exit strategy for Trump with his fellow GOP senators. Anyone with half a brain knows that our country is in extreme peril right now, every bit as dangerous as the Cuban Missile Crisis. We have no adults leading our government, and this isn't happening in a bubble. The rest of the world is watching, but none more so than Putin and China. They see the USA unraveling. They both have long-term visions and plans of where they want to be in 10, 20 and 50 years. Our form of government does not allow for a long-term strategy for America's future. We run on 2 year election cycles, and politicans only care about what happens in 2020, not 2030, 2040 or 2050. In other words, we can't see past our nose. The greatest threat to our country is white evangelicals in the Bible Belt. While China is building man-made islands in the China Sea to facilitate their long-term strategy, conservative Bible-thumpers are teaching their children to speak in tongues in preparation for the Rapture. All good things come to an end. America has had a good long run, and our people have grown apathetic, fickle and complacent. About 30% of our population wants to burn down our house in order to preserve their worldview. If the other 70% doesn't squash them like a bug, we will go the way of the Roman Empire.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      So where do you think all this disaster of a Trump presidency ends? Does it end in a second term, Pence as President and Trump pardoned, Trump in prison, President Pelosi (third in line right?), or something else?

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      The Left has never been war-mongering. What the Left is, is responsible. When a Republican president like GW Bush pulls the pin out of a hand grenade and throws it into the Middle East, permanently distabalizing the region, the Democrat(Obama)that followed him couldn't just say, "Let's sweep this sh*t under the rug and get out of here!" That's not the way it works.

      The difference between George HW Bush and his not-so-bright son, Jr Bush, is that the old man was smart enough to know that you don't create a void in a volatile region, without a plan to replace it with a better option. That's why Pappy Bush didn't finish off Saddam Hussein when he easily could have. Pappy Bush remembered the old adage, "The devil you know is better than the one you don't!" Jr Bush on the other hand was an idiot, and so was anyone that voted for him more than once.

      The biggest difference between Gore and GW Bush was that Gore would have never started an unnecessary war with Iraq, the World Trade Center would still be standing, there be no ISIS and our country would be about $12,000,000,000,000 less in debt. Elections really do have consequences. Honestly, I don't know how anyone could he proud to claim they were a Republican. What exactly do you have to be proud about?

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      Michael Pedrino I 

      2 years ago

      Trump's bumper sticker slogan for 2020 has already been set.

      "Trump, Putin' America First!"

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      Mr. Happy 

      2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "Of course, Trump, thinks he is God-like, with super intelligence" - He's a "very stable genius" - don't forget that! Haha!!

      "I suppose he feels all Americans will hail him with Bush's ill-fated phrase of "Mission Accomplished"." - Yes. Basically he did the same thing Bush the Second did on that air carrier. I stil remember the day because I was stunned at what a donkey he was, making an ass out of himself in front of the whole world.

      I'll tell You though: I learned a lot from Trump. When Bush was around I thought: "this is gotta be the dumbest President ever. It can;t get worse that this." And it did with Trump. Haha!! What a bloody nightmare. I'll never say things can't get worse, ever again.

      Mr. Burgess comment is so misplaced. Nowhere in your writing did You mention that You would like to continue wars but he said: "Trashing Trump for not continuing wars". So, do You think Mr. Burgess, can't read very well? Is he high on drugs? What's wrong with some of these Trumpsters that they blabber on incoherently?

      Mr. Burgess, what's wrong with You? Why would You write a comment like that?

      Thanks for your article, Mr. Perrya.

      All the best to everyone!

    • Ken Burgess profile image

      Ken Burgess 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Very interesting how war-mongering the Left has become.

      Trashing Trump for not continuing wars and not starting new ones.

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