'Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?!'

  
Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  10 comments

'Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?!'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has walked all over the US in the past few weeks, and President Donald Trump let him.

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A composite image of President Donald Trump and Sen. Mitt Romney from Utah.  Associated Press, George Frey/Getty Images

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent actions signal he does not respect the US, and does not fear any significant repercussions despite tough talk from President  Donald Trump.

Last week, Turkey invaded Syria to go after Kurdish forces who were, until recently, closely allied with the US in the fight against ISIS.

This came several days after Trump and Erdogan spoke on the phone and the White House subsequently announced the US was moving to withdraw troops from northeast Syria ahead of the Turkish incursion. Trump said he did not endorse the invasion, but by withdrawing troops he'd given Erdogan a green light to move forward with it.

During a press conference in Japan months before, Trump boasted about how he'd stopped Erdogan from going into Syria to  "wipe out"  the Kurds. Fast-forward to October and Trump abruptly stepped aside to allow Erdogan to target a group that lost 11,000 fighters as they served as America's battering ram in the effort that crushed ISIS's caliphate. 

The credibility of the US is now down the tubes, US lawmakers and former officials say. Even Republicans are speaking out, with GOP Sen. Mitt Romney  blasting Trump and the US  as being "so weak and diplomatically inept" to capitulate to Turkey and calling for public hearings on the matter.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

"We're a laughing stock. We're the butt of jokes. Nobody is going to want to partner with us now," Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy told Insider on Tuesday.

"And I don't know that a Democratic president can recover from this. It's just devastating what President Trump has done to American credibility."

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Of course the split between Trump and many influential Republicans is growing as well...

That does not augur well for republican chances in the next elections . . .

 
 
 
dave-2693993
3  dave-2693993    one month ago
'Are We So Weak And So Inept Diplomatically That Turkey Forced The Hand Of The United States Of America? Turkey?!'

Yes

 
 
 
lib50
4  lib50    one month ago

You know, its not even a surprise how weak Trump and the gop are in reality.  Because the ones who are secure in their strength, power and knowledge never have to say anything or boast about it.  Trump and conservatives constantly boast of how big and strong they are, an indication of uncertainty and fear.  Its all there in behavioral psychology.  But the amount of ineptitude by this group of clowns goes beyond anything I've ever seen in my life.  And the damage is beyond comprehension.  Trump just handed Turkey and Putin Syria and we STILL have troops in Iraq, and now ISIS have escaped.  There is not one thing about this debacle good for the US.  And we will feel the damage for decades if not forever.  Republicans took down the US and gave Russia the power and the world knows how to manipulate us because Trump is so easily manipulated.  And they are trying to shine that turd, which is the only funny part.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4.1  Dean Moriarty  replied to  lib50 @4    one month ago

“Because the ones who are secure in their strength, power and knowledge never have to say anything or boast about it.”

Wrong those that have confidence in themselves have plenty of reason to boast.

 

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    one month ago

Turkey has been a strategic ally of the United States for 65 years. To maintain that relationship, the US has ignored Turkish aggression, atrocities, discrimination, and repression many many times over the years.

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @5    one month ago
Turkey has been a strategic ally of the United States for 65 years. To maintain that relationship, the US has ignored Turkish aggression, atrocities, discrimination, and repression many many times over the years.

Its about time that that stopped!

Time to Kick the Islamizing Turkey Out of NATO

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @5    one month ago

Turkey has been a strategic ally of the United States for 65 years. To maintain that relationship, the US has ignored Turkish aggression, atrocities, discrimination, and repression many many times over the years.

With friends like Turkey-- who needs enemies?

Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Turkey, a NATO ally. The Pentagon has stopped selling F-35 warplanes to Turkey after the country bought a S-400 missile defense system from Russia.

 
 
 
Krishna
5.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Tacos! @5    one month ago

To maintain that relationship, the US has ignored Turkish aggression, atrocities, discrimination, and repression many many times over the years.

True:

Christians in Turkey face increased persecution  

With the rise of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Islamist party, Turkey has slowly pulled away from its historic position as a bridge between East and West and increased its persecution of Christians,  said an analysis  for U.S. advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC). 

 
 
 
bbl-1
6  bbl-1    one month ago

The MAGA theme was always intended to 'enthrall' the weak and insipid while empowering wealth and Putin. I understand fully why Trump admires the existence of autocracy.  It all makes sense.

 
 
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