Romney: Trump Syria Policy “A Bloodstain In the Annals Of American History”

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date October 18, 2019

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) delivers remarks on the Senate floor on Syria. “What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”

Let me briefly recount what’s happened in the past seven days since the U.S. announced our withdrawal. The Kurds, suffering loss of life and property, have allied with Assad. Russia has assumed control of our previous military positions, and the U.S. has been forced in many cases to bomb some of our own facilities to prevent their appropriation by Russia and Turkey…

 

The ceasefire does not change the fact that America has abandoned an ally. Adding insult to dishonor, the Administration speaks cavalierly, even flippantly, even as our ally has suffered death and casualty, their homes have been burned, and their families have been torn apart…

What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a blood stain in the annals of American history.

There are broad strategic implications of our decision as well. Iranian and Russian interests in the Middle East have been advanced by our decision. At a time when we are applying maximum pressure on Iran, by giving them a stronger hand in Syria, we have actually weakened that pressure. Russia’s objective to play a greater role in the Middle East has also been greatly enhanced. The Kurds out of desperation have now aligned with Assad. So America is diminished. Russia, Iran, and Assad are strengthened.

And so I ask how and why that decision was made?…

I ask whether it is the position of the Administration that the United States Senate, a body of 100 people representing both political parties, is to be entirely absent from decisions of the magnitude just taken in Syria?

Now some argue that we should not have been in Syria in the first place because there was not a vote taken by the Senate to engage in war there. I disagree. Congress has given the President legal authority and funding to fight against terrorists in Syria…

Others argue that we should just get out of a messy situation like this. The Middle East, they say, has had wars going on forever, just let them have at it. There’s of course a certain logic to this position as well, but again it applies only to the original decision as to whether or not we should have gone into Syria. Once we have engaged, and made the commitments we made, honor as well as self-interest demand that we not abandon our allies.

It has been suggested that Turkey may have called America’s bluff, telling the president that they were coming no matter what we did. If this is so, we should know it, for it would tell us a great deal about how we should deal with Turkey now and in the future.

Some have argued that Syria is a mess, with warring groups and sub groups, friends and allies shifting from one side to another, and thus we had to exit because there was no reasonable path for us to go forward. Are we incapable of understanding and shaping complex situations? Russia seems to have figured it out. Are we less adept than they? And are our principles to be jettisoned when we find things get messy?

The Administration claims that none of these reasons are accurate. Instead, the President has said that we left to fulfill a commitment to stop endless wars, to bring troops home, to get them out of harm’s way, perhaps to save money. I find these reasons hard to square. Why? Well, we withdrew 1,500 troops in Syria but we are adding 2,000 troops in Saudi Arabia. And all totaled, we have 60,000 troops in the Middle East.

Assuming for the sake of understanding that getting out of endless wars was the logic for the decision, why would we take action so precipitously? Why would we not warn our ally, the Kurds of what we were about to do? Why would we not give them time to also withdraw or perhaps to dig in to defend themselves? Clearly, the Turks had a heads up because they were able to start bombing within in mere hours.

I simply do not understand why the Administration did not explain in advance to Erdogan that it was unacceptable for Turkey to attack an American ally. Could we not insist that together we develop a transition plan that protects the Kurds, secures the ISIS prisoners, and meets the legitimate concerns of Turkey as well? Was there no chance for diplomacy? Are we so weak, and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States of America? Turkey?

We once abandoned a red line. Now, we have abandoned an ally.

Deep State Operative Slimes President Trump, Says He ‘Has No Spine’ Following Syrian Troop Removal

The fake news is going into overdrive following Trump’s announcement.

By Shane Trejo

The Trump administration announced on Sunday night that they would remove troops from Northern Syria, and cede ISIS prisoners of war to Turkey.

“Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

This prompted immediate outrage from the fake news, Democratic Party, and even neoconservatives within the Republican Party who are disloyal to the President. One deep state operative embedded within the National Security Council (NSC) even bashed Trump anonymously following the news.

“President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something,” the NSC source source said to Newsweek. “The U.S. national security has entered a state of increased danger for decades to come because the president has no spine and that’s the bottom line.”

“The ISIS prisoners, some of them, will eventually be freed amongst the chaos, and remain in the area or go elsewhere to rejoin the fight,” the NSC official added.

The NSC stoolie made it clear that they want the U.S. to keep playing the policeman of the world, and conduct nation-building operations similar to what was tried in Iraq with disastrous results during the Bush administration.

“To be honest with you, it would be better for the United States to support a Kurdish nation across Turkey, Syria and Iraq,” the NSC source said. “It would be another Israel in the region.”

However, President Trump was elected to put America First and stop wasting blood and treasure abroad to make a globalist empire. He is fulfilling his mandate by removing the troops and ceding control of the terrorist POWs.

“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!),” Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday. “They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families…it is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory.”

Trump has angered all of the right people with his “America First” policy plan in Syria. The President cares more about fulfilling his campaign promises than he does with impressing bureaucrats who serve the Washington D.C. swamp.

 

GENERAL World Hijab Day vs. No Hijab Day

Today is World Hijab Day ánd No Hijab Day. In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, there was a pro-hijab manifestation. Quite embarassing for the women behind the No Hijab-movement…

At Rotterdam Blaak Station in The Netherlands people could experience what it is like to wear the islamic headscarf. “We want to remove the prejudices about the headscarf”, said Sobia Laghari, one of the activists, on Radio Rijnmond. “We also want to introduce people to their own tradition, as wearing a headscarf was also done in the Netherlands in the Middle Ages.”

Sobia does realize that these are not easy discussions. “Many of the prejudices state that headscarves would be oppressive, that there is no question of freedom, we want to show today that it is different.”

In the tent women could experience what it’s like to wear a headscarf. “We think that a headscarf gives us freedom”,  Sobia said. “We do not have to comply with an ideal picture of what a woman should look like.”

Oppressive, that’s exactly how women on the other side of the spectrum think about the hijab. The No Hijab Movement started as a counter-protest to World Hijab Day, which is supported by 180 countries.

Yasmine Mohammed tells that wearing a hijab was never a choice for her growing up.

And so just a few days before World Hijab Day she announced that she was going to be burning a hijab and wanted people to join her in protest of this idea that the hijab is this completely innocuous piece of cloth. She wanted to stand in solidarity with the women who can be harassed and abused and imprisoned and even killed for not wearing it. Because that’s what we should talk about.

On social media the hashtag #FreeFromHijab was used for pictures from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Canada, Sweden, France – all over the world. Some women are in hijab, some are posting before and after pictures of hijab that they used to wear and the fact that they are now free from hijab. It gave women a chance to celebrate not only the mental constraints from the ideology behind wearing a hijab, but the physical constraint of wearing a cloth over their heads.

The EU is getting desperate and urges all countries to sign dangerous UN Migration Pact

By Emma R.

EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos urges all countries to sign the UN Migration Pact. As the agreement is “important” to the world.

On 10-11 December, the world’s countries are expected to sign the UN’s highly criticised Global Migration Agreement.

But several countries have already pulled out. In the EU there are at least six countries that will not sign. Among other things, they claim that the pact will promote even more immigration and pose a national security risk.

This weekend, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that the governments signing the pact present a “serious risk” to their citizens.

Avramopoulos does not understand the criticism, he tells German Die Welt.

And he therefore wants the countries to take the next few days to reflect and then choose to join the Globalist migration pact.

Those who reject the migration pact have not studied it enough, he argues and says that the agreement, on the contrary, is good for the world because, according to him, it will lead to “orderly” immigration across the world and stop human trafficking.

Like other proponents, he points out that the agreement is not binding. According to the Migration Commissioner, it is also a betrayal to Africa not to join the Pact.

Spain: Pakistani migrant punches female doctor as being treated by her is ‘against his religion’

By Ben Perchiron

A doctor from Linares (Jaén) has received a brutal punch from a young illegal Pakistani because he resisted being treated by a woman. According to what he said on Wednesday before the judge, the reason is because “his religion forbids him.”

According to Carlos Garrido, the victim’s lawyer, the events occurred at two o’ clock in the morning of Monday at the Virgen de Linarejos health center.

The assailant was in the waiting room waiting to be seen when suddenly, “he threw himself to the ground and started screaming”.

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A watchman witnessed the scene and helped him up and seated him in a chair. “Nobody understood what was happening to him, the young man indicated that he could communicate in Arabic or Italian,” adds the lawyer.

It was at that moment that the attacker hit a female doctor in the face with a punch that caused her to fall backwards to the ground. Several of the doctor’s colleagues then immobilized the Pakistani man, so as to avoid further violence.

The National Police immediately detained the aggressor. On his appearance before the Court this Wednesday, the defendant has acknowledged the facts, but added that “he does not remember anything”. In relation to the cause that pushed him to hit the victim, he added that “my religion does not allow women to invade my space.”

The victim is currently on leave due not only to her physical injuries, but also the psychological consequences that persist after this type of attack.

The defendant was in Spain illegally and had come from Italy. The coroner does not rule out that he was under the influence of a drug.

The Prosecutor’s Office is asking for five months in prison, a restraining order and compensation of some 600 euros.

The attacker walked free without charges and the police have opened a file to him as well as removed his passport for security reasons.

Vox, a right wing Political Party that is rising in popularity in Spain, has demanded the illegal immigrant be deported.

Vox has also demanded, during its campaign for local elections in Andalucia, that the nationality of every person guilty of sexual abuse or rape be published, as the Socialist Party currently in charge of the province has a policy to hide that information, for obvious reasons.

THE FIRST VIDEOS OF THE ALASKAN EARTHQUAKE ARE HORRIFYING

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By Benny Johnson

Alaska has been hit by a massive earthquake that has destroyed property and badly damaged roads and infrastructure.

An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck the city of Anchorage, Alaska early Friday morning, killing power, shaking buildings and putting many lives in danger. Multiple hospitals and schools were evacuated as the earthquake shook the ground. (RELATED: Magnitude 7 Earthquake Shakes Indonesian Island, At Least 91 Dead)

The epicenter of the earthquake was just north of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.

Some of the videos and images of the earthquake coming out of Alaska are stunning and horrifying.

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Because of the earthquake’s intensity, there is also a tsunami warning in effect for Southcentral Alaska’s shore areas. Several severe aftershocks also hit the area.

Russian Collusion: In June 2010 Bill Clinton Paid $500,000 by Russian Regime – In July 2010 Ten Russian Agents Were Released by Obama Without Charges

By Jim Hoft

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The fake news mainstream media wants you to believe the Trump family was colluding with Russia because they discussed building a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 election.  The project was dropped and NEVER HAPPENED.

This same media ignores obvious criminal actions by the Obama-Clinton Democrats.

In June 2010 Bill Clinton Met with Russia leader Vladimir Putin – In July 2010 Ten Russian Agents Were Released by Obama Without Charges and Given Back to Russia.  Putin Praised the Russian Spies as Heroes.

It has been widely reported that Bill Clinton flew to Russia in 2010 and was paid $500,000 for giving one single speech.  It is also well know that during his trip to Russia, the former President petitioned the State Department to allow him to meet with a key member of the Russia state owned uranium company Rosatom.

As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.

Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.

The Hill continued in noting that:

Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead.

A short time later the Obama’s Administration approved the sale of 20 percent of US uranium to Russia.  The Clinton foundation walked away with millions and the US lost one-fifth of its uranium to rival Russia. 

We also now know that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009 and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years.  Worse yet, from a recent report we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.

Mueller is now heading a corrupt investigation into Trump on Russia collusion after being appointed by Rosenstein.  This madness was orchestrated under Attorney General Jeff Sessions who recused himself from Russia related investigations.  Many people are calling for Mueller to step down.

What has not been widely reported is that at the time of the Uranium One deal the US government released 10 Russian agents arrested for espionage.  A short time after the former President met with Putin in Russia, these agents were given back to Russia and given a heroes welcome by Putin and not even charged with espionage. 

The New York Times reported in a separate piece in October 2010 that –

Russian sleeper agents, arrested in the United States this summer and deported to Russia as part of a prisoner exchange, received top government honors from President Dmitri A. Medvedev on Monday.

“Intelligence agents who worked in the United States and returned to Russia in July” were among staff members from Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service to receive awards at a Kremlin ceremony, Natalya Timakova, the president’s spokeswoman, told Russian news media. She would not say which awards were given out or whether all 10 of those arrested this summer were among the recipients.

The agents, who were arrested in the suburbs of New York, Boston and Northern Virginia, have been widely lampooned in the West as bumbling caricatures of a bygone era. For over a decade they used false names, invisible ink and other vestiges of the cloak-and-dagger era to gain access to the type of information more easily downloaded from the Internet. In the end they were not even charged with espionage.

In Russia, however, they have been praised by Russia’s top leaders for their service to the motherland.

It now appears that these 10 agents were released as a result of the special meeting Clinton held with the Russians.  We really don’t know what led to their release but we do know that Putin treated these individuals like heroes.

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