Trump Tweets Confirmation That the U.S. is Abandoning the Kurds

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It’s Monday.

We’ve now entered the 13th day of the Impeachment Inquiry.

President Trump has tweeted and retweeted a total of 113 times, that includes the seven plus one retweet covered in Friday’s Open Thread.

Only 9 of those 113 tweets and retweets focused on something other than the Impeachment Inquiry.

The Rally Tweets from Friday and Sunday.

According to Donald J he will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday, followed by a rally on Friday from Lake Charles, Louisiana. There is another rally scheduled for next Thursday from Dallas, Texas.

The Insulting Congressional Members tweets.

What Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) did this time to earn President Trump’s angry tweeting.

President Trump did not stop at one angry tweet. He tried to start a trending hashtag, it failed.

In response to the President’s Twitter ire, Romney posted:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

So Presidential. 🙄

He accuses Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of possible treason.

Liddle‘ is not a word, but a rare disease.

The he gave Hunter Biden a raise tweet.

According to multiple reports Hunter Biden, the son of the former Vice President Joe Biden, earned $50,000 a month while a board member to the Ukraine gas company Burisma.

For a complete look at President Trump’s over the weekend tweets @realDonaldTrump.

For Monday the President has tweeted 15 times and retweeted 6 times.

The confirmation that the U.S. is abandoning the Kurds to Turkey, but no worries, they got paid first Tweets.

Late Sunday the White House sent out a statement regarding U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria.

The Statement in full.

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. 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.

The United States Government has pressed France, Germany, and other European nations, from which many captured ISIS fighters came, to take them back, but they did not want them and refused. The United States will not hold them for what could be many years and great cost to the United States taxpayer. Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years in the wake of the defeat of the territorial “Caliphate” by the United States.

The Washington Post reports that “the announcement, which signaled an abrupt end to a months-long American effort to broker peace between two important allies, came after a call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”

In a speech Monday Erdogan said that the withdrawal began soon after the President spoke with Erdogan.

A U.S. official confirmed to the Post, that American troops left observation post in the border villages of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ayn, around 6:30 a.m. local time.

More form the Post article:

For months, Erdogan has been threatening an imminent invasion, as Trump administration officials attempted to work out an accommodation that would satisfy Turkish demands for border security while providing a measure of protection for the U.S.-allied Syrian-Kurdish force

The Washington Post.

In a statement via the Post, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said:

The United States forces have not fulfilled their obligations and withdrew their forces from the border area with Turkey.

This Turkish military operation in north and east Syria will have a big negative impact on our war against Daesh [Arabic acronym for Islamic State] and will destroy all stability that was reached in the last few years

SDF statement Washington Post.

Fox News reported that according to U.S. officials, Sunday’s statement from The White House sent “shockwaves through the region and Washington.”

According to the article, the U.S. officials also told Fox News, that Pentagon officials were “completely blindsided” and “shocked” by the order to pull back the hundreds of troops.

The New York Times reported the withdrawal from northern Syria is a major shift in the U.S. military policy regarding Syria.

The article goes on to say that “Many Syria experts criticized the White House decision and cautioned that American abandonment of its Kurdish allies could widen the eight-year Syrian conflict and prompt the Kurds to ally with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad to combat the much larger and more technologically advanced Turkish army.”

They also explain that the decision to remove troops from Syria comes as, “the Islamic State is gathering new strength, conducting guerrilla attacks across Iraq and Syria, retooling its financial networks and targeting new recruits at an allied-run tent camp, American military, counterterrorism and intelligence officers say.”

What U.S. Elected officials have tweeted regarding the announcement.

Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

Former U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) [I guess he can expect more angry tweets!]

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) [He is facing reelection in 2020]

To be fair Graham has now tweeted. [The posted tweet is the end of a long thread. Click the tweet to expand the thread].

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) [I’m posting some of his tweets here because yeah, I’m in a mood]

Rubio’s tweet came at 11:13 a.m., President Trump’s tweet? 7:40 a.m..

For what it’s worth, apparently there has been some type of NBA caving to the Chinese government, this happened apparently after a NBA executive issued a critical tweet, the official apologized to China. Rubio sent 5 tweets talking about the NBA Houston Rockets GM’s problems before he issued his first Syrian tweet. He then added in tweet.

As a reminder Rubio told the gathered press that the President wasn’t really asking China to investigation the Biden’s, he was “baiting the press.”

Rubio in part: I don’t know that’s a real request or him just needling the press. Knowing that you guys were gonna get outraged by it.

But today it’s only wrong, and okay that President Trump did ask China to investigate a political rival because “it isn’t going to happen.”

“If press reports are accurate” Graham. “If reports about US retreat in #Syria are accurate.” Rubio.

While I was fair to both of them by posting their more current tweets regarding the abandonment of our Kurd allies, it should be noted both of these “if reports are true,” statements were sent after the White House released an official statement and the President tweeted confirmation.

The reports were accurate before either Graham or Rubio tweeted their first tweets.

The rest of the bullshit tweets [I told you I’m in a mood, some of these tweets will be responded to, but not all]

All I could find on the tweet was this Fox and Friends video from 5 days ago.

He was elected because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton.

Back to his ‘great and unmatched wisdom,” in removing U.S. support of our allies the Kurds tweets.

CNN factchecker Daniel Dale weighed in on President Trump’s earlier tweets.

For thoughts on President Trump’s rolling over to Turkey among other things, @the News Blender.

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