There was bipartisan concern and in some cases condemnation of President Trump’s sudden decision to pull our limited forces from Kurdish controlled areas of Syria.
As soon as the United States announced the withdrawal President Erdogan of Turkey, who is a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer, started sending forces in to kill the Kurdish people who islamic militants consider to be infidels. Turkey has been a NATO ally of the United States, but under President Erdogan Turkey has been radicalizing, becoming more in line with militant islamic ideology.
The Kurdish people have bravely supported the United States in both Iraq wars and in the fight against ISIS. To abandon them in the face of certain death at the hands of Erdogan would be dishonorable.
Democrats, as well as many Republicans said that Trump was being foolish, didn’t know what he was doing, turning our back on our allies etc.
The House of Representatives even passed a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support condemning both Turkey’s actions and President Trump’s decision to pull out.
On the Senate side Senator Lindsey Graham (R-N.C.) vehemently opposed President Trump’s decision to pull out and got on every talk show he could find to voice his displeasure calling it “an Obama-like mistake“. Friends of mine who are realistic about President Trump and have supported him expressed great concern to me over this decision.
But Trump had a plan.
Shortly after the bipartisan criticism started President Trump said publicly that he would “destroy Turkey’s economy” if they moved against the Kurds. Notice Trump did not say he will impose sanctions, he said that he would destroy their economy. No President has ever talked like that about “an ally” before. Here is the letter President Trump sent to Erdogan. Thankfully, Trump does not mince words or kowtow to the Swamp’s distorted version of diplomatic courtesy:
The letter is classic Trump. Notice the date of October 9th. Trump was expecting Erdogan to behave treacherously.
Senator Graham, leading a bipartisan charge said that Congress would pass “sanctions from hell” against Turkey if they move against the Kurds. Trump secured full bipartisan backing to stop Turkey by nearly any means necessary.
The next thing you know on Friday morning a cease fire from Turkish forces was announced. Trump, with international enforcement including some Americans, is implementing a 22 mile wide demilitarized zone between Turkey and the Kurds.
Trump wanted an end to what he calls “endless war” and said that first both sides needed a little bit of “tough love.”
Diplomats have been trying to negotiate a deal between both sides for decades but somehow Trump got it done. Notice how Trump’s tone towards Erdogan changes in the video from the letter (good dog). Those who underestimate Donald Trump should keep this in mind.
Even Lindsey Graham has done an about face and says that he is “optimistic that it will turn out very well” with Trump’s new plan:
I wonder what Trump has in mind for the House Democrats who keep talking about “impeachment” for investigating what happened with foreign interference in 2016? So far Speaker Pelosi is unwilling to have the House vote to open an official impeachment inquiry. She is playing a game of Chicken with President Trump. After this who do you think will win?
The smart money is on Trump.
President Trump is facing heavy bureaucratic resistance. There are bureaucrats, FBI agents, and government lawyers who have quite literally put themselves above the President of the United States and continue to ignore presidential directives, executive orders, and legitimate policy changes. Some State Department and DoJ lawyers have gone so far as actively resisting President Trump’s agenda in court. Judicial Watch and others have uploaded countless videos and transcripts showing just that.
Some bureaucrats, FBI agents, employees of the DoJ and intelligence community are using their offices to engage in partisan attacks against the president, whom they are supposed to be serving. The following is just one of countless examples:
The latest attack on President Trump is the bogus “whistleblower”, in the “intelligence community”, who told Democrats and their allies in the elite media that President Trump threatened the new President of Ukraine with revoking their military aid package, unless he investigated former VP Joe Biden and his son. The Whistleblower claims that Trump mentioned Biden’s name eight times and that there was a quid pro quo of military aid for dirt on Biden and his son’s dealings with Ukrainian organized crime.
Now we know that said “whistleblower” never actually heard the phone call between Trump and the new President of Ukraine and that he heard about it second hand. Now that the transcript of the entire call has been released to the public by Trump himself we know that it was Ukrainian President Zelensky who brought the subject of the corruption investigation up and says that he was not pressured at all. We have also learned that the Ukrainian government admitted that it interfered in the US elections. When Ukraine tried to give the information to the FBI – they refused to take it. Mayor Giuliani comments on the depths of the corruption:
President Trump should create an additional Deputy Chief of Staff (DCoS) position. The sole job of the DCoS’s team should be to play “Sheriff” or in some cases H.R. Hatchet Man, find out who is doing the leaking and fire them. In cases where laws passed by Congress make it difficult to just fire people, this new DCoS’s team should have the authority to reassign the mole, to sit in a room for eight hours a day until the firing can get processed. In cases where said resistors have a security clearance or need an SF86 on file, DCoS should have the authority to yank those clearances, at least temporarily, until reviewed.
Lawyers in federal agencies putting partisan interests over that of the President – FIRE THEM. IRS Agents who used their position to harass Trump supporting groups – escort them out of the building flanked by armed security. The bogus Ukraine “whistleblower”, see to it that he never works in an area of public trust again. Federal agents in problem agencies should have to reapply for their jobs under strict scrutiny.
This just in at the time of this writing: Democrats have known that the bogus Ukraine whistleblower did not actually witness any of the things he claimed happened since August 12th. This means that the Democrats and their allies in the “intelligence community” lied to the press and in their talking points, by omitting this until it came out, only a few days ago.
It gets better as said “whistleblower’s” lawyer interned for both Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer. Anyone surprised?
Make examples of these leakers, Mr. President. Drain the swamp!