Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, October 08, 2019

William Saletan: While everyone's focused on Ukraine, Trump is selling out to Turkey. The troop withdrawal looks like a distraction, but it isn't. Trump is colluding with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, just as he has colluded with other authoritarians against the United States. The timeline of their relationship tells a story of disloyalty to America and its allies.

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America lost two patriots in Trump's administration, Mattis and Coats, over Trump's actions in collusion with Erdogan and against the Kurds.

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-08 08:54 PM | Reply

Why hasn't the Treasury Dept issued the fine yet?:

Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports

Confused about Trump's threat to Turkey?

The Treasury still has not issued a fine against Turkey's state-run bank Halkbank for its role in a record-breaking money laundering scheme to Iran.

Experts told me last year the fine could torpedo its economy.

Turkish Markets Brace for Banker's Sentencing in NY
May 11, 2018

www.courthousenews.com

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 12:16 AM | Reply

The fine has been paid in kind. Wink.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2019-10-09 12:20 AM | Reply

Experts told me last year the fine could torpedo its economy.

And then Turkey will torpedo NATO.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-09 01:36 AM | Reply

There are many things that the USA can do... but which will come back to bite it hard.

And then there are things the USA can't do at all... despite whatever Hollywood might have led one to believe.

Best thing to do.. all things considered.. is to stand very very still and wait for better leadership. THEN think of doing this or that.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-09 01:39 AM | Reply

"Best thing to do.. all things considered.. is to stand very very still and wait for better leadership. THEN think of doing this or that.
#5 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN"

This could be the most sensible thing you've written.

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-10-09 07:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Treasury still has not issued a fine against Turkey's state-run bank Halkbank for its role in a record-breaking money laundering scheme to Iran.
Experts told me last year the fine could torpedo its economy.
Turkish Markets Brace for Banker's Sentencing in NY
May 11, 2018
www.courthousenews.com

#2 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Trump has property in Turkey.

"I have a little conflict of interest 'cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul."
-Donald Trump, 2015

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-10-09 12:02 PM | Reply

Erdogan may not be Trump's favorite dictator, but he is in the top five:

"I have a little conflict of interest 'cause I have a major, major building in Istanbul," Trump boasted in response. "It's a tremendously successful job. It's called Trump Towers " two towers, instead of one, not the usual one; it's two. And I've gotten to know Turkey very well. They're amazing people, they're incredible people. They have a strong leader."

He said then that the situation was "complicated," adding, "I thrive on complicated." Trump did not reveal what he would do in the region if he were to become commander in chief.

Trump still profits from Trump Towers in Istanbul, and the "strong leader" then was the same as now: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


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#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-10-09 12:05 PM | Reply

I was hoping for Venus. Turkey is sort of letdown.

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-10-09 01:59 PM | Reply

According to you dems, everybody.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-09 04:19 PM | Reply

According to you dems, everybody.

No, not everyone.

Just nations America normally considers adversaries.

Despots. Tyrants. Criminals.

Normally, conservatives would care.

But winning some wedge issues seems more important to conservatives than the future of our government and our nation.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-10-09 04:23 PM | Reply

#11 All of a sudden you liberals are warhawks. Let me guess, Trump should never have let Bolton go either. Sure, let's help out the Kurds....again since they have helped us.

#12 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-10-10 11:30 AM | Reply

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