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Thursday, October 10, 2019

"They are all going to be killed or detained after we betrayed them," an ex-CIA officer said. "Killed with weapons we gave to the Turks." More broadly, current and former officials say, a large Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will have the effect of removing the single greatest source of counterterrorism pressure against ISIS - a Kurdish force that has been crucial to defeating and containing the terror group.

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Fat Nixon don't care. That's the next presidents problem.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-10 06:47 AM | Reply

Riot at a ISIS Wife camp. They set their tents on fire.

Good time to freak out. The 3.6 million refugees their group tortured, murdered, and drove from their homes which was in turn conquered by Kurds that don't want them back. "Those people" are coming back, and they'll murder every ISIS person they see.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-10-10 08:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump loves the chaos, he loves the slaughter. He loves to see the clowns burning cars as they dance in the streets.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 08:21 AM | Reply

Is there any doubt Isis will regroup? Any doubt?

Saw a mainstream columnist for the first time today wonder what would happen if Trump ordered the military to surround Congress.

This is what the Sixties felt like children, but without any of the fun.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 09:22 AM | Reply

The Turks were shelling an encampment holding ISIS prisoners earlier. Intel estimates are just that, but it was believed that the intent was to facilitate the escape of the prisoners.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:46 PM | Reply

The Turks just want to release more of the enemy of their enemy?

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-10 03:48 PM | Reply

"Saw a mainstream columnist for the first time today wonder what would happen if Trump ordered the military to surround Congress."

That's a bit far fetched. I think it's far more likely that congress would order (or encourage) the military to surround Trump. Kinda like what happened in Chile in 1973, when Salvador Allende decided that the Chilean constitution didn't apply to him.

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:48 PM | Reply

And from my admittedly very small vantage point, Trump is not popular. And Military Officers don't take an oath to support and defend the president, or anyone else for that matter. They take an oath to support and defend the constitution. It would be hard for Trump to make the argument that the suppression of congress was permitted under the constitution.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:51 PM | Reply

"The Turks just want to release more of the enemy of their enemy?"

Are you referring to ISIS as their enemy? That's not the case. ISIS made most of their money selling ------ petrol to Turks.

The Kurds are the enemies of the Turks. The Turks may not love ISIS, but they do see value in them as a potential ally in the fight against the Kurds.

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:53 PM | Reply

And the Turks are already dropping rounds on Kurdish cities. If they wanted to, I have a feeling they could kill every ISIS prisoner in a few days time. And I don't think anyone outside of Islam would give a ----.

#10 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:54 PM | Reply

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It would be hard for Trump to make the argument that the suppression of congress was permitted under the constitution.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 03:51 PM | Reply

We have the model, don't we? In that letter Cipollone sent Pelosi? I'm above the law coupled with you're being so unfair to me joined with the Constitution says what I say it does?

Honestly, I'd be hard pressed to seeing any American soldier obeying Trump's orders in such a case but, then again, the number of people who decide to rat for him has always surprised me.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 04:02 PM | Reply

"Honestly, I'd be hard pressed to seeing any American soldier obeying Trump's orders in such a case but, then again, the number of people who decide to rat for him has always surprised me."

Individual soldiers would likely never be given the order. It would be up to the GOs and the JAGs to determine (I think very easily) that the order was unconstitutional, and therefor not legal.

Trump can give unconstitutional orders as often as he would like. The military can't do much about that. But they would be in violation of their oath if they followed such an order.

It's up to the people, and ultimately the congress to remove an president for knowingly committing unconstitutional acts. Like everyone else, the president takes an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-10-10 04:08 PM | Reply

Funn-eh how the clowns have gotten so cut and runny.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-10-10 05:27 PM | Reply

ISIS fighters have now been escaping prisons shelled by the Turks.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-10-11 03:36 PM | Reply

lol that's only because the same "officials" are going to approve funding ISIS once their assets are freed again.

www.timesofisrael.com
"Ex-defense minister says IS apologized' to Israel for November clash"

#15 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-12 02:29 AM | Reply

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