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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Turkish forces who launched multiple artillery rounds near a U.S. Special Operations outpost in northeastern Syria on Friday have known for months that Americans were there, according to four current and former U.S. officials, raising questions whether Turkey is trying to push American troops farther from the border.

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Great countries like America and Turkey screw their allies on a regular basis. Just the way the world works. Nothing to see here.

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-10-13 10:49 AM | Reply

The bracketing could be to know where not to fire on rather than cause a problem.

Certainly unnerving, but my guess would be to avoid a disaster.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-10-13 11:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 = 'Nothing to see here'.

ANGRYDAD nails it.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-10-13 11:13 AM | Reply

Certainly unnerving, but my guess would be to avoid a disaster.

#2 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Of course!

Everyone knows that if you carefully drop explosives next to someone You are just trying to avoid a disaster.

What a maroon.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-10-13 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a maroon.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy

It's mackris.

He'll do whatever necessary to avoid criticizing anything done by Dear Leader.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I would think that what they're doing is predetermining firing solutions/coordinates so that if necessary they can isolate the US troops and prevent anybody from going in or out. I don't think they'd be dumb enough to actually shell the position, but with Trump in office who knows since the response would be non-existent.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-13 12:24 PM | Reply

Pres Erdogan apparently knew if he got Pres Trump on a phone call without Pres Trump's advisors in the Oval Office, that he would be able to bully Pres Trump into backing down and withdrawing American troops, as Pres Erdogan wanted.

If Pres Trump truly wanted to stop the endless wars in the Middle East, he should have consulted his military advisors on how to end the US involvement in the wars and bring our troops home.

Instead, Pres Trump was bullied by Pres Erdogan into throwing our Kurd allies into the Cuisinart.

Showing that the US is an unreliable ally in war.

I remain to be convinced that this is the way to Make America Great Again.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-13 12:29 PM | Reply

Bracketing can mean the difference betweeen a good shot and a bad one. Ask any photographer.

#7 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 02:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Upcoming video on Americans confessing they knew the Kurds are terrorists.

twitter.com

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-13 02:22 PM | Reply

#8 Those face tattoos are sure to lend credibility... in the minds of Trumpers and Never Trumpers, that is!

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-13 02:23 PM | Reply

#8:
If all YPG are Kurds, and all YPG are terrorists, then all Kurds are terrorists.
Got it. Logically a fail, but that's what you're saying in #8.

Then it must follow that:
If all al Qaeda are Muslims, and all al Qaeda are terrorists, then all Muslims are terrorists.
Logically a fail, however the corollary is required if the previous proposition is accepted.

Your bigotry betrays the facade of intelligence you attempt to assert.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2019-10-13 02:46 PM | Reply

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Trump must have been promised a big payment to Trump Tower Turkey for him to release ISIS, kill our allies, and put our troops in harms way. Anyone want to guess the number here? $100 million?

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-13 04:20 PM | Reply

"... put our troops in harms way.

#11 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER "

How is getting the troops out putting them in harm's way?

#12 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 04:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How is getting the troops out putting them in harm's way?

#12 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-10-13 04:24 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Please feel free to read this website, the one you're on, before asking more stupid questions. It's not idiot daycare here. Maybe you need an Alzheimer's outreach program?

#13 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-13 04:58 PM | Reply

"Please feel free to read this website...

Maybe you need an Alzheimer's outreach program?

#13 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER A"

Wow. Condescension. You're so cool.

I did read the article, including the parts you must've skimmed over because they didn't fit your narrative.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 05:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"How is getting the troops out putting them in harm's way?"

The troops aren't getting out.
They're getting "bracketed."

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-13 05:23 PM | Reply

Wow. Condescension. You're so cool.
I did read the article, including the parts you must've skimmed over because they didn't fit your narrative.
#14 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-10-13 05:18 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Actually Troll, you're the one who has been condescending to everyone on this site for years. Being called out on it is your fair reward.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-13 05:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Actually Troll...
POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER "

You get called out on your condescension and you screech "TROLL!" How pinchaloaf-like.

#17 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-13 05:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

@#12 ... How is getting the troops out putting them in harm's way?...

War hawks and anti-war activists both have one major common goal --- both groups want our Troops to comes home safely.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-13 06:59 PM | Reply

War hawks and anti-war activists both have one major common goal --- both groups want our Troops to comes home safely.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter

And then there is the DR Left.

#19 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-13 10:37 PM | Reply

>raising questions whether Turkey is trying to push American troops farther from the border.
obviously
why do we have any personnel there in the first place?

#20 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-10-14 12:28 AM | Reply

If all YPG are Kurds, and all YPG are terrorists, then all Kurds are terrorists.
Got it. Logically a fail, but that's what you're saying in #8.

No, that is not what I am saying. That is what these Americans are saying.

See... not all Kurds are YPG. BUT the YPG is the tip of the spear sharpened by America to poke Turkey with.

Turkey saw through it and reacted badly.

Then it must follow that:

No. It does not follow whatever garbage you are trying to make it out to be.

Either you are acting dumb or you were born this way.

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-14 12:31 AM | Reply

Your bigotry betrays the facade of intelligence you attempt to assert.

You desperation (or your inherent stupidity) betrays the facade of intelligence you attempt to assert.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-14 12:32 AM | Reply

You were the one that posted that video, and then posted this line to go with it:

Americans confessing they knew the Kurds are terrorists.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2019-10-14 07:41 AM | Reply

You were the one that posted that video

I posted it because I saw it.

I did not MAKE it.

then posted this line to go with it:

Americans confessing they knew the Kurds are terrorists

That is what the video is all about. DUH!

#24 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-14 08:21 AM | Reply

Don't worry.. this was just the trailer.

Much more to come on how American troops protect and support terrorists against their NATO ally, Turkey.

Wait for the full length video.

Again.. I repeat... I am only the guy bringing you the news. If you do not like that news, take it up with the network that made that video.

#25 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-10-14 08:24 AM | Reply

You get called out on your condescension and you screech "TROLL!" How pinchaloaf-like.

#17 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Pinchaloaf doesn't have a monopoly on calling you out for being an obvious troll. Your brand is pretty solid at this point.

Troll.

#26 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 07:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Pinchaloaf doesn't have a monopoly on calling you out for being an obvious troll. Your brand is pretty solid at this point.
Troll.

#26 | POSTED BY CHUFFY "

Pinche Oaf is clueless what an internet troll is. Apparently you are as well. Google it. Pinche Oaf just shrieks it when confronted with an inconvenient truth he can't rebut. Brucebanner did it for a similar reason. He got triggered because I called him out on his condescension, so he squesled the same word.

But that's not what a troll is. Educate ourself, chuffy. In fact, it would be the likes of brucebanner and pinche oaf who are trolls because they
In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.
Yes, I may voice an opinion that is controversial, but I don't start quarrels (I often finish them, though) I don't call names, I don't say inflamatory things...

Anyway, hope this helps you understand things, chuffy. I'm sure you disagree, so feel free to shriek "TROLL!" again rather than rebut. I don't care.

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 07:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You're such a troll that you had to crib MY comment in another thread that explained why I was calling you a troll. That's some high-end trolling!

You are not just a troll, you're a "MORAN!"

I never assume people get my references, so here is why I used the word, "Troll," earlier:
In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.

and:

The term trolling originally comes from fishing, rather than the fantasy creature. Trolling in a fishing context means casting a baited line out in the water and dragging it through the water behind you as you move. The idea in the Internet context is that you set out some bait in much the same way and watch as your victim grabs it and writhes for your amusement, solely For the Evulz. Malcontents on the internet protected by anonymity have been doing this for years, hence the widespread usage of the term. Many trolls enjoy insults (and the like) thrown at them as a result of their trolling; those who threw such insults are said to have "fed the troll" (or "taken the bait").

Russia has set up entire troll farms to do this across social media and comments sections. I wouldn't be surprised if I've just engaged a couple tonight.

#159 | POSTED BY CHUFFY AT 2019-10-11 06:02 AM

#28 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:07 PM | Reply

Literally can't make this s**t up...

#29 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:09 PM | Reply

You are not just a troll, you're a "MORAN!

#28 | POSTED BY CHUFFY "

LOL

The person who called me a troll (erroneously) is engaging in the classical definition of trolling.

You can't make this up.

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) ...

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:13 PM | Reply

(and you referenced pinchaloaf in that thread as well) You have a DJT-like obsession with pinchaloaf.

I literally posted that comment to YOU, and you just tried to explain to me what an Internet troll is.

Go look up "pwned" now.

#31 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:15 PM | Reply

While you're reading up on how you got pwned, maybe look up knowyourmeme.com">"MORAN" too. It might be above your head.

I expect all of these terms to be used in your trolling lexicon henceforth, as all good conservatrolls do when they learn something new. Preferably, you use it on someone who didn't introduce you to them.

Herp.

#32 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

While you're reading up on how you got pwned, maybe look up "MORAN" too. It might be above your head.

I expect all of these terms to be used in your trolling lexicon henceforth, as all good conservatrolls do when they learn something new. Preferably, you use it on someone who didn't introduce you to them.

Herp.

(had to fix the broken link)

#33 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"While you're reading up on how you got pwned..."

*Yawn* Self declared victories are so meaningful. Like I tell everyone else, careful high-fiving yourself in the mirror so it doesn't break and you get cut up. Talk about emotionally insecure and low self esteem...So proud of you. Do they have a special halftime event for you at the HS football games where they let you run the ball to the end zone while the other players pretend they can't catch you so you can tell yourself you made a touchdown? I suspect so.

"... maybe look up "MORAN"

I did. It's an Irish surname, but also a misspelling of moron. Which context did you infer.

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:31 PM | Reply

"(had to fix the broken link)

#33 | POSTED BY CHUFFY "

Wasn't necessary. I don't normally click on unsolicited links.

#35 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:33 PM | Reply

(easy answer, I fixed the broken link in that post, but you missed it because you had to furiously type your next troll comment, LOL)

Go ahead and get your last word in, I have to go pick up my microphone.

#36 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:34 PM | Reply

Google, "Get a brain morans" if you don't trust the link.

Have a nice day GOAT TROLL

#37 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" but you missed it because you had to furiously type your next troll comment, LOL)"

POSTED BY SELF-DECLARED WINNER CHUFFY

???

I see you still don't undertand what an internet troll is.

What a shocker.

"It looks just like a Telefunken U47"

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:37 PM | Reply

"Have a nice day GOAT TROLL

#37 | POSTED BY CHUFFY "

There's no problem with me doing that!

Don't forget to pickup your trophy that commemorates our self-declared victory over the evil goatman! You'll need a bed partner tonight, I'm sure.

#39 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:38 PM | Reply

I did. It's an Irish surname, but also a misspelling of moron. Which context did you infer.

#34 | POSTED BYGOATMAN

Troll -

"Moran" is from a sports meme back in the 2000s when a dupus Cardinals fan misspelled "moron" on his sign.

Only a dumbass nerd like you would be so clueless about something that every baseball, football, and probably even basketball fan, knows about.

Get a brain, Troll.

#40 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-14 08:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Get a brain, Troll.
#40 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Profound.

For you, anyway.

Are your playground classmates as impressed with your witticisms as yoo are?

#41 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:52 PM | Reply

^^pwned^^

#42 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"^^pwned^^

#42 | POSTED BY CHUFFY"

OOOH. Two self declared victories, albeit you are doing this one to save big-brain Pinche Oaf.

I thought you had to get a microphone or something? I guess the lure of goatman was more important. LOL

You and Pinche getting a room?

#43 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 08:59 PM | Reply

Profound.

For you, anyway.

Are your playground classmates as impressed with your witticisms as yoo are?

#41 | POSTED BYGOATMAN

Troll -

If you called into the Jim Rome Show, you'd get run in 2 seconds ... Van Smack and The Jungle would eat you alive.

#44 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-14 08:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You and Pinche getting a room?

#43 | POSTED BYGOATMAN

That's my line, Troll.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Now quote-for-truth me, bitch.

#45 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-14 09:01 PM | Reply

"You and Pinche getting a room?

That's my line, Troll.
#45 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

I've no doubt it is. No doubt at all. LOL

Your candid honesty is refreshing.

#46 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 09:03 PM | Reply

I don't like that call. Not a very good call.

#47 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 09:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

While you're googling, look up "Mic drop."

Like I said before:

"I expect all of these terms to be used in your trolling lexicon henceforth, as all good conservatrolls do when they learn something new. Preferably, you use it on someone who didn't introduce you to them."

You can't even get that right.

#48 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-14 09:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"If you called into the Jim Rome Show, you'd get run in 2 seconds ... Van Smack and The Jungle would eat you alive.
#44 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Oh dear. That's horrible!

#49 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 09:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"You can't even get that right.

#48 | POSTED BY CHUFFY "

Yeah, I don't spend hours learning the latest cutesly internet memes. I guess having a real life will do that to a person. So sue me, and buy yourself another trophy.

What about that microphone you had to pick up? A few minutes elapsed between the time you said you had to do that and you posted again. Was the microphone in the next room or something?

#50 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 09:10 PM | Reply

"If you called into the Jim Rome Show, you'd get run in 2 seconds ... Van Smack and The Jungle would eat you alive.

#44 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Oh dear. That's horrible!

#49 | POSTED BYGOATMAN

Jim Rome would give you the Marty treatment before running your ass with the manual buzzer.

Now quote-for-truth me, bitch.

#51 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-14 09:11 PM | Reply

You know, chuffy, I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to have to let you go here. As always happens, a rabid leftie like you makes the first blow, I respond, but I get blmed for derailing the thread when clearly it was a leftie again (you) in post 26. Your fellow proggies are too stupid to actually use their PGUP keys to see who initiates this ---- and so they jerk their knees and blame me.

So because of how upset these little snowflakes get at their own derailing the thread, I'm bidding adieu on this thread.

And lefties -- again, it was chuffy, not I who threw the first blow and derailed the thread. You seem to not mind when it was our own. See post 26.

#52 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 09:15 PM | Reply

"Jim Rome would give you the Marty treatment before running your ass with the manual buzzer.
Now quote-for-truth me, bitch.
#51 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF "

Bye to you too, stalker. You bore me and it pisses our proggie friends off when I engage you.

#53 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-14 09:16 PM | Reply

#44 As a long time clone, I know he'd run you faster than that for your handle alone. That's if you could even get past Hawk.

#54 | Posted by willowby at 2019-10-14 09:31 PM | Reply

As a long time clone, I know he'd run you faster than that for your handle alone. That's if you could even get past Hawk.

#54 | POSTED BYWILLOWBY

Yeah, but that's not saying much.

I'd also never get past Rome's phone-slap with the handle, "Larry Brown's Crank".

Maybe a handle, "Pinch in Bug-a-ha" would get me on air.

#55 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-14 10:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Erdogan asks for Trump's help as Syrian Army steps in to defend Syrian Kurds. In the face of newly imposed US sanctions and military facts on the ground, Turkey has agreed to not attack the main Kurdish city. VP Pence to lead delegation of negotiators in region.

www.reuters.com

#56 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-14 10:31 PM | Reply

Anybody here know the names of the towns involved yet?

#57 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-14 10:31 PM | Reply

Blocked! Blocked!

#58 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-10-15 10:24 AM | Reply

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