When It Comes To Integrity Trump Has None…

There was a time, before Dotard Trump, that America’s word meant something. Allies knew they could depend on us. They knew we had there back. No Longer. Trump has, with his stable genius, ended all that.

President Trump’s surprise acquiescence to a Turkish incursion into northern Syria this week has shaken American allies, and not just because it was a betrayal of a loyal partner. What alarmed them even more was his sheer unpredictability.

His inconsistent and rapidly shifting positions in the Middle East have injected a new element of chaos into an already volatile region and have left allies guessing where the United States stands and for how long.

Previous American policymakers were clear about their intentions, said Mowaffak al-Rubaie, a former Iraqi national security adviser.

“This guy is all emotional,” he said. “It is unpredictable.”

The uncertainties only compound simmering worries about the durability of the American commitment to the Middle East.

American presidents have been promising for almost 15 years to reduce the country’s presence in the region, unnerving partners like Israel and the Persian Gulf monarchs that rely on American protection. But few American leaders have ever made and disclosed major foreign policy decisions with the speed and seeming improvisation that Mr. Trump does.

No longer merely worried that Washington might withdraw, analysts say many allies are now concerned that this unpredictable commander in chief could bolt for an exit without warning.

His decision to get out of the way of the Turkish incursion was apparently made on the spur of the moment during a phone call with the Turkish president, surprising many of Mr. Trump’s advisers. It opened the door to a fierce Turkish assault on the American-backed militia led by the Syrian Kurds, which was key to the ground battle to retake territory captured by the Islamic State. Attacking the Kurds, in turn, risks an Islamic State comeback.

Thanks DJT. Your services are no longer needed. Perhaps the Ukraine or Turkey might want your extraordinary talents. But really, we doubt it.

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Time For Impeachment Pie…

The word of the Turkish President is about as trustworthy as that of “president” Dotard Trump.

… Ishak heads the Syriac National Council. A graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, he is also a member of the political bureau of the Syrian Democratic Council.

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces reported civilian casualties but provided no specific numbers.

Ishak has warned for months about a possible Turkish military incursion to settle scores with its perceived enemy, the Kurds, who were staunch allies of the United States and largely responsible for successfully battling Islamic State militants in Syria.

Despite very strong bipartisan U.S. Congressional disapproval of President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, the president did not back down. He said it was too costly to keep supporting Kurdish-led forces in the region fighting Islamic State militants.

Trump made the decision during a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan during which Trump was meant to pressure Erdogan over a purchase of Russian warplanes.

Instead, Erdogan got a pledge from Trump to pull back U.S. troops who had worked alongside the Kurds and Syriac Christians fighting Islamic State. This decision also went against the advice of officials at the Pentagon and State Department. Turkey took it as a green light to proceed with its incursion…

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Trump is not fit to be president. He must be IMPEACHED and REMOVED NOW!

Impeach and Remove NOW!…

Trump has made his bed. It is now time he be made to sleep in it. Ideally for the remainder of his life.

What he has done to our nation, our allies, and our values is frankly unforgivable. PERIOD.

And now the Kurdish people, our allies in the long fight against ISIS, have been sacrificed to the invading army of Turkey by the US “president” Dotard Trump.

IMPEACH and REMOVE NOW!

House Democrats are increasingly confident they have all the evidence they need to impeach President Donald Trump for obstructing their investigations.

Lawmakers say White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter sent Tuesday night to Speaker Nancy Pelosi — accusing Democrats of running an “invalid” and “illegitimate” impeachment probe — is the final insult in a long-running campaign of obstruction that will likely become a voluminous article of impeachment against Trump.

But they’re not prepared to impeach Trump on obstruction of Congress alone. As they contemplate their impeachment strategy, Democrats say they prefer any obstruction charge to play a supporting, rather than starring, role in their efforts.

“The [White House] letter isn’t an argument, it’s a diatribe. And it reflects what is a clear decision by the White House – obstruct, deny, stonewall,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said in an interview. “I think it would be a basis for proceeding but that doesn’t answer the question: Is it the time to proceed. Is the public there?”

Senior Democratic aides insisted lawmakers are still “finding the facts” and not seriously talking about writing specific articles of impeachment at this time, in part because Democrats are continuing to gather evidence against Trump. But Democrats readily agree that Trump’s blanket stonewalling of their investigations has veered into impeachable territory.

“There is a lot of evidence that is just staring us in the face,” said Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees who has argued since April that Democrats have enough evidence to impeach Trump.

Trump has overseen efforts to defy House subpoenas for documents and testimony related to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of his campaign’s ties to Russia. Trump’s Treasury Department has refused to turn over his tax returns, despite a law permitting some lawmakers to obtain them. And Trump has helped scuttle other committees’ investigations of his alleged campaign finance violations, offers of pardons to immigration officials, administration officials’ use of private email for government business and political interference in the U.S. census.

And just this week, Trump blocked a key witness in the House’s expanding investigation into Trump’s effort to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president and 2020 rival Joe Biden.

“This total obstruction is a stand-alone basis for impeachment,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) on Twitter. “The House should proceed as soon as possible to impeach this lawless president and wannabe authoritarian.”

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Long Overdue…

GREAT NEWS!

America is coming to its senses.

 

 

Vice Presidemt Joe Biden, on the heels of the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria, has called for the Impeachment and Removal from office of “President” Dotard Trump.

All decent people EVERYWHERE agree with Vice President Joe Biden.

IMPEACH and REMOVE Trump NOW!