Tag Archives: Syria

Fox Host Eviscerates Trump In Segment With Sanders: He Just Gave Russia A Big Win And “Re-founded ISIS”

The Hill reports: “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Friday said President Trump had “re-founded ISIS” and was giving Russia “a big win” with his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Kilmeade made the remarks during an interview with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “He also is doing exactly what he criticized President Obama for doing. …

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James Mattis Burned Trump In His Resignation Letter

CNN reports: “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect …

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BREAKING: Defense Secretary James Mattis To “Retire”

As the Syria withdrawal decision continues to draw furor from conservatives, Trump just announced that Defense Sec. James Mattis will “retire” at the end of February. Update to follow shortly…. UPDATE via NPR: Defense Secretary James Mattis, a living Marine Corps legend who made history by securing special permission from Congress to lead the Pentagon, is stepping down after a …

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Trump: Why Does Lindsey Graham Want Dead Soldiers?

Lindsey Graham, like many others, has called out Trump’s lie that ISIS has been defeated. Therefore he too must be destroyed. “I give the president all the credit in the world for changing their policies regarding the fight against ISIS, but I will not buy into the narrative that they have been defeated,” Graham said, adding that he had just …

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Fox Host Blasts “Irresponsible” Trump Over Syria Move

Mediaite reports: Co-host Brian Kilmeade did not hold back in criticizing the Commander in Chief’s stunning announcement via Twitter plans to withdrawal 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, saying it was “stunning and irresponsible” and blindsided Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. As many commentators have pointed out, in no way has ISIS been “defeated” in Syria — contrary to what is …

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Russia Hails US Plan To Withdraw Troops From Syria

From the Russia state agency TASS: The US decision to pull its troops from Syria creates good prospects for a political solution in that Arab country, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Maria Zakharova said on Channel One on Wednesday. “A milestone story which might evolve from this decision is a real prospect for a political solution,” she said adding that the …

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Graham Rips Trump For “ISIS Defeated” Claim: Pulling Out Of Syria Would Be A “Huge Obama-Like Mistake”

Mediaite reports: Following reports that the president is planning a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria (along with his proclamation on Twitter that ISIS has been defeated in Syria) Graham broke from the White House and bashed the move. “With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there — certainly …

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Pentagon Plans “Full And Rapid” Withdrawal From Syria

The Wall Street Journal reports: In an abrupt reversal, the U.S. military is preparing to withdraw its forces from northeastern Syria, people familiar with the matter said Wednesday, a move that throws the American strategy in the Middle East into turmoil. U.S. officials began informing partners in northeastern Syria of their plans to begin immediately pulling American forces out of …

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Lego Foundation And Sesame Street Announce Joint $100M Project To Aid Refugee Children With Trauma

The New York Times reports: Can play help refugee children heal from trauma? That’s the belief behind a new partnership formed by the Lego Foundation, Sesame Workshop and organizations working with Syrian and Rohingya refugees. In its first major humanitarian project, announced on Wednesday, the foundation will provide $100 million over five years to the makers of “Sesame Street” to …

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Nikki Haley Tells UN: When Trump Draws A Red Line, He Enforces It, The US Is Locked And Loaded [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: The United States is “locked and loaded” to strike again if Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s government again uses chemical weapons, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council on Saturday. “We are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish …

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Far-Right Melts Down Over Syria Strike: Fuck Trump!

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. was joining France and Britain in a coordinated airstrike against Syria broke Alex Jones. “What the fuck!” Jones shouted, pounding his fist on the table. “Is there nobody fucking pure in this goddamned fucking world?!” “You fucking goddamn degenerate fucks!” Jones said. “I shouldn’t be on air right now.” And then, …

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Trump Hails Strike On Syria: Mission Accomplished!

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday saying that the U.S. led military strikes in Syria Friday night were successful. The strikes were in response to a suspected gas attack on the rebel-held city of Douma last weekend. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Saturday strikes would increase Syria’s resolve to “fight and crush terrorism in every inch” of the …

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Democrats Blast “Unconstitutional” Airstrike On Syria

NBC News reports: Congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Friday night for circumventing Congress in authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, calling it “unconstitutional” and questioning the strategy. Many Republicans, on the other hand, applauded the president’s move. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has pushed Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force, deemed the president’s …

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Putin Condemns Strike On Syria, Calls For Emergency Meeting Of United Nations Security Council [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, but also stirred up angry responses from Syria’s allies and ignited a debate over whether the attacks were justified. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the …

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BREAKING: Trump Orders Airstrikes On Syria [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Friday he had ordered strikes on Syrian targets, seeking to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus that killed more than 40 people. Mr. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States in the strikes. The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump has emerged from a meeting with his national security team without a “final decision” on how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Earlier today, Trump and his aides also pushed back against former FBI Director James Comey and his new book, which depicts the president as unethical and “untethered to …

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Russia Claims Britain Staged Syria Chemical Attack

USA Today reports: The Russian military says that an alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged and directed by Britain. Volunteer first responders and activists claimed a chemical attack by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, which drew international outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response. Moscow warned against …

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Jimmy Carter Warns Trump On Syria: Any Nuclear Exchange Would Be Catastrophic For All Human Beings

The Associated Press reports: Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. “I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or exacerbate the challenges …

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RUSSIA: State TV Runs Nuclear War Preparedness Advice As Tensions Rise With US Over Syria [VIDEO]

Vice News reports: Russian state TV told citizens Tuesday to stockpile food and water as the threat of nuclear war with the U.S. intensified over Syria. Standing in front of a mushroom cloud, a presenter on state-run broadcaster Vesti 24 warned viewers to stock up on “fewer sweets and more water.” The presenter listed off a number of food items …

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Trump Appears To Walk Back Syria Missile Threat

Yahoo News reports: Donald Trump has backpedaled on earlier warlike statements about missile strikes in Syria – with a new Tweet where he says an attack may happen ‘not so soon at all’. His new statement may perplex allies, as it comes as British ministers consider the possibility of backing military action in the region. Theresa May is believed to …

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