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For Putin, Turkish move into Syria a chance to ramp up Middle East role

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Russia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Whether it's Israel and Iran, or with Kurdish forces and Turkey, or Assad and everyone else.

Putin is the kingmaker, friends with everybody.

Look how Obama's "isolate Russia" strategy turned out.

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Burning BushToday 07:36 am JSTRussia is probably the only player in the room among the grown-ups who can talk with everyone in the room at the same time. Whether it's Israel and Iran, or with Kurdish forces and Turkey, or Assad and everyone else.

Putin is the kingmaker, friends with everybody.

Including his lap dog disciple Donnie. And Russia is involved in this war too and ISIL may make a comeback as well. At least when ISIL started up their crazy genocidal crap, it was Obama who initiated a non-stop round-the-clock air + sea war on them. And Trump? He says 'ISIL is defeated but our forces are staying'. Then he later said they were pulling out now. They haven't. So why trust Trump now? If Putin gives him permission to do so then we'll know, won't we?

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Everything Trump has done in office has made Putin stronger.

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At least when ISIL started up their crazy genocidal crap, it was Obama who initiated a non-stop round-the-clock air + sea war on them.

Funny what people believe.

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commanteerOct. 14 09:19 pm JSTAt least when ISIL started up their crazy genocidal crap, it was Obama who initiated a non-stop round-the-clock air + sea war on them.

Funny what people believe.

Me and my fellow veterans saw Obama give the announcement live on TV and we knew it was coming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American-led_intervention_inIraq(2014%E2%80%93present)

It was 2014 and President Barack Obama was in the WH and he initiated the campaign.

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Everything Trump has done in office has made Putin stronger.

Meaning of course that Trump should do everything he can to make Putin weaker, right? Like put full economic sanctions on Russia, crippling their economy, right?

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For Moscow, success would cap a 2015 intervention in Syria that gave Russia new clout in the Middle East and that it is keen to build on, particularly at a time when Washington appears to be distancing itself from the region.

President Donald Trump pulled U.S. troops out of the way of Turkey's offensive earlier this week, drawing bipartisan criticism from members of Congress who credit the Kurds with fighting alongside Americans to defeat Islamic State.

Yep - no doubt all planned at one of those Putin -Trump meetings where the notes were taken from the translator - or no US translator present at all.

Donnie and Vlad's plan to make Russia Great Again, and the US weaker and isolated....

It's as plain as day - yet the Trump supporters just avert their eyes and look away...

How can they call themselves Americans? How can they fly the US flag?

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Donnie and Vlad's plan to make Russia Great Again

Keep beatin' that dead horse, lincolnman! Damn, that horse is really festering, you really should give it up at this point.

It's as plain as day - yet the Trump supporters just avert their eyes and look away...

How can they call themselves Americans?

That's what I keep wondering about the Democrats.

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Fact is, ISIS has been defeated by Syrian troops with Russian assistance. And not by illegal gaggle of US operatives and the fake "vetted rebels" aka islamist terrorists they have been supporting.

But of course for those of us who dwell in the CNN-NYT-BBC-MSNBC etc propaganda bubble, it is all about orange man bad and evil Vladimir.

Sad.

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