There is no one knowledgeable about foreign affairs, in Washington, or the press, who is endorsing Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Even the likes of Lindsey Graham and Fox & Friends are opposing Trump’s decision. Graham has promised to introduce a resolution in the Senate to reverse the decision, and even Brian Kilmeade, said on Fox & Friends Monday morning, “I hope that the president will rethink this.” So, in the face of all this push back, even from Trump’s staunchest allies, what oh what was in his mind that made him make this decision?

This is probably not the time to interject black humor, but this next one is true. Today is indeed Vladimir Putin’s birthday.

Other possibilities:

I have a theory of my own I’m going to kick in here. Nothing is real in the world of Donald Trump. It’s all about publicity and image. I think that he did this to A) sway the news cycle away from impeachment and B) have another “victory” to proclaim. You know how he loves to stroll out of the White House and tell reporters statistics, usually false, about how wonderful the economy is, and it’s all his doing? This is another “I should get a Nobel Peace Prize” ploy. I think he’s that clueless. All he knows is television and showmanship, and this is another skit to him. He has no idea about the real life and death dimension of this action. He doesn’t follow world affairs, never has. He only knows about celebrity and the role he’s play acting as POTUS, and this strikes him as good publicity. I think it’s that simple. But we’ll see where this goes. This is melting down faster than Three Mile Island.

 

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11 Comments on "Paul Krugman Nails Trump’s Reasons For Betraying The Kurds — and Black Humor or No, Today Is Putin’s Birthday"

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Bareshark
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Like your angle actually, Ursula, as it fits with the narcissistic sociopath thesis for Trump. The man DOES have a track record for creating problems that he wants credit for “solving”. But this? This is a bridge too far for ANYBODY who has the slightest care for what happens in Syria or the larger Middle East. I also suspect that it’s going to make the Russians on the front lines more vulnerable than is currently recognized.

underwriter505
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If memory serves, I believe Tulsi Gabbard has in the fairly recent past come out for completely withdrawing from Syria (and to hell with our allies.)

anastasjoy
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Tulsi Gabbard is the Ron Paul of this cycle. “Let’s withdraw from everywhere so I can call myself the Peace Candidate and have doves flying all around my head. Those thousands of people being killed? I don’t see them.”

Rita Tecoma
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She wasn’t getting my vote anyway.

carroll robinson
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“The reason you can be certain that Trump has a corrupt motive for this Syria withdrawal: There is no person, no constituency, no advisor in the United States that supports this or even suggested it to him. This only benefits Turkey and Russia.” The words above are from a tweet in this piece. And this is what makes the most sense to me. The hue and cry since this crazed announcement isn’t subtle, pretend, or selective. There is no false outrage. It is coming from both parties, pundits, from every-damned-where and this speaks to a “whisperer” somewhere else putting this… Read more »
Rita Tecoma
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This is a Birthday gift to Putin !

Rita Tecoma
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He has to be impeached , he’s getting more dangerous everyday !

Alfred Higgins
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Krugman got it right on โ€œChoice Cโ€. Destabilizing the EU by driving mass refugee migration from Syria to Europe has been Putinโ€™s Syria strategy all along. tRump has much more to fear from Putin than he has to gain from another hotel deal in Turkey.

Bareshark
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Small problem: it’s still NOT as good as those sanctions that are keeping Russian assets in deep freeze. Trump is giving Putin substitute gifts to avoid making good on that.