‘We chose the dumb way’: Former national security leaders slam Trump’s Syria withdrawal

100 thoughts on “‘We chose the dumb way’: Former national security leaders slam Trump’s Syria withdrawal

  1. People of America you voted for a narcissistic billionaire, ex- Casino owner, a felon that defrauded his own university, a TV actor, and a man who links up with TV religions offering to do miracles In exchange for money. America you are a superpower to the world and this is the best you can do? Is it just me or does this make anybody else nervous? The thought that the world could come to an end because some actor had a bad hair day is a little too precious even for me. Now if Bugs Bunny was president, I think I would feel better that his speechwriters could at least read and write and can keep him safe from Yosemite Sam (NRA supporter). He may have small hands but he has really big feet. Bugs Bunny for president in 2020 a real man's man.

  2. Trump is an arsonist.
    And there might be a good number of explanations for that, but the most important one is that he likes it.

  3. No Russian or Alawite ever called me deplorable or irredeemable, but the Kurds on the other hand train violent antifa extremists. Good on the President.

  4. Trump is a RINO. Free trade? No. Fiscal Responaibility? No. National Security? No. The sooner Republicans recognize they were conned by a RINO, the sooner the nation can begin to heal by ending this nightmare. Impeach the RINO.

  5. only time will tell….elections have consequences- and since Americans voted him in, they have to suffer the consequences

  6. OK, so you guys want war with Turkey a NATO ally? Congress should go ahead and vote for authorization of war with Turkey and if the president refuses to go to war, then congress should impeach him.

  7. "Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they,,," the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz talking about the Republican corrupt swamp, along with their orange-face baboon leader.

  8. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the
    knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
    therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
    beginning. 2 Pet 2:20.
    Meaning the President got US out, therefore don't again get entangled. understand.

  9. We should have continued to help them. It would’ve been the right thing to do. You don’t back down when someone needs your help. And that’s exactly what trump did. Sorry excuse for a President

  10. Seems the Moscow Mitch and the GOP LOVE all that the trump does to destroy our laws and Constitution and rule over Fascist America.

  11. Mr. Petraeus probably last person whinning about Syria and current position of area. He was one of the arcitect todays trouble … people die because his Israel 2.0 dreams (A.K.A Sovereign Kurd State) him and his parnters try to reshape Middle east map for America’s good and there we are.

  12. Cadet Bone Spurs is carrying water for Vladimir Putin.
    Donald Trump was COMPROMISED by Vladimir Putin years ago.
    Putin has been pressing him to make these moves to further his own standing in the world and to enhance his own geopolitical power.
    Putin has been pressing his agenda with extreme urgency because he isn't sure Trump is going to get reelected.

  13. How is this not setting off alarm bells inside the White House? Trump didn't only offer up the Kurds to their enemy, he has offered up Americans to ours.

  14. It makes me incredibly happy to see once relevant organizations like the Wash Post lose all of their credibility and influence over one man. Enjoy digging your own grave.

  15. So the people who brought us false WMD claims and destabilized the middle east during the previous administrations are somehow credible? Lmfao

  16. Michael Morell! I think you rock! You need your own show TV show for Intelligence Matters. People need to better understand what the intelligence community does.

  17. We the people are being lied to..fast forward 6 yrs. to middle east peace world wide prosperity and criminals and crooks dropping dead from natural causes..After you get through vomiting call your hero Bezos and complain..The President will probably get Nobel peace prize and survive the assassination attempts that will probably start as soon as the crapfest fails…also everybody can't be right .

  18. 1:12. He is saying the PKK/YPG would be a part of the discussion on Syria's future? Absolutely not. Many are not Syrian but Turkish speaking Kurds that answer to Turkish Kurds in Qandil who are wanted our justice dept. This is a terrorist group with lot of "Kills" estimated at 40,000 in Turkey. Any Syrian Kurd should have a say, but never PKK-YPG terrorists. PKK should be in prison. The lunacy of Morell/McGurk/ et al is utterly shocking as is the disregard for the Turkish and Syrian victims of the PKK/YPG and its patron Assad. The moral breakdown of this bunch is absolutely appalling.

  19. We destabilized the middle east for the past 20 years so that no legitimate governments could form and fall to russian/chinese influence. It was a ploy to maintain the petro-dollar and up until not it's worked like a charm.

    Russia helped trump win because they knew he would undermine this long term plan. Less US involvement in the mid-east = more russian influence in the region. Their endgame is to dissolve the petrodollar and end US dominance of the world economy.

  20. In the UK we have nuclear armed Trident submarines around the shores of Scotland, but the nuclear weapons are controlled by the USA NOT the UK. Look at how the US have BETRAYED the Kurds. I say WE NEED TO REMOVE THESE TRIDENT MISSLES FROM UK SOIL ASAP AS LONG AS TRUMP IS IN POWER!!!

  21. These military leaders have to stop the fiction that the CIA has been working in the best interest of the United States, they have not. They also need to recognize that the CIA has not been right on anything in 80 years.
    Until the CIA is purged and cleaned up and brought back under control of the constitution of the united states it is not a trustworthy institution and its, so-called, intelligence needs to be ignored for the safety of the nation.

  22. Lingering Q's that still chafe against the truth:
    #1. Who initially commissioned the Opposition Research on Trump… before it was so generously handed over to HRC for her teams to expand upon for their use
    #2. Which orgs and individuals exactly were commissioned to gather the Opposition Research on Trump? Names of and dates that those entities began their research.
    # 3. Who, exactly, put the Extraordinary Steele Dossier into the hands of the U.S.Intelligence Agencies which was then put into the hands of the Agency that put it and the Oppo Research into POTUS Obama's Intelligence Briefing and who made the Steele Dossier an extraordinary and unheard of "Supplement" , declassified it and made sure it was released to the Public with the Official Intelligence Report?
    (Please don't attack, I am not a Republican, a MAGAite, a Trump Voter or Supporter. Nor am I a Democrat. My support and allegiance is to the Constitution and to We The People)

  23. – There was NO greenlight by Trump for Turkey to invade. The Truth is that Turkey informed Trump that they were just about to invade. And Trump vehemently told them not to. Which Turkey ignored. So Trump had to choose either to risk going to war with Turkey or to start withdrawing the small force of US troops out of the area.

    – Turkey invaded Syria while the US troops were still there. As the US, French and British troops had only just begun withdrawing.

    – It's the 25,000 Kurdish YPG militia that is being forced out of the "Safe Zone" that Turkey seeks to enforce. Not all the Kurds.

    – Russia would absolutely LOVE it if the US and the NATO ally Turkey went to war. Which would most likely lead to Turkey joining a Russian alliance.

  24. Where is the other side of the story???!!! I still wait for someone to come and explain to me why the United States chose a terrorist organization (the PKK is recognized as such even by the USA) as an ally! Who talked about betrayal then???!!! The PKK/YPG is the arch-enemy of Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States'; and despite Turkey's strong objections, the USA chose the PKK/YPG terrorists as allies!!!

  25. It's not the dumb way to Trump…. Trump now gets to sell more weapons to whoever needs them now. It's a winning situation for Trump…

  26. Wow, when did Petraeus get out of jail? He did go to jail didn't he?
    Yt~"Petraeus to plead guilty for sharing secrets with mistress"

  27. now there's democrats asking for war and republicans against it , wow is incredible how things can change in a short period of time

  28. Looks like our president could be prosecuted for war crimes after admitting to helping cleanse the Kurdish. And that is kind of on all of us too.

  29. Hollywood will no longer be able to sell tickets to movies with heroic Americans after five more years of Trump. Great again?

  30. The Dumb way, the abandonment of a stalwart ally, the rejection of reason and the heartless rejection of morals and ethics

  31. Pompeo did NOT answer the direct question – didn't the grotesque reckless ambush and incursion by the Turks into Syria and ag kurds put our VICTORY (and 19 years blood treasure) at risk? He could NOT honestly say no, so he said "we'll continue fighting" – THAT's the da- point! Syria was THE textbook "peace (not US fighting) through strength"!

  32. The reason everyone is mad is because the Kurds are genetic cousins to the Israelis and part of the plan to build greater Israel. And Israel controls us. Trump got off the chain and they are attempting to put him in check and keep these wars going, especially in Assyria. Whose interests do you mean? not the American people. But the corporate mob families that rob and control the US.

  33. These dopes actually seem to believe the USA could sustain a Kurdish entity in an Isolated part of the world indefinitely? Turkey cutting off air transit rights to US military aircraft would change the game completely. They've said from the start they want to deal with the Kurdish problem coming out of Syria and Iraq. They're doing that right now. And the USA can't stop them.

  34. theres just too many problems with the polluted and dishonest american press priorities leading to what they are now, especially to the international scale of reliability and credibility. its really kinda become the polluted wretched enemy of democracy opponent of accuracy and the industrial god of ideological power and control for our disgraced ford flopped expectations. so you guys are doin 'good' but obviously not what you need and not what you want and not what youve tried to rig cheat exploit abuse lie about deflect deny and fail in all ways to impress or intimidate. the actual context of concern regarding the isil threat and turkish cooperation and nato obligation is operated as instructed and elected, not as the ghost of mccain as told by tapper wants to try and persuade. obviously. lol.

  35. Proof of Republican Bias: Trump “jokes” that China should investigate the Biden’s. Schiff parodies the Ukraine call and Republicans lead a resolution to censor Schiff.

  36. Reading the comments it’s apparent that all of you are hypocrites. We don’t like Assad but want to protect his land from ours and NATO member country. You all make sense if you don’t think about it.

  37. U.S. government has been co-opted by the cabal of DTRumpco & The Republicanco plutocrats paid off by the 1% who have been engaged in accumulating as much wealth as possible, on the backs of the middle class working personal. The 1% DTRumpco & the Republicans don't care about America or our troops that protect us, from ISIS they only care about hiding their $$ from the tax collectors.
    Time to booth all these Traitors out of the work, an stick them where they belong in JAIL!

  38. 2019 Journalism. Literally a montage of government officials (2 CIA directors no less) telling you that the government should do more government stuff. We moved 28 troops. Did any journalists ask those soldiers what they thought about it?? Or just consulted with the CIA directors of the previous administration who hates the current administration?
    Wapo wapo wapo wapo wapo……..

  39. "The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." – General Douglas MacArthur

  40. As a proud member of antifa. We actually want Trump to remain in power so that we have an excuse to wreck havoc on the streets. Democracy & Socialsm sucks ! Hail Communist usa.

  41. * * * Donald J. Trump is unmistakably Beelzebub incarnate.
    Who was Beelzebub?
    Answer: Beelzebub is the Greek form of the name Baal-zebub, a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying “the lord of flies” (2 Kings 1:2). Archaeological excavations at ancient Philistine sites have uncovered golden images of flies. After the time of the Philistines, the Jews changed the name to “Beelzeboul,” as used in the Greek New Testament, meaning “lord of dung.” This name referenced the god of the fly that was worshiped to obtain deliverance from the injuries of that insect. Some biblical scholars believe Beelzebub was also known as the “god of filth,” which later became a name of bitter scorn in the mouth of the Pharisees. As a result, Beelzebub was a particularly contemptible deity, and his name was used by the Jews as an epithet for Satan.
    > Impeach Donald Beelzebub Trumputinixon at:
    Change .org
    We MUST do this for our children.
    From: Dr. Earl Gray A very disillusioned Republican.

  42. This was a monumental blunder where very few troops were the fulcrum point to considerable adverse forces. Troops should have been withdrawn from hundreds of other non strategic bases.

  43. from a country that never invited you there in the first place? warmonger shills. It's a miracle the world hasn't ganged up on us and dumped the dollar

  44. Washington Post, hey Jeff Bezos I unsubscribed from your main company cause you gave false information to the American people. We never whould have gone into Syria. It was the petro dollar that broght us into the middle east. Our central bank, Federal Reserve, Rothschild bankers, Saudi Arabain deal to sell all oil for american dollars, why we killed Kadafi, Saddam Husein and now we tried to overthrow Syrian regime and failed and got caught. Get out before we go to war with russia and lose our nukes in Turkey by backing their enemy, the Kurds. Yer welcome.

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