Trump conference 10-16-19

Trump: It’s not our border. Terrorists: Since when did terrorists care about borders?

In what is perhaps the single dumbest statement from a man who makes many dumb statements, President Trump tried to justify his utterly terrible decision to let Turkey attack the Kurds by saying, “It’s not our border.

News alert… terrorists don’t care about borders.

The Kurds were the only thing keeping ISIS and Islamic terror groups in check.  And without the Kurds, ISIS will certainly be reborn and regrow their terror campaign against the West and America. 

When ISIS and Islamic terror groups are cheering your decision, you know you’ve made a terrible, terrible decision.  Years from now when Americans die in a terror attack, you can point to this decision as to the start of it. 

It would be nice if the problems on other continents stayed there but that’s not how terrorism works.  Sure, we can’t solve all the world’s problems but terrorism is a threat to our national security and something we can’t ignore.

And this case was so particular stupefying because we weren’t even doing the fighting.  The Kurds were.  Ask yourself… how is America safer by weakening the main group fighting ISIS? 

4 Comments

  1. James on October 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Would love to play devil’s advocate on this one, but I can’t. Your observation is spot on.

  2. KM on October 17, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Do you think Trump’s hotel in Istanbul has anything to do with his total capitulation to Turkey’s desire to invade?

    • Rob F on October 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

      I don’t. Or at least I don’t think it’s his primary reason. He acts based on instinct and ideology and one of his central tenants is isolationism. He distrusts international treaties and is cutting ties with allies left and right. This is a logical extension of his America First mentality. Cut ties, isolate ourselves, and let the rest of the world fend for itself.

    • Rob F on October 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      Plus, America has enough sway over Turkey regardless of this.

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