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What The Fuck Happened Over The Weekend?


#485

Breaking - 11p 10/26/19 Al-Baghdadi was killed by the US Military in an operation with help from the Russians, Iraqi’s…

Trump’s comments this morning - he must have mentioned that al-Baghdadi’s death was killed “like a dog” about 5 different times. T also mentions Russia as the number one help in getting al-Baghdadi in their sights…an obvious nod to his desire to get Russia back into a respectful world power, and part of G-7 etc.

T’s support of Russia, Turkey, Iran…and then downgrades the European alliances, and also does not say that Kurds were a vital part of this operation. Shameful.

And T’s commentary about oil…and securing the OIL.

Here’s T’s “I killed him…” and his heroic, presidential standing…and a coup to talk about for his 2020. T gets the drama award for bein’ presidential. :angry:

https://ww * The latest: President Trump is holding a press conference at 9 a.m. A senior administration official tells CNN that the president approved the mission aimed at ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday that terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, perhaps the world’s most wanted man, was killed during a special operations raid over the weekend.

“Last night the United States brought the world’s No. 1 terrorist leader to justice,” Trump said at the White House in an early morning televised address to the nation.

Al-Baghdadi led the extremist organization known as the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Trump said he died after running into a dead-end tunnel while being chased by United States Special Operations commandos in Northwest Syria. Al-Baghdadi detonated an explosive vest that killed him as well as three of his children, Trump said.

He died like a dog," Trump said. “He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place.""He was a sick and depraved man, and now he’s gone,” Trump said.

Al-Baghdadi is the highest-ranking terrorist to be killed or captured since the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

:exclamation: :exclamation:


#486

Who really helped capture al-Baghdadi - See Kurds, Iraqis, CIA…most of whom are denigrated by T? And who is taking credit?

Well…you already know.

Armed with that initial tip, the C.I.A. worked closely with Iraqi and Kurdish intelligence officials in Iraq and Syria to identify Mr. al-Baghdadi’s more precise whereabouts and to put spies in place to monitor his periodic movements, allowing American commandos to stage an assault Saturday in which President Trump said Mr. al-Baghdadi died.

But Mr. Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American forces from northern Syria disrupted the meticulous planning and forced Pentagon officials to press ahead with a risky, night raid before their ability to control troops and spies and reconnaissance aircraft disappeared, according to military, intelligence and counterterrorism officials. Mr. al-Baghdadi’s death, they said, occurred largely in spite of Mr. Trump’s actions.

The officials praised the Kurds, who continued to provide information to the C.I.A. on Mr. al-Baghdadi even after Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw the American troops left the Syrian Kurds to confront a Turkish offensive alone. The Syrian and Iraqi Kurds, one official said, provided more intelligence for the raid than any single country.

The initial planning for the raid began this past summer. The Army’s elite Delta Force commando unit began drawing up and rehearsing plans to conduct a secret mission to kill or capture the ISIS leader, and faced huge hurdles. The location was deep inside territory controlled by Al Qaeda. The skies over that part of the country were controlled by Syria and Russia. The military called off missions at the last minute at least twice.

The initial planning for the raid began this past summer. The Army’s elite Delta Force commando unit began drawing up and rehearsing plans to conduct a secret mission to kill or capture the ISIS leader, and faced huge hurdles. The location was deep inside territory controlled by Al Qaeda. The skies over that part of the country were controlled by Syria and Russia. The military called off missions at the last minute at least twice.

“It wasn’t until Thursday and then Friday the president chose his option and gave us the green light to proceed as we did yesterday,” Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.

How the capture/killing happened…

Around midnight Sunday morning — 5 p.m. Saturday in Washington — eight American helicopters, primarily CH-47 Chinooks, took off from a military base near Erbil, Iraq.

Flying low and fast to avoid detection, the helicopters quickly crossed the Syrian border and then flew all the way across Syria itself — a dangerous 70-minute flight in which the helicopters took sporadic groundfire — to the Barisha area just north of Idlib city, in western Syria. Just before landing, the helicopters and other warplanes began firing on a compound of buildings, providing cover for commandos with the Delta Force and their military dogs to descend into a landing zone.

The president said that with the helicopter gunships firing from above, the commandos bypassed the front door, fearing a booby trap, before destroying one of the compound’s walls. That allowed them to rush through and confront a group of ISIS fighters.

The Delta Force commandos, under fire, entered the compound, where they shot and killed a number of people. Mr. Trump said they also removed 11 children from harm’s way,

Mr. al-Baghdadi ran into an underground tunnel, with the American commandos in pursuit. Mr. Trump said that the ISIS leader took three children with him, presumably to use as human shields from the American fire. Fearing, apparently correctly, that Mr. al-Baghdadi was wearing a suicide vest, the commandos dispatched a military dog to subdue Mr. al-Baghdadi, Mr. Trump said.

It was then that the Islamic State leader set off the explosives, wounding the dog and killing the three children, Mr. Trump said.

Altogether, the American troops were on the ground in the compound for around two hours, Mr. Trump said, clearing the buildings of fighters and scooping up information that the president said contained important details on ISIS operations. Mr. Trump said the commandos already had DNA samples from the Islamic State leader, which he said they used to make a quick assessment that they had the right man.

Once all the Americans had piled back into their helicopters and started the return flight to Iraq — using the same route out as they used coming in, Mr. Trump said — American warplanes bombed the compound to ensure it was physically destroyed, Mr. Esper said. Just after 9 p.m. Washington time Saturday — four hours after the helicopters took off — Mr. Trump tweeted, “Something very big has just happened!”


(David Bythewood) #487

This apparently was a months-long operation that the Kurds CONTINUED to help us with while we were betraying them.



He thanked the Russians three times. Special Forces and the Kurds once each, and the Kurds barely at that.

But Russia says they have no idea what Trump is talking about.

Meanwhile, Russia is brokering the ceasefire now.
https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/27102019

And Turkey is still murdering Kurdish leaders.
https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/24102019

But hey, we secured the oil.
https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/syria/261020191

Also, this:

Also also, I agree that the sheer delight he’s taken in recounting all of the gory details is highly disturbing.


(David Bythewood) #488



(David Bythewood) #489

Where Twitter states Trump was golfing and faked his situation room photo.







#490

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/27/rep-katie-hill-to-resign-amid-allegations-of-inappropriate-relationships-with-staffers-000301

Disappointing that Rep Katie Hill resigned today, amid allegations she’d had an affair with a staffer. She was part of the big Blue State wave that swept the deeply red parts of California. Hill is getting out before what she is claiming is an ex-husband’s ‘revenge porn’ from her current divorce.

:astonished:


#491

World Series - Game 5 being played in DC.

Seems like the fans do NOT like the President - booing and shouting “Lock him up.”

photo of T and Melania

Video of T learning the crowd is booing…

Audio of “Lock him up.”


#492

“Lock him up” chant - very clear. @jamditis Monday outro? :smirk:


(David Bythewood) #493



(Joe Amditis) #494

Hahaha my thoughts exactly!


#495

Never Complain, never explain…no reasonable answer betcha!


(David Bythewood) #496

Another take on that, and one for those of us who can’t see the Times. ::Chuckles::


#497

Avoiding awkward scenarios…Lerner family does NOT want to sit next to T during the 5th game of the World series.

A representative of the Lerner family, the principal owners of the Nationals, had a special request of the MLB last week: that they had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request from the White House for President Trump to sit with Theodore Lerner, 94, the family patriarch, or any other member of the ownership group, a person familiar with the family’s thinking told WUSA9 on condition of anonymity.

That person made it clear that at no time was a direct request made that the President not be seated next to the Lerner family, but it was made clear that the family did not want to be put in the awkward position of having to respond to a request.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/sports/mlb/nationals-owner-didnt-want-to-respond-to-request-to-sit-with-trump/65-3df9f284-1de7-414e-84a2-ac277f14e0e8


(David Bythewood) #498

The president of the United States vowing to deny federal aid to a state facing a natural disaster for political reasons is both evil and impeachable.

“You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation,” California Governor Gavin Newsom told Trump after the president made several erroneous claims about the causes of & potential solutions for the wildfires while writing that he had told Newsom previously to “clean” the forest floors, then insinuated that he would end federal aid to California for its wildfire response.

Trump vows ‘no more’ federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn

‘You don’t believe in climate change. You are excused from this conversation,’ state’s governor tells Trump

Trump threatens to cut off federal funding for California wildfires

Calif. governor hits back at Trump over wildfire criticism, threat to cut aid


(David Bythewood) #499

The new Mueller memos are yielding a lot of bombshell information. I expect we’re going to see a lot more drop as people sift through the 500 or so pages!

Mueller Memo Bombshell: Michael Cohen Told If He Stuck To Russia Story, Trump ‘Loves You’

New information emerged in 500 pages of FBI witness interrogation summaries obtained by BuzzFeed.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/robert-mueller-michael-cohen-donald-trump-russia_n_5dbe1584e4b0d8b441cfdbce?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics&__twitter_impression=true

Michael Cohen was told if he stayed on message in Russia testimony ‘the president loves you’ in just released Mueller memos




‘Get the emails’: Revealed memos suggest Mueller probe failed America. Can Congress fix it? | Will Bunch


#500

Trump posts mystery tweet of Iraqi rioters attacking Iranian consulate with no explanation. Then goes to bed. WTF?

So what is this? What are we supposed to think of this? What is the rest of the world supposed to think? Are we supposed to be cheering on the rioters or condemning them? What is the U.S. reaction? Is this a prelude to war? I mean really, really WTF? No wonder we have become the laughing stock of the world.

Here’s a typical reply to this baffling, provocative, violent tweet:

So, does @realDonaldTrump support this or oppose it?

The whole world is asking the same question while Trump is snoring away in dreamland. He has no respect for his office, for his country, for the world.

Any ordinary president, any normal leader of any country on earth, would not have done this.

Right after this, he posted another tweet showing more violent rioters and it is written completely in Arabic so Americans can’t even understand what it says.

:exploding_head:


(David Bythewood) #501

Two of them, even.

Also, this. Audio of Richard Spencer throwing an expletive and racial slur-laden tantrum after Charlottesville. Warning, it is extremely hateful and vicious.


The thread goes on to show how the media has normalized him.


(David Bythewood) #502

US judge blocks Trump immigrant health insurance rule


Only now do we understand the true cruelty of Trump’s family separation

At least 5460 children have been separated from their parents.

Incredibly, having shattered so many families, the administration threw up its hands and declared the task of reuniting them beyond its capabilities. Even now, volunteers working under the coordination of the ACLU are going door to door in Guatemala and Honduras, seeking to ascertain whether families have recovered their children.


#503

https://spectator.us/seven-whistleblowers-jared-kushner-bin-salman/

This source claims that Turkish intelligence obtained an intercept of the call between Kushner and MBS. And President Erdogan used it to get Trump to roll over and pull American troops out of northern Syria before the Turks invaded. Cockburn hears that investigators for the House Intelligence Committee know this whole tale and the identities of some of the people telling it.


(David Bythewood) #504

Apparently the White House took notice of this story. And now, whether it is true or not, a White House denial makes us all wonder if it is.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7646171/Jared-Kushner-claim-greenlit-arrest-Jamal-Khashoggi-phone-call-Saudi-Prince-nonsense-White-House.html?ito=amp_twitter_share-top