December 20, 2018

Trump ends Syrian war with a tweet. Should America be the world's policeman?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Donald Trump announced that he’s bringing home 2,000 American troops that are in Syria, tweeting

We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.

I think both parts of that are true — I think ISIS has been defeated, as much as can be done for an amorphous group that doesn’t have a formal structure, doesn’t have a formal geography, doesn’t wear uniforms or bear their weapons openly.

What was the American purpose in Syria? To stop the ISIS side of the civil war? Or to topple Bashar Assad, and effect some sort of regime change? To get rid of both? And replace them with whom?

That’s the point about those parts of the world. There aren’t a lot of George Washingtons or John A. Macdonald’s waiting around to be great democratic leaders. If there are any, they’re usually killed or driven into exile. It’s a choice amongst awful alternatives.

The world is a difficult place. And these intrigues — what do they have to do with America’s interests, or Canada’s?

You’d think the liberal-media establishment would like it that Trump is done with a war. Instead, they hate the fact that he’s declaring victory.

Trudeau abandoned the fight against ISIS while it was in the middle; while ISIS was still powerful. He quit and ran away — and the CBC loved him for it.

So what do they say about Trump bringing the troops home? TONIGHT I'll show you the story they ran on CBC’s failing flagship show, called The National (and tell you more about the expert they brought on to discuss it.)

Once upon a time there was a rationale for America to fight Arabia wars — to defend access to OPEC oil. But now America produces more oil than Saudi Arabia.

And Americans are tired of fighting and dying for countries that are ungrateful, and don’t have freedom and democracy in their national blood.

Time to bring the troops home. There’s a border in America to guard. Trump is failing at that.

But a U.S. military veteran — a triple amputee named Brian Kolfage — has set up a GoFundMe page to build the wall on the southern border.

And look at this: In just three days, he’s raised more than $4 million for the wall. He has a $1 billion goal. It’s insane.

Or is it? One billion dollars. That’s a fraction of a sliver of what America spends in places like Syria to protect — who? How about protecting America from its invaders?

That is a mission anyone can understand — and that we in Canada need, too.

NEXT: Our own Kurt Schlichter, himself a U.S. military veteran, is my guest to discuss Trump's decision. Was it wise? 

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-12-25 21:43:04 -0500
commented 2018-12-21 13:03:45 -0500
The deep stater’s are warning Trump that he is leaving the U.S. open to another 911 attack with this pull out. I say the threat comes from the deep stater’s and they very well could pull a false flag. If something happens in the next few weeks we’ll know who is behind it.

This move of Trump’s is already exposing a lot of people by their vitriol and opposition. Things are becoming more clear every day.
commented 2018-12-21 10:05:32 -0500
Trump is right to bring the troops back home. With this move he can allow the Generals to plan for the the invasion that is within the boarders of the USA. Insidious organizations with Islamic backing are all over the map of America, planning there dirty tricks, ready to take over Governments and educational systems, already softened by communism, they are easy picking for Muslim despots.
In addition to the above, Trump has to think about his boarders, Southern and Northern. I imagine that the Mexican Boarder will be fairly east to control. The worst problem is the Canadian Boarder and Trumps worst enemy is Canada’s Justin Trudeau. Or to be more accurate, the people who control Justin Trudeau.
Come next spring there will be hordes of Muslims, in Canada, all just waiting for the order to head south and create mayhem in America.

Yes Trump is right to bring his troops home, he would be a fool not to. Trudeau’s Canada cannot be trusted.
commented 2018-12-21 04:00:44 -0500
It is interesting to note that Papa Joe made an alliance with Hitler that did not end well for the Russians. I don’t think an alliance with Xinny the Pooh will work out well for the Russians either. Just sayin’.
commented 2018-12-21 03:48:40 -0500
The main threat to North America is China, which is now in alliance with Putin. The US cannot spread itself too thin expending blood and treasure all over the world without good reason. It must pick it’s battles always keeping an eye on China and Russia. In the big picture, Syria probably is not worth fighting for.
Trump has facilitated the US becoming a net fossil fuel exporter which makes middle east oil less vital to the US. Further, Trump is using US energy dominance to squeeze Putin by encouraging Europe to buy cheap liquified natural gas from the US. Poland just signed two 20 year contracts for US supplied LNG. Poor old Vlad the Impaler will now not have as much dough to spend on his military to back up his pal Xinny the Pooh. So sad.
commented 2018-12-21 03:20:18 -0500
Love seeing the so called anti war left having a cow over this. What hypocrites.
commented 2018-12-21 03:19:39 -0500
Ron Joseph congress just agreed to fund it.
commented 2018-12-21 02:33:27 -0500
Glen Craig…I wouldn’t bet too much on the Wall being funded. The Vets have raised over 9 Million. That’s all I can find on Fox, and if true, it would be all over the place.
commented 2018-12-21 02:32:06 -0500
george zvanitajs staying plays directly into the hands of ISIS and the globalists. It is a civil war.
commented 2018-12-21 02:26:31 -0500
Glen Craig…. A couple years ago I got to read some of the Podesta Emails. The one I will never forget was Democratic Party President Podesta telling his people in LA to grab bus loads of Mexicans and go to many different Ridings and vote for Hiliary. I tried to find it last month and it was blacked out or deleted.
Most of my evidence on Obama was also deleted.
commented 2018-12-21 01:20:04 -0500
Regarding US & west supporting Kurds; I would say NEVER trust any mohammedan no matter how moderate they sound, they will never be honest with kaffir. Let them sort out their problems among themselves, no need to waste our tax dollars where there’s a chance it could be used against us in future.
commented 2018-12-21 01:05:55 -0500
The military is a weapon.
Kirt is a weapon & that’s nothing to be ashamed of. That’s what every free man & woman choose to be and sacrifice to be a weapon.
This comradery built in battle is needed but should not be the fuel of the soldier’s purpose.
Call it service, self defense, heroes work or murder… The reality is they are weapons. Warriors have free will most of the time but a soldier volunteers as a slave & weapon. Only the best will do. As for everyone else who isn’t, they are their own General. That’s why democracy is volatile.
When someone volunteers as a soldier, war no longer becomes personal. That implies they’re free to reject it.
When a soldier gets its freedom back after slavery, they face the consequency of their slavery to help ever other General make a wise choice of what to sacrifice of themselves.
That doesn’t mean neglecting a former slave at all. That’s why their heroes once they get their free will back. But they’re always weapons all the same.
Otherwise, what is the objective?
commented 2018-12-21 00:54:48 -0500
President Trump is bringing back the American Troops back to America..He campaigned on that promise, again total transparency from the President Trump administration..

WTF do we have here in Canada??
commented 2018-12-21 00:46:35 -0500
Trump pulling out is making the neo cons pitch a fit. The war mongers are ready to charge the White House. I’m glad Trump is out. We were basically backing the wrong side anyway thanks to Obama et al. The ‘moderate ’ Rebels were mostly ISIS. I defy anyone to look at pictures of Damascus getting ready for Christmas and tell me we should be messing with that regime. Had Obama had his way, some form of Sunni hell tribe would be taking over as we speak. I say leave them alone as long as they keep their nose clean regarding Iran. Assad and Putin don’t want ISIS back in there any more than Trump does. The savings can go to the wall. Besides he may need those soldiers at home. You never know.
commented 2018-12-20 23:17:55 -0500
There is nothing more valuable than the unity of the instability of democracy meeting the rigidity of the military.
One will conquer the other leading to a fatal imbalance for all unless preserved with wisdom & humility.
Frankly, I was groomed to be an officer or marry one. That was the thinking of the time and I don’t blame anybody for that. I have to remind myself not to pass that way of thinking on.
But what I learned was I am so damn thankful I did not make the cut. I’m glad that wasn’t my path not because I hate the military. I absolutely do not hate its presence like Trudeau does. But because I have the freedom to open my mouth and defend it as a civilian from itself and others.
That’s the democratic duty to the military in turn for the cost of their lives. The democratic side of the coin’s focus is knowing the cost to itself. The military side of the coin knows the cost to others. If the military only knows only the cost to itself, it is a corrupt morale.
Mattis trying to strong arm Trump is a reflection of a corrupt morale. Why? Because he was thinking about the cost to the military or its valour over its main focus of defending its democracy. That often happens to men & women used to absolute power over other people and I do not begrudge them for that easy fault.
Democracy fails the Military when it is ignored. It preserves the military if it reminds it of its mortality.
commented 2018-12-20 23:02:34 -0500
The resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis says it all. Everyone should read his letter of resignation in which he criticized the President for his lack of knowledge of military matters and international relations and said he could no longer work for someone who disrespects his allies and gives his adversaries a free pass. Mattis, along with most serious analysts agree that ISIS is NOT defeated and Trump pulling out of Syria will play directly into the hands of the Russians and Iranians. No wonder Putin was quick to praise Trump for his decision. It is a sad day for America and probably for all of the free world when decisions by a impetuous Tweeter override the advice from a widely respected 4 Star General with 40m years of military service. Trump said he knows more about ISIS than his Generals; I guess we will have to wait to see how that will work out.
commented 2018-12-20 22:47:52 -0500
A) Vets only should speak first about what they experienced after service. The stress lasts generations within a family or town, but you can’t steal valour from anyone who served. Also, I will look anybody dead in the face and say, “Don’t demoralize the non-comission officers against the comissioned officers” PERIOD. Why? What’s the fastest way to destabilize a country? Get a poorly commanded revolt going within the ranks of the military. Anybody who instigates that should face a firing squad.
B) Trudeau cancelling the exercise in Alberta was a slap in the face to NATO and frankly Canada. Who cares if fighter jets are basically useless these days thanks to drones and a joist stick junkie? Its the exchange of morale that’s important. I think Trudeau is trying to put the military well under his thumb and I hope his thumb snaps BY COMISSIONED OFFICERS IF THEY CHOOSE. I won’t break my first point.
C) I used to think the Kurds were our allies. Then I spoke to a few Kurds that were the persecuted Christians. They don’t practice the religion well at all. They’re still fighting other Kurds because they have Iranian ancestors from a few hundred years back. My patience for petty bs has worn thin. Its their turff, let them defend it first and that means unity.
D) The Dems entire goal was to vastly destabilize nations. That was their objective bc I don’t give them the credit of being stupid about doing so.
That’s all I want to say.
commented 2018-12-20 22:32:23 -0500
How long did we leave troops in Germany….just to make sure THAT fire didn’t rekindle.
commented 2018-12-20 22:29:58 -0500
Bin Laden started Al Queda b/c the US had pulled out and left them nothing. He was pissed off. Is the US making the same mistake over and over? You have to stay for the rebuilding.
commented 2018-12-20 22:07:30 -0500
Kirt is right about politicians. They forget to plan for the consequences of troop withdrawals. There was a time when America built up defeated countries like Ger,many. Now it’s just a catch-and-release sort of action. It’s about as sensible as catching flies and cockroaches and letting them go outside. Pests MUST be exterminated and so must beIslamists be dealt with.
commented 2018-12-20 21:43:58 -0500
Thank you for your service Colonel. Oh, and please put some WD40 on that squeaky chair of yours.
commented 2018-12-20 21:42:42 -0500
It would be nice if Canada had a leader like Trump, unfortunately we don’t even have a leader

FRASER MCBURNEY commented 31 mins ago…… re Yellow Jackets.
Still waiting for my yellow jacket to arrive. $25 for the jacket plus $26 for delivery. Should be here by now.
commented 2018-12-20 21:20:15 -0500
D TYLER DUNBRACK commented 15 mins ago
Trudeau seems to think Mali is a good country to die for. What the hell are we doing in Mali? Our military deserves so much better than Trudeau.


Tyler, I can just picture in my mind’s eye….Mr Dressup Justin….and three of his henchmen/advisors….dressed like Tauregs… blue face…..calling themselves “the Berber Shop Quartet”….singing “Am I Blue”…..;-)
commented 2018-12-20 21:08:51 -0500
- Democrats are against wars that oppose communism. They’re fine with wars that work against the interests of the West. Their little Libya fiasco created a gateway for migrants to invade Europe, for example. RINO’s with ties to arms dealers are fine with continual wars everywhere. Trump’s interest is in doing what’s right for America & it’s not in America’s interest to send soldiers to die on behalf of corrupt politicians & their crooked schemes (the way Trudeau is doing in Mali).

- Big fan of Kurt’s work. The US can still support the Kurds after they withdraw & I hope they do.
commented 2018-12-20 21:06:54 -0500
commented 2018-12-20 21:05:45 -0500
commented 2018-12-20 21:05:13 -0500
Not only troops from Syria coming home…the word tonight is that Trump is recalling troops from Afghanistan….Sec/Def has resigned….and a special section of the Immigration and Nationality Act has been put in play (Section (b)(2)© ) with Mexico.Anyone crossing over without authorization or proper paperwork is immediately returned to Mexico…regardless of whatever their claim is…..
Put this information together with the (have to see it to believe it) crowdfunding that has started for The Wall and you just may be witnessing some of the most important US history being made in a very long time…