James Stavridis: Trump’s Move In Syria A Mistake Of Near Epic Proportions | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


Retired four-star Navy Admiral James Stavridis reacts to Trump pulling U.S. troops out of northern Syria and the domino effects that it's causing. Aired on 10/16/19.
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James Stavridis: Trump's Move In Syria A Mistake Of Near Epic Proportions | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

70 Comments on "James Stavridis: Trump’s Move In Syria A Mistake Of Near Epic Proportions | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Trump is doing exactly what Putin tells Trump what to do. No one Trusts The United States! No one!

  2. Dumbest president ever. Nobody will exceed him in stupidity.

    • I said that about George W. Bush…boy, was I wrong! Dumb Donald set a new low…republicans have yet to hit bottom!

    • Fahim Ahmad george bush is dumb but he listen to people around him. Trump is dumb and only do what he wants.

    • @V – Hold my beer 🍺. – President Don Jr. 46. MAGA.

    • @Zorak0515 That’s not beer! That’s p*ss ur drinking outta Trump’s d*ck! 🤢🤮🤮
      Donnie Jr. (“I Love it!!!”)after meeting w/ Russians @ Trump Tower? I…DON’T…THINK…SO…

    • @Remoir Irrelevant…Bush sr. was disaster#1. Bush jr. was disaster #2, Trump is disaster#3…all republicans

  3. Trump’s birth was a mistake of epic proportions.

  4. Trump’s move in Syria a mistake to Admiral Stavridis but business to Trump

    • Right. He cares more about the profitability of Trump tower Turkey than our Kurdish allies or our own troops. SAD

  5. This Syrian retreat is looking a lot like the management of Trump’s casinos.

  6. Trump made no mistake, everything went according to Putin’s plan.

  7. This disgrace an shame that America is facing belongs to all the republicans who voted a coward as there supreme commander in chief.

    • @will260007 does fake news inform you of Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen to the stone ages? Starving them, bombing hospitals, weddings, funerals, jails,etc….Yemen owe the Saudis some payback. Our Troops just making sure we don’t pay for they vengeance. Mr president is wise

    • I’ll vote for him again over any democrat. Your party, it’s fake media and take a look around at your company…you’re all pathetic. He owns you. Do you even realize that most voters think msnbc is a joke? You don’t realize this do you? They’ve been lying to you for a while now

    • @Rat Dusty Actually yes the news everywhere talk about the atrocities of the Yemeni war. So not really fake.
      I must say on one hand you seem to understand more about what is going on than I first thought but on the other your points of views can be completely contradictory. Not caring about oil fields in Syria or control/power in the Middle East by giving up and leaving our allies to be slaughtered but then caring about oil fields in S.A.and Yemeni/Iran revenge and control. Thanks for your explanation even though I must say I find the logic extremely illogical. Not trying to be condescending just my pov.

    • @Rat Dusty Yemeni and Syrian war are both proxy war between Iran and S.A.. Giving up on one but supporting the other makes no sense. I am against any war or meddling in other countries but removing a small amount of troops from a safe position that kept peace was a monumental mistake on a geopolitical level and an unnecessary blood shed.

    • @will260007 we leaving Arabia when this Yemen war stop. Mr president made a promise and he keeps his word.

  8. Richard Williams | October 17, 2019 at 3:41 AM | Reply

    Trump supporters believe that Trump is chosen by God.So that means God approves of the foul mouthed language of Trump.What a joke!

  9. Donald J Trump making Russia great again

  10. Gillian Kennedy | October 17, 2019 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    Fake POTUS BONESPURS putting money before people 😈
    Crooked coward 😠

  11. Putin is certainly not tired of winning…

  12. trump supporters are worse than trump himself.

    • a. barker don’t be baffled. Just realize that democrats are really that bad

    • ron kachur People like you make me want to vote Trump. He’s so much better than you at the hate.

    • Here’s a little fact about you losers on the left. You have NO CLUE if your primary vote will count. You losers just sit back and take the corruption against you. I’ve never seen people so owned by a party before. They have you being such hypocrites defending them. I almost feel bad for you people. Almost. If you weren’t so smug and so desperate, there may be an ounce of sympathy. But I know if you have ME motivated to vote against your stupid assez, a lot of people are. Good luck!!

    • racist statement

    • they are the nastiest

  13. Who needs enemies when Trump is your President.

    • @soepdurp You don’t understand the politics of the middle east then if you think all that is happening is Erdogan is just “killing a few Kurds.” Turkey hates the Kurds and will slaughter them in total by the 10s of thousands. The Kurds fought with us against ISIS at OUR request and the U.S. made commitments to the Kurds which we have now broken. Putin and his buddy Assad are celebrating. ISIS is regrouping to reign terror again. This heinous act by trump has literally blown up the entire region for the benefit of Putin.

    • altitude illume | October 17, 2019 at 11:53 AM | Reply


    • @Baxter Powel the people that made it possible for trump to proclaim ” i defeated isis in 3 months” are the same people he left behind and is now mimicking erdogan and calling the kurds,”terrorist…communist..worse than isis ?”
      in that fight, 6 of our wonderful military lost their lives..the kurds lost 12,000 men and women fighters..yes women, the kurd women fight alongside.

      and because isis is only defeated in syria, they are not eliminated…i am wondering who trump will blame when they reemerge ?

      effecting trump’s decisions are the fact trump owes putin for interfering in the election…..and financial interest in turkey….

      trump says,” it isn’t our fight.” yet he sent 2000 military to saudi arabia for what ? …they have oil and the kurds don’t ?..or is it trump’s financial ties again..

      “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million,” Trump said during a presidential campaign rally in Alabama in August 2015.

      “Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

      “They buy all sorts of my stuff. All kinds of toys from Trump. They pay me millions and hundred of millions.”

  14. Kieron Johnson | October 17, 2019 at 4:06 AM | Reply

    Failed casino owner playing geopolitical roulette and losing his shirt.

    • Rat Dusty Yeah, you remember this next time your party decides to get behind a war monger and then let’s see how much you care about the lives of troops. You must hate both Bush presidents then…

  15. Cut and run Trump America’s biggest disgrace!

  16. The price that we have to pay for our president being a TRAITOR!!

  17. Trump only did what his boss Putin told him to do.

    • He’s been obviously compromised from day 1. The fact the media keeps questioning that fact for 3 straight years is a testament to Americans stupidity on the whole.

    • Everybody knows that

    • Longhorn Fan Forever | October 17, 2019 at 8:46 AM | Reply

      I’m sure Trump feels he has made his decisions on his own. Uh no!!!! He’s being told what to do without realizing it. He’s that stupid and gullible when it comes to Putin.

    • THE HONEY TRAP GOT trump on video

    • True. All of the world leaders know America is without a True Leader in the White House that is why they can manipulate him with a phone call or a “beautiful letter”.

  18. Slightlie Selassie | October 17, 2019 at 4:49 AM | Reply

    The profitability of Trump Towers in Turkey is all that matters.

    • Russian Bot #19538532 | October 17, 2019 at 8:42 AM | Reply

      @Slightlie Selassie what is more important for our country is the betrayal of this country sending trillions of our money and our lives over there for something that doesnt concern us. Where were these so called allies in 2001?

    • Craig Crawford | October 17, 2019 at 8:44 AM | Reply

      @Slightlie Selassie Exactly, betraying one’s allies, period. The most likely reason why, for profit of his cheesy brand, makes it even worse…

    • Don’t forget he also did it for Putin.

    • No, this has Putin’s hand all over it. The Russians have been trying for years for a land grab so the can put in a sea port and this gave them the excuse. They will do it under the guise of helping the Kurds.

  19. RAT RepublicansAgainstTrump | October 17, 2019 at 4:52 AM | Reply

    What’s everyone upset about, that’s what Putin wanted.

  20. That general next to Trump is thinking: “Bonespurs, bonespurs, remember he has bonespurs.”

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