US Policy Collapses Into Catastrophe Following Trump’s Whims | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Rachel Maddow reports on the disastrous state of affairs after Trump's rash decision to abandon Kurdish allies to Turkish aggression, sending them into the Russian-backed arms of Syria.
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US Policy Collapses Into Catastrophe Following Trump's Whims | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

74 Comments on "US Policy Collapses Into Catastrophe Following Trump’s Whims | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. All the blood we bled alongside the Kurds for 17 years. Wasted.

    • @kinn grimm You might wanna double check history and a map. I did time at FOB Speicher in my time as a CET commander and before that as a gunner. Peshmerga fought beside us from Mosul to Kirkuk, to Tikrit.

    • @Taloquin honestly As a kurd myself I told my dad before Trump and the Americans betrayed us I told him that before the year ends The American are going to abandon us again. This Mark’s the 8th time US has done this so I wasn’t so surprised myself. I’m not sure you know but until today not a single American solide has been killed on lands controlled by Kurds in all 4 part but go ahead and see how many Americans killed in Turkey. Unfortunately for Kurds it was either genocide/ ethnic cleansing or to give up our freedom and side with Assad.

    • We shouldn’t have been there in the 1st place

  2. *Yet another* ‘beyond-shameful sidenote’ for #45 that the civilised world’s historians *are* duly notating with wry sorrow.
    #45 – *So* very embarrassing for America…and *beyond feckless* to our allies. 😒

    • Mind Freshener | October 15, 2019 at 10:05 AM | Reply

      Syria, Iraq, Libya – Socialist States destroyed the Liberals.
      Even Feudal Afghanistan was better off.

    • Mind Freshener | October 15, 2019 at 10:05 AM | Reply

      Syria, Iraq, Libya – Socialist States destroyed the Liberals.
      Even Feudal Afghanistan was better off.

    • Ronnie Bradley IF he existed? Hmmm the Romans talked about him and is in writing, Islam talked about him in writing. You also know what Jesus and the Republicans have in common? BOTH BETRAYED, Jesus by the jewish leaders and Republicans by the Dems.

    • Paul Adlai Dunn | October 15, 2019 at 10:41 AM | Reply

      @Damo Well said

  3. The release of these prisoners will lead to them fleeing to other countries, and bringing their mess to your own soil. Well done Trump!!!!!

    • And, now so many Americans don’t trust intelligence agencies or the media, the risk of something going seriously wrong has magnified.

    • Andrew Mitchell | October 15, 2019 at 6:31 AM | Reply

      Erdogan is threatening to send three million Syrian refugees to Europe: so ISIS members will have plenty of fellow travellers to hide among.

    • Spicy Artisan Hipster Salami | October 15, 2019 at 6:50 AM | Reply

      They’re not fleeing, they are regrouping

  4. The Kurds never pretended to have bonespurs when they defended our interests for many years.

  5. The blood of our allies is on Trump’s hands, now. All for what? His Trump Towers in Turkey?

    • Hal-2020-series | October 15, 2019 at 6:09 AM | Reply

      You are absolutely right !!!

    • Richard Darlington I got the same reaction. But if you recall, They got those nukes before The president dictator president was elected. And Turkey is a part of NATO. Trump played right into Putin’s hands. As always. This is insane.

  6. “Journalists being shot at?”. Trump would consider that a positive outcome..

    • Gonzo the great | October 15, 2019 at 3:43 AM | Reply

      Turkey doesn’t like journalists either.
      There are over 150 journalists jailed in Turkey for just doing their job.

    • @Gonzo the great Indeed. Not good times.

    • ASeasonedWitch | October 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      In his little brain . . . deep inside it . . . probably so Ericlrl. I so wish he’d defect to Russia and take his immigrant wife with him.

    • @ASeasonedWitch I have no beef against his wife. 90% of Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. I think she’s victim (of sorts) in all this as well.

  7. trump and his unmatched wisdom.

  8. reverant tangent | October 15, 2019 at 3:21 AM | Reply

    Whether or not trump understands the concept of disaster dominoes, he has successfully initiated a sequence of them.

  9. The Mideast Trump Leaves Behind: A Resurgent ISIS, an Arab Spring Comeback

    • Free ISIS/Jail political opponents. Welcome to the Trump presidency.

    • bull moose What Political Opponent was jailed? Now is an investigation going on with Biden’s corruption/ YEP. Maybe watch the video in 08 where Bidens son was put on the Board of a Major Credit card company and Biden as a Senator was fighting on the FLOOR for tthat company.

    • @bull moose no ISIS because what America and Israel doen with them soon they be returned to there for the punishment of government
      What they made be back to them
      Kurdish fight together after America betrayed them
      So ISIS same

    • @Don Williams again lies. This comes one of new game trump
      Biden have noting to do with this

    • Mariyo G What? GOOGLE TRANSLATE if you have trouble writing English. BIDEN is a crook, Proof has been shown.

  10. Chris Zehetner | October 15, 2019 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    Trump’s shitshow is growing uncontrollably.

  11. Roland Gonzales | October 15, 2019 at 3:22 AM | Reply

    Putin told him to leave Syria in the meeting at Helsinki. If you research it you will find Trump said we would be leaving Syria right after this meeting and was met with bewilderment and anger at the time only to pull it off during weeks of bad publicity

  12. Never underestimate the magnitude of Trump’s great and unmatched Stupidity.

    • RhondaH Then if Russia is so evil and has always wanted destruction of Western Civilization why did the Kenyan use a big plastic reset button? Why did he say ” I’ll be more flexible”?

    • Cat Castaneda So Prison reform helps WHITES more than blacks? A$ap was what color? Jack Johnson was what color? I wonder why Obama didn’t do anything with a fellow black? or prison reform? Hmmmm I wonder why Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson gave a “racist” awards for helping the black community? I wonder why a “racist” dated a black model? I wonder why a “racist” pushed for a white supremist be given the death penalty? Trump is the worst “racist” in history then.

    • People shouldn’t be under-estimating Trump’s stupidity anymore, they should have learned to approximate it as infinite for most intents and purposes by now.

    • @Teardown Dan I think it just looks stupid when he doesn’t have good answers for what he does. You can see that things are more convoluted behind the scenes. He is having friends of Russians manufacture dirt on an ambassador so that other Russians can make money in exchange for kickbacks and other manufactured dirt on rivals… Trump simply tells the press, “I don’t know the woman…” He sounds dumb, but he’s just so dirty that he can’t say anything.

  13. Relocating nuclear weapons ALSO helps Putin.America,your President is neutering you!

  14. How can people not see that EVERYTHING Traitor Trump does benefits Russia?

  15. NO-ORWELLIAN Dystopia | October 15, 2019 at 3:58 AM | Reply

    Russia-Saudi ties are getting more stronger: President Vladimir Putin is in Riyadh, under the American’s troops protection

  16. So now, our own troops are targets. Turkey didn’t even wait for them to leave before invading and Chump in his “great and unmatched wisdom” has no plan in place to get troops out of harms way.
    Yet, there are still people still trying to assert that Chump is “the best president we’ve ever had”???

    • subtle username | October 15, 2019 at 9:55 AM | Reply

      “I know more than our generals, believe me”-Space Cadet Bone Spurs

    • @subtle username Trump keeps changing policies because he’s incompetent, and he’s incompetent because he has no prior political experience, but the tRump kissers believe everything the con man says.

    • OceanFragments | October 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM | Reply

      Guess what? Russia’s got soldiers in there now, filling the void left by America.
      Golly-who-could-have-ever-pre-dicted-that-russia-was-somehow-involved?
      Its-almost-as-if-what-trump-did-helped-putiiiiin???
      What a surprise, what a surprise.

  17. Meanwhile, MAGA got a new meaning for Trump after Giuliani: My Attorneys Getting Attorneys

    • Sorry to disappoint you but Michael Cohen already has a trademark on that slogan! 🤣🤣🤣

    • subtle username | October 15, 2019 at 9:58 AM | Reply

      “I don’t know them, maybe there’s a picture, you’ll have to ask Rudy” is so wonderfully similar to the response chump gave about Cohen. Rudy is probably realizing he’ll get thrown under the bus in no time.

  18. 357CLOUDY Black Feather | October 15, 2019 at 4:10 AM | Reply

    He didn’t take our troops out before doing this shameful action.

  19. what kind of leader just lets a “friendly” attack his own troops. Whats going to happen if US helicopters start getting shot down when entering what is clearly hostile airspace?

  20. Hal-2020-series | October 15, 2019 at 6:08 AM | Reply

    All this because he wanted Trump hotels in Turkey.

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