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inkanddagger
#1 Oct 15 2019 09:22am
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About 40 minutes ago, Russia rolled into Manbij and took over the American military base there.

Video: https://twitter.com/babaktaghvaee/status/1184115143699030016?s=21

Edit:

Syria's army supported by Russia military has taken control of the Tabqa military airfield, two hydroelectric power plants and several bridges across the Euphrates river, the Russian Defense Ministry was just quoted as saying.

Edit2: MSM is picking up the story https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/10/15/video-appears-show-russian-soldiers-abandoned-us-base-syria/

Edit3: US troops surrendered Manbij to Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group, which is owned by "Putin's chef," Prigozhin, who owns Kremlin troll farm, the IRA, and was indicted by Mueller for US election interference.

This post was edited by inkanddagger on Oct 15 2019 09:50am
Brian_D
#2 Oct 15 2019 10:34am
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Reality is beyond parody at this point.
Black XistenZ
#3 Oct 15 2019 02:33pm
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Once the decision was made to withdraw from Syria, it was obvious that someone would take over these facilities, wasnt it?

Really, who cares? Withdrawing from a site of conflict will always end with the ugly optics of other, hostile forces taking over and filling the vacuum left behind, no matter if the decision to withdraw was wrong or correct. It's always gonna look bad.
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#4 Oct 15 2019 03:59pm
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Quote (Black XistenZ @ Oct 15 2019 04:33pm)
Once the decision was made to withdraw from Syria, it was obvious that someone would take over these facilities, wasnt it?

Really, who cares? Withdrawing from a site of conflict will always end with the ugly optics of other, hostile forces taking over and filling the vacuum left behind, no matter if the decision to withdraw was wrong or correct. It's always gonna look bad.


That's true, but it's these sort of images that make up the legacy of an American president's foreign policy.
inkanddagger
#5 Oct 15 2019 04:05pm
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You right wingers would be throwing shit at walls and screaming like rabid monkeys if Obama let Russia take over an American base.
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#6 Oct 15 2019 04:07pm
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Quote (inkanddagger @ 15 Oct 2019 18:05)
You right wingers would be throwing shit at walls and screaming like rabid monkeys if Obama let Russia take over an American base.

yikes. imagine being a warmongering pale pasty privileged lefty and then calling a group with minorities in it “screaming monkeys”
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#7 Oct 15 2019 04:08pm
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Quote (inkanddagger @ 16 Oct 2019 00:05)
You right wingers would be throwing shit at walls and screaming like rabid monkeys if Obama let Russia take over an American base.


wrong! if obama had acted like trump did as president, he would have been impeached week three. checkmate, lefty...
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Aww shit

Looks like another fucking war brewing
inkanddagger
#9 Oct 15 2019 04:25pm
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Quote (excellence @ Oct 15 2019 03:07pm)
yikes. imagine being a warmongering pale pasty privileged lefty and then calling a group with minorities in it “screaming monkeys”



I imagined it, and I approved of it.
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Russia Takes Over Abandoned U.S. Military Base




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