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Trump Puts Boots On The Ground In Syria… Right Next To Russian Troops

Trump Puts Boots On The Ground In Syria… Right Next To Russian Troops


A REPORT IN THE MILITARY TIMES
THAT WAS SADLY UNDEREMPHASIZED, THEY REPORT THAT APPROXIMATELY
100 ELITE ARMY RANGERS ARE IN A CITY IN SYRIA TO KEEP THE PEACE
BETWEEN SYRIAN AND KURDISH FORCES AND THOSE LOYAL TO
TURKEY, ACCORDING TO A PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON. MOST NOTABLE IS
THAT RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE IN THE SAME CITY, AND THEY ARE THERE
PROVIDING SECURITY FOR HUMANITARIAN CONVOYS THAT HAVE
ENTERED THE WAR-TORN CITY, DEVELOPMENT HE CALLED
UNSURPRISING IN LIGHT OF RECENT HIGH-LEVEL TALKS BETWEEN
MILITARY COMMANDERS FROM RUSSIA, TURKEY, AND THE U.S. THINK ABOUT
THAT FOR A MOMENT — UNITED STATES MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE
NOW EXTREMELY PHYSICALLY PROXIMATE TO RUSSIAN FORCES IN
THE VERY SAME CITY IN ONE OF THE MOST VOLATILE PLACES IN THE
ENTIRE WORLD. WHAT COULD THAT LEAD TO? IF THERE IS SOME KIND
OF MISCOMMUNICATION OR MISHAP OR SOME KIND OF FRIENDLY FIRE
INCIDENT, IT’S NOT UNIMAGINABLE TO FORESEE THAT RESULTING IN
SOME KIND OF UNEXPECTED CONFRONTATION BETWEEN U.S. AND
RUSSIAN FORCES, GIVEN HOW PHYSICALLY PROXIMATE THEY ARE.
AND THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I AND JORDAN AND SOME OTHERS
NOT TO GET AHEAD OF THEMSELVES IN RAMPING UP THIS RUSSIA
RELATED FEAR MONGERING ON THE DOMESTIC FRONT. BECAUSE THE
RESULT IS THAT TRUMP WILL FEAR PRESSURE TO DEMONSTRATE HIS
ANTI-RUSSIA BONA FIDES, AND IF THERE’S EVER A SITUATION THAT
ARISES WHERE THERE IS SOME KIND OF MILITARY INCIDENT IN THIS
PARTICULAR CITY, TRUMP COULD FEEL COMPELLED TO TAKE RASH
MILITARY ACTION AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT COULD ESCALATE IN?>>THAT’S ONE SIDE OF IT. THE
OTHER SIDE IS, IT’S NEVER A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE THAT MANY ARMIES
NEXT TO EACH OTHER. IT’S NOT JUST THAT IT’S THE U.S. AND
RUSSIA AND WE’VE BEEN KIND OF ENEMIES FOR A WHILE, I GUESS NOW
WE ARE BFFs — DO PEOPLE SAY THAT ANYMORE? BEST FRIENDS
FOREVER?>>MILLENNIALS STILL USE IT.>>I GUESS TRUMP WOULD BE BIFFY
AND PUTIN WOULD BE BUFFY — BUT YOU ALSO HAVE THE RUSSIAN
FORCES, KURDISH AND TURKISH FORCES, ARMIES WITH TANKS,
AMERICANS HAVE THE GIANT AMERICAN FLAG, DON’T FIRE AT
THESE, THESE ARE AMERICAN, BUT WHAT IT DOES IS IT GIVES
SOMEBODY AN INCENTIVE TO TAKE A POT SHOT AT OUR GUYS. WE HAVE
1000 GUYS THERE, OBAMA SAID THERE WERE NO BOOTS ON THE
GROUND, ARE THEY WEARING SLIPPERS? BECAUSE THERE ARE 1000
OF THEM AND THEY APPEAR TO BE ON THE GROUND. OBAMA ORDERED THEM
IN THE FIRST PLACE, TRUMP — WHO SAID HE WASN’T GOING TO GET
INVOLVED — IS GETTING FURTHER INVOLVED, HE BROUGHT IN MORE
TROOPS, NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE ARE REAL AMERICANS WITH
REAL TANKS SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE REAL CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA,
AND ANY ONE OF THOSE GUYS COULD TAKE A SHOT AT OUR GUYS AND WE
FIREBACK AND WE ACCIDENTALLY HIT WHO KNOWS WHO, THEN THEY
FIREBACK AND WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF HOLY HELL.>>AND WIN HAVE U.S. FORCES
SUCCESSFULLY MEDIATED CIVIL STRIFE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY? THE
TRACK RECORD OF THAT PARTICULAR TACTIC IS SO ABYSMAL, THE IDEA
THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF POWER WHO STILL
FEEL THAT’S A WORTHWHILE EXERCISE IS BAFFLING.>>ONE QUESTION, I’M NOT TAKING
AN OPINION, BUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE U.S. FORCES WERE NOT THERE?>>THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION, I
THINK IT IS AN INTERESTING ONE, AND I DON’T WANT PEOPLE THINKING
THIS IS A BLACK-AND-WHITE ISSUE AND THERE ARE NO DOWNSIDES TO
ANY OF THESE PROPOSALS. THERE ARE DOWNSIDES TO EVERY PROPOSAL. IT IS POSSIBLE, AND THE REASON WE ARE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE,
AND I BELIEVE THEM, IS THAT IF WE WEREN’T, THE TWO SIDES THAT
ARE THE SYRIAN SIDES WOULD IMMEDIATELY CLASH. AND WHEN THEY
DID, TURKEY, WHO IS NOT IN FAVOR OF THE KURDS, CONSIDERS THE
KURDS IN THAT PARTICULAR AREA TO BE TERRORISTS — ANYONE YOU ARE
OPPOSED TO IS NOW A TERRORIST OF COURSE — BUT THERE ARE REAL
KURDISH TERRORISTS IN TURKEY, WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY HERE
IN SYRIA, BUT ACCORDING TO THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT THEY ARE ALL
TERRORISTS, THEY MIGHT SAY WE HAVE TO GO GET THE TERRORISTS,
THEY ARE FIGHTING AGAINST THE PEOPLE I SUPPORT. TURKEY IS
THERE, AND SO AMERICA I THINK IS LEGITIMATELY TRYING TO GO HEY,
COOL IT. TURKEY, YOU ARE OUR ALLY, YOU WANT TO FIRE AT
AMERICAN TANKS, THAT’S A DISASTER FOR YOU, SO DON’T CROSS
THIS LINE, INCLUDING YOUR SYRIAN FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE HAS SYRIAN
FRIENDS ON ALL DIFFERENT SIDES. THERE TRYING TO KEEP THE PEACE. TO MICHAEL’S POINT WE DON’T HAVE A GREAT TRACK RECORD OF DOING
THAT, LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN LEBANON. WHEN REAGAN WAS IN
OFFICE WE SENT MARINES THERE AND THEY WERE SITTING THERE LIKE
SITTING DUCKS, THEY GOT BOMBED BY HEZBOLLAH, AND WHAT REAGAN
DOES IS WE’VE GOT TO CUT AND RUN. SO THEY LEFT.>>AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF SHOULD
BE ON THOSE WHO ARE ASSERTING THAT MILITARY INTERVENTION IS
WARRANTED, NOT ON THE SKEPTICS TO SAY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN
IF THEY AREN’T THERE? YOU SAY THEY SHOULD BE THERE SO
YOU SHOULD JUSTIFY IT.>>THIS GOES BACK TO BROKEN
CAMPAIGN PROMISES, I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE I
INTERVIEWED AT TRUMP RALLIES, THEY WERE LIKE I WANT TO FOCUS
ON MY JOBS, MY SCHOOLS, NOT MONEY OVERSEAS. AND TRUMP WAS
TELLING THEM HE WASN’T GOING TO SEND TROOPS ELSEWHERE. HE JUST
SAID I’M GOING TO BOMB THE HELL OUT OF THEM.>>I WENT TO A DINNER PARTY LAST
WEEK AND SOMEONE SAID THAT AT THE TABLE, A TRUMP SUPPORTER, I
THINK WE SHOULD JUST BOMB THE WHOLE AREA. I WAS LIKE, WHAT
WHOLE AREA?>>BUT THEY SPECIFICALLY SAID WE
DON’T WANT MORE TROOPS OVERSEAS, WE DON’T WANT TO GET ENTANGLED,
WE JUST WANT TO BOMB THEM. OBVIOUSLY THOSE TWO THINGS DON’T
MAKE SENSE.>>YOU HAVE TO BE INORDINATELY
CAREFUL HERE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THIS, YOU HAVE TO BE
EXCEEDINGLY CAREFUL HOW YOU STRIKE THAT BALANCE BECAUSE IF
WE ARE RIGHT AND ANYTHING SLIGHTLY GOES WRONG AND ALL OF A
SUDDEN OUR GUYS ARE FIRED UPON ENTRY OF THEM DIE, 38 OF THEM
DIE, NOW TRUMP IS IN A NO-WIN SITUATION. IF HE PULLS OUT AND
SAYS I TOLD YOU I WASN’T GOING TO GET INVOLVED IN THAT MESS,
PEOPLE WILL SAY YOU LET 38 OF OUR GUYS DIE AND DID NOTHING? THAT’S INCREDIBLY WEAK. OR HE HAS TO SAY I’M STAYING AND I
WILL BRING MORE TROOPS TO SHOW THEM HOW STRONG I AM, I WON’T
LET THEM ATTACK AMERICANS. WHO DID IT? THE RUSSIANS? WAIT, I
WORK FOR THEM. EITHER WAY IT’S NOT A GOOD SITUATION FOR
TRUMP. DO YOU TRUST THAT TRUMP WILL WALK THAT LINE CAREFULLY
AND JUDICIOUSLY?


Reader Comments

  1. So Middle America feels like it’s not being heard. Well now you’ve been heard and are responsible for electing a complete sociopathic pathetic idiotic child as president.

    The truth is that the people with the real power – corporate leaders – love Donald Trump being president because he distracts from war-profiteering people like Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, Lord Jacob Rothschild and James Woolsey as they violate international law by illegally drilling for oil in Syria while bombing innocent Syrians and anyone else who gets in their way.

  2. Know what I need to start looking at the channels name before I watch a video. Because now I'm watching some one sided talks. Liberals

  3. One thing to admit is that if they weren't there the Turks were going to attack the Kurds which are US allies against ISIS (the only ones). And the whole operation against ISIS will be ruined because the Kurds will move all their troops to fight the Turks. Of course the US could just leave and let the Russians deal with ISIS, which they will probably do.

  4. I think im being censored…. this channel and all its videos has been muted for me, i cant hear it no matter what i try

  5. If i was President in terms of the military. I would internalize the depth of Americas ability to wage war. Accept diplomacy through talk, negotiations, compromise is the only way to handle foreign affairs.I would never use the military as police for a foreign nation. And if war was unavoidable, i would go through congress for a declaration of war as the law requires. Then use the full weight of the military and level every f*ckin thing insight.

  6. hahaha, Cenk saying "Remember Lebanon?…" to the dumbfounded silence of three millennials born after the early 80's
    Not the group I'd of had for this discussion, bring in Wes and Ben and leave one of the young'ns

  7. Cooperating with Russia against ISIS is an Excellent Development. Cooperating with Russia against Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States? Even Better!

  8. btw there is no "making sure peace between the 2 parties" its the suvereign syrian state vs a bunch of terrorists aimed and paid by the usa named IS -.- … no need to peace them out just kill em

  9. @ 6:58 Does Cenk actually believe this nonsense?? Trump, a well-known guy in the public eye for decades, is all of a sudden the world's most malicious sexist/racist AND a RUSSIAN AGENT once he decides to challenge (then promptly discard of) BOTH the Clinton/Bush dynasties?!?!?!

  10. no, Trump is not going to handle this well. The problem with Trump is not his foreign policy but a lack of foreign policy. The man has no understanding of History or geopolitics. He's just reactionary which means that he can be manipulated.

  11. Think better than that about the close proximity of the US troops to Russian, a faked small disagreement would be an excuse for technology transfers.. Trump is selling out. He is doing his bit to slip Russia, American military technology by stealth… You heard it here first….

  12. While The Young Turks are not credible in anyway, this Michael Tracey guy talking about "it's not unimaginable to see that resulting in some unforeseen confrontation" has literally 0 idea on how military operations go down.

  13. Trump words tells you all= Islam hate us. Islamic bla bla. accepting Christian Arabs & ban Muslims. Muslims are bad terrorist . Jerusalem for Israel. we should make Russia friend and finish Islam together , we should make peace deal with bashar asad. all these words tell me as a Muslim where trump is going to = clear war on Islam . welcome trump let's see what you can do

  14. Just think , Syria and then N. Korea , yep he will have us in a world of hurt. That 54 Billion will buy him a new front called Asia / N. Korea , Thad being installed , Ramping up actions with S. Korea and now handing them drones. Ya looks like WW3 is right around the Corner with Tillerson and Trump in Office. Cant you hear the beat of the war drums I can

  15. American special forces have been in Syria since Obama was in office along with British special forces. I would rather be fighting along side Russia than fighting against them. Trump said during  the campaign running for president he was going to wipe out the Islamic State and it seems that what he is doing instead of what Obama was doing in aiding and "containing" them.

  16. First time I've ever heard Cenk say "I don't want everyone to think this is just a Black and White issue". Big fan, just a little joke about how he likes talking about race.

  17. Looks like Trump trying very hard to start new conflicts all over the place..hope someone stops him/them soon..

  18. More ignorant commentary. Putin's military doctrine has been incredibly cautious, even in response to provocation like Turkey shooting a Russian jet out of the air. Shockingly, Russia prefers to use diplomacy rather than needlessly escalating conflicts it can't afford to get involved in.

  19. This is getting ridiculous, Trump damned if he do damned if he don't. this shit is getting old. mind you I am certainly not a Trump fan, just calling it like it is.

  20. Regan did the right in my opinion. These people have been fighting for a thousand year. Being there is not going to change anything. Let them fight.

  21. Jordan/Michael this idea that we shouldn't report on Trump's connections to Russia because of what he might do is just as silly as not reporting on the DNC wikileaks because Trump the election. You didn't censor yourself then, so why now? Because of cognitive dissonance of pretending the Russia thing was a DNC non-story all that time? Instead of self censoring yourself or down playing the evidence because of your fear of Trump why not report the facts and also report on Trump's possible childish responses to those facts?

  22. Jordan/Michael this idea that we shouldn't report on Trump's connections to Russia because of what he might do is just as silly as not reporting on the DNC wikileaks because Trump the election. You didn't censor yourself then, so why now? Because of cognitive dissonance of pretending the Russia thing was a DNC non-story all that time? Instead of self censoring yourself or down playing the evidence because of your fear of Trump why not report the facts and also report on Trump's possible childish responses to those facts?

  23. So liberals are mad the US actually wants to do something about ISIS? A group that murders homosexuals and treats women as animals? And I thought liberals were the feminists.

  24. Y'all are going off on several tangents based on highly unlikely "mis-haps" "mis-fires" etc. These are our soldiers, they are professionals, they do their jobs like you guys do YOUR jobs, so please chill.

  25. I think TYT has it all wrong. The purpose of inserting troops is to generate an incident which would justify escalation. Given Trump's perilous domestic political situation this is his only shot.

  26. it's Korea all over again.
    Assad applied most of the crazy n korea did. We used to answer after hearing his father's name mentioned by "the immortal leader". how lame and slave-like sadistic rule is that?
    do you know that Assad the father has bombed a hole city back in the 80s. The son has 200k prisoners were in one prison 10 come out dead every day from torture. Do you know that many of the made up ISIS were prisoners in syria but freed just right after the revolution started. One of them was Aloosh the leader that they assassinated recently.
    Do you know that they used chemical arms against civilians?

  27. Oh right but the democrats don't actually want to take out isis, they want to keep going full force into regime change, create another failed state, and strengthen isis. Working with Russia instead of fighting them is the right choice you retarded leftist hawks.

  28. Yep, Trump was definitely the lesser of two evils but he sure ain't no Libertarian. Trump wants to MAGA however he cannot accept the paradox of MAGA. As long as the the US is gifted & cursed by the petro $ foreign entanglements are guaranteed, the FED's $ must be reigned in with the inevitable loss of empire for the free productive markets that made the US great all those years ago to re-energize. As a narcissist I fear Trump wants his cake & to try to eat it too.

  29. US forces in Syria are there to provide logistics and artillery support to the SDF(Kurdish/Arab alliance that is fighting ISIS). They are there to support the assault on Raqqa and to prevent the Turkish backed rebels from fighting the SDF. (Because Erdogan hates the Kurds)
    Russian forces are there to support the SAA/Loyalist forces and they do not fight the SDF.

    I get that the situation in Syria is extremely complex and hard to understand and I love you guys but whenever you guys talk about Syria it seems you don't know shit.
    Trump's policy in Syria is just an extension of what the Obama administration was doing.

  30. He said he was going to sort out Syria and bring the troops home and build the infrastructure. You weren't listening.

  31. This is so terrible. How dare Trump kill head choppers and cannibals in Syria? Assad must go because muh feelings.

  32. Clicked by mistake, thought it was the Secular Talk channel. I should increase my attentions when clicking, I haven't been watching these morons for a lot of time and don't desire to.
    Damn, ruined my day to see this no-neck idiot again…

  33. 1:30 Your analysis is way off. Trump doesn't care about being seen as for or against Russia. Nor should he consider Trump to be 100% in charge of the US military anymore given that he's handed off a lot of those duties and does seem to spend a whole lot of time going anything.

  34. Stupid logic. So essentially we should not talk about potential treason because what? Trump MIGHT be incompetent? Maybe people shouldn't have elected him.

    Its utterly ridiculous that some people seem to think we should not talk about this.

  35. It is contrary to international law. Syria is a sovereign state, as has been the Iraq too (2003). Obama's drone war violated international law and he was awarded the Peace – Nobel – price. Trump rides the dead horse of his predecessors. Putin annexed the Crimea and Donbas. The Saudis bomb Yemen. The Turks marched into Syria and fight the YPG, instead the Islamists.
    After 70 years of world peace, now the final solution? We are not very far from it.

  36. TRUMP! TAKE A CHILL PILL!
    I've waited 4 long years for Season 2 of Attack on Titan, I DON'T WANT TO GET NUKED! We're so close!!!

  37. USA bombed a Mosque and killed 50 Syrian Civilians in Syria near Aleppo , why dont you report this huh ?

  38. Saying "just bomb the whole area" is to say thousands of lives aren't worth me having to buckle down and think through the situation and that's trumps M.O. precisely.

  39. The real issue is your thinking soldiers don't have leaders, plans or organization. This isn't an issue at the level you're making it out to be.

  40. Why isn't UN saying shit? US has no right to be in Syria, they never asked for US troops so how is them being there justified?

  41. Now that we have Muslims to kick around we don't need to worry 'bout them fuckin' Rooskies…why aren't you alt right dipshits worried about this? You comfortable with Il Cheeto Mussolini's circle jerk with Putin? really?

  42. War is imminent Isreal mobilizing their reserves the usa sending more troops in Syria usa n Israel bomb Syria so to think we are safe its a Myth

  43. What a sweaty, heavy-set, mouth breather this guy is… Didn't know Cenk was auditioning back-up buffalos.

  44. They are looking for Obama's birth certificate. Together the United States and Russia will do the impossible which is to find the real birth certificate.

  45. I would choose to side with Russia and Assad over Islamist. Russia has basic human rights , you can't say the same for Islamist regimes like Isis, Qatar, suadia arabia, turkey. It's a clear choice Russia is better than Isis and turkey. If you can see that you are blind.

  46. America is there tomake sure when ISIS are defeated by the Russians and Syrians that Asad is severely weakened

  47. if something happens between Russia & USA there within international law Russia will be in the clear there since they were invited by the legitimate government while USA just decided to go without permission aka violation of international law.(USA was not invited by government not they got go a head from UN)

  48. I have a fear that US troops are in Syria because Bibi wants  this war to result in a move against Iran. (Don't forget that Israeli planes have been participating in bombing runs there and could even "mistakenly" hit our troops.) Unfortunately, we don't have a competent person in the White House and our MIC is salivating over the profits of continued escalation of the "wars against terror".  Israel is wagging the White House dog and Trump will do their bidding.

  49. It's only a matter of time before the poorly disciplined trigger happy American troops open fire on the Russians.Anyway American troops aren't their legally where as the Russians are!

  50. This is a recipe for conflict and disaster. Only the US could be that provocative, stupid and reckless. If the US wants to help solve the conflict in Syria, the US should provide policing in some other place. Russia has been handling the conflict and warring parties far better than the US. The only reason the US would be there would be to protect their own 'moderate' terrorists so they can continue to prosecute the war to oust Assad for the arrogant criminals who want to put a pipeline through Syria.

  51. Relax dude. Russia and the US aren't going to hit each other. The US troops are there to stop Cenk's buddies from killing the Kurds.

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