Col.Jack Jacobs: Trump’s Remarks On Syria Show An ‘Almost Painful Ignorance’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Col.Jack Jacobs: Trump’s Remarks On Syria Show An ‘Almost Painful Ignorance’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


IF THE PRESIDENT GETS LOOSE WITH THE PHONE AND SOMEBODY OVERSEAS THE PHONE AND SOMEBODY OVERSEAS GETS TO HIM, THEY CAN GET WHAT GETS TO HIM, THEY CAN GET WHAT THEY WANT. THEY WANT. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED HERE. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED HERE.>>JACK JACOBS, THESE HAVE BEEN>>JACK JACOBS, THESE HAVE BEEN U.S. ALLIES. U.S. ALLIES. THEY HAVE GONE INTO THE FIGHT THEY HAVE GONE INTO THE FIGHT AND SUFFERED, AS WE SAID, JUST AND SUFFERED, AS WE SAID, JUST GRIEVOUS CASUALTIES. GRIEVOUS CASUALTIES. WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT WHAT WE WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT WHAT WE ALWAYS PROUDLY REGARD AS THE ALWAYS PROUDLY REGARD AS THE STRENGTH OF THAT AMERICAN STRENGTH OF THAT AMERICAN HANDSHAKE, THAT AMERICAN HANDSHAKE, THAT AMERICAN COMMITMENT AROUND THE WORLD AT A COMMITMENT AROUND THE WORLD AT A TIME WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY TIME WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY FORCES TRYING TO TEAR DOWN THE FORCES TRYING TO TEAR DOWN THE CROSS-ATLANTIC ALLIANCE? CROSS-ATLANTIC ALLIANCE?>>THE FIRST THING IS THAT THE>>THE FIRST THING IS THAT THE REASON THAT ISIS WAS ON THE RUN REASON THAT ISIS WAS ON THE RUN WAS BECAUSE OF THE KURDS AND OUR WAS BECAUSE OF THE KURDS AND OUR SUPPORT OF THE KURDS AND THEIR SUPPORT OF THE KURDS AND THEIR SUPPORT OF OUR OBJECTIVES IN THE SUPPORT OF OUR OBJECTIVES IN THE REGION. REGION. WHAT THIS DOES IS COMPLETELY WHAT THIS DOES IS COMPLETELY CHANGED THE EQUATION ABOUT HOW CHANGED THE EQUATION ABOUT HOW PEOPLE THINK ABOUT OUR PEOPLE THINK ABOUT OUR COMMITMENTS. COMMITMENTS. NOT JUST IN THE REGION BUT NOT JUST IN THE REGION BUT ELSEWHERE. ELSEWHERE. SO, NOW THE COMMITMENT THAT WE SO, NOW THE COMMITMENT THAT WE MAKE, WHATEVER IT HAPPENS TO BE, MAKE, WHATEVER IT HAPPENS TO BE, WILL BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF WILL BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF SALT BY ALLIES, BY FRIENDS AND SALT BY ALLIES, BY FRIENDS AND BY ENEMIES, TOO. BY ENEMIES, TOO. WHATEVER WE SAY WE’RE GOING TO WHATEVER WE SAY WE’RE GOING TO DO, EVERYBODY WILL BE CONVINCED DO, EVERYBODY WILL BE CONVINCED THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO. THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO DO. AND, AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT AND, AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT BECOMES REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN BECOMES REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT WHAT WE WANT YOU CONSIDER THAT WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH THERE IS IN OUR TO ACCOMPLISH THERE IS IN OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. NATIONAL INTEREST. SO THE PERCEPTION AROUND THE SO THE PERCEPTION AROUND THE WORLD, NOT JUST IN THE MIDDLE WORLD, NOT JUST IN THE MIDDLE EAST, IS NOW THAT THE UNITED EAST, IS NOW THAT THE UNITED STATES IS NOT EVEN WILLING TO STATES IS NOT EVEN WILLING TO PURSUE ITS OWN OBJECTIVES PURSUE ITS OWN OBJECTIVES ANYWHERE. ANYWHERE.>>AS SOMEONE WHO FOUGHT AND>>AS SOMEONE WHO FOUGHT AND DAMN NEAR DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY, DAMN NEAR DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY, WHEN YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT SAY WHEN YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT SAY THEY WEREN’T WITH US ON OMAHA THEY WEREN’T WITH US ON OMAHA BEACH, YOU AND I WERE JOKING BEACH, YOU AND I WERE JOKING ABOUT IT IN MY OFFICE EARLIER ABOUT IT IN MY OFFICE EARLIER TONIGHT. TONIGHT. HOW DOES THAT REALLY STRIKE YOU? HOW DOES THAT REALLY STRIKE YOU?>>TWO THINGS.>>TWO THINGS. THE FIRST IS, IT RESULTS IN THE THE FIRST IS, IT RESULTS IN THE KIND OF DECISION MAKING THAT WE KIND OF DECISION MAKING THAT WE SEE THAT GOES AGAINST OUR OWN SEE THAT GOES AGAINST OUR OWN INTEREST. INTEREST. BUT IT ALMOST DEMONSTRATES AN BUT IT ALMOST DEMONSTRATES AN ALMOST PAINFUL IGNORANCE OF HOW ALMOST PAINFUL IGNORANCE OF HOW THINGS HAVE ACTUALLY WORKED AND THINGS HAVE ACTUALLY WORKED AND HOW THINGS HAVE WORKED AND I HOW THINGS HAVE WORKED AND I THINK THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE IN A THINK THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE IN A MAJOR WAY TO THE KIND OF MAJOR WAY TO THE KIND OF UNDERSTANDING I JUST TALKED UNDERSTANDING I JUST TALKED ABOUT. ABOUT. NOBODY IS GOING TO BE — NOBODY IS GOING TO BE — ANYWHERE IS GOING TO BE ANYWHERE IS GOING TO BE CONVINCED WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT CONVINCED WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT WE’RE DOING AND THAT’S VERY, WE’RE DOING AND THAT’S VERY, VERY DANGEROUS. VERY DANGEROUS.>>TOM, A TWO-PART QUESTION FOR>>TOM, A TWO-PART QUESTION FOR YOU AND YOU WILL GET THE LAST YOU AND YOU WILL GET THE LAST WORD. WORD. HOW CAN THIS EVER BE SET RIGHT? HOW CAN THIS EVER BE SET RIGHT? IS IT REPARABLE? IS IT REPARABLE? IS THERE ANY WINNER IN THIS IS THERE ANY WINNER IN THIS SITUATION AT ALL? SITUATION AT ALL?>>NOT FOR THE KURDS WHO ARE>>NOT FOR THE KURDS WHO ARE GOING TO FIGHT AND DIE NOW, IT GOING TO FIGHT AND DIE NOW, IT CAN’T BE SET RIGHT. CAN’T BE SET RIGHT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS ME, I THINK COLONEL JACOBS IS ME, I THINK COLONEL JACOBS IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, PEOPLE OVERSEAS ARE NOW GOING TO DOUBT OVERSEAS ARE NOW GOING TO DOUBT OUR WORD. OUR WORD. THEY WON’T MAKE A DISTINCTION THEY WON’T MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND THE BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN AMERICAN AMERICANS. AMERICANS. AS FAR AS PEOPLE OVERSEAS ARE AS FAR AS PEOPLE OVERSEAS ARE CONCERNED, THIS IS THE UNITED CONCERNED, THIS IS THE UNITED STATES. STATES. THE PRESIDENT IS THE THE PRESIDENT IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE UNITED PERSONIFICATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THIS IS SOMETHING STATES AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE DONE AS A COUNTRY. THAT WE HAVE DONE AS A COUNTRY. AS FOR WHO IS A WINNER, THE AS FOR WHO IS A WINNER, THE TURKS GOT WHAT THEY WANTED. TURKS GOT WHAT THEY WANTED. I SHOULDN’T EVEN SAY THE T I SHOULDN’T EVEN SAY THE T RUCHLT KS. RUCHLT KS. ERDOGAN GOT WHAT HE WANTED. ERDOGAN GOT WHAT HE WANTED. THE RUSSIANS CAN SIT BACK AND THE RUSSIANS CAN SIT BACK AND LET THE DAMAGE UNROLL WHILE THE LET THE DAMAGE UNROLL WHILE THE AMERICANS ARE SHOWN TO BE AN AMERICANS ARE SHOWN TO BE AN INCONSTANT ALLY AND FRIEND AND INCONSTANT ALLY AND FRIEND AND IF WE DO TRY TO OPPOSE THE TURKS IF WE DO TRY TO OPPOSE THE TURKS ON THIS, NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM ON THIS, NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM INSIDE NATO, PUTIN’S FONDEST

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  1. american handshake??????????? history has told the world it was not and has never been worth anything. right take it with a grain of salt. lol how can anybody even be proud of an american handshake, it's almost equivalent to the kiss of Judas.
    no matter what anybody says, history has already spoken time and time again.

  2. Remember when general Flynn was caught working for Turkey as a foreign agent? Well, he is gone and Trump has filled his position.

  3. "Painful ignorance." Pretty much sums up what so many from advanced nations think of most Americans they meet. Trump personifies this to a point that is irreparable! It must be so embarrassing to be American right now!!!!!

  4. Whether Trump gets impeached or not, some of the damage done is irreversible. The way allies and other nations look at US can't be changed for another 50-100 years. Another 4 years of Trump is going to make it even worse. We're losing more and more allies. United Nations, NATO, WTO, etc. Eventually every deal will exclude US. Our new allies will be Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, etc. The next president will be blamed for all of Trump's mistakes too as he/she has to pick up where he left off. The economy will plummet.

  5. Why are they allowing Trump to play with matches? Does he have all the power? They don't try to stop it? Wouldn't they have stopped any other president? It seems like they could have blocked this but stood by and let him do what he wants. He has no experience with government and he has no experience with this type of thing and he can just go in there and make a decision without any consultation? There are other branches of government. I don't know a lot about politics but he can be stopped but why isn't anyone doing that when lives are at stake?

  6. There’s a lot of meaningless patriotic chest thumping here but the truth is, that’s all it is. Remember Bush Jr. gotcha all again.

  7. Oh he is so right and the ignorance of this president . And I know for sure . Our allies . Are saying What the F K is happening

  8. Professor Nichols, I have to point out that publicly assuming that our longtime allies are somehow unable to see Trump as an anomoly, or incapable of compartmentalizing his behavior is pretty insulting to their intelligence when it comes to international relations.

  9. Ppl please either buy or go to the library and read Tom Nichols book The Death of expertise. It is more important than ever for this book to be read at the current time.

  10. The Syrian Kurds represent only a small portion of Kurdish people. Most Kurds seem to get on with persians, arabs, turks and other ethnic groups most of the time in a region where ethnic and religious loyalties count for more than humanity and which have been fighting brutally for centuries . Although I generally abhor Trump, I agree that it is well past time for the US to butt out of foreign disputes. Trump made clear months ago that he wanted to withdraw the US from Syria so this should not really come as a shock. As for ISIS it is not as though all opposition to them will cease. The US and other anti-ISIS forces will continue to diminish and defeat them with or without those Kurdish exceptionalists who violently resist the nation states wherein they live.

  11. I have to respectfully disagree.

    Trump is not ignorant to that fact that his decision re: Syria, pleases his puppet master, Putin, to no end.

  12. Trump pulled out of Syria as a stunt to divert focus from his impeachment. He is a traitor and a lying sack of sht. He is guilty of extortion of Ukraine to find dirt on a political opponent.

  13. Trump know he's going to be removed so he's sabotaging America. The next president will have so much of Trumps wrong doing to correct.

  14. This is the same trade rout that was interrupted & started WW1. The Russians needed it then & Treasontrump is giving it back to Putin bow!!!

  15. Being an American, living over seas right now, has to be one of my most shame filled experiences about the country I once loved, all due to the arrogant foolishness or greed of so many. Money, power, and politics are overflowing with corruption at a time when our species are dependent on them to survive. I am sick of the answer, deny, deny, deny………put it in the bank………….

  16. t'rump blames the Kurds for not being there to help us in WWII? 🤔
    Yet, is unaware that they lost 10,000 people helping us fight ISIS.
    That is next level dumb right there.
    Which is why his supporters agree with him! 😅😂

  17. Trump is not only a traitor and now also an assassin but also a coward because he never did military service . He makes us all sick.

  18. SpankyPants tRump is a colossal flop in the Foreign Policy Department. He has alienated & sold out our Allies & National Security to Putin, Erdogan, Netanyahoo & MBS. This is the opposite of "America First & Foremost."

  19. This is not almost painful ignorance; this is totally painful ignorance coupled with total betrayal of America and her future on this planet.

  20. 100% trumps actions have made the US look untrustworthy, unreliable and an ally that will throw you under the bus in a second, regardless of agreements etc.

  21. Trump didn't make the tragedy in Syria, but he's getting blamed for it.
    If Americans cared about the people in Syria we could end the embargo.
    The embargo that's causing horrible suffering of their population.
    We're are restricting food, medicine and vital supplies from people in Syria.

  22. i disagree, Trumpf is not ignorant, he is evil , twisting and manipulating A mob mind,
    with always his own personal interests in mind, not the Nations, he will have Blood on his hands as
    it is almost certain that there will be genocide in Syria as Erdogan was always hating of the PKK

  23. Trump supporters, be sure to stay at the tRump Tower on your next vacation to Turkey, but stay away from areas with loud booming noises and pillars of smoke because they're not part of the tRump vacation package.

  24. Kurds were not with us at Normandy, we were FIGHTING the Germans at Normandy, so
    should we pull out of Germany and smash them to pieces Yeah! smart and unmatched wisdom
    The Chinese confirmed this when they said (in Trump's lie ing words) He has the LARGEST brain

  25. Am I the only one here to support Trump? in his defence if the Turks didn’t want to get killed they should have just been cowards and lied and said they hand foot spurs!

  26. #KurdsBetrayedByTrump! Turkish Forces Attack Kurds In Northern Syria; Large-Scale Atrocities Against Civilians Are Ongoing; Congressional Critics Of Trump’s Sellout Must Pass Lightning Appropriations Bill With Veto-Proof Supermajority Cutting Off All Funding For Pullout Of U.S. Forces From Current Positions In Syria; Crisis Shows Utter Folly Of Delaying Impeachment: Pelosi Must Fast-Track Vote On Articles, Repudiating Trump In Eyes Of World!

  27. Trump National Security Alumni Like Mattis, Tillerson, McMaster, Rogers, Coats Should Go Public With Emergency Statement Condemning Trump’s Treachery; Time For New JCS Chair Gen. Mark Milley To Speak Out Against Current Policy; European NATO Partners Like UK, France, And Germany Should Send Special Forces To Secure Kurdish-Run Prison Camps Holding 20,000 ISIS Terrorists Who Otherwise May Attack EU;

  28. Crisis Shows Laird-Kissinger-Schlesinger Supervision Of Wayward Executive Not Yet Implemented; Next Time It Might Be Nuclear Launch Codes! Did Trump Help Giuseppe Conte Become Italian Prime Minister In Quid Pro Quo Seeking Fake Dirt On Russian Asset Prof. Mifsud?

  29. Just bazaar…. surely everyone by now knows that trumps incompetence and shallowness continues into the threat of a nuclear stand and the whole strategy behind the US nuclear deterrent….. you know that Putin can stick a straight line & China and Russia know that trump can not….. so we’re now on a planet where nukes could get used in a rush to save face… or Ego🤔

  30. Or, possibly, Trump's real motives would form another article of impeachment so sounding painfully ignorant is a better option for him.

  31. Trump has no domestic agenda, no foreign agenda outside of pleasing Putin. At this point all he has is a scorched earth policy to ruin all the American democratic institutions, obliterate all the post WWII alliances, and destroy the environment while at it. As bad as George Dubbya’s presidency was, the aftermath will be seen as just a clean up on aisle 3. Post Trump, we’re gonna need a Marshal Plan 2.0

  32. "A member of U.S. Special Forces serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines.

    “I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” said the distraught soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents. The hardened service member is among the 1,000 or so U.S. troops who remain in Syria.

    “Turkey is not doing what it agreed to. It’s horrible,” the military source on the ground said. “We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met every single agreement [with the Turks]. There was no threat to the Turks — none — from this side of the border."" https://www.foxnews.com/world/turkey-syria-invasion-special-forces-soldier-kurds

    Politics be damned people. As a U.S. Army Military Police Vet. I ask that you share this and make it spread like a wild fire. When our Special Forces are ashamed of us. That speaks volumes!!!!

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