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Yes, Trump Stopping U.S. from Supporting Terrorists is a Good Thing

Written by Joe Scudder

The CIA is no longer supporting terrorists in Syria; to the media that proves Trump works for Russia.

The fact that the U.S. has been actively supporting terrorists is a moral scandal. Donald Trump campaigned against the practice and even accused Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton of being co-founders of ISIS. I was worried he would fail to keep his promise

The Federalist posted a comprehensive defense of Donald Trump’s decision: “It’s Good For America, Not Russia, To Stop The CIA From Funding Syrian Jihadists.”

The latest batch of horse manure peddled by the mainstream media came after yet another anonymous leak from within the intelligence community to the Washington Post. On Wednesday last week, the Post reported that President Trump had ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to stop arming and training the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The decision likely occurred last month, during a meeting in the Oval Office that included national security advisor H.R. McMaster and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. This was several weeks before a July 7 meeting that Trump was set to have with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who backs the Assad regime.

That meeting between Trump and Putin resulted in the announcement of a ceasefire in southwest Syria, along the Jordanian border, where many of the CIA-backed rebels have been operating. The Post went on to report that the Jordanians were on board with the decision, and that the ceasefire was not predicated on ending the CIA program.

The mainstream media took the news and promptly concocted the narrative that since this was “a move long sought by Russia,” Trump’s decision amounted to more evidence of Russian influence over the president. CNN called the move “controversial,” quoting Bob Baer, CNN analyst and former CIA operative, who opined that Trump’s move is “a gift to Vladimir Putin for no quid pro quo and that’s not the way diplomacy works… it’s crazy, frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Read the entire Federalist piece.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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