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WaPo’s Ignatius: Fighters in Syria cheer at mention of Trump name

WaPo’s Ignatius: Fighters in Syria cheer at mention of Trump name

“One Syrian Kurdish commander used a vulgar term, in Spanish it would be cojones, to describe what President Trump has got and why they like him.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEGVYqAgo5Q

On a morning when you would have expected the Morning Joe panel to be all about Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet, a Washington Post editor/columnist painted an amazingly positive portrait of the president’s actions in Syria.

WaPo’s David Ignatius has just returned from a week in Syria. He was almost apologetic in prefacing his remarks: “I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump.”

He then proceeded to say that he was told by top US commanders that “the most daring and decisive” attack in the battle of Raqqa would not have happened if it hadn’t been for President Trump’s decision to delegate authority to commanders in the field.

Ignatius’ contrasting depiction of the Obama administration was incredibly damning: “under Obama, that would have taken a couple of weeks of White House meetings and they still wouldn’t have made up their mind.”

Ignatius also said that the name Trump was cheered whenever it was mentioned during meetings Ignatius had with Syrian forces trying to take out Assad. One Syrian commander praised Trump for having what Ignatius described as a vulgar term that in Spanish is “cojones.”

DAVID IGNATIUS: I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump. As I traveled across Syria, meeting with Syrian fighters who were trying to take down the regime of Bashar al Assad, every time the name “President Trump” was mentioned, there were cheers from the audience. One Syrian Kurdish commander used a vulgar term, in Spanish it would be cojones, to describe what President Trump has got and why they like him.

More seriously, the big attacks that have taken place around Raqqa, one in particular, a surprise landing by helicopter, I was told by the top US commanders, would not have taken place if it hadn’t been for President Trump’s decision to delegate military authorities down to the level of command. I mean, under Obama that would have taken a couple weeks of White House meetings and then they still wouldn’t have made up their mind.

In this case there was not one meeting. They just said, General Townsend, the commander in Baghdad, you decide. And three days later, these Kurds who’d never seen an airplane or helicopter had been helicoptered across a lake for a surprise attack that is probably the most daring and decisive of the war. So, do need to put this in perspective. Yes, there are a lot of people around the world who are appalled, but there are some people who say this image of strength that he’s projecting is something that they like.

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Comments

“Cajones” is only vulgar to liberals who do not have them.

PrincetonAl | July 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

How did this one slip by the censors?

But seriously, a heartening story. Not thrilled to be in Syria, but if we are going to be, let’s kick some.

great unknown | July 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

LOL at the, “I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump.”

I use a similar preface when, rarely, I have to praise an MSM propagandist.

BTW, is there a pool on how soon people are going to start calling for Ignatius to be fired.

Elections have consequences. The world needs a strong American leader and for the last 8 years didn’t have that (with the direct consequence being the growth of terrorism, expansion of islam, expansion of Iranian influence etc).

NOW we have a strong American President and the world is a slightly safer place today than it was yesterday.

    Old Coot in reply to mailman. | July 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

    You’re dead wrong!

    Obama strongly an anti-American, pro-Islam, pro-Iranian effort with great forcefulness, under the direction of Valerie Jarret! And don’t kid yourself, it was deliberate!

    He admitted as much in that “autobiography” that Bill Ayres wrote for him.

      Paul in reply to Old Coot. | July 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

      They promised “Fundamental Transformation” from the very beginning. Not enough people had the sense to ask why the greatest country in the history of the world needed to be fundamentally transformed.

Freddie Sykes | July 3, 2017 at 9:57 am

Trump acts in public the way Hillary does in private. For all his faults, he has done some good and I really believe that he is trying to improve the country and the world. Hillary was always about serving the highest bidder.

    Granny in reply to Freddie Sykes. | July 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Hardly. Starting with the fact that President Trump doesn’t drink, so he doesn’t turn into a raging sloppy drunk like Hillary does.

Was his intro a “trigger warning” for the snowflakes?

Trump mentioned many times that he was going to tell his generals to give him an action plan within 30 days. He has told the public that he will not be disclosing any military plans. So, I suspect that he has approved something and then delegated the responsibility to get the plan done.

In other words – he is being a businessman and a leader. Good.

4th armored div | July 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

I liked this posting showing that LibTards being ‘subjected’ to truth for a change.
I cannot bring myself to watch CNNMSNBCABCCBS or read any of the tabloid MSM ‘newspapers’.
Will the Donkey party and Socialists be educated ?
I doubt it – but this is a positive indicator.
We have 4-8 years to start bringing back a once proud republic.

If you are a praying person, say daily prayers for the protection of POTUS and the USA.

Have a happy 4th and remember that we were once a leader of the Free World.

    Valerie in reply to 4th armored div. | July 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Just before his inauguration, he asked for prayers for guidance.

    great unknown in reply to 4th armored div. | July 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

    And when you pray, you might pray that we once again have a Free World.

      Edward in reply to great unknown. | July 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

      That’s a great thing to pray for and worth the upvote. But, to be honest, since my days at the Saturday matinees watching newsreels of the Korean War, I don’t remember a truly free “world”. Not to mention my belief that we in the US are not as free as we were before Johnson’s presidency and the increased power of computers used to compile data on people (a concurrent blessing and curse).

    carol191 in reply to 4th armored div. | July 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    No Time like the Present:
    Most High Good, I share my gratitude & joy for being alive here and now, surrounded by the bounty and blessing of being an American. May All — especially americans and dreamers for america — be blessed and guided in truth and wisdom, may All hear their Highest Good calling to them and respond to that call. May each of those who serve america be guided and protected. Especially, Lord, protect our new President, protect his family, protect all of those working with him. May Truth, wisdom, ever-renewing Joy lift all hearts and minds. (You know, holy spirit, that my understanding is faulty, so i pray In the sturdy model of the faith of my grandfathers:) in Jesus name I lift this prayer, and in His Light let it be so, Amen.

“I’m going to say something that in some ways is sympathetic to Trump.” Impartial reporter ?????

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