Trump’s cancellation of the Camp David Meeting

Interesting, but The Los Angeles Times reported that it was not Trump who cancelled the Camp David Meeting but that the Taliban leaders were responsible for the cancellation. I purchased a copy of “Mad Magazine” yesterday and I really am wondering if that wasn’t a better move than reading the Los Angeles Times. “What me worry?”


Comments:
  1. On September 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm,
    CFS says:

    The Taliban chose an act of excessive violence IN ORDER TO GAIN (in their eyes) GREATER LEVERAGE in future negotiations. Does that not demonstrate any further negotiations could not be made in good faith?
    So Trump pulled the plug. Intelligently, correctly.

  2. On September 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm,
    CFS says:

    Unfortunately a group of terrorists, no matter how small a minority, can always inflict damage. That is why terrorism is effective and that is also why the US uses assassination of leadership by drone in its attempt to defeat the Taliban.

  3. On September 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm,
    Peter Endres says:

    I thought US Government doesn’t negotiate with terrorist…

  4. On September 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm,
    Peter Endres says:

    So, Mr. McKinney, US still have this major opioid lab in Bagram Military Base? https://www.google.com.br/maps/@34.9434806,69.2616642,2417m/data=!3m1!1e3

    • On September 10, 2019 at 8:48 am,
      Jim M says:

      One might require a lab to test for quality, strength, and chem fingerprints of different producers to target, if you are fighting drugs lords and illegal shipments.

      If, Mr. Endres, you are implying the US military is knowingly producing opium illegally, you would be wrong. 99% of the Americans fighting for your right to free speech (to imply such things) have honor, courage and integrity – something half the people in this Nation have not.

      • On September 10, 2019 at 9:11 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Jimmy……….you need to do some research on the part of the Military, which is corrupt.
        Generals included……..

        • On September 10, 2019 at 9:13 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Start with a statement from Butler Smedley……..
          Quotes
          There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.
          War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
          War is just a racket… I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

  5. On September 9, 2019 at 4:27 pm,
    CFS says:

    Trump, in attempting to meet with the Taliban, was in fact trying to attain one of his campaign pledges; namely, a substantial withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. The US appears about down to a minimum level of forces it can go and maintain “control” of the country with the current government, and further reduction of US forces seems to be contingent on reaching some agreement with the Taliban. I don’t think Trump knew what that agreement might be, but at least wanted to meet with Taliban leadership to get some idea of possible agreement/ conditions for armistice. The Taliban probably never had any intention of agreeing to anything but wanted the opportunity to boast that the great satan had invited them to Camp David, before he crawled away defeated. That the Taliban refused to have any representative of the current Afghanistan government present at the meeting should probably have been an indication that there was never a chance of any meaningful agreement.
    This now presents a serious dilemma for Trump.
    I do not believe Trump’s personality will allow total withdrawal without an agreement and thus I suspect the US will continue to have a presence in Afghanistan in a war it cannot win.
    You would think by now the US would have learned the lesson that war only works when it is fought between governments in control of countries. It almost never seems to work as a solution when one country tries to impose a government on another country.

  6. On September 9, 2019 at 6:12 pm,
    b says:

    Maybe the cancellation is simply a negotiating tactic over the price of weapons the americans sell to terrorists.

    I wonder how the americans that go fight these terrorist feel about their government supplying the terrorists they fight.

    Shocking: Pentagon Supplying Weapons to Terrorists Throughout Middle East
    Investigation finds that serial numbers on weapons captured in Syria match those purchased by US officials in Balkans

    https://russia-insider.com/en/military/shocking-pentagon-supplying-weapons-terrorists-throughout-middle-east/ri27595

    Far from shocking to anyone that has been following whats been going on in the middle east.

    • On September 10, 2019 at 1:15 am,
      CFS says:

      b, You are, of course, correct that under the traitor Obama weapons were provided to ISIL….as partly indicated in Mattis’ book:
      https://www.npr.org/books/titles/755018873/call-sign-chaos-learning-to-lead

      I would not at this point in time believe “anonymous” sources that this is still going on without time verification of transport of weaponry.
      (Especially if those sources are Russian or Arab.)
      Obama had motivation, albeit mis-guided….he was pro-Muslim.
      What could possibly be Trump’s motivation?

      The US does not have one continuous homogeneous leadership or policy. It can change with elections, and thus all accusations should be made with attached time-frames.

      • On September 10, 2019 at 6:38 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Policy………..is war, conflict, and traitors in the cia, shadow pretend govt….allowed by the paid politicians ……..that is so obvious with past and current events…..
        Tomorrow is one BIG EVENT……………9/11……..and many remain stupid.

      • On September 10, 2019 at 10:14 am,
        b says:

        As I had already had documents about arms exports from Krusik I was able to trace back this particular lot 04/18. According to the documents, such 82 mm M74HE mortar shells KV lot 04/18 which appear in the Islamic State video in Yemen were purchased by the American company Alliant Techsystems LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of ATK Orbital, USA) on behalf of the US Government. The exporter was the Serbian state-owned company Jugoimport SDPR. The packing list of the weapons for their export was signed on 12 February 2018. They were purchased under the contract MP00135498 between Jugoimports SDPR and Alliant Techsystems LLC, USA. The quantity of the weapons was 10,500 pcs.

        Not anonymous, Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, picture is provided, you need to read the article, click the links.

        Maybe you would prefer holding purchase orders in your hands?

        Vanessa Beeley, Eva Bartlett, Maram Susli and I believe Abby Martin(there are others)have provided evidence/proofs of our support for terrorists for years.

        All, NOT anonymous.

        Our own gov is supplying the arms to the people that are killing our own troops, all worth it I guess if you own shares in weapons manufacturing.

        • On September 10, 2019 at 11:33 am,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          George Webb……….has mentioned this on going situation ….
          This is the continued program, established 70 yrs ago under the cia/shadow govt., that people do not believe exist…..
          Kissinger/Mueller/Barr……drugs for guns…..secrets for pay to play….even the Fed is in on it……

          • On September 10, 2019 at 11:37 am,
            b says:

            Incredible how people deny this stuff.
            cfs reminds me of the prof signing the stop putting elders on ice flows petition.

            Amazing how some people think.

            Well, I used to be amazed, now I see it as normal.

          • On September 10, 2019 at 11:39 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I can not believe we have so many retards on this blog after all the info provided for their edification……..

          • On September 10, 2019 at 11:43 am,
            b says:

            On the road: The Momentum is Growing!

            https://youtu.be/LepDch-Nsbg

            I like to think there is still hope. 4 mins.

          • On September 10, 2019 at 11:54 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            She would be good as the Speaker of the House……

          • On September 10, 2019 at 12:12 pm,
            b says:

            She would be good as president.
            Altho the position may not have the power to do anything against the mic etc.

            All her plans for medicare, education,infrastructure would be paid by no longer supporting the mic.
            Simple actually.

            But the main thing about her is she would get us of the edge of a 3rd world war.

            That overides everything else imo.

          • On September 10, 2019 at 12:13 pm,
            b says:

            off the edge

          • On September 10, 2019 at 1:01 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            I think your comment…….is correct……..
            “that she would make a good president”……but, when the time is right, maybe later after the clean up…..Trump needs to clean the rest of the house up….military, cia, fbi congress
            WE THE PEOPLE ….are at War……people just have not recognized it yet……
            It is all over, if, this does not get turned around….lbgtxyz qurst…..not going to cut the mustard.

  7. On September 10, 2019 at 8:35 am,
    Jim M says:

    You may want to expand you knowledge search to other sources than Slate – unless you have a closed mind.

    • On September 10, 2019 at 11:23 am,
      b says:

      I guess it could be said a person could read the article unless they had a closed mind.

      Trump cancelled for some reason, what that is remains undetermined. unless it was the Taliban that cancelled, personally I havnt been following afganistan closely enough to know.

      • On September 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm,
        Jim M says:

        I read it, of course – why I question its accuracy. Slate is as unbiased as CNN, Maddow or Hannity.

  8. On September 10, 2019 at 11:15 am,
    russell hamilton says:

    When are you [ my friends] going to realize that constant turmoil in WH is bad for usa . Note this AM fire John Bolton previous fire of jeff sessions , REX Tillerson and many more . Canceling the primarys for repubs in SC and Nevada .

    • On September 10, 2019 at 11:38 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Glad to see that Neo Con War Monger GO……….BYE BYE RETARD BOLTON……..
      Somebody needs to get some real info…….and stop reading the funny papers…..

      • On September 10, 2019 at 11:46 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Trump finally getting some big ones………….TRUMP IS 100 % SPOT ON……………
        Pence Goes next……..
        SESSIONS was in on the take down……….played along with MUELLER the Third….
        do some work on MUELLER’s FAMILY….

      • On September 10, 2019 at 11:49 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        The WHITE HOUSE ……has been ran by the shadow govt since 1947……

    • On September 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm,
      Matthew says:

      And when are you, Russell Hamilton, going to realize that all leftists (collectivists) are bad for all of civilization? If you think Hillary is less a neocon than Bolton, you are wrong.

    • On September 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm,
      Jim M says:

      Russell, change is constant. Tillerson was ineffective, Sessions was incompetent, Bolton was incompatible with the NSC at a critical time. It is a long game to reestablish American preeminence, and it won’t be done thru Bolton’s idea of force or intransigence.

    • On September 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm,
      Jim M says:

      FYI Russell, sorry you wasted a vote on Gary J. Next time, best to get on the Trump Train – it will only last so long, but just maybe enough to slow the demise of our individual Freedoms under progressive ideologues.

  9. On September 10, 2019 at 12:28 pm,
    russell hamilton says:

    i did not vote for trump or hillary i voted libertarian as a protest vote. I guess you hate FDR and harry truman as well rsh

    • On September 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm,
      Matthew says:

      You’d hate those guys too if you had an accurate understanding of history and economics.

      • On September 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        ditto

      • On September 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm,
        bonzo b. says:

        I despise Woodrow Wilson, FDR, HST, LBJ, the Clintons, John McCain, and Obongo.

        • On September 12, 2019 at 1:15 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Bingo……..on WW……and Obongo…….

          • On September 12, 2019 at 1:17 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            despise the actions…………we just need to call them debased minds…….Romans 1

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