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Unsolicited Advice: He’s Never Going To Marry You

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Welcome to Unsolicited Advice, the column where I dispense advice to people who never asked for it and don’t know who I am. Last week I “helped” an angry feminist deal with feeling invisible. This week I mined Reddit’s r/relationships forum and found a desperate plea from a 45 year old woman who said she was feeling frustrated after 15 years of a live-in relationship that was not moving towards marriage. She said she had approached the subject often over the years but he repeatedly said he did not wish to marry. “How do I get him to marry me?”, she asked.

The response was so swift and heavy that she deleted the request and ghosted the room before I had a chance to link to it. However, her letter was a dilemma I’ve seen over and over amongst my female friends over the years. I’ve seen so many women (not all, but many) move in with their boyfriends in hopes that it will lead to a marriage proposal, only to end up frustrated and confused after years of waiting. So, if you find yourself in the same situation as Reddit Ghost here is some unsolicited advice I’ve been saving up for just such an occasion.

If a man tells you who he is, listen to him.

If your live-in boyfriend tells you he doesn’t want to get married, he means he doesn’t want to get married. If upon the first meeting some attractive, boyfriend-material dude tells you, “I’m not a great boyfriend”, don’t fool yourself into thinking you’ll be the one person to change him. Just believe him.

Change comes where change is demanded.

If you’ve been living with your boyfriend for 15 years hoping for a marriage proposal, you haven’t demanded change. You’ve simply accepted the status quo. If there is anything a man prefers most in a relationship it is the status quo. Even the best of men would be happy to let things coast as long we agree to it.

There is a silent negotiation that takes place between men and women in their romantic encounters. It isn’t what we demand verbally that moves a man, but rather what we demand with our countenance and our presence. When we behave like women who know their worth, men rise to that level to earn our worth. When we behave like beggars, men treat us like beggars. There is a nonverbal conversation that alerts the male partner to the fact that this is a woman who can only be won by giving her the thing he values most – his life. It is that response that tells a woman this is a man she can offer the privilege of letting in to her own life. It’s a back and forth, a dance that can end in a lifetime commitment that is desirable and ultimately fulfilling.

Too many women like our Reddit Ghost think the dance is irrelevant, perhaps even outdated. They want to skip over the hard (but arguably most fun) part and go straight to the life long commitment. For most men that’s a red flag even if they don’t say so out loud. It tells them you aren’t willing to do the hard things in order to get what you want from the relationship and then he acts accordingly.

Our Reddit Ghost loves her partner. She only wants to spend her life with him and that is understandable. The heart wants what the heart wants. But the heart is also very, very dumb. A woman sure about what she wants is willing to follow her head instead of her dumb heart. She’s willing to risk loss. Reddit Ghost isn’t willing to do the hard thing to get what she wants…leave. Her partner knows this. He is perfectly comfortable turning down her requests for marriage because he knows it won’t matter. Nothing will change. She’ll still be there in the morning.

Status. Quo.

So, ladies like Reddit Ghost, how do you get him to marry you?

You don’t. If you are not getting what you need out of this relationship you must leave. How many women have wasted the best and most fertile years of their lives waiting on a man to “come around”? If the people in my life have been any indication – tons. Don’t be like Reddit Ghost. Don’t waste the best years of your life hoping that he’ll just one day wake up and realize the only missing piece in his life is a wedding ring. While he’s coasting, your prospects are getting further and further away. If you want to bear a family one day, this should be a serious consideration. It isn’t fashionable to say such things aloud these days but that is the harsh, biological truth. Don’t throw away your chance to bear children (if that’s what you want) in the hopes that you can change him.

I think most men find a way to tell women who they are when they first get involved. I think most of us prefer to ignore the warnings. We’ve all seen the romantic comedies where the kind, plain, simple girl snags the hot-headed playboy billionaire and he falls so madly in love with her that gives up his old ways and makes an honest woman of her. We all want to be the “special” woman who changes that stubborn man. It’s a victory of sorts.

We don’t change men. Men are simply prompted to change themselves when they see something they want and can’t have without that change. Sitting around for 15 years won’t prompt change, but it will build resentment.

Marriage is a big ask. It’s not like you’re asking for more date nights or a flower arrangement once in a while. This is serious stuff. It requires a serious resolve. He’s shown he doesn’t have this resolve in his refusal to offer marriage, and you’ve shown you don’t have the resolve in your unwillingness to do what’s difficult in favor of having what you know you deserve. It’s a dead end.

If you are Reddit Ghost, cut your losses and figure out why it is you allowed yourself to be in a dead-end relationship for so long. When you figure that out, you’ll start emitting the type of energy that attracts likeminded men. The silent negotiation will happen naturally.

He’s not going to marry you. Leave. Cry your tears. Move on. You deserve what you’re asking for.

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Nobel Prize Committee Snubs Greta Thunberg, Awards Peace Prize To Someone Else

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After a powerful and emotional speech in front of the United Nations in September, there was a lot of speculation that the Nobel Prize committee was looking at Greta Thunberg as a potential recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace.

However, the committee ended up choosing someone other than the child-turned-environmentalist hero for the prize, giving it to Ethopian leader Abiy Ahmed Ali.

Ali’s prize comes after he successfully negotiated a peace deal that would stop violence at his nation’s border, bringing peace to his nation.

Speculation on Thunberg came after she made veiled threats of global revolution if the United Nations did nothing about the global climate crisis. It’s currently unclear how such threats may have affected her chances at a prize designed to celebrate peace.

The awarding of the prize to Ali will likely have no effect on Thunberg, a young child on the autism spectrum who advocates for the climate change movement, it is a serious blow to the psychotic death cult that has turned her into the golden calf they can worship and hide behind when they face criticism of pushing a crisis that has yet to manifest in any meaningful way, and whose previously touted “science” has yet to produce a single successful prediction.

The cult that has adopted her as their god has shown no signs of letting her be free to be an actual child who can enjoy life, instead opting to continue to fill her head with fear of climate disaster and a loathing for the developed world. They may also be seeking an early start on the 2020 Nobel Prize.

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Protests Outside Trump Rally Turn Violent, Trump Supporter Attacked, Police Threatened, Have to Use Pepper Spray

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President Donald Trump held a packed rally Thursday night in Minneapolis, Minnesota and enthusiastic supporters were out in force.

About 20,000 were in the building with more outside, with the line starting two days before, with Dan Nelson hoping to get a front-row seat. “My company went from stagnant to growing and from no bonus to bonus. With the tax cuts alone, my check has gone up. People are getting better raises than before,” Nelson explained.

The line was massive.

According to one supporter, it started at Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s office.

Trump touched on familiar themes, but also charged up the crowd to win Minnesota in 2020.

He also hit on Joe Biden in his speech, proposing a new t-shirt idea – Where’s Hunter? – a reference to Joe Biden’s son, the source of controversy over deals done in Ukraine and China while Biden was Vice President.

As electric as it was inside the building, outside the building it was chaotic, with protesters harassing the police, calling them “pigs” and trying to incite them. At least one officer reportedly had to use pepper spray on threatening people. They also burned MAGA hats. Multiple arrests were made.

They even attacked and chased one Trump supporter, after one person shouted, “There’s a Nazi!”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was particularly disgusted by the display outside. He condemned the leftists trying to intimidate people.

From Fox News:

Civilians, he said, are “consistently being intimidated” and are being asked to “cower” to what he characterized as a “new, socialist regime.”

“This approach toward anarchy continues to run amok. We cannot afford that in the greatest democracy on Earth.”

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Protests Outside Trump’s Electric MN Rally Turn Ugly: ‘There’s a Nazi Over There’

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President Trump did it again. He knocked it out of the ball park last night. The excitement and the emotion inside the Target Center was palpable. I planned to watch it for ten minutes and did not turn it off. He connected with his audience from the get-go. The faces of supporters seated behind Trump told the story, from their smiles and nods of agreement to their frowns when he talked about the impeachment inquiry. The crowd gets the feeling he would rather be there with them than doing just about anything else. And that cannot be faked.

Trump honored police officers during the rally, inviting them up on the stage and offering heartfelt praise for all that they do. Police had been banned by the city of Minneapolis from wearing their uniforms to the rally, no doubt a dictate issued by the city’s rabid anti-Trump mayor. So the police union had red t-shirts made with a “Cops for Trump” logo emblazoned on them. The crowd was a sea of red last night.

The scene which unfolded outside of the arena was in sharp contrast to the rally. Hundreds of protestors had gathered to jeer and harass Trump’s supporters. Democrats and Antifa thugs shouted slurs at Trump supporters, some throwing urine. They threw bottles at police officers and their horses. They stole MAGA hats and lit them on fire.

As one man left the venue, a protestor shouted, “there’s a Nazi over there” and instigators began to punch and slap him until he managed to escape.

The harassment began prior to the event, as supporters were lining up outside the stadium. Police were forced to use pepper spray to control the demonstrators. Fox News reported one protester was “photographed pouring milk on his face to counter the effects of pepper spray.”

These thugs are trying to intimidate Trump’s supporters into not showing up for his rallies. ‘Gee, maybe I won’t go if I might be attacked by protestors.’ However, it appears their strategy may be backfiring and actually increasing the resolve of Trump’s fans.

Fox News correspondent Matt Finn reported from the scene last night. He spoke to Jason Chaffetz who was hosting the “Ingraham Angle.” He described an “intensifying scene” outside the rally. Here’s what he had to say.

People are throwing objects at police, calling them pigs… people have been in our faces all night long, there have been instigators, there have been a few characters who have sought to disrupt and to suppress media crews.

Chaffetz asked Finn what will happen when attendees leave the rally.

Finn replied:

That’s what we’re bracing for. There are police in riot gear. There is certainly a very large police presence here…there are some bad actors in this crowd tonight. We have experienced them. They have been vulgar, they’ve been jumping in front of our cameras, cursing at us…I have personally covered Trump rallies before and tonight I would say is right up there with some of the worst…Earlier there were over a thousand protestors here, now there are at least hundreds.

Chaffetz asked if Finn could give him a sense of what the protestors’ message was.

He answered:

We’re hearing some of their signature chants. Whose streets? Our streets. Shut it down…Our crew and our security identified what are probably members of Antifa. They have the handkerchiefs covering their mouths. We had to relocate several times throughout the night. We’re okay, but there were clearly times when the instigators were going to clearly interfere with our reports. And that’s their message, that they have come here tonight to shut it down. We saw one, maybe two fires, moments ago, what very much appeared to be MAGA hats on fire. We saw people cursing police, running at them, throwing all types of objects at them, and we’re still witnessing that right now. People are throwing bottles at police on horses. The horses are reacting. They’re backing off.

Watch the video.

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NBA Silences CNN Reporter, Pulls Her Mic Away for Asking Players About China Controversy

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The Houston Rockets were doing a media availability in Tokyo after a game there, when a CNN sports reporter, Christina Macfarlane, dared to raise some questions related to the China controversy.

First, she queried Coach Mike D’Antoni, who managed to evade the question. He answered as some other coaches have that “it’s a tough question” and said he was just a coach, that he left it up to Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, to speak about NBA policy.

Later, Macfarlane tried to ask a similar question to players James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

“The NBA has always been a league that prides itself on its players and its coaches being able to speak out openly about political and societal affairs,” McFarlane said. “I just wonder after the events of this week and the fallout that we’ve seen, if you would both feel differently about speaking out that way in the future?

Macfarlane was then stopped by a team media officer and told they were only taking basketball questions. They took her mic from her, as she protested, “It’s a legitimate question.”

Harden and Westbrook both then refused to answer, obviously knowing better than to respond.

NBA really covering themselves in glory and they just keep compounding it.

The NBA later apologized for shutting her down and taking her mic.

“During today’s Houston Rockets media availability, a team representative interjected to prevent CNN’s Christina Macfarlane from receiving an answer to her question. We apologized to Ms. Macfarlane as this was inconsistent with how the NBA conducts media events.”

The NBA has been under the gun for shutting down speech from coaches and ejecting fans who were supportive of Hong Kong protesters from games or taking their signs.

Meanwhile eleven of the NBA’s Chinese partners have still suspended their relationships with them, according to the Daily Caller.

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Ukraine President Sends Chill Through Democrats: We’re Ready to Investigate Meddling in 2016 US Election

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky likely made the Democrats and the Clinton team sweat today.

During a press event, Zelensky spoke about one of the things he discussed in the call he had with President Donald Trump that has caused so much attention in the United States.

Zelensky announced that they were “ready to investigate Ukraine’s alleged meddling” in the U.S. election in 2016, according to reporter Christopher Miller.

From Daily Wire:

Zelensky also addressed his new attorney general that will be heading up future investigations.

“This is a new, young team, we’ll have a new attorney general, an open, honest person, 100%. This is my man, I said. I meant it was a person from my team, not from the old attorney general’s,” he said.

Asked by Miller about Ukraine’s potential meddling in the next election, Zelensky told him, “I don’t want to interfere in any way in the U.S. elections and I will not be doing it… Elect your own president and do not interfere in the future elections of an independent Ukraine. With due respect for the United States and America’s policy, we are not serving the latter’s purpose, as we are an independent country. However, we do not want to lose our relations, we wish to strengthen them instead.”

Zelensky also once again confirmed that he did not even know about the U.S. withholding military aid until after the phone call with Trump, undermining the Democrats’ claim that Trump was using the aid as “pressure” to force Ukraine to “dig up dirt” on Joe Biden.

As Trump noted, Zelensky’s clear proclamation that he wasn’t pressured and didn’t know about any aid being withheld would settle the question of pressure or quid pro quo for anyone looking at the facts, but Democrats are more interested in trying to get Trump out than the facts.

But now Hillary Clinton and Democrats also need to be concerned about what the new investigation into 2016 meddling might reveal about Democrats involvement with the help of Ukraine.

Politico did a bang up report about the meddling and Democrats’ involvement:

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

The New York Times did a report on how a Ukrainian court actually found there was meddling in our election during the campaign in 2016.

The Kiev District Administrative Court, in a statement issued Wednesday, said that Artem Sytnik, the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the agency that had released information about the payments, had violated the law. The court’s statement said this violation “resulted in meddling in the electoral process of the United States in 2016 and damaged the national interests of Ukraine.”

Additionally, Glenn Beck released an audio, allegedly of Sytnik, admitting he helped Hillary Clinton during the election by releasing “black accounting records” to hurt Paul Manafort and the Trump campaign.

So there’s a lot to start with, far more than was ever found in the Russia probe. And because it’s in control of Ukraine, Democrats may not have the ability to stop the investigation or to quiet the information that’s bound to come out.

Get the popcorn ready…

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Rudy Giuliani Business Associates Arrested on Campaign Finance Charges

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A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan announced that two of Rudy Giuliani’s business associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were arrested on campaign finance violations on Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Federal prosecutors said they were attempting to leave the country. Each man was carrying a one-way international ticket. They are being represented by former Trump attorney John Dowd.

The Wall Street Journal reported that a source, “a person who was in the hotel,” said the men had lunch with Giuliani at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Wednesday.

Both Parnas and Fruman are Ukraine-born, U.S. citizens. According to the indictment, they have been charged with “four counts including conspiracy, falsification of records and lying to the Federal Election Commission about their political donations.”

William Sweeney, assistant director in charge at the U.S. attorney’s office for the SDNY, told reporters, “These allegations are not about some technicality, a civil violation or an error on a form. This investigation is about corrupt behavior [and] deliberate lawbreaking.”

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said that, “Protecting the integrity of our elections and protecting our elections from unlawful foreign influence are core functions of our campaign finance laws and, as this office has made clear, we will not hesitate to investigate and prosecute those who engage in criminal conduct that draws into question the integrity of our political process.”

You could have fooled us.

According to The Hill:

Prosecutors allege that the men engaged in a scheme using a shell company called Global Energy Producers to funnel donations to numerous Republican political committees, including ones supporting Trump and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R).

The contributions, the indictment alleges, were “made for the purpose of gaining influence with politicians so as to advance their own personal financial interests and the political interests of Ukrainian government officials, including at least on Ukrainian government official with whom they were working.”

On Thursday, three House committees also subpoenaed Parnas and Fruman for documents relating to any efforts to pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his family or involving matters related to the Democratic National Committee or 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Hill article goes on to say that Parnas and Fruman “allegedly lobbied an unnamed congressman to push for the firing of then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled in May.” Yovanovitch is testifying before House on Friday as part of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The Democrats will try to prove that Trump had no reason to fire this woman. The reality is that she facilitated the agenda of the deep state. Among her corrupt actions, upon their first meeting, she handed then-new Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenkoa list of individuals who could not be charged.

The Post reports:

In May 2018, about six months before the men began working with Giuliani on his Biden investigation, a Florida business established by Parnas received a $1.26 million wire transfer from an account whose owner was represented by a real estate lawyer who specializes in assisting foreign buyers of U.S. property, court documents and corporate filings show.

Two days later, America First, the main pro-Trump super PAC, reported receiving $325,000 from a company Parnas and Fruman had incorporated the previous month called Global Energy Producers.

Last year, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center filed a still-pending complaint with the Federal Election Commission over the donation, alleging that it appeared to be a straw donation that masked the identity of the original contributor.

Parnas told the Miami Herald last week that the money for the super PAC donation was from proceeds from the sale of a Miami-area condominium. Kelly Sadler, a spokeswoman for the super PAC, has declined to comment on “ongoing legal matters.”

“I can tell you that we scrupulously adhere to all laws and regulations,” she said.

An anonymous source has told The Washington Post that Parnas and Fruman have been helping Giuliani with his investigation of former vice president Joe Biden since late 2018. The source said that “Parnas and Fruman helped set up a Skype call for Giuliani in late 2018 with Viktor Shokin, the ousted prosecutor general, and an in-person meeting in New York in January 2019 with Yuri Lutsenko, then Ukraine’s prosecutor general.” Isn’t that part of a normal investigation, seeking assistance in setting up interviews.

So excited that they could tie Trump and Giuliani to individuals accused of actual crimes, the media seemed to spin this particular story extra hard, so I had to really work to separate the wheat from the chaff. Similar to the way Trump is considered guilty of everything he is ever accused of, Parnas and Fruman are presumed guilty by the left. It looks as if reports that Attorney General William Barr and Prosecutor John Durham have expanded their investigation, after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz expanded his in June, have the Democrats a little spooked.

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BREAKING: We Just Found Out Which 2020 Presidential Candidate the “Whistle-Blower” Worked With

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This is just breaking per the Washington Examiner.

A few days ago, I reported on the fact that the Trump-Ukraine “whistle-blower” was said to have worked with a 2020 presidential candidate by the ICIG. Though we’ve had our suspcions here at RedState, there was no official word or evidence revealing who it was.

That just changed.

The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistleblower had a “professional” tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.

Lawyers for the whistleblower said he had worked only “in the executive branch.” The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he “was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.”

This always made the most sense. The only reason a CIA agent would have had contact with a 2020 presidential candidate is if it came in the form of working with the Obama administration.

Previously, the whistle-blower’s lawyer had claimed this.

“First, our client has never worked for or advised a political candidate, campaign, or party,” said Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid. “Second, our client has spent their entire government career in apolitical, civil servant positions in the Executive Branch.”

This is called lying without technically lying. It’s Clintonian nonsense. Though the whistle-blower didn’t work for Biden as a political official, he worked in a professional capacity with him and that should have been disclosed immediately, not hidden away. It’s perfectly reasonable to suspect some form of political motivation could form from their previous relationship, especially given we know he’s a registered Democrat.

If you read the article at the Examiner, you’ll see numerous officials laying out how deep the contacts likely went. It’s probable he would have accompanied Biden on oversees trips and been in near daily contact with him.

None of this is going to help the perception of the Democrat’s impeachment case.

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Little Girl Busts Justin Trudeau With Awkward Question: ‘Why Did You Paint Your Face Brown?’

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Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been making the rounds of media events, trying to make amends, since he became embroiled in a blackface scandal, prior to the election for PM on October 21.

One stop was on the Facebook Watch show, “New Mom, Who Dis?.”

But when the interviewer gave one of the little girls the opportunity to ask him a question, she did. The little girl asked, “Why did you paint your face brown?”

“Ooh! Um, it was something I shouldn’t have done because it hurt people,” Trudeau replied. “Um, it’s not something that you should do and that is something that I learnt. I didn’t know it back then but I know it now, and I’m sorry that I hurt people.”

Noticeably, he failed to answer the “why” part of her question. Nor did he explain why he didn’t know that as a 29 year old man or why he had repeated incidents of blackface including one with his pants apparently stuffed.

The little girl had a follow-up. “But did you paint your nose and your hands brown?”

“Mmm, hmm, yeah,” Trudeau responded affirmatively. “And it was the wrong thing to do.”

Trudeau then gave a lecture.

From Fox News:

“And I had a good conversation with my kids around taking responsibility for my mistakes and making sure that we’re always sticking up for each other and not teasing each other and being respectful towards each other.

“And I’m sorry that I hurt you as well. I’m sorry that I hurt kids who … face teasing and discrimination because of the color of their skin. That’s just not right in this country or anywhere around the world. We all have to work together to make sure that that doesn’t happen.”

As The Post Millennial explained, the show is a pre-taped, written and rehearsed show, which means that the question was likely staged for him to use as another way to explain himself.

But even considering that, the explanation was awkward and fell flat. And lecturing others for something he says he did wrong is just a bit precious.

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Lindsey Graham Got Prank Called and Inadvertently Admitted Some Hard Truths About the Turkish-Kurdish Situation

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You wouldn’t think a Senator would fall for a prank phone call and completely undercut his public pronouncements in the process, but it’s 2019 and all that.

We are the midst of an extremely tense situation in Northern Syria, where the United States pulled about 50 advisors out of the area in the face of a Turkish incursion across the border. Nuance on the topic has become off limits for most on the right. My sympathies generally lie with the Kurds, even the YPG more so than Turkey, but this is not nearly as easy as just “supporting our allies,” as we’ll discuss in a moment.

First though, let’s lay out what happened with Graham. The same Russian pranksters who convinced Rep. Adam Schiff they had naked pictures of Donald Trump managed to pull one over on the South Carolina Senator. This comes courtesy of Fusion mouthpiece Natasha Bertrand.

First, let’s notice something. It’s likely that the only reason Bertrand has this “scoop,” which could only be passed along by Russian sources, is because Fusion GPS has been feeding her Russian misinformation for years. This was likely done to Graham to embarrass him and the Russians have plenty of reasons to want to do that. Even though that’s not the meat of this story, it is interesting to note just how much of a direct line the Russians have to Fusion GPS and their chosen reporters (Bertrand and Dilanian being the most prominent).

Now, back to the details. Graham has been raging on Twitter and publicly the past few days about Trump pulling out of Northern Syria. He’s proclaimed the evils of it and the coming re-rise of ISIS. He’s said we are leaving the Kurds to die. Yet, on this call, he took a decidedly different tone.

Namely, he admitted that it’s complicated. Very, very complicated.

But Graham also expressed sympathy for Turkey’s “Kurdish problem” and described the Kurds as a “threat.” Those private comments appear to contradict his public statements this week, in which he criticized Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria because it’s “wrong to abandon the Kurds, who have been strong allies against” the Islamic State.

“Your YPG Kurdish problem is a big problem,” Graham told the pranksters. He was referring to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, a group that began fighting ISIS as part of the Syrian Democratic Forces in 2015—with support from the U.S.—but is considered a terrorist group by Turkey because of its push to establish an autonomous state for the Kurds on the Turkish-Syrian border.

“I told President Trump that Obama made a huge mistake in relying on the YPG Kurds,” Graham continued. “Everything I worried about has come true, and now we have to make sure Turkey is protected from this threat in Syria. I’m sympathetic to the YPG problem, and so is the president, quite frankly.”

That’s a direct contradiction of Graham’s public condemnations, and one that admits some hard realities on the ground.

Let me say this first though. I’ve refrained from writing about the situation in Syria to this point for a very specific reason. There’s way, way too much emotionalism being bandied about right now to have an intelligent conversation with most people on the right. If you even begin to inject that the Kurds are not a monolithic group, that they actually include different factions, and that the regional conflicts that predate the Syrian civil war make this a very tenuous situation, you get accused of endorsing “genocide” and “slaughter.”

In reality, there is no evidence of those things happening. Turkey agreed to a safe zone last year encompassing parts of the Syrian border. At this point, that’s what they’ve begun to form by pushing across. Could they cross a red line and start wiping out the Kurdish groups in Northern Syria? I certainly wouldn’t put it past Erdogan. He’s a terrible person. But not taking all factors into account helps no one.

Take this from Meghan McCain for example.

While Rand Paul’s tweet is stupidly simplistic, McCain’s response is know-nothing gobbledygook.

What does McCain know about the YPG or PKK? Does she know they are designated terrorist entities that have been at war with Turkey for decades? Does she know they are allies in a separatist movement within Turkey and have carried out suicide attacks? Does she realize that engaging a NATO ally in order to protect them would set off a massive international crisis and possibly destroy the most important alliance in history? Does she care that we have 5,000 troops inside Turkey and over 60 nuclear warheads at risk? Does McCain think we should leave 50 troops as human shields in the face of a Turkish operation that was moving forward regardless? Turkey doesn’t even have to mean to kill Americans for Americans to die in that situation. It’d have been incredibly dangerous for those soldiers.

McCain hasn’t spent one second in her several rants on the issue actually articulating the complexities and pitfalls of the situation in order to actually form a salient argument. Instead she’s spent her timing spouting righteous platitudes that ignore the realities we are dealing with.

In Graham’s prank phone call, we actually see him admit the issues at hand. The YPG are a real problem and Turkey does have legitimate reasons to push back on them. The group’s goal is to form a Marxist state made up of Turkish and Syrian land. As you can imagine, that raises the temperature in the area among all involved. Further, it must be said that the Kurds in Iraq are not the same as those in Northern Syria. The former are our traditional allies, the latter are not. Iraqi Kurds see the YPG as extremists (and objectively, they are).

The United States, due to the failures of the past administration, has been put in an impossible situation. Graham appears to know this but hasn’t had the guts to say it publicly. He simply got caught with this prank call.

With Turkey saying they were coming across the border, there were no good options here. The fact that we are dealing with the YPG makes the matter extremely difficult navigate. We were placed in the middle of two historically warring groups. One is a NATO ally and is vitally strategic for our national security. The other did help us defeat ISIS in Northern Syria. This all paints a dangerous shade of gray and the President made the decision to not continue to play chicken with Turkey. Even if you think it’s the wrong move, the certainty with which some have been shouting crosses into the ridiculous.

With all that said, what Turkey doesn’t have is a legitimate reason to do is wipe out the Kurds. Setting up a border zone is one thing, specifically targeting civilians is another. If that happens, the President will be forced to act and he has said he will. If he doesn’t, he will bear the consequences of that, as he should. The best course of action here is to negotiate some kind of settlement. That will mean Turkish compliance but it will also mean a stop to the actions of the YPG within Turkey.

What doesn’t help anyone in this discussion is generalized hysteria without any admission of just how incredibly volatile and complicated this situation is.

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