I hate the way people respond like that. It requires constant scrolling. Although it is cleaner.
That was an interesting Snopes article. Although it makes some equal points as well. "Trump is in the center of the photograph at the head of the table, everyone pictured is dressed neatly in suit and tie, the subjects are all looking into the camera and appear to be emotionally composed, and the table curiously contains a bunch of colorful ethernet cables that don’t appear to be connect to anything."
So staged as in "not natural" as opposed to "staged because he wasn't there". Thank you for the article.
It was the last time BECAUSE of trump. BECAUSE of his attitude toward the kurds. Instead of protecting them, he let Turkey run over them. Which endangered the mission. It was rushed because of that. We had them take down their barriers against Turkey because it would help with the raid. They did it, we didn't hold our part of the deal.
Those both cover that people had no clue why he was saying that, or where he was getting that. Adding to it that there was no sound. I don't see them mentioning that they only had an overhead view, but I can't remember which article said that.
What is my source on what? You'll need to be more specific.
That covers them not notifying the House of 8/Pelosi.
JWeinCom is the one that posted the link to the snopes article so he deserves the thanks for that. With what you quoted from it makes sense but I would point out our conference tables look the same way with spare Ethernet cables coming out of hubs spaced throughout the table so it's inclusion seems a little ignorant.
You will get no argument from me that we screwed the very people that were a large part of getting the intelligence for the raid. Baghdadi was getting ready to move which also played a part in the timing of the raid not just the pull out of the troops.
The whimpering thing could be an embellishment although both (slightly slanted) articles also elude to a possibility of how he could have come by the information ... that said I'd go with embellishment, thanks for the links.
This has more information than most of the articles I'd read. I didn't get through all of it but you might find it interesting :https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/27/politics/bagdhadi-inside-the-raid-timeline/index.html
Lastly letting Russia know we were going to be moving through their airspace does not seem like a horrible idea.