Brett McGurk

Brett McGurk


White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa. Former presidential envoy. #GirlDad. Personal account.

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Turkey has tested its Russian S400 missile system over the Black Sea. Culmination of Trump’s uncritical embrace of Erdogan. US position had been no CAATSA sanctions so long as the missiles stay in a crate.

“As un-American as it gets,” says Ben Ginsberg, lifetime GOP election attorney, on Trump’s transparent campaign of voter suppression.?

I’m thrilled and honored to team up with @SafiraLeaf  to lead the MENA directorate at the National Security Council. Barbara is one our best and toughest diplomats. 26 hours! ??

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Statement from National Security Advisor @JakeSullivan46  on the fire at Ibn al-Khatib hospital in Baghdad.

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Historic opening of Saudi airspace to all civilian carriers as @POTUS  prepares to fly later today on AF1 from Israel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. More to follow …

Statement by President Biden on the Attack on Salman Rushdie​

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Here’s how this scene was viewed live in Australia. One of America’s closest and most dependable allies. Rendered speechless. Just watch.

Today in Syria: Russia takes control of main U.S. military facility abandoned earlier this week by American forces on Trump’s orders. This area is south of Kobani and went to Russia under the Putin-Erdogan deal. Russia now also owns the airstrip we built.

Trump plays golf as US forces in Syria now on a daily basis confront Russians thanks to his impetuous decision to abandon 2/3 of once-stable ground to Putin and Erdogan. Mr. President: Pick up the phone and tell Putin to stop harassing our troops.?

For the United States of America to have the worst #Covid_19  trajectory in the ENTIRE world (even accounting for questionable data from China) represents a catastrophic failure of national leadership. The warnings were all there. There’s no excuse.

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Nothing to see here. Just a Russian military aircraft landing at JFK with 60 tons of medical supplies to support America’s #COVID19  response. A propaganda bonanza as our own government shrinks from America’s leadership role in a global crisis.

If the White House has been sitting on credible intelligence about Russian threats to US forces overseas since MARCH, it further begs the question as to why it’s keeping an unclassified DNI threat assessment from the public for the first time ever. What’s in it??

Trump has no idea what’s happening. US personnel have been scrambling to evacuate positions surrounded by hostile Turkish-backed opposition forces. They are evacuating under duress and then bombing positions so nobody can seize them.

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