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  • Are the Russians Putting Bounties on US Troops in Afghanistan?

    If accurate, this is monstrous...

    As part of the BOK Center's safety plan for the June 20 rally, arena management had purchased 12,000 do-not-sit stickers with the intention of keeping people apart by leaving open seats between attendees, according to the Post.

    Russian intelligence officers for the military intelligence GRU recently offered money to Taliban militants in Afghanistan as rewards if they killed US or UK troops there, a European intelligence official told CNN. The story was first reported by the New York Times. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that the President and Vice President Mike Pence were not briefed "on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence."
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    More on the subject:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgdhp


    Biden accuses Trump of 'betrayal' for reportedly ignoring intelligence that Russia put bounty on heads of American soldiersJoe Biden criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for failing to respond to intelligence reports that Russia put a bounty on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan.


    Biden accuses Trump of 'betrayal' for reportedly ignoring intelligence that Russia put bounty on heads of American soldiersJoe Biden criticized President Donald Trump on Saturday for failing to respond to intelligence reports that Russia put a bounty on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan.

    The presumptive Democratic nominee called it a “betrayal” of Trump’s duty as commander-in-chief that he did nothing after receiving intelligence reports that Russia paid Taliban radicals to kill GIs.

    “This is beyond the pale. It’s a betrayal of the most sacred duty we bear as a nation–protect & equip our troops when we go into harm’s way,” Biden said.

    White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany denied Saturday that either Trump or Vice President Mike Pence was briefed on the intelligence report.

    McEnany did not deny the veracity of the report about the Russian bounty, but she said that top intelligence officials say neither Trump nor Pence was told about it.

    She blasted the New York Times for reporting that Trump was briefed. The story cited unnamed officials.

    “This does not speak to the merit of the intelligence but the inaccuracy of the New York Times,” she said in a statement.

    The former vice president noted that according to reports, Trump was told about the campaign in March but has not mentioned the report or punished Vladimir Putin. Trump even recently called for Russia to be included in the G-7 summit this summer.

    “Donald Trump has continued his embarrassing campaign of deference and debasing himself before Vladimir Putin,” Biden said.


    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    • #3
      The White House denies that they were briefed on the situation:

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgdhp

      White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany denied a Friday report from the New York Times that President Trump and Vice President Pence were briefed on American intelligence findings that Russian military operatives offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #4
        Payback for US sponsoring mujahideen in Soviet war in Afghanistan.

        But this is probably some more liberal lies.
        There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Emtos View Post
          Payback for US sponsoring mujahideen in Soviet war in Afghanistan.

          But this is probably some more liberal lies.
          Sponsoring terrorist activities is abhorrent and the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afganistan in support of a puppet communist regime is not the same thing. The Russia now, as the Soviet Union then, is an enemy of the United States.
          We are not now that strength which in old days
          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Massena View Post

            Sponsoring terrorist activities is abhorrent and the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afganistan in support of a puppet communist regime is not the same thing. The Russia now, as the Soviet Union then, is an enemy of the United States.
            Invading countries on the other side of the world is abhorrent. Yankees should go home. US is sponsoring terrorists all around the globe be it in Syria, Venezuela and the rest. It's time to learn that USA should pay one day for their acts.
            There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Emtos View Post

              Invading countries on the other side of the world is abhorrent. Yankees should go home. US is sponsoring terrorists all around the globe be it in Syria, Venezuela and the rest. It's time to learn that USA should pay one day for their acts.
              And leave the 'invading' to the Russians? Russia is not a force for stability and their foreign policy since at least Ivan the Great has been one of expansion at the expense of her neighbors.

              Which 'terrorists' is the US supporting in Venezuela and where did you find that nonsense?

              And Russia is supporting the Syrian government slaughtering its own people...
              We are not now that strength which in old days
              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Massena View Post

                And leave the 'invading' to the Russians? Russia is not a force for stability and their foreign policy since at least Ivan the Great has been one of expansion at the expense of her neighbors.

                Which 'terrorists' is the US supporting in Venezuela and where did you find that nonsense?

                And Russia is supporting the Syrian government slaughtering its own people...
                USA expanded at the expense of the neighbors too. You took the lands of British, Mexicans, Spanish, French and Natives.

                US is supporting Guaido and his thugs who are de-facto terrorists.

                Syrian government has the right to do whatever it wants. US is supporting terrorists in Syria who're responsible for the whole mess.
                There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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                • #9
                  You should do just a little research before you launch into disingenuous diatribes.
                  We are not now that strength which in old days
                  Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                  Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                  To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                  • #10
                    Bolton on Trump and the Russian bounty hunters:

                    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/28/polit...nty/index.html

                    Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that President Donald Trump denying in a tweet he was briefed on intelligence that Russians had tried to bribe Taliban fighters to kill US troops shows Trump's "fundamental focus" is not on the United States' national security.

                    "The fact that the President feels compelled to tweet about the news story here shows that what his fundamental focus is, is not the security of our forces, but whether he looks like he wasn't paying attention. So he's saying well nobody told me therefore you can't blame me," Bolton told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
                    The former official added that he believed Trump's motivation for denying a briefing is "because it looks bad if Russians are paying to kill Americans and we're not doing anything about it."
                    "So what is the presidential reaction? It's to say it's not my responsibility, nobody told me about it," Bolton said.
                    We are not now that strength which in old days
                    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Massena View Post
                      You should do just a little research before you launch into disingenuous diatribes.
                      I'm not interested in liberal lies and idiocies.
                      There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Emtos View Post

                        I'm not interested in liberal lies and idiocies.
                        Well, perhaps, you should simply not venture in this forum then, that would save you from the exchanges of comments that irks your views.

                        Without references to support your side of the story, your motive seem to simply to be divisive - not constructive - and borders on trolling...

                        Please clarify, if this is simply not the case.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Emtos View Post
                          Payback for US sponsoring mujahideen in Soviet war in Afghanistan.
                          True and by Mujahideen you basically mean Bin Laden.

                          During the 1979-1989 Soviet-Afghan War in Afghanistan, in which the Soviet Union gave support to the communist Afghan government, Muslim insurgents, known as the mujahideen, rallied to fight a jihad (or holy war) against the invaders. Among them was a Saudi Arabian—the 17th child (of 52) of a millionaire construction magnate—named Osama bin Laden, who provided the mujahideen with money, weapons and fighters.
                          https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/al-qaeda

                          If the US had stayed out there's a good chance there'd be no such thing as Al Qaeda today.

                          So it's difficult to say Russia is engaging in foul play given the history, recent and past, of the US.

                          I believe this also highlights the danger in electing Biden. The way he would respond to this could possibly lead to a global war.

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like another idiot like Vindman. Does anybody really think they need an incentive to kill Americans? Now supplying weapons would actually make sense and would be easier to cover diplomatically.

                            What most people seem to not realize is that there are hundreds of "intelligence" reports every day. Most of them of the low confidence variety. Based on these reports you could support almost any narrative you want. Look how many idiots got taken in by Christopher Steele and the Trump-Russia hoax.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post

                              Well, perhaps, you should simply not venture in this forum then, that would save you from the exchanges of comments that irks your views.

                              Without references to support your side of the story, your motive seem to simply to be divisive - not constructive - and borders on trolling...

                              Please clarify, if this is simply not the case.
                              References for what exactly ?
                              There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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