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NYT: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says. (Update: resulted in deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, intelligence assessments found)


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2 minutes ago, bearrock said:

Am I wrong or have we still not heard a peep from the administration as to what the response will be?

 

I'm all for labeling Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism.  

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Before even this, zI have been wondering how we can teach Russia a lesson without blowing up the planet. So how do we do it? Or is that we can't,  and we're going to allow them to keep ****ing with us?

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43 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Before even this, zI have been wondering how we can teach Russia a lesson without blowing up the planet. So how do we do it? Or is that we can't,  and we're going to allow them to keep ****ing with us?

 

There isn't a single thing. It'll take time to debug our system. Then cut them off from as much as we can with allies. No access to a lot of the internationalization gangs. They'll keep selling to China and Iran. Can't really stop that right now. 

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1 hour ago, bearrock said:

Am I wrong or have we still not heard a peep from the administration as to what the response will be?


They’ve made it clear for four years how much they value Russian election interference. Any response is downstream of it.

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Another intentional leak by the admin earlier today likely in and attempt to cast doubt on everything else.

Also note the number of MAGA types cheering her on and complimenting her in the replies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

 

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.

 

The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.

 

https://apnews.com/425e43fa0ffdd6e126c5171653ec47d1

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10 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

Uh oh .... they’re going to stick with “it wasn’t verified” so we didn’t do anything and that makes it fine 

 

They are still sending up trial balloons to see what sticks. His base is dwindling to the fervid few, so these lies only appeal to them. The rest of us only care to get rid of Trump and his minions.

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He's running out of time to say what he will do now that he knows. 

 

The answer seems to be nothing while he flails his arms around like a drunk pea**** until we forget what we were mad about.

 

That might work on his base, but its not going to work on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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If this doesn't end Trump's chances of re-election, I truly give up.  At this point I feel like Trump is fine with losing as long as he can sort of plan an exit strategy and go away unscathed.  He deserves a whole hell of a lot worse, but for the love of gawd, go........just go. Please.

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Trump's response to this, or actually lack of response, has retroactively made Dubya's dumbfounded face while reading My Pet Goat after being told the country is under attack look less infuriating. (Not really, but.......)

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Trump to Retaliate Against Russia by

Sending Jared Kushner to Advise Kremlin

on Coronavirus Response

 

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an act of retaliation against the Russians for sponsoring Taliban attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Donald J. Trump is sending Jared Kushner to the Kremlin to offer advice on its coronavirus response, the White House confirmed on Monday.

 

“To all those who thought that this President was not taking the Russians’ actions seriously, this response should speak for itself,” the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said. “The President had an array of responses to choose from, and the one he selected is by far the most punishing.”

 

More:

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-to-retaliate-against-russia-by-sending-jared-kushner-to-advise-kremlin-on-coronavirus-response?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Humor_062920&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5be9d52c3f92a40469e38a76&cndid=43161707&hasha=0e1610e3a18b20502348cb00d6423bd3&hashb=47d3abadfa90144087431c6cb264424a10d2756a&hashc=5bdf5a8684275c139abf25b151f21c18d10c088cd7537f827f195984c825ec56&esrc=auto_captionentrants&utm_term=TNY_Humor

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13 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Before even this, zI have been wondering how we can teach Russia a lesson without blowing up the planet. So how do we do it? Or is that we can't,  and we're going to allow them to keep ****ing with us?

 

There is something that can be done.

 

During Gorbachev/Yeltsin two things happened. Tremendous oil reserves were discovered in Russia and they were allowed into the international banking system.

 

The two are connected.

 

Russian oil money has been corrupting the RepubliKarens for decades, so much so that they are all in on protecting that source of cash. They have sold themselves completely. 

 

Deny the Russians access to international banking/money tranfers. Oil money is their primary, overwhelming source of funds for their bull**** antics worldwide. 

 

BUT....

 

Each and every one of us knows this will never happen. The seduction of greed allows anyone to ignore and deny the existence of anything else. The greedocracy that spans the globe is the one true ancient enemy.

 

 

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9 hours ago, visionary said:

BREAKING: Undercutting WH claims that Trump was never briefed on suspected Russian bounty operation & info was not solid enough to tell him about, it was in his written briefing (PDB) 4 months ago - likely Feb 27 - & was circulated broadly in IC on May 4.

 

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