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#326973 - 06/27/20 08:58 PM Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel
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American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there

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The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said,” the newspaper explained. “Any involvement with the Taliban that resulted in the deaths of American troops would also be a huge escalation of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against the United States, a strategy of destabilizing adversaries through a combination of such tactics as cyberattacks, the spread of fake news and covert and deniable military operations.

- NY Times
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#326974 - 06/27/20 09:07 PM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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Fox & Friends Saturday co-anchor Griff Jenkins reported on the NYT Times story this morning, but left out any mention of Trump’s involvement in the story.

While running through headlines, Jenkins said “And get this: Russia is accused of paying the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The New York Times reporting Moscow offered the extremist group bounties on coalition forces during peace talks.”
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#326975 - 06/27/20 09:10 PM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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Joe Scarborough on Twitter:

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What will #MoscowMitch say about Russians putting bounties on American troops’ heads and Donald Trump saying nothing about it?” he asked. “Is #MoscowMitch as beholden to Putin as the compromised commander in chief?
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#326978 - 06/27/20 11:17 PM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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#TraitorTrump #TRE45ON are trending because of this latest Trump scandal. smile
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#326979 - 06/27/20 11:26 PM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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A white supremacist, a sex offender, and a traitor walk into a bar. The bartender says "What'll it be, President Trump?" coffee
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#326984 - 06/28/20 04:20 AM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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Lincoln Project's new ad, "Bounty"

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#326985 - 06/28/20 04:23 AM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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Trump will fight harder for a dead Conferate solider, than our troops in Afghanistan. shocked
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#326987 - 06/28/20 04:28 AM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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#326988 - 06/28/20 04:31 AM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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#326990 - 06/28/20 04:45 PM Re: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, US Intel [Re: pdx rick]
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Maybe he knew maybe he didn't. It's generally safe to assume that for the most part he knows nothing and cares less.

Whomever it is that briefs him on these things gives him little information and none that will upset him.

Maybe the allegation is completely false. Afghan militants don't need a bounty to kill the interlopers. The press needs shite like this to throw red meat to the anti-Trumpers.

Were they supposed to collect dogtags? Fingers? How were they expected to confirm the kills? Do radical Afghan militants wear body cams?

You don't need crap like this to make Trump look bad.
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