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Russia Paid Bounties to Murder US Troops, Trump Lets Them

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  1. TheresTheDagger

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    Called it.

    The NYT is simply not a credible news source anymore.
     
  2. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    This is worth repeating.

    From former Republican Steve Schmidt, via @quikkag:

    The CAO’s ( Casualty Assistance Officer’s) will arrive at the doorstep of an American family. There are always two and they will be dressed immaculately in the dress uniform of their service branch. It is their solemn duty to deliver the news that an American soldier, sailor, airman or marine has been killed in action. The casket will be draped in the flag of the United States of America. It will be carried aboard a military aircraft past service members standing at attention and saluting their fallen comrade.

    That plane will land at Dover, Delaware and the family will be there to receive their loved one. There will be an honor guard that carries the casket to the waiting hearse past service members standing at attention and saluting. From the moment of death the body will have never been unaccompanied.There will be a military funeral. Taps will be played and three volleys of rifle fire will crack the air. The flag will be folded and then presented to a young widow or widower on behalf of a grateful nation. The Russians will pay the bounty for the dead American to an Afghan warlord.

    The President of the United States knows this but he chooses to do worse than nothing. He rewards the Russians. He fights for their interests. He fights to have them rejoin the G-7. He delights them by withdrawing American forces from Germany. He puts his illiberal cronies in charge of VOA. He doesn’t care about the dead American Soldier.

    Trump went to West Point and saw the young officers who will soon be targeted for death by Russian money. The cowardly Republican Senators will say nothing. They are too afraid to be tweeted at by Trump. The whole rancid lot of apologists, collaborators and silent weaklings needs to be repudiated by the righteous rage of the American people in November.
     
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  3. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    It's not true about the bounties bro so why was it worth repeating? Are you keeping up?

    Again when this story broke the Casualty Assistance Officers were looking for work because there were no casualties families were dealing with for a couple of months.

    I get Trump is a jerk but whetherr because of him or he was just lucky, he presided over a peaceful period

    Liberals are so petty about the dude y'all are becoming the war mongers
     
  4. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    Looks like the New York Times got jabaited by the Afghanis who want us there forever. Womp womp.
     
  5. quikkag

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    Context.

    Depending on who's counting, the US has 17 or 18 intelligence departments. An assessment by the NSA will not necessarily align with an assessment by the CIA, in no small part because they have distinct approaches to pulling in information.

    When a US IC figure uses a term like low or moderate confidence, they aren't fully using the term as you or I would. A guy with boots on the ground will have a degree of conviction in what he sees and hears, whereas someone in a D.C. suburb assessing a report may label depending on number of corroborating data or from what information gathering pathway the report comes.

    As for the NY Times, you find quality reporting and flawed reporting. My belief is that that news group is so large that it is practically impossible to maintain a uniform quality of product. Watch a reporter over time, like Haberman for example, and see how positive or negative her reporting is in relation to the degree of access she has to her subject.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...-nsa-disagreement-over-russian-bounties-story
     

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