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Old 1 July 2020, 04:06
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So much wrong with this story... 5 months ago Trump was stupid for cooking Sulemani...

"critics on capital hill, asking if the United States carried out the assaination, without authorization from congress, potentially bringing this country to the brink of an all out war."

(1:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CZIZSE8xOk

I wonder what the Russians would do in response to us killing one of their GRU guys? Probably nothing if Ol' Biden was in charge!!
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Old 1 July 2020, 19:31
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I don't get the outrage. Is there really a difference between supplying arms/training/advising and paying bounties? Both are designed to help your proxy fight your common enemy. It's not like this is anything new. Everyone, including the US, does it.

What's the big "gotcha" here? What am I missing?
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Old 1 July 2020, 20:08
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What's the big "gotcha" here? What am I missing?
I believe the story is made up, so that the media can then claim Trump knows nothing about it. That way it plays into the MSM narrative that Trump is not fit to be POTUS.

I'm not commenting on whether or not Russia is, or isn't doing it. I'm just commenting on the panic-porn story that the MSM is pushing.
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Old 2 July 2020, 00:50
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Whatever he does, he better get approval from Congress first. If not, that would be another travesty!

I see people having full blown meltdowns over this, the same people that don't want you to own a gun, want to defund or abolish the police, know that America is systemically racist...
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Old 2 July 2020, 09:04
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dragging Gold Star families into this, the already liberal / leftist leaning families anyway. There really is no out of bounds anymore.
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Old 3 July 2020, 15:17
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I don't get the outrage. Is there really a difference between supplying arms/training/advising and paying bounties? Both are designed to help your proxy fight your common enemy. It's not like this is anything new. Everyone, including the US, does it.

What's the big "gotcha" here? What am I missing?
Some liberal just told me he thinks that the story is not true, but it would be good if the Russians did do that sort of thing.
I think the NYT is just stirring the pot and making people shw their hate for the USA.
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"I don't think the Russian government is paying bounties for American heads. that something America does. Russians have more taste and honor.

Russia is selling weapons to the Afghan government, what happens to those weapons after they cross the border no one knows.

In my personal opinion Russia should support the Taliban however possible, really. America and the west gave Russia Beslan. All the west understands is a club upside the head anyway. I just happen to see my country on a wrong course, one of dishonor as compared to others. This whole concept of Russia (the government spec) paying bounties on American heads is ridiculous. I think it would be a good thing in my personal opinion, apparently America is incapable of learning otherwise. America is the friend of no one and an adversary to all. That policy is wrong.

There's things Russia wouldn't do period. I do think bounties is one of them. If they were less honorable in respect to obligations, responsibilities and considerations of others they most likely would. As America has in the past."
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Old 3 July 2020, 17:45
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The last I heard was the Taliban would kill Americans for free. I don't see a bounty making much difference (if there was one).
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