Politics Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan

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  1. Natebishop3

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    No, a lot of them love him. They're still convinced by the whole drain the swamp bullshit.

    I don't get it.
     
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    I am guessing that those fall into the dumb category...
     
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    He's a racist, a misogynist, an overall asshole. They see themselves in him. And he allows them the freedom to be themselves openly.
     
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    It's a cult of personality. As to why they fixated on him, rather than some other rich bigot--well, how do you predict which video will go viral? It's a mysterious alchemy. Trump's mix of dumbing his speech down to act like his idea of "a rural high school educated person," his taking pride in being a dick, his willingness to blame all society's ills on minorities and women, his posing as an alpha male--all of this appealed to a group of people that make up around 40% of the Republican party and 20% of the overall electorate.

    And now that it is a cult of personality, there is literally nothing that can dissuade them from supporting him. What's right is now defined, in their mind, by what he does. They get all their news from him, since he's told them the rest of the media is giving them fake news. He can be as corrupt as he wants because when he says he did nothing wrong, that's what his base hears.

    Fortunately, his base is a minority of the nation. So this isn't quite as dangerous as a personality cult leader who has the majority of the nation behind him.
     
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    ABM's base personality is good to the core. Why else would I, a Trump hater, be so attracted to ABM's really good qualities? I'm not going to turn on him because of politics.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Exactly right, it is a cult issue. Why else would so many good people defy logic to support this evil person?
     
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    people support evil all the time....which reminds me, isn't HCP a lakers fan?
     
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    Americans died and trump did nothing.

    start the chant

    Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!
     
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    Trump says he was never told about Russian GRU units paying Taliban to kill US troops because intel did NOT find the information credible - while new report claims 'several' Americans WERE killed
    • On Sunday, President Donald Trump denied that he was made aware of a report that Russian GRU units paid Taliban militants to kill US troops in Afghanistan
    • The report that he knew about the bounty operation surfaced on Friday
    • 'Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP,' Trump tweeted
    • However, intelligence officials told NYT and AP that he was briefed on the matter
    • A Washington Post report Sunday reported that the bounties did result in the deaths of several US service members, but it's not known how many
    • US forces in Afghanistan suffered a total of 10 deaths from hostile gunfire or improvised bombs in 2018, 16 in 2019 and two so far in 2020
    • Some of those deaths were the result of 'insider attacks' known as 'green on blue'
    • Russia and the Taliban have denied the existence of the program
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-shown-report-Russian-bounty-kill-troops.html
     
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    First deny.
    Then admit they did it but it wasn't wrong.
    Then Republican party agrees it was OK.
    Then New York times runs article about how the story hurts Democrats.
     
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    I'm wondering when Veterans and active military will finally give up on this guy?
    If that happens what do the Trumpers have left?
     
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    All whitehouse briefings to the president are stamped with a date presented to the president. There is a record of everything.
     
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    Trump will just scratch out the date with a sharpee and write in a new date.

    Checkmate libtards!
     
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    Joe Scarborough really slams the idea that trump didn't know about the Russian bounty offer on American troops:

    https://crooksandliars.com/2020/06/joe-scarborough-bounty-story-how-stupid-do

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    and LOL, the white house is allegedly giving a briefing to "congress" on the Russion bounty scandal, but apparently, there are no Democrats in congress:



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    He'll come up with a distraction soon. Like, he'll sign an executive order giving everyone who got 1200 dollar checks/stim, will now get 2000!
     
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    yeah it’s too late for him tho. He won’t be able to buy enough voters
     
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    If President Trumpivich truly was aware (not that we’ll likely ever know for sure) of the Russian bounty and ignored it, then he should be impeached by a united Congress and then tried for treason. Of all the crap that shitbag has gotten away with, if the Republicans let this slide unchallenged, they too should be impeached and tried for treason. There is absolutely NO way @ABM, @MARIS61 or any of the other Trump apologists can rationalize this kind of behavior. Especially after all the bullshit they falsely accused Obama of. They’d look even more stupid than they already do. This is just absolutely unconscionable. Spin this all you Donald Moron enablers.
     
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    This issue angers me as much as anything the asshole has done and that's a long list
     
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