Russia offers bounty to Taliban for killing US Soldiers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Apparently, Trump recently denied knowing anything about these Putin spawned bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan and we are left to wonder if we believe him or not. The US Intelligence Agencies knew about this back in March and yet Trump claims that they never briefed him on the bounties.

    That means either that Trump is lying about being briefed back in March or that the intelligence agencies are so fearful of his relationship with Putin, that they didn't feel that informing him would be the best move. In either case, is this really the commander-in-chief this country needs?

    Trump is selling out our military to keep his good friend Putin happy. If I were a veteran, I'd be a bit pissed off by this situation. You can't even trust the commander-in-chief to do what is in the best interest of US soldiers anymore. This has gotten so sad but by all means, keep supporting this fool.
  2. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

    Even if we give him the benefit of the doubt that he didn't know in March, what will he do now? My guess is phone call with Putin followed by Trump telling everyone Putin said he didn't do it. That's what happened when the FBI said Russia was behind hacking the DNC servers back in 2018:

    “I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia,” Trump went on. “I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be. But I really do want to see the server. But I have confidence in both parties.”
  3. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

  4. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Why you shouldn't believe Trump missed a guy chanting 'white power' in the video he shared

    (CNN) On Sunday morning -- before making the 271st visit to one of his golf courses during his presidency -- Donald Trump retweeted a video he said is from the Villages, a retirement community in Florida, in which a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters is seen and heard yelling "white power."

    "Thank you to the great people of The Villages," wrote Trump in the since-deleted tweet.
    So, yeah.
    Amid immediate condemnation of the tweet -- including by Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate -- the tweet was deleted and this explanation was offered by deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere: "President Trump is a big fan of the Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters."

    Why shouldn't you believe the idea that Trump simply missed a guy chanting "white power" in the first few seconds of a video that he shared with his 82.5 million supporters on Twitter? Because, well, history -- both recent and not-so-recent.
    From a housing discrimination lawsuit in the 1970s to his comments about the "Central Park 5" to his assertion that "both sides" were to blame for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 -- and dozens of smaller moments in between -- Trump has again and again showed he simply does not get it when it comes to America's ongoing racial problems. Or, seen through another lens, that he gets it all too well.

    And, of late, with his political fortunes flagging badly, Trump has leaned more and more heavily into barely-coded appeals to racist sentiment in the country.
    "The left-wing mob is trying to demolish our heritage so they can replace it with a new repressive regime that they alone control," Trump told a conservative student group in Phoenix late last week.
    "We will win the Election against Corrupt Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Schumer," tweeted Trump on Saturday. "We will save the Supreme Court, your 2nd Amendment, permanent damage from the ridiculous Green New Deal, and you from massive Tax Hikes. Also, our Heritage, History and LAW & ORDER!"
    Trump has also taken to referring to Covid-19 as the "Kung Flu" -- a term even members of his own administration have previously admitted is racist and xenophobic.
    As the New York Times summed it all up in a piece last week:
    "Over the last few days the president has tweeted context-free videos of random incidents involving black people attacking white people and baselessly argued that President Barack Obama, the country's first black leader, committed 'treason'...

    "...Answering to his own instincts and what he thinks "my people" want, as he often puts it to advisers, the president is exploiting racial divisions in a way that appeals to only a segment of his party."

    It's through that history that Trump's Sunday morning tweet needs to be seen. And what that history says is that Trump doesn't get the benefit of the doubt. He hasn't earned it.
  5. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

  6. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    Putin owns Trump. Literally owns Trump. You can't deny it with any degree of credibility. You simply have to recognize the fact. Get this man out of office now. He is an extreme danger to the welfare of this county.
  7. GeneWright

    GeneWright Well-Known Member

  8. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

  9. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I don't comment on things that I haven't been educated on. I work too much and most of my news & events come through blurbs on the radio. As a veteran, it pisses me off to the core. But until I can educate myself then I cannot objectively comment.
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  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    B-b-b-but her Emails. Oh and Obamagate
  11. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    She couldn't have been more right about Trump

  12. Recusant

    Recusant Member

    Denial, and more denial. Trumpists have a seemingly unlimited capacity to excuse and/or deny their Dear Leader's malfeasance, incompetence, and his elevation of malice to a guiding principle. Evidence of such will be summarily dismissed as lies from the FAKE NEWS Enemies of the People. The president is a superior businessman and a great patriot. Anybody who disagrees is lying leftist scum.

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