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Thread: Trump vs. the Bounty Hunters

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    Default Trump vs. the Bounty Hunters

    According to an extremely damaging leak—first reported by NYT and then independently corroborated by multiple reputable sources—Trump was briefed—months ago—about the GRU putting out a bounty on American soldiers to encourage Taliban attacks on US troops in Afghanistan, and then did nothing about it save for cozying up even more to Putin.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/u...-bounties.html

    Both Trump and his cronies have come out swinging, with increasingly implausible—and increasingly damning—attacks and excuses to justify their inaction. Obv. an enemy doing something like this isn't too outlandish (although this would be a significant escalation) but the inaction—and the lying—is alarming. One excuse they trialed was that nobody who's anybody was actually briefed about this, even though the reporting indicates that it was in the PDB. That implies something extremely disturbing about communication with intelligence services in the Trump admin, and it is so damning that it should be grounds for resignation. Responses from the admin strongly imply that the reporting is substantially accurate, and I wouldn't be surprised if their lies and blame-shifting provoke further leaks. At this point, it seems the Trump admin does not have an adequately functioning relationship with intelligence services, and that's a recipe for disaster.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Banana Republic or failed state?

    Either way, "American Exceptionalism" is a propagandized myth. The biggest economy in the world, the first nation to send man to the moon, the leader in science and technology...but we can't travel to Paris for a vacation because we're viral pandemic pariahs.

    This can't all be blamed on Trump. He's just the symptom, which makes it all the more difficult and disturbing. WTF is wrong with Americans?!
    Last edited by GGT; 07-02-2020 at 04:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGT View Post
    ... WTF is wrong with Americans?!
    We are a nation of cowboys.
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    The president is... a moron:

    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Trump admin pressed CIA to share intel with Russia, despite Russia arming Taliban:

    https://www.justsecurity.org/71279/t...rming-taliban/
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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