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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:58 PM

Report: 2 fallen Marines with York ties identified as potential victims of Russian bounties

Source: York Daily Record

U.S. officials are investigating whether an attack that killed three Marines in Afghanistan in 2019, including York County native Benjamin Hines, was related to Russian bounties, according to a Delaware Online report.

Sgt. Hines was killed alongside Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman and Cpl. Robert Hendriks in April 2019 when a car rigged with explosives was detonated by their vehicles as they returned to the military base Bagram Airfield. They were infantrymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, a reserve infantry unit headquartered out of Garden City, New York

According to the report, investigators are now looking into whether the attack was connected to bounties Russia was secretly offering the Taliban for American deaths. Top White House officials were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence about the bounties, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence.

Read more: https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2020/06/30/bounty-russia-afghanistan-soldiers-benjamin-hines-marines-killed/3285290001/

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Reply Report: 2 fallen Marines with York ties identified as potential victims of Russian bounties (Original post)
sabra Jun 30 OP
Marie Marie Jun 30 #1
dem4decades Jun 30 #2
Leghorn21 Jun 30 #3
dem4decades Jun 30 #7
SammyWinstonJack Jun 30 #13
diva77 Jul 1 #21
Cha Jun 30 #15
napi21 Jun 30 #4
Mountain Mule Jun 30 #9
onetexan Jun 30 #20
keithbvadu2 Jun 30 #5
stillcool Jun 30 #6
Cha Jun 30 #16
relayerbob Jun 30 #12
ancianita Jun 30 #8
C Moon Jun 30 #10
Roc2020 Jun 30 #11
PSPS Jun 30 #14
OverBurn Jun 30 #17
Cha Jun 30 #18
Danmel Jun 30 #19

Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:06 PM

1. I can only guess how difficult it must be for their families to have to relive this

with this new information.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:07 PM

2. I heard that one of the Gold Star Mothers are demanding answers. Not that Trump gives a shit.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:10 PM

3. Yes, from this morning, dem:

The mother of a Marine killed last year in Afghanistan wants an investigation of reports that her son and two other Marines may have been the targets of Taliban-linked fighters who collected a bounty on US soldiers offered by a Russian military intel unit.



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:38 PM

7. Trump likes his soldiers not killed in action.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:33 PM

13. tRump doesn't care if our soldiers are murdered on orders from putin.

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:58 AM

21. maybe there is a $$ kickback in there somewhere

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:48 PM

15. It's important that Gold Star Mothers' ae demanding answers, though!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:14 PM

4. Ever since I heard about the bounty, I've been thinking about how I would react if my son was killed

in Afghanistan and it was determined that Russia paid a bounty for him. I had lots of ideas, but none of them were legally doable. My son IS IN Afghanistan now so it's not so far fetched a thought.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:46 PM

9. My prayers go out to you and your son

I'm an army brat - my Dad was a career officer who did two tours of duty in Vietnam. I was terrified for him every day that he was gone. My feelings about the bounty can be best described as tears and rage. How dare Trump do nothing about this? He claims he didn't know - wasn't briefed - this is just BS. He "didn't hear" the white supremacist chant on the video he re-tweeted; he takes "no responsibility" when he was questioned about his lack of action last April as the coronavirus began to kill more and more Americans, etc., etc. He is the most soulless, amoral public figure in recent history.

I have been beside myself every since I first heard about this.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:18 PM

20. That was the first thing that crossed my mind when i heard of this horrific story

I said to my husband that could have been our son (a Marine) had he not finished his 5-year enlistment in 2018. I can only imagine how painful this must be for the families who've lost their child deployed overseas.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:23 PM

5. Trump already has his response: 'It doesn't sound credible or actionable.'

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:24 PM

6. it was all a hoax..

I think that word appeared somewhere today.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:50 PM

16. That's what trump said about the COVID, too.. & we know

how that turned out.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:23 PM

12. Sounds like Jared tweeted that

Too many syllables for idiot in chief

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:41 PM

8. Here's a chart that shows how many troops have been killed by year, month.

Notice below the chart labeled " U.S. fatalities by month in only Afghanistan," how the description shows that none of the 22 deaths of 2019 were publicized.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_in_the_War_in_Afghanistan?fbclid=IwAR0GdNi28yPgHlrVeGfspSzMXvPgoEUi3W_F_g9YDKY9tFW8QisCKslwsno#Casualties_by_month_and_year

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:20 PM

10. If found guilty of this, what would be the penalty?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:27 PM

11. This situation has the potential to

simmer down to simply smoke or become a mushroom bomb. watching closely.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:39 PM

14. I presume trump won't be doing any photo ops with any troops anytime soon. At least, not armed ones.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:56 PM

17. If he knew and still sucked up to Putin he should hang in public, not kidding.

I'm normally not pro death plenty. Betraying one's country while you are President, is one of the worst crimes I can think of.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:57 PM

18. KR!

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:07 PM

19. Col. Hendricks is from a town 15 miles from my home

This is sickening.

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