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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:11 AM

Trump's Shocking Inaction on Russia Neglecting aggression by Vladimir Putin inevitably invites more

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Trumpís Shocking Inaction on Russia

Neglecting aggression by Vladimir Putin inevitably invites more of it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/opinion/trump-russia-bounties.html

By Douglas London Mr. London is a former C.I.A. officer.

July 12, 2020

President Trump with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Japan last year.Credit...Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Did President Trump know about U.S. intelligence community assessments that the Russians had offered bounties to the Taliban for attacks against U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan? He hasnít so far offered a direct answer but instead shifting, manipulative responses.

That is itself troubling. It is also troubling that he has not condemned even the possibility of such Russian aggression.

But letís step back and set aside the question of Russian bounties for a moment. For years, Russia has provided material and financial assistance to the Taliban, with what was surely the intent of supporting attacks against troops from the United States and coalition forces. Was the president aware of that?

I can answer that question: Yes, he was most certainly aware of Russian assistance to the Taliban. Despite that knowledge, he chose to do nothing.




From 2016 to 2018, I was the C.I.A.ís chief for counterterrorism in south and southwest Asia, overseeing operations and intelligence concerning Afghanistan, which included related activities of regional actors, like Russia.................................



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soothsayer Jul 13 #1
lagomorph777 Jul 13 #4
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 07:15 AM

1. He's quid pro quoing schools at the moment

ďIf you open, Iíll let you have the funds Congress gave you.Ē

ďZelensky, if you do us a favor, Iíll let you have the funds Congress gave you.Ē

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. "Troops: if you lay down your arms and surrender to Putin, we'll pay you."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:14 AM

2. This better not die out. It seems to be doing so.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:43 AM

3. Need a billboard "clock" that tallies every day Trump ignores Pay For Slay.

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