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(Stars and Stripes)   The "Russia paid bounties for dead US soldiers" story hits "Stars and Stripes." Popcorn futures explode like Trump's re-election chances   (stripes.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Taliban, United States, Vladimir Putin, Afghanistan, War in Afghanistan, Russia, Mujahideen, Al-Qaeda  
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5542 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Jun 2020 at 7:05 PM (4 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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4 days ago  
Article needs Comments section.
 
4 days ago  
Ooh, I bet the rank & file will just luuuuv this...

/say goodbye to the military vote Donnie
 
4 days ago  
But the Republicans are the ones that support the military?
 
4 days ago  
Greenlight one of these threads, ffs. This is bonkers.
 
4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  

GardenWeasel: Squid_for_Brains: Greenlight one of these threads, ffs. This is bonkers.

It was greened yesterday

https://www.fark.com/comments/10862233​/Report-from-intelligence-agencies-fin​ds-Russia-offered-bounties-for-killing​-US-troops-in-Afghanistan-that-some-bo​unties-have-been-paid-Trump-responds-d​ecisively-by-deliberating-for-months#n​ew


I finally found it. Thank you much.
 
4 days ago  
Hypothetical point of order: if a member of the Taliban managed to kill Trump, would he (or she) qualify for the bounty? Trump is a civilian, but also commander-in-chief.

The situation might have to be referred to Taliban HR.
 
4 days ago  
So...any word from the Pentagon?
 
4 days ago  

Rusty Shackleford: Hypothetical point of order: if a member of the Taliban managed to kill Trump, would he (or she) qualify for the bounty? Trump is a civilian, but also commander-in-chief.

The situation might have to be referred to Taliban HR.


I thought Trump had his own bounty... seriously.
 
4 days ago  
Donnie to scream at employees later that Bannon had told him installing a complete nutjob to oversee official news coverage (VOA etc.) would prevent any actual reporting of how trump has betrayed the troops and the country.
 
4 days ago  

GardenWeasel: Squid_for_Brains: Greenlight one of these threads, ffs. This is bonkers.

It was greened yesterday

https://www.fark.com/comments/10862233​/Report-from-intelligence-agencies-fin​ds-Russia-offered-bounties-for-killing​-US-troops-in-Afghanistan-that-some-bo​unties-have-been-paid-Trump-responds-d​ecisively-by-deliberating-for-months#n​ew


This one should probably also be greened.

The Fark headline for this thread suggests that this was submitted not for the story itself (in which case it should have the repeat tag and/or be redlit for being a repeat); but for the fact that Stars And Stripes covered the story, and by extension has made its way into the collective consciousness of the military.

I'm pretty sure troops serving in Afghanistan will be less than pleased to learn that their own boss doesn't have a problem with them being murdered by bounty hunters.
 
4 days ago  
So?  They'll just say it's all a lie and the 'just following orders' crowd will proudly salute it.
 
4 days ago  

King Something: GardenWeasel: Squid_for_Brains: Greenlight one of these threads, ffs. This is bonkers.

It was greened yesterday

https://www.fark.com/comments/10862233​/Report-from-intelligence-agencies-fin​ds-Russia-offered-bounties-for-killing​-US-troops-in-Afghanistan-that-some-bo​unties-have-been-paid-Trump-responds-d​ecisively-by-deliberating-for-months#n​ew

This one should probably also be greened.

The Fark headline for this thread suggests that this was submitted not for the story itself (in which case it should have the repeat tag and/or be redlit for being a repeat); but for the fact that Stars And Stripes covered the story, and by extension has made its way into the collective consciousness of the military.

I'm pretty sure troops serving in Afghanistan will be less than pleased to learn that their own boss doesn't have a problem with them being murdered by bounty hunters.


I mean, fifty people can chime in and insist that it was always this way with Trump and ain't nothing gonna happen blah x 3, but we can agree that the Commander-in-Chief being complicit in bounties collected on his own soldiers is above and beyond the realm of farked?
 
4 days ago  

GardenWeasel: Rusty Shackleford: Hypothetical point of order: if a member of the Taliban managed to kill Trump, would he (or she) qualify for the bounty? Trump is a civilian, but also commander-in-chief.

The situation might have to be referred to Taliban HR.

I thought Trump had his own bounty... seriously.


Yet, no mutiny.
 
4 days ago  
The next time Dump makes an appearance and there are active duty or retired military present, they should all turn their backs to him and stand with their arms folded in defiance.

He's done nothing to earn anyone's respect, much less deserving it by virtue of his title.
 
4 days ago  

Rusty Shackleford: Hypothetical point of order: if a member of the Taliban managed to kill Trump, would he (or she) qualify for the bounty? Trump is a civilian, but also commander-in-chief.

The situation might have to be referred to Taliban HR.


If you killed Putin's biggest asset your bounty would be paid in polonium
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Did the individuals who killed John Kelly's son get a reward?  (Sure, it was a landmine, but still.)
 
4 days ago  
So that's why he's been flinging the treason card all over Twitter the last few days.

/He knew.
 
4 days ago  

Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]


They're gonna have to bury him in an undisclosed location
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]

They're gonna have to bury him in an undisclosed location


As long as it's soon, fine.
 
4 days ago  

PainInTheASP: So that's why he's been flinging the treason card all over Twitter the last few days.

/He knew.


Also why the sudden filing to yank the ACA in the middle of a pandemic.
 
4 days ago  

GardenWeasel: PainInTheASP: So that's why he's been flinging the treason card all over Twitter the last few days.

/He knew.

Also why the sudden filing to yank the ACA in the middle of a pandemic.


Because he's an idiot. He does something stupid and hateful every single day. Do you honestly think that he was cognizant enough to get out ahead of a news story before it broke?
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]

They're gonna have to bury him in an undisclosed location


Better yet:
-feed him, his family, and co-conspirators to the pigs;-fertilize his favorite golf course with the piggy manure;-the golf course becomes a national pissing park for all to enjoy.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
They'll vote for him again anyway.
 
4 days ago  
This is in-farking-sane.

But right wingers will just call it a liberal plot. Antifa supersoldiers with cloaking devices are the real problem!
 
4 days ago  
Sure glad he was there at West Point. Looking out at a sea of our best and brightest to be sold out to Putin. Oh wait, he made them do that while risking COVID.

Yeah. Real swell guy.
 
4 days ago  
Do Taliban bounty hunters get extra if US soldiers are frozen in carbonite?
 
4 days ago  
The concern of several GOP senators seen readying for the Sunday morning talk shows
 
4 days ago  
Finally!

This story should be the blowtorch on the dumpster fire that is Donald Trump
 
4 days ago  
i'm not sure about the sources for this story doh, taliban's where being paid by the u.s before and well there is a lot to gain u.s wise if it's tru even if it's just a morale booster.

when there is a easy way to generate the story / a lot to gain from it and no clear way of confirming the story ...
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]

They're gonna have to bury him in an undisclosed location


Any time you pee in the ocean, you're peeing on Osama Bin Laden's grave.
 
4 days ago  

Gubbo: Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]

They're gonna have to bury him in an undisclosed location


Trump's grave two hours after burial:

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4 days ago  
Hold on to your tidbits, we're gonna see 30% approval rate soon
 
4 days ago  
"Wouldn't it be nice if we were friends with Russia? Putin and Russia treated me very nice!"

So...can we use the noose from Bubba's garage and string this farking traitor up yet?

/ If the Dems have any sense they'll launch a new ad
// Highlight Traitor's verbally fellating Russia and Putin, then highlight this story in the same ad
/// Then maybe a picture of a firing squad, as is befitting a traitor in wartime
 
4 days ago  
Trump knew, but he's so weak that instead of calling Russia out, he gave them our bases in Syria in the hopes of appeasing Putin.
 
4 days ago  

PainInTheASP: So that's why he's been flinging the treason card all over Twitter the last few days.

/He knew.


Yeah, I was wondering what was up with that. It seemed to come out of nowhere. And yet someone had to have told him in no uncertain words "You're guilty of treason" for him to go "Obama's guilty of treason!" His brain only knows that one neat trick.
 
4 days ago  
Yall really never heard of proxy wars, huh
 
4 days ago  

zerkalo: The concern of several GOP senators seen readying for the Sunday morning talk shows


It'll be labeled as a Deep-State plot by AntiFa and engineered by George Soros and Barack Obama to make Fat Donny look stupid and help the Libs destroy America.
 
4 days ago  

Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x739]


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4 days ago  

Luse: "Wouldn't it be nice if we were friends with Russia? Putin and Russia treated me very nice!"

So...can we use the noose from Bubba's garage and string this farking traitor up yet?

/ If the Dems have any sense they'll launch a new ad
// Highlight Traitor's verbally fellating Russia and Putin, then highlight this story in the same ad
/// Then maybe a picture of a firing squad, as is befitting a traitor in wartime


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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

gopher321: Ooh, I bet the rank & file will just luuuuv this...

/say goodbye to the military vote Donnie


This piece of news should be on every medias every day till the election George Floyd style... but it wont... because the medias are controlled by pro-Trump traitors.
 
4 days ago  

Luse: "Wouldn't it be nice if we were friends with Russia? Putin and Russia treated me very nice!"

So...can we use the noose from Bubba's garage and string this farking traitor up yet?

/ If the Dems have any sense they'll launch a new ad
// Highlight Traitor's verbally fellating Russia and Putin, then highlight this story in the same ad
/// Then maybe a picture of a firing squad, as is befitting a traitor in wartime


These ads are better left to the Lincoln Project.
 
4 days ago  
Why are people blaming Trump for this?

This was standard practice in the Cold War for decades. Yes, the Cold War went to tepid for around 25 years or so, but now its back in a big way, which means we resume realpolitik. We kill theirs, they kill ours, we just don't talk about it in polite company.
 
4 days ago  

PainInTheASP: So that's why he's been flinging the treason card all over Twitter the last few days.

/He knew.


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4 days ago  

GardenWeasel: Rusty Shackleford: Hypothetical point of order: if a member of the Taliban managed to kill Trump, would he (or she) qualify for the bounty? Trump is a civilian, but also commander-in-chief.

The situation might have to be referred to Taliban HR.

I thought Trump had his own bounty... seriously.


I think that was from Iran.
 
4 days ago  

gopher321: Ooh, I bet the rank & file will just luuuuv this...

/say goodbye to the military vote Donnie


Nope.   They will still vote R over D by a 2-1 margin next election.   Because R means iron jawed no-nonsense personal responsibility support the troops and D mean squishy blame America First mommy party that want to tax rich and white people and starve the troops while paying for therapists for meth addicts.

They really think that way.
 
4 days ago  
The "Russia paid bounties for dead US soldiers" story hits "Stars and Stripes." Popcorn futures explode like Trump's re-election chances

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