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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:55 PM

Donald Trump Adviser Says U.S. Should Make The Russians Feel Pain For Meddling In Election

Source: Huffington Post

Bolton, who was touted as a secretary of state contender until Trump nominated Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson this month, believes Russia should pay an even larger price. He wants the U.S. to “make the Russians feel pain.”

“It is not enough to say ― and people should be very careful about this ― they say, ‘Well, it didn’t actually have an impact on the election,’” Bolton said. “The fact that Russian efforts were incompetent or insufficient shouldn’t make us feel better.”

He continued:

If Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor and all of its bombs and torpedoes had missed, no Americans killed, no ships sunk, would we have said no harm, no foul? No, it’s the effort that they made, if this is accurate, that should trouble us. Not the fact that it failed.

Bolton’s comments differ greatly from many of his party members. Trump has brushed off mounting evidence from the FBI and CIA indicating that Russia hacked U.S. government servers to swing the election in favor of Trump. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) even implied Thursday that the Russians would had done Americans a favor if they had illegally hacked into the servers.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-advisor-says-us-should-make-the-russians-feel-pain-for-meddling-with-election_us_58666495e4b0de3a08f7fb2b



You mean after Donald J. Trump invited them to hack Hillary's emails?

Wouldn't that mean Bolton is advocating making Donald feel the pain, too?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:06 PM

1. I'll have to agree with Bolton on this. Whether or not the hacking had an impact on the final

results, the fact that the Russians interfered with our election process at all needs to be addressed quickly and thoroughly. I can't believe that we have elected officials who don't seem to care as long as their candidate won. DT himself can't be bothered to even get a briefing on the matter until next week sometime. Would they be this complacent if the Russian hack had been directed at the Republican party?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:11 PM

2. Attempting to disassociate himself from the Soviet Republicans but

By pretending the Russians DIDN'T affect the election he's just another one of them.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:21 PM

3. Well, firstly, it Did have an impact, you nazi nutjob. You know you're lying, Bolton.

Second, if even dRumpf discarded you, how much attention is the actual adult reality dwelling world supposed to pay to your advice?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:21 PM

4. I'm sure that the citizens of this country will be feeling the pain.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 06:17 PM

5. Poor Bolton - after being dissed for SOS & his moustache, he can actually say the right thing

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 07:32 PM

6. I'm sure that the entire planet will feel pain from Trump being President.

 

And partially because dumbass Bolton is involved in any capacity.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 07:36 PM

7. Bolton doesn't get it does he?

 

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 07:41 PM

8. Interesting that Bolton should come out with this

Article in the Guardian today:

Is Obama using Russia to force a wedge between Trump and his party?

<snip>
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, and House speaker, Paul Ryan, also support this, although CIA sources told the Washington Post that McConnell blocked any investigation prior to the election, a breathtakingly cynical move that explains why Obama is only now retaliating.

Having compromised national security in order to defeat Hillary Clinton, the Republican leadership may now see Trump as expendable. After all, he chose a standard rightwing Republican, the Indiana governor, Mike Pence, as his running mate, which means McConnell and Ryan can always arrange to have Trump impeached if he becomes too much trouble.

For Obama, Russia is thus a uniquely effective wedge issue, with the potential to divide the president-elect from his party. If Trump tries to remove the new sanctions, he could face blowback from Congress; if he doesn’t, his friendly relationship with Putin could be damaged.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/30/obama-russia-sanctions-donald-trump-republicans

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:21 PM

9. ... With $5 a gallon gasoline in the US.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:29 PM

11. yes, like projection the opposite of what is stated

so Americans will feel the pain to pay for it all and give away our
natural resources in the process

makes perfect sense

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:28 PM

10. I guess it's not just the mustache that's keeping him out of the administration

He seems not to know how indebted Trump is to Putin.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:30 PM

12. russia has gov. run media carefully crafted .We could reconnect them to the real world, blanket wifi

but America won't even blanket their own country with free internet for all.

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