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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:48 AM

Trump Pushed CIA to Give Intelligence to Kremlin, While Taking No Action Against Russia Arming Talib

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Source: Just Security

Why would the Russian government think it could get away with paying bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers? One answer to that question may be the extraordinary response that Moscow received when the Trump administration learned of a precursor to the bounty operation. From mid-2017 and into 2018, Pentagon officials became increasingly confident in intelligence reports that the Kremlin was arming the Taliban, which posed a significant threat to American and coalition forces on the ground in Afghanistan.

President Trumpís actions in the face of the Russia-Taliban arms program likely signaled a weak US resolve in the eyes of Putin and Russian military intelligence.

Three dimensions of Trumpís response are described in detail in this article, relying on several former Trump administration officials who spoke to Just Security on the record.

First, President Trump decided not to confront Putin about supplying arms to the terrorist group. Second, during the very times in which U.S. military officials publicly raised concerns about the programís threat to US forces, Trump undercut them. He embraced Putin, overtly and repeatedly, including at the historic summit in Helsinki. Third, behind the scenes, Trump directed the CIA to share intelligence information on counterterrorism with the Kremlin despite no discernible reward, former intelligence officials who served in the Trump administration told Just Security.

Read more: https://www.justsecurity.org/71279/trump-pushed-cia-to-give-intelligence-to-kremlin-while-taking-no-action-against-russia-arming-taliban/

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Reply Trump Pushed CIA to Give Intelligence to Kremlin, While Taking No Action Against Russia Arming Talib (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 8 OP
fleur-de-lisa Jul 8 #1
underpants Jul 8 #2
Turbineguy Jul 8 #3
Leghorn21 Jul 8 #4
bringthePaine Jul 8 #5
Botany Jul 8 #6
NCDem47 Jul 8 #7
Botany Jul 8 #8
samsingh Jul 8 #9
DENVERPOPS Jul 8 #10
Mosby Jul 28 #11

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:48 AM

1. Impeach his ass again!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:52 AM

2. Gotta serve your master

thatís still astounding

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:58 AM

3. Well,

he is after all, a Russian agent.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:59 AM

4. Well okay then

Putin must just be on top of the world
Him and that Lavrov motherfucker
Good times, eh boys

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:03 AM

5. is, was, ever shall be Putin's lapdog bitch

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:03 AM

6. Putin owns him

and the senate GOP knows this and does not care or are too scared to do anything

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:19 AM

7. Or...are owned themselves.

This Russian infiltration thing runs deeeeeeeeep in the Republican party.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:23 AM

8. All those Republican Senators who spent July 4, 2018 in Moscow and or took NRA Money ...

.... in 2016* seem pretty dirty to me.


* OH's Rob Portman come on down.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:56 AM

9. can we continue to keep talking about this important fact?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:05 PM

10. Just call him Comrade Trump

In everything written about him. AND his Senate Accomplice: Moscow Mitch.

The one thing his Trump Humpers loathe is those PINKO COMMIES........

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 05:30 PM

11. LOCKING

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