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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:21 PM

Most Americans believe Russia targeted U.S. soldiers, want sanctions in response, Reuters/Ipsos poll

Source: Reuters

By Chris Kahn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

The national opinion poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday shows that the American public remains deeply suspicious of Russia four years after it tried to tip the U.S. presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, and most Americans are unhappy with how the president has handled relations with the country.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll follows a series of reports, including several by Reuters, that Russia had been rewarding Taliban-affiliated militants, possibly by offering them bounties, to attack and kill U.S. troops in the region. Moscow denies the allegations.

The New York Times and Washington Post both reported that several American soldiers were believed to have died as a result of the bounties.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/most-americans-believe-russia-targeted-us-soldiers-want-sanctions-in-response-reuters-ipsos-poll-shows-idUSKBN2491G2

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:22 PM

1. I thought we used to have sanctions on them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:23 PM

2. Why didn't America realize at the moment of "Russia, if you're listening ...."?

It sure raised a red flag in my mind. Appealing to a foreign nation to intervene in our elections? How dumb are people today? Any politician who said that in 1920 to 2012 would have been branded quickly.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:01 PM

10. because for the ones that didn't care

it was directed at an enemy (Hillary) so they didn't care.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:26 PM

3. Republicans don't give a shit about "most Americans" or our sons and daughters in uniform

This is the most vile betrayal of all. Republicans have crapped on our own troops to please Russia.

NEVER FORGET.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:26 PM

4. Pay For Slay is a winning issue for Democrats. Trump is permitting Putin to kill our troops.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:27 PM

5. Yes, that scandal sure has been MIA in the media since trump turned up the crazy to distract from it

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Response to PSPS (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:55 PM

14. INDEED!!!

And its boiling my blood that its been swept away. I understand our chump in chief gives the media plenty of outrageous things to talk about but THIS should be getting much more attention than it has. As a veteran it sickens me and makes me rage into the air. Why isn't this given more attention?!?!?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:38 PM

6. These polls will be noticed in the political 'middle' zones.

Will get worse for the 'cons in the coming weeks and months.

The Speaker knows

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:38 PM

8. I wish

Biden would promise this in a campaign speech.

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Response to qwlauren35 (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:00 AM

15. The sanctions should be for every $100k bounty paid to the Taliban by Putin...

$200,000 is removed from Russian accounts in the US and given to dead soldiers families.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 03:44 PM

9. And if Trumpublicans do nothing

His 40% + or - will collectively shrug their shoulders. Including many that are in the military or have relatives in the military. A Cult like that is stronger than the security of the county or American soldiers lives.

Can anyone even IMAGINE for a second, if this story came out only it was Obama that was President?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:14 PM

11. Question is would would certain Russian assets in the White House and Senate agree.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:49 PM

12. The article buries the stats at the bottom. Here they are.


Overall, 60% of Americans said they found reports of Russian bounties on American soldiers to be “very” or “somewhat” believable, while 21% said they were not credible and the rest were unsure.

Thirty-nine percent said they thought Trump “did know” about Russia’s targeting of the U.S. military before reports surfaced in the news media last month, while 26% said the president “did not know.”

Eighty-one percent of Americans said they viewed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a threat to the United States, including 24% who saw him as an “imminent threat.” Only 35% said they approved of Trump’s handling of Russia, compared with 52% who disapproved.

Fifty-four percent said the United States should punish Russia with economic sanctions, while 9% supported strikes on its military, another 9% wanted to move on and try to improve relations with Russia, and 29% said they were not sure.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:50 PM

13. There needs to be Hearings!!!

Please contact your Local Dem official and demand an investigation/Hearing!

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