Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, July 08, 2020

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.



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Sounds like Orange Adolf is a traitor.

#1 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-07-08 10:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So that is where all our intelligence went!

We gave it all to the Russians.

No wonder we are so stupid these days.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-08 10:23 PM | Reply

From the cited article...

...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 program's threat to U.S. 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....

Oh, that ain't good. It ain't even bad. If true, it is worse than bad.

I have noted multiple times in the past how Pres Trump looked in Helsinki as he and Pres Putin left the conference room. Pres Trump looked like a teenager who had just been severely chastised by his parents.

Pres Trump has shown an ongoing deference to Pres Putin. Said deference is no longer a question of "show the evidence," it has progressed to the question of "Why?"

Why is Pres Trump so afraid to criticize Pres Putin directly? Why does Pres Trump seem to be so unable to utter words critical of Pres Putin?

And, as a corollary... why do formerly Russia-adverse Republicans not seem to care one iota about Pres Trump's allegiance to Pres Putin? Just how far has Russia used the NRA to penetrate the Republican party?

This all is so weird.

Please help me understand it.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-08 10:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


"Please help me understand it."

Nobody here has the inside track on anything Trump does. I doubt if even the Republican members of Congress has direct knowledge. Nor would they have the courage to come forward even if they did. The opportunities have certainly been made available to them but they they chose to hold their silence.

So much for that.

The enigma of a renegade, whether it be a president or a member of Congress, is solved by first, stop asking "why" and instead rally our combined forces (voting in this case) behind ERADICATION which is the one thing over which we have absolute control. The "Why" is best left to a bevy neurological scientists after the fact. No doubt textbooks for us to study will be written on the subject.

I see Trump much like I see a rabid racoon, snarling and biting his way toward his own destruction. Neither are in their right minds and it's too late for a cure.

We can't treat Trump as "If we only knew why" we might be able to fix him. Much like that rabid racoon, there's no hope.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 04:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If this surprises you then just wait until he is voted out and all his lies and treachery will be exposed... God willing.

My guess is he runs for cover to Moscow in the middle of the night.

#5 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-07-09 07:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

leaving office in disgrace... 3rd republicl0wn to do so in less than half a century... sorry to be a nag about this but it is significant that a single party can do that and each time it gets worse.

Honestly, I never imagined they could outdo Bushturn2

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-07-09 07:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"My guess is he runs for cover to Moscow in the middle of the night."

Trump has several options.

He could admit himself into a psychiatric hospital (which nobody would deny he desperately needs)
He could join Giuliani for an extended "search for the truth" in Europe.
He could hire Erik Prince (Blackwater) and barricade himself behind an armed guard at Mar-a-Lago.
He could disguise himself (shave his head) and hide out in one of Kushner's slum lord apartments.
He could hide out in the baggage compartment of his private jet when Melania returns to Slovenia.
He could move to a South American country and live like a king on his stolen loot.
He could order assassinations for everybody on his enemies list.
He could apply for residency in Saudi Arabia.

Trump is not without options should the sh#@ hit the fan.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 08:02 AM | Reply

My guess is he (Trump) runs for cover to Moscow in the middle of the night.

#5 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-0

Anyone who doesn't think there is a chance of this happening is a fool.

Like other political monsters of his stripe, Donald will try to move a few billion with him.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-09 08:38 AM | Reply


What use would Vladimir Putin have for Trump if Trump isn't re-elected? Theirs was a marriage of convenience where both hoped to profit in both power and money.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 08:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What use would Vladimir Putin have for Trump if Trump isn't re-elected?

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020

As an ongoing means to humiliate the United States.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-09 09:32 AM | Reply

The man is either a MORON or a TRAITOR...
either way, not fit to serve in the highest
office in the land.

#11 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-07-09 10:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


"As an ongoing means to humiliate the United States."

I don't see that as his prime objective. Putin's goal is to get Ukraine out of his way and for Trump to get the U.S. out of NATO so Putin can continue to expand west and restore the U.S.S.R. to it's former glory as a power broker in the world.

The Chaos King tried but didn't even get close the first time around. If Trump gets defeated for a second term Putin doesn't get other bite at the apple. That's going to put one hell of a crimp in Putin's expansion plans and it's all Trump's fault. I don't see Putin as a happy camper after November.

In fact, Putin can read the polls better than we can. I don't see him as a happy camper right now. Trump is an incompetent narcissistic useless idiot. Even Putin should be able see that.

Reports are (Trump's press spokeswoman) that Trump is on the phone with Putin several times a week. He's probably begging for help.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 01:18 PM | Reply

In the wake of the news that Putin was paying bounties for murdered US troops, this seems like it should be a MUCH bigger story! What the hell is happening, is the media just accepting that Drumpf is a traitor who conspires regularly with Russia and gives Putin whatever he wants while looking for the next Biden slip of the tongue to balance the negative media on the Resident over the past few weeks?

#13 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-07-09 01:56 PM | Reply

"What the hell is happening, is the media just accepting that Drumpf is a traitor who conspires regularly with Russia and gives Putin whatever he wants"

The GOP has accepted it.

The GOP is a Death Cult.

They might as well be chanting Death To America at this point.

You'd have to be blind, or Libertarian, not to see it.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-09 02:02 PM | Reply

The man is either a MORON or a TRAITOR...
#11 | Posted by earthmuse

Why can't he be both?

#15 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-07-09 02:52 PM | Reply

Trump is a traitor. Now that he knows he is in his final months in the Oval Office he is doing everything he can to turn State secrets over to Russia and compromise US alliances with NATO. He does need to be stopped sooner as opposed to later.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-07-09 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


"He does need to be stopped sooner as opposed to later."

They're both the same thing at this stage. November 3, 2020. 117 days from now.

The alternative is the 25th Amendment and even that's an iffy one shot deal. There's no wiggle room for failure.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 03:41 PM | Reply

Yes, Trump is a traitor. In every sense of the word but one.

People, especially the media, have to be careful how they use that word. Legally, the country has to be at war before somebody can be accused and tried for being a traitor. The court of public opinion isn't enough.

What we have to do is circumvent the legalities and use the court of public opinion to our advantage in November. From the looks of things, we're not going to get much of an argument.

Defeat isn't something Trump bears easily. It could put him a different kind of prison. That's the end we have to work for. Not the brick and mortar type which is never going to happen anyway But rather the type of prison that total defeat does to his mind.

#18 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-09 04:11 PM | Reply

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