Bounty Punter

Just when you thought 2020 could no longer surprise you, there’s this from the NYT: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says. “The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said.” In fairness, it’s not like Trump did nothing. A few weeks ago, he indicated that he wanted to invite Putin back into the G-7. (Let me predict the Trump Tweet that will follow this revelation: Fake News! Now all those radical liberal democrats are mad that Russians are putting bounties on the heads of American soldiers. It’s called Freedom! But the Dems want to take away Putin’s Second Amendment Rights. And something about a statue. Also, Black People, scary! Law & Order!)

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