Is it “Conservative” to Support a President Who Admits to Ignoring Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops?
What follows will be short and pointed.
Put everything else aside. The lying, the name-calling, the myriad investigations … the turning his back on the murder of journalist James Khashoggi, the immigrant camps and innocent kids torn from their families, the impeachment, the abdication of his responsibility to state governors while over 160,000 Americans died in a pandemic …
What becomes a traitor most?
Look at the picture above. Let’s talk. No bullshit.
What the hell is going on?
Courtesy of Wikipedia: The Russian bounty program is an alleged project of Russia military intelligence, specifically Unit 29155 of the GRU, to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American and other allied servicemembers in Afghanistan.
On June 26, 2020, the news broke, via the New York Times:
Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says
The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment…
Over the next few days, the world questioned why Trump did not broach the subject with Vladimir Putin, nor take any action at all on the intelligence:
Analysis | Timeline: What we know about the Russia bounties intelligence and Trump
President Trump's long, aspirational, tortured relationship with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, entered one…
A phone call … allegedly about nuclear proliferation. Nothing whatsoever about the troubling news. Nothing …
Trump doesn't mention Russian bounty scheme to Putin during phone call, report says
Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday for the first time since the publication of a New…
Trump admits to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan he did not speak to Putin about the intelligence.
A possible rift ensues …
Pompeo Warned Russia Against Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is said to have sternly discussed payouts and red lines in a telephone call with Sergey…
And finally this, reported this morning:
U.S. Intelligence Says Republicans Are Working With Russia to Reelect Trump
Two weeks ago, William Evanina, director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center…
The Republican-created “The Lincoln Project” has had enough for awhile now …
… as have a number of our veterans.
And so I ask, Mr. or Mrs. Conservative, why are you still a Trump supporter? I myself may be considered liberal, but even close Republican friends recognize this president is no conservative.
Is all of the above “Fake News,” then? Is what has preceded in this article simply a character assassination by the “liberal media?”
If you do not so much as question the plausibility of our intelligence, and/or the subsequent inaction of the leader of the free world ... you are turning your backs on those who fight for our freedoms, and not holding your highest elected official up to account.
You are anti-military.
That makes you the antithesis of a “patriot.”
Thank you for reading.