There is something not right about this story. Al Qaeda and the Taliban want to kill American Troops in any event, so to me it seems odd that Russia would need to put a bounty on someone's head to make this happen. Kyle Kulinski, who is a very progressive radio talk show host from the AOC wing of the Progressive movement, did a great piece on this on his show yesterday.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys2RdpK7bC4
What this looks like to me is this. Trump announced that he wants to pull troops out of Afghanistan. The Military-Industrial complex doesn't like this, as many people have gotten rich and made a lot of money off of our presence in Afghanistan, and the US really has nothing to show for it. Because they rely on a continued presence for their own gain, something like this comes out so that the Hawks on both sides now scream that we have to stay in Afghanistan because of this. Even more scary on this is something that Senator Ben Sasse, a republican from Nebraska, said about this the other day.
Sasse said the second question is “What is our plan to impose proportional response on our enemies in this battle?”
He said such a response “would mean Taliban and GRU agents in body bags.”
So let me get this straight? Sasse wants to kill more GRU and Taliban? To me, this is unconscionable, and very scary. Ben Sasse is literally warmongering here.
Trump needs to address this somehow. And what worries me is why we are so focused on this, when we have a pandemic at home that is literally killing thousands of Americans.