Foreign Policy

Report: Trump Wants to Brag About Incidentally Killing Russian Mercs

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A force of Syrians and Russian mercenaries loyal to Bashar al-Assad attacked a group of Kurdish rebels backed by American forces two weeks ago in what has been written off as an incidental confrontation. Moscow has disavowed the Russian mercenaries involved in the attack who, from what we know, were completely annihilated. Anywhere from 100 to 300 were killed, depending on which report you're reading.

It's their annihilation that Trump now wants to brag about according to a report from Bloomberg.

Although the battle occurred without any direction or knowledge from Trump, he wants to take credit for killing the Russians to compensate for special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation.

The Trump administration is considering citing the deaths of scores of Russian mercenaries in a Feb. 7 battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria as evidence of the president’s tough stance toward the Kremlin, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump himself would like to publicly make the case that the battle shows his resolve to confront Moscow, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He faces greater pressure to act after the indictment of 13 Russians and a St. Petersburg “troll farm” on Feb. 16 for allegedly leading a coordinated effort to influence the 2016 election. In a weekend tweet storm, Trump claimed the indictment exonerated him, but never criticized Russia.

Trump has many bad ideas but this is an idea that's so bad it hadn't even crossed my mind.

It remains to be seen if the Trump regime will go through with it, but Trump wants to inflame an armed conflict with Russian and Syrian forces to compensate for his own ego that was damaged by Mueller's indictments.

The Russians forces that were massacred in Syria are reportedly controlled by a private military contractor owned by Yevgeny "Putin's Chef" Prigozhin. Prigozhin was among the 13 Russian nationals indicted by Mueller last week.

Who can say if Prigozhin's forces will respond if Trump publicly takes credit for killing them? How will Moscow react if they do?

See, it's a really, really bad idea to elect a president who is entirely driven by his own ego and vanity; a man who doesn't give two shits whose lives he endangers in service of himself.

  • Scopedog

    See, it’s a really, really bad idea to elect a president who is entirely driven by his own ego and vanity; a man who doesn’t give two shits whose lives he endangers in service of himself.

    Yeah, but some people wanted to remain morally pure and were too busy whining about emails while regurgitating Russian propaganda BS (that they never knew was BS) and not giving a damn about the outcome of a critical election. And some even said that it would be good because it would bring about the revolution faster.

    Fuck those idiots.

  • muselet

    Once again, the cock takes credit for the sunrise.


  • ninjaf

    Jesus Christ. And we KNOW Russia has nukes that can reach us. So, yeah. Let’s taunt them and call them pussies on something they have already dismissed and moved on about. That wasn’t even a purposeful attack on our part, but rather was a defensive reaction. Because that’s what a big, strong badass does.

    • Scopedog

      And here we were listening to fools scream about how Hillary had the nuke fetish….

  • Draxiar

    Well he took credit for ‘winning’ the election so it only makes sense that that he’d take credit for ‘killing’ Russian mercenaries despite having absolutely nothing to do with it.

  • Tony Lavely

    Would this be the thing lyin’ Sarah was bragging about last “press” conference?