US: 200 - Russia: 0

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  1. divits
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    I find it remarkable that this isn't getting more attention.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-us-forces-killed-more-than-200-russian-fighters-in-syria-attack

    Hundreds of Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed by U.S. forces in a failed attack on a U.S.-held military base and refinery last week. Citing U.S. and Russian sources, Bloomberg News reported more than 200 contract killers—mostly Russian citizens fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—died in what is believed to be the deadliest incident between Russian and U.S. citizens since the Cold War.
     
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    I'm paying close attention.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I was not aware....not sure what to trust. I trust you trust the source?
     
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    It’s true... the numbers are off, but true story
     
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      FNC also reporting it.

       
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      We’re colliding and colluding with them Rooskies.
       
      • AugustaGator
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        Higher or lower?
         
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        More like 100 Russian “volunteers”
         
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        That makes more sense, actually I'd think a little lower. That's a bloody nose.
         
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        Were they wearing striped t-shirts?






        Alex.
         
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        Of course! All wannabes are tacticool... even Russian ones. There was nothing special about these guys. They aren't really Russian military, think of them as really poor quality PMC types that Russia actively encourages and enables to be there, while denying they have anything to do with it, like in Ukraine.
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        It's obviously a cover up, Mueller is too close to finding out and proving the Trump-Russia collusion and all it's sordid details. I'm sure Nancy and Chuck will expose this ruse.
         
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          It’s big income for them relative to annual pay in the village/oblast.
           
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          Yes, that is my understanding that mercenaries are paid well. The little town I grew up in had a gentleman that was contracted in Saudi for several years. He seemed to be paid very well...his family did not go without. This was in the late 70s and maybe early 80's.
           
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            Next up...The Hunt for Red October
             
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            Some interesting perspective from the losing side.


            http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-leaked-audio-humiliating-defeat-by-us-forces-2018-2


            • Leaked audio recordings said to be of Russian mercenaries in Syria capture expressions of lament and humiliation over a battle in early February involving US forces and Russian nationals.
            • The audio — which appears to corroborate reports from Reuters and Bloomberg that say hundreds of Russians died or were wounded in a mismatched battle — also seems to contradict statements from Russia's Foreign Ministry.
             

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