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Season 5  "Proxy War"  5x13

Aired 5 months ago - Jan 27, 2019

When innocent Syrian children are killed by an American-made cluster bomb, Elizabeth races to figure out what went wrong before Russia can use it as an excuse to escalate its military presence in the region. Also, Russell faces a PR nightmare after he gets into a heated argument with a homeless protester.

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of an American conflict with Russia.
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but let's save it for your roundtable.
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where criticizing is easy.
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with strangers is bad for my blood pressure.
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that took the flowers from our garden,
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from crumbling.
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First things first.
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- additional safeguards. - Yes.
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of the Russian-operated Khmeimim Air Base in northwestern Syria.
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that took off from a Russian base.
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in the vector at the same time.
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even if your country isn't among them.
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but can you talk to us about collateral damage estimates?
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to determine what batch the cluster bomb was from.
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Our Internet is junky.
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so I networked the house's iPads and laptops and desktops.
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Will you guys please let me do this?
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I'm trying. I went to see her.
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Seems like it's down to the McCords to save it.
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Which means America could still have blood on its hands.
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Get with Avdonin, Bess, before that opening closes. Yes, sir.
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locked onto the Israeli intruder.
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used Israel as a pawn for America's agenda.
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so they could undercut competitors on government bids.
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Right. You know,
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for housing allowances to the affected families.
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do as much reading and writing here as you want, undisturbed.
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will result in the death of civilians.
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Then you can sell some of your booty and fork over the dough.
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Gordon's right. We have very little choice here.
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Weighing in on the importance of not embarrassing
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And Syria will freeze all Iranian arms shipments
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More like furious.
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Right away, Madam Secretary.
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As long as Moscow has the bomb,
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But I have to be able to push back when my mandate
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No, but what you can do is tell your old friend
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intentions are slightly misread...
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Then even if we dodge this bullet,
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Together.
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your children to thank.
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Consider this a peace offering.

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but let's save it for your roundtable.
#2
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where criticizing is easy.
#3
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with strangers is bad for my blood pressure.
#4
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that took the flowers from our garden,
#5
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from crumbling.
#6
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First things first.
#7
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- additional safeguards. - Yes.
#9
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of the Russian-operated Khmeimim Air Base in northwestern Syria.
#10
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that took off from a Russian base.
#11
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in the vector at the same time.
#13
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even if your country isn't among them.
#14
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but can you talk to us about collateral damage estimates?
#15
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to determine what batch the cluster bomb was from.
#16
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Our Internet is junky.
#17
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so I networked the house's iPads and laptops and desktops.
#18
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Will you guys please let me do this?
#19
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I'm trying. I went to see her.
#20
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Seems like it's down to the McCords to save it.
#21
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Which means America could still have blood on its hands.
#22
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Get with Avdonin, Bess, before that opening closes. Yes, sir.
#23
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locked onto the Israeli intruder.
#24
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used Israel as a pawn for America's agenda.
#26
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so they could undercut competitors on government bids.
#27
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Right. You know,
#28
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for housing allowances to the affected families.
#29
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do as much reading and writing here as you want, undisturbed.
#30
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will result in the death of civilians.
#32
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Then you can sell some of your booty and fork over the dough.
#34
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Gordon's right. We have very little choice here.
#36
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Weighing in on the importance of not embarrassing
#37
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And Syria will freeze all Iranian arms shipments
#39
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More like furious.
#40
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Right away, Madam Secretary.
#41
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As long as Moscow has the bomb,
#42
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But I have to be able to push back when my mandate
#43
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No, but what you can do is tell your old friend
#44
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intentions are slightly misread...
#45
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Then even if we dodge this bullet,
#46
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Together.
#47
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your children to thank.
#49
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Consider this a peace offering.
#50