Opinion| LD| Russia-Trump collusion, obstruction of justice, Ukraine impeachment… all stained by the fingerprints of an intelligence community intent on staging a coup against a duly elected president.
Now comes allegations from more “unnamed sources” that Russia secretly paid the Taliban bounties for murdering U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
(WASHINGTON) — American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter.
The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year.
Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.
The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said.
Fleshed out with unsubstantiated details, it all sounds so convincing… just like the Steele dossier and the Ukrainian impeachment hoax until you actually hear from key witnesses… witnesses that are actually to go on the record….
Richard Grenell was the Director of National Intelligence during the originating time period cited by the Times…
ODNI John Ratcliffe replaced Grenell after gaining senate approval…
Keep in mind that the NY Times serves as the mouthpiece for the FBI… Chris Wray’s FBI. From where we sit, FBI Director Wray has been the biggest obstacle to Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to ferret out Obama’s anarchist holdovers.
The frequency and intensity of rogue intelligence operatives’ attacks on President Trump … holdovers from the corrupt Obama administration’s surveillance state… makes one wonder about the extent of their involvement in the CCP virus attack on the USA and whether they are involved in the funding and recruitment of Antifa and BLM…