Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops

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    Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops

    The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment.


    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.



    An operation to incentivize the killing of American and other NATO troops would be a significant and provocative escalation of what American and Afghan officials have said is Russian support for the Taliban, and it would be the first time the Russian spy unit was known to have orchestrated attacks on Western troops.
    Any involvement with the Taliban that resulted in the deaths of American troops would also be a huge escalation of Russia’s so-called hybrid war against the United States, a strategy of destabilizing adversaries through a combination of such tactics as cyberattacks, the spread of fake news and covert and deniable military operations.
    The Kremlin had not been made aware of the accusations, said Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. “If someone makes them, we’ll respond,” Mr. Peskov said. A Taliban spokesman did not respond to messages seeking comment.

    The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment.


    "For God and country, Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo"

    #2
    Well we did send surface to air missles to the Afgans to shoot down Russion aircraft

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      #3
      Originally posted by bigun View Post
      Well we did send surface to air missles to the Afgans to shoot down Russion aircraft
      then backed out on the deal and created what we know of as Osama Bin Laden


      "For God and country, Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo"

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        #4
        Originally posted by bigun View Post
        Well we did send surface to air missles to the Afgans to shoot down Russion aircraft
        *Soviet aircraft.

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          #5
          we should publicly shame them

          and then secretly wage a weird cyber proxy cold/hot spy war against them.....

          oh wait thats already happening huh
          Byro-
          Nothing is for sale man, I’m a curator of the finest junk.

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            #6
            Man imagine that, another country doing the same shit we do ALL the time, those bastards!!!!
            Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
            - Tim Dillon

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              #7
              Originally posted by Slander View Post
              Man imagine that, another country doing the same shit we do ALL the time, those bastards!!!!
              False equivalency.

              The US builds a case against individuals, then openly publishes them on lists and says the US is after them or gives a bounty for their capture.

              Russia is offering an indiscriminate bounty on anyone with an American flag on their uniform, or any other coalition member.


              The reason this is happening is because the US just punished a bunch of Russian Oligarchs and Putin's Henchmen and basically made it impossible to work large portions of the International Finance System.

              So in retaliation, the Russians are offering bounties to kill Joe Schmoe the Soldier, or Peter Pumpkin Eater the Contractor.

              You should be able to tell the difference. I hope.

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                #8
                Originally posted by evernoob View Post

                False equivalency.

                The US builds a case against individuals, then openly publishes them on lists and says the US is after them or gives a bounty for their capture.

                Russia is offering an indiscriminate bounty on anyone with an American flag on their uniform, or any other coalition member.


                The reason this is happening is because the US just punished a bunch of Russian Oligarchs and Putin's Henchmen and basically made it impossible to work large portions of the International Finance System.

                So in retaliation, the Russians are offering bounties to kill Joe Schmoe the Soldier, or Peter Pumpkin Eater the Contractor.

                You should be able to tell the difference. I hope.
                You are a fucking idiot if you believe that narrative.
                Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
                - Tim Dillon

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Slander View Post

                  You are a fucking idiot.
                  I thought this was already settled , no ?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Slander View Post

                    You are a fucking idiot if you believe that narrative.
                    Well, go ahead and link your "Stanley Kubrick faked the Moon landing, and the US offers bounties on random Russian troops" website so we can all see, Joe Rogaine.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by evernoob View Post

                      Well, go ahead and link your "Stanley Kubrick faked the Moon landing, and the US offers bounties on random Russian troops" website so we can all see, Joe Rogaine.
                      You are the crazy one thinking evreything the US does is for the good of the world, above board and we are the moral yardstick of the world. If our enemies do it, its shocking and bad, if we do it its getting shit done.

                      We funded rebel groups all thr time, do you think its because we are nice? No it's to fuck them up and we want an ROI. Go read the CIAs own website, they had a bounty program in place during Vietnam, it's a declassified document.

                      No idea what a fake moon landing has to do with anything. Next up you are going to tell me 9/11 happened because the muslims hate our freedom.
                      Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
                      - Tim Dillon

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by bigun View Post
                        Well we did send surface to air missles to the Afgans to shoot down Russion aircraft
                        That was retaliation from vietnam. The US.gov can pretty much blame itself for any -stan conflict amd 9/11 from what they did post Afghan war though.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Slander View Post
                          You are the crazy one thinking evreything the US does is for the good of the world, above board and we are the moral yardstick of the world. If our enemies do it, its shocking and bad, if we do it its getting shit done.

                          We funded rebel groups all thr time, do you think its because we are nice? No it's to fuck them up and we want an ROI. Go read the CIAs own website, they had a bounty program in place during Vietnam, it's a declassified document.

                          No idea what a fake moon landing has to do with anything. Next up you are going to tell me 9/11 happened because the muslims hate our freedom.
                          You are literally making things up in your head.

                          The US does not offer bounties on Russian troops. You said we did, and you are wrong.

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                            #14
                            Wars are dirty and you dont win by being nice.
                            :ogre:

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by total newb View Post
                              Wars are dirty and you dont win by being nice.
                              This guy gets it.

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