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  • From 2010"Report: Iran pays $1,000 for each U.S. soldier killed by the Taliban

    06/30/2020 3:17:09 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 23 replies
    Nbc news ^ | 09/05/2010 | msnbc and staff
    In addition to the $1,000 bounty on U.S. troops, the unnamed man said Iran paid $6,000 for the destruction of a U.S. military vehicle.
  • Pentagon says ‘no corroborating’ evidence to stand up NYT report on Russian bounties

    06/29/2020 10:59:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29 2020 | Jennifer Griffin, Edmund DeMarche
    The Defense Department said late Monday that there is “no corroborating evidence” to support the explosive New York Times report last week that said the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The report sent shock waves through Washington and prompted President Trump to outright deny knowing anything about the intel cited in the report. “To date, DOD has no corroborating evidence to validate the recent allegations found in open-source reports. Regardless, we always take the safety and security of our forces in Afghanistan—and around the world—most seriously and therefore continuously adopt measures to...
  • VIDEO: Now vs Then: Media Hypes Trump-Russia Hoaxes

    06/29/2020 9:54:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 29, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Apparently the media didn't learn its lesson when they happily hyped the Trump-Russia collusion HOAX based on NO evidence. They are now doing a repeat performance by eagerly hyping a new Trump-Russia hoax, that he knew about the Russians supposedly paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. Of course, this latest conspiracy theory is also based on no evidence since the New York Times fable about this relied on "anonymous sources." This video shows how in both cases the media was all too eager to hype these FAKE NEWS stories. Perhaps the Times can come up...
  • John Bolton blasts Trump for denying he was briefed on Russia offering bounties to Taliban to kill US troops

    06/29/2020 7:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/29/2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Former National Security Adviser John Bolton criticized on Sunday President Trump’s response to reports that Russian military operatives offered bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. troops – saying Trump’s decision-making is “not connected to reality” and bashing the president for denying that he was aware of the bounties. The comments by Bolton, whose upcoming memoir about his time in the Trump White House has drawn the ire of the president, come as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling on action to be taken against Moscow following reports in the New York Times that a Russian spy...
  • Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Kissing Up to Putin on Every Way’ (Still pushing same hoax four years later)

    06/28/2020 12:32:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 June 2020 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of “kissing up” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Host George Stephanopoulos said, “I want to turn to that rather startling report in The New York Times [that] Russia secretly offered Afghan bounties to kill U.S. troops. It reports that American intelligence officials have concluded that Russian military intelligence units secretly offered bounties to Taliban linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan, including targeting American troops.” He asked, “Were you aware of these reports?” Pelosi said, “No, and we have called for a report to the Congress...
  • Where Democrat Collusion Fantasies are Concerned, China is the new Russia

    06/22/2020 4:24:25 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 3 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Hey! Anybody up for the “China Collusion” fantasy scam? – That’s what’s coming next from the Democrat/Media Axis of Disinformation, as was made clear on the Sunday morning talk shows. Democrat activist hosts Martha Raddatz of ABC and NBC’s weaselly Chuck Todd kicked off the festivities, with Fake Jake Tapper playing a supporting role. Hilariously, this entire scam will revolve around the media’s former whipping boy, John Bolton, who has suddenly become their newest turncoat hero now that he’s taking shots at President Donald Trump. Todd interviewed bug-eyed Adam Schiff on his gabfest, “Meet the Press.” There he practically begged...
  • Fiona Hill puts to bed the Russia collusion farce

    06/23/2020 8:27:40 AM PDT · by Vendome · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2020 | Tiana Lowe
    Whereas the Resistance mob tried to paint Trump as a maniacal genius, Hill saw what most non-crazy people suspected: that Trump treats his presidency like a business and diplomacy like dealmaking. "He just wants to go in and shoot the breeze with these guys, because he thinks he's got great chemistry with them," Hill said. BINGO! In short, Hill knows that in Trump's case, it's incorrect to ascribe to malice what mannerism and shortsightedness can easily explain. If the nation's leading expert on Russian interference in our politics (and one with every reason to loathe the Trump administration) doesn't buy...
  • Trump wasn't briefed on report Russia paid Taliban to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, White House says

    06/27/2020 8:40:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    USA TODAY | 27 JUNE 2020 | MICHAEL COLLINS
    Link below. Fake news strikes again. I knew this story was boving excrement the moment the Slimes ran it. https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3272352001?__twitter_impression=true
  • Russia secretly offered bounties on US troops to Taliban, report says

    06/26/2020 6:53:19 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/26/2020 | Bob Frederick
    A Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan for killing coalition forces — including targeting American troops, according to a report Friday. The revelations, from American intelligence officials — reported by The New York Times — came as the US, Taliban militants and the Afghan government are struggling to cut a peace deal to end the 18-year conflict. The US determined months ago that the Russian unit, which has also been linked to assassination attempts and covert operations in Europe that are intended to destabilize the West, had secretly offered rewards for successful attacks last year,...
  • Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

    06/26/2020 2:28:16 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 26, 2020 | Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Michael Schwirtz
    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...
  • Nets Blackout the Radical Leftist History of NSA Leaker Reality Winner

    06/07/2017 2:16:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/06/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Not long after top-secret documents from the National Security Agency made their way onto the internet news site The Intercept on Monday, the Justice Department arrested NSA contractor Reality Winner. The 25-year-old Air Force veteran worked on a military base in Georgia, but online she had a long history of being heavily anti-Trump, an apparent social justice warrior, and a supporter of Iran over the U.S. During their evening broadcasts, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) either played down her political attitudes, or outright ignored them as they reported on what she did. {..snip..}
  • NSA contractor Reality Winner wanted to 'burn the White House down,' federal prosecutors say

    06/08/2017 6:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    ABC ^ | 6/8/17 | MICHAEL DELMOROANNE EMERSONEMILY SHAPIRO JULIA JACOBO
    Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking classified information about Russian hacking to the media, wrote that she wanted to "burn the White House down" in notes confiscated from her home during a raid, federal prosecutors said in court today. Winner pleaded not guilty to a charge of “willful retention and transmission of national defense information” this afternoon in federal court in Augusta, Georgia. She was arrested at her Georgia home on June 3 and charged with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. Winner was a contractor...
  • Reality Winner: Accused leaker wanted to 'burn the White House down'

    06/09/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 9, 2017
    The woman accused of leaking classified information once wrote she wanted "to burn the White House Down...find somewhere in Kurdistan to live," prompting prosecutors on Thursday to argue she would flee the country if she was released on bond. Reality Winner appeared before a judge in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday who ordered her to remain jailed until her trial. Prosecutors argued that the 25-year-old might try to flee the U.S. if she was released on bond. They added that Winner wrote in her notebook alleged plans to set the White House on fire, travel to Afghanistan and pledge her allegiance...
  • Warren Amendment Calls For The Destruction Of Confederate Monuments In Graveyards

    06/11/2020 8:37:48 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 161 replies
    Ryan James Girdusky ^ | Jun 12, 2020
    The Warren Amendment didn't just call changing the names of military bases. It called for the destruction of Confederate monuments inside military graveyards including Arlington Cemetery. During the voice vote, only Sens. Hawley and Cotton voiced opposition to the destruction of anything inside graveyards. Other Republicans on the committee were completely silent. Senate Republicans are now scrambling, believing Trump will veto the defense bill if it includes the Warren Amendment. The amendment was passed with a voice vote, so there's no record on how any individual senator voted. I was told, "this isn't the hill to die on"... I can't...
  • New York Times Apologized For Publishing A Republican. Look At What They Never Apologized For

    06/05/2020 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 5, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    Within hours of publishing a column by a U.S. senator conveying an opinion held by a majority of Americans, The New York Times’ staff erupted in an outrage, calling their employer’s decision to print a differing opinion, “surreal and horrifying.” The editorial page editor James Bennet at first defended running counter viewpoints by those in policy positions, but by Thursday, the New York Times fully relented, issuing an apology and blaming a “rushed editorial process” for its decision to run the op-ed at all. The op-ed, written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called on the federal government to “send in...
  • ‘The Bed That Saved Me From the Taliban’ In 2018, Greek pilot Vasileios Vasileiou checked into a luxury hilltop hotel in Kabul that was popular among foreign visitors.

    05/23/2020 2:50:52 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 1/20/2019 | Vasileios Vasileiou
    I had decided to go for dinner early - at six o'clock - with my friend, another pilot called Michael Poulikakos. It was the first time in the three or four months that I had been coming to the Intercontinental that I'd done this - usually I had dinner at around 8.30pm. We finished dinner about 7.30pm and then I went up to my room - room 522 - on the top floor, to make some calls. At 8.47 p.m. I was on the phone to Athens when I heard a big explosion down in the lobby. I went out...
  • Afghan Troops 'Go On Offensive' After Deadly Attacks

    05/13/2020 5:38:31 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    RFE ^ | May 12, 2020
    Afghan Troops 'Go On Offensive' After Deadly Attacks By RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan May 12, 2020 KABUL -- President Ashraf Ghani says Afghanistan's security forces will go on the offensive against the Taliban and other militant groups, following a violent day in which gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in Kabul and a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the May 12 attacks, in which more than 34 people were killed. The Taliban denied involvement. Blaming the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group for the two attacks...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 5/1/2020 Newsdump Friday

    05/01/2020 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/1/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Russian pipe laying vessel Academic Cherskiy has reached Danish waters on a journey that began on the other side of the world earlier this year. Russia sent the vessel in a bid to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring natural gas directly from Russia into Germany and onto other European countries. Its a move that's been opposed by the United States, which wants to sell liquefied natural gas made in the USA to Europe. To make the point the US imposed sanctions on any companies helping to build the pipeline with President Trump signing the legislation..... Canadian...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/12/2020

    04/12/2020 9:58:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: Tornadoes left a path of death and destruction in Mississippi today..At least seven are reported dead.... An agreement among the OPEC+ nations to reduce oil production was reached this afternoon US time. Some 9.7 million barrels a day from OPEC+ countries will be combined with 2.7 million barrels a day in cuts coming from Brazil, Canada and the United States..... President Trump holding a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin..... A Turkish court this weekend accepting the indictment of 20 Saudi nationals in the killing of write Jamal Khashoggi.... The Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is denying Blue and...
  • COVID-19 Presents Additional Obstacle to Afghan Peace Process

    04/01/2020 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 6 replies
    US Nanal Institute ^ | March 31, 2020 | John Grady
    At the same time, the spread of COVID-19, especially along Afghanistan’s western border with Iran, is further destabilizing the peace effort. In Herat Province, “thousands of Afghans are returning from Iran” to escape the outbreak, Mahdi said. Their arrival puts more stress on a woefully inadequate health care system. Instead of Afghan government action, “the Taliban has established their own set of groups fighting COVID-19,” including enforcing quarantines, while also but relying on non-governmental organizations to deliver care, Mahdi said. “If the Taliban really wanted” to cooperate with Ghani’s government, “they should stop fighting” and contain the pandemic as best...