Report: White House Told of Russian Bounties in March 2019

 From an Associated Press report:

Concerns about Russian bounties flared anew this year after members of the elite Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known to the public as SEAL Team Six, raided a Taliban outpost and recovered roughly $500,000 in U.S. currency. The funds bolstered the suspicions of the American intelligence community that the Russians had offered money to Taliban militants and other linked associations.

The officials told the AP that career government officials developed potential options for the White House to respond to the Russian aggression in Afghanistan, which was first reported by The New York Times. However, the Trump administration has yet to authorize any action.

The intelligence in 2019 and 2020 surrounding Russian bounties was derived in part from debriefings of captured Taliban militants. Officials with knowledge of the matter told the AP that Taliban operatives from opposite ends of the country and from separate tribes offered similar accounts.


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  1. More likely the cash came from us to keep the Taliban from destroying our poppy fields. Since when do the Taliban need a bounty to kill invaders? I suppose the Houthis are killing Saudi fighters for a bounty that Iran has put on them as well. That line about Russia meddling in Afghanistan is gold. WTF are we doing there after 19 years, besides supplying the CIA with opium? Citing the AP and the Daily Beast is as good as citing the NY Times.

  2. Other than opium for the CIA to sell, what are we doing in flipping Afghanistan? Sounds like a joke. “Hey, let’s spend lots of money and send our poor troops to Afghanistan!”

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