The Gateway Pundit is claiming that the most recent attack on President Trump on the fake Russia/Taliban bounty hoax. The intelligence community discovered the possible bounty on American soldiers in 2014 under the Obama/Biden administration.
However, they were unable to confirm that there was ever a bounty over six years now. Therefore they did not report it to President Trump. If you don’t know about a situation, you cannot be expected to take any action.
Both the Taliban and Russia have denied the story and if there was a bounty, it was not very successful under President Trump. In eight years of Obama/Biden, the death toll in Afghanistan was 1,758. In three and a half years under Trump, the death toll is 71. Do you see any difference?
The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said:
“We strongly reject this allegation. Neither is the Islamic Emirate in need of anyone’s help in determining its objectives. These rumors are being circulated to create hurdles for the departure of American troops, to weaken and confuse advocates of peace in America and to attribute the great heroism and achievements of the Afghans to foreigner circles.”
The truth is there is no love lost between Russia and the Taliban. Russia has declared that the Taliban is a terrorist organization.
It is something Russia would be capable of doing but getting together with the Taliban would be unlikely to from either party. The death toll under President is incredibly low. If there was money to be made, many more soldiers would be dead.
The New York Times story, which did not cite any actual examples of a “Russian bounty” being paid for the deaths of U.S. soldiers and offered little in the way of evidence besides unnamed “officials” and “sources”, was principally written by Eric Schmitt, who has been an employee of George-Soros sponsored Democrat Think Tank „Center for a New American Security“ (CNAS) since 2015. The New York Times did not reveal this affiliation in Schmitt‘s articles. It was not clear how working for a partisan Think Tank complies with NYT journalistic ethics.
CNAS was run by Obama-era Ukraine ambassador Victoria Nuland until 2019, a frequent guest at the Soros-funded Ukraine Media Crisis Center, ground zero for the Russiagate conspiracy. Nuland was closely involved with the Biden crime family’s Ukraine Burisma racket, George Soros’ manipulations in Ukraine and the plunged $5 billion taxpayer dollars into Ukraine as part of the “color revolution” 2014.
CNAS was also one of the prime sources for the hit job on Gen. Mike Flynn 2017. Eric Schmitt had already begun writing about Mike Flynn’s threat to the deep state in Dec. 3, 2016, warning of Flynn’s “desire to usurp what he viewed as Washington’s incompetent and corrupt elite.” Closely coordinating with Rep. Adam Schiff, Schmitt became one of the first reporters to begin the takedown of Gen. Mike Flynn on Feb. 12 with an article headed “Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down” and Feb. 14 with an article claiming “Trump Was Informed 17 Days Ago That Flynn Had Not Been Truthful on Russia”. Amazingly, Schmitt is still on staff at the “New York Times”.
Speaking to Fox News, California Congressman Devin Nunes said the “Russian bounty” allegations had “the same hallmarks” of the Russiagate conspiracy: “It’s the same reporters that ran with it. At first it’s a bombshell, and then after a few days you figure out the intelligence never even made it to the President’s desk.”