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Exhaustive Pentagon Review Finds No Evidence For NYTimes’ “Russian Bounties” Story

By Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge – 09/14/2020

There’s been huge efforts to validate The New York Times “bombshell” that wasn’t  concerning its summer reporting that Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

Two months ago the Pentagon vowed to get to the bottom of it, launching a review of all intelligence and sources which might provide corroboration. And now at the end of that investigation Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command overseeing the war in Afghanistan, says the detailed investigation found no corroboration of the story.

Recall that from the start the whole thing smelled like a dramatic and desperate last ditch effort to revive the failed Russiagate narrative but in a different form. Multiple intelligence agency heads voiced their immediate skepticism in the wake of the claims linked to unnamed intelligence sources in the CIA.

The new NBC report, published Monday, finds further:

A U.S. military official familiar with the intelligence added that after a review of the intelligence around each attack against Americans going back several years, none have been tied to any Russian incentive payments.

The suggestion of a Russian bounty program began, another source directly familiar with the matter said, with a raid by CIA paramilitary officers that captured Taliban documents describing Russian payments.

So there it is: the Pentagon did a detailed examination of each and every attack on American troops going back several years and found nothing.

September 14, 2020 - Posted by | Deception, Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Russophobia | , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I’m glad this was a short, and very enjoyable/pertinent/informative, read. I’m ready for bed…intend to pull the sheets over my head, listen to a little Bach, and escape this non-stop vale of tears, lies and disinformation for a few hours.

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 15, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Exhaustive Pentagon Review Finds No Evidence For NYTimes’ “Russian Bounties” Story”

    Maybe, if the Pentagon was doing it’s job properly(Keeping America Safe) it might investigate Jewish Influence in America’s election process. It should only take about 10 minutes, such is their dominance of America’s Political system.
    This American Election is ONLY about Israel. But you’re not allowed to say it!…….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 15, 2020 | Reply

    • Brian, you’ve got us pegged perfectly. I, sadly, hew wood and carry water for the “chosen” people (sic) in innumerable hidden/overt ways.

      (Just one example outside the political arena; I simply don’t have the energy to plumb it to its depth. My son-in-law purchased a bag of “Smyrna” figs from a local retailer. I glanced at it idly last night and found that its contents are from Turkey. I suppose it was packaged and distributed by some US wholesaler–I didn’t check. But what I did find was the near-ubiquitous symbol of the “kosher tax” (in this case a “K”; sometimes it’s “U”) that is evidence that the consumer pays to have a “rabbi” or two certify as to the (what?–purity? processing standards?) of the product–a product from Muslim Turkey to some packager lobbied by you-know-who to my table, mind you! It was once that “kosher dill pickles” was about the only candidate for such, but payments to “K” and “U” — and onward to the Zionist entity “shi*tying up” the Middle East — are now associated with (e.g.) fresh peaches from California orchards and many other products that have joined the gravy train. If I were a grad student looking for a PhD, I might do the appropriate research and determine just how many millions/billions of US consumer dollars are involved in this mafia-cum-Zioracket. But my thesis would surely be rejected as “anti-semitic”….)

      (A couple of years ago, I called the US mainland phone number listed on a product and asked “What is this (“U” or “K”) I find on your package? The receptionist immediately and forthrightly responded “Oh yeah — that’s the Kosher Tax!” I could only imagine that the pre$$ure applied on him and his company and so many other companies must be intense, unrelenting. Why, companies like his must have an accounting person(s) whose sole or prime function is to ledger and pay out the “Kosher Tax”…! Such a deal.)

      (I don’t see — yet — much if any “K” or “U” action in the Japanese products I use or consume…how about Australia? or on to Europe? Canada?)

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      Comment by roberthstiver | September 15, 2020 | Reply

      • I have never heard of the “K” or “U” system. The Muslim’s have a system of certification known as “HALAL” but, not being a Muslim(nor a Christian) I take no notice of it……(The words of George Carlin finally freed me from any Religious belief….Thanks George, you were right)

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 15, 2020 | Reply


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