It took 6 months to read my title.
- Apr 3, 2020
Intelligence officials have pulled this same stunt twice in the last six months, first crying wolf over Russia, then Iran, accusing them of doing exactly the same thing: paying off the Taliban to kill Americans.
So this is the third time US spies have tried to get the media to say some enemy of the US is paying for American heads in Afghanistan, using it as a pretext to keep the forever war going and it's the third time the media has fallen for it. So far there has been 0 pieces of demonstrable evidence that any foreign nation is pulling such a stunt and if they are, 2020 was the nadir of US troop deaths in Afghanistan so they're doing a shit job.