After months of top US generals insinuating, and sometimes flat out alleging, that Russia is “arming the Taliban,” the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has finally stepped forward and admitted to the Senate that there “is no physical evidence” to back up such a claim.
Since Russia has been on bad terms with the Taliban for decades, the allegations never made any sense, but began being pushed by US officials with NATO ties roughly around that Russia offered to help broker peace talks, apparently based wholly on them having invited the Taliban to the talks.
The DIA’s comments appear to support this being the reason, saying they had “some indications” Russia had offered something to he Taliban, but that there was no evidence it ever amounted to anything, let alone weapons or money.
The Russia-brokered attempt at peace talks never went anywhere, with the US openly spurning the efforts, saying they didn’t trust Russia’s motivations in trying to end the war after 16 years of American occupation.
9 thoughts on “Pentagon Admits: No Physical Evidence Russia Gave Arms to Taliban”
Shouldn’t generals that are trying to lie us into a conflict with Russia be let go at a minimum? Personally I think hanging is too good for them.
I am even more angry at their Media enablers.
They didn’t question the original story which is why the Pentagon feels empowered to throw such garbage out there. Even now they aren’t asking any questions …
Hmm…. what other type of evidence is there other than ‘physical’ evidence, metaphysical, what do you mean by indication?
A Taliban negotiator visiting a federal building in Kabul got out of his car and waived to a Russian envoy who was on his way out – hence they’ve had “contact” with the Russian governement.
This is what we get with Access Journalism. They repeat whatever they are told, and call it reporting.
They knew that, it was just to get a lie out there as most people will never see the retraction. Agit-prop, keep the people agitated and confused so they will trust the authority figures.
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Since when does the DIA or any deep state disinformation have to make sense? The MSM picks up the claim and runs with if it fits the narrative they are foisting on a dumbed down or naive public. Only when the truth becomes so obvious will the media back off on any current deception.
They’ll just repeat anything as long is it allows for putting Russia and the Taliban in the same sentence. Just like trying to connect Hussein to AlQaida or Iran & ISIS.
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