America Keeps Claiming Governments It Hates Are Paying Bounties on US Troops in Afghanistan

"Pretty soon they’ll be telling us that bounties are being paid on US troops in Afghanistan by....Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Hezbollah"

We’re now getting mass media reports that yet another country the US government doesn’t like has been trying to kill American troops in Afghanistan, with the accusation this time being leveled at China. This brings the total number of governments against which this exact accusation has been made to three: China, Iran, and Russia.

“The U.S. has evidence that the PRC [People’s Republic of China] attempted to finance attacks on American servicemen by Afghan non-state actors by offering financial incentives or ‘bounties’,” reads a new “scoop” from Axios, quoting anonymous officials who refused to name their sources.

“The Trump administration is declassifying as-yet uncorroborated intelligence, recently briefed to President Trump, that indicates China offered to pay non-state actors in Afghanistan to attack American soldiers, two senior administration officials tell Axios,” the evidence-free report claims.

The Axios report is already being circulated into public consciousness by mass media outlets like CNN. It is co-authored by Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, whose career lately has been focused on churning out extremely aggressive narrative management about China for a liberal audience, including a ridiculous hit piece on The Grayzone and its coverage of Xinjiang which failed to list a single piece of false or inaccurate reporting by that outlet. This eagerness to help manipulate public perception of America’s number one geopolitical rival has seen Allen-Ebrahimian rewarded with plenty of attention from “sources” who provide her with endless career-amplifying “scoops”.

A few months ago, it was Iran we were being told is trying to use proxies to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

“US intelligence agencies assessed that Iran offered bounties to Taliban fighters for targeting American and coalition troops in Afghanistan, identifying payments linked to at least six attacks carried out by the militant group just last year alone, including a suicide bombing at a US air base in December,” CNN reported in August without any evidence.

Before that it was Russia this same accusation was being leveled at, with mainstream news media shamelessly regurgitating claims by anonymous intelligence operatives and then citing each other to falsely claim they’d “confirmed” one another’s reporting back in June. The story was sent so insanely viral by mass media narrative managers eager to pressure Trump on Russia during an election year that when the top US military commander in Afghanistan said in September that no solid evidence had turned up for this claim it was completely ignored, and to this day the liberal commentariat still babble about “Russian bounties” as though they’re an actual thing that happened.

Three imperialism-targeted nations, same exact accusation. Pretty soon they’ll be telling us that bounties are being paid on US troops in Afghanistan by China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Hezbollah, WikiLeaks, Jimmy Dore, and the entire staff of World Socialist Website.

The “Bountygate” narrative was one of the most brazen psyops we’ve seen rammed straight from the US intelligence community into public consciousness with no lube in recent years, and it was so successful that they’re just spraying it all over the place to see if they can replicate its effects on other targeted governments.

It is not a coincidence that the information landscape is so confusing and bizarre right now. Our psyches are being hammered with more and more aggression by mass-scale psyops designed to manufacture support for increasing aggressions against the governments which have resisted absorption into the US-centralized empire, because as China rises and the US declines we’re moving toward a multipolar world.

A movement toward a multipolar world should not be a frightening prospect–it’s been the norm throughout the entirety of human civilization minus the last three decades–but after the fall of the Soviet Union the drivers of the US power alliance decided that US global hegemony must be preserved at all cost. Drastic measures will be undertaken to try and retain hegemony, and propaganda campaigns is being rolled out with increasing urgency to grease the wheels for those measures.

Meanwhile we’ve got nuclear-armed nations brandishing armageddon weapons at each other with increasing urgency and unpredictability because a few imperialists decided the entire planet should be governed from Washington DC. This, to put it gently, is an unsustainable situation.


  1. ken says

    All you hear is whining about the China miracle. There was no miracle. The US corporation voluntarily sent the factories and know how to China to reap more profits. China was smart enough to take that ball and run with it. Today America, and the West, cannot compete because Americans no longer have the skills and expect everything free. Pretty much a reversal of the situation in 1990.

    America no longer wants to compete. The new American way is to bribe or outright theft…. (Syrian/Venezuela oil) saying these countries are enemies and a threat.

    Americans are receiving $300 (was $600) plus their weekly unemployment to not work due to government destroying their livelihoods. They are receiving rent/mortgage forbearance which get extended over and over. They are sitting at home doing nothing except buying ‘stuff’ from Amazon and obediently wearing masks and following any stupid order given by their local war lords.

    The reason the US can get away with this is because it has the world currency. Basically all the other nations are paying the way. Even at that the dollar has dropped over 10 basis points in 6 months. This won’t/cannot last.

    They call the Chinese communists when in actuality they are no more communist than Americans are capitalists. The only thing America has left is their military and nukes which is an extremely dangerous situation in a declining, paranoid and broke world. This paranoia makes any equal competitor an enemy even in their own neck of the woods. (IE, the ‘China’ Sea) Everything being done to China in this regard would be instant war if tried in the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere near US shores.

    The entirety of the West are so broke that they believe war is their only way out. The US thinks it can break every known economic law by printing, printing and printing. History shows that EVERY nation that did that failed. It will as well.

    In the meanwhile… more tyranny at home while more war “over there”. Enjoy!

  2. mijj says

    if only Russia and China wouldn’t stir up trouble in Afghanistan, then the US could get on with its terrorism with no resistance.

  3. yuri says

    “belief in absurdities leads to atrocities”. Voltaire

  4. Joe says

    This article doesn’t make sense. If an afganistan individual wants to kill Americans, money is not necessary. If they don’t, money probably won’t make them change their mind.

    Also, forgive me for saying this but where is the body count? It has been a long time since I have seen any articles about Americans being killed in Afganistan.

    Lastly, China has the ability to easily crush the U.S. Everything we Americans buy is made in China! Need I say more?

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