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Russia Is Sending Weapons To Taliban, Top U.S. General Confirms

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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Washington Post


KABUL — The general in charge of U.S. forces in Afghanistan appeared to confirm Monday that Russia is sending weapons to the Taliban, an intervention that will likely further complicate the 15-year-old war here and the Kremlin’s relations with the United States.


Just to be clear the US is still officially at war with the Taliban. Earlier this week Russia denied giving weapons to the Taliban amid speculation and claimed they were trying to broker a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Today's confirmation by General Nichols refutes Russia's claim.




posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

it's getting too difficult to keep track of all the events currently going on in the world.

all this craziness is making my head dizzy.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: subfab

Yes and Russia seems to be getting bolder by the day.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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So what? No different than Iran that supplied the Iraqi militias with professional grade IEDs to use agains the NATO/US Coalition.

It just puts Russia back on the cold war status of being enemies.... This isn't really a big deal.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
SONS OF BITCHES!!! Thats MY RED LINE!! The Taliban should have ceased to exist a decade ago. We need to get back to Afghanistan asap and finish our original mission to begin with! More sanctions on Russia for this, # that!



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Kali74
SONS OF BITCHES!!! Thats MY RED LINE!! The Taliban should have ceased to exist a decade ago. We need to get back to Afghanistan asap and finish our original mission to begin with! More sanctions on Russia for this, # that!


Go ahead and be the hero and kick Russia's arse! We will all watch you back at home. Sanctions? Bad idea. lol. Russia will just act out militarily as a response.
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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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tit for tat, the U.S. is supporting and arming ISIS in Syria so the Russians figure why not arm and support the Taliban in Afghanistan.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
tit for tat, the U.S. is supporting and arming ISIS in Syria so the Russians figure why not arm and support the Taliban in Afghanistan.

THIS^^^^

In other words it means nothing.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Trump hasn't really lifted sanctions but he had been trying to figure out a way to do so. Trump (or whoever) and Flynn were working on that before Flynn was fired. I would hope that this news would put those plans permanently off the table.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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Afghanistan has always been a proxy war between the US and Soviets. What i dont understand it the shift in allies, didnt the US supply the Taliban when they were fighting the Soviets?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: Tardacus

No we aren't, not now and not before. Some rebels we armed to fight Assad later became/joined ISIS. Though that should certainly serve as another chapter in the gigantic book of mind your own business.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: muSSang



didnt the US supply the Taliban when they were fighting the Soviets?


Yes.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

So is the US. Why should Russia miss a profitable sale?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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There is a bit of irony here.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
It would make sense if Iran or Russia were giving aide and arms to the Taliban and Hezbollah just like the allies give aide and arms to anyone who will take up arms for regime change in all the countries the USA CIA wants the present leadership removed
newsletter.thaivisa.com...


KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.

To Afghan and other critics of President Donald Trump's apparent indecision over how to win a seemingly intractable war, Friday's assault - the worse of its kind since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 - was evidence he was getting it wrong.

"The biggest threat to the security and stability of this country is the Taliban insurgents, not Daesh forces," said Mirwais Yasini, an influential Afghan member of parliament from Nangarhar province, using an Arabic term for Islamic State.

"You drop your biggest bomb on Daesh, but what about the Taliban who kill dozens of our people every day?"




U.S. officials tended to focus on international groups like Islamic State and al Qaeda, while Afghan officials see Pakistan, and the Taliban as an extension of that, as the major threat, he added.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Because we essentially created the Taliban to fight the USSR?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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So now it's Russia funding the Taliban in Afghanistan,

Ironic.

I remember the days when it was the U.S giving arms to the Taliban in Afghanistan, when they were at war with Russia.

Strange days



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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I thought Wash Post was part of the Fake News network... so this must be Fake News.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: SaturnFX

Because we essentially created the Taliban to fight the USSR?


We didn't.

Pakistan did.

The irony is they were created to fight Russia.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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It's all about making money over the war economy (death, gun's, ammunition) etc, no one will give in cause they're all deep in the sack.

If a war is going to happen it's because all leading nations​ think there right, when in fact they are as bad as each other.
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