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The Trump administration is declassifying unconfirmed intelligence that indicates China paid nonstate actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. soldiers, Axios reported Wednesday.
Two senior administration officials told Axios that the intelligence was included with President Trump’s briefing on Dec. 17. Administration officials from multiple agencies are attempting to corroborate the information. If the information is indeed true, it could drastically change China’s relationship with the U.S. and heighten tensions between the two superpowers.
Axios noted that China has mostly remained out of Afghanistan while speaking to Taliban officials about peace deals. However, Chinese-made weapons and funding have intermittently made their way to Afghanistan, the news outlet reported.
This report comes months after uncorroborated intelligence came out that Russia had offered bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump was condemned by lawmakers for his apparent reluctance to acknowledge or confront Russia on the reports.
According to Axios, it is unclear whether President-elect Joe Biden or any members of Congress have similarly been briefed on this information, though Biden has access to the President's Daily Brief.
If the intelligence ultimately cannot be corroborated, the decision to declassify it would fall into question, Axios noted.
originally posted by: Human2Spirit
Here are a couple of points:
1. The leftist media/political establishment has been upset at Russia for years for abandoning communism. Also, they have not been comfortable with any kind of conflict situation with China mainly because they want to cooperate with China in imposing the globalist agenda worldwide.
2. China has been arming the Taliban for years (at least since 2001, but I think it dates back to the days of the "mujahadeen" when both the U.S. and China armed anti-Soviet forces). Arming the Taliban has been part of their policy of backing "national liberation movements" against "U.S. imperialism." Their strategy is to arm certain states or "non-state" actors" that are in conflict with the U.S. in order to weaken the U.S. and get the U.S. bogged down in quagmires or "endless foreign wars" (to quote the President).
It weird that this is only being acknowledged after most of our forces have been removed from Afghanistan.