On Friday, New York
Times reported that the Russian military intelligence group offered bounties to
the militants present in Afghanistan to murder US soldiers. After receiving
criticism from the Democrats, Trump decided to address the allegations. He took
to Twitter to give a briefing on the matter.
New York Times says
that Russia offered money to Taliban militants to kill the US forces
working in Afghanistan. Although 20 soldiers were famously killed in
Afghanistan in 2019, it’s not clear whether or not these murders have any
relation to the bounties.
Source: Daily Mail
Furthermore, the report
said that Trump was briefed about the situation in March, and even though the
White House had planned a response, no concrete action was taken. Hence, after
this report got published, the White House issued a strategically worded statement
denying that Trump was briefed on the subject. The interesting card that they
planted in the statement was personal justification to protect any assumptions
that might take place, suggesting incompetence on their behalf. So, the White
House added that this shouldn’t “speak
to the merit of the alleged intelligence.”
Trump used this
situation to bring down Joe Biden once again. He said that “nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the
Trump Administration” and that Biden even permitted Russia to take over US-occupied parts of Ukraine.
Trump then references
Joe Biden’s son who held the seat on a Ukraine national gas company during
of the Taliban have denied the allegations and The Russian Embassy has disregarded
this report calling it “baseless and
anonymous accusations” via Twitter.
So, who’s the one to blame?