The latest viral headline from the New York Times announced unnamed sources allege that the Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked freedom fighters for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops.
To be clear, this is journalistic malpractice. Mainstream media outlets which publish anonymous intelligence claims with no proof are just publishing CIA press releases disguised as news.
They’re just telling you to believe what sociopath intelligence agencies want you to believe under the false guise of impartial and responsible reporting.
This practice has become ubiquitous throughout mainstream news publications, but that doesn’t make it any less immoral.
In a post-Iraq-invasion world, the only correct response to unproven anonymous claims about a rival government by intelligence agencies from the US or its allies is to assume that they are lying until you are provided with a mountain of independently verifiable evidence to the contrary.
The USA has far too extensive a record of lying about these things for any other response to ever be justified as rational, and its intelligence agencies consistently play a foundational role in those lies.
Voices outside the mainstream-narrative control matrix have been calling these accusations what they are: baseless, lacking in credibility, and not reflective of anything other than fair play, even if true.
NATO coalition forces have completely destroyed and sabotaged Afghanistan’s economic balance and killed thousands of civilians during that evil process.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.