How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government’s bunk ‘Bountygate’ story to US intelligence agencies 

Another New York Times Russiagate bombshell turns out to be a dud, as dodgy stories spun out by Afghan intelligence and exploited by the Pentagon ultimately failed to convince US intelligence agencies. By Gareth Porter The New York Times dropped another Russiagate bombshell on June 26 with a sensational front-page story headlined, “Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says.”  A predictable media and political frenzy followed, reviving the anti-Russian hysteria that has excited the Beltway … Continue reading How the Pentagon failed to sell Afghan government’s bunk ‘Bountygate’ story to US intelligence agencies