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General Mackenzie called unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and the Taliban

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General Mackenzie called unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and the Taliban

Reports by the US national intelligence about the alleged collusion of Russian special services and the Taliban Afghan movement (banned in the Russian Federation) were unconvincing and unproven. This statement was made by the head of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces, General Kenneth Mackenzie.


Speaking to reporters of several American publications at once, Mackenzie said that he received reports from the national intelligence about the likely collusion of Russia with the Taliban, but they did not have sufficient evidence base. The general stressed that he did not receive any information about Russia's influence on the situation in Afghanistan, and publications in the US media did not change the Pentagon's approach to ensuring the security of the US military in Afghanistan. According to him, the Taliban have been attacking American soldiers for many years.

The intelligence case did not seem convincing to me, it did not have sufficient evidence to enable me to initiate its consideration in court

- he said.

Recall that the New York Times published a series of articles alleging that Russian military intelligence prompted Taliban militants to kill US troops, promising to pay certain amounts. Trump later stated that the newspaper had "fabricated yet another hoax on the topic of Russia."

The Russian Foreign Ministry called these publications "completely false."


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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 8 July 2020 11: 01 New
    +2
    General Mackenzie called unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and the Taliban

    So what if someone smart refutes bullshit?
    The lie must be grandiose. And all the media together pick her up.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 8 July 2020 11: 06 New
      +3
      General Mackenzie called unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and the Taliban

      IN fellow !, as they pushed something recourse ... It seems everything is clear that failed nonsense... But no, everything still twitches them, sausages in convulsions ...
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 9 July 2020 00: 44 New
        0
        American veterans of Vietnam probably know what would happen if we really helped spirits, as was the case in their war. Here they are definitely "kidding" over such statements about collusion. hi
  2. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 8 July 2020 11: 07 New
    +1
    "General Mackenzie called unsubstantiated allegations of collusion of Russia with the Taliban" ....
    And this is no longer necessary to anyone.
    The case is done, the information bomb "banged", the media replicated, "people" was indignant ..... That's it!
    Boeing in Ukraine, creaked, all the "berries of one garden."
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 8 July 2020 11: 15 New
      +3
      Quote: Retvizan 8
      And this is no longer necessary to anyone.

      And when in the last decades evidence was needed at all? Nothing new. But, answering this is a must. Until the criminal prosecution of The New York Times.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 8 July 2020 11: 19 New
        +2
        Quote: Kurare
        Until the criminal prosecution of The New York Times.

        Yes, who will give them.
        They have “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the media” like a cow in India. Do not touch !!!
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 8 July 2020 12: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: Lipchanin
          They have “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the media” ...

          If the word "freedom" means the freedom to write whatever one wants, then yes.
        2. nPuBaTuP
          nPuBaTuP 8 July 2020 15: 39 New
          0
          Well, at least, they have articles for defamation .... here it is on them and to initiate proceedings in the courts .....
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 8 July 2020 11: 22 New
    0
    Looks like Trump, the Pentagon, they still want to get out of Afghanistan!?!?
    The assertion that the Russians will "steer" there, agreed on the whole with the Taliban, they certainly are not in the arc!
    If our "rule" is not there, and the locals start cutting themselves, the sheriff doesn’t care, it doesn’t bother ANYTHING!
    Everything is logical.
  4. fn34440
    fn34440 8 July 2020 11: 24 New
    -1
    These creatures stuffed Ukraine with weapons of about 15 years, and Russia is accused of what was not.
    They forgot how they themselves armed the Taliban in the war against the USSR since 1979.
    How the Taliban knocked down our flyers with the American Stingers.
    Why is the Foreign Ministry silent, Lavrov, Zakharov, Nebenzya !!!?
    1. your1970
      your1970 8 July 2020 16: 34 New
      0
      Quote: fn34440
      Why is the Foreign Ministry silent, Lavrov, Zakharov, Nebenzya !!!?
      fool
      читать did not try article ?????
      "The Russian Foreign Ministry called these publications" completely false. "
  5. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 8 July 2020 11: 27 New
    +1
    Not well, but the zhurnalyugi launched a stink and srach, and to refute the generalist taperich laughing Not in court for defamation by the rules should be kept. laughing
  6. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 8 July 2020 11: 32 New
    +5
    Strange ... Not retired, and not retired, but speaks sound words request
    1. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 8 July 2020 11: 49 New
      +4
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Strange ... Not retired, and not retired, but speaks sound words

      This was probably explained to him by the meaning of the Russian expression "addict." So he comes out with refutations of our cooperation with the Taliban. Keep away from sin.
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 8 July 2020 12: 28 New
      +1
      Lipchanin (Sergey) Today, 11: 32 NEW
      +3
      Strange ... Not retired, and not retired, but common sense says request
      Maybe a pandemic seized the heartшnogo? request wink
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 July 2020 11: 43 New
    +2
    Now the generals and sensible Americans even beat the wall in the head trying to refute the fake printed (with the continuation) - the train left. The world media picked up, the Democrats joyfully rub their hands accusing Trump, the crazy old woman demands new sanctions against Russia ... Everything is going according to plan.
    1. Vestovoi
      Vestovoi 8 July 2020 17: 03 New
      -5
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The world media picked up, the Democrats joyfully rub their hands accusing Trump, the crazy old woman demands new sanctions against Russia ... Everything is going according to plan.

      Everything as usual ! Soon everyone will forget about it, and Russia will have to launder for a long time
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 8 July 2020 12: 28 New
    +2
    All the latest US policy is based on unsubstantiated allegations and what is the use of the statement by the head of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces, General Kenneth Mackenzie.
  9. Vestovoi
    Vestovoi 8 July 2020 17: 00 New
    -2
    Well, there is no smoke without fire (contacts are naturally ..) .. Why are we worse than the USA?

    Amers would have looked at himself and Bin Laden would feel fine in the USA before the terrorist attack of September 11 ... So "exceptional gentlemen" would shut up hi
    1. Vestovoi
      Vestovoi 8 July 2020 18: 24 New
      -5
      And why is this iconic photo suddenly minus? It was like that
      There is a photo meeting Brezhnev with such, etc. ?