Flashback: Iran paid $1000 for each U.S. soldiers death


I am confused. Washington D.C. is rattling again with Russia Russia Russia over a “leak” about Russia paying a bounty on U.S. soldiers. What am I missing? Isn’t war suppose to be about killing one another? Didn’t we run this scenario once before back in 2010. Let’s see who was President then? Hmmm. I don’t recall everyone having their knickers in a knot and how Obama must have Iran pay. Instead Iran got a boatload of cash.

msnbc.com staff and news service reports

Iran is paying Taliban fighters $1,000 for each U.S. soldier they kill in Afghanistan, according to a report in a British newspaper.

The Sunday Times described how a man it said was a “Taliban treasurer” had gone to collect $18,000 from an Iranian firm in Kabul, a reward it said was for an attack in July which killed several Afghan government troops and destroyed an American armored vehicle.

The treasurer left with the cash hidden in a sack of flour, the newspaper said, and then gave it to Taliban fighters in the province of Wardak. In the past six months, the treasurer claimed to have collected more than $77,000 from the company.

The Sunday Times said its investigation had found that at least five Kabul-based Iranian companies were secretly passing funds to the Taliban.

The newspaper’s correspondent, Miles Amoore, said he met and interviewed the treasurer, who he said had been an illiterate farmer who was taught to read and write, plus basic accountancy, by the Taliban last winter.

‘For jihad’
“Iran will never stop funding us because Americans are dangerous for them as well. I think the hatred is the same from both us and Iran. The money we get is not dirty. It is for jihad,” the treasurer told Amoore.

In addition to the $1,000 bounty on U.S. troops, the unnamed man said Iran paid $6,000 for the destruction of a U.S. military vehicle. From.  NBC News

Notes from September 2010 clip:

A report in the UK’s Sunday Times alleges that an unnamed man called the “Taliban Treasurer” has received over $70,000 dollars in payments from the Iranian government as a bounty for the attacks carried out against American forces in Afghanistan.

Has everyone forgotten when the U.S. was paying the Mujahideen to kill Russians? Or when Obama, Hillary and Panetta were paying al-Qaeda to kill Libyan’s and Syrian army?

Everything just fine in the swamp.

25 Responses to “Flashback: Iran paid $1000 for each U.S. soldiers death”

  1. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    This reminds me of the Ukrainian Phone Call Scandal.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I honestly don’t remember this story, which proves your point about the selective outrage perfectly. Now we have to listen to this for the next five month and we know they don’t really care about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. geeez2014 Says:

    I said that to a friend yesterday “SO WHAT? LIKE THAT’S SURPRISING? LIKE NOBODY”S DONE THAT BEFORE?” She said her Marine son said the very same thing. So did Pompeo.

    And ya;…where was the outrage for Obama? (yes, I made myself laugh)

    None of this is any REAL big deal; THE REAL BIG DEAL is Kid’s remark that none of the truth will “see the light of day”…THAT is the bigger threat to America than bounties on soldiers.

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  4. Mustang Says:

    After many years of observation, I am convinced that the real problem with our country is its government. Now to understand this, we have to consider the kinds of people who work in the government. I am excluding the military rank and file because there is (generally) no better group of people in the world. As to the civilian mandarins, they look for a job that will allow them to offer up their academic resume (which in these days doesn’t matter very much considering what a college degree is actually worth), pays good money (to replace the allowances offered to them by their wealthy parents), where they can still jerk off like they did in college and get away with it, a job where there is never any accountability, and a position where the consequences of their foolishness, no matter how serious, never lands on their desks. It helps to know someone, preferably a well-connected communist professor or perhaps an old school chum of their daddy’s …

    I’ve just described the US State Department … and this has been true for well over a hundred years. I’ll call it orthodox stupidity. No lesson ever learned in foggy bottom. It is where everyone keeps digging, no matter how deep the pit gets. There are a lot of dimwits in the CIA, too … same kinds of folks convinced of their own cleverness and superior intelligence.

    The fact is that warring nations have always paid bounties for high visibility targets, mostly paid to “freedom fighters” so that the primary instigator of such operations has plausible deniability. And of course, after Bill Clinton’s state department pulled out all stops to upset the Russian elections, no one here should be surprised that payback is fair play. There will always be a “dirty tricks” department for as long as our diplomats think that it’s true, even with the realization that none of these efforts work out to the long-term benefit of American diplomacy, that such behaviors are cool. Something to brag about in a memoir. I have to pause for a moment and reflect that while I personally cannot stand Middle Eastern culture and do not trust them for a nano-second, much of our problems in the Middle East are those WE created.

    Now, the solution to all these problems is obvious to everyone EXCEPT the nimrod bureaucrats who create them, nurture them, and pass them along to succeeding generations. If we Americans are anything at all, it is that we are dopes.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We spend untold sums… we will never know how much…. via the CIA to do that which we can deny any culpability…. The Dems protest too much.. They know the game. Thanks for your comment.. what I know about the war business is minimal.


  5. Bill Heffner Says:

    One of the first rules of a con artist is that the lies have to be believable. These, simply are not.

    First, why would the indigenous population need to be paid to attack the occupying army? If a foreign power was occupying the United States, would you need to be paid to kill the soldiers of the army occupying your nation, kicking in the doors of your homes, abusing your women…? Of course not. Russia/Iran is not going to pay Afghans to do what Afghans are already doing for free.

    Second, what does Russia/Iran gain by the death of a handful of American soldiers? Iran had a little bit to gain by the death of our troops in Iraq, but not in Afghanistan. Iran supported our invasion of Afghanistan – offered to help us locate and catch Bin Laden. Why would they then pay to have us killed there? Russia simply had no interest regarding our presence in Afghanistan. Why do you pay money for something that gains you little or nothing and has a downside risk of bad publicity if caught?

    This one is even more stupid than the lie that Putin interfered in the election to get Trump elected.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      I guess I am totally confused about what war is suppose to be about…… this whole killing thing… I thought we were suppose to “win” something? I thought there were something called soldiers of fortune…. whether you give money for arms or to claim a body I see little difference…. but what do I know…. dead is dead no matter the procedure.


      • Bill Heffner Says:

        You pay money to a soldier of fortune to pay him to go somewhere and fight. Why would you pay an Afghan to go to Afghanistan? He’s already there. You would have to pay him to fight the Americans only if he didn’t care that the Americans were occupying his country, and you would do that only if virtually all Afghans didn’t care; if nobody was willing to fight the Americans. Then you might pay them to fight the Americans, but only if there was something to gain for you. What would be to gain for either Iran or Russia?

        How would Afghans killing Americans in Afghanistan benefit Russia? How? How would Afghans killing Americans in Afghanistan benefit Iran? How? The presence of American troops in Afghanistan has absolutely no effect on either Russia or Iran.

        We think we are the center of the universe and everything is about us. Everyone needs to kill our troops because we are so powerful that they are terrified of us and need to trim us down to size so that we are less frightening. That is stupid. Nobody should be afraid of us.

        “Win something?” We have not won a war since 1945. We have been beaten repeatedly by ragheads who have no weaponry bigger than an RPG. We have been beaten by “enemies” that cannot even shoot down our airplanes in numbers of any significance. Sure, we win some battles because we have some really neat weapons. But all anyone needs to do is do to us precisely what we did to Britain in 1776. Shoot at us from behind trees and run like hell before our nifty weapons can be brought to bear. Spread us thin and wear us down, because we are too stupid and arrogant not to follow their game plan.

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  6. markone1blog Says:

    Is there any hope that my previous sentence might win some award for a grammatically-correct but painfully-long sentence?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. markone1blog Says:

    In hopes of wearing out a Greta Thunberg quote as I apply it to the left’s god (obama) and hope they both go away like the statues that were decapitated and had their heads thrown into the nearest river: “How dare you!”

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Linda Says:

    Folks are being brainwashed by the MSM and simply have forgetful minds, Bunk. s igh.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. kidme37 Says:

    Media still trying to sell their Trump Russia thing. obama and many other dems are friends with Iran so that story won’t see the light of day.

    Liked by 4 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      It really is beyond the pale…..and I doubt Biden could even remember anything about it. He had his “first presser” and he said he wanted an investigation yesterday. How about someone asking him about this? Laugh line here.

      Liked by 2 people

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