IRAN: BOUNTIES ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS

IRAN: BOUNTIES ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS

Intelligence: Iran paid bounties for targeting US troops

REPORTS NOT OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED YET

U.S. intelligence reportedly indicates Iran’s government offered bounties to Taliban fighters to target U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

A Pentagon briefing document said a foreign government paid the Haqqani network,

Led by a top Taliban leader, to attack Bagram Air Base last December, CNN reported.

While the government in question is classified in the memo,

Two sources familiar with the intelligence told the network it was in reference to Iran.

Four U.S. personnel and more than 75 others were injured in the Bagram attack,

IRAN: BOUNTIES ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS TO TALIBAN

Which occurred less than a month before the U.S. killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani,

The commander of Iran’s Quds Force, in a drone strike in Baghdad.

Both a current administration official and a former senior official told CNN,

That Iran-Taliban ties were cited as part of the justification for the strike against Soleimani.

In March 2020, the Defense Department reportedly made the decision not to take any specific action in response to the intelligence,

To avoid complicating peace talks with the Taliban.

National Security Council officials recommended against a strike,

And also said the escalating coronavirus pandemic would likely limit the Afghan government’s options for a diplomatic response, according to the network.

The briefing document stated that the Bagram attack likely qualified for compensation from the foreign government,

“based on the nature of the attack and agreed upon bounties.”

Although U.S. intelligence said the Haqqani network had reason to target the base without a financial motivator,

CNN noted that the document states the alleged funding “probably incentivizes future high-profile attacks on US and Coalition forces.”

DAWG SAYS: IRAN PAYS FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED,

BUT YET THE PRESIDENT IS WIDELY CRITICIZED FOR TAKING OUT THE IRANIAN GENERAL BEHIND IT.


GEORGIA STATE TROOPER CHARGED AFTER SHOOTING

GEORGIA STATE TROOPER CHARGED AFTER SHOOTING


CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER FATAL SHOOTING DURING TRAFFIC STOP

A Georgia state trooper was arrested and charged with murder on Friday after he fatally shot a 60-year-old man who allegedly tried to flee during a rural traffic stop.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced that Jacob Gordon Thompson, 27,

Was booked on felony murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the Aug. 7 death of Julian Edward Roosevelt Lewis.

An attorney for Lewis’s family told The Associated Press that Thompson initiated the traffic stop in Screven County,

Over a burned-out tail light, shooting Lewis immediately after the trooper had forced his car into a ditch.

“Mr. Lewis never got out of the vehicle and the investigation will show that, mere seconds after the crash,

He was shot to death, shot in the face and killed,” attorney Francys Johnson said.