Friday, March 24, 2017

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Suspects That Russia Is Supplying The Taliban

Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti speaks during a news conference in Tallinn, Estonia, March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

NBC: Top U.S. General in Europe Says Russia May Be Supplying Taliban in Afghanistan

Russia may be influencing and supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Europe said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who also serves as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told Senators that Russia's role in Afghanistan seemed to be growing, according to Reuters.

"I've seen the influence of Russia of late — increased influence in terms of association and perhaps even supply to the Taliban," Gen. Scaparrotti said.

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WNU Editor: That is one hell of an accusation.

More News On NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Suspecting That Russia Is Supplying The Taliban

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: U.S. general -- Reuters
Russia 'perhaps' supplying Taliban: NATO commander -- AFP
Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says -- FOX News
Russia 'Perhaps' Supplying Taliban in Afghanistan -- VOA
Top U.S. general in Europe says Russia might be supplying the Taliban -- Chicago Tribune/Washington Post
Top NATO General Says Russia ‘Perhaps’ Supplying Taliban In Afghanistan -- RFE
Top US General Suspects Russia Is Now Aiding The Taliban In Afghanistan -- Task & Purpose


Stephen Davenport said...

It would not surprise me, pay back for what happened there in the 80's.

carl said...

Is this the same towel-A-band that Bush offered a carpet of gold or carpet bombing, depending on if he got a pipeline or not, when Bush invited them to Crawford Texas?