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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Beijing Bounties to Non-State Actors Hoax
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
According to Axios and other establishment media, declassified US intelligence claims that China paid bounties to "non-state actors" in Afghanistan to kill Pentagon troops.
Sino/Afghan expert Andrew Small considers the accusation unrelated to reality, saying:
Pursuing peace in Afghanistan is "one of the extremely rare areas where the US and China still have a willingness to work together on an area of importance."
"They know the drawdown is taking place. We're not in the context where anything else needs to happen to US troops in Afghanistan."
"There is no reason to create additional pressure on US forces."
Politico said national security advisor Robert O'Brien briefed Trump on the "unconfirmed" intelligence — calling it "very thin," based on "rumor
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