So, I’m reading some spurious nonsense that the Russians are paying the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan — where we have been for two decades. Good God do we need to get TF out of A’stan. If the generals can’t figure it out in 20 years, let’s get some new generals and come home.
I’m not sure why anyone is surprised by this — the reward program. I imagine it is true in some form.
Know who pays similar bounties? The United States of America.
This action was authorized by the 1984 Act to Combat International Terrorism. The program is called REWARDS FOR JUSTICE and is administered by the US State Department Diplomatic Security Service.
To date, Rewards for Justice has paid out more than $150,000,000 to more than 100 persons who provided information that:
1. Led to the arrest or conviction of persons who planned, committed, aided, or attempted international terrorist acts against US persons or property;
2. Prevented such acts from occurring;
3. Led to the identification or location of a key terrorist leader;
4. Disrupted terrorism financing.