First, there is zero evidence that it’s true.  AL Qaeda needs no incentive to kill American troops.  They have been doing so for 17 years.  The story was planted by U.S. military through news organizations they have infiltrated over decades.  With Trump winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq, Lybia and Afghanistan, the military is worried about the number and size of the wars they needed to train a new generation of officers and to use up their yearly budget so they can ask for more next year.  Then there’s the military / industrial complex that has a multi-billion dollar investment in developing new weapons systems that has to be taken into account.  Weapons that must be used to justify newer and better weapons for the next wars.

And if those arguments are not enough to place doubt upon the bounty story, consider this.  We did a hundred times worse to the Russians when they were fighting the Mujahideen in Afghanistan during the Russo-Afghan War from 1979 to 1989. William Casey, head of the American CIA ordered and supported Muhajedem raids into Russia to further the pressure for Russia to end the war.  We gave stinger missiles to the Muhajedem that they used to kill 15,000 Russian soldiers and wound about 35,000.

Mike Pompeo has been very vocal about the camps used to house the Uyghurs, saying they are not rehabilitation camps, but concentration camps.  Pompeo, the mouthpiece for Donald Trump who is seeking any avenue to prop up his failing reelection bid, has been harping for almost four years on how inhuman those camps are.

Of course, the secretary of state does not mention the fact that America incarcerates more people per capita, predominantly those of color, than any other country on Earth.  Presently, there are 298,300 people incarcerated out of a population of 324.2 million. That is 655 people per 100,000 of population, or 0.7% of the population is behind bars.  .  The rate in China is 120 per 100,000.

Further, the average minimum daily wages paid to incarcerated workers in America is now 86 cents, down from 93 cents reported in 2001.  Work is not an option.  Those who refuse got into solitary confinement.

So, as Paul Harvey used to say, you have the rest of the story.



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