Thanks to Donald Trump, CNN has become the all-Russia, all-the-time network — all in a desperate attempt to incriminate the president in any way possible. It’s gotten so bad that I halfway expect them to devote the overnight hours to a video of Don Lemon reading from the works of Dostoevsky and Gogol.
The most trusted niet in news was at it again earlier this week. On Tuesday, they breathlessly announced to the world that they now had definitive proof the Russians were arming the Taliban in Afghanistan, as had been rumored for some time.
“The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe in the war-torn country,” the July 25 report noted.
It sounded pretty damning — yet another example of the perfidy of one Vladimir Putin. That’s when experts examined the footage and realized just how flawed the report was.
According to Task and Purpose, “(n)one of these weapons touted by the Taliban in the CNN video appear particularly modern, and all but (one) are regular fixtures of the illicit small arms markets that accounted for 60 percent of the weapons flowing into and out of Afghanistan in the decades leading up to the U.S.-led invasion in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”
In addition, most of the weapons were of different provenances, something that makes it unlikely they were part of a widespread Russian push to arm the Taliban.
We talked to an expert of our own, and he broke down just how flawed the CNN report was…
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