The $250,000 paid to an Afghan Colonel to Kill Americans (video)
Someone paid $250,000 to Afghan Colonel Ahmad Gul in 2011 to murder 8 US Air Force personnel and a civilian contractor at the Afghan Air Force Headquarters in Kabul. For many years, the Air Force and CENTCOM investigations claimed to have found no motive for the killings. But now, a US official claims that a United Nations investigative team found evidence of payments that were made to the Colonel and his family just prior to the attack.
Military cover up?
Patrick Poole, an investigative journalist for PJ Media, wrote,
For the past year, I have worked as a consultant with the For The Record documentary investigative team looking into the Kabul airport massacre and the Pentagon’s handling of the matter. Last November, I appeared on an episode of the program noting that the Pentagon’s multiple explanations for the attack didn’t match their own forensics.
A follow-up report on the Pentagon’s handling of the spike in “green-on-blue” incidents appeared in January, after the killing of U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene in August last year. He is the highest-ranking U.S. official killed during the War on Terror. The report noted that U.S. personnel who warned of a potential escalation of insider attacks were punished by their superiors…
The Pentagon cover-up began almost immediately after the massacre, most likely to avoid embarrassing revelations of rampant corruption by our Afghan “allies.” The initial report had to be followed up by a second and third report after the lies in the first began to be challenged — including the first report’s claim that Gul had committed suicide after the attack, but was later found to have died from gunshot wounds to the chest from two different weapons.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the effect found in their own reports, the Pentagon claimed to find no conclusive evidence of Taliban involvement — even though the terror group immediately claimed credit for the attack.
The Kabul Massacre
TheBlaze reporter Sara Carter stated: “The victims were Maj. Jeff Ausborn with the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing; Lt. Col. Frank Bryant; Maj. David Brodeur; Maj. Philip Ambard; Maj. Raymond Estelle II; Maj. Charles Ransom; Master Sgt. Tara Brown; Capt. Nathan Nylander; and James McLaughlin. Ransom and Brown were each posthumously promoted after they were killed. Nylander, who was in an adjacent room when the attack began, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for going back to help evacuate personnel. He was killed during a shootout with Gul after his gun jammed.
Seven of the victims were shot in the back of the head. McLaughlin, a contractor working in the region at the time, was the only person in the air command and control center conference room to be shot from the front.
Shot in the back of the head. Execution style. Who made those payments?
A Task Force in 2010 that was charged with finding corruption in the Afghan Air Force found that there was evidence of running both people and contraband in their cargo planes. After that report, there were stricter regulations put in place for the Afghans.
“…it appeared from the evidence that [Gul] had more than likely planned the killings far in advance and at the direction of someone or some group, and any suggestion that he was a crazed gunman did not fit the evidence found.” Thomas Creal, lead accountant for the 2010 Task Force
“…extensive corruption existed between the Taliban, criminal networks associated with the Taliban and the Afghan military… everyone, including senior U.S. military and diplomatic officials were well aware of it, but diplomacy outweighed investigations.” senior Afghan official speaking to TheBlaze
One shooter with a motive, a powerful one: money. That our government and the military was so worried about “diplomacy” that they would cover up the connection to some sort of criminal network’s involvement is despicable. According to the media sources, “a large portion of the report remains classified.” What will those classified items reveal about this incident?
The following video is from “For The Record” on TheBlaze TV and was aired on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.