Will you look at that!
It turns out that Biden’s former boss, Barack Hussein Obama, is actually responsible for the eventual fall of Kabul — and the rest of Afghanistan — to the Taliban terrorists. Current president Joe Biden obviously had a hand in it as well.
Here’s how Obama contributed to the mess:
A Taliban commander released from the Guantanamo Bay prison by former President Barack Obama masterminded the takeover of Kabul, it was reported.
Khairullah Khairkhwa, arrested after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was held at Guantanamo Bay from 2002-14 after Pentagon officials accused him of being a close associate of Osama bin Laden and was deemed too dangerous to be released.
Khairkhwa was released in exchange for an American deserter, who later was court-martialed. At the time of the 2014 release, Obama assured the public that Khairkhwa and four other enemy combatants would be transferred to Qatar and kept from causing any trouble in Afghanistan.
However, the freed detainees quickly used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile.
In fact, members of the Taliban Five were recognized by Western diplomats as official representatives of the movement during recent “peace” talks. Khairkhwa actually sat across the table from President Joe Biden’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, in Moscow.
Khairkhwa was part of the official Taliban delegation that negotiated the final terms of the U.S. withdrawal.
Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund, among prisoners released by the Afghan government as a result of the February 2020 peace deal signed by the Trump administration and the Taliban, on Tuesday returned to Afghanistan for the first time in nearly 20 years after Biden’s failed troop withdrawal.
Khairkhwa earlier this year assured the administration the Taliban would not launch a spring military offensive if Biden committed to removing all remaining U.S. troops. He also promised not to retaliate against any Afghans who worked with the U.S. military or the U.S.-backed government in Kabul.
Reports coming out of Afghanistan indicated the Taliban were going door to door to punish their enemies and people who cooperated with Westerners.
Obama released Khairkhwa and four other combatants in exchange for the Taliban releasing U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl, who was captured after deserting his post in Afghanistan.
Obama celebrated Bergdahl as a heroic “POW,” but the soldier ultimately was court-martialed and pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after the facts of his disappearance and capture became known.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth