On the heels of a pair of ISIS suicide bombings, reports have emerged that imply the Taliban and the U.S. knew more than they’re willing to admit.
The Taliban got the names from U.S. officials of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies who’d be allowed into the militant-controlled perimeter of the Kabul airport — many of whom on that list perished
Anonymous sources in the U.S. Congress revealed the decision to deliver names to the Taliban was intended to expedite the evacuation process of tens of thousands of fleeing American citizens; however, the list essentially became an obituary after the ISIS suicide bombing attacks.
”Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” one unnamed defense official told reporters. ”It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”
A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command declined to comment.
The decision to provide the names to the Taliban was made in a classified military briefing that reportedly turned ugly when top Biden administration officials defended their coordination with the Taliban.
Biden officials contended that it was the best way to keep Americans and Afghans safe and prevent a shooting war between Taliban fighters and U.S. troops at the airport, according to reports.
In other words, Biden and his top military brass wanted to save face amid endless backlash for their inability to evacuate Americans before the Aug 31st deadline. They took the easy way out and American lives were ended as a result.
”They had to do that because of the security situation the White House created by allowing the Taliban to control everything outside the airport,” one unnamed U.S. official told the news outlet.
But after thousands of visa applicants arrived at the airport, overwhelming the capacity of the U.S. to process them, the State Department changed course — asking the applicants not to come to the airport and instead requesting they wait until they were cleared for entry.
The Biden administration has been coordinating the evacuation effort and airport security with the Taliban.
After the ISIS terror attacks near the airport Thursday, in which 13 U.S. servicemen were killed, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez, a Democrat, appeared to criticize the decision to trust the Taliban with American security.
As reports continue to develop, the Biden administration will be forced to answer for their crimes. Can you imagine if it were President Trump in charge of these efforts? The Democrats would have his head immediately.
But then again, Trump would never botch a military mission this badly.
Author: Nolan Sheridan