If these reports are true, and they likely are, Biden should be impeached immediately and tried as a war criminal. His negligence and dereliction of duty has resulted in the lives of numerous U.S. servicemen and countless innocent Afghans, both of which remain in immense danger.
It’s been reported that the Taliban initially offered Biden U.S. control of Kabul and the airport as they ascended to power. Biden turned down their offer, essentially handing off the task of protecting American citizens, soldiers, and military assets in the region.
The resulting tragedies have been widely reported and are still ongoing.
According to a military insider, as the Taliban began taking control of Afghanistan, senior U.S. military leaders met with Taliban political leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Doha, Qatar, where an offer was made for the United States to have control of Kabul until all U.S. troops had withdrawn; the offer was declined.
Here are some highlights from the report:
In a hastily arranged in-person meeting, senior U.S. military leaders in Doha – including McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command – spoke with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political wing.
“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”
Throughout the day, Biden had remained resolute in his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Afghan government hadn’t changed his mind.
McKenzie, aware of those orders, told Baradar that the U.S. mission was only to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and others at risk. The United States, he told Baradar, needed the airport to do that.
On the spot, an understanding was reached, according to two other U.S. officials: The United States could have the airport until Aug. 31. But the Taliban would control the city.
As the evacuation mission proceeded, security in the Kabul airport broke down completely, becoming increasingly hostile and chaotic. As a result, ISIS-K terrorists were successful in breaking Taliban security checkpoints and unleashing attack that culminated in the deaths of 13 American servicemen and 160 innocent Afghans.
In fact, Biden and his crack defense team trusted the Taliban to such a degree, they even provided them with a list containing names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies in the region to prioritize for evacuation.
Biden did not deny the existence of said list when pressed in the disturbing press conference:
Joe Biden: “there may have been” a list of American and ally names given to the Taliban pic.twitter.com/X28iSuuaUh
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 26, 2021
Following the report, Republican lawmakers have blasted the Biden administration for the harrowing decisions made that resulted in the lives of hundreds:
If the reports are true, and the Biden administration willfully gave control of Kabul to the Taliban, they have yet again shown their complicity for a terrorist takeover. https://t.co/qmrWSgJpmn
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) August 29, 2021
Want to know what incompetence looks like ? Read this? We could have kept Kabul..we only asked for airport, It was Austins decision to leave Embasey – not even a threat- all have to fired..Sec’y of state in Hamptons as war was lost!! https://t.co/E4cfnoYOaN
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) August 29, 2021
The foreign policy decisions made by Biden and his team will likely change foreign policy in the region for years to come. The positive strides made by the Trump administration essentially vanished once Biden took the helm. Instead of bombs, Trump chose to use his strengths as a negotiator to ensure American safety from Taliban forces. Instead of idle threats, Trump used diplomacy to broker peace in the region.
Still, the Presidential Medal of Freedom has hung around Biden’s neck for years, and Mainstream Media outlets will continue to applaud his efforts despite the death and destruction.
Author: Nolan Sheridan