Biden has really done it: on Sunday, the abysmal Democrat White House occupant bestowed Afghanistan to the radical Islamist Taliban after 20 years of struggle, blood, and tears for America as well as the Afghan people.
As the Afghan government abandoned by America collapsed on Sunday, a group of Taliban fighters made their way to the presidential palace in Kabul after Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani fled abroad.
Guantanamo is there for a reason
The Taliban’s penetration of the ancient building that has served as the presidential palace occurred against the backdrop of utter chaos in the city of 5 million people – with many locals and foreigners trying to flee to the airport controlled by US forces, while countless others were having nowhere to escape.
There was fighting at the airport among passengers for the seats of the last commercial flights. In a reminiscence of another of America’s great foreign policy humiliations, the fall of South Vietnamese capital Saigon to the communist North in 1975, US helicopters were flying back and forth to evacuate diplomats.
The Taliban press conference from the presidential palace in Kabul was live-streamed by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based TV, which is well-known for its connections to Islamist terrorists.
A group of Taliban commanders could be seen at the president’s desk, with one of them declaring he was a prisoner of the US in the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, which was set up by the administration of President George W. Bush to for suspected terrorists caught in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere as part of the war on terror.
In February, the Biden administration – which has now surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban – promised to close down the Guantanamo detention facility, even though in 2018 President Donald Trump issued an executive order to keep it open.
Also on Sunday, Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the political office of the Taliban, told Al-Jazeera that the war has been won, and the radical Islamist movement is soon going to make clear the form of the ruling regime.
Against the backdrop of early medieval atrocities committed by the Taliban in the provinces around the country, Naeem said they would like to “assure everyone” they “will provide safety” for both Afghan citizens and diplomatic missions.
He also vowed “a dialogue with all Afghan figures” and “the necessary protection.”
The spokesman also made it clear the Taliban thinks that no foreign forces are going to repeat the “failed experience” they’ve had in Afghanistan.
In the untypically peacefully worded message, he insisted the Taliban wants “peace with everyone” and a readiness to address “though dialogue” “the concerns of the international community.”
No one may leave
Another Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, promised there would be “no revenge” against those affiliated with the Afghan government.
However, he made it clear that Afghans won’t be allowed to flee because the Taliban policy is for “no one” to be able to leave, and the radical Islamists “need all Afghans to stay.”
Knowing well the Taliban – which was also the reason we fought them for 20 years – America should make no illusions about their motives and intentions.
Thanks to the utterly botched pullout of the radical leftists who have taken charge of the Sleepy Joe Biden administration, Afghanistan has been tossed back into the Middle Ages, made readily available as a launchpad for terrorists such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, and the United States has suffered such a tremendous credibility loss and political humiliation that its repercussions will likely be enormous.