President Joe “Sleepy” Biden’s new security partners in Central Asia – the radical Islamist Taliban movement to whom he generously bestowed the country of Afghanistan – have been showing their true colors rather quickly.
The Taliban are now denying that al-Qaeda founder and leader and former world’s No. 1 terrorist Osama bin Laden was behind the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC.
So one might as well exclaim, “What was Biden thinking?!” – with respect to surrendering it all to the Taliban and even relying on them for security and even appealing to their goodwill for the future of Afghanistan – but, of course, considering Biden’s more and more prominent “senior moments”, it is doubtful that he was consciously thinking at all.
There’s no evidence and that’s that
Zabihullah Mujahid, one of the Taliban spokesmen, an aptly medieval-looking religious fanatic, gave an interview for NBC News, in which he declared that “there was no proof” that Osama bin Laden “was involved” in 9/11.
At the same time, however, he added that “we have given promises” the territory of Afghanistan “won’t be used against anyone” – which is, in essence, an admission that it was used against America – when the Taliban provided hospitality to al-Qaeda in 1996-2001.
When asked whether the Taliban is accepting any responsibility for its relationship with al-Qaeda and 9/11, Mujahid declared that “there is no evidence” and that “even after 20 years of war” there is no evidence that Osama bin Laden was involved in 9/11.
The radical Islamist seemed to do just like a radical leftist Marxist – denying the truth and making up his own.
Never mind that in 2004 Bin Laden himself admitted on video footage that he had ordered the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Mujahid insisted further that “there was no justification” for the war in Afghanistan – apparently not the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in his view, and that blaming Bin Laden “was an excuse for war.”
The report of the 9/11 Commission concluded that Osama bin Laden was the driver behind the terrorist attacks in 2001 and that the then chief of the Taliban, Mullah Omar, opposed him as did many of Bin Laden’s lieutenants but their opposition was overruled.
After the US invaded Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Bin Laden evaded justice for a decade.
He was killed by US Navy SEALs in a secret compound in neighboring Pakistan in May 2011.
No worries, girls, be proud of us Taliban!
In his NBC News interview, Taliban spokesman Mujahid also said that his radical Islamist movement didn’t want Afghans, “young educated professionals” to leave the country, i.e. evacuate, and that all have been “given amnesty” – but that they have the “choice” to leave.
This is highly conditional at best, considering how many thousands of Afghans have been struggling to reach Kabul airport through to the Taliban checkpoints.
Mujahid also rejected reports that the Taliban are using women as sex slaves and mistreating them.
He claimed that “they are our sisters” and shouldn’t be “frightened”, that they “should be proud of us”, and “not scared” – all very reassuring comments from a medieval-minded religious fanatic.
He further impudently claimed that there hasn’t been “evidence of a single case” of forcibly married girls and that such reports are “propaganda from the old regime,” i.e. the Afghan government – as though there is anything left of it thanks to the Taliban’s newly found buddy Sleepy Joe Biden.