This Is Crazy! Taliban Offered the US Control of Kabul and Biden Rejected the Offer
The Biden team is going to be asked to provide answers here and we cannot wait to see what they come up with. They are going to tell us that this was not possible from a logistical standpoint. How could they get enough American troops into a city with a population of four million? These are the questions that they are gonna lob back to the reporters because it is easier than admitting to your own wrongdoing.
That’s all going to be a lie, of course. How hard would it have been to provide soldiers on the streets of Kabul, so that the city did not devolve into full Taliban control within (seemingly) seconds? Biden and his other planners are going to be asked whether it was possible to secure Kabul temporarily. Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley should definitely be taken to task here.
To be fair, there is a chance that it was not feasible to handle this task on such short notice. The liberals will be more than happy to carry the water for them on that one. However you slice it, Biden has refused to help his own countrymen and this refusal is going to have dire consequences. This man even tried to secure the Kabul airport, only to fail miserably.
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Drone strikes vehicle with 'multiple suicide bombers' on way to Kabul airport; threat believed eliminated.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 29, 2021
His lack of decisiveness has caused many of our Afghan allies to be stranded without hope. It’s okay, though, he can simply tell them that it was not feasible for them to be rescued. That should provide all of the solace that they need. The Washington Post has more:
“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.”
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— Dion Nissenbaum (@DionNissenbaum) August 29, 2021
Now, the NATO helpers who are currently in Kabul are being told that there is no more help to give. If you are looking for a flight out of Kabul, good luck with that. The Taliban has since established additional checkpoints at the airport, sealing off the perimeter so that the Afghans are not able to leave. Great Britain and France are trying their best to come up with a UN resolution that would allow them to help some friendlies as well.
Biden should have just accepted the offer from the Taliban to allow the United States to secure the city. If he did, perhaps the 13 American soldiers who have passed away would still be here. To make matters worse, other Americans who are still there are in severe danger. The August 31 deadline is rapidly approaching and unless Biden thinks of something quickly, things are only going to get worse from here.
At the moment, we believe that Americans will still be able to get out after the deadline but it is going to take some finesse. By finesse, we mean bribery. We would not be surprised if another pallet of cash was dropped off, so that the Afghans are willing to play ball. “Aug. 31 is not a cliff. After Aug. 31, we believe that we have substantial leverage to hold the Taliban to its commitments to allow safe passage for American citizens, legal permanent residents and…Afghan allies,” says NSA adviser Jake Sullivan.