Does this situation get any worse?
On top of overseeing the complete takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban terrorists, the Biden administration is now admitting THEY are responsible with providing the radical Islamic group with American-made artillery!
President Joe Biden’s top national security adviser conceded that a “fair amount” of United States defense equipment has fallen into Taliban hands after the insurgent group’s takeover of Afghanistan.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan was asked by reporters on Tuesday about the billions of dollars in equipment provided by the U.S. to Afghanistan, including guns, ammunition, helicopters, and more.
Biden National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: “Certainly a fair amount” of U.S. weapons “has fallen into the hands of the Taliban” pic.twitter.com/CWhUAhN6jh
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The U.S. spent billions of dollars arming the Afghan National Security Forces over two decades, including support for an Afghan air force, before announcing its military withdrawal earlier this year.
On Monday, ousted President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as the military crumbled and Taliban insurgents solidified control of Kabul. Afghan forces “are no longer operating as coherent entity,” Sullivan said, but he did not answer a question regarding the future of the U.S. relationship with the army it trained.
Biden said Monday that the White House was surprised by the speed of the Taliban’s takeover.
Similar to the president, Sullivan echoed the view that Afghan forces “chose not to fight.” Still, Biden’s top national security aide defended the decision to provide sophisticated weaponry and armaments to the Afghan army, even as that equipment, such as Black Hawk helicopters, this month fell into Taliban hands.
Washington has spent close to $83 billion training and arming Afghanistan’s army and police forces.
The madness does not seem to be coming to an end any time soon. The Afghani people will have to suffer at the hands of Biden’s corruption, similarly to many Americans.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney