What is going on in the Biden administration?
First, Joe bows down to Taliban demands to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Aug 31, regardless if all American citizens have been evacuated. Then, it’s been revealed his CIA director, and other intelligence officials, are secretly meeting with Taliban leaders in Kabul while Americans remain trapped in the airport.
CIA Director William Burns secretly met with the Taliban’s de facto leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Kabul as recently as Monday.
The CIA declined comment on the meeting.
The talks came amid a frantic effort to evacuate people from Afghanistan and chaotic scenes from Kabul’s international airport.
The meeting also came as President Joe Biden gets set to decide whether to push back the Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Biden had warned on Sunday the evacuation was going to be “hard and painful.” He said troops might stay beyond the deadline to coordinate the evacuation, but he backed down from that promise after Taliban threatened “consequences.”
Evacuations from Kabul would be "hard and painful" no matter what, US President Joe Biden said.
"It’s just a fact. My heart aches for those people you see." pic.twitter.com/6tkNZJOsu5
— DW News (@dwnews) August 23, 2021
The Taliban have warned any extension of the deadline would cross a “red line.” It has threatened the U.S. would face consequences on any delay.
A Taliban spokesperson tells Sky's @sallylockwood that there would be 'consequences' if the US chose to stay in the country after the 31 August deadline.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the irony of the Taliban’s Baradar meeting with the CIA director is causing many Americans to raise red flags. Baradar had been arrested 11 years ago in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation that put him behind bars for eight years.
It said Baradar is a close friend of the Taliban’s founding supreme leader, Mohammad Omar.
There’s really no limit to the corruption in Biden’s administration.
Author: Nolan Sheridan