So the lessons here are a few. The US should have been out of that shithole by summer of 2002 at the latest. Or better yet, never really put conventional troops on the ground at all. The US gov is wasteful morons. 20 years of absolute waste and grifting and fraud, all so Israel will be safer in some way. What a pointless waste of money and lives to enrich congress-shitbirds and their pals. IF it upsets you , don’t worry, I’m sure they will find a way to get tropps back over there soon enough. Or some place just like it.
Simultaneous to global headlines spotlighting the hasty “in the middle of the night” US forces quitting Bagram airbase for good, which briefly resulted in looting as Afghan security was caught by surprise, Sky News has aired exclusive shocking footage of the Taliban seizing freshly abandoned US bases (or perhaps not-so-shocking considering the constant follies of America’s longest ever war).
“The Taliban are on the march and gaining territory at an astonishing rate,” the Sky News segment narratives. “They smell victory,” the report says. “They want to show us the treasure trove of military riches they seized with it.”
That’s right – Taliban militants will gear up for the expected offensive on Kabul and other key parts of the country with fresh US-supplied RPGs, rifles, and ammo that were hastily abandoned by exiting US forces.
“Many of these boxes supplied by Americans haven’t even been opened before the Taliban got to them,” the Sky report continues.
A Taliban commander was heard saying, “It does help us a lot to have a lot of new weapons to use in battle.” He went on to estimate some 900 guns obtained from one US base alone, as well as 30 armored Humvees and 30 pick-up trucks. Likely thousands more have been collected elsewhere. This as the Pentagon has estimated some 90% of US forces have now departed.
Gleeful Taliban: Look at all of our wonderful American toys!
Naturally, the pressing and outrageous question remains: why did the Biden administration and Pentagon fail to secure all this military hardware that can now be used to kill Americans and their Afghan allies and civilians?
Below: screenshot of Taliban commander reading the weapon’s markings: “U-S-A!” …he proudly and mockingly declares…
Meanwhile, as BBC reports the Taliban continues gobbling up territory:
The Taliban have entered a key city in western Afghanistan as they continue a rapid advance before Nato troops leave.
All government officials in Qala-e-Naw, provincial capital of Badghis province, had been moved to a nearby army base, the local governor told the BBC.
He said the militants were moving “towards the center of the city” and there was heavy fighting with government troops.
And they are freeing prisoners everywhere they go – adding more terrorists to their ranks: “Local sources told the BBC the Taliban moved on the prison in Qala-e-Naw and freed about 400 inmates, including more than 100 of the group’s fighters.”