With Biden at the helm, 2024 can not come fast enough. But there is one thing Biden is good at, he’s good at causing diasters. Just look at Afghanistan that is like the dumpster fire that never runs out of fuel. The Taliban just recently finished forming their government and it turns almost half of their officials have been designated as terrorists.
“Based on available information, at least 14 of the 33 Taliban government ministers are designated terrorists under the U.N. Security Council’s 1988 Sanctions Committee.
As the Washington Free Beacon reported, “this designation includes Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund and his two top deputies, Mullah Baradar Akhund and Mawlavi Hanafi.”
Also included in this list of designated terrorists are the Taliban’s defense minister, foreign minister, and deputy foreign minister.
Meanwhile, the Taliban’s interior minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is on the FBI’s most wanted list.
“Sirajuddin Haqqani is wanted for questioning in connection with the January 2008 attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed six people, including an American citizen,” the FBI states in the “Terrorism” section of their “Most Wanted” list. “He is believed to have coordinated and participated in cross-border attacks against the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Haqqani also allegedly was involved in the planning of the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008.”
But the GOP has been saying they are terrorists. Last month the GOP pushed for a bill to designate the Taliban as a terrorist organization.
“U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was joined by Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in introducing the Preventing Recognition of Terrorist States Act, which would direct the U.S. Secretary of State to designate the illegitimate Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as a state sponsor of terrorism and the Taliban as a terrorist organization. ”
“The Taliban is a terrorist organization with a long history of oppressing and murdering Afghans and providing safe haven to the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who attacked us on 9/11,” Tillis said. “It is shocking that the White House would even consider giving foreign aid to the Taliban. This legislation would prevent that from happening, appropriately designating the Taliban as a terrorist organization.”
In a recent meeting with the Taliban, the Biden Admin just signed off on giving humanitarian aid to the Taliban. GOP legislation has about a snowball’s chance in hell of getting passed while Dems have the majority.
We are only in year one with Biden. Hopefully, America can endure his presidency.