The Biden Admin, like most political campaigns, made many bold claims about how they were going to run the country. For example, Biden claimed he was going to unify the country. He said it many times while campaigning and so far all he has done is further the divide as he pushes an agenda so Liberal that AOC approves. So while he was campaigning Biden had the slogan “build back better,” and it looks like he may have actually accomplished that just not with America, but the Taliban is certainly doing a lot better because of Biden.
“President Joe Biden has dubbed his presidential agenda “Build Back Better,” but instead of rebuilding America, he has so far only succeeded in building the Taliban back better with billions of American weapons.
Billions of dollars of American taxpayer-funded military equipment are now in the hands of the Taliban, to use against Afghans who until last month were partnered with the U.S. government.
The Taliban is also using that equipment to quell the last bit of anti-Taliban resistance in the country.
And the equipment is somehow also falling into the hands of Iran, America’s top adversary in the region. An Iranian Telegram channel recently released images of U.S. military vehicles in Iran, according to the BBC.
According to the British-based Times, the vehicles included American tanks, Humvees, and “MRAPs,” or Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected light armored vehicles that are resistant to roadside bombs.
The U.S. has spent nearly $84 billion dollars on training, equipping, and otherwise building the Afghan security forces between 2002 and 2018, according to a Government Accountability Office report published on January 27, 2021.
That figure tracks closely with figures published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on July 30, 2021, which said cumulative appropriations for the Afghan Security Forces Fund stood at nearly $82.90 billion, with more than $76.19 billion having been obligated and more than $75.20 billion disbursed.
The U.S. also turned over at least 10 military facilities worth billions of dollars to the previous Afghan government, which are also now in the hands of the Taliban. Bagram Airfield, which was turned over to the now-defunct Afghan Ministry of Defense on July 1, 2021, was valued at $565,840,912, according to SIGAR.
A recent Sunday Times article graphic showed how much U.S. military equipment had been supplied to Afghan security forces from 2005 to 2016, citing a Government Accountability Office study.”
A mind-blowing graphic in today's Times on what $85bn worth of lost equipment means in practice for the Taliban: pic.twitter.com/GDcuNQbb6P
The Taliban cleaned up because of Biden’s failed evacuation. They should be praising his name, no one else would have failed to this to this epic level. There are small countries that can’t compete with Afghanistan now. In fact, the Taliban has been gifting/selling some of the arsenals to Iran. So really Bide enriched the whole area, giving our enemies the weapons they need.