Def Sec Austin Sounds The Alarm: Afghanistan May Get Far More Dangerous

This is the kind of stuff you hear and it just makes you angry. We were secure in Afghanistan before this planned evacuation. Once our evacuation date came near we should have been ready, every American civilian should have been evacuated well before the due date, which would have given us time to get all of the gear we intended for the prior government removed as well. We also could have moved all of the ISIS prisoners to another facility, instead, the Taliban released all 5000 of them. So now Ret. Gen and current Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is saying we need to watch out for a new wave of Al Qaeda.

“I think the whole community is kind of watching to see what happens and whether or not al Qaeda has the ability to regenerate in Afghanistan,” Austin said.

“Ya know we put the Taliban on notice that we expect for them not to allow that to happen. But we do have the ability to address threats using over the horizon capabilities and you have also heard me say that our capability has evolved dramatically over the past 20 years, and I can certainly attest to that personally. ”

“The nature of al Qaeda and ISIS-K is they will always attempt to find space to grow and regenerate, whether it’s there, whether it’s in Somalia, or whether it’s in any other ungoverned space,” he added. “I think that’s the nature of the organization.”

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The Taliban allowed al Qaeda to operate in Afghanistan when it ruled the country from 1996 until 2001. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. invaded and overthrew the Taliban when the government refused to hand over al Qaeda leaders.”

Though the Taliban pledged to the Trump administration in 2020 not to support al Qaeda or other extremist groups, officials from the U.S. and many other nations, including several Gulf Arab states, claimed, believe the organization maintains ties to al Qaeda and worry that the Taliban’s return to power will invite an al Qaeda resurgence.”

Yea with the luck we are having under Biden’s leadership, I wouldn’t doubt if Al Qaeda suddenly springs up again in Afghanistan.

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