Back in 2001, America entered Afghanistan as it is considered to be a haven for terrorists. Remember?
Extremists are now returning to Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover victory in Kabul last Sunday and terror networks could reform inside the country within 6 months time, Intelligence officials confirmed.
Now as the Biden Administration struggles to adapt to the sudden and complete loss of bases and military support, it has been a complete nightmare for all of us.
As reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday, “Foreign intelligence officials said they are detecting signs that the Taliban’s victory has energized global jihadists, a threat that may only grow as the Taliban releases al-Qaeda operatives who were imprisoned by the Afghan government.
“The U.S. appears in all of this now as a weak nation,” an expert told the Post. Another added that the Taliban’s decisive victory ‘is encouraging many jihadists to think about traveling to Afghanistan now instead of Syria or Iraq.”
Previously, U.S. officials believed that it would take two years for al-Qaeda to reconstitute in Afghanistan, but now it is only a matter of 6 months period! That is scary for all of us!
A veteran intelligence officer said, “Suddenly one wonders if we will go entirely dark. It’s like a bad dream as the counterterrorism posture went from problematic with the U.S. withdrawal to extraordinarily bad with the Taliban in full control.”
The United States may now be hindered by an intelligence blackout, it has always been difficult to obtain information about terrorist activities on the ground; now followed by the Taliban’s swift takeover, and the situation just got even worse.
Recently, the U.S. military is more focused on evacuating the thousands of Americans who remain trapped in Afghanistan and process the tens of thousands of U.S. allies who applied to leave alongside American troops.
It also appears that the Biden administration was aware of the potential disaster, The Post noted in a quote, “In April, CIA Director William J. Burns told lawmakers it would be harder to track al-Qaeda and other extremist groups without the bases and medical and air support the 20-year military effort in Afghanistan had provided but said the agency would ‘retain a suite of capabilities and Now, most if not all of the capabilities the United States had envisioned within Afghanistan are no longer possible. While officials have not yet said what kind of engagement they might seek, if any, with the new Taliban government, the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Kabul is likely to remain shuttered in the near term.”
After the 2020 peace agreement inked by the Trump administration with Taliban leaders, the United Nations also noted that there was still a terrorist presence in Afghanistan in areas controlled by the Taliban which was considered a violation of the peace agreement.
On Tuesday morning, it was admitted by the Biden Admin Department of Defense, that the evacuation measures are not yet in hand, even though the United States is now, again, allowing military flights to leave Kabul’s airport. There may be as many as 10,000 American citizens trapped on the ground in and near Kabul, and as many as 40,000 Afghan allies, and the following day, the U.S. evacuated just 700 people, per reports.
Should we all be now prepared for the terror? God bless us all.