Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Leon Panetta revealed a new warning against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the Taliban that took over Afghanistan last month has not changed since it last ruled the country and warned that the insurgent group would “continue to provide a safe haven for terrorists and It’s a mistake for the U.S. to count on the Taliban in Afghanistan.”
Here’s what Panetta said, “I think that the Taliban taking over Afghanistan is pretty much the same Taliban that controlled Afghanistan on 9/11 and that was pretty much confirmed recently when they appointed hardliners to their government, people who were in power on 9/11, and in addition, appointed Haqqani as interior minister, a global terrorist, really, to be interior secretary and in charge of internal security.”
Panetta mentioned that recent reports proved contrary to the Taliban’s statements.
“I am reading, and those actions and the other actions that are being taken to shut down protests and really inhibit women’s rights there, that this is a Taliban that will indeed continue to provide a safe haven for terrorists, and that spells trouble for the United States,” he said.
The former defense secretary explained that he had no hopes that the Taliban might prove itself differently and explained that “it would be wise for the United States and the rest of the world not to trust the Taliban in terms of their work.”
He grimly warned that the U.S. should be prepared for future attacks as expected that the Taliban will provide al-Qaeda a safe haven.
How come the Biden administration didn’t think of this?
Source: News Max