White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that it was not the Biden administration’s intention to arm the Taliban with billions of dollars in military equipment originally given to the Afghan government but claimed that the United States is taking steps to “reduce the amount of equipment” in the Taliban’s possession before completing the troop withdrawal at the end of the month.
Psaki, fielding questions at Monday’s White House press briefing, declined to “get into details” of how specifically U.S. forces are carrying out the equipment destruction or recovery but assured reporters “that is part of their effort.”
Rep. Jim Banks, an Indiana lawmaker who chairs the Republican Study Committee and served in Afghanistan, estimated the value of what was left behind at $85 billion.
Here’s the arsenal that we provided to the Taliban:
It seems that Psaki as the rest of her administration provided us with some fake news as not a single piece of military equipment was destroyed and our forces left yesterday!
This morning a video surfaced of the Taliban military parade where you can’t tell the difference if it’s America’s military parade or Taliban’s!
The Taliban throw a parade with US vehicles — the same ones that Biden assured the public they would be unable to use, due to some inherent lack of sophistication on account of being 7th century goatherds or something. pic.twitter.com/r5znPk5BYq
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) September 1, 2021
But like that humiliation is not enough the Taliban use this equipment to improve their crippled economy!
A social media post originating in Iran posted several images of Humvees loaded on transport trucks stopped on the side of an Iranian highway.
An Iranian Telegram channel that covers military stories has released these “exclusive” images that purportedly show humvees and other military vehicles spotted on the Semnan-Garmsar road in Iran.
The source which is an Iranian journalist reporting for BBC claims that he is sure that those are Iranian roads:
An Iranian Telegram channel that covers military stories has released these “exclusive” images that purportedly show humvees and other military vehicles spotted on the Semnan-Garmsar road in #Iran.
What I am certain of is that those are humvees and that is an Iranian road. pic.twitter.com/QoSnTH5oT0
— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) September 1, 2021
The equipment is likely s tiny portion of the massive military cache the Biden administration abandoned in Afghanistan. It would make sense for the Taliban to sell off anything they don’t intend to use in order to fund their government without having to deal with any U.S. demands.
Iran is an enemy of the United States and a major backer of terrorism. Joe Biden may be guilty of providing material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization (18 U.S. Code 2339B).
Obama gave the mullahs billions in cash on a pallet, his pupil just gave them warfighting equipment.
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