Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt via Wikimedia Commons

According to a Fox News report, the Biden administration is considering launching airstrikes against American-made aircraft and other large equipment provided to the Afghan army that has now been seized by the Taliban following the terrorist group’s capture of the country. 

Fox News reports:


The military option – which has not yet been ruled out – comes amid concerns that the aircraft, vehicles and weaponry could be used to kill Afghan civilians or fall into the hands of militant groups and U.S. adversaries such as the Islamic State, Russia and China, current and former U.S. officials told Reuters

“Everything that hasn’t been destroyed is the Taliban’s now,” one U.S. official told the news agency. 

The military option – which has not yet been ruled out – comes amid concerns that the aircraft, vehicles and weaponry could be used to kill Afghan civilians or fall into the hands of militant groups and U.S. adversaries such as the Islamic State, Russia and China, current and former U.S. officials told Reuters

“Everything that hasn’t been destroyed is the Taliban’s now,” one U.S. official told the news agency. 

“Ironically, the fact that our equipment breaks down so often is a life-saver here,” one official told Fox News.




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susan dudak
susan dudak
1 year ago

Wonder how many innocent people will be killed in the process of such an air strike. Hmmmm. Biden “strikes” again.

Nutsy Fagin
Nutsy Fagin
1 year ago
Reply to  susan dudak

Think Benghazi

Charles Nolan
Charles Nolan
1 year ago
Reply to  susan dudak

How many innocent Germans and Japanese did we kill to end World War II? Does God allow wars to prepare us for the final battle against the forces of evil?
Stop drive by shootings by shooting back. The dead do not reoffend.

Grayfox41
Grayfox41
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Nolan

Biden had ample time and resources to handle the task without so much collateral damage.

Chuck S
Chuck S
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Nolan

If you are referring to the Atomic bombs, using them actually saved lives, both Japanese and Americans, by making invasion unnecessary.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck S

You ARE 100% Correct. THAT could have been a ridiculously protracted Nightmare.

Winton L Duck
Winton L Duck
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Nolan

Yes, innocent lives were lost in World War ll, but that’s the tragic thing of war. Also, remember they were the ones that started it, not us. Don’t condemn the United States for that.

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Nolan

War, once declared, does not discriminate which citizen will perish. You do know about the policy called “Mutually Assured Destruction”? That form of warfare would have annihilated BILLIONS of your ‘innocent’ populations. WWII was only possible because we elected a president who had the raw materials for war: being destitute Americans who were eager to find work during the Great Depression. Those people drove rickety trucks for thousands of miles over primitive roads just to pick peaches, or build dams, airports and–as my step grandfather did–erect high tension power lines across the western states. They would have welcomed the work of soldiering or manufacturing war materiel. The trick was how to ‘motivate’ such people to allow our leaders to yet again embroil our nation in a foreign conflict. I believe there is sufficient evidence to suggest Pearl Harbor was orchestrated partly by our government. Indeed, wars and conflicts prior to and after WWII were preceded by False Flag attacks and political chicanery. Trump was on the right track to extract America from situations that would have generated foreign conflicts, or prompt terrorist activities against our citizens. What Americans need to learn is that we place tremendous faith in our public servants to protect us, and if we get the wrong sort, our military forces will be become mercenaries for foreign ambitions on our dime, and with our blood.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  susan dudak

If his move has hit the press the Taliban know about his plans too. Therefore, they are busy now moving everything out of site. When will the U.S. politicians learn? My guess, never!

A-Jay
A-Jay
1 year ago
Reply to  susan dudak

Not really any because the offspring of these waring offspring’s of the Angel Lilith know as the radical Islamists will have already beaten them severely and sent our friends off to an alleged heavenly reward for associating with the U.S. and its allied.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Get OUR people out & then ID ammo bunkers, motor pools then HIT hard

NavVet67
NavVet67
1 year ago

If Biden’s crack staff knew what they were doing, all of the equipment would have been removed or destroyed. That’s just plain common sense. Scorched earth

mar
mar
1 year ago
Reply to  NavVet67

I believe that is the first time the words “Biden” and “common sense” have been used in the same sentence.

Bill Sturdivant
Bill Sturdivant
1 year ago
Reply to  NavVet67

exactly what they don’t have. BNS

Bill R
Bill R
1 year ago
Reply to  NavVet67

Biden has done what he historically has always done: Made bad decisions. Now he’s a world problem, not just our own. If China decides to invade Taiwan, it will be China’s analysis that Biden is weak and will do nothing but provide lip service.

Rivahmitch
Rivahmitch
1 year ago
Reply to  NavVet67

and, wsere they competent` this discussion would only be taking place after the fact. Whoever is leaking this stuff should be executed. Should such planning be takig place… of course. Should it be public… no way in hell!

Gary
Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  NavVet67

Much of it could have been put on the C-17s (to get out of the country) that were just sitting on runways waiting for passengers to get through enemy lines outside of the airport in Kabul. That is, if someone in DC was thinking!!!

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

Sounds like an Army /Marine guy to me! Good thinking/planning:-)

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

He is a moron

Wyatt
Wyatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Terry

Yes a moron but even that is more a compliment than anything derogatory .

Gale
Gale
1 year ago
Reply to  Wyatt

He gives MORON a bad name.