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The failure that is Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan was front and center today at the Pentagon as their spokesperson, John Kirby, was asked about it. Kirby admitted that it is deeply concerning at how fast the Taliban is taking over the country:
PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON: “We are certainly concerned by the speed with which the Taliban has been moving… it’s deeply concerning.” pic.twitter.com/l0O267AKxI
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 13, 2021
But, Kirby says, this is a “moment for Afghans to unite”, a moment for “Afghan national security and defense forces” and their “political leaders”. So in other words, it’s up to the Afghans alone to figure this out.
What he means by that is more clear in this exchange with a Fox News reporter:
Here’s what happens when Fox’s @LucasFoxNews presses John Kirby on why DOD keeps saying the Afghans “have the advantage” against the Taliban despite getting “crushed on the battlefield:” #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/y7wPQ9hKze
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) August 13, 2021
Kirby keeps saying the Afghan’s have the advantage over the Taliban and that they just have to use it, which seems ludicrous in the face of their crushing defeat by the Taliban in city after city. When pressed on why he keeps saying this, he said:
They have greater numbers. They have an air force – a capable air force which by the way is flying more airstrikes than we are, every day. They have modern equipment. They have organizational structure. They have the benefit of the training we have provided them over twenty years. They have the material, the physical, the tangible advantages; it’s time now to use those advantages.
So essentially it sounds like leaders at the Pentagon are blaming the Afghan forces for not using their clear advantages to fight and destroy the Taliban. Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but that’s what it sounds like to me when he says the have the advantages, they simply have to use them.
If that’s the case, then I wouldn’t expect the Afghan forces will be getting much help from the US any time soon.
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