For the first time since the Taliban took over the Afghan government, United States service members were killed. In a suicide bombing near the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, it was reported that at least 10 service members were killed. That is according to U.S officials from the Pentagon team. President Joe Biden and his administration officially have blood on their hands.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby wrote on Twitter that there have been a “number of US & civilian casualties and that they can confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, which is a short distance Fromm Abbey Gate. He tweeted that they will continue to update the public as often as they can and that their “thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and injured.”
The Taliban tweeted out that they did not condone the attack and are paying “close attention to the security and protection of its people.” It was believed later on that the multiple explosions may have been carried out by ISIS-K, a terrorist network that is an enemy of the Taliban. At this point, it doesn’t matter whether it was ISIS or the Taliban. The Biden Administration is to blame for the deteriorating safety and security of Americans still stuck in Afghanistan, as well as those who have died due to sloppy planning. The Taliban’s rapid takeover has led other terrorist organizations to establish their presence in the country, which has led to the death of many American service members.
President Biden ensured people all summer that the Taliban would not take over and then tried to defend his actions last week by suggesting that “no one’s being killed right now.” Now, he’s got blood on his hands. What’s Biden’s next promise to break?
President Biden gave a speech in the White House East Room shortly after the attack, blaming ISIS militants for bombing the building. He vowed revenge on the terrorists but said he would continue to stick to their Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline. He said he will not be “deterred by terrorists” and that they “will not let them stop our mission.” He told a reporter that their military officials “believe” they know who the ISIS leaders who ordered this are and that they will find ways to get to them without “large military operations.”
“To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay… We will respond with force and precision at our time and the place we choose and the moment of our choosing,” President Biden said.
Biden’s ratings continued to plummet when he didn’t take questions from reporters after crucial press conferences on the Taliban takeover. While he shocked a few reporters by taking questions during his most recent remarks about Afghanistan, he said he was “instructed” to call on certain reporters. He didn’t even identify who gave him those instructions in the first place.
“The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell of NBC,” Biden said.
At this point, the Biden Administration isn’t even hiding the fact that everything Biden does is off the script. O’Donnell even shared during an MSNBC appearance that it’s fair to say it was the worst day of the Biden presidency.
Biden went on to insist that his withdrawal date is correct because the mission was “extraordinarily dangerous” and that he’s been determined to “limit the duration of this mission.” He has yet to share full details on a plan that would evacuate all Afghan allies and Americans. But he insisted that the “ISIS terrorists will not win” as they continue to rescue Americans and remove all US troops by Tuesday. There is still an unknown number of US citizens, as well as thousands of Afghans, that have been unable to board exit flights until next week.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted out for Biden to fix the mess he created, as he has blood on his hands and is clearly unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.
“Mr. President, fix the mess you created. Stop running from it. We are still at war. You didn’t ‘end the war,’ you just gave the enemy new advantage. Go on offense, establish superiority, and don’t leave until all our citizens and allies are safe,” Rep. Crenshaw tweeted.
How many more Americans and service members have to be injured or die before the Administration takes responsibility? Instead, they continue to be political about it.