Follow OutKick’s live tracking of the events in Kabul as breaking news happens.
By mid-day Thursday, the United States has suffered 12 casualties as part of the ongoing disaster in Kabul. Three explosions have been set off, featuring several ISIS suicide bombers, around Hamid Karzai International Airport, which currently houses thousands of innocent American and Afghan citizens.
Turns out that our leadership not only fumbled a crisis that demanded firm planning, but they also provided terrorist forces with intel ahead of Thursday’s attacks.
According to the breaking Politico report:
“U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that’s prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.” The details were confirmed to the outlet by three U.S. and congressional officials.
A number of U.S. intelligence members have identified Thursday’s events as “complex terrorist attacks.” The intel provided to the Taliban was interpreted by the U.S. government as a way to expedite extraction of citizens stuck at the Kabul airport.
President Joe Biden’s continual reliance on complying terrorist forces in Kabul sinks the U.S. deeper into a violent conflict and leaves the thousands of Americans stranded in Afghanistan at the whim of informed terrorist militias. They are sitting ducks.
One of the anonymous sources that spoke to Politico likened the move to adding stranded American citizens to a “death list.”
Or as OutKick’s Joe Kinsey put it, “I’m no defense expert, but this doesn’t seem ideal.”
Follow along on Twitter: @AlejandroAveela