Our 800 million dollar embassy is now empty and President Biden has turned over the embassy to the Taliban, and Al-qaeda by proxy leaving Afghanistan. The sad leadership mistake by the American government is like a gut punch to all our veterans. I personally feel both Presidents Trump and Biden because both talked about leaving the Afghans who help the United States over the last 20 years. In the last years the Afghans were carrying the burden in protecting their country we offered support, intelligence and air strikes and the Afghans were holding off the Taliban, Isis, Al-qaeda, and many other terriorists groups. The World Trade Center was destroyed September 11, 2001, by these groups, and we wiped them out. All of a sudden President Trump and Biden both decided to pull out and leave the terrorist groups to take over.
The biggest fallout that will occur will be to compare Trump’s withdrawal plan, which prioritized a safe, sensible withdrawal by first removing American citizens, vulnerable Afghan support civilians, after which they remove military equipment and destroy all bases so they could not be used in military operations by an enemy, before finally removing the military in a consistent manner, all with the Afghan military in control of the country. Instead, President Biden changed the timetable, essentially reneging on Trump’s withdrawal plans, so we gave up almost a trillion dollars in equipment and military capabilities to the Taliban while completely botching up the personnel removal process. Already thousands of Afghan troops and civilians have been slaughtered by the Taliban, and have prevented Americans from leaving or even approaching the airport.
Unfortunately, this will most probably result in a major hostage situation starting in early September in which the Taliban will demand even more from the United States, perhaps in conjunction with Chinese interests. The Taliban has given the US until August 31st to completely withdraw, which is logistically impossible, especially as the Taliban has prevented most Americans from leaving the country by taking their passports and other identification. Hopefully the US Military will have a backup plan to prevent this, but early indicators look like hundreds of Americans will die, all because of the botched withdrawal. May God help their souls.