Former CIA director Panetta warns of al-Qaida threat in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

President Joe Biden’s ridiculously botched U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, which led to the immediate capture and control of the country by Taliban forces, is shaping up to be a potentially deadly turn of events for the free world.

According to the Washington Examiner, even former CIA director Leon Panetta recently warned of the dangers posed by a likely resurgence of al-Qaida terrorists in Afghanistan, which is now virtually an open playground for the world’s deadliest and most effective terrorist groups. 

Panetta, who served under former President Barack Obama, issued the warning on Sunday.

“Additional attacks”

Panetta commented on a recent interview with a Taliban spokesman who denied that terrorist mastermind, Osama bin Laden, was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that rocked the United States nearly 20 years ago.

“And if that is the case, then it’s clear to me that they’re going to continue to support al Qaeda and allow al Qaeda to basically continue to develop and expand,” Panetta said during an interview with former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

He added: “And I think they will plan additional attacks on our country, as well as elsewhere.”

Low expectations

Panetta, among other current and former U.S. intelligence officials, doesn’t believe that the Taliban, who claim to be a new and improved version, will be able to stabilize the entire country of Afghanistan, which of course will ultimately make it more dangerous.

The former CIA chief once again alluded to the likelihood that Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming a very dangerous place.

“I am reading, and those actions and the other actions that are being taken to shut down protests and really inhibit women’s rights there, that this is a Taliban that will indeed continue to provide a safe haven for terrorists, and that spells trouble for the United States,” he said.

Biden changes tunes

President Biden, who in August claimed that al-Qaida was “gone” from Afghanistan, seemed to change his story, significantly, during an appearance at a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Could al Qaeda come back? Yeah,” the president told reporters. “But guess what? It’s already back other places. What’s the strategy? Every place where al Qaeda is, we’re going to invade and have troops stay in? Come on.”

It’s truly frightening to think that Biden and his administration has managed, somehow, to place America in great danger once again, the kind of danger we faced just prior to the Sept. 11 attacks when al-Qaida and the Taliban were strong and strategic.

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