In the wake of a chaotic U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban quickly reasserted control over the war-torn country.
A disturbing report this week indicates that the terrorist organization is carrying out “door-to-door” executions of individuals deemed enemies of the regime.
“There are no words”
Fox News Channel’s Lara Logan provided the startling assertion even as hundreds of Americans and many other allies are stranded behind enemy lines following an evacuation effort that ended earlier this week. Although she provided little additional context, Logan cited a “senior U.S. source” and shared a video clip that appeared to include the sound of gunfire.
From senior US source: house-to-house executions in Kabul following US mil departure. There are no words for what this administration has done to all of us – Afghan and American. pic.twitter.com/KzbLALKxGy
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) August 30, 2021
One Afghan citizen who helped U.S. forces during the nearly two-decade war shared a similar audio recording with Fox News.
“I think there’s a conflict between the Taliban, I have no idea where I’m located,” the individual stated. “From everywhere I hear the sounds of shooting, gunfire. I have no idea how to leave.”
In a speech on Tuesday, President Joe Biden hailed the evacuation of more than 100,000 individuals — including some 5,500 Americans — as an “extraordinary success.”
“Should have ended long ago”
Echoing prior statements on the matter, Biden sought to place blame on former President Donald Trump and the Afghan people for the troubling events of recent weeks.
His remarks also came just days after a terrorist attack near the airport in Kabul left 13 American troops dead and killed or injured many others. Adding to concerns, reports indicate the Biden administration provided the Taliban with a list of Americans and allies who sought to flee the country.
The U.S. president attempted to portray the military drawdown as a successful end to a “forever war” that left nearly 2,500 Americans dead and cost trillions of dollars.
“We no longer had a clear purpose and an open-ended mission in Afghanistan,” Biden concluded. “After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refuse to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago.”
While millions of Americans wanted to see U.S. troops come home from Afghanistan, it is safe to say that Biden’s failures in that regard will come to represent a defining moment for his term in office.