Biden Admin Relying On Taliban To ‘Protect Us’ At Kabul Airport, Is Sharing Intelligence With Them, Top General Says
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as delivers remarks on the U.S. military’s ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan from the East Room of the White House on August 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. The White House announced earlier that the U.S. has evacuated almost 14,000 people from Afghanistan since the end of July.
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General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Commander of the United States Central Command, said during a press conference on Thursday that the U.S. Military, under the leadership of Democrat President Joe Biden, is relying on the Taliban to “protect us” with the security they are supposed to be providing outside the airport.

McKenzie’s remarks come as at least 12 U.S. soldiers and at least 60 Afghans were killed in suicide bombings at the airport earlier in the day.


McKenzie said that they were focused on other “extremely active threat streams” to the airfield, which follows a report from Fox News that said that there were hundreds of ISIS terrorists outside of the airport.

“But right now our focus really, we have other active threat streams, extremely active threat streams against the airfield, we want to make sure we are taking the steps to protect ourselves there,” he said. “Our focus is on that.”

McKenzie said that the threat of additional Islamic terrorist attacks were “imminent” and “could occur at any moment.”

The Biden administration is also reportedly sharing intelligence with the Taliban, which as McKenzie admitted at the press conference that he could not say whether the Taliban allowed the terror attacks to happen.

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