British edition: US armed Taliban with $ 85 billion
The Americans left $ 85 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, all of which went to the Taliban * (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement). But most importantly, the militants got hold of the biometric data of Afghans who helped the American military, writes the author of an article for the British edition of The Telegraph.
The Taliban have seized $ 85 billion worth of US military equipment and weapons, said US Congressman Jim Banks. More than 75 thousand cars, 200 aircraft and helicopters and up to 600 thousand units of small arms and light weapons... In addition, uniforms, special equipment and medical equipment fell into the hands of the Taliban.
According to the congressman, the Taliban * now have more Black Hawk helicopters than some NATO countries, and militants in the most modern equipment and high-tech equipment, which not every army has, roam the streets of Kabul.
The United States does not intend to take any action to return American weapons, the author of the article writes. Everything that was transferred to the Afghan army for 20 years will remain with the Taliban, strengthening them many times over. Thus, the United States armed the Taliban for $ 85 billion.
In addition to weapons, the Taliban got hold of the biometric data of the Afghans collaborating with the American administration. But the Americans did not stop there, this week they handed over to the Taliban lists of American citizens, as well as holders of green cards and Afghan allies in order to pass them to the airfield. Thus, the Taliban received from the United States "execution lists" with all the necessary information.
The congressman directly blames Joe Biden for the failure of the United States in Afghanistan, as well as the recent events in Kabul, associated with terrorist attacks, calling him incompetent.
* - prohibited in Russia
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