The recent terror attacks in Kabul left dozens dead, including 13 U.S. service members.
A 13th U.S. service member died after the pair of terror attacks in Kabul this week, making it the deadliest conflict since 2011.
At least a dozen more service members were severely injured after the attacks, and reports said that at least 60 Afghans were killed and more than 120 were wounded.
“The U.S. fatalities were the first in Afghanistan since February 2020, when former President Donald Trump and the Taliban signed an agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from the country,” The Week reported. “The 13 troops killed Thursday made the attack the deadliest since August 2011, when militants shot down a Chinook helicopter, killing 31 Americans, seven Afghans and a military dog,” according to The Wall Street Journal.
Before Biden had even addressed the nation following the attacks, former President Trump had released a statement condemning the attack and offering condolences.
As many have pointed out, the blood in Afghanistan is on Joe Biden’s hands. His failure in withdrawing American troops has led to the current crisis and gave way to the deadly terror attacks. Instead of taking responsibility for the situation, he has deflected blame and avoided the press.
Now, in an attempt to evacuate, Biden is also entrusting the Taliban with American lives. Even Bob Menendez, a Senate Democrat, condemned the move.
“As we wait for more details to come in, one thing is clear: We can’t trust the Taliban with Americans’ security,” Menendez said. “This is a full-fledged humanitarian crisis, and the U.S. government personnel, already working under extreme circumstances, must secure the airport and complete the massive evacuation of American citizens and vulnerable Afghans desperately trying to leave the country.”
Now 13 American lives have been lost. How much worse will we let the situation get under Biden?