It should not come as a surprise that President Biden accepted the terms dictated by the Taliban and is sticking to the Aug. 31 deadline to complete the pullout from Afghanistan (“Biden’s Rush to the Afghan Exits,” Review & Outlook, Aug. 25). Mr. Biden was one of the few in President Barack Obama’s inner circle to oppose the Osama bin Laden raid. The evidence points to Mr. Biden’s extraordinary fear of failure. Where there is risk, this leader of the free world is risk-averse. (WSJ)
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This Biden voter is increasingly horrified to witness the tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan, which are turning from bad to worse. Even if we are able to accomplish a miracle—the extrication of all American citizens from the country—we are all but certain to leave behind thousands of Afghans who helped us, breaking faith with them. How can we possibly perform a massive evacuation by Aug. 31, the deadline enforced by the Taliban? And if we do not meet it, what do we do then, send in thousands more troops and restart a war?
The Biden administration turned over the security and securing the perimeter of the airport to the Taliban.”
The cold-blooded brutality of these killings is a reminder of the Taliban’s past record, and a horrifying indicator of what Taliban rule may bring,
These targeted killings are proof that ethnic and religious minorities remain at particular risk under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
View Discretion Advised: Mass executions
Following the Taliban takeover of Kabul, US officials there gave the Islamic extremist group the names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies so they could be allowed to enter the Taliban-controlled perimeter around Hamid Karzai International Airport, according to Politico.
The decision reportedly was made despite the Taliban’s notorious reputation for brutally executing Afghans who helped the US military and other Western forces during the war and occupation that followed the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
REPORTER: Do you feel like there was a mistake made [having the Taliban secure the airport perimeter]?
BIDEN: No, I don’t…it is in the interest…of the Taliban, that in fact ISIS-K does not metastasize beyond what it is…it's in their interest that we are able to leave on time. pic.twitter.com/0pcwn7k2yC
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) August 26, 2021
Speaking on Tuesday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the reports of humanitarian and human rights abuses include “summary executions of civilians and combat members of the Afghan national security forces”.
She said the UN had a “fundamental red line”, which was the Taliban’s treatment of women and girls.
With the Taliban back in control of Afghanistan after 20 years, many in the country and around the world fear a return to the brutal Islamic law of the past, where women and girls suffered from a lack of basic human rights.
Taliban leaders have attempted to portray an image of moderation in interviews and statements after taking over the capital Kabul, following a swift and sweeping victory throughout the country as US and NATO forces departed.
- The Taliban appear to have executed a former Afghan police chief who had fought against the group for decades.
- Shocking footage of the execution circulated on social media and has been verified by Afghan officials.
- The killing comes days after the group promised they wouldn’t take action against their enemies.
The graphic video, circulated on Twitter, shows General Haji Mullah Achakzai kneeling while blindfolded and handcuffed before being gunned down.
I took the floor at the UNHRC session on Afghanistan:
"Madam President, In my hands is the draft resolution. Why is there nowhere any condemnation or even mention of the Taliban? Why no condemnation of their mass executions of civilians and subjugation of women and girls?" https://t.co/qvylE5w1Ti pic.twitter.com/4PkWonwHl2
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) August 25, 2021
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says there are credible reports of “summary executions”, restrictions on women and other abuses by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 24, 2021
Biden Democrats turned over Afghanistan to the brutal Taliban despite knowing these executions have been going on for months. Here is CNN covering it well over a month ago.
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