Upon leaving the CIA base in Kabul, everything was supposed to have been destroyed and rendered useless.
Videos that have surfaced show that most of the vehicles at that base were destroyed, but not everything was, at least according to the Taliban.
After going through the rubble, the Taliban is now stating that many of the grenades and ammunition left behind were perfectly fine and usable.
Arming the Enemy
As we all know now, the evacuation by our troops out of Kabul was far too rushed.
The same can be said for Bagram, which was a much larger disaster.
According to reports, roughly $80 billion in supplies and weapons were left behind, most of them in perfect condition, for the Taliban to seize.
In essence, the United States has equipped the Taliban with its own air force now.
Additionally, the Taliban appears to be using some of the technical equipment left behind to destroy small pockets of resistance.
Even though most of the equipment was destroyed in Kabul before the last boot came off the ground, it was still a bit rushed, and ammo and grenades seem to have survived the demolition.
Taliban commander Mullah Hasnain stated, “We can still shoot with them.”
It is just another slap in the face to American taxpayers that due to Biden’s haphazard plan, equipment was either left behind or destroyed rather than brought back home.
Billions of dollars flushed because Biden never really had a plan.
Even more worrisome is that he has now leveled the playing field in the Taliban’s favor on some fronts, especially regarding night vision and air support.
If we ever have to go back, the fighting will be far different and far more dangerous than before… and it was never easy to begin with.
Source: New York Post