The Taliban has turned over a new leaf, or so they have claimed. Since taking over Kabul last month, these has been a hesitancy among the Afghan people to resume everyday life.
The White House continues to negotiate with the Taliban to get Americans it left behind in Afghanistan, even after the group named four Gitmo terrorists to top positions in its so-called government. One America’s Scott Wheeler has more from Washington.
The Biden administration is doubling down on its stance on the Taliban.
While the Taliban is appointing well-known terrorists and former Guantanamo Bay detainees to run its government, it is also establishing alliances that should have U.S. officials concerned.
Defense officials fear the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan could allow terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda to rebuild in the country.
The Taliban has continued to express interest in having a close relationship with China. As the Taliban makes way with preparations for its new interim government’s inauguration ceremony, China has extended its hand to the terrorist regime.
Members within the Biden administration are working to downplay the U.S. cooperation with the Taliban. During her briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to deny that the White House is close to recognizing the Taliban as a legitimate international authority.
Ohio lawmaker Jim Jordan (R) said he’s not surprised four Guantanamo Bay prisoners that former President Barack Obama released are now leading the Taliban’s interim government. Back in 2014, the four inmates were swapped for former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after he deserted his post and was captured by the Taliban.
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) recently issued a dire warning about the situation in Afghanistan. In an interview on Wednesday, the Florida congressman said the Taliban is quickly becoming a terrorist super-state and every time he thinks it can’t get any worse, it does.