Joe Biden is shocked at how rapidly Afghanistan’s government collapsed to a militant group on Aug. 15.
The president is still trying to comprehend how the Taliban seized the presidential palace in Kabul, declared an “unexpected victory,” and formed a new Islamic state.
De facto leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar congratulated fellow Taliban fighters on establishing an “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”
“We have achieved an unexpected victory,” Baradar said according to the Gateway Pundit. “Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way.”
The leader claimed the Taliban appointed him, and he will take control of the new Afghan government.
Kappa News managing editor Yannis Koutsomitis revealed the “notorious Jihadist” wad previously detained in one of Pakistan’s high-security prisons three years ago. The Pakistani government more recently set him free as a part of the “peace process.”
U.S.-backed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country after failing to “prevent more bloodshed” on Aug. 15.
“I came across a hard choice: I should stand to face the armed Taliban who wanted to enter the palace, or leave the dear country that I dedicated my life to protecting and protecting the past 20 years,” he said on Facebook. “If there were still countless countrymen martyred, and they would face the destruction and destruction of Kabul city, the result would have been a big human disaster in this 6 million city.”
Ghani believes his life was in immediate danger when he abandoned the palace.
“The Taliban have made it to remove me, they are here to attack all Kabul, and the people of Kabul,” he said on Facebook. “In order to avoid the bleeding flood, I thought it was best to get out.”
President Biden and his top officials are still struggling to stomach how quickly the Ghani government collapsed. This came despite the Biden administration committing to deploy an extra 5,000 U.S. troops to safely evacuate U.S. forces and Afghan allies, according to the Associated Press.
Since taking office Biden repeatedly dismissed the threat of a Taliban uprising, and withdrew U.S. forces earlier than expected.
“The likelihood there is going to be the Taliban overrunning everything, and owning the whole country, is highly unlikely,” the president previously said in a statement.
Leading figures in his administration now acknowledge they were caught off-guard by the sheer speed of Afghan security forces’s collapse.
“We have seen that that force has been unable to defend the country, and that has happened more quickly than we anticipated,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said according to the Associated Press.
Biden still had not made any official announcement about the uprising at the time of publication. Senior White House officials claimed the Democrat was still being briefed, and holding conference calls with his national security team, from Camp David on Aug. 15.
Former President Donald Trump called on Biden to resign over his handling of Afghanistan.
“What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary, it will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history!” he said on Gab.