/Taliban Held a Parade With Weapons and Vehicles Left in Afghanistan

Taliban Held a Parade With Weapons and Vehicles Left in Afghanistan

At the point when President Biden requested a despicable retreat from Afghanistan, he didn’t simply leave behind American families and our public honor. He additionally left behind billions of dollars worth of weapons and military hardware. That hardware included (however is surely not restricted to):

  • 2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAPs
  • 45 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters
  • At least 600,000+ Small arms M16, M249 SAWs, M24 Sniper Systems, 50 Calibers, 1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers, M134 Mini Gun, 20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
  • 16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
  • Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor

Furthermore, that is only a glimpse of something larger. Scout assault helicopters, rockets, interchanges gear, a large number of trucks, and a great many rounds of ammo were left as well. During the tumultuous NATO withdrawal, during which the Afghan military tossed down its arms and ran at the earliest hint of risk, the Taliban had the option to hold onto those exceptionally valuable weapons.

The Taliban, rather than emitting those conflict materials away, chose to march them around Kabul over the previous end of the week, uncovering the inadequacy of America’s war organizers to the world and displaying their extravagant, American-made protected vehicles.

Watch that parade here:

As indicated by the Washington Examiner, which investigated the parade, “The display included dozens of U.S.-made M1117 armored security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major road in Kabul, and Mi-17 helicopters were overhead. Many of the soldiers involved carried American weapons, including the M4 assault rifle.”

Reuters reports that the motorcade was intended to praise the new graduation of 250 soldiers and that “Most of the weapons and equipment the Taliban forces are now using are those supplied by Washington to the American-backed government in Kabul in a bid to construct an Afghan national force capable of fighting the Taliban.

The legitimate inquiry is why those monstrous supplies of war material were left for the Taliban to take after our withdrawal. The logical decision, the path the military didn’t take, would have been to withdraw the equipment or, at the very least destroy it. Instead, other than destroying a paltry 70 MRAPs and 27 Humvees (out of 2000 total), the military left all of the equipment for the Taliban to use, which it now appears to be doing.

And while some commentators suggested at the time that the Taliban would be unable to use or maintain the high-tech, sophisticated equipment, that also might not be the case.

Rather than purge former ANA (Afghan National Army) soldiers, the Taliban has announced that it will integrate form pilots, mechanics, and other specialists into its new force. Those US-trained specialists, mechanics, and pilots could give it the know-how to fly the planes and helicopters we left, maintain the armored vehicles, and utilize the sophisticated communications gear.

Given that the US transferred somewhere around $28 billion of weapons and military gear to Afghanistan, those US-trained specialists will have quite a bit of equipment to maintain for the Taliban.

What’s more, it ought to be noticed that this isn’t the primary procession where the Taliban flaunted its recently procured American arms. Back in September, not long after the withdrawal and breakdown, the New York Post wrote about a scene strikingly like this one:

The Taliban are now brazenly showing off the US military equipment — including Black Hawk helicopters, dozens of armored vehicles and weapons — abandoned by US troops amid President Biden’s chaotic final exit from Afghanistan.

[…]Videos showed heavily armed Taliban fighters standing on top of a long line of captured Humvees and other tactical vehicles as they drive along a highway.

In embarrassing scenes for the US, a Black Hawk helicopter even flies circles overhead.

Many Taliban militants could also be seen cradling American M16 rifles and other weapons used by US, NATO and Afghan forces during the 20-year war.

Clearly, Taliban marches with American vehicles is the new typical in President Brandons America.

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