An elite unit of Taliban fighters, sporting US-made tactical gear they apparently captured from retreating Afghan forces, has posed for a propaganda picture which many outraged People discovered to be an “final insult.”
In a photograph that ruffled many feathers, principally amongst American conservatives, the members of Taliban’s commando unit Badri 313 are seen donning full camouflage and fancy tactical gear, together with evening imaginative and prescient goggles – seemingly recreating an iconic WWII picture of American troops elevating the US flag atop Mount Suribachi in the course of the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.
In case you are an #American this could make you blood boil!!! #Biden has taken a giant steaming crap on America. #MyPresident wouldn’t have let this occur. https://t.co/6RwjHyJEFn pic.twitter.com/ZBVnn1cqVl
— Samuel Williams (@votesamuelwill1) August 21, 2021
“No Enemy has EVER achieved this to America, befouled Iwo Jima’s everlasting sacrifice, while sporting our gear. Till Biden. He has betrayed all People, alive and lifeless,” stated Sebastian Gorka, a former official within the Donald Trump administration.
This could outrage ALL People…. Even those who voted for the senile imbecile that permit it occur: Taliban troopers MOCK iconic World Struggle II picture of American Marines elevating flag on Iwo Jima https://t.co/hhUPBKRege
— Carl Marino (@carlmarino1) August 21, 2021
A lot of the recent outrage and indignation was directed on the US commander-in-chief, Joe Biden, who has confronted mounting criticism for the chaotic withdrawal.
“Biden should resign or be impeached and eliminated,” reacted tv commentator John Cardillo, who was lately a bunch at Newsmax TV. “This simply retains getting worse and worse!” added podcast host and a former Navy SEAL, Jonathan Gilliam.
“We’re a laughing inventory of the world,” summed up conservative columnist and former TV host Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Republican Sen. John McCain.
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Over the previous a number of weeks, even earlier than the Taliban’s blitzkrieg on Kabul, movies have emerged exhibiting militants inspecting spoils of conflict, together with US-made weapons seized from the Afghan Nationwide Military (ANA). The ANA utterly collapsed because the US-led coalition started to speed up its withdrawal from the nation. Some Afghan models surrendered with no combat, handing their weapons and gear over to the militant group.
Based on some estimates, the Taliban might now be in possession of greater than 2,000 US humvees and different armored automobiles, and as many as 40 plane – together with Black Hawks, scout assault helicopters, and army drones. It could additionally benefit from the huge arsenal of 600,000 M16 assault rifles and different infantry weapons, some 162,000 items of communications gear and 16,000 night-vision goggles, gifted by the Pentagon to Afghan forces since 2003.
Biden nonetheless insists that the US army did all it might for Afghanistan throughout its practically 20-year occupation of the nation, and pushed again towards critics of the withdrawal, blaming Afghanistan’s leaders and army for failing to face as much as the Taliban.
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