Biden Pressured Afghan Prez to Under-Report Taliban Threat, for PR Reasons

Gravitas: Taliban's 72-hour blitzkrieg in Afghanistan - YouTube
Above: image from “GRAVITAS” on YouTube, showing Taliban gains in July-August 2021.

THE GATEWAY PUNDIT: On Tuesday, Reuters obtained leaked transcripts of Biden’s final call with President Ashraf Ghani, before the Taliban overthrew the country. During the call on July 23rd, Ghani advised how serious the situation was, saying the country was under assault from a “full-scale invasion” of about “10,000-15,000 international terrorists.” He also said that the Taliban had full logistical support from Pakistan. Biden ignored this and pressured Ghani to create a “perception” that the Taliban hadn’t been advancing rapidly, “whether it’s true or not.” Biden offered Ghani US air support, if he agreed to lie about the situation on the ground. General Mark Milley also pressured Ghani, in a follow-up phone call later that same day. In the end, Ghani abandoned his country and Biden refused to send help; 13 US Military members are now dead because they were forced to trust the Taliban for their safety.

Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.

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