Since when did we decide that negotiating with terrorists was okay? Did I miss it? Did Al-Qaeda start listening to rhyme and reason? Or was it ISIS-K who mellowed out?
No, and to make matters worse, the Taliban, (a terrorist organization in their own right), are now recruiting new terrorists using this victory in Afghanistan.
Even more embarrassing? US President Joe Biden and others had to grovel to the Taliban in order to open up the August 31st deadline that was previously arranged.
The United States, along with 97 other countries, announced Sunday that they had reached an agreement with the Taliban to allow them to continue to get Afghan allies out of the country after the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline.
Why it matters: “We are all committed to ensuring that our citizens, nationals and residents, employees, Afghans who have worked with us and those who are at risk can continue to travel freely to destinations outside Afghanistan,” the joint statement said.
“We have received assurances from the Taliban that all foreign nationals and any Afghan citizen with travel authorization from our countries will be allowed to proceed in a safe and orderly manner to points of departure and travel outside the country,” the statement continued.
“We will continue issuing travel documentation to designated Afghans, and we have the clear expectation of and commitment from the Taliban that they can travel to our respective countries. We note the public statements of the Taliban confirming this understanding.”
The news comes just days after the Taliban reneged on their promise of “safe passage” to the airport, by allowing ISIS-K to detonate a number of explosives, that killed nearly 200, 13 of which were American soldiers.