Coward Blinken Refuses To Answer Simple Question
Wouldn't you want to know if Russia's President Vladimir Putin threatened any president of the United States— Even if that president was Biden? that's a pretty bold move and it seems fairly important but when Texas Republican Michael McCaul asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken if the alleged threat actually happened, Blinken coward away.
Which, really just made it seem like the answer was 'yes'.
"Bagram went down, the Embassy went down, and we went dark. We have no eyes and ears on the ground. We’ve lost intelligence capability in the region. That includes Russia, China, and Iran as you know. This is a national security threat as China moves in, for all I know, they may take over Bagram airbase, but this over the horizon capability, I believe is exaggerated, it’s not a viable option. It’s too far away. Did you negotiate with countries like Uzbekistan, or Tajikistan to put an ISR capability there?" McCaul asked during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Monday.
Adding, "And my last question, is it true that President Putin threatened the president United States, saying he could not build intelligence capabilities in the region?"
Blinken paused for a second and responded, "this is an... this is an important question and one that in its detail and substance, I think we need to take up in another setting for reasons I know that you very much appreciate. Let me just say this very broadly, and you know this very well, given your focus and expertise on these issues."
He continued, "The terrorist threat has metastasized dramatically over the last 20 years. And it’s most acute in places like Yemen, like Libya, like Iraq, like Syria, like Somalia, and, of course, we have much greater and different capabilities than we had 20 years ago in terms of dealing with that threat. And in many countries around the world, we deal with it effectively with no U.S. boots on the ground."
He concluded, without answering the second question, "We lost some capacity for sure in not having those boots on the ground in Afghanistan, but we have ways and we are very actively working on that to make up for that, to mitigate for that, to make sure that we have, you know, eyes on the problem to see if it reemerges in Afghanistan and to do something about it."
.@RepMcCaul: "Is it true that President Putin threatened the president of the United States, saying he could not build intelligence capabilities in the region?"
Blinken: "This is an important question & one that...we need to take up in" a classified setting pic.twitter.com/TlIOR9JznP
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 13, 2021
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., the committee’s chairman, said ending the war in Afghanistan was "never going to be easy" and repeatedly slammed Biden’s critics over his execution of the withdrawal last month.
They can rush to defend Biden all they want, it won't stop Afghanistan from becoming a hotbed for terrorists and enemies of the United States.