Rep McCaul Blows Whistle On Taliban: ‘Executions Are Taking Place,’ ‘Retaliation Has Been Severe’
Biden really screwed Americans in Afghanistan but the ones who are paying the most, as of right now, are America's allies. Even with the planes full of Americans being held hostage by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, it's US allies paying the ultimate price for Biden's mistakes.
At least for now...
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R) is the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and during a lengthy interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, he dropped several ground-shaking truth bombs. One being that the Taliban has not chang
McCaul’s remarks come after the majority of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants have reportedly been left behind by the administration.
“There are also reports that the Taliban is now carrying out mass killings of former Afghan government officials, former Afghan defense forces,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said to McCaul during the interview. “Can you shed any light on that?”
“Yes. You know, executions are taking place. We’re getting videos coming in, stories of interpreters being, you know, blocked by the Taliban,” McCaul said. “Remember, they had a perimeter around the airport itself. The interpreters couldn’t get through that perimeter. Most Americans did. Some got blocked by our own U.S. government at the airport. The State Department wholly failed in this evacuation and we had to rely on groups like Operation Task Forces like Pineapple and Dunkirk, who I implore the State Department to work with, to help get these Americans and interpreters left behind out.”
“But the retaliation has been severe, Chris,” he continued. “You have stories of interpreters being taken home to their families and watching, you know, their wives and families being beheaded, executed before they execute the interpreter. This is not a new and improved Taliban. This is the same old Taliban. They’re reverting back to the same brutal practices.”
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, on Afghan interpreters abandoned by the Biden admin: “executions are taking place … the retaliation has been severe” pic.twitter.com/GcBqADFy2A
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 5, 2021
McCaul went on to explain just how bad it's gotten, "the problem is, Chris, we are — we’ve gone dark. When Bagram went down, when we turned it over to the Afghan partners, now in Taliban hands, with all the cash and weaponry, when our embassy went down, we went dark. We have no eyes and ears in country, and we can’t see Russia, China, and Iran."
"This is a major national security threat," he added.
Later in the interview, McCaul honed in on just how dangerous being 'in the dark' really is. Saying, "what we need to see, eyes and ears on the ground to see the threat so that we can respond to the threat and eliminate it. We don’t have that capability anymore. And, Chris, we’re going back to pre-9/11 right now, but it’s worse."