By Ryan Saavedra
Terrorism experts quickly downplayed Democrat President Joe Biden‘s attempts to count the CIA’s killing of Al Qaeda Ayman Al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan as a win for his administration, noting the fact that Al-Zawahiri was in Afghanistan at all means that the terrorist group has returned to the country where they planned the 9/11 attacks.
During the chaotic pullout from Afghanistan last year, Biden declared that Al Qaeda was “gone” from Afghanistan.
On Monday night, Biden declared that “justice has been delivered” and that he would hunt down and kill anyone who was a threat to the U.S.
However, terrorism and national security experts quickly pumped the brakes on celebrating Al-Zawahiri’s death as a major win because of what it meant: Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan.
“The killing of Al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri will be sold as a counterterrorism success. But that narrative masks the undeniable truth that Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is a safe have for Al Qaeda,” Bill Roggio, terrorism analyst at the Long War Journal, tweeted. “The strike that killed Zawahiri is the first since the U.S withdrawal 1+ months ago. The U.S. saved best for first, and made the first counterterrorism strike count.”
“Zawahiri was killed in the Sherpur neighborhood, in a home run by a deputy of Sirajuddin Haqqani. Sirajuddin is of course one of two deputy Taliban emirs as well as the interior minister,” he continued. “Zawahiri could not operate in Afghanistan – particularly in Kabul – without the consent of the Taliban. He wasn’t in the remote mountains of Kunar, Nuristan, or Nangarhar, or distant provinces of Ghazni, Helmand, or Kandahar. He was in the Taliban’s capital.”
Max Abrahms, an International security professor, said that killing Al Zawahiri was not “the categorical win Biden says.”
“The Taliban was supposed to prevent Al Qaeda leaders from hiding out there for goodness sake,” Abrahms added.
Taking out #Zawahiri isn’t the categorical win Biden says. The Taliban was supposed to prevent Al Qaeda leaders from hiding out there for goodness sake.
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) August 1, 2022
Rita Katz, Director of SITE Intelligence Group, noted: “That Zawahiri, after years of hiding and immense OPSEC, was killed on a balcony in a wealthy downtown neighborhood of Kabul–it just shows what a drastic sense of empowerment al-Qaeda leadership has felt under Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.”
“There was a reason that Ayman al-Zawahiri was in Kabul,” said Tim Kennedy, a former special forces operator.
To the surprise of no one, idiot Biden’s disaster in Afghanistan continues to get worse. Election fraud endangers the entire world.
Devil in the details but dead is dead.
Hey how many times can a guy croak?
Yeah, with this regime it needs to be checked and double checked. They HAVE been known to f**k up and/or lie.
Exactly. Hopefully it’s true that he was killed but he has been reported dead multiple times and the ones telling us he was killed are the same group of liars who told us that we didn’t leave any Americans behind in Afghanistan. In the meantime, let the demented pervert start talking about Afghanistan again. It’ll be a stark reminder that we are approaching the one year mark when he surrendered to the Taliban and then abandoned hundreds of Americans over there.
Another Vet: and what of those thousands of Americans and allies idiot Biden left behind in Afghanistan? Does Greg worry about retaliation against them? Obviously not.
No one in the media has brought up the fact that we are closing in a year since Americans were abandoned over there. What a contrast between that and the Iran hostage crisis where every night there was the, “America Held Hostage” reports after the local news ended. I believe it was NBC or ABC that aired that. I guess there was still some sort of journalistic standard back then where they actually reported the news.
And who cares about Greg the Red?
“On Monday night, Biden declared . . . that he would hunt down and kill anyone who was a threat to the U.S.”
Well, start with the current Executive Branch then git after the left side of Congress including the RHINOs, move up to the MSM, eh.
The M.S. Media will give credit to Biden the same way the Airhead Media gave Obama the Credit for the death of Bin-Laden
01/26/23 – U.S. military raid in northern Somalia kills a senior ISIS leader and 10 ISIS fighters
Sounds familiar another guy with 9 lives,with 10 others?
Dec 4, 2022 The U.S. military killed a key ISIS facilitator, Bilal al-Sudani, and about 10 ISIS operatives in a counterterrorism mission that resulted in no U.S. casualties, senior administration officials said
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SEAL Team Six kills key ISIS facilitator Bilal al-Sudani, 10 operatives …Dec 4, 2022The U.S. military killed a key ISIS facilitator, Bilal al-Sudani, and about 10 ISIS operatives in a counterterrorism mission that resulted in no U.S. casualties, senior administration officials said Thursday. Officials said that after “extensive planning and exquisite execution of the plan, there….
Maybe Bilal al-Sudani and 10 others is as common over there as “John Smith and 10 others” is over here?
Maybe they/them Milley wanted credit for the commander of the Seals accomplishment , and Biden well he was there with them like Rambo getting revenge for them killing his son Beau.
Are we sure this isn’t another family of 9 idiot Biden decided to kill just to look tough?
Where’s your fear of retaliation and denouncing of such an attack? Oh, that’s right… today the wind blows from another direction.