by Tyler Durden
‘This Is Ransom’: White House Mulling Direct Foreign Aid To The Taliban
Is this what America’s “extraordinary success” in Afghanistan looks like? (In the words of President Biden on Tuesday).
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has offered blunt confirmation in a Wednesday “Good Morning America” interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the United States won’t rule out giving aid directly to the Taliban regime in Kabul.
A somewhat incredulous looking Stephanopoulos questioned, “We’re gonna work with the Taliban… does that include the prospect of giving them aid?”
Sullivan without missing a beat responded of the group which was long widely condemned as a terror organization after 9/11:
“Well first of all we do believe that there is an important dimension of humanitarian assistance that should go directly to the people of Afghanistan…”
“We do intend to continue that.”
Sullivan then actually used the unsettling phrase “our economic and development assistance relationship” with the Taliban.
Secondly, when it comes to our economic and development assistance relationship with the Taliban, that will be about the Taliban’s actions. It will be about whether they following through on their commitments, Their commitments to safe passage for Americans and Afghan allies. Their commitment to not allow Afghanistan to be a base from which terrorists can attack the United States.”
…It’s going to be up to them, and we will wait and see by their actions how we end up responding in terms of the economic and developmental assistance relationship.”
This is who US taxpayers will be forced to send “aid” to…
— New York Post (@nypost) September 1, 2021
The subtext here is the ‘plan B’ after the US administration is confirmed to have left many Americans behind, with estimates ranging from a couple hundred to multiple hundreds still trapped in the war-torn country.
— Travis J. Tritten (@Travis_Tritten) September 1, 2021
Plan B appears to be to literally bribe the Taliban into allowing safe-passage for remaining Americans and local allies in the form of foreign aid, or essentially ransom money.
Here is Jake Sullivan talking about giving aid directly to the Taliban
This is ransom money pic.twitter.com/n0340uidAC
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 1, 2021