President Joe Biden has announced that he will not extend the evacuation deadline of Aug. 31 as he cited the imminent threat from ISIS-K who is known for killing children, beheading rivals, bombing schools, and murdering people in hospital beds.
“Every day we’re on the ground is another day we know that ISIS-K is seeking to target the airport and attack both US forces and allied forces and innocent civilians,” Biden stated, making it clear that ISIS-K is feared by his administration.
This comes as a bombing has just occurred outside of the airport, according to The Hill. “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby tweeted.
“We will provide additional details when we can,” he added.
We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can.
— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 26, 2021
Fox News confirmed a second explosion shortly after the first.
BREAKING NEWS: Second explosion reported in Kabulhttps://t.co/TjbKyMByo8
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 26, 2021
ISIS-K was founded in 2015 with the goal of establishing an Islamic caliphate across Khorasan which is a region that includes Pakistan and Afghanistan along with parts of Central Asia.
The terrorist group is estimated to have more than 10,000 members and is led by terrorist warlord Shahab al-Muhajir “The Urban Lion,” a former al-Qaeda fighter, who took power in April 2020. ISIS-K has been “involved in guerrilla operations and the planning of suicide and complex attacks,” according to the Daily Mail.
Al-Muhajir is focusing on ridding Afghanistan of foreign “crusaders” who “proselytize Muslims” as well as “apostates.” That means U.S. troops are coveted targets for the terrorist organization. Although ISIS-K and the Taliban are proclaimed enemies, it is quite possible they may form an alliance against the U.S.
ISIS-K is allegedly considered such a severe threat now that they are being used as an excuse to delay withdrawal from the Kabul Airport by Biden’s August 31 deadline.
The group considers the bloodthirsty Taliban far too liberal for their tastes. That is yet another reason Biden asserts that they are preparing a wave of attacks against civilians at the airport in an effort to destabilize the Taliban government.
ISIS-K has reportedly carried out in excess of 100 attacks against civilian targets and an additional 250 attacks involving U.S., Afghan, or Pakistani security services. They record their victories via gruesome cellphone recorded videos that are then posted to the internet.
This is the group that gave birth to the “Cubs of the Caliphate.” It is comprised of children who have been recruited to train as terrorists. In 2017, a video showed two boys who appeared to be younger than 12-years-old forcing captives to kneel on the ground before they executed them. ISIS-K has a thing for gruesome execution videos.
They reportedly killed at least 68 Afghans in May and wounded 165 more when they blew up three car bombs outside the Syed Al-Shahda school for girls in Kabul.
Other heinous attacks include the storming of Kabul University by gunmen which left 22 dead and 22 wounded in November of 2020 and a suicide bomber who blew himself up at a wedding killing 92 in August 2019.
Biden’s policy appears to be dictated out of fear amid the perceived threat from ISIS-K. This perception alone is a major coup for the terrorist network.
(Video Credit: The Hill)
Former President Trump had thousands of ISIS soldiers killed during his term but it has always been almost impossible to get all of them. They are adaptive and determined zealots who are willing to die for their cause. As leaders fall, others gladly step in to take their place.
Biden’s handling of the botched withdrawal is seen as extreme incompetence and weakness by terrorists. His kowtowing to the deadline for evacuations and troop drawdown imposed by the Taliban will strand hundreds if not thousands of Americans behind enemy lines and at the mercy of terrorists.
It invites attacks on our soldiers and our citizens. ISIS-K, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban all see this weakness as an opportunity to humiliate their American enemies and it appears to be working.
A former intelligence officer and senior fellow for the Hudson Institute, Michael Pregent, was blunt concerning the situation. “I think we’re going to have an American wind up on their knees with an ISIS flag behind them on the video camera,” he stated.
“Being an American in Afghanistan is a death sentence. Being an Afghan with a U.S. passport is a death sentence,” he told Fox News.
There is widespread anger over Biden’s reaction to ISIS-K and the situation at the Kabul Airport:
While telling everyone to stay away from Kabul airport bc of suicide bombing threat from ISIS-K.
Americans can’t leave if they can’t get to the airport.
Last evacuation planes leave Friday, the 28th.
Military begins leaving & is out the 31st, but the military equipment stays. https://t.co/lQRHGVmwOJ
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 26, 2021
With threats of suicide bombings at the Kabul airport by ISIS-K, they are telling Americans it’s not safe to come to the airport, yet last evacuation flights leave tomorrow (Friday), then the military begins its evacuation.
Many Americans are going to be left behind.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 26, 2021
.@PressSec Psaki says that we have to leave Kabul by Aug. 31 because of the growing threat to our troops from "ISIS-K." Why isn't "ISIS-K" afraid of our troops? When did the goal of the U.S. military become … avoiding threats? Rather than defending U.S.?
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 24, 2021
Looks like there's a new terrorist variant… “ISIS-K” 🙄
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) August 24, 2021
You’re going to be hearing more and more about ISIS-K in the days to come. The situation that Joe Biden has created in Afghanistan will only mean a rise of ISIS there that poses a real and direct threat to the USA and Joe Biden knows it.
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 24, 2021
I am tired of hearing about ISIS-K being the only threat
This explosion at Kabul could be any group
The suicide bomber or SVBIED passed through Taliban checkpoints
An Al-Qaeda affiliate has control of Kabul
"Mortal enemies" cooperate when there is a mutual enemy – the U.S.
— Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent) August 26, 2021
It's an evolving situation at Kabul's airport.
Biden, earlier this week: "Every day we have troops on the ground, these troops and innocent civilians at the airport face the risk of attack from ISIS-K from a distance, even though we’re moving back the perimeter significantly." https://t.co/vu0oNLeIgS
— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) August 26, 2021
NEW: British reports of imminent threat confirmed per a senior US official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Threat by ISIS-K or another affiliate of a vehicle bomb or suicide bomber has been measured as “more likely than unlikely” for over the last 24 hours.
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 26, 2021
I can see President Trump going into Afghanistan in a few years to clean up ISIS-K. This is not going to end well.
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) August 25, 2021
ISIS-K is a creation of the Biden “Administration” & weak Democrats.
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) August 24, 2021
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