Taliban supporters flaunt mock coffins draped with American and British flags through the streets

Video footage surfaced on Tuesday showing the Taliban celebrating Americans fleeing their country with mock funerals in the streets, hatefully parading coffins draped with flags from the U.S., Britain, and NATO countries.

The procession took place in the Afghanistan city of Khost, according to Reuters. The celebration with guns firing into the sky was held less than a day after U.S. forces pulled out of Afghanistan following nearly 20 years of conflict. It was one of many that took place across Afghanistan.

The viral footage was a final slap at America as President Joe Biden’s deadly botched troop withdrawal ends, leaving many Americans behind enemy lines. Large crowds marched and cheered over the hasty and humiliating withdrawal by the United States. The Taliban and thousands of their supporters took selfies and waved flags as they pretended to hold aloft the dead bodies of American service members and NATO allies.

“The world should have learned its lesson and this is the enjoyable moment of victory,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid proclaimed in a live stream video. He told reporters at the airport in Kabul that Americans “could not achieve their goal through military operations,” according to Al Jazeera.

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“August 31 is our formal Freedom Day. On this day, American occupying forces and NATO forces fled the country,” Taliban official Qari Saeed Khosti told local television station Zhman TV.

Other images went viral on Tuesday showing Taliban members strolling through the Kabul airport in U.S.-supplied fatigues, some brandishing rifles, and others using state-of-the-art night vision goggles or examining U.S. helicopters.

As mock coffins were marched through Afghanistan’s streets in celebration, President Biden doubled down Tuesday justifying the withdrawal of troops from the terrorist nation. He blamed the crisis on Afghanistan’s military and on former President Trump in a speech given on Tuesday. Many contend that Trump would never have handled the withdrawal like this. He would have evacuated Americans and allies first and would have ensured the Taliban adhered to the agreement or there would have been severe repercussions.

“Let me be clear, leaving August 31 is not due to an arbitrary deadline. It is designed to save American lives. My predecessor, the former president, signed an agreement with the Taliban to remove US troops by May the first, just months after I was inaugurated. It included no requirement that the Taliban work out a cooperative governing arrangement with the Afghan government. But it did authorize the release of 5,000 prisoners last year, including some of the Taliban’s top war commanders, among those who just took control of Afghanistan,” Biden stated.

“By the time I came to office, the Taliban was in the strongest military position since 2001, controlling or contesting nearly half of the country. The previous administration’s agreement said that if we stuck to the May 1 deadline that they had signed on to leave by, the Taliban wouldn’t attack any American forces. But if we stayed, all bets were off,” the president said.

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“So, we were left with a simple decision: either follow through on the commitment made by the last administration and leave Afghanistan or say we weren’t leaving and commit another tens of thousands more troops. Going back to war: that was the choice, the real choice, between leaving or escalating. I was not going to extend this forever war, and I was not extending a forever exit,” Biden concluded.

The jarring and infuriating images of the Taliban hoisting American coffins in the streets and parading them like trophies enraged Americans:

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