Ever since the Taliban captured Bagram Air Base, I have been stating the battlefield was leveled in favor of the Taliban.
One of the biggest advantages we have had during this conflict has been our night-vision capabilities, which has now been forfeited.
Trump seems to agree, telling Fox News that “night fighting” will now become part of the Taliban’s arsenal.
The more than $80 billion in equipment left behind at Bagram is going to go a long way with the Taliban.
The terrorists were given a massive weapon and ammunition cache as well as the ability to have a small air force.
Whatever they don’t keep, they will probably sell to the Chinese and/or Russians to fund their operations.
Seeing the actions of the Taliban since we left, there seems to be little doubt we will have to go back at some point.
Trump touched base on all these recently with Fox News.
The former president stated, “We look like we surrendered. We look like we ran.
“We had F-35 fighter jets – the greatest in the world – and they had knives.”
Many media outlets are showing the destroyed and/or disabled equipment from Kabul, but there was so much left at Bagram, the Taliban actually had a parade with it.
Trump stated, “They didn’t disable any equipment.
“The equipment is perfect – and if it is not absolutely perfect, it will be fixed, very, very quickly, probably by China or Russia.”
During Trump’s time in office, he spent significant taxpayer money to get our military back up to par.
On that, he stated, “They gave a lot of it to the Taliban, and the Taliban doesn’t need all of it, so they are sending a lot of the most sophisticated stuff to China and Iran and they’re sending it to Russia – to re-engineer.”
The Trump administration’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, former U.S. Army Col. Heino Klinck, also chimed in.
He stated, “It is not just about reverse engineering.
“Oftentimes, that implies that whoever is doing that is going to want to reproduce the item.
“This is also about finding technical vulnerabilities to enhance their own indigenously produced systems.”
Klinck continued, “Being able to technically exploit our night-vision devices would give China an opportunity to enhance their own.”
Terrifying… absolutely terrifying, and it all could have been prevented if Joe Biden had an ounce of common sense.
Source: Fox News