U.S president Joe Biden has vowed to strike back against those responsible for the Kabul bombings which killed 13 marines.
It’s among the worst single-day losses suffered by U.S forces in Afghanistan. In almost a decade Biden said the U.S would complete its evacuation mission and stick to its withdrawal deadline of August 31st a president under pressure and close to tears. Joe Biden said that he understood the pain felt by the families of the dead marines at Kabul airport. His late son Beau was a veteran of the Iraq war tough day.
We have some sense like many of you do what the families of these brave heroes are feeling today you get this feeling like you’re being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest. There is no way out my heart aches for you. He paused for a moment’s silence in honor of those who had died and then said the U.S would strike back against those responsible for the bombings for those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm. Know this we will not forgive. We will not forget.
We will hunt you down and make you pay. He said any retaliation would not involve a large military operation adding that the leaders behind the attack may already be known to the us. I have also ordered my commander to develop operational plans to strike isis k assets leadership and facilities. We will respond with force and precision at our time at the place we choose.
In a moment of our choosing Biden also pledged the mass evacuations would continue despite the threat of further attacks at Kabul airport. But only for a few more days with the last American soldiers set to leave on August 31st a bloody and chaotic end to America’s longest war. Ladies and gentlemen it was time to end a 20-year war.
If we look at the situation in Afghanistan itself how big of a threat does this group pose to the Taliban’s power. Well it’s not a huge threat, the problem mostly is that the the Taliban aren’t a homogeneous group. They are a coalition of multiple factions tribal allegiances. This is a group that is in itself trying to maintain this coalition. This is a semblance of unanimous unanimity and in this case having to deal with the rebels.
In the North having to deal with ISIS, having to deal with other factions. It does fragilize them somewhat however the threat of ISIS isn’t that big depending of course of just how well the Taliban can create and maintain this coalition and create a semblance of authority over the country. But they certainly have the capacity to be annoying enough and disruptive enough to cause the Taliban a lot of problems.