- Sen. John Barrasso listed the arsenal that the United States left to the Taliban, saying they had “a willingness to fight now on steroids.”
- “You know what we left behind — $85 billion worth of weapons, MRAPs, tanks, Black Hawk helicopters,” Barrasso pointed out.
- “Most of them were never mission-capable to begin with, but certainly they’ll never be able to be flown again,” Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said of 73 aircraft.
Rudy Takala from Mediaite writes:
“Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) on Monday listed the arsenal the United States left to the Taliban, saying they had “a willingness to fight now on steroids.”
“They now have weapons,” Barrasso said in an evening interview with Fox Business Network’s Larry Kudlow. “You know what we left behind — $85 billion worth of weapons, MRAPs, tanks, Black Hawk helicopters. We left money behind — arms. The amazing thing, they have a funding network. They have a criminal network of drugs and human trafficking. Plus the Taliban along with ISIS, al Qaeda — they now have a willingness to fight that is now on steroids after the fact they now have the entire country of Afghanistan to use as a platform on which to attack the United States.”
Central Command leader Gen. Kenneth McKenzie insisted at a Monday press conference that some of the weapons, including Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Intercepts, had been rendered inoperable before U.S. forces left on Monday…”
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