New American: Since the Biden administration’s slapdash withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban — which had promised to behave themselves — have made use of the $85 billion in U.S. military equipment left behind. Reports from Monday show Taliban forces flying U.S. Black Hawk attack helicopters over Kandahar with “traitors” hanging by the neck beneath the U.S. aircraft.
That the Taliban broke their promise of peaceful rule is surprising to no one who has any historical understanding of the tyrannical, terrorist, militantly Islamic group. It was perfectly predictable: The past is the best indicator of the future, and the Taliban have always ruled by terror. The difference this time, though, is that the Taliban have first-world military equipment, courtesy of the Biden administration.
The Taliban are putting that equipment to good (read: bad) use, patrolling Afghanistan and keeping Afghans in check.
WATCH: Taliban reportedly flying American-made Black Hawk helicopter over Kandahar, Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/yNZPknlrZY
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By using that equipment to terrorize the people of Afghanistan, the Taliban — which were kept at bay for 20 years only by the military might of the United States — are mocking the United States. But pictures and video from Kandahar shared on Twitter Monday show that this is far worse than mockery. The Taliban are using Black Hawk helicopters as platforms for public hangings of “traitors” that assisted the United States over the past 20 years of the Taliban’s exile from power.