Thank You America: Taliban Now Has More Air Power Than Many NAT0 Nations

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Daily Mail:

  • Jihadists have seized several major airbases, in Herat, Khost, Kunduz and Mazar-i-Sharif, and Kabul
  • They have proudly posted pictures of seized $6m Black Hawks and a $14m Hercules transport jet
  • The Taliban have been hunting for pilots from the disbanded Afghan Air Force to fly the vehicles

“It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
For a throne is established by righteousness.” Proverbs 16:12

  • Before Kabul fell, planes and helicopters were disabled by US troops, while others were flown overseas
  • The jihadists have as many as 48 aircraft – it’s not clear how many planes or helicopters this breaks down to
  • This is more aircraft than a third of Nato member states, including: Albania, Bosnia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Slovenia

The jewel in the crown, Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, was seized on Tuesday by triumphant jihadists who were seen clambering into the cockpit of a $14 million Hercules transport jet. Read More