Taliban Proves Biden Admin Wrong About Supposed Leverage
I want to say I told you so, but this is disheartening because Biden is running our country and somehow didn't see this obvious outcome. Last week Press Secretary Jen Psaki was claiming that they have leverage over Afghanistan that should ensure the safety of the Americans they abandoned. But the Taliban proved that was a lie when they came out and said they don't need our access to the global market, they have China.
"The Taliban have declared China their closest ally, describing the country as their “principal partner".
"According to the Islamist militia, China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and will “beef up” relations, saying Beijing is “ready to invest in and reconstruct” Afghanistan.
“China is our principal partner and for us represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it’s ready to invest in and reconstruct our country," Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the fundamentalist group, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
“We hold in high regard the One Belt One Road project that will serve to revive the ancient Silk Road," Mr. Mujahid told La Repubblica.
“Beyond that, we have rich copper mines which thanks to the Chinese can be brought back into production and modernized.
"China represents our passport towards the markets of the whole world.”
I guess this is why we are seeing the Taliban hold six planes worth of Americans/Afghan allies in their airports as hostages without a real concern about the global market. We should have seen this coming a mile away, but when the president becomes confused over tough questions, like his name, and what office he is holding, I suppose this should be expected. In the six planes, there are likely five Americans if that, if this is anything like the evacuation Biden just ordered. We evacuated tens of thousands of refugees and failed to evacuate all 6000 Americans... Biden has been in office for about 7 months now, I hope America can make it through the rest of his term intact.