GOP Will Force Democrats to Label the Taliban as Terrorists or Deny the Fact With New Bill

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A new bill by the Republicans in the Senate will force Democrats to drop the act about the Taliban and admit whether or not they consider them a terrorist group.


According to The Hill, the bill is called the “Preventing Recognition of Terrorist States Act” and was introduced by Sens. Marco Rubio, Tommy Tuberville, Shelley Moore Capito, Dan Sullivan, Thom Tillis, and Cynthia Lummis. It will call on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to “designate the illegitimate Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as a state sponsor of terrorism and the Taliban as a terrorist organization,” according to Rubio’s office.

The bill goes even further according to The Hill:

The bill also calls for sanctions on foreign actors who “knowingly provide assistance to the Taliban” and would mandate a report “that determines whether the Taliban should be designated as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.”

The senators also aim to make sure that U.S. taxpayer money does not go to any foreign terrorist organizations that may be present in Afghanistan.

Rubio laid down Biden’s lack of seriousness when it comes to the Taliban as the reason behind this bill, making it clear that Biden’s actions have only empowered this terrorist group, not only in Afghanistan but here in the United States as well.


“Unfortunately, there is no reason to think President Biden will treat the Taliban like the terrorists they are,” he added. “Congress must take action to deal with this new reality and keep Americans safe.”

The Democrats, including Blinken, have been bandying around talk of the Taliban being a legitimate government but having to “earn” that recognition first. As they’ve been making increasingly clear, they have no intention of being recognized as anything but a savage terrorist group.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has already confirmed to the “inclusivity” the left was hoping for from the group isn’t happening and tortures and murders have been the standard as per the usual.

Terrorist groups aren’t going to suddenly stop being terrorist groups because the American left asked nicely. Sometimes, the only language these groups understand is force and violence.

(READ: Sometimes, Peace Really Isn’t an Option)


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