Why Is the White House Running Interference for the Taliban?

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Apparently, it wasn’t enough for the Biden administration to hand the Taliban Afghanistan on a silver platter. Now, it is discouraging anyone from opposing the terrorist organization.

The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF), a group seeking to overthrow the Taliban, won critical victories recently as it took control of several areas in the northern part of the region. The fighting had been going on for days, and the Taliban sustained a significant number of casualties.

The Foreign Desk reported:

According to official news reports, Mullah Bahauddin, the head of the Taliban’s police command in the Khost district, along with several other Taliban fighters, were ambushed and killed by Resistance Front soldiers at his headquarters in the Carousel Valley in the city of Khost.

Additionally, Mullah Wajid, the head of the Carousel Valley Basin, and Taliban reinforcements also died at the hands of NRF forces who managed to seize Taliban weapons and destroy their military equipment and vehicles.

This is usually the type of development that would please Americans, even if we are no longer involved militarily in the country. While we are no longer interested in maintaining our troops in the region, it does not mean we somehow changed our minds about the Taliban, which is known to shelter radical Islamic terrorists. But it appears our State Department is not too happy about the fact that the Taliban is sustaining serious losses.

In a statement given to The Foreign Desk, a State Department spokesman said: “We want to see the emergence of stable and sustainable political dispensation via peaceful means. We do not support organized violent opposition to the Taliban, and we would discourage other powers from doing so as well.”

That’s right, folks.

The United States of America’s federal government just told the world that it does not support armed uprisings against a tyrannical organization like the Taliban. The spokesman also said the department is “monitoring the recent uptick in violence closely” and that they “call on all sides to exercise restraint and to engage.”

The State Department’s response “sent deep concerns among many Americans, foreign policy analysts, human rights organizations, and others who have monitored the movements of the NRF, calling on the international community to send humanitarian and military aid to support resistance fighters,” according to Just The News.

The NRF has been lobbying the U.S. government for military equipment and funds to aid in their fight against the Taliban. “The National Resistance Font (NRF) is not fighting a civil war to restrain its efforts but has continued the global war on terror after our allies abandoned it last year,” said Ali Nazary, head of foreign relations for the group, who also explained that it is the only democratic force “actively fighting against all terrorist groups including the Taliban, ISIS, and Al Qaeda.”

However, not everyone was negative about the NRF’s victories. Just The News reported:

Foreign policy experts, Afghan citizens, and other users took to social media to praise the recent victory, with some describing the recent win as a small but critical gain in the fight against the Taliban.

Some began posting photos and emojis of the former Afghanistan flag to show solidarity with the NRF and the Afghan citizens currently facing brutal repression under the Taliban government.

The National Resistance Front was formed in August 2021 to push back against the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. It is led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of the Northern Alliance general Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was murdered by Al Qaeda operatives two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The NRF is supported by former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who comes from the Panjshir Valley, the same area of the country where Massoud comes from. The Taliban has been particularly aggressive toward the valley, beating, kidnapping, and murdering those who reside there.

After the disastrous withdrawal of US military troops from Afghanistan, many in the international community questioned America’s commitment to its allies. The fact that the administration did little to stop the Taliban from rapidly retaking the country made people wonder if the US is at all concerned about those who share our values or the people suffering because of the Taliban. Sure, we are done in Afghanistan militarily, but this does not mean we should support the terrorist group, even if it’s only words.


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