#Kabul: If the Taliban are to be harmed in any way during the withdrawal of US troops or Afghan civilians from Afghanistan, they must be prepared for retaliation. This is the first time that US President Joe Biden has spoken out against Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Biden added that his administration was dealing with counter-insurgency operations. Biden, like the Pentagon, is looking into whether there is a possibility of a militant attack anywhere in Afghanistan.
Biden said his administration had been able to rescue 13,000 Americans since August 14. “We want to make it clear that we will retaliate in the event of an attack on our forces or on a passenger at an airport trying to return to the United States,” he said. “We will launch an anti-militancy mission in consultation with the countries that are working hand in hand with us to restore stability in the valley,” he said.
Biden said U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has already held talks with NATO allies. In the coming days, the US President will discuss how to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a hotbed of militant attacks in the United States or other friendly countries. The US president himself has spoken with representatives from Britain, Germany and France.
“We are going to sit in the G-7 meeting next week. There we will discuss how to coordinate and fight terrorism,” he said.
Why the Americans withdrew troops from Afghanistan is a question around the world. “We’ve been able to liberate Afghanistan from al-Qaeda. What else do we have to do there? We went to Afghanistan to get al Qaeda out of Afghanistan and capture Osama bin Laden. We succeeded in that,” Biden said.
He argues that the war has cost more than 300 million a day in the last twenty years since the war ended. “We are against continuing this war,” said Joe Biden.