Pentagon Does Not Deny that U.S. Military Is Buying Fuel From the Taliban to Evacuate People From Afghanistan

Pentagon Does Not Deny that U.S. Military Is Buying Fuel From the Taliban to Evacuate People From Afghanistan. By Debra Heine.

Army Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor and Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby dodged a reporter’s question about whether the US military is buying aviation fuel from the Taliban as evacuation efforts continue at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in Kabul.

During a briefing at the Pentagon Thursday, Kirby also revealed that of the 2,000 people evacuated over the last 24 hours, only 300 of them were Americans. …

Around 4,500 US soldiers are providing security at the airport, but the Taliban has reportedly been making it difficult for anyone trying to make it to the terminals. …

 

 

U.S. officials meanwhile, speaking on the condition of anonymity, are saying that the Taliban is flying high with a “new U.S.-Made War chest.” According to Reuters, “the current intelligence assessment was that the Taliban are believed to control more than 2,000 armored vehicles, including U.S. Humvees, and up to 40 aircraft potentially including UH-60 Black Hawks, scout attack helicopters, and ScanEagle military drones.”

I really am wearing my shocked face. Is there no end to ruling class stupidity?