You’ve probably seen the story splashed all over the media.
Taliban kill mastermind of suicide bombing at Kabul airport – AP
Taliban kill mastermind of Kabul airport bombing that killed 13 U.S. service members – NBC News
Mastermind of Kabul airport massacre killed by Taliban – Washington Post
While the Taliban and ISIS-K are battling for power, the story was suspect and it turns out that the whole thing is one big question mark.
The story originated with the Biden administration. That makes it doubly suspect. And it gets worse from there.
While the U.S. also sought to target the ISIS-K terrorist, the Taliban killed him on its own, according to the official.
Another curious aspect of the story is that the Taliban has so far not taken credit for the apparent high-level blow against its ISIS-K nemesis.
The U.S. assesses the reason is that the Taliban did not know it had killed this particular terrorist, according to the official.
A senior Biden administration official on Tuesday said the U.S. did not learn of the death from the Taliban, but would not elaborate.
The U.S. official on Wednesday went slightly further, saying the U.S. learned of the death through its own intelligence capabilities, according to the official.
So far, administration officials have refused to give the name of the planner, with Kirby telling reporters on Wednesday, “I’m just not at liberty to reveal that.”
The U.S. official told ABC News the reluctance to give the name is due to concerns doing so would reveal intelligence sourcing, according to the official.
According to the Biden regime, the Taliban killed the mastermind, but don’t know it, and they can’t reveal who it is because then the Taliban might know whom they killed.
Am I getting this right?
J.J. Sefton says
He’s either a tenured professor at Columbia University or an undersecretary at the DHS or Foggy Bottom. All seriousness aside, they let him in during the bug-out and he’s roaming around somewhere in the States.
If you keep the Taliban credited with killing the ISIS bomb maker, you can keep attention and questions from being asked about who in the Biden administration & the military devised the security plan for evacuating from Afghanistan. That security plan and the decision to close & vacate the Bagram airfield before start of the troop drawdown & evacuation were directly causative of the loss of American lives from that bomb in 2021. Closing Bagram meant that there would be no persistent overhead Combat Air Support to protect Americans on the ground. Of course, the names of these people will never be known. They must not be held accountable so they can finish their careers & retire anonymously.