“Are you ruling out them being involved because you are so dependent on the Taliban right now?” FOX News’ Jennifer Griffin asked the Pentagon’s Kirby.
Kirby went back and forth, then admitted that the “failure” could have occurred at a Taliban checkpoint.
At the same time, defense officials are stating that the suicide bomber’s explosive vest had 25 pounds of high explosives. That’s almost double the average.
There’s also the added shrapnel that made it quite deadly.
That’s a pretty heavy vest. It would stand out. And wearing the heavy clothing meant to cover it up would stand out in 90-degree temperatures in Kabul.
And then there were the gunmen at the scene.
How did a 25 lb suicide vest and the gunmen who presumably were carrying more than handguns get past the Taliban checkpoints?
The answer is pretty obvious. They were allowed through.
If you think about the operational planning here, it’s not just that ISIS Jihadis made it past the checkpoints, it’s that they planned the operation, including the heavy bomb vest and the guns, with the assumption that they would get past Taliban checkpoints.
What gave them that level of confidence?
Again, it’s so self-explanatory that even the Biden people aren’t trying to deny it too hard, even as they’re doubling down on more “security coordination” with the Taliban.