Biden Official Deletes Post Admitting Failure in Afghanistan: ‘We’re Powerless’
'Woke up with a heavy heart, thinking about all the Afghan women and girls'
A senior Biden official admitted the administration was “powerless” to protect the young girls and women in Afghanistan from the Taliban.
Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Molly Montgomery posted what he really thought on Twitter amid reports of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
She wrote on her personal account:
“Woke up with a heavy heart, thinking about all the Afghan women and girls I worked with during my time in Kabul."
“They were the beneficiaries of many of the gains we made, and now they stand to lose everything."
She then seemed to express frustration the Biden administration was unable to help them.
“We empowered them to lead, and now we are powerless to protect them,” she wrote.
But the post was deleted later, but not before screenshots were taken.
“This deleted tweet from a senior Biden State Department official captures the private feelings of many others,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan wrote.
Montgomery's sentiment is the opposite of Biden's, who said he had no regrets about his decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
This deleted tweet from a senior Biden State Department official captures the private feelings of many others. pic.twitter.com/uoeEukSerh— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 13, 2021
“The President is firmly focused on how we can continue to execute an orderly drawdown and protect our men and women serving in Afghanistan,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told Fox News.
“You heard him earlier this week: he does not regret his decision.”
Neon Nettle reported earlier:
The Taliban terrorist group is reportedly “going door-to-door” and abducting girls as young as 12 years old to become “sex slaves” for jihadi fighters, according to News.com.au.
The Australian network's report cites an earlier report by Bloomberg:
“An inside source suggests that Taliban leaders are attempting to kidnap and forcibly marry women."
“[T]he Taliban are going door-to-door in some areas, compiling lists of women and girls aged between 12 and 45 years for their fighters to forcibly marry,” Bloomberg reported on August 9.