Pentagon Admits an Unknown Amount of Captured Weaponry at Taliban’s Disposal
Terror regime is now a massive threat to the world
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has admitted that the Taliban now has its hand on an unknown amount of U.S.-supplied Afghan government weaponry.
When asked about the billions of dollars worth of American equipment that remains in Afghanistan, Kirby said:
“I don’t have an exact inventory of equipment that the Afghans had at their disposal, which now might be at risk."
"I don't have an exact inventory of equipment that the Afghans had at their disposal which now might be at risk" says @PentagonPresSec on US weapons & equipment that could be in Taliban control since the fall.— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 23, 2021
The Taliban has seized tens of billions of dollars of military equipment since the collapse of the country, Reuters reported.
“More than $28 billion was spent equipping the Afghans between 2002 to 2017,” the Heritage Foundation wrote Saturday.
“Expenditures after that are harder to come by, but since deliveries were continuing until just last month, it is safe to assume that the total amount is much more,” the report adds.
The Hill reported that Afghanistan “had 211 U.S.-supplied aircraft in their inventory" as of June 30, 2021.
The Heritage Foundation estimates the terror regime collected all the necessary "ingredients to fully equip both an army and an air force,” which includes “600,000 rifles and machine guns; 76,000 vehicles, such as high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, armored trucks, and pickups; radios, night-vision goggles, and drones; and 208 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft."
The Taliban have even been taunting the U.S in a recent photo of them sporting U.S. military gear.
Neon Nettle reported on the sickening image of Taliban mocking America's sacrifice in an iconic World War II photo of U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima.
According to former government anti-terrorism adviser, Col. Richard Kemp, they are better armed now than ever before.”
An unnamed congressional source said the gear in the Taliban’s hands is concerning.
“We are also concerned that some may end up in the hands of others who support the Taliban’s cause,” they told CNN.
“My biggest fear is that the sophisticated weaponry will be sold to our adversaries and other non-state actors who intend to use it against us and our allies.”
The terrorist helped themselves to huge stocks of American weaponry abandoned by U.S. troops when Biden ordered immediate withdrawal from the country.
The weapons and vehicles are US military-grade that Washington handed over as part of the $83billion spent trying to prop up Afghanistan's armed forces.