Biden Has Left the Taliban 75,000 U.S. Vehicles, 600,000 Weapons, 208 Planes
'We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer'
Democrat Joe Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan has left the Taliban with 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons, and 208 airplanes/helicopters, according to watchdog group Open the Books.
CEO & founder of Open the Books, Adam Andrzejewski, said:
“We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade."
“They now control 75,000 military vehicles."
"This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers.”
The U.S government has spent a massive $83 billion of taxpayer funds on weapons, vehicles, and airplanes for the Afghan military.
Earlier this week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby 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."
Andrzejewski said his organization "found a Federal Audit that detailed up to $200 million worth of drones that had disappeared."
He added, "we don't know where 600,000 weapons are within the country.”
The Taliban now also has access to biometrics data of Afghans, which helped U.S. forces during the war.
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 earlier this month.
“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."