The conversation likely centered around the August 31st withdrawal deadline. The Taliban threatened the U.S. with consequences if Biden extends it.
The Washington Post reported that CIA Director William Burns met with Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.
A senior official confirmed the report to Fox News.
No one knows what the men discussed in the meeting. They likely spoke about the August 31st withdrawal deadline.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the U.S. would face the consequences if President Joe Biden extended the deadline:
The Pentagon might extend the deadline, though. Americans are stranded all around Afghanistan. The Taliban have made it hard for them to get to the Kabul airport:
France, the UK and Germany have all mentioned extending the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline in order to carry out an orderly exit, the BBC reported.
“We are concerned about the deadline set by the United States on August 31,” Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s foreign minister, told the network. “Additional time is needed to complete ongoing operations.”
“The British position is we want to stay longer if it is possible to do so,” U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, according to The Associated Press.
The left made a big deal about former President Donald Trump’s team meeting with the Taliban, including Baradar, in Qatar in 2020. Biden even blamed his horrible withdrawal on Trump’s deal.
The Biden administration, including the president, has done nothing but praise the Taliban. It’s almost like surrendering. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told the press yesterday, “Thus far, and going forward, it does require constant coordination and deconfliction with the Taliban.”
In other words, American still has to rely on the Taliban to evacuate citizens.DONATE
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