This year marks the second anniversary of the tragic bombing attack at Kabul Airport, resulting in the loss of 13 US servicemen and women.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Joint Chief Chairman Mark Milley, and CentCom Commander General Kenneth McKenzie were all made aware of the potential terrorist bombing at Kabul Airport’s Abbey Gate hours prior to its occurrence.
Commanders from Kabul reported that the Abbey Gate, where American citizens had been instructed to assemble for airport entry, was deemed “high risk” and outlined their strategies for safeguarding the airport.
Previously, American heroes reported to The Gateway Pundit that US military personnel were aware of the presence of a suicide bomber in the vicinity of the Kabul Airport, but did not permit them to take action. This was later confirmed by testimony from a US Marine sniper who attested that he was not granted permission to eliminate the bomber.
Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, a U.S. Marine Corps sniper who served in Afghanistan during the surrender to the Taliban forces, testified before Congress earlier this year.
Vargas informed Congress that he had been prohibited from engaging with a suicide bomber in Afghanistan which resulted in the death of 13 service members and over 170 civilians.
From his testimony:
Over the communication network we passed that there was a potential threat and an ID attack imminent. This was as serious as it could get. I requested engagement authority while my team leader was ready on the M110 semiautomatic sniper system. The response: Leadership did not have the engagement authority for us. Do not engage. I requested for the battalion commander, lieutenant Colonel Brad Whited, to come to the tower to see what we did. Wile we waited for him psychological operations individuals came to our tower immediately and confirmed the suspect met the suicide bomber description.
He eventually arrived, and we showed him our evidence, the photos we had of the two men. We reassured him of the ease of fire on the suicide bomber. Pointedly, we asked him for engagement authority and permission. We asked him if we could shoot. Our battalion commander said, and I quote, “I don’t know,” end quote. Myself and my team leader asked very harshly, “Well, who does? Because this is your responsibility, sir.”
He again replied he did not know, but would find out. We received no update and never got our answer. Eventually, the individual disappeared. To this day, we believe he was a suicide bomber. We made everyone on the ground aware operations had briefly halted, but then started again. Plain and simple, we were ignored. Our expertise was disregarded. No one was held accountable for our safety.
According to a new book, troubling details have been uncovered regarding the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in the final days of Joe Biden’s regime. Reportedly, Abdul Rehman al Logari, who had been held at Bagram Air Base prison for four years, was released by Taliban terrorists after the Biden administration abruptly ordered troops to abandon the base during the night.
A new book titled “Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End” has thrown light on the degradation and humiliation suffered by U.S. Marines during the last days of America’s presence in Afghanistan in August 2021.
According to the book by authors Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson, U.S. Marines were instructed to collect human waste and other garbage from Kabul airport in order to leave the area clean for the Taliban’s arrival.
More from the New York Post:
The Kabul airport passenger terminal was filthy on Aug. 28, 2021, after the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
More than 120,000 Afghans had camped there for a week, “defecating and leaving trash, bags, clothes, and other unspeakable things.”
Marines at every level were infuriated at being “forced to scoop up human poop.”
The order to clean “came with a threat that we would not leave at all if it was not completed,” one junior Marine told authors Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson.
“It was degrading and ridiculous. We took a lot of casualties and put a lot of effort into that mission and to close it out that way was wrong. Morale was really down at that point, and it was an extremely pointless effort.”