FACT FOCUS: Trump, others wrong on US gear left with Taliban

FACT FOCUS: Trump, others wrong on US gear left with Taliban

The Taliban have seized both political power and significant U.S.-supplied firepower in their whirlwind takeover of Afghanistan, recovering guns, ammunition, helicopters and other modern military equipment from Afghan forces who surrendered it.

But the gear the Taliban have obtained isn’t worth the $80 billion or more being claimed this week by social media users and political figures including Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Lauren Boebert and former President Donald Trump.

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But the gear the Taliban have obtained isn’t worth the $80 billion or more being claimed this week by social media users and political figures including Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Lauren Boebert and former President Donald Trump. – end-of-excerpt-text


While the Taliban does have access to some of the NATO supplied guns, they are not in possession of much.

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But the weapons that the Taliban does have in their possession are actually much less than what they wanted when they negotiated with the US government in the 1990’s This is one of many examples where it can be seen that Taliban will say or do anything to get what they want.

The US has given away more than 800 aircraft, vehicles and weapons to Afghan forces since 2001, but most of those were vehicles like trucks used for supplies and ammunition.
The Taliban has acquired weapons since the war began.

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This is a propaganda video on the ground of a US soldier killing a local Afghan child on a road. 
And many more examples of how uncivilized and unjust people can be on this planet.  

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