BONE-CHILLING: Book Reveals that Defense Department Was Previously Aware of Kabul Airport Attack Days Beforehand
A newly released military book has exposed the Biden regime’s bungled evacuation in Afghan , and the events that culminated in a suicide bombing incident that resulted in the deaths of 13 American troops at Kabul airport in 2021.
Two years have passed since the bombing at the airport gate that also resulted in the deaths of 170 Afghan civilians who were attempting to flee the capital as Taliban militants quickly retook the country. The book in question “Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End” was authored by Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson. Hasson served as an Army officer in Afghanistan.
In the book, Hasson argued that this tragic incident was largely the product of the US’s reliance on the Taliban for security during the US’s botched withdrawal from the country.
“Our findings — tucked away in the Pentagon’s own documents and in the own words of military officers personally involved in the Afghanistan evacuation — provide more damning evidence about the dangerous stupidity of relying upon terrorists like the Taliban to provide security at Kabul airport,” co-author Dunleavy declared.
The book revealed at least two chances that US forces had to prevent this attack.
For instance, the book exposed how intelligence emerged of an impending ISIS-K attack on American troops tasked with guarding entry points a full nine days prior to the suicide bombing that occurred on August 26, 2021 at Karzai airport’s Abbey Gate. Additionally, two days before the attack, “intelligence channels were humming with warning.” However, Marines were kept in place to ensure crowd control while simultaneously allowing airport access to US citizens escaping the country, as thousands of Afghans were desperately pressing against the gates.
The authors were able to obtain intelligence files demonstrating that several US officials were aware that a bombing or violent was almost certain to happen:
‘I shared intelligence about the pending attack, so everyone was aware, and knew it was happening,’ said the officer. ‘The intelligence community didn’t know the gate, but assessed it would be Abbey Gate due to the number of people there.’
The gate was initially due to close around then but the British government and others lobbied to keep it open as they sought to rescue their last remaining citizens.
The threat of an attack was so high, report Dunleavy and Hassan, that Marines there were ordered on to one knee all night to reduce their exposure to an explosion. A day later medical units were told to be on alert for a mass casualty event.
The book also detailed how there was another missed opportunity to eliminate an ISIS-K terrorist cell, but US operational decision-makers were hamstrum by their questionable relationship with the Taliban, which Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge detailed below:
Another officer described how there were was daily coordination with the Taliban on security, and nightly intelligence meetings between U.S. units to share latest information.
‘Units at H.K.I.A (Hamid Karzai International Airport) used Chat Surfer to disseminate information on threats,’ he said.
‘Intelligence officers knew that ISIS-K. was staging in a hotel 2-3 kilometers west of H.K.I.A., and D2 asked the Taliban to conduct an assault on the hotel, but they never did.’
“As a result of the threat reporting, we conducted a targeting effort focused on ISIS K threats leading into Kabul,” the officer was additionally quoted as declaring. “The strike unit was ‘authorized to look at ISIS-K targets’ but had to submit detailed proposals for permission to engage.'”
That permission never came to fruition due to top commanders being allegedly worried about the “negative response” coming from the Taliban at a sensitive moment when the Pentagon needed its security cooperation to safely extract American personnel out of the country.
Co-author James Hasson said in a concluding remark, “Leaders in D.C. made one unforced error after another throughout the withdrawal, and each mistake compounded the risk to the men and women on the ground.”
“Ultimately, it led to U.S. commanders tailoring decisions to the desires of Taliban leaders who had them surrounded, and to the loss of thirteen brave Americans,” he concluded.
While the initial punitive expedition to bring the terrorists based in Afghanistan to justice in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was justified, the multi-decade occupation of Afghanistan was a bungled nation-building experiment of epic proportions.
The way this occupation ended was a fitting symbol of how ill-fated this geopolitical venture turned out to be. Sadly, no one will be brought to justice for their failure to prevent this terrorist attack much less the execution of the nation-building boondoggle that was the occupation of Afghanistan by US forces.