This year marks the second anniversary of the Kabul Airport bombing attack, killing 13 US servicemen and women.
NEVER FORGET — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Joint Chief Chairman Mark Milley, and CentCom Commander General Kenneth McKenzie all knew about the Kabul Airport terrorist bombing at the Abbey Gate hours in advance.
Commanders calling in from Kabul relayed that the Abbey Gate, where American citizens had been told to gather in order to gain entrance to the airport, was the “highest risk” and detailed their plans to protect the airport.
Previously, American heroes confirmed to The Gateway Pundit that US brass knew the suicide bomber was in the area of the Kabul Airport but military brass would not let them take him out.
US Marine sniper later testified that this was true. He was not allowed to take out 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 told Congress he was denied permission to shoot the suicide bomber in Afghanistan that killed 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.
Joe Biden allowed the Islamic bomber Abdul Reham al Logari to escape Bagram Air Base prison after the Biden regime ordered to abandon the base in the middle of the night.
Abdul Rehman was incarcerated at the Bagram prison for the past four years until he was set free by the Taliban terrorists.
On Sunday, the New York Post reported that a new book reveals troubling details about the final days of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.
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 ordered to pick up human feces and other unspeakable trash at Kabul airport to leave the facility “pristine for the Taliban.”
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.”