There has been no shortage of criticism surrounding US President Joe Biden’s decision to hastily remove US forces from the ground in Afghanistan, but the latest trouble out of the Taliban-controlled nation is simply abominable.
Biden’s swift withdrawal of US troops allowed the aforementioned terror organization to simply take over the country, and in 11 days, no less. This, after 20 years of American intervention, was a slap in the face to the work of American soldiers.
Then the administration had the gall to parrot the Taliban’s own propaganda about being kinder and gentler than they were when they ruled back in the 1990’s.
But what’s crueler than allowing your ineptitude starve half the country to death?
More than half of the population of Afghanistan is facing extreme hunger, a frightening development that will only intensify as winter gets set to grip the war-devastated country now under Taliban control.
“The humanitarian crisis is escalating daily in Afghanistan. Hunger in the country has reached truly unprecedented levels. Nearly 23 million people—that is 55 percent of the population—are facing extreme levels of hunger, and nearly nine million of them are at risk of famine,” said U.N. Refugee Agency spokesman Babar Baloch told Voice of America last week.
And the trouble is set to compound.
Temperatures in Afghanistan have already begun to dip below freezing, with even colder temperatures still to come, a situation the U.N. warns could be dire for the over 3 million Afghans currently displaced by conflict and lack shelter, medical supplies, food, and clothes.
Not only did the White House abandon Americans who were attempting to flee the nation, but they may have just sentenced half of Afghanistan to death as well.