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Arming the Enemy

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

The United States spent an estimated $83 billion training and equipping Afghan security forces over the last two decades. In 2017, the GAO reported that between 2003 and 2016, the United States transferred: 75,898 vehicles; 600,000 infantry weapons (including M16 assault rifles); 162,000 pieces of communication equipment; and 16,000 night-vision devices; 208 aircraft; and 16,191 pieces of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment to Afghan forces.

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), from 2017 to 2019, the United States also gave Afghan forces another: 7,035 machine guns; 4,702 armored vehicles (Humvees); 20,040 hand grenades; 2,520 bombs; and 1,394 grenade launchers, among other equipment. As of June 30, Afghan forces had 211 U.S.-supplied aircraft in their inventory, a separate SIGAR report said … 46 of which are believed to have been used by hundreds of Afghan troops to escape to Uzbekistan as the government collapsed.

But, it doesn’t end there. We continued to supply the Afghans as we withdraw, including 35 Black Hawk helicopters and three A-29s. With the collapse of the government ... all have predictably fallen into the hands of the Taliban and their terrorist surrogates to be used against us. This is the greatest military and foreign policy blunder ... EVER. But, understand. It wasn't stupidity. It's part of a progressive liberal plan to undermine the stability of the republic. #beingfrank #blueintheface #FMG




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