The American military is pulling out of Afghanistan, and as the troops leave, the power vacuum is immediately being filled by the Taliban. Retired General Jack Keane predicted their return and believes international terrorism will rise again as a result of this Biden Administration foreign policy failure. (Alex Brandon / AP Photo)[/caption]
Aug 13, 2021
XTRA 106.3FM via FOX NEWS RADIO – The resurgent Taliban reportedly have taken control of four more provincial capitals Friday as the militant group’s offensive continues to close in on Kabul, where the U.S. is now racing to evacuate “thousands” of American citizens and Afghan interpreters, officials say.
Guy Benson got reaction from General Jack Keane, retired 4 star general, the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and Fox News Senior Strategic Analyst.
On why we continue to stay engaged over there General Keane said the following:
“There’s 40 to 50 radical Islamist movements in the world out there. They certainly don’t have the status that they formerly had, al Qaeda formerly had pre 9/11, and they don’t have the status that ISIS had in 2014. But nonetheless, there they are a danger. However, there’s only five places that the United States has any interest in, because in those places, the radical Islamist groups have aspirations to attack Americans and to attack America’s homeland. And those places are Iraq, Syria, Yemen, East Africa and, yes, Afghanistan. And and what they all five have in common is the Islamic group there would attack the United States, given the freedom to do that. And that is why we stay engaged.”