On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron declared that French forces had slain a top ISIS leader hiding in Africa, the same one who claimed responsibility for the death of multiple U.S. troops and French charity workers.
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui was the military leader of a group which claimed responsibility for the death of four American soldiers in 2017 who were patrolling with Nigerien forces. In August of last year, Al-Sahraoui ordered the execution of half a dozen French charity workers as well as their driver.
Macron called the operation a major success as they continue to fight against terrorist activity in Sahel. He said that the sacrifices of those slain by Al-Sahraoui were not in vain and praised the joint effort of “African, European and American partners” in the fight against terrorism in the region.
The news follows shortly after Democrat President Biden failed to prevent ISIS from a terrorist bombing / shooting that killed 13 U.S. service members and 170 Afghanis at the Kabul airport last month.
New reports came out this week that General Austin Miller, Commander of U.S. military activity in Afghanistan since 2018 warned Biden against the withdrawal.
The reports detail how Miller pushed back hard against U.S. intelligence when they suggested that the Afghan military could keep the Taliban at bay for the next 1-3 years. Miller said that the collapse would happen much faster, and repeated how he wasn’t listened to during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.
Two members present at that hearing confirmed that General Miller sent his recommendations and warning up through the chain of command, arguing that the U.S. should maintain the number of troops there at that time (about 2,500) so as to maintain stability in the face of an increasingly bold Taliban. Miller did not offer a timeline for when the U.S. presence might end, suggesting that he saw no end in sight.
It was added by testimony that Miller was constrained by “troop caps imposed by [Biden]” which forced him to abandon Bagram as part of following the withdrawal order.
Biden’s disgraceful exit from the country will go down in history as one of the most embarrassing and chaotic failures of governance and order in history. Hundreds of Americans remain trapped in Taliban controlled Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, genuine world leaders such as Macron are carrying on the fight for justice against Jihadist radicals, while Sleepy Joe continues to feed our enemies all they could ever wish for.
Author: Rudy Houston