U.S. weapons are reportedly being used by Palestinian militants to slaughter innocent civilians, thanks to Biden’s disastrous Afghan War withdrawal.
A high-ranking Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander told Newsweek in June that US weapons left in Afghanistan were discovered in the hands of Palestinian groups active in the Gaza Strip.
This was the warning from the IDF commander, who also discussed the reported flow of arms from Ukraine to Iran:
“A high-ranking Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander has told Newsweek that Israel is concerned over the risks of weapons provided by the United States and other Western nations to Ukraine ending up in the hands of Israel’s foes in the Middle East, including Iran.
With experts too backing these worries, the situation could mark yet another chapter in a long legacy of U.S. arms shipments being diverted, empowering adversaries of both Israel and the U.S. in another restive region, while the focus of Western governments is on the volatile conflict playing out in Eastern Europe.”
Following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, a Pentagon report indicated that $7 billion worth of military equipment granted to the previous Afghan government fell into Taliban hands.
The weapons are a source of income for Taliban commanders, who sold them and smuggled them out of Afghanistan. The IDF commander provided intelligence on U.S. small arms being spotted among Palestinian groups.
“The Israeli commander with whom Newsweek spoke said some of the U.S. small arms seized in Afghanistan have already been observed in the hands of Palestinian groups operating in the Gaza Strip.
In 2007, Joe Biden issued a warning at the Madison County Historical Society in Winterset, Iowa about leaving weapons behind in a hasty Afghan War withdrawal.
“And you leave those billions of dollars of weapons behind I promise they’re going to be used against your grandchild and mine some day,” he warned.
If only Joe Biden had listened to Joe Biden.