According to one congressman, the Taliban forces that now control Afghanistan are currently committing horrific crimes.
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), a former U.S. Army Green Beret, revealed over the weekend that the Taliban is killing young boys in order to root out any future opposition.
“The Taliban are literally pulling out young boys and killing them so that no future generation can ever resist their rule,” Waltz said, according to the Daily Caller.
That’s not all
Waltz’s comments came during an appearance Sunday on Fox News. There, Waltz discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, emphasizing some of the atrocities taking place — atrocities that contradict the claim by the Taliban that it is a reformed group.
“When is the administration going to let go of this fiction of hoping that we have an inclusive diverse government coming from the Taliban? I mean, when are they going to let this go?” Waltz asked, as the Daily Caller reported. “[President Joe] Biden and [Secretary of State Antony] Blinken keep saying ‘Well, we will judge by their actions.’ Well, let’s look at their actions.”
From there, Waltz provided additional examples of the atrocities currently taking place, including “the beatings and killings of journalists” who had reported on the female-led protests that have been taking place in the streets of Kabul.
Waltz went on to say that if the Biden administration really was a defender “of minorities and women’s rights,” it would be holding the Taliban accountable and supporting allies who also want to fight the Taliban. But, it isn’t, and, instead, Waltz noted that our allies “are suffering a genocide in Panjshir Valley.”
Waltz also suggested during the interview that the Taliban is partnered with the al-Qaida terrorist group, and claimed that “al-Qaida is going to come roaring back.”
He’s probably right
Just about everything Waltz said has been reported on recently. After taking over Afghanistan, for example, the Taliban claimed that it would be more inclusive, especially with regard to women. But, words and actions since then have suggested otherwise, as the Washington Examiner noted.
There have also been reports of the Taliban going after reporters as well as their political enemies, committing both torture and murder in the process. Also, there have been reports that the Taliban is committing mass murder in the Panjshir Valley, where it has concentrated its effort in order to remove the final bit of opposition.
Experts and members of Congress have also warned that terrorist attacks, from the likes of al-Qaida, are now more likely as a result of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
President Joe Biden and his administration have facilitated all of this with the botched withdrawal of American troops from the war-torn country, and now, Biden appears perfectly content with sitting back and allowing the Taliban to do as it pleases.