The Biden admin knew about the Kabul airport bombing in advance, but did nothing to stop it. This is according to a new report. And the Biden Administration is furious about a leaked report that revealed that our “President” had advance warning of the bombing that rocked the area surrounding the Kabul airport and killed 13 of our men and women overseas.
A Politico report revealed that Biden and crew knew about the ISIS suicide bombing well enough in advance to do something about it, but chose not to help out at all:
Speaking from a secure video conference room on the third floor of the Pentagon at 8 a.m. Wednesday — or 4:30 p.m. in Kabul — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed more than a dozen of the department’s top leaders around the world to make preparations for an imminent “mass casualty event,” according to classified detailed notes of the gathering shared with POLITICO.
During the meeting, Gen. Mark Milley, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned of “significant” intelligence indicating that the Islamic State’s Afghanistan affiliate, ISIS-K, was planning a “complex attack,” the notes quoted him as saying.
Commanders calling in from Kabul relayed that the Abbey Gate, where American citizens had been told to gather in order to gain entrance to the airport, was “highest risk,” and detailed their plans to protect the airport.
“I don’t believe people get the incredible amount of risk on the ground,” Austin said, according to the classified notes.
On a separate call at 4 that afternoon, or 12:30 a.m. on Thursday in Kabul, the commanders detailed a plan to close Abbey Gate by Thursday afternoon Kabul time. But the Americans decided to keep the gate open longer than they wanted in order to allow their British allies, who had accelerated their withdrawal timeline, to continue evacuating their personnel, based at the nearby Baron Hotel.
American troops were still processing entrants to the airport at Abbey Gate at roughly 6 p.m. in Kabul on Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest there, killing nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. service members.
Instead of apologizing to the families of the men and women who were killed due to this lack of action, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby whined on Monday that the “unlawful” leak happened.
“I am absolutely not going to speak to a press story that was informed by the unlawful disclosure of classified information and sensitive deliberations here at the Pentagon — just not going to do it,” Kirby told reporters.
The mother of 20-year-old US Marine Rylee McCollum, who was killed in this preventable attack, spoke out on Friday, pointing out that Biden supporters “just killed my son — with a dementia-ridden piece of crap who doesn’t even know he’s in the White House.”
Ever since the report surfaced, the Biden administration has refused to talk about the bombing in any meaningful manner. Biden turned his back on reporters when asked about it. And on Monday, White House Propaganda Minister Jen Psaki refused to say anything when a Washington Post reporter asked about the McCollum family’s outspoken demeanor with regard to Biden causing Rylee to die.
“[McCollum’s sister] said, ‘You can’t f— up as bad as he did and say you’re sorry. This did not need to happen and every life is on his hands.’… Can you talk a little bit about how the president thought the meeting with the families went — and also, what responsibility, if any, for these deaths does he think he bears?” the reporter asked Psaki Monday.
Psaki simply replied, “it is certainly the right of any individual who met with the president yesterday to speak publicly about their experience. But I’m not going to speak about the president’s experience beyond what I’ve said already.” She refused to say if Biden would do the right thing and at least attend the funerals of those he effectively killed.
The Biden admin may be angry about the leak, but the rest of us are angry that he did nothing to prevent the attack when he clearly could have.