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Sara Carter Afghanistan could be ‘another Saigon moment but much worse’

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Since the Taliban has taken over most of northern Afghanistan, Sara Carter caught up with a friend from the area on the latest episode of the Sara Carter Show. Now that U.S. troops are leaving, the Taliban has replaced them. On the phone her friend told her they’re desperate to get out of the country but risk losing their lives for trying. They will remain anonymous for their safety.

During her time covering Afghanistan as a reporter, she traveled with this friend and their family started to feel like her family. Now, they live in Kabul and the Taliban is nearing the capital city.

“We have not any where to go out from,” the friend said describing how trapped they are in the city. “They will kill us. We don’t have any choice.”

“So you’re saying that there’s no other choice,” Carter said. “The Taliban will kill you if they get to your house.”

“Come down to Kabul there is no chance to be alive because there’s no any way to escape from all around the province or taken by Taliban,” the friend explained. Another impossible option is to pay smugglers $20,000 a head to sneak out of the country.

“My heart’s breaking,” Carter told her friend. “I wish I could get to Afghanistan right now. I feel it would kill me if I go in though.”

“Don’t try to come down to Afghanistan,” they respond.

“This could be like another, you know, Saigon moment or something,” Carter said “But far worse, the Taliban will take no prisoners, they will slaughter them. And I, you know, my hearts broken, I don’t know what I can do.”

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sounded hopeful about the Taliban turning around. “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community,” Psaki said.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Taliban Holds Parade for 250 Newly Trained Soldiers with American-Made Weapons Left Behind

As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

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On Sunday, Taliban forces held a very bone-chilling parade showing off their captured American-made armored military vehicles and Russian helicopters. The act was “a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army” writes CNN.

The Taliban are no longer terror insurgents fighting against American forces that had once freed Afghanistan from the Taliban. As the result of an ill-prepared withdrawal that went horribly wrong, the Taliban now holds a large stock of weapons and equipment left behind.

The parade was part of a graduation for 250 newly trained Taliban soldiers, said defense ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi. CNN reports, “The exercise involved dozens of US-made M117 armored security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major Kabul road with MI-17 helicopters patrolling overhead. Many soldiers carried American-made M4 assault rifles.”

Tragically, much of the weaponry taunted in the parade by Taliban forces were supplied by the United States to the American-backed government in Kabul during the past two decades. The equipment was to aid an Afghan national force and make it capable of fighting the Taliban.

As forces fled Afghanistan, some of the military equipment provided by western forces was flown into Central Asian Countries in an attempt to avoid it landing in the hands of the Taliban. It remains unclear exactly how much of what did end up in Taliban control is still operational.

American troops destroyed over 70 aircraft and dozens of armored vehicles, as well as disabled air defenses before flying out of Kabul during the frenetic evacuation. CNN reports “Taliban officials have said that pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan National Army would be integrated into a new force, which has also started wearing conventional military uniforms in place of the traditional Afghan clothing normally worn by their fighters.”

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