Reports have surfaced that America has given the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies, effectively giving the terrorist organization a kill list.
Originally, the list, according to US officials, was intended to help expedite the evacuation of personnel from the region. The thinking was, since the US was depending on the Taliban to provide security around the airport, the terrorists would need to know who to let pass into the airport for extraction.
Since Kabul fell last week, 100,000 people have been successfully evacuated from the region that is currently under terroist rule.
With each passing day, the Taliban appears to be cracking down on who they believe should or should not be allowed to leave the country. This is creating a situation where it appears that America gave an evacuation list that can turn into something more sinister and tragic.
One defence official, according to Politico, said “Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list. It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”
When asked about the list, Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “There have been occasions when our military has contacted their military counterparts in the Taliban and said this, for example, this bus is coming through with X number of people on it, made up of the following group of people. We want you to let that bus or that group through. So, yes there have been occasions like that. To the best of my knowledge, in those cases, the bulk of that has occurred and they have been let through.”
The President added, “I can’t tell you with any certitude that there’s actually been a list of names. There may have been. But I know of no circumstance. It doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, that here’s the names of 12 people, they’re coming, let them through. It could very well have happened.”