Erstwhile Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a warning that the United States is now more susceptible to a terrorist assault similar to the ones that occurred on 9/11 as it had withdrawn its forces from Afghanistan.
The former secretary of state has stated that the United States is susceptible to assault because of the Taliban control of the country, and that this risk has increased over the course of the past year.
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Pompeo, who served as Secretary of State under former President Donald Trump, lashed out at the Biden administration for the manner in which the United States pulled out from the conflict-torn country, arguing that the “debacle” has given the Taliban “full control” of the region and made it more dangerous for Americans as a result.
Pompeo made this statement to John Catsimatidis on the Cats Roundtable radio show on Sunday. They were discussing the likelihood of an attack on the United States similar to the one that occurred in New York City approximately twenty years ago. He went on to say that the likelihood of us being attacked from that location today is significantly higher than it was just one year ago.
In addition, Pompeo criticized President Joe Biden’s approach for withdrawing American forces from the country in 2021, citing an incident in which 13 American service members were killed during the withdrawal.
Pompeo stated that we are now one year removed from what everyone saw with their own eyes, which included Americans being abandoned in Afghanistan, 13 Americans losing their lives, and Afghan citizens clinging to American aircraft as we turned our backs and fled the country.
Pompeo, who was the director of the CIA before he took over the State Department in 2018, previously stated on WABC 770 AM that the withdrawal shamed the country and even encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to attack Ukraine earlier this year.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed an estimated 3,000 people in New York City’s World Trade Center, in Arlington, Virginia’s Pentagon, and on board the four passenger airplanes that were used to carry out the attacks, will be commemorated by the passage of 21 years the coming month. The terrorist organization al Qaeda, which had its headquarters in Afghanistan at the time of the attacks in 2001, was responsible for carrying them out. As a result, the United States became involved in the Middle Eastern nation for a period of twenty years before finally pulling out last year.