The Taliban scorching streak continues to roll on because of Sleepy Joe Biden and his catastrophe of a vice chairman. A video being circulated on Russian state media and amongst protection specialists is alleged to point out Taliban pilots joyriding in an American-made Blackhawk helicopter that value taxpayers roughly $6 million to construct.
Defense analyst Joseph Dempsey says this can be a UH-60 Blackhawk being flown on the Kandahar air base.
It’s no secret that the Taliban seized a serious haul of US military-supplied gear when it took over Afghanistan earlier this month.
Does anybody know if there’s an Idiot’s Guide to Flying a Blackhawk? If you have received a duplicate, the Taliban wants you. pic.twitter.com/ubYlVVoa9y
— RT (@RT_com) August 25, 2021
On August 14, the Daily Mail reported that the Taliban had seized Blackhawks and Russian helicopters that they have been capable of get off the bottom to fly round Kandahar. The massive concern for the Taliban will come all the way down to elements that it could want from the U.S.
The video being handed round in the present day displaying the Blackhawk joyride is the primary affirmation that the Taliban has found out easy methods to flip get the helicopters working.
“We don’t have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone. But certainly, a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban,” White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated final week.
One factor appears to be clear: the Taliban have a U.S.-made Blackhawk and there’s an excellent probability they’ve dangerous intentions with its use.
Pentagon spokeman John Kirby stated the large concern for the U.S. has to do with the Taliban getting its fingers on howitzers.
“The most dangerous weapons the Taliban have captured are the D-30 howitzers and Afghan Air Force assets,” a Washington safety analyst informed a French media outlet.
“It is not clear that they have the ability to use all of the air platforms that they have captured, but they have already demonstrated the ability to use those howitzers,” the analyst stated.
According to Military.com, the M198 howitzer has a spread as much as 14 miles. A army official informed Reuters that it’s believed the Taliban has its fingers on 2,000 armored autos, as much as 40 plane, night-vision goggles, potentionally tens of hundreds of M16 rifles and quite a few items of communication gear.
Reportedly a #Taliban captured #Afghanistan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk at Kandahar. Important to notice it is just proven taxiing not flying. pic.twitter.com/xMYX8QJiwa
— Joseph Dempsey (@JosephHDempsey) August 25, 2021