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NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.S. Officials Put Afghanis on ‘Kill List’ by Giving List of Names to Taliban


United States officials in Kabul gave a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to the Taliban in order to clarify who should be granted entry to the airport.

However, U.S. and congressional officials warn that this move did them more harm than good.

As reported on CharlieKirk.com, the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport, hence why the names were provided.

However, the decision “prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials,” per Politico.

One defense official said, “basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list.”

“It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean,” the official, who spoke anonymously, said.

When asked about the list of names, Biden gave little insight.

“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,” he said during his press conference Thursday.

“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,” he said. “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.”