Just when you thought that the situation in Kabul couldn’t get much worse, it did.
CNN reported, The US military is establishing “alternative routes” to Kabul airport because of a threat the terror group ISIS-K poses to the airport and its surroundings, as President Joe Biden met with senior officials Saturday to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and counter-terrorism operations against the Islamic State offshoot.
Americans in Afghanistan have been advised not to attempt reaching the airport. The alert ordered by the U.S. embassy claimed there were potential “security threats” outside of the airport.
A message on the embassy’s website said, “Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,”
“There is a strong possibility ISIS-K is trying to carry off an attack at the airport,” a U.S. defense official told CNN.
Defense officials claim that alternate travel routes are being established. They say that the Taliban are aware of this plan and are working with the United States to implement it.
One might wonder if this is an honest and good faith attempt at an alliance, or an ambush.
The Taliban do have an incentive to work with the U.S. The sooner Americans are out of the country, the sooner they can declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.