Biden TURNED DOWN Taliban offer to let America secure all of Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani fled country, report claims

 The Biden administration refused an offer by the Taliban's co-founder to take control of the security across all of Kabul before the chaotic evacuation because the president was determined to keep his promise to pull US troops out, according to a report. 

Senior US military officials including Gen. Kenneth McKenzie hastily met face-to-face with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban's military wing, who made the US a weighty offer, as reported by the Washington Post.  

 'We have a problem,' Baradar said, according to a US official.  'We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.'

But Biden was determined to keep his promise of a full withdrawal, even with the collapse of the Afghan government. So, McKenzie and other military officials said the US only needed control of the airport until Aug. 31 and the Taliban could secure the city. 

If the Biden administration had taken control of the whole city, they could have evacuated thousands more Afghan allies and avoided Taliban roadblocks that stopped people getting to the airport. 

The fleeing of President Ashraf Ghani left both the US and the Taliban in shock, as they had reportedly been in talks for an orderly transition of power from Ghani to the Islamist group. 

Ghani had reportedly received faulty intelligence that Taliban fighters were going room to room in the presidential palace looking for him. In reality, the Taliban had said it was encroaching on Kabul but would honor the peaceful transfer agreement.  

With Ghani's departure, chaos broke out in the streets of Kabul. The Taliban had never planned to take control of Kabul on Aug. 15, according to the report, but did so to establish order. 


The Taliban offered President Biden a chance for the situation in Afghanistan to play out entirely differently, telling the US it could either take control of security in Kabul or allow them to do so

The Taliban offered President Biden a chance for the situation in Afghanistan to play out entirely differently, telling the US it could either take control of security in Kabul or allow them to do so

Kabul's airport left in complete disarray one day after US left
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'The government has left all of their ministries; you have to enter the city to prevent further disorder and protect public property and services from chaos,' read a message to Taliban commander Muhammad Nasir Haqqani.

'We couldn't control our emotions, we were so happy. Most of our fighters were crying,' Haqqani said of when his soldiers overtook the streets. 'We never thought we would take Kabul so quickly.' 

At the same time, the Taliban freed between 5,000 and 7,000 of its most hardened fighters imprisoned at Bagram Air Base on Aug. 15. The prison, Pul-e-Charkhi, contained a maximum security cell block for al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners. 

Afghan government troops surrendered control of the base without a fight after the US handed it over to them in July.  

Asked at a briefing Monday if it was true that the Taliban had offered US control of Kabul, White House press secretary Jen Psaki replied: 'I have not seen this reporting.'  

DailyMail.com has reached out to the White House for comment on the report.

But White House chief of staff Ron Klain seemed to hint at its accuracy. He like a tweet along with an opinion piece from Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall arguing: 'No. We were right not to take over security in Kabul when the Taliban asked if we wanted to.'

'The idea that a few thousand US Marines or soldiers could take over security for a city of 5 million during a process of state collapse is frankly insane,' the editorial argues. 

Taliban fighters sit at the table inside the presidential office at the palace in Kabul on Sunday after claiming victory

Taliban fighters sit at the table inside the presidential office at the palace in Kabul on Sunday after claiming victory

Badri 313 units post for the cameras at Kabul airport today, carrying American-made rifles and wearing US military gear

The Taliban were in full control of Kabul's airport on Tuesday, after the last U.S. plane left its runway, marking the end of America's longest war

Taliban forces flying their flag drive down the runway at Kabul airport in an American Humvee after troops withdrew

Taliban forces flying their flag drive down the runway at Kabul airport in an American Humvee after troops withdrew

Planes, helicopters and vehicles left behind by western forces have now fallen into the hands of the Taliban

Planes, helicopters and vehicles left behind by western forces have now fallen into the hands of the Taliban


The US sent in roughly 5,000 troops to help Americans and American allies escape Taliban rule, before pulling out on Monday almost 24 hours ahead of the deadline, worried of the prospects of yet another terrorist attack. 

A suicide bombing outside Kabul airport last week left 170 dead, including 13 American troops. Islamic State Khorasan, known as ISIS-K, took credit for the attack and the US responded with airstrikes allegedly killing two associated with ISIS-K and reportedly an entire family, including children, according to relatives of the dead.  

Since the Taliban took over Kabul, the US has been scrambling to evacuate as many as possible, though some Americans and many Afghan allies remain. The US has approximately 116,700 people since Aug. 14, including 5,500 American citizens. 

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