Heckuva job, Brandon.
The latest from Kabul and none of it good:
Taliban forces held a military parade in Kabul using captured American-made armored vehicles and Russian helicopters in a display that showed their ongoing transformation from an insurgent force to a regular standing army https://t.co/v4q9fSm5YL pic.twitter.com/SW6RzjoHMu
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 14, 2021
That’s . . . a big parade:
Massive military show by Taliban forces in Kabul. Multiple military helicopters flybys, APCs on road pic.twitter.com/U4im3Vo8oH
— Gibran Peshimam (@gibranp) November 14, 2021
There was one in Kandahar, too:
VIDEO: The Taliban hold a military parade in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city and the militants' spiritual heartland, using former Afghan and international forces vehicles and helicopters to inaugurate their new "Islamic Emirate Army" pic.twitter.com/IsH4z9tRL2
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 9, 2021
This new Taliban is certainly better at propaganda than the old Taliban:
#Taliban release video of their military parade in Kandahar, #Afghanistan's second largest city and the Islamist group's birthplace. Military vehicles and helicopters of former Afghan as well as US-led foreign troops were used in the event. pic.twitter.com/slriGBko9F
— Ayaz Gul (@AyazGul64) November 9, 2021
And is “captured” really the right word?
Considering the deal in Doha and Qatar now representing the US in Kabul and how the US was kind of working with Taliban before the whole fall of Kabul…I mean is it right to call them "captured"…they just transferred them…who knows, some official probably thought "stability" https://t.co/wl4Wx7WFqt
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) November 14, 2021