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Report: U.S. drone had lock on Kabul airport bomber but Team Biden refused to order strike

by WorldTribune Staff, September 1, 2021

Not only did the U.S. Department of Defense know who the Kabul airport bomber was and when the attack would occur, but a U.S. drone had a lock on the terrorist who carried out the bombing, a former U.S. assistant secretary of defense said.

In an interview on Univision Noticias, Roger Pardo-Maurer, the former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2001-2006), said that a U.S. Predator drone locked on the bomber, but that Team Biden refused to grant permission to take him out.

“[Permission] was requested and was denied,” he said.

Why? “Because we are in this process of negotiating with the Taliban who aren’t even in control of their own government or their own people,” Pardo-Maurer said.

The bombing killed 13 U.S. military personnel and more than 100 Afghans.
 

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