Ex-Bush advisor warns Islamic terrorism to fill Afghan ‘void’ ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Afghanistan: Joe Biden sent warning by Ari Fleischer

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George W. Bush’s former Presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer has warned US President Joe Biden that Islamic terrorist organisations may move in to fill the ‘void’ left in Afghanistan. Speaking ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Mr Fleisher argued that Afghanistan could become another hotbed of violent Islamic terrorism.

Mr Fleischer told LBC: “In Afghanistan what we have known for a long time is in the Middle East it is the worst, most violent Islamic terrorists who feel vacuums.

“That is what we say with ISIS.

“And that is what I fear will happen now in Afghanistan.

“You can only hope that Joe Biden is right, that President Biden is right in making this judgement about Afghanistan.

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“But I am afraid history shows that this is where attacks gathered, attackers gather when there is such a void formed.

“And that is what Afghanistan looks like it will become.”

It comes as a regional expert warned Afghanistan could witness a “genocide” as the Taliban turn captures US weapons on vulnerable minorities.

Professor Robert Crews told Sky News on Friday: “What really alarms be and what alarms a lot of Afghans now is the potential that you have a Black Hawk helicopter being brought to bear on a village, potentially say of Hazaras.

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“A community they targetted in the 1990s,” he added.

“In acts of violence that the Hazaras regard as genocide.

“So that balance, their capacity to rule Afghanistan more completely in a more brutal way actually is a major concern. 

“With the AK-47 the Taliban managed to defeat the world’s most powerful military alliance in the United States and NATO.

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“And they did that mostly with small arms,” explained the Afghanistan expert.

He added: “They will use those weapons, not in a way that suggests they are reformed.

“But really in fact they go back to what is their instincts.

“Which are to rule with an iron fist.”

 

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