Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed Friday that “thousands” of prisoners from the Islamic State terror network were freed after the United States handed over Afghanistan bases to the government.
“I don’t know the exact number — clearly it’s in the thousands when you consider both prisons, because both of them were taken over by the Taliban and emptied,” Kirby said, speaking of prisons on Bagram Air Base and Kandahar Air Field that held ISIS prisoners.
He added that the U.S. did not transfer the prisoners to Guantanamo because the plan was to turn the prisons over to the Afghan National Security Forces: “That was part of the retrograde process, was to turn over these responsibilities. They did have responsibility for those prisons and the bases at which those prisons were located and as the Taliban advanced, we didn’t see the level of resistance by the Afghans to hold some territory or some bases and unfortunately, those were the bases the Afghans didn’t hold.
“Those responsibilities were turned over in accordance with the retrograde plan back in April,” he concluded.
The result of thousands of ISIS inmates now on the loose, thanks to Democrat incompetence, will be an empowered Islamic fundamentalism and ongoing terror attacks throughout the Western world, including any number of potential 9/11s.