It’s a mind-blowing revelation yet American media has literally blacked out on it. A U.S. Marine, who is an eye-witness to last summer’s disastrous suicide bombing that killed 13 American soldiers in Kabul, has revealed that the military leadership stopped Marines from taking out the bomber before he blew himself up at the airport.
Daily Mail reported on the account of the 24-year-old U.S. Marine Tristan Hirsch, who was at the Kabul Airport on August 26 last year during the Biden administration’s chaotic pull-out from the country freshly overtaken by Taliban. Hirsch revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had watched the suicide bomber for days and had provided his description to the Marines at the airport. In his words:
We knew what he looked like. The CIA let us know; he looked exactly as they’d described him. He’d show up and leave.
But despite spotting the terrorist, later identified as Abdul Rahman Al-Logari, at the airport and recognizing him as the man fitting the description, they didn’t shoot him down. The reason, according to Hirsch, was not having the permission of their military leaders to take him out. As cited in Chico Enterprise-Record, Hirsch said that his fellow soldier, a sniper, was all set to get his rifle and take out the bomber.
We asked for permission and the reply was, ‘let me get a military judge to see if it’s legal.
Hirsch tells that they never got the permission in time to stop the bomber and he blew himself up in the crowd at the airport, killing more than 200 people and leaving many others injured. Among the dead were 13 American soldiers while Hirsch was wounded in the bombing and now lives with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
History of the bomber revealed via media outlets show that Al-Logari had been known to American Intelligence for years. He was even arrested in 2016 in India for planning a terror attack there and it was the CIA that had tipped Indian authorities back then.
He was arrested and handed over the CIA, according to the New York Times.
The first-hand account of U.S. Marine Tristan Hirsch indicates that the deadly bombing was entirely preventable but the military leadership was hesitant in letting the Marines take out the bomber. The fact that the terrorist had been arrested and had been in the U.S. custody in Afghanistan yet released and spotted at the airport multiple times are mind-blowing revelations.
No less revealing, however, is the blanket silence of nearly all American media outlets on Hirsch’s eye-witness account. With the exception of The New York Post, no national news outlet seems to have published the story until the time of this writing. International media is also quiet so far. The silence is eerie and the question remains whether it’s by design.