Why Won’t The Pentagon Name The ‘High Profile’ Terrorists Allegedly Killed In The U.S. Drone Strikes?

It’s been days since the Pentagon first announced it conducted a drone strike in response to the ISIS-K suicide bomb attack that killed 13 American service members, but the names of the reportedly “high-profile” terrorists the Pentagon claimed to have taken out in the operation have yet to be released.

U.S. Central Command originally touted the “over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation” as having successfully killed one “ISIS-K planner.” Later, the U.S. Department of Defense clarified that two terrorist “planners and facilitators” reportedly died as a result of the operation and a third was wounded.

Subsequent news reports indicated that the U.S. strike had killed 10 family members, seven of whom were children. The Pentagon pledged to investigate these civilian deaths, but has since said nothing on the matter.

It didn’t take long for the corporate press to publish the names of the dead relatives of “a former interpreter who had been seeking a U.S. special immigrant visa,” but Pentagon press secretary John Kirby adamantly refused to name the terrorists allegedly killed in the drone strike or reveal their potential roles in the deadly explosions that took the lives of 13 U.S. service members.

“The fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the face of the Earth, that’s a good thing,” Kirby said. “It’s a good thing for the people of Afghanistan, and it’s a good thing for our troops and our forces at that airfield.”

The Pentagon and U.S. Central Command did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.

The corporate press appeared to take Kirby’s words at face value, and suddenly what should have been one of the biggest revenge stories of the week died out of the news in days. While it is not uncommon for U.S. military operations against terrorists to remain secret until they are completed, it is unusual for the Biden administration to reveal the strike itself while masking just which danger to the U.S. and our citizens they took out.

When former President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani, his administration not only touted the mission as successful but Trump himself also boasted about taking out an anti-American threat as a deterrent to anyone else who might consider targeting the United States.

“Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him,” Trump said. “Under my leadership, America’s policy is unambiguous: To terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American, we will find you; we will eliminate you. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans, and our allies.”

Biden repeated a similar statement during his few afternoon speeches about Afghanistan. “To those who wish America harm, to those that engage in terrorism against us and our allies, know this: The United States will never rest. We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down to the ends of the Earth, and we will — you will pay the ultimate price,” Biden said.

But his words lack action. Biden has repeatedly refused to accept responsibility for the botched withdrawal operations, service member deaths, and stranded Americans and Afghan allies who are using private endeavors to get back to the United States. His administration’s attempts to downplay which terrorists were killed are anything but a deterrent. They are yet another sign of weakness that can be exploited by the U.S.’s foreign enemies.

Because it was all just for show and if we did kill any terrorists they where low level fighters, that’s why. Silence from the left is as bad as their bold in our face lies they spew endlessly.

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Exactly it’s just more BS from them. They did however drop some stuff in Kabul that killed Afghan civilians including between 6-10 young children, shades of years ago when Washington DC bombed that Wedding Party and killed a ton of civilians, can’t remember whether that was in Afghanistan or Iraq though.

News you my hve missed in the MSM:

Rand Paul Catches Blinken: They Have No Idea Who They Drone-Bombed After Claiming To Kill Terrorists

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 AT 10:52AM

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack at Kabul airport that killed 13 American soldiers and scores of Afghans, the Biden administration claimed they got revenge by bombing an “ISIS-K” operative.

Journalists dutifully reported the Pentagon’s claims as fact.

Increasingly, it looks like that claim is entirely false.

On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken if the retaliatory U.S. drone strike actually killed terrorists – or if it killed an aid worker and his family.

Blinken replied that he simply didn’t know.

The exchange took place during a Senate committee hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Paul To Blinken: ‘You’d Think You’d Kind Of Know Before You Off Somebody With A Predator Drone’

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Paul asked Blinken, “The guy the Biden administration droned — was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?”

Blinken replied, “The administration is, of course, reviewing that strike, and I’m sure that a, you know, full assessment will be forthcoming,”

Paul followed up, “So you don’t know if it was an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?… You don’t know or you won’t tell us?”


“I don’t know because we’re reviewing it,” Blinken answered the senator.

Paul then told Blinken what was wrong with his non-answer.

“See, you’d think you’d kind of know before you off somebody with a predator drone whether he’s an aid worker or an ISIS-K” operative, Paul said.

“This isn’t just you… The Obama administration droned hundreds and hundreds of people, and the thing is, there is blowback to that,” Paul said.