Weapons Lists Erased

PUBLISHED: 1:30 PM 2 Sep 2021
UPDATED: 5:11 PM 2 Sep 2021

Biden Regime Cover Up! Deep State Erases All Records of US Military Weapons Given To Taliban

Federal websites have been scrubbed of the military weapons and equipment amounts now in the hands of Taliban terrorists (and some making their way to Iran).

Covering their payoff? (Source: YouTube Screenshot)

Making certain that ignorant people won’t know about the weapons the Biden regime gleefully handed over to terrorists (and some which are now showing up in Iran), the deep state has erased the lists from all federal websites.

The Gateway Pundit explained:

Several webpage links – detailing the cost and inventory of billions in high-tech weaponry that was handed to the Taliban – have been removed from federal websites at the request of the corrupt Biden regime.

The authoritarian decision for US agencies to hide the damaging public information comes as criticism continues to mount over their unprecedented disaster in Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, OpenTheBooks.com founder Adam Andrzejewsk revealed that State Department officials recently told other federal agencies to scrub their websites of any official report with details about the $82.9 billion in US taxpayer funds that was spent arming and training Afghan forces over the past 20 years.

Dozens of online links to reports, published by multiple agencies, are now dead.

Andrzejewsk gave some noteworthy examples:

In addition, many of the removed audit reports merely quantified military equipment without identifying personnel. Here are two important examples:

#1. Government Accountability Office (GAO): OpenTheBooks.com reposted an audit of U.S. provided military gear in Afghanistan (August 2017) after it was removed from its official location.

#2. Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): OpenTheBooks.com reposted an audit of $174 million in lost ScanEagle drones (July 2020) after the report was removed from its official location.

The deleted public information contained detailed accounting of everything the US had provided to Afghan forces, including over 200 military aircraft, 75,000 war vehicles, and 600,000 weapons – everything down to night vision equipment, hand grenades, and bullets were also accounted for.

Now, thanks to Jihad-Joe, America-hating Terrorists control all of it.

Taxpayers didn’t just pay for the equipment Biden handed to the Taliban, they paid for all of the reporting and audits that are currently being hidden now – US citizens have a constitutional right to be able to follow the money and hold Biden’s swamp accountable, but there is no transparency with these Commies.

The State Department acknowledged the agency had been pressuring other federal branches to take down the reports and claimed their cover-up was justified in a weak statement to the Washington Examiner on Wednesday.

“The safety of our Afghan contacts is of utmost importance to us. The State Department advised other federal agencies to review their web properties for content that highlights cooperation/participation between an Afghan citizen and the USG or a USG partner and remove from public view if it poses a security risk.” – State Department Spokesperson.

The claims of “security concerns” and possible “retribution” may sound credible at first – terrorists did just overthrew the country – but none of the information that was taken down included any names of US allies in Afghanistan that would be in danger if the information had been left up.

Using ‘security concerns’ as the excuse is even more unbelievable when you consider Biden’s Deep State provided the Taliban with a ‘kill’ list of Americans and allies who were attempting to reach evacuation flights at Kabul airport.

The Jihadists are trustworthy and should be relied on to cooperate, according to the Biden Regime.

Biden and the radical-leftists running his regime have been responsible for crisis after crisis since being fraudulently installed 8 short months ago.

The complete debacle in Afghanistan has exposed these traitors for what they are – Their charade is falling apart.

In other words – the cover up is on!

Forbes reported:

The War in Afghanistan has always been a black box, but the Biden administration just made matters worse.

According to an admission obtained from the State Department, Biden officials recently directed federal agencies to scrub their websites of official reports detailing the $82.9 billion in military equipment and training provided to the Afghan security forces since 2001.

The scrubbed audits and reports included detailed accounting of what the U.S. had provided to Afghan forces, down to the number of night vision devices, hand grenades, Black Hawk helicopters, and armored vehicles.

Reports further quantified 208 aircraft and helicopters; 75,000 war vehicles – including 22 Humvees, 50,000 tactical vehicles and nearly 1,000 mine resistant vehicles; and 600,000 weapons – including 350,000 M4 and M16 rifles, 60,000 machine guns, and 25,000 grenade launchers.

The State Department admitted to removing the reports but justified the move as a way to protect Afghan allies. According to a spokesperson:

“The safety of our Afghan contacts is of utmost importance to us. The State Department advised other federal agencies of to [sic] review their web properties for content that highlights cooperation/participation between an Afghan citizen and the USG or a USG partner and remove from public view if it poses a security risk.”

It’s worth noting that the Biden administration already put these partners at risk when officials provided lists of Afghan nationals to the Taliban in a misguided attempt to clear them for evacuation. The Taliban, a known terrorist organization with a history of murdering Afghan citizens working alongside U.S. forces, should never have been trusted with those names.

In addition, many of the removed audit reports merely quantified military equipment without identifying personnel. Here are two important examples:

#1. Government Accountability Office (GAO): OpenTheBooks.com reposted an audit of U.S. provided military gear in Afghanistan (August 2017) after it was removed from its official location.

#2. Special Inspector General For Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR): OpenTheBooks.com reposted an audit of $174 million in lost ScanEagle drones (July 2020) after the report was removed from its official location.

U.S. taxpayers paid for these audits and the U.S.-provided equipment, and citizens should be able to follow the money and hold the Biden administration accountable.

A GAO spokesperson also confirmed in a request for comment its receipt of the directive: “the State Department requested we temporarily remove and review reports on Afghanistan to protect recipients of US assistance that may be identified through our reports and thus subject to retribution.”

One deleted GAO report was four years old and quantified U.S.-provided gear into Afghanistan between 2003 and 2016. It was delivered to the House Armed Services Committee on August 10, 2017. The report was pulled down only hours after we, and other news outlets like Sinclair Broadcast Group SBGI +0.8%, highlighted the report’s existence.

A spokesperson for SIGAR also admitted via a request for comment that the agency pulled reports offline.

“In recent days, some SIGAR reports have been temporarily removed from the agency’s public website due to ongoing security concerns in accordance with guidance received from the U.S. Department of State. This is in line with actions taken by other U.S. federal agencies and is out of an abundance of caution.”

Again, to reiterate, these reports do not include recipient information, and the Taliban already likely controls the war chest in question.

This directive doesn’t seem to be designed to protect our Afghan allies—or, if it is, it’s been poorly executed. One U.S. entity that we will not name has failed to remove a report detailing the Afghan forces by rank. That report, one could argue, could be used as a tally sheet for retribution, but it’s still publicly available.

Here’s another example. One federal report did not include personnel info, but it did include the face of an Afghan pilot sitting in a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter. When we highlighted the report, we flagged the photo to an agency spokesman and chose not to post a link to protect the pilot’s safety. The report has remained online, but since we contacted the spokesman, the photo has been removed.

If the Trump administration started vanishing government reports and justifying their actions with weak, obviously political excuses, can anyone with a straight face say it wouldn’t lead the nightly news?