The State Department on Tuesday expressed concerns over the makeup of the new interim Afghan government announced by the Taliban, including the lack of female leaders and the past actions of some of those appointed to top posts.
A State Department spokesperson said in a statement shared with The Hill that although the Taliban “has presented this as a caretaker cabinet,” the U.S. “will judge the Taliban by its actions, not words.”
“We have made clear our expectation that the Afghan people deserve an inclusive government,” the spokesperson added.
The Taliban are going to transform Afghanistan into a Muslim caliphate where women will have no rights and destroy every piece of western culture in the next few years!
But in this whole hell, there is one thing that the Taliban are doing right and that’s removing the signs of the “woke culture” who believed or not it made it to the streets of Afghanistan.
The American government spend a lot of money to create more than 2,200 murals across the country addressing everything from the killing of George Floyd to every other “woke” culture event.
Many of the street art pieces have been painted over, replaced by drab propaganda slogans as the Taliban reimpose their austere vision on Afghanistan.
The mural dedicated to George Floyd, which has the words ‘I can’t breathe’ written in English and who’s death sparked Black Lives Matter protests in the US, was also removed.
In case you didn’t know – taliban painted over the mural. pic.twitter.com/oPyuOuiJxO
— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) September 8, 2021
A broken clock is right twice a day. Literally the only thing the Taliban has done right.
The images of workers rolling white paint over the art – who are reportedly paid less than $7 a day – were deeply foreboding for Omaid Sharifi, 34, Artlord’s co-founder who helped in painting the murals, who has been forced to flee to the UAE for his safety.
The entrance of the former US embassy in Kabul has been covered with a huge painting of the Taliban flag after it was abandoned by US diplomats on August 15 as the city fell to the militant group amid America’s chaotic withdrawal from the country.
The Taliban flag painted on the left wall in black and white is the group’s version of the Shahada Statement, which is a statement of belief core to Islamic tradition, reading: ‘There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.’
On the right wall, is their Emblem of Afghanistan featuring a Quran.
Maybe we can put the Afghan “refugees” to work painting over all the George Floyd murals here.
Bruce Hoenshell is a military historian, he is one of the most prolific conservative writers today, often churning out multiple columns per week. His writings tend to focus on international themes, modern warfare. Style Sampling: “ It is not that we need social networking and Internet searches more than food and fuel, but rather that we have the impression that cool zillionaires in flip-flops are good while uncool ones in wingtips are quite bad.”