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Piers Morgan Blames Joe Biden Over Afghanistan Mass Starvation Crisis

by : Cameron Frew on : 05 Dec 2021 16:03
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Piers Morgan has placed the blame of Afghanistan’s starvation crisis with US President Joe Biden.

Earlier in November, reports emerged of an Afghan father being forced to sell his nine-year-old daughter simply in order to survive. ‘We are eight family members. I have to sell to keep other family members alive,’ he explained.

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Ever since the Taliban seized control of the country in August, food insecurity has been on the rise. This winter, nearly 23 million people may be at risk of starvation – that’s more than half of Afghanistan’s population – and half a million children could die.

The New York Times has released a report on the crisis, estimating the death toll from starvation will go beyond the total number of Afghan civilians lost to the war over the past two decades. Morgan shared the article on Twitter, writing, ‘This is on you, Mr President.’

The military campaign in Afghanistan began in the wake of the 9/11. However, Biden said the ‘war was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking’, citing trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths and the US’s support to Afghan forces in initially ordering all troops out the country by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks.

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While Biden ordered the withdrawal, Donald Trump also pledged to bring US troops home from the war during his time in power.

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The president’s motives for pulling out the troops didn’t meet many complaints, but the results – like the Taliban taking power, the ISIS-K attack which killed 13 US service members and 170 Afghans, and persistent concerns for the wellbeing of the country’s population, whether it’s the safety of women or food insecurity – have seen the withdrawal branded a strategic failure.

Earlier defending the move, Biden said, ‘I refused to send another generation of America’s sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago. That was the choice, the real choice between leaving or escalating. I was not going to extend this forever war.’

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Topics: News, Afghanistan, Joe Biden, Piers Morgan, Taliban, US

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    Facing Economic Collapse, Afghanistan Is Gripped by Starvation