U.S. President Joe Biden is still trying to gloss over the defeat in Afghanistan. The original goal of the Military deployment in the Hindu Kush has been achieved for a long time: After the terrorist attacks of 11. September 2001, new attacks on the U.S. were prevented.
In the future USA Islamist terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda fight effectively even without a permanent military presence, Biden says. A bold promise. In fact, the threat of Islamist terror is likely to grow in the foreseeable future.
Security expert expects terror threat to grow
Jihadists worldwide are already cheering the victory of the Taliban. "Muslims and mujahideen in Pakistan, Kashmir, Yemen, Syria, Gaza, Somalia and Mali are celebrating the liberation of Afghanistan and the introduction of Sharia law," for example, stated Al-Qaeda propaganda department. For Al-Qaeda and other groups, it's more than just a triumph. "The terror threat is increasing," Christian Molling, a security expert and research director at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), tells our editorial team.