A senior US intelligence official has said that despite US claims that it has achieved its goal in Afghanistan, the threat of terrorism to the United States remains. The security official said that the terrorist group Al Qaeda is now reunited after the US withdrew from Afghanistan and is likely to launch a major terrorist attack on the US in the next one to two years.
“Given the current situation, in the next year or two, al Qaeda will be able to gather enough power to terrorize the United States,” said Lt. Gen. Scott Barrier, according to Bloomberg. Barrier is the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Speaking at an intelligence conference on Tuesday, Barrier said the United States was now trying to get information back into Afghanistan. Barrier hinted that the United States was currently discussing what could be done to get all kinds of information and how to get information from Afghanistan. “We are working on setting goals. We will work with our goal in mind. But at the same time, we need to be cautious about the information we receive, “said Barrier, referring to Afghanistan.
Army withdrawal and 20 years of struggle
He has been widely criticized for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. But the United States withdrew in the last week of last month after 20 years. Al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden, carried out a terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, 20 years ago. In it, they demolished two large buildings of the World Trade Center. It was then that the United States, along with its military, first set foot on Afghan soil, attacking Taliban bases in Afghanistan. At the time, Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban. The United States has since established independence in Afghanistan. The conflict lasted 20 years, and in the last week of August, the United States announced that it was withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan. The main goal of the United States was to weaken Al Qaeda and eliminate Osama bin Laden. In which we have succeeded, said US President Joe Biden in his speech. Osama was said to have been protected by the Taliban.
Threats to America from these countries too
CIA Deputy Director David Cohen also expressed fears that al Qaeda could attack the United States in one to two years. Cohen also said the intelligence community was monitoring al Qaeda’s movements in Afghanistan. However, the head of the US National Intelligence Service, Avril Hanis, told a news conference that “Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.” He also said that the United States faces a major threat from countries such as Yemen, Somalia, Syria and Iraq. In June of that year, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told a Senate hearing that al Qaeda would have the strength to attack the United States in two years.
China also issued a warning
Just a few days ago State media in China once again warned the United States of a major terrorist attack Given. Global Times editor Hu Shijin has expressed fears that the United States could be attacked again like 9/11. Speaking on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Shijin expressed these doubts. The editors of Global Times said, “The 9/11 attacks were carried out by 19 terrorists. It was a suicide attack. But it was not a terrorist attack. Now the terrorists will unite and prepare for another attack. In time, the United States will realize that it was wrong to consider China its biggest enemy, “he said. Sino-US relations are extremely strained. The United States and its allies have imposed sanctions on China over its crackdown on Uighur Muslims.
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