Yes, the coiun try IS run by the Taliban….
Yes, President Biden cut and ran from there….
Yes, they need humanitarian help…..
Why is the Biden admin seems to be NOT offering the help it would for just about any place else?
The day after what appeared to be the deadliest quake to hit Afghanistan in two decades, residents were assessing the damage and grieving their losses as attention turned to providing aid to the devastated region, a remote area in the southeast.
Major questions remain about whether the Taliban government, which stormed to power last year after a long period of war and was cut off from Western donors by sanctions, will be able to coordinate the massive and sustained humanitarian effort needed to help the impoverished area, where many have been left homeless.
Afghan officials in the hard-hit areas have estimated that more than 1,000 people died. The United Nations humanitarian office offered a slightly lower estimate — 770 people killed and 1,440 people injured — but cautioned that its figures were likely to rise.
In Geyan alone, one of the hardest-hit districts in Paktika, the U.N. agency said that 1,500 houses were damaged or destroyed.
Some residents live in homes of straw and clay, and survivors described entire villages being wiped out. Thousands spent the night in unseasonable cold, some battered by rain, wind and even snow….
So far, the Biden administration has rejected entreaties to directly fund the Afghan government, insisting that the Taliban meet its earlier promises to allow women the freedom to go to school and work, and to deny sanctuary to terrorist groups. U.S. officials fear that the Taliban might steal or redirect American aid for unintended uses.
The U.S. has “been looking very hard at ways to do that that are not a direct benefit to the Taliban, but that can bring benefits to the people,” Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in public remarks on June 1. He added that the Taliban have not been living up to the international community’s expectations.
“What we’ve seen in recent months has been, I think, a serious reverse gear on women and girls in particular,” Mr. Blinken said.
But in statements on Wednesday, senior Biden administration officials signaled that they were open to discussing humanitarian earthquake relief with the Taliban government….