Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah says the behavior of the United States during the Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan is “the moral downfall of America.”
In a speech last night, Nasrallah says the American pullout should have people mulling the potential future of US support for Israel. “Those watching most closely and drawing conclusions from this are the Israelis,” he says.
“In order not to have Americans fighting for other [nations], [President Joe] Biden was able to accept a historic failure. When it comes to Lebanon and those around it, what will be the case there?” Nasrallah asks rhetorically in a televised speech carried by official Hezbollah media.
The Taliban toppled the US-backed government in Kabul on Sunday after a lightning conquest of the country over the past few weeks.
“Everybody must consider it and meditate upon it,” Nasrallah says, referring to the Taliban’s victory. “Those who most need to draw conclusions and wisdom from this are the peoples of this region.”
Nasrallah scathingly remarks that the United States did not extract many Afghans who had collaborated with them from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
“They evacuated the dogs who worked in the security forces, but not those who aided them. They took out their equipment, but left the human beings behind… these are the Americans,” Nasrallah says.