Senator Lindsey Graham of the United States of America has warned that if things continue as they are, the Taliban may drive America and its allies out of the Middle East.
He also warned that the Taliban would attack the United States and promised that the country’s military will return to Afghanistan.
Despite the fact that US President Joe Biden ended the 20-year-old conflict with Afghanistan last month, Graham assured that the US military would return to the country.
“The Taliban will impose on the Afghan people a way of life that I believe will make us all sick to our stomachs,” Graham told the BBC.
“But most importantly, they’re going to give safe haven to Al-Qaeda who has ambitions to drive us out of the Mideast writ large and attack us because of our way of life.
“We will be going back into Afghanistan as we went back into Iraq and Syria.
“We’ll have to because the threat will be so large,” he added.
The lawmaker cited the situations in Iraq and Syria and noted that Afghanistan will now become a “cauldron for radical Islamic behaviour.”
As a solution, the senator said that the US must back the resistance in the Panjshir Valley. According to him, this would help avoid the “fracture of the country that would create a perfect storm for Western interests to be attacked and to hit them before they hit you.”