[Ed.- Apparently we have a “common purpose” with the murderous thugs to finish the evacuation mission by 31 August. It seems just possible — call me crazy — that we and the Taliban have a different definition of that common purpose.]
McKenzie said he didn’t believe the Taliban intentionally allowed Thursday’s attacks to occur, but conceded he didn’t know for sure.
Nevertheless McKenzie said the U.S. has been sharing “versions of this information [regarding threats to the airport] with the Taliban so that they can actually do some searching out there for us,” though he stipulated that the U.S. “cuts down” the intelligence before handing it over to the Taliban. He also said that the U.S. “thinks” attacks have already been “thwarted” by the terror group that the U.S. deposed from power in 2001. The intelligence-sharing program has been in effect since August 14, McKenzie said.