Friday, August 27, 2021

After taking over Kabul, Taliban take US Black Hawk chopper for a joyride


After taking over Kabul, Taliban take US Black Hawk chopper for a joyride

A clip showing the members of the Taliban taking a US Blackhawk for a joyride has gone viral on social media. — Screencapture from Twitter/ @JosephHDempsey

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — A video has been going around social media showing the Taliban taking a US Black Hawk helicopter for a joyride.

They, however, failed to get the aircraft off the ground, The Sun reported. 😂😂😂

The footage is said to have been taken at Kandahar Airport showing the chopper taxied on the tarmac.

According to the portal, the Taliban are now parading in their captured equipment and uniforms after making off with some £13 billion (RM74 billion) worth of abandoned weapons and vehicles, including 200,000 firearms and 20,000 Humvees seized from the Afghan army.

Fox News reported that the footage came about after President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan reportedly said the Taliban had seized a “fair amount” of US weaponry after it took over the country earlier this month.

“We don’t have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defence material has gone,” Sullivan said.

“But certainly, a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban, and, obviously, we don’t have a sense that they are going to readily hand it over to us at the airport.”

The station added that the US had spent about US$83 billion (RM347.8 billion) since 2001 on training and equipment for Afghan forces, including US$147 million (RM615.9 million) on Black Hawk helicopters and US$2 billion (RM8.4 billion) on Humvees.

Other photos and videos show Taliban soldiers carrying US and US ally-made weapons and gear that appear to be stolen from allied militaries while patrolling parts of Kabul.


  1. Amazing, so generous, imagine giving $83 billion in weaponry to “a people they don’t care about”. That is RM400 billion, TWICE the annual revenue of Petronas, just like that….FREE.

    The weaponry was left for the Afghan armed forces of course, to fight the Taliban. But the Afghan soldiers are cowards, have no stomach to fight, so they just hand over (or sell?) to the Taliban.

  2. Daesh had plenty of skilled talent supporting them, from skilled technicians and engineers to PHD holders.
    That's how they were able to use sophisticated weapons, and where not available, fabricate themselves.

    Talibam , with their anti-education mentality may not have that pool of talent

  3. All u Yankee myrmidons r truly blurred & f*cked with yr uncle Sam's abandoned military weaponries in Afghanistan!

    If u have read the US military intelligent reports about the TRUTH of the fighting moral & capabilities of the Afghan soldiers, u would have noticed that

    1) the Afghan soldiers were trained & guided strictly with US military personnel commands chains & sequences.

    W/O the presence of the US commanding officers, these Afghan soldiers were headless chucks.

    2) most of the advanced & sophisticated US military weaponries had had their top-ended fighting algorithms removed when the US intelligence foretold the fall of Kabul within 9 months.

    W/O those advanced fighting algorithms installed, those advanced & sophisticated weaponries were just model shells. Thus those Afghan soldiers ran & deserted the battle fields leaving those shells behind to the advancing Taliban within 9 days!

    Thus, those left behinded black hawk helicopters, M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, the guided missiles & f15/f16 fighter jets r just shells of their real model!

    What talent does one need to play with scale upped toys?