Source: by daniel
Has Adam Schiff turned on Joe Biden?
It sure looks that way!
Adam Schiff has officially called for a “full investigation” into Joe Biden.
Over his drone strike in Afghanistan that killed 10 innocent civilians, including 7 children.
Don’t get us wrong.
We’re happy that this horrendous error in Afghanistan will be investigated.
But we are in dark times indeed if Schiff is calling for an investigation into Biden while Republicans are not.
What’s going on?!
More details below:
Adam Schiff Calls For Investigation Into Strike That Killed Afghan Civilianshttps://t.co/9CAhQMprDP
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 18, 2021
Schiff just blindsided Biden. https://t.co/aXCFAGFOvr
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 18, 2021
Schiff says he will investigate what caused the deaths of an innocent family of ten in Afghanistan, but we already know. It was a poorly planned rush job to give Biden some quick headlines after his failed leadership led to tragic deaths of 13 of our brave service members.
— First Words (@unscriptedmike) September 18, 2021
Of course, the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover this betrayal by Adam Schiff.
Fortunately, the Conservative Brief confirms:
Joe Biden’s administration is taking fire now from its own side after conducting a strike that killed an innocent Afghan aid work and nine others, including seven children.
California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff has called for a full investigation into how such a tragic mistake could happen in a press release from the House Intelligence Committee.
“We must take every precaution when it comes to protecting civilian lives, and hold ourselves accountable when we fail. While there is no overstating the chaotic and dangerous situation in Kabul following the fall of the Afghan government and the attack on our forces by ISIS-K, it is clear that the August 29 strike was a mistake with horrific consequences,” he said.
“In acknowledging that error, the Department of Defense has taken the first step towards transparency and accountability. And after such a devastating failure – one that, by the Department’s estimate, killed 10 civilians, at least 7 of them children – it cannot be the last step. We need to know what went wrong in the hours and minutes leading up to the strike to prevent similar tragedies in the future,” The representative said.
“I am also concerned about the accuracy and completeness of public statements made in the immediate aftermath of the strike, and whether those accounted for all of the information possessed by the government at the time. We must assure that the Department examines its actions carefully and objectively, even in the absence of press reports, such as here, which brought this critical mistake to light.
“This is an area deserving of additional oversight, and along with my colleagues in Congress, the House Intelligence Committee will continue to press for answers,” he said. “My prayers today are with the victims and their families.”
Schiff’s statement came after Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Gen. Frank McKenzie admitted that the strike as a “tragic mistake.”
“Having thoroughly reviewed the findings of the investigation and the supporting analysis by inner agency partners, I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians including up to seven children we tragically killed in that strike,” he said.
“Moreover, we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to U.S. forces. I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed. This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport,” the general said.
He took responsibility for the strike and gave an explanation as to the assessments that were made before conducting the strike but then admitted that they failed.
“Our investigation now concludes that the strike was a tragic mistake,” he said.
One of the statements made after the attack that Schiff could be talking about was the one from Biden in which he brags about the strike and said there would be more.
It appears to be the first time that Democrats are holding Biden accountable.
Now, of course, there is nothing wrong with accountability.
It is to be expected from a healthy government.
But for the last 9 months (and for the entirety of the campaign), the media and Democrats covered up for Biden.
When the Biden Regime loses Adam Schiff, you know it’s bad in Democrat land https://t.co/lXLSwnKCAO
— Red Voice Media (@RedVoiceMedias) September 18, 2021
Schiff calls to investigate Biden for the drone strike…I think the deep state is about gotten everything from him they needed pic.twitter.com/2wgdskrM7O
— Sean (@HUL0NG) September 18, 2021
The Afghanistan admission is so shocking because the military was so sure that it was the perfect strike.
We were assured that the ISIS-K perpetrators had been eliminated.
In fact, General Milley himself described it as a “righteous strike.”
Well, turns out that’s not the case.
A U.S. drone strike launched in Afghanistan late last month killed as many as 10 civilians, and not an ISIS-K terrorist as the U.S. military previously reported, the Pentagon acknowleged Friday. General Frank McKenzie, the commander of the U.S. Central Command, called the strike “a tragic mistake” during a news conference Friday afternoon.
An investigation by Central Command determined that the August 29 strike in Kabul, which Joint Chief Chairman General Mark Milley previously described as a “righteous strike,” killed an innocent aid worker — identified by friends and colleagues as Zemerai Ahmadi — and as many as nine of his family members, including up to seven children.
“We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to U.S. forces,” McKenzie said. “I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed.”
McKenzie said the United States is considering making reparation payments to the family of the victims.
U.S. intelligence reportedly followed the car Ahmadi was driving for eight hours because it had been observed at a compound associated with the terrorist group known as ISIS-K. During that time, the movements of the car corresponded to other intelligence about ISIS plans for an attack on the airport, McKenzie said.
The strike was conducted as Ahmadi pulled into the driveway of his home, which was located about 3 kilometers from the airport.
The drone strike set off a large secondary explosion, which officials originally said was evidence that the car was indeed carrying explosives, but which the investigation determined was most likely set off by a propane tank located in the driveway, McKenzie said.
“I am here today to set the record straight and acknowledge our mistakes,” the commander said Friday.