There was no doubt that the Biden administration's gross mishandling of the retreat from Kabul would embolden terrorists around the world. It's happening. As reported by Issues & Insights, the Heritage Foundation's James Carafano warned, "the Taliban's roughing-up of Biden be the clarion call for transnational terrorism worldwide to get back in the game and go after the West. Small wonder that our European allies are outraged." But why would anyone expect anything different? President Obama's ham-fisted approach to the Middle East gave rise to ISIS, and then-Vice President Biden gave full and approving support.
The resurgence of al-Qaeda and ISIS and a reign of terror may be just beginning. Vera Bergengruen writing for Time said:
“The U.S. has left Afghanistan in the hands of the same Taliban militants it overthrew two decades ago after the group provided safe haven to the al-Qaeda operatives who plotted the 9/11 attacks. Its leaders still maintain close ties to al-Qaeda, and the nascent government being patched together in Kabul is unlikely to be able to contain the resurgence of competing terrorist groups in the region, including the Islamic State in Khorasan Province.”
The May 27, 2020, U.N. report to which Bergengruen refers said very clearly: "The senior leadership of Al-Qaida [UN spelling of al-Qaeda] remains present in Afghanistan, as well as hundreds of armed operatives, Al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, and groups of foreign terrorists aligned with ...