Nigel Farage, who played a formidable role in Brexit, recently criticized the Biden administration for its major blunders in withdrawal from Afghanistan. Farage argued that the Biden administration’s ill-planned withdrawal had left the United Kingdom feeling “betrayed.”
Furthermore, Farage also asserted that Biden’s actions have resulted in a loss of trust between the two long-term allies. As a result, Farage does not see any way that “a British parliament right now would vote for military cooperation with America.”
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends First,” Farage provided further insight into his position, noting that “the medium-term problem” that exists in the wake of Biden’s withdrawal includes “the resurgence of international terror.”
Farage noted that evidence has already surfaced regarding jihadi groups becoming emboldened all over the world as a result of what the Taliban has done to Afghanistan. Farage also observed that while no “major terrorist atrocities” have occurred in the West over the past few years, they very well may start to happen again, particularly in light of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
If these terrorist attacks do start to happen, then governments are left once again with attempting to stop “cells that are spreading international terror.” Furthermore, Farage also observes that joint cooperation between the United Kingdom and the United States would be difficult, given that the United Kingdom presently feels as though it has been treated “with contempt” and betrayal, including “many of [their] own citizens.”
“Certainly, if it’s a Biden or Harris administration, honestly, there is no way, there is no way a British Parliament right now would vote for military cooperation with America,” Farage asserted, given that the United Kingdom effectively cannot trust a United States “led by this administration.”
Farage also added that “it’s a very sad thing to say,” especially since the United States and the United Kingdom have been strong allies since 1917, as well as “side by side” across “virtually every major conflict” that one could conceive of in the past century.
Furthermore, the United States and the United Kingdom have have remained the closest allies “in terms of culture,” “in terms of business,” “in terms of military action,” and “in terms of intelligence sharing.”
However, as a result of the United States’ current actions in Afghanistan, Farage states, “I am sorry, but there’s now way we could enter into another operation [with the United States].”