The situation in Afghanistan has indeed worsened to a great extent with the rights of women in the country being stripped off in lieu of the Taliban regime. The cruelty and oppressive behaviours of the Taliban sparked a major outrage worldwide. Although many individuals have voiced out their concerns against this regime, a large group of people have yet to fully emphatise with the citizens of Afghanistan, leading to congratulatory messages to the Taliban for “emancipating” Afghanistan!
To further describe their cruel ways, a viral video on social media shows the Taliban hanging an individual in mid-air from the Black Hawk helicopter — owned by the United States of America. This video has ultimately described the cruel ways of the Taliban.
Political observer and author, Liz Wheeler had uploaded this video on Twitter and it has been trending on everyone’s Twitter feed ever since. Her caption reads, “If this is what it looks like… the Taliban hanging somebody from an American Blackhawk… I could vomit. Joe Biden is responsible.” On an average, many people have voiced out their discomfort with the Taliban regime who have reportedly been abusing those who are not in line with their oppressive thought process.
If this is what it looks like… the Taliban hanging somebody from an American Blackhawk… I could vomit. Joe Biden is responsible.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) August 30, 2021
A viral video claiming to show a man being brutally hanged from a helicopter in Kandahar was likely an attempt to fix a flag over a public building, not a hanging. A separate video of the incident shows the man is clearly alive and waving in the air. pic.twitter.com/x6T5iDhpc9
— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan86) August 31, 2021
Apart from Wheeler, several journalists have voiced out their concern amidst this matter. Sudhir Chaudhary, head editor of Zee News and WION said, “Another important image that brings the world to a new era of violence.”
Despite these comments against the Taliban regime, the legitimacy and origin of the video are a huge question mark in the Internet. Therefore, Reuters have suggested that in another video, it could be seen, clearly that the man who was hanged from the Black Hawk is pretty much alive.
Mohammad Zubair, fact checker for India Alt News has tweeted a clearer version of the video that shows the real situation — the man was still moving and shaking his hand! Apparently, at 0:32 of the video, the individual had been neatly tied using ropes at the back.
To further convince that this was indeed not an act of cruelty, independent journalist, Bilal Sarwary has corrected the narrative spread by Wheeler stating, “Afghan pilot flying, this is someone I have known over the years. He was trained in the US and UAE, he confirmed to me that he flew the Blackhawk helicopter. Taliban fighter seen here was trying to install Taliban flag from air but it didn’t work in the end.”
While we might be able to breathe a sigh of relief that the individual wasn’t hanged as per Wheeler’s allegations, the fight to freedom is far from over as the Taliban regime are still controlling the lives of women in the country.
Source: The Vocket