Kabul attack could provoke terrorism along the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas GOP lawmaker warns

The United States could see terrorism on the U.S.-Mexico border after the deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, a Texas Republican congressman warned Thursday.

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, who served in the U.S. Navy and supported combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he feared the deadly attack in Kabul on Thursday beginning of “that we will continue to see.”

Gonzales also claimed that the attack could encourage terrorists in the state and specifically called on President Biden to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Victims of Thursday's attack at Kabul airport in Afghanistan arrive at the emergency surgical center for war victims.  (Reuters)

Victims of Thursday’s attack at Kabul airport in Afghanistan arrive at the emergency surgical center for war victims. (Reuters)

“My biggest fear is that these attacks today will be just the beginning of what we will continue to see, as the Administration fails to get the Americans and our Afghan allies out of danger,” Gonzales tweeted after the attacks.

“My biggest fear is that these attacks today are just the beginning of what we will continue to see.”

– US Representative Tony Gonzales, R-Texas

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, R-Texas.

U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, R-Texas.

“There are suicide bombings in Kabul today, suicide bombings in the United States tomorrow. Biden must IMMEDIATELY secure our southern border before it is too late.” added from another Twitter account. “Our southern border is not secure at a time when international terrorism is at its peak. America, please be vigilant at all times. If you see anything, say something.”

The attack on Kabul airport in Afghanistan killed at least 13 members of the US service and injured at least 18 more, according to US officials, making it the deadliest day for the U.S. military in more than ten years. More than 90 Afghans were also killed.

Smoke comes out of a deadly explosion outside Kabul airport, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 26, 2021. (Associated Press)

Smoke comes out of a deadly explosion outside Kabul airport, Afghanistan, on Thursday, August 26, 2021. (Associated Press)

During a press conference Thursday evening, Biden promised that the terrorists would “pay.” He also promised to complete the evacuation of the country from American and other citizens.

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“Those who made this attack, as well as anyone who wants harm in the United States, know this: we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will persecute you and make you pay,” Biden said.

Thursday’s attack was the deadliest day for U.S. troops since insurgents in Afghanistan shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in August 2011 and killed 38 people, including 31 northern troops. -American.

Gonzales, who serves in the 23rd district of the Texas Congress, expressed his condolences for the victims killed in the Kabul attack.

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“For those of us who served in Afghanistan, it’s no mysterious place on a map. We fought like hell to kill wolves before they killed us,” he tweeted. “Men and women who died today or any day in Afghanistan cannot be for nothing.”