President Joe Biden did not keep his promise to evacuate all Americans and Afghan collaborators before withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, meanwhile, the Taliban go door-to-door looking for those whom the U.S. seems to have abandoned.
Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, accused Biden of keeping his promise to the Taliban and not to Americans: ” Biden kept his promise to the Taliban to get out of Afghanistan by August 31; he broke his promise to Americans to get them all out before he left.”
While 122,000 people were evacuated, thousands more who did not make it out of Kabul are fleeing for their lives and those of their families. Those stranded include former American interpreters, Afghans who the Biden administration itself described as “vulnerable,” human rights activists and even American dogs who were left to fend for themselves and could be killed if they are not rescued.
A senior State Department official told Fox News that a “small number” of Americans remained in Afghanistan putting the number “below 250.”
“This is a moral disaster, one attributable not to the actions of military and diplomatic personnel in Kabul — who have been courageous and professional, in the face of deadly dangers — but to mistakes, strategic and tactical, by Mr. Biden and his administration,” the Washington Post criticized the Americans and collaborators stranded in Afghanistan.
For nearly 20 years the U.S. stayed in Afghanistan and there helped create organizations, needed the support of thousands of Afghans and worked together with hundreds of collaborators who after “using” them left them behind.
“Over 81 million Americans voted for a president to abandon Americans in hostile territory,” tweeted independent journalist Chris Tremoglie.
Specialists assure that Biden did things backwards: instead of rescuing Americans and collaborators before pulling out the troops, he gave priority to soldiers leaving thousands of civilians who offered their services to the United States for years to be forgotten.
“Those left behind appear to include many local journalists who worked for U.S.-supported media such as the Afghan service of RFE/RL. Painfully emblematic, too, is the experience of the American University of Afghanistan, all but a few of whose roughly 4,000 students, faculty, alumni and employees remain in Kabul,” noted the Washington Post.
“A last-ditch attempt to bus several hundred members of the university community to the airport ended in frustration Sunday, when it became clear that civilian rescue flights were ending. Now, university officials tell us, these — mostly young — Afghans are back in Kabul, feeling abandoned and afraid,” the newspaper reported.
Mohammed’s story, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal is a reflection of how the Biden administration seems to have forgotten those who were once very important to the United States.
“Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family. Don’t forget me here,” pleaded Mohammed, an Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden when he was a senator after his helicopter was forced to land in a snowstorm in Afghanistan.
The interpreter who helped Biden some 13 years ago is now pleading with him not to abandon him in his struggle to flee the Taliban. His story seems to be repeated by thousands of other citizens who worked for the United States and are now seeking refuge.
According to the Biden administration, those who stayed behind “will not be forgotten,” as it assures that “plans are already being developed” to evacuate those who stayed behind and he still relies on the Taliban to safeguard those lives.
In fact, nearly 100 nations, including the United States, issued a statement pledging that their citizens, nationals, residents, employees and Afghans who “worked with us and those at risk” will be able to “travel freely” out of Afghanistan. They further note that they “have received assurances from the Taliban” that they will be allowed.
But any supposed “assurances” from the Taliban are contradicted by the statements already made by the spokesmen and by the terrifying stories of murder and persecution that are coming out every day.
This Tuesday, August 31, Fox News released audio evidence that the Taliban are carrying out “house-to-house” executions following the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.
Two American families and a baby: stranded in Afghanistan
Cajon Valley spokesman Howard Shen told Fox News Tuesday that the School District is “exploring alternative strategies” to get the remaining students and parents out of Afghanistan.
Another story by I-Team reporter Dan Noyes chronicles the agony of a family waiting to return to the United States with a 3-year-old American citizen baby. When the child, his father and other family members approached the airport, they were vilified by the Taliban who would not let them take the flight.
“They were stopped by a Taliban checkpoint, and they received physical beatings at the gate and they were pushed back,” the report notes. According to I-Team the boy and family after communicating with other Americans who are desperate to flee Afghanistan, are turning to other forms of escape without the help of the U.S. Government.
In fact, this Monday, August 30, El American obtained exclusive information that private U.S. intelligence and security services are in Afghanistan trying to rescue Americans who are still stranded and who do not have the Biden administration help to return to the country.
US service dogs were also abandoned in Afghanistan
But in Afghanistan not only thousands of people were stranded waiting to be evacuated, but also dozens of dogs that served in the military and that a regulation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prevented them from boarding removal flights to be back in the United States.
Now a significant number of animals that would have served in the U.S. Armed Forces are at risk of being executed by the Taliban.
The Kabul Small Animal Rescue (KSAR) rescue home noted that the policy enacted by the CDC to suspend the transport of dogs from Afghanistan and more than 100 other countries was another terrible impediment, despite negotiations and pleas.
The organization indicated that there are at least 46 dogs that were left abandoned at the airport and now fear they will be mistreated.
Robin R. Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane issued a statement about the risk to the dogs’ lives having been left in the hands of the Taliban.
” The American government is pulling out of #Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies,” she said in a statement.