Joe Biden’s administration, which does not know how many Americans are in Afghanistan and also has no plan to rescue them, recently canceled a critical program that allowed for quick and safe evacuations in times of crisis.
The U.S. government said this August 17 that “near Kabul” there are still between 5,000 and 10,000 Americans despite efforts to evacuate its citizens from Afghanistan and although it does not have an evacuation plan, the Democratic administration requested that they head to the airport to board flights.
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor, assured that he received guarantees from the Taliban that they will allow safe passage to the Kabul airport for civilians who want to leave Afghanistan.
In that sense, that the Biden administration trusts the Taliban, against whom the United States fought for at least 20 years, is evidence of the docility in which the withdrawal of American troops was carried out.
The paradox of the matter is that Biden has no plan to rescue Americans, but according to The National Pulse, a few months ago the State Department cancelled a critical program intended to provide rapid and safe evacuations for nationals outside crisis zones.
It is the “Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau,” which was designed by the Donald Trump administration to handle medical, diplomatic and logistical support regarding Americans abroad. The cancellation notice was officially signed on June 11, 2021, a few months before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
“My Administration prioritized keeping Americans safe, Biden leaves them behind. Canceling this successful Trump Administration program before the withdrawal that would have helped tens of thousands Americans reach home is beyond disgraceful. Our withdrawal was conditions-based and perfect, it would have been flawlessly executed and nobody would have even known we left. The Biden execution and withdrawal is perhaps the greatest embarrassment to our Country in History, both as a military and humanitarian operation,” Trump said exclusively to The National Pulse.
Nothing is certain for Americans in Afghanistan
On August 15, Biden’s State Department was forced to issue a statement warning American citizens that the Embassy in Kabul would not respond to their requests for help.
At the time of publication, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. military was trying to move 5,000 to 9,000 people to safety, according to the Associated Press.
The news demonstrates the contradiction in Joe Biden’s claims that his administration planned for “all contingencies” before withdrawing troops and abandoning the war.