Joe Biden’s administration is reeling under criticism after the terrorist attacks in Kabul; his “miscalculation” in withdrawing troops from Afghanistan not only caused the death of 13 American soldiers, but also endangers the safety of his citizens who are still in the country and who desperately turn to private intelligence services for their rescue.
When announcing the withdrawal of troops, Biden made two promises that he has not kept: he said he would evacuate all Americans and collaborators from Afghanistan, and promised a “calm and orderly” exit. None of that has happened, there are still americans in that country and 12 soldiers and dozens of civilians have already died.
During the entire year 2020, 11 Americans died in Afghanistan. In 2021 and with the withdrawal of troops, in a single day 13 died after terrorist attacks perpetrated by ISIS.
The outrage over the deaths was further compounded by the news that the United States gave the Taliban the names of Americans and Afghan allies it wanted to evacuate; meaning that in a sort of alliance it gave the Taliban classified information trusting that they would safeguard those lives.
A senior source on Capitol Hill told Fox News that the list of names did not include “everyone in the country,” but rather a set of names “when they wanted a specific group to show up.” The source said this created problems with the Taliban both blocking people they knew were going to the airport and denying entry to others who were qualified “because they knew those people were not a priority for the United States.” Those people, the source said, were “essentially doomed.”
“Although it is clear to me that we could not continue to put American servicemembers in danger for an unwinnable war, I also believe that the evacuation process appears to have been egregiously mishandled,” tweeted Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pennsylvania, on Thursday.
“In order to move forward, we need answers and accountability regarding the cascading failures that led us to this moment,” she added.
The White House reported Thursday, Aug. 26, that 12,500 people were evacuated from Kabul between 3 a.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, including 8,500 on U.S. military flights; however, there are still citizens waiting to be rescued.
“Once we can confirm the safety of our citizens, my next objective is to ensure we have accountability for the grave mistakes that have been made by this administration and the leadership at the Department of Defense which have created one of the biggest foreign policy failures in decades,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, said Thursday.
A source briefed on the situation in Kabul told Fox News that despite White House assurances that evacuations are continuing, some Americans and many allies will almost certainly be left behind in Kabul.
“What we’re seeing is the difference of having a good evacuation plan versus a fatal improvisation that’s not working,” Joseph Humire, a global intelligence and security specialist, told El American.
“Once we can confirm the safety of our citizens, my next objective is to ensure we have accountability for the grave mistakes that have been made by this administration and the leadership at the Department of Defense which have created one of the biggest foreign policy failures in decades,” the specialist said.
Private agents are in Afghanistan looking to rescue more Americans.
“I think Biden is running short of time with a very bad evacuation strategy, in fact, there are private agents who are now in Afghanistan trying to get Americans out,” Humire revealed in an interview with El American.
“I have three friends who are in Afghanistan with their own initiatives and resources to rescue Americans; they further stated to me that the U.S. is being a hindrance rather than a support,” he revealed.
“They are working with humanitarian entities, they are private security experts and they are on the ground. They are using their resource and personnel, but they are relying on planes and logistics from these entities that are in Afghanistan, they are doing everything, but I don’t know if it will be enough,” he stated.