It was announced yesterday that the Biden administration has no plans to rescue American citizens or Afghans left behind in Afghanistan.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan has the capability to extract some Americans in extreme circumstances, but not to gather up large groups of Americans who cannot get to the U.S.-controlled airport in Kabul after the Taliban seized near-total control of the country over the weekend.
Asked if U.S. forces would “extract” Americans not able to reach the Kabul airport for fear of being stopped or taken by the Taliban, Austin responded, “I would draw a distinction between extracting someone in an extreme condition or circumstance versus going out and collecting large numbers of American citizens.”
“We don’t have the capability to go out and collect large numbers of people,” Austin added.
Then both Austin and Milley need to resign. We’re talking about American citizens behind enemy lines, where many of them are likely to be detained, beaten, or worse. If you two jackasses cannot get our people out of harm’s way, what good are you at all?
Austin’s admission that U.S. troops have no plan for large-scale evacuation efforts outside the Kabul airport perimeter comes after reports the Taliban have set up checkpoints around the country and blocked access to the Kabul airport, in some cases beating and whipping people attempting to get through.
Rather than retrieving Americans, the U.S. State Department is relying on the assurances of the Taliban that they will let Americans through.
This is a joke, right? I mean, The Babylon Bee wrote this? The Taliban just conquered Afghanistan with the help of the illegitimate president, and the State Department believes these savages will just let Americans walk onto a jet and fly home? They’ll likely be captured and held for ransom, knowing dimwitted Biden will pay them handsomely.
Hey NeverTrumpers, how are you liking your new “president?” Sure, your fellow Americans in Afghanistan will suffer, but at least you don’t have to suffer through some mean tweets.