To all the Americans still left stranded behind enemy lines in Afghanistan: the Biden administration is not going to save you. According to them, they have “no control of the airspace” in the region, and has officially thrown in the towel.
There is little the U.S. can do to stop the Taliban from reportedly grounding planes trying to leave Afghanistan, Joe Biden’s administration announced Monday.
“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace—whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” a State Department spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon. “We understand the concern that many people are feeling as they try to facilitate further charter and other passage out of Afghanistan.
JUST IN: As Taliban Grounds Planes of Americans from Leaving Afghanistan, Biden Admin Say There’s Little It Can Do — "We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace," State says https://t.co/ksvn6Df9UU
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) September 5, 2021
For the past several days, multiple private charter planes have attempted to rescue American citizens, green card holders, and Special Immigration Visa applicants with no luck. The Taliban has reportedly kept these planes grounded and those on board hostage.
Still, the Biden administration has done nothing on a diplomatic level to ensure the safe departure of the private charters.
New: CBS has learned multiple flights are being held on the ground at the Mazar-i-Sharif airport in Northern Afghanistan… by the Taliban. 1/
— Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) September 5, 2021
Biden’s evacuation of Afghanistan ended with more than 100 Americans (probably thousands) stranded along with tens of thousands of Afghan allies and refugees. As a result, the U.S. no longer has the resources on the ground to ensure safe passage out of the country.
Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul condemned the Biden administration’s handling of the withdrawal and its inability to help those still in the country. The six planes in question are attempting to take off from Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport.
Michael McCaul: Americans and Afghan interpreters held hostage by the Taliban *for days* at the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile the media spreads fake news about ivermectin overdoses while Joe Biden vacations in Delaware.
— Rising serpent 🇺🇸 (@rising_serpent) September 5, 2021
“If the president had listened to the bipartisan pleas from Congress, his own generals, or the intelligence community, he would have properly planned for this withdrawal, including evacuating Americans before he pulled out the military. Instead, Americans are trapped in a country run by brutal terrorists, who are currently not allowing them to leave.”
Many Democrats have lost faith in the Biden administration’s ability to retrieve stranded Americans from Afghanistan as well, some calling the situation “harrowing” as the Taliban goes on a door-to-door hunt of U.S. citizens and their allies.
Author: Asa McCue
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