The alarming new development started when the US Embassy in Kabul told Americans trying to leave the country that traveling to the airport in Kabul, where all evacuation operations are taking place, was no longer safe. Did you get that? Areas where our military are working are no longer safe, according to our embassy.
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising US citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a US government representative to do so,” the security alert said.
Then where the heck are they supposed to go? This should not be a problem at all for the US military. When they go in somewhere, they kill the enemy if they are blocking the objective. The American military doesn’t screw around with terrorists. Their civilian leaders now apparently do. We can send troops in to form a funnel for Americans to make it to the airport. This thing just gets worse every day.
On Saturday, US officials acknowledged that the ISIS branch in Afghanistan (now they have branches?) is threatening to attack American citizens who are waiting to be evacuated from Kabul, according to the Associated Press.
The threat was described as “significant” but officials failed to reveal any further details. A CBS News reporter took to social media to confirm that Taliban outside the Kabul airport were telling people that ISIS was planning to attack the Americans.
From @CBSNews colleague @AhMukhtar: A former Afghan interpreter who tried to get into the airport today – for the fifth time- said Taliban outside the airport told people that ISIS is planning an attack.
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) August 21, 2021
This is just great. President Pea Brain caused this danger and chaos, and while he’s watching episodes of Matlock eating a handful of grapes, the military is trying to get as many Americans to safety as possible while dealing with terrorists planning an attack. This threat could end almost immediately if Joe Biden just gave the order for the military to do what they do best. Our military could move in quickly, secure the area, exterminate any terrorist threats, then go out to get our people and bring them back to the airport. We have that capability even though Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says that we do not. If the British military can do it to rescue their people, then how come we can’t do the same thing? Because we have a feckless president and incompetent administration.
Because of this ISIS terror threat, our military is developing alternative ways to get people to the airport safely. “We are executing an alternate path,” a defense official told NBC News.
More from the AP:
The Islamic State group — which has long declared a desire to attack America and U.S. interests abroad — has been active in Afghanistan for a number of years, carrying out waves of horrific attacks, mostly on the Shiite minority. The group has been repeatedly targeted by U.S. airstrikes in recent years, as well as Taliban attacks. But officials say fragments of the group are still active in Afghanistan, and the U.S. is concerned about it reconstituting in a larger way as the country comes under divisive Taliban rule.
A defense official told Fox News, “There are other terrorists groups we are concerned about as well.” The official was not forthcoming with any further details on the subject.
On Saturday, Pentagon spokesman Admiral John Kirby was asked about the threat during a press conference, and he also declined to provide any additional information.
“We’re not going to get into specific details about the threat environment or what our intelligence has given us,” Kirby said.
Less than 24 hours after Biden claimed there were no threats at the Kabul airport, the state department warned Americans not to come to the airport because of unidentified threats. Not the Pentagon refuses to share what threats prompted that warning. pic.twitter.com/d08eKKUW0h
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 21, 2021
For all four years of the Trump administration, we had almost daily leaks from the deep state coming from the intelligence community, the Pentagon, and the White House, and now we have none. Where are all the leaks when we really need them? Where are the whistleblowers?
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Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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