Fox News has obtained a leaked email that proves that Biden’s State Department is the reason that private flights carrying Americans and allies out of Afghanistan have not been allowed to take off. Glenn Beck and his charity, the Nazarene Fund has six planes on the ground along with 100 Americans and 1,000 Afghanis who had worked for us in that country. Many believe that Biden does not want to be embarrassed by private charities accomplishing what he could not.
The State Department is well aware that the planes cannot take off without their permission on where to land, so they just deny them a landing spot. The State Department said that private flights, even ones carrying Americans cannot land at any Department of Defense base. Does Biden not want all Americans home? That is a fair question.
This confirms what Glenn Beck and others have stated that it was the State Department, not the Taliban grounding those flights. If any American or Americans die in Afghanistan, there will be blood on their hands that will never wash off.
Fox News obtained the email from Eric Montalvo, who has organized private charter flights out of Afghanistan. He has been trying to rescue that Biden abandoned without a fight. The email sent on September 1st details the roadblocks the State Department set up in order to keep Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
A State Department official wrote:
“No independent charters are allowed to land at [Al Udeid Air Base], the military airbase you mentioned in your communication with Samantha Power. In fact, no charters are allowed to land at an [sic] DoD base and most if not all countries in the Middle Eastern region, with the exception of perhaps Saudi Arabia will allow charters to land.”
“You need to find another destination country, and it can’t be the U.S. either.”
According to the email, the State Department said that some third countries would require authorization to land there and that the State Department would not send that authorization.
“Once you have had discussions with the host/destination country and reached an agreement, they may require some indication from the USG that we ‘approve’ of this charter flight. DOS will not provide approval, but we will provide a ‘no objection’ to the destination country government via the U.S. Embassy in that country.”
One day later, on September 2nd, WH Spokeswoman Jen Psaki and State Department spokesman Ned Price denied that Biden or State Department was not preventing any planes to leave Afghanistan.
When TheBlaze attempted to reach the State Department for comment on Beck’s reporting, a spokesman for the department referred to comments made Tuesday by Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a press conference in Doha, Qatar.
“We’re working around the clock with NGOs, with members of Congress and advocacy groups, providing any and all information and doing all we can to clear any roadblocks that they’ve identified to make sure that charter flights carrying Americans or others to whom we have a special responsibility can depart Afghanistan safely,” Blinken said.
“We’ve also been engaged with the Taliban on this topic, including in recent hours,” he added. “They’ve said that they will let people with travel documents freely depart. We will hold them to that.”
“Ask not what you can do to abandon your country, ask what your country can do to abandon you.”