According to the Biden White House, the Taliban is releasing a total of 200 people, consisting of Americans and other foreign nationals. But, why now? I have a theory. Glenn Beck’s charity the Nazarene Fund had already rounded up 100 Americans, but they were forced to remain at the airport because they did not have clearance to land anywhere.
But, Biden did not want to be embarrassed, so he stopped those planes and is having the Americans flown out on commercial jets so that he gets the credit. Can you see any other possibility? If so pass it on to me. Beck said the Taliban did not interfere in the evacuation flights and that it was the State Department which a subsequent email confirmed. One day later the Americans are flown out, but not on the chartered planes. I just don’t believe in so many coincidences at once.
Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “The Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart.”
These flights include American citizens. pic.twitter.com/HbJVMAsFHt
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Taliban authorities have agreed to let 200 American civilians and third country nationals who remained in Afghanistan after the end of the U.S. evacuation operation to depart on charter flights from Kabul airport, a U.S. official said.
The Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, said the official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.
The departures were expected on Thursday. The official could not say whether these Americans and third country nationals were among people stranded for days in Mazar-i-Sharif because their private charters have not been allowed to depart.
After initially denying the extremist group was holding up planes, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday finally acknowledged the situation.
“As of now, the Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart. They claim that some of the passengers do not have the required documentation,” Blinken told reporters at the US air base in Ramstein, Germany.
“While there are limits to what we can do without personnel on the ground, without an airport with normal security procedures in place, we are working to do everything in our power to support those flights, and to get them off the ground,” Blinken said.