Joe Biden may think he has been judged harshly over the totally inept way he decided to evacuate Afghanistan. He took the troops out and then expected the civilians to evacuate. It doesn’t work like that and if Biden were in his right mind, he would have known that.
As of right now, no one is certain how many Americans are now trapped behind enemy lines. The numbers could range as high as 20,000.
How long before the Taliban decides to take hostages? And when they do, will Biden try to lay the blame on President Trump.
In the meantime, how many Democrats will openly criticize Biden in order to make sure they don’t get caught agreeing with his actions, or should I say inaction? By now, there are few countries in the world that do not know that Biden is weak and can be easily pushed around.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
However, many thousands of Afghans who had been employed by Western embassies and nongovernment organizations in Kabul remained stranded and unable to reach the airport for evacuation flights as the Taliban erected checkpoints at the airport entrances, whipping and beating Afghans who attempted to cross.
Some evacuation flights were leaving near-empty as a result; the German military’s A400M Airbus, with a capacity of well over 100 passengers, took off Tuesday with just seven passengers aboard.
The Daily Wire is reporting that Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told CNN they do not know how many Americans are trapped in Afghanistan but that it is certainly in the thousands. He then estimated the number as between 5,000 and 10,000.
Kirby said that sheltering in place is no longer necessary and that they should make their way to the airport. The problem is they can’t get by some of the Taliban checkpoints. Maybe they can sneak by as the Taliban is busy chanting, “Death to America.”
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The United States shut down Karzai on Monday after thousands of Afghans broke through airport security and crowded on the airstrip. Some attempted to cling to departing jets to escape Afghanistan and the coming Taliban rule. Several Afghans were caught on video falling from the jets after taking off. Human remains were found in the wheel well of a jet that was forced into an emergency landing because its landing gear had malfunctioned.
The United States is preparing to take up to 30,000 visa holders from Afghanistan, along with evacuating all U.S. personnel and troops. The Afghans that the U.S. is attempting to relocate are among the many that worked with the United States military during operations in Afghanistan.