If you want to truly understand the horror taking place in front of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, without the spin, you have to turn to foreign media.
Australia’s Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsey describes the chaotic and possibly deadly scene as thousands of Afghan, Americans and other foreign nationals try to escape.
This is well worth the few minutes to watch if you want a real sense of the horror taking place on the ground in Kabul.
This is an absolute disgrace and a complete failure of military and political leadership.
We have been lied to for 20 years about the war in Afghanistan. We have been told that progress was being made and the country could stand on its own, at least for a while.
This was clearly untrue and those responsible for this, including those at the top, should resign or be court martialed.
This is the biggest failure by the US government in my lifetime and that says a lot. Maybe instead of pushing CRT and BLM the military brass should have focused on how to defeat enemies on the battlefield.
Of course as we know the odds that any at the top will suffer any consequences for their failures is slim to none.
Here’s more via Fox News:
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued a security warning on Saturday advising U.S. citizens to avoid the airport in Kabul.
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,” the embassy posted Saturday morning.
The warning added that authorities will contact all registered U.S. citizens with further instructions as the situation updates.
But it gets worse. It appears that more than 6,000 were airlifted out of Kabul but only a couple of hundred American citizens:
The Pentagon is taking heat for saying that a “couple hundred American citizens” were boarded onto planes out of Afghanistan, while the flights overall carried nearly 6,000 passengers.
“Why in the world is this administration not making sure every single American gets out first?” Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer tweeted, following a press briefing from Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor, vice director for logistics of the Joint Staff.
As of 3:00 a.m. EST on Friday, “16 C-17s and one C-130 departed Kabul. These flights contain nearly 6,000 passengers, including a couple hundred American citizens,” Taylor said Friday.
France and England are sending their special forces in to rescue their citizens while American troops are forced to sit on their behinds and allow the Taliban to hold those in country that want to leave as hostages.
It’s time to unleash the best military on the planet to rescue American citizens and our allies and bring them home.