As the stories emerge and develop, it’s becoming quite apparent that Biden did not have the unanimous support from his military commanders to abandon the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, leaving hundreds (probably thousands) of Americans citizens stranded. The “commander in chief” lied – again – straight to the American people during his address when he said his military advisors supported the evacuation mission.
Text messages and emails between U.S. military commanders and private citizens show frustrations among some military leaders for leaving Afghanistan while some U.S. citizens remained in the country, communications revealed.
“We are f***ing abandoning American citizens,” an Army colonel assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division wrote in a series of leaked text messages. It’s unclear who the the recipient of the messages is.
The messages, leaked by former Special Forces operative Michael Yon, undermine Biden ‘s description of the “extraordinary success” regarding the mission to withdraw U.S. troops from the country ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline, which saw the remaining military forces leave Afghanistan on Tuesday.
A group of U.S. citizens were left stranded at the Kabul airport and were pleading for military assistance but were allegedly rejected when military officials told the citizens they were finished with evacuations, Yon told the outlet.
“Everyone is having a hard time getting in the gate. AMCITs [American citizens] can’t get past TB [Taliban] check points,” an Army colonel said in a text on Sunday.
“I am only aware of a handful of families that are still trying to get in right now.”
Some of the U.S. citizens left behind at the airport were “waving their passport screaming, ‘I’m American,'” Yon said in a recent podcast appearance. The incidents played out just hours before the U.S. military left the capital of Kabul, leaving the Taliban in full control.
Following Yon’s appearance on the podcast, the remaining U.S. citizens scattered to safe houses to avoid detainment.
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby acknowledged some U.S. citizens were left behind on Tuesday, saying there would be a diplomatic scenario for safely bringing them home.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) August 31, 2021
The harrowing situation unfolding in Afghanistan came to a head when transcripts of a call between Joe Biden and former Afghani President Asrahf Ghani leaked. In the call, Ghani told Biden a Taliban takeover was inevitable, which Biden responded by urging a “change in perception.”
Former President Trump was impeached for a similar incident.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth