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White House: Thousands More to be Evacuated from Afghanistan, Including ‘Significant Number of Americans’

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On July 8, President Biden said, “there’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the – of the United States from Afghanistan…The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” Fast forward to this past weekend, and the “circumstances” are alarmingly worse.

The scenes of hundreds of thousands desperately attempting to flee Afghanistan for their only chance at survival is being compared to the capture of Saigon by the Vietnamese Communists in 1975, ending the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed he had successfully fled Afghanistan to Tajikistan, with the somber message that the Taliban had won.

“The Taliban have won by decision of their swords and guns, and are now responsible for the honor, property and self-preservation of their countrymen” said Ghani.  On Sunday evening, the US embassy in Kabul had been completely evacuated, according to State Department official Ned Price who said he had been transferred to Kabul’s airport. Price said the airport was secured by U.S. troops which had been deployed in recent days.

“We can confirm that the safe evacuation of all embassy personnel is now complete” Price said Monday. “All embassy personnel are located on the premises of Hamid Karzai International Airport, the perimeter of which is guarded by the US military.”

On Monday, however, all hell broke loose. Even if embassy personnel had evacuated, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed there were still many Americans inside Afghanistan. “We intend to carry out those evacuation flights in the coming days after securing the airport” added Sullivan.

The White House still wants to evacuate “thousands of people in total” which “includes a significant number of Americans” he continued. “We are still doing outreach to establish the total number of Americans in [the] country” stated Sullivan.

Where was President Biden as the Taliban eviscerated city after city the past week? How did he allow for a scenario where thousands had not yet been evacuated?

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  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    August 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Dementia Joe has been a DISASTER since the day he was sworn in. THIS should be the last straw to get him out of Office !! He’s NOT alone for INCOMPETENCE ! Milley and Austin should be FORCED to resign also. The evacuation SHOULD have been a coordinated effort that COULD have run smoothly, but, the Military brass is too busy with Critical Race Theory and looking for White Supremacy with it’s ranks to actually DO their jobs !!

  2. john_poelstra

    August 17, 2021 at 11:08 am

    I am so tired of hearing this Afghan war compared to the Vietnam war. For the record the Vietnam war did NOT end in 1975 as the establishment media would have you believe. The last combat battalion left Vietnam much earlier in August 1972 when we had actually won the war. To lose a war you have to have the presence of an engaged military. We didn’t lose that war, we lost the peace. A peace that was overseen and controlled by the State Department, politicians and yes, also the establishment news media. A peace too weak to sustain itself by these institutions. A peace that resulted in more deaths for the South Vietnamese people than the war itself. The only real comparison that can be made with these two countries is how liberals and the establishment news media undermined and failed both the South Vietnamese and Afghani’s.

  3. Trawdaddy

    August 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Wonder just how many “refugees” will now be brought into America much like the illegals coming across our southern border unabated.

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