Numerous reports coming out of Afghanistan show the Biden administration has made a troubling decision.
Multiple sources are confirming that U.S. troops will be withdrawn from the region before all Americans are evacuated.
The Biden administration will abandon thousands of U.S. citizens stranded in the terrorist-controlled country.
“It isn’t just one or two right-wing reporters claiming this to be the case,” Western Journal notes. “Reporters from across the political spectrum are hearing that Biden will indeed withdraw all troops before Americans are fully evacuated.”
These reports were confirmed by Lara Seligman of Politico and Richard Engel of NBC News.
The Taliban, which now controls the majority of Afghanistan, have declared a “red line” to the Biden administration that troops must be withdrawn by Aug. 31st. If not, there will be “consequences,” the Taliban says.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sky News, “It’s a red line.”
He continued, “President Biden announced that on Aug. 31 they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it, that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that,”
“If the US or UK were to seek additional time to continue evacuations — the answer is no. Or there would be consequences,” he said, adding that extending the deadline would “create mistrust between us.”
This decision from the Biden administration comes in stark contrast with President Donald Trump, who says no American should be left behind. Former President George W. Bush has also expressed the same message.
Robert O’Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, as well as Colonel Richard Kemp have accused Biden of “surrendering” to the Taliban.
O’Neill says Biden should be impeached. Colonel Kemp, on the other hand, says impeachment isn’t enough and Biden deserves to be “court-martialed for betraying the United States of America and the United States Armed Forces.”
An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 American citizens remained trapped in Afghanistan. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin reportedly told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
An additional 6,000 Britons are also trapped inside the country. The UK’s Parlament has held Biden in contempt over the botched withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, calling it “catastropic” and “shameful.”
The Taliban has reportedly set up checkpoints and they are beating people attempting to reach the airport in order to evacuate.
Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin has told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
According to a White House official, the U.S. military has only evacuated roughly 1,100 U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents and their families on Tuesday.
In total, the U.S. has evacuated 3,200 people so far and relocated to the U.S. 2,000 Afghans who were approved for special immigrant visas.
US embassy issues last alert for US citizens to leave afghanistan or they’re on their own, then recalls it 30 mins later.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 24, 2021
Three sources tell me and @AlexThomp that the Taliban has now started halting people trying to get in through the airport gates. Not just Afghans but American citizens. Informal groups coordinating need to redirect people on the fly.
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) August 24, 2021
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Additionally, Fox News host Bret Baier claimed during a live broadcast that someone working directly with the Afghanistan evacuation effort sent him an email detailing Biden’s withdrawal plan.
“They have stated that once Aug. 31 hits, they will help nobody else, U.S. or Afghan, near the Taliban checkpoints. We’re hearing that a deal has been done with the Taliban and that the U.S. is expediting the withdrawal and wants to be out in 72 hours. Anybody left is on their own,” the source said, according to Baier.
Senior White House correspondent for The Daily Caller Shelby Talcott reported White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “[T]he evacuations will stop prior to Aug. 31 because the military needs time to drawdown.”
According to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, “approximately 4,000 American passport holders plus their families” have been evacuated from Afghanistan as of Tuesday. Biden’s overly hasty withdrawal plan left somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 Americans stuck within the country, meaning that several thousand — quite possibly even as many as 10,000 — may still be trapped under Taliban rule.
If these reports ring true, what has already been one of the worst foreign policy disasters of the past several decades is getting even worse.
Brett Baier reporting that there is a “U.S. citizen only policy in play” in Afghanistan. He adds that “the U.S. has expedited withdrawal and wants to be out in 72 hours, anybody left is on their own.”
There are so many people still there…
(Reposted with details clarified) pic.twitter.com/ulreABEFMM
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) August 24, 2021
Psaki says yes, the evacuations will stop prior to Aug. 31 because the military needs time to drawdown.
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 24, 2021
“As of today, August 24, we have evacuated approximately 4,000 American passport holders plus their families,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says. “We expect that number to continue to grow in the coming days.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 24, 2021