We’re seeing a tragedy happening in Afghanistan because of Joe Biden’s precipitous withdrawal without apparently any real preparation with the Afghan government or understanding the movement of the Taliban.
Now that the Taliban are moving into Kabul, we likely will not be able to save thousands of our allies who are now behind enemy lines. Hopefully, we’re able to get our own people out in time — even that may be a question now.
On Thursday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price talked about having “weeks” to get people out, when it was obvious it was days, if not hours, before the Taliban were at the gates. The fact that the Biden bunch have been so ignorant right down the line about how to deal with all this and uncaring about getting our allies out when they have had months is just criminal.
Now, the Taliban has seized all kinds of American weaponry into the bargain, as they take over various Afghan military positions.
— Asaad Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) August 14, 2021
— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) August 15, 2021
So, what you will have now is an Islamic-controlled state which will terrorize its own people especially the women and the young girls, and who will also kill everyone who helped us. But more problematic going forward, the very reason that we were there will come back — they will have an Islamic state from which they will launch further terroristic actions with impunity.
Was it inevitable that it had to end up this way? Having this happen in this disastrously humiliating way was not inevitable. That’s completely all on Joe Biden, the guy who has been wrong about everything for the past forty years.
Early in July, when Joe Biden still had the opportunity to do things but was sitting on his hands acting as though he had all the time in the world, he claimed it wasn’t inevitable that the Taliban would take over again, despite the fact the U.S. intelligence was predicting it would happen.
“There’s going to be no circumstance where you’ll see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,” Biden said when asked about the possibility of an airlift off as happened in 1975 during the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
Joe Biden: "There's gonna be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable." https://t.co/gYkxaHR6Ml pic.twitter.com/2cw7rO8bgq
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 12, 2021
But as we reported earlier, the helicopters were on the roof of the embassy today and the flag is coming down. My colleague Streiff shared the latest report on the U.S. ambassador fleeing the country, as well. (see REPORT: US Ambassador to Afghanistan Has Taken Down Our Flag From the Embassy and Fled the Country)
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) August 15, 2021
This is the moment US diplomats are seen being evacuated from Kabul just hours before Taliban forces stormed the Afghan capital.
In a stark scene mirroring that of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam war, a US Air Force helicopter was seen taking off from the US Embassy earlier today.
The Chinook helicopter was seen taking to the skies above the city – just like in 1975 when a US Marine helicopter was seen evacuating embassy staff from Vietnamese capital.
Smoke was also seen rising from near to the US embassy earlier today as security staff work to burn any important documents, including CIA information, or material that could be used ‘in propaganda efforts’. The US flag is soon expected to be lowered, signalling the official closure of the embassy.
Thanks, Joe Biden. What a mess.