So Americans are TRAPPED, and OUR OWN GOVERNMENT WILL NOT rescue them? Shitbag administration continues to spew inaccurate Intel. Typical Leftist, they are not us, fuck’m.
Could be 5,000 or 10,000. When actually the numbers far exceed that. There’s about 86,000 people that need OUR help – you know the Afghanistans that assisted the United States…
Fuck them get on a plane by August 31st or good luck!? How do they get to the airport? Hailing a cab?
The utter incompetence of POSoTUS’s regime and their complete apathy of the innocents and allies they apparently have zero issue in leaving behind is appalling. O’Biden and his regime are cowards and a total embarrassment.
“For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback … not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” Michael Ozbama
Well with POSoTUS destroying our economy, killing the population with “vaccines” and the handling of foreign policy and affairs, I wonder just HOW proud Michael is now? Read on my friends…
By Morgan Phillips
- Psaki said there were 11,000 ‘self-identified’ Americans, but may be more who later come forward for help
- That figure was a discrepancy between the Pentagon’s 5,000 to 10,000 figure
- After evacuating only 700 on Monday, the Pentagon hopes to evacuate between 5,000 and 9,000 per day until the end of the month
- Jake Sullivan, national security adviser, said pulling diplomats out sooner would have signaled weakness of Afghan govt
‘Can you offer any guarantee to Americans and Afghan allies that if they remain there past the end of month us troops will help them evacuate?’ a reporter asked the press secretary in her first briefing in six days.
‘Our focus right now is on doing the work at hand, the task at hand. That is day by day getting as many American citizens, as many SIV applicants, as many members of the vulnerable population who are eligible to be evacuated to the airport and out on planes,’ the press secretary said.
Biden has promised to have all troops out of Afghanistan by Aug. 31.
And in another sign of interagency confusion, Psaki said there were 11,000 ‘self-identified’ Americans, but there could be more who come forward to request assistance.
As of Tuesday, there were 3,500 people on the ground at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and US military flights were taking off with American citizens and US embassy personnel on board.
On Monday, the US evacuated only 700 people, including 150 American citizens. The Pentagon has said it hopes to evacuate between 5,000 and 9,000 people per day for the next two weeks.
Biden on Monday authorized 6,000 troops to deploy to the region to rescue American nationals and allies.
Meanwhile, former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Charles said on Fox News that the number of American citizens waiting to be rescued could be anywhere between 15,000 and 40,000, according to his inside sources.
That’s not including the 80,000 SIV (special immigrant visa) applications the State Department is handling, according to the Washington Post.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meanwhile defended the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces and personnel from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration acted on information it had ‘at the time’ and calling images of desperate allies ‘heartbreaking.’
But, ‘The president stands by his decision because he knows it’s in the interests of the United States, our national security, and the American people,’ Psaki said.
A day after Biden returned to the White House from Camp David to address the nation, Sullivan said he and the security team took ‘responsibility’ for the administration’s decisions, and spoke repeatedly about the cost on Afghan allies of the U.S. in its 20-year war.
‘The human toll of the end of the conflict in this way is real and it’s raw,’ he said. Sullivan said of himself and other policymakers: ‘We’re also people. This is tough stuff. There’s no doubt about it. But these are hard choices too.’
With the administration under fire for failing to speed along an orderly evacuation after Biden announced the deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. forces, Sullivan repeatedly pointed to other scenarios, each also grim.
Sullivan said that even if the US hadn’t begun Biden’s drawdown of the last 2,500 the country would be subjected to chaos.
‘There are those who argue that with 2,500 forces — the number of forces in country when President Biden took office — we could have sustained a stable, peaceful Afghanistan. That is simply wrong.’
‘We made the judgements we made based on the information we had at the time while preparing for the alternative contingency,’ he said.