U.S. Citizens Ordered To ‘Immediately’ Flee From Kabul Airport Over ‘Credible Threat’

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport on August 27, 2021. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

The U.S. State Department sounded the alarm in an emergency alert sent out around 5 a.m. local time this past Sunday in Afghanistan that seemingly warned U.S. citizens in the area to flee away from the airport in Kabul and the vicinity around it as the result of a specific, credible threat.

“Due to a specific, credible threat, all U.S. citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport (HKIA), including the South (Airport Circle) gate, the new Ministry of the Interior, and the gate near the Panjshir Petrol station on the northwest side of the airport, should leave the airport area immediately,” claimed the department. “U.S. citizens should avoid traveling to the airport and avoid all airport gates at this time.”

This seemingly urgent message for all U.S. citizens to immediately flee the area around the airport pops up in the wake of an Islamic terrorist attack taking place at the airport this past Thursday that resulted in the deaths of 13 U.S soldiers and upwards of 100 Afghan nationals.

“The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high,” stated Democrat President Joe Biden in a message sent out on Saturday evening. “Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours.”

Biden has attempted to pin the blame for the whole event that his decision making caused on the former President Donald Trump, despite the fact that Biden had the following talks with George Stephanopoulos, an ABC News host, just scant few days ago:

STEPHANOPOULOS: So would you have withdrawn troops like this even if President Trump had not made that deal with the Taliban?

BIDEN: I would’ve tried to figure out how to withdraw those troops, yes…

As reported by the New York Times this past Saturday, Biden had been advised by “the current military leadership of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff … that keeping a relatively modest force of as few as 3,000 to 4,500 troops along with the extensive use of drones and close air support could have enabled Afghan security forces to continue holding off the Taliban without putting Americans at much risk.”

The terror attack from ISIS at the airport in Kabul pops up after the Taliban, which Old Uncle Joe’s administration has relied on for security for the outside of the airport, seemingly freed thousands of terrorists from Bagram Air Base after the Biden administration abandoned the base and pulled forces out fo the area.

Old Uncle Joe’s administration quickly capitulated and allowed the Taliban to control the city of Kabul as it fell on August 15th, only wanting to maintain control of the airport after the president of the country fled.

In a fairly concise description of the disaster caused by the Biden administration, Elliot Ackerman of The New York Times wrote:

As a Marine, I fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and participated in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. As a journalist, I covered the war in Syria. Never have I witnessed a greater, swifter collapse of competence than what I have seen with the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan.

Central to President Biden’s campaign was a promise that the candidate understood, deeply and personally, two essential things: empathy and service. Events in Afghanistan this week indicate this promise was, at worst, false and, at best, limited. Events in Afghanistan illustrate what happens when there is a breakdown in empathy. Events at the airport — desperation, death — indicate the extreme chaos that ensues when the commander in chief doesn’t actually understand the value of service.

 

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