If America allows the abandonment of our countrymen in a hostile nation, then we are done. Finished.
The pentagon shared a picture (above) of the last soldier to leave (Mediaite). CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports on a Houston, Texas family of four now stranded behind enemy lines. For two weeks, they went to the airport and couldn’t get past the Taliban that Biden left in charge (Twitter). From Ted Cruz: This is horrifying. And wrong. America doesn’t leave Americans behind (Twitter). Secretary of State Tony Blinken admits we left Americans behind, but then implies they wanted to stay (Fox News). Remember, Biden promised just weeks ago “we’re gonna stay until we get them all out” (Twitter). United States Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie offered this odd statement: “We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out, but I think. If would have stayed another ten days, we would not have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out and there still would have been people who would have been disappointed with that”(Daily Caller). From Noah Rothman: The administration also seems to be arguing, or at least implying, that U.S. citizens left behind have made a personal choice to stay. That argument is unlikely to age well. Some Americans have decided to stick around, but stories of U.S. citizens’ being harassed, beaten and blocked by the Taliban from entering into U.S. custody also abound. Those stories won’t end when U.S. soldiers aren’t around to impose moderation on our new partners in the Taliban (MSNBC). From the Wall Street Journal: The catalogue of strategic and military misjudgments that led to this ignominious day are many, and they flow from the current President of the United States. He insisted on a rapid, complete departure, despite the recommendation of most advisers to keep a residual force. He insisted on leaving Bagram and other airfields, taking U.S. contractors who were needed to keep the Afghan air force flying. After the government fell, Mr. Biden refused to alter his plan in order to create safe spaces beyond the Kabul airport to help with the evacuation. That would have required more troops and Mr. Biden was set on rapid withdrawal to vindicate his original decision (WSJ). The Taliban is celebrating (Daily Caller).
Group Claims Biden Also Left Service Dogs Behind
From the story: American Humane condemned the effective “death sentence” that the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul in favor of the Islamist Taliban militia has spelled for contract working dogs. “These brave dogs do the same dangerous, lifesaving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned,” said Robin R. Ganzert, American Humane’s president and CEO (Washington Times). According to this James Woods tweet and picture, we left the service dogs in cages (Twitter). The Taliban view dogs as unclean.
Report: 11 Flights of Afghans Flown to Wisconsin, 300 Land in Philadelphia
By: Breitbart News, Ausgust 31, 2021:
A total of 11 flights filled with Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan were flown to Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Juneau County, Wisconsin, late last week, according to local reports.
Officials at Fort McCoy, also in Wisconsin, where thousands of Afghans are set to be housed, confirmed to WMTV15 News that the 11 flights of Afghans had arrived in the state, though the total number of Afghans on board was not revealed.
WMTV15 News reports:
To assist incoming refugees, U.S. Army Soldiers a part of Task Force McCoy are now in the process of handing out toys and hygiene products to Afghan refugees at Ft. McCoy. [Emphasis added]
Items being handed out are part of 1,600 comfort kits currently being issued by the American Red Cross, reports the U.S. Army 181st Multifunctional Training Brigade. [Emphasis added]
Transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support are being provided for 50,000 Afghan evacuees as quickly as possible. [Emphasis added]
Likewise, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 250 to 300 Afghans have landed to be resettled in the area. The State Department has designated Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a resettlement city for thousands of Afghans.
In addition, News 5 Cleveland reported that Akron, Ohio, Mayor Dan Horrigan has said about 500 Afghans will be resettled in the community. Akron has a population of fewer than 200,000 residents.
President Joe Biden’s administration has undertaken a massive refugee resettlement operation that expects to bring tens of thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands, of Afghans to the United States for permanent resettlement.
Though Biden has touted that Afghans are being screened at U.S. Military bases abroad, he has ignored that they are also being flown to the U.S. before having completed their visa processing. Specifically, Afghans are being sent to Fort McCoy, Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Lee in Virginia, and Fort Dix in New Jersey to continue their processing.
Other states where the Biden administration is resettling Afghans include Texas, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, and New Jersey, and others.
Over the last 20 years, nearly a million refugees have been resettled in the nation — more than double that of residents living in Miami, Florida, and it would be the equivalent of annually adding the population of Pensacola, Florida.
Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to research, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.