Biden’s ‘Fall of Saigon’ Comes to Kabul, Afghanistan – US Troops Prepare to Evacuate US Embassy

Marines are in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM/ Tsgt Efrain Gonzalez, USAF

ANALYSIS – Despite feverish attempts by President Biden and his team to claim the current self-created disaster in Afghanistan is not an abandonment, withdrawal, or crisis evacuation, most experts agree it is all three. As someone who has both served in various U.S. embassies as a military attaché and trained in embassy evacuation and reinforcement operations in the Marines, I too can attest this is in fact about to become an emergency non-combatant evacuation operation, or NEO.

NEO is the military term for removing civilians and nonessential military personnel from a dangerous crisis zone. The term is politically charged, and Team Biden is desperately trying to avoid using it.

Unfortunately for them, reality is harder to avoid.

Images of helicopters leaving the U.S. embassy rooftop in Saigon 1975 are already being imagined.

AP notes that:

Just weeks before the U.S. is scheduled to end its war in Afghanistan, the Biden administration is rushing 3,000 fresh troops to the Kabul airport to help with a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy. The move highlights the stunning speed of a Taliban takeover of much of the country …

The New York Times adds:

The Pentagon is moving thousands of Marines into position for a possible evacuation of the American Embassy and U.S. citizens in Kabul as the Biden administration braces for a possible collapse of the Afghan government within 30 days, officials said.

 

Yet, the administration shamelessly claims: “This is not abandonment. This is not an evacuation. This is not a wholesale withdrawal,” as State Department spokesman Ned Price just said. He added in Orwellian manner: “What this is is a reduction in the size of our civilian footprint.”

 

How is that for political doublespeak?

The current outrageous administration spin continues the precedent set by Biden’s July Afghanistan speech which both CNN and I called absolute “malarky.”

Biden’s Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby refused to call the new mission a noncombatant evacuation operation. But Mark Jacobson, a former Pentagon official in the Obama administration agrees with me, saying in AP:

This is, in no uncertain terms, a NEO, which is an operation designed to evacuate U.S. civilian personnel whose lives are threatened by war, civil unrest or natural disaster. There’s no cut-out for embassy personnel unless you are trying to make a political point …

And, beyond the horrible repercussions for the Afghan people, and the region, as I have repeatedly written, this deadly and avoidable fiasco will forever stain Joe Biden’s legacy as well as the Democrats.

The Washington Post’s foreign policy affairs columnist David Ignatius makes the historical parallel: “For President Biden, who had hoped for an orderly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the chaos in Kabul carries echoes of the fall of Saigon in 1975 — precisely the image he wanted to avoid.”

More to the point, Frederick Kagan, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, pins the blame squarely on POTUS in a New York Times OPED:

A disastrous Taliban takeover wasn’t inevitable. President Biden said his hands were tied to a withdrawal given the awful peace deal negotiated between the Trump administration and the Taliban. But there was still a way to pull out American troops while giving our Afghan partners a better chance to hold the gains we made with them over the last two decades.

Mr. Biden chose otherwise. The way he announced the drawdown and eventual departure of American troops — at the start of the fighting season, on a rapid timeline and sans adequate coordination with the Afghan government — has in part gotten us into the current situation.

Along with the ongoing border crisis, this is one of Biden’s worse disasters so far, for the U.S. and the people of Afghanistan and the region, but also one that will certainly impact the midterm elections next year. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Anything Biden touches turns to SH*T!!!!

Bobby
Bobby
1 month ago

Joe Biden is not qualified to be a president Joe failed in all aspects of political policies remove Joe Biden now.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Kabul has fallen already

Shastaman
1 month ago

Biden’s hand picked Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and Head of the CIA should all resign or be fired.What did Biden tell the Nato heads? “America is back”. What a joke.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Shastaman

They should be Hung

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Shastaman

Sent to Afghanistan
With empty pockets

Gen. Patton
Gen. Patton
1 month ago

CLUELESS clown in the White House. As usual, TRUMP WAS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

max
max
1 month ago

Communists Joe Biden turned his back on military families that sacrificed and lost loved ones just so Communists Joe Biden to “Throw it all away”….Joe doesn’t care about military families, just ask Hunter and his laptop…..

Greg MacDonald
Greg MacDonald
1 month ago

Biden, bought & paid for by the Chinese Communist Party; is doing their bidding. This is a deliberate scenario designed to make America look weak and unreliable. The wholesale opening of our own border, and castration of domestic energy are the other parts of a planned take down of the United States. Make no mistakes: Fascism has metastasized into a globalist cabal.

cozycalico
cozycalico
1 month ago

Biden is destroying us not only at home but abroad as well. When is this imposter Biden going to be kicked out of our White House?

MarkOwen
1 month ago
Reply to  cozycalico

Not soon enough

Mary Geiger
1 month ago

Maybe ol’ joe and his administration need to ask other countries how they feel about the abandonment of Afghanistan to the Taliban instead of thinking for themselves. Certainly they had some sort of inkling of what would happen? If not they all need to be fired. And they need to start being honest instead of sugar coating every mistake that Biden makes.

charleshGarrido sr
1 month ago

History repeat itself..(SAIGON MEMORIES)..President Mr. Joe Biden weak & struggling plus shows..incoherence..and now Vice President Mrs Kamala Harris..here we Go! “YOU THINK THINGS ARE BAD NOW??? JUST WAIT TILL (SHE) TAKE OVER (unquote) Charlie G/Sr…………The USA!..

r w
r w
1 month ago

This administration is so full of Bull Shiest! It’s no longer funny! Remove Biden or this country will be the next to fall!

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
1 month ago

His advisors are telling him that his only comeback from this debacle is to attack Israel. Omar and Tliab agree enthusiastically.

charleshGarrido sr
1 month ago

Greetings…
One more time our Administration (IS) on purpose destroying “The USA” within The 5TH Column .brought .(reds) +. Socialism.+. Liberalism & today Progressives.. “THE USA” IN BIG! BIG! TROUBLE Thanks Cooperation..!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…GET ALL the AMERICANS OUT of TERRORIST TERRITORY ASAP!!!!!!! The GOOD AFGHAN PEOPLE Need HELP Too Just Like the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. AMERICA Needs a MAN Who Can MAKE SOUND DECISIONS Under PRESSURE. TIME Will TELL. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

These Democrats just can’t stop lying…this isn’t an organized plan to leave, it’s a disaster and an embarrassment…the FLAG is down at the embassy, the airport is in Taliban hands, and our well paid well funded Afgahani President has fled the country to somewhere…maybe Switzerland where his Millions courtesy of US Tax Payer money is stashed…then where? French Riveria?…..Of course Biden imediately blames Trump…apparently he’s so senile he doesn’t remember Trump is no longer President and when you become President you own it..all of it..everywhere, anywhere, all the time….no more blaming past Presidents…OWN UP BIDEN, this mess is yours., Hey Man, Man UP!…but if you need some advice…The Brand New Taliban Goverment is going to have to need a new UN Ambassador to whatever name they choose to rename Afghanistan……that will require a Loyal, energetic Democrat……..I have two perfect choices..Adam Schiff..or Gavin Newsome…….both would I’m sure do great.

agiletz
agiletz
1 month ago

oh hey – the white house idiot is already bringing bunches of afghans to this country – most likely he thinks those are the things like blankets that keep people warm. yet does anyone know who are actually part of the taliban????? Then when they get here, I highly suspect the idiot will probably give them some state like kansas or nebraska so they can start their own country in the US. The US is already starting to look like a third world country with all the border crap going on!!!!!!!

joe
joe
1 month ago

Democrap sleepy Joe Biden, the Putz in Chief, needs to be impeached and placed in a rubber room.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

Betrayed by democrats? Yep yep yep.
To expect otherwise, unhealthy.
Lots and lots of pain to come.

Sic of Politics
Sic of Politics
1 month ago

Why in the world would you pull your troops out of anywhere, before you clear the US embassy? Not very intelligent but then again with the biden admin you come to expect such ignorance! government planning has taken a big hit on this fiasco! Good job, “NOT”

RACECARDAD94
RACECARDAD94
1 month ago

BIDEN STRIKES AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN ETC ETC!!

Dennis Karoleski
Dennis Karoleski
1 month ago

I hope all the spiteful fools who voted this incompetent old crook as their president are proud of what they have done to their country and the world. The blood of millions of “too western” Afghanistan citizens will soon be forever on their despicable hands and no amount of blaming Trump will ever convenience the world otherwise.

Carolinadog
Carolinadog
1 month ago

Reduction in footprint ? This is an amputation of the whole leg.
As for Biden’s “legacy”, his legacy is the first corrupt, inept politician allowing himself to be installed as a puppet president for a communist coup.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Well, what did the old fool think would happen? Personally, I fear it’s the Mullah Bamster behind the scenes, pulling the strings to help his B-Team Taliban Moozlum Brothers.

MarkOwen
1 month ago

Bidens name stands for Biggest Idiot Democrats Ever Nominated


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