Worse Than Saigon: Helicopters Evacuating Americans from Embassy After Biden Said It Would Never Happen

Chaotic scenes at Kabul International Airport. No security. None. / Photo by Saad Mohseni

ANALYSIS- On July 12th I wrote that President Biden would soon regret saying in response to reporters questions, that there were no parallels “whatsoever” to Vietnam in 1975, adding: “There’s going to be no circumstance for you to see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan.”

And sure enough, here we are a month later, and helicopters are indeed air lifting a lot of people from the now Taliban-occupied former U.S. embassy in Kabul.

And it is both eerily similar, and far worse, than the Saigon parallel.

On July 8 in response to a question from a reporter who asked Biden if he saw “parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam,” noting that “some Vietnamese veterans see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal in Afghanistan,” Biden specifically promised that Kabul would not become the new Saigon, and that the world would not see American helicopters rescuing American workers from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Biden emphatically stated: “None whatsoever. Zero.” He added:

The Taliban is not the south— the North Vietnamese army. They’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of the embassy of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable. 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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L Woodruff
L Woodruff
1 month ago

But no mean tweets from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, so all is well.

Carolinadog
Carolinadog
1 month ago

Well, mission accomplished. Don’t see anything about election fraud in the news.

Tobyklllg
Tobyklllg
1 month ago

I had a strange dream the other night that Biden was being lifted from the roof of the White House in the same helicopter.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

The same failed swamp rats who thought ISIS was the “JV team” says the Taliban is not “the North Vietnamese Army.” Will some people EVER wake up and rid us of this TRASH?

Doug T
Doug T
1 month ago

The only thing missing from this story is helicopters ditching at sea with families on board.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago
Reply to  Doug T

Give it a little more time.

Peted
Peted
1 month ago

Presididn’t (Go to the Border) Joe Biden again undoing another Trump plan to withdraw from Afghanistan in an orderly and peaceful fashion! A panic stricken bug out does not look like a sophisticated exit at all!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

I guess the flight attendant stopped asking for a boarding pass. I wonder where Mark Milley is. Perhaps boarding passes are his responsibility.

robert mcdermott
robert mcdermott
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Milley is laying low like the rest of them and Harris is at the bottom of the pile. and by the way don’t disturb Joe, he’s taking a nap, Jill will take messages.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
1 month ago

Kabul Jill has asked Hanoi Jane to come celebrate at the White House.

Celedonio Javier
Celedonio Javier
1 month ago

Saigon and Kabul are no different the latter being worst.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

YES. Surely Mr. Biden is old enough to remember the tragedy of Saigon, when anti-Communist Vietnamese were willing to cling to the rails outside a helicopter and risk death by falling from a great height over falling into Communist hands.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….The U.S. MILITARY Kept the TERRORISTS at BAY for 20YRS. SOME MILITARY Needed to STAY in AFGHA N as a BARRICADE. GOD Can Bring the GOOD Out of the EVIL SATAN Does. ALL is NOT LOST. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Sandy
Sandy
1 month ago

PLEASE watch this movie and ask friends to watch also.13:hours:The secret soldiers of Bengahazi.This makes everything real.Draw your own conclusions

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
1 month ago

👀 Even fake-news MSM can’t smoke-screen this gathering “shit-storm” for Joe Bama O’bidet & the demo(n)©rat-mfkrs…and Karma & Kamel-toe aren’t the only “bee-atchs” in the room❓


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