KABUL CHAOS – Emotions High as Private Emergency Evac Continue to Face Biden Obstacles and Obscene Deadline

Afghan Civilians board planes at the Kabul Airport / Screenshot via Reuters

OPINION and CALL to ACTION – While my reports and commentary are generally as dispassionate and as professional as can be, this current Afghan catastrophe has emotions running extremely high for a lot of people involved in the private rescue effort. While truly grateful to be able to help and save so many American and at-risk Afghan lives through the team at Quiet Professionals – I have been feeling a great many other emotions not felt in a while.

MOSTLY SADNESS AND FURY.

And I know I’m not alone in my feeling among our team and our greater network of ex-military, intelligence, and diplomats, as well as Americans of all stripes.

Those feelings include:

ELATION – Upon hearing that a family or group of evacuees we processed finally made it through the gates at Kabul airport and got on one of our planes, after braving Taliban checkpoints and ISIS ambushes, and running the gauntlet of people and Taliban infiltrators, and U.S. military, at the airport gates.

FRUSTRATION – At all the obstacles we are needlessly facing from our own government in trying to simply save the lives of our friend allies our government abandoned and sentenced to death. Including our own Marines blocking them at the gates, or throwing them out after they finally are given entry.

DEJECTION – Upon hearing that despite all our efforts we have lost contact with some of our potential evacuees, or heard they gave up after spending, in some cases, days trying to get through the airport gates with small children, no food or water, and simply went home to face whatever may come.

DEEP ANGUISH AND SADNESS – Upon hearing that some of our potential evacuees have been hunted down by Taliban or ISIS savages and brutally murdered by beheading or other means.

FURY – But mostly I’m feeling FURY – at President Joe Biden and his team of incompetent – if not criminal – advisors and henchmen and women – for the EPIC, sickening and unnecessary humanitarian catastrophe they have created.

And even more FURY at the absolute deception and lying coming from this administration saying the withdrawal is “orderly” and will be “accomplished soon.”

TO BE PERFECTLY CLEAR: This evacuation is anything but orderly, it is ABSOLUTE CHAOS, despite the best efforts of those bravely operating on the ground, and it will NOT be finished by the TALIBAN August 31 deadline Biden is sheepishly bowing to follow.

Thousands of AMERICANS are still trapped in Kabul behind Taliban lines, waiting to become Taliban hostages, or be killed, and many more thousands of real AT-RISK Afghans who faithfully supported us for two decades remain in mortal danger of being slaughtered in short order.

I HOPE MANY MORE AMERICANS FEEL WHAT I’M FEELING.

BUT MORE THAN JUST ‘FEEL’ – PLEASE ‘ACT’ – CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS, AND THE WHITE HOUSE.

TELL THEM WHAT YOU FEEL – RIGHT NOW. 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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Richard Hoard
Richard Hoard
1 month ago

This is your day

N J W
N J W
1 month ago

Sadly, this should surprise no one who has had an ounce of understanding what we would be facing under this regime. This awfulness will likely not end here…..

paw paw
paw paw
1 month ago
Reply to  N J W

Unfortunately I think you are right. Unless Biden is out, the worse is yet to come.

Alafia5
Alafia5
1 month ago

This is possibly the worst nightmare scenario for our country right now! Team Biden has failed us miserably and I am beyond my patience with these miscreants. When is this jerk going to resign? Hopefully taking Kamela with him! Neither one has been able to handle the job they undertook! The thought of Pelosi taking the helm even temporarily just scares me even more. Our Constitution has provisions for this behavior, whey hasn’t anyone exercised it. We can’t have a person with Dementia even in the moderate stage he is in, at the helm! Any ideas?

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…GOD’S BLESSING is STI LL with PREZ TRUMP Not PREZ BIDEN. With KING DAVID Not KING SAUL. GOD Appointed Me to HELP PREZ TRUMP Not PREZ BIDEN. BIDEN’S WAYS are N ot GOD’S WAYS. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

cozycalico
cozycalico
1 month ago

None of this would be happening if Democrats hadn’t put Biden/Kamala in our White House with fraud. All the Afghanistan blood shed is on the Democrats. They are responsible and should be made to pay dearly.
Trump would have never let this happen because he had brains and Biden/Kamala prove over and over they don’t. These two idiots need to be arrested and put in prison for life.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

Back in school during the Iran hostage crisis I befriended a Muslim from South Asia (who has become a loyal American) and he characterized the radical Iranians, saying ‘They will not respect diplomacy. Force is the only thing they understand.’ We must apply this lesson to ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban.


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