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