What could possibly be the motivation behind Biden’s most recent orders in Afghanistan?
As American citizens struggle to flee the war torn country, it’s being reported that the ‘commander in chief’ ordered his administration to block all private evacuation efforts. Secretary of State Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin are currently the only things preventing private flights from leaving Afghanistan with U.S. citizens, green card holders, and Special Immigration Visa applicants.
The private rescue group, Plan B, spoke out in an interview with Fox News.
Rick Clay, the group’s CEO, revealed that he’s organizing a number of private flights in and out of Afghanistan in the hopes of rescuing the remaining American citizens left behind after the Biden administration botched their initial evacuation mission. Clay informed Fox News viewers that Blinken and Austin were actively stopping his efforts, leaving the endangered Americans stranded until the administration can come up with another evacuation plan.
In a bout of anger and confusion, Clay told Fox News “all it takes is a f***ing phone call” to fix the problem and that it was unacceptable to be “negotiating with American lives.”
COL US ARMY to Rick Clay and to me in final hours. Rick had three jets on ground in Kabul. I had arranged Taliban bringing American mother and three American children all the way to gate. Turned away by American Army: https://t.co/sl4nONGqoL
— Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) August 31, 2021
One of the sources that the network spoke to said that they thought part of the reason the Biden administration was blocking the flights was that they were embarrassed those private entities were having to rescue the Americans because Biden failed.
Clay’s list of evacuees exceeded more than 4,500 American citizens, green card holders, and Special Immigration Visa holders. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is claiming that number is much lower, “no more than two hundred,” Biden’s chief of staff said in a bold-faced lie.
Two sources on the ground in Kabul confirmed Rick Clay’s accounts of the events.
After making little to no progress with the State Department, Clay’s group turned to senators from both parties: Sens. Tom Cotton, Richard Blumenthal, and Ron Johnson have all sought to help PlanB and other organizations secure the approval they need to get the evacuees safely out of Afghanistan.
Eventually, Clay received word that his private flights would be approved after the State Department reviewed his list of evacuees, a process that could day days. Only 800 names from the 4,500 list have been vetted by the Sec. Blinken thus far.
As of Sunday evening, the State Department had yet to give PlanB the green light to land any of their flights in any countries neighboring Afghanistan. The two other Americans involved in another private evacuation effort told Fox News that the State Department has secured them clearance to land in a neighboring country and that the Taliban has given them the green light to take off, dependent on State Department approval – which hasn’t come.
Meanwhile, American citizens are waiting to board flights as Biden’s State Department drags its feet, slowing down the process as the Taliban goes door-to-door in pursuit of Americans and our allies.
Newly released satellite images show six commercial airplanes at Mazar-i-Sharif airport in northern Afghanistan that are not being allowed to depart by the Taliban. American citizens and Afghan interpreters are reportedly waiting to board the flights. 📸: @Maxar pic.twitter.com/Ov7kB3z5VP
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) September 5, 2021
However, this bottleneck is nothing new. Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas warned of the Biden administration’s inability to expedite the private rescue missions out of Afghanistan at the beginning of the month.
America: right now there is a private effort to get a plane of US citizens and allies out of Afghanistan. They need @SecBlinken to help get clearance to land in a nearby country.
Biden’s State Department is refusing to actively assist.
Their response: “just tell them to ask.”
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 2, 2021
Whatever their reasoning is, the truth remains that the Biden administration is bargaining with the lives of American citizens — a highly impeachable offense. Who will answer for these crimes?
Initially, the Mainstream Media challenged Biden after it appeared that the initial evacuation mission would be a total failure. But now CNN, MSNBC, et al have softened, realizing such an incredible dereliction of duty will likely result in severe backlash for the Democrats come 2022 and 2024.
Author: Asa McCue