President Joe Biden is creating a plan to make United States airline companies pay for his incompetence in Afghanistan by forcing them to transfer tens of thousands of Afghan refugees.
“The White House is expected to consider activating the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, or CRAF, created in 1952 in the wake of the post-World War II Berlin Airlift, to provide nearly 20 commercial jets from up to five airlines to augment U.S. military efforts to transport Afghan evacuees from bases in the region,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Officials are considering alternatives for ramping up the evacuation effort, which include expanding the number of bases in the region to reduce overcrowding, officials said, a move that could augment the use of civilian airlines or avert the need for them.”
The report said that military bases in the United States were being designated to provide housing for the refugees, which comes after a report last week saying that Biden was concerned about the political impact of importing large numbers of refugees in addition to the border catastrophe that has erupted under his leadership.
The commercial airliners would not fly into Afghanistan, rather, they would “help to ferry the thousands of Afghans and others who are stranded at U.S. bases in Qatar, Bahrain and Germany” in an effort to “relieve the pressure on those bases, which are fast filling up with Afghan evacuees as the U.S. expands efforts to fly them out of the airport in Kabul.”
The Journal noted that the U.S. Military’s Transportation Command has already notified airlines that they might be forced to create a reserve fleet to assist with the effort. Capt. John Perkins told the paper, “U.S. Transportation Command issued a warning order to U.S. carriers Friday night on the possible activation of CRAF.”
The situation in Afghanistan continues to crumble as the Taliban takes advantage of Joe Biden’s gift to them.
According to a new report, the Kabul airport gates closed on Saturday as the Taliban began confiscating U.S. passports as thousands of Americans remain stranded in the terrorist controlled country.
“All of the entrance gates to the airport were closed on Saturday morning because of the dangerous situation,” the New York Times reported. To make matters worse, the U.S. embassy in Kabul is urging evacuees to not travel to the airport due to “security threats.”
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport,” the embassy said according to its website, “we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so.”
The New York Post reported that the Taliban is “now attempting to take their U.S. passports and identification orders in an attempt to stop them from leaving the country.”
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