On Saturday, a toddler and six other people were killed outside of the Kabul airport in Afghanistan after President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdraw from the region.
The news didn’t come from the Biden Administration due to their extreme incompetence but came from the U.K. Defense Ministry, who revealed the deaths on Sunday, adding that they were sending their “sincere thoughts” to the families of those who “died in crowds.” The daughter of a woman who provided interpreting services to an American company in Afghanistan was crushed to death.
“I felt pure terror,” the woman said to The New York Times over the phone. Her entire family was knocked over as they tried getting to the gate. Her daughter was trampled to death in the chaos. “I couldn’t save her.”
According to Biden, everything is fine in Kabul! Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Across Kabul, Americans and Afghan allies have struggled to get to the safety of the international airport. It remains one of the only ways to get out of the country — the government of which collapsed in a matter of days amidst a Taliban blitz only last week — and as such, has drawn crowds among Afghans desperate to flee the Taliban by any means necessary.
But the U.S. Embassy, citing ongoing security concerns, has warned Americans against traveling to the airport unless specifically asked to do so. Only days ago, President Joe Biden suggested that Americans weren’t struggling to reach the airport in Kabul.
Biden said in a press conference Sunday, however, that the perimeter of the airport had since been expanded to make evacuations easier. “We’re working hard and as fast as we can to get people out. That’s our mission. That’s our goal,” said the president, who declined to provide details.
It’s unclear exactly how many Americans remain in Kabul. Also on Sunday, Biden said the United States and its allies have evacuated 28,000 people since August 14, reports The Washington Post. Earlier this week, estimates indicated that between 10,000 and 15,000 Americans seeking to escape were stuck — which is to say nothing of the Afghan allies who the president, only last month, publicly told, “[t]here is a home for you in the United States, if you so choose.”
According to NBC News, which obtained a state department cable, Afghan staff at the U.S. embassy have become “deeply disheartened” by the state of the U.S. evacuation — an effort that has drawn parallels to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. The cable reportedly told of Afghan staffers who were instructed to head to the airport, past Taliban-controlled checkpoints.