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”COMPLETE FAILURE”: Out Of 60,000 Evacuated, Only 4,000 Are Americans!

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Published on: August 25, 2021

It is the first and most critical function of any government to protect their citizens. It is the first role of government. The Democrats have overthrown our government and Constitution. It’s time.

It’s time for uprising and revolution.

WaPo: This morning, for instance, the White House said that over the past 24 hours, about 21,600 people were evacuated from Kabul aboard 37 U.S. military flights (32 C-17s and five C-130 cargo planes) carrying approximately 12,700 people, as well as 57 other flights carrying 8,900 people. That brought the total number of evacuees since Aug. 14 to about 58,700.

You also can’t get precise public assessments of how many Americans are still in that war-torn country.

And you won’t hear officials put a number on how many potential security risks have been turned away at any of the multiple steps that make up what Biden aides describe as an unprecedented vetting effort to ensure only qualified Afghan citizens and their families benefit from the airlift.

Biden himself seemed to confirm last week that the government estimates 10,000-15,000 Americans may have been in Afghanistan when the operation began. On Monday, the administration told Congress it had evacuated an estimated 4,000 Americans since Aug. 14, according to congressional sources.

Trump: Only 15 Percent of Afghan Evacuees Are American, Calls Effort ‘a Complete Failure’

By Alex J. Rouhandeh, Newsweek, August 24, 2021;

Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden in a statement today for having “surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead” by pulling the U.S. military out of the region prior to evacuating U.S. citizens.

Trump went on to bash the president for evacuating 4,000 Americans (15 percent) out of the 26,000 total people evacuated, citing a statement leaked from the Pentagon reported by Politico’s Alex Ward.

He also questioned the Biden administration’s evacuation process, speculating that the Taliban would not allow their “best and brightest” to board flights out of the country.

“We can only imagine how many thousands of terrorists have been airlifted out of Afghanistan and into neighborhoods around the world,” Trump wrote. “What a terrible failure. NO VETTING. How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America? We don’t know!”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized President Joe Biden on multiple fronts of his handling of the Afghanistan evacuation. Above, Trump addresses supporters during a “Save America” rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021, in Cullman, Alabama. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Pentagon has stated that “several thousand” Americans remain in the country and that those who want to leave will be evacuated. The effort to evacuate Afghans from the country remains centered around those deemed vulnerable who have applied for Special Immigrant Visas (SIV).

These visas have been handed out to Afghans who served the U.S. military by providing on-the-ground services. Newsweek previously reported the testimony of a former Army captain who said, “we can’t do our jobs without these interpreters,” adding that they would be “hunted down and killed” if the U.S. chose not to evacuate them.

This most recent statement appears to depart from Trump’s previous messaging where his critiques focused on the Biden administration’s perceived failure to evacuate Afghan allies. In earlier statements Trump wrote:
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“Can anyone even imagine taking out our Military before evacuating civilians and others who have been good to our Country and who should be allowed to seek refuge? The Americans come out first. But we’re also going to help people that helped us. And we have to be very careful with the vetting, because you have some rough people in there, but we’re going to help those people.”

In his Sunday address, Biden affirmed that individuals entering through the visa process would receive “background checks.” Afghans evacuated through the country are moved to military bases and transit centers around the world where they are vetted prior to entering the United States. Some have criticized the perceived slow pace of this process, adding that time may run out for some of those awaiting approval as the Taliban tightens its grip on the country.

As the U.S. aims for its August 31 withdrawal date, facing increased Taliban pressure to be gone by that date, the Pentagon emphasized its intent to get as many people out of the country as soon as possible:

“The president’s direction has been to complete this evacuation and withdraw by the 31st of August,” Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said. “We’re doing the best we can to move as many people as we can, as fast as we can.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

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