Biden Could Leave Behind Navy Vet Kidnapped by Taliban

US Department of Defense

A Navy vet who was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan could be at risk of being left behind by the Biden administration.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Haqqani network operatives backed by the Taliban abducted Mark Frerichs, a civilian contractor in Afghanistan for the U.S. government, in January 2020. The government has made little progress in retrieving the Navy veteran. U.S. authorities have been able to establish that Frerichs is alive, but have yet to disclose his whereabouts. The State Department has briefed lawmakers in recent weeks, but according to Rep. Mike Waltz (R., Fla.), a former Green Beret in Afghanistan and lead advocate for bringing Frerichs home, the Biden administration’s opacity has hindered the urgent recovery operation.

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“I am incredibly frustrated by their lack of responsiveness and lack of answers,” Waltz told the Washington Free Beacon. “The question is: What’s the plan now?”

The United States faces dwindling leverage over the Taliban amid a public deadline for withdrawal. As the Biden administration completes a full evacuation of military forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban are waging a violent offensive across the country, effectively squeezing the Afghan government—which receives backing from the United States—out of power. President Joe Biden conceded in a July speech that the Taliban are at their strongest since 2001, and analysis from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies shows the terrorists took control of some 139 districts in the country in two months. American nationals are not the sole focus of the pull-out. The State Department is scrambling to evacuate Afghan translators from the country as the Taliban steamroll through local security forces.

The State Department, Justice Department—which often plays a role in international hostage negotiations—and White House did not return requests for comment. Biden mentioned Frerichs’s name for the first time in a July speech, but it is unclear if government authorities have yet met with the hostage’s family. A U.S. government official familiar with the matter, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, told the Free Beacon they are working on Frerichs’s release with “focused purpose.”

Experts have said that the tweaking of America’s power in the region will make negotiation with the Taliban even more difficult.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Why for what purpose??

Shooter
1 month ago

How about a 4 for one exchange.Trade biden, harris, schumer and pelosi for Frerich? If that is enough,I am sure we could come up with some more.

agiletz
agiletz
1 month ago
Reply to  Shooter

That would only be a start – how about the entire libtard party!?!?!?!?!?!

Savehim
Savehim
1 month ago

Our military should not obey any orders from an illegal man pretending to be president. Especially one that has to have piglosi wipe his azz for him

John
John
1 month ago

Does anybody out there actually truly believe that people voted this imbecile into office?Every new day this thief is in office proves through his corrupt and bungling administration that this election was stolen.

Silver Fox
Silver Fox
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Actually Biden is a puppet installed by a consortium global America haters who include China, the Soros cartel, Mexican cartels who control the socialist democrat party.

Bruce Porter
Bruce Porter
1 month ago
Reply to  John

No, they are absolutely not bumbling.
They are turning the country into the CCP west, probably doing what Xi Jinping tells them to do…..”just following orders”

I wonder if any of “our” brass has anything to say…Probably not. After all, they have to read Marx and insure the CRT is followed and work to remove the ability of the military to defeat anybody.

W.W.J.D.
W.W.J.D.
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Obama Is In Behind Closed Doors Telling Biden What To Do

Kent
1 month ago

bitemine is a worthless criminal azzwipe that has been trashing our troops since the bastardo voted to stop supporting the South Vietnamese.. must have been a chink-roooshan puppet even in 1974 ..

Demetri
Demetri
1 month ago
Reply to  Kent

yellow to the core, he and O.

Gary Wise
Gary Wise
1 month ago

What else can you expect from a administration that favors illegals over American citizens! Marxist do not want you to unite but to divide us by ethnic groups while they rack in the power and end free speech! The hell with these Marxist and fight to end their regime in 2022 and 2024!

Francis D Nadosy
Francis D Nadosy
1 month ago

This president is evil. He is the worst that we could have as Commander in Chief. Ugh!

Elaine
Elaine
1 month ago

What do you expect from a fake president. He doesn’t have a clue where to begin. Now if our real President Trump were at the White House. This person would be found sn brought home.

Charles C Nolan
1 month ago

After the voters picked Trump over Crooked Hillary the elites decided that free speech and elections were far too dangerous to allow.
We need millions more addicted to welfare to guaranty all future elections to the communist Democrats, which they are presently importing and dispersing across the US.

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