Biden Admin Severely Underestimated Number of Americans Abandoned in Afghanistan

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The Biden admin estimated that around 100 Americans remained in Afghanistan after its disastrous pull-out not long ago. Apparently, that was severely underestimated.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

With Afghanistan in the administration’s rear-view mirror, U.S. officials are providing exact figures on the number of Americans who are still stranded and want to leave—although they are doing so in private, off-the-record forums—according to two senior congressional aides, who relayed the contents of the non-public call to the Washington Free Beacon.

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The United States is in touch with 363 Americans who are stuck in war-torn Afghanistan and around 176 U.S. permanent residents who are asking to be evacuated immediately, Biden administration officials said on the call with congressional staff, according to the source, who requested anonymity to discuss non-public information. These figures demonstrate that senior Biden administration officials routinely misrepresented the number of stranded Americans to the public and Congress for nearly two months.

The State Department further claims to have airlifted 218 U.S. citizens and 131 long-term permanent residents out of Afghanistan since Aug. 31, when senior Biden administration officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House press secretary Jen Psaki, were publicly claiming that “around 100” Americans were still stuck in the nation. Psaki, for instance, said last month that only “a handful of American citizens” were trying to leave Afghanistan after the United States pulled its forces. The figures presented in Thursday’s briefing indicate the administration was citing the “around 100” talking point while privately being aware of nearly 600 Americans still inside Afghanistan.

“We now know this administration repeatedly lied to the world about the citizens of our country it abandoned in Afghanistan,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), whose office has paved the way for several families to come home, told the Free Beacon. “But it did something even worse: It broke a sacred bond of trust between Americans and their government. This isn’t close to over.”

It has been reported that the United States has opened up a channel with the Taliban passport office to help facilitate the evacuation of the stranded Americans. So, it looks like we are back to trusting the Taliban.

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CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 month ago

FJB

Trebor Retsbew
Trebor Retsbew
1 month ago

This is so much BS it smells even worse, anyone who wants to leave is free to go with a Taliban escort to the Airport, if they actually want to leave. Many Americans stayed behind because of family ties and have no wish to leave, when the Coalition forces left or even now. Regular flights are coming and going from Kabul as well as other airports in Afghanistan. American State Dept. person are in and out of the Country on a regular basis, working with the Taliban leadership.

William Petite
William Petite
1 month ago
Reply to  Trebor Retsbew

You are Funny, Retsbew, LOL, Have another Joint. Living in that world is better then living in the Real World.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago
Reply to  Trebor Retsbew

Webster, your Mommie is calling you from up the basement stairs.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Hidenbiden and his woke administration, have left American/allies to die in afghanistan, by running away and leaving hundreds of Americans/allies behind as hostages by the terrorists. Many have been slaughtered by terrorrists, and others hiding hoping not to get caught by them,hidenbiden,and his woke generals, need to be removed from office for being traitors to the American people,none belong in their jobs.

C W LAUDERDALE
C W LAUDERDALE
1 month ago

RAPE, PILLAGE, PLUNDER; AMERICA YOU’VE BEEN HAD!

NOTE: First, my thanks to President Trump for his role in exposing the entire military/industrial/political/deep state complex and the swamp they employ. Last, my thanks to Little Joe, Crying Chuck, Loony Nancy, and so many others in the swamp. Special thanks to each of you for reinforcing my lessons learned throughout your years in politics. Little Joe do you remember the time we listed you, Billy Clinton, and a whole gaggle of politicians as subjects in that international drug trade investigation? Hint, it was during your first term in the Senate. Why don’t you impress the folks by explaining the term, ‘Green Lining?’ Little Joe you also have my congratulations in that you are one of the three subjects who have gone on to be President of the United States of America!

Soldier/Cop/Mercenary, Retired

This article reinforces the confession/lessons learned first presented in 1989 (most presented in 1989, rest added during President Obama’s last two years in office) to the citizens of this old soldier/cop/mercenary’s community while serving as their police chief.

Soldier/Cop/Mercenary, Retired

A Soldier/Cop/Mercenary’s Confession/Lessons Learned

* Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, girls back home, or apple pie! Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit. Why? Because in every war/police action/whatever including WWII the strategies and tactics adopted by mostly incompetent/corrupt military and civilian managers (notice I said managers not leaders) were/are designed to maximize the profits of the military/industrial/political complex with little regard for the those personnel charged with employing the same. In short, the American soldier has been/is nothing more than a “mercenary” since 1969 with the creation of the “All Volunteer Army (VOLAR)”.
* The Seven C’s of Leadership according to a survey of 1646 Vietnam era ground combat veterans listed of the order of their importance (according to the vets) are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the soldiers in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat soldier lack of absolute candor, be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, soldiers expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else. Note: The democrats have proven they are masters of co-mission, while republicans have proven they are masters of omission!
* The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, and the media.
* Arrogance plus ignorance equals stupidity (A + I = S).
* The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.
* The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in the Blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and ‘most especially’ domestic.
* There are only two primary requirements to be a career soldier and/or cop in America. One must be smart enough to do the work and dumb enough to take the job.
* American soldiers and police officers must in addition to mastering all of their professionally mandated tasks learn to accomplish the same with at least one arm tied behind their backs and their vision impaired 50% or more.
* Far too many of the politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, and media types I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop/mercenary I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards. Note: I originally referred to the aforementioned folks as; “Self-serving, witless, cowardly, pissants!” After retiring to the deep woods I dropped pissants once becoming acquainted with the little guys; in that I learned pissants are not self-serving nor witless, and certainly not cowards!
* After carefully watching the whole of the political class since May of 1960, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power.
* Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick: New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete packages; California, New York, Illinois, etc, etc, etc…..
* If the so-called Progressive movement continues unchecked a number of able veterans are going to be presented with a challenge/decision. Are the American people worth another drop of our sweat and/or our blood?
* The end goal of the elites and their minions is not (nor ever has been) socialism, communism, or capitalism. The elites of the world have used all manner of ideologies, religions, terrorism, brute force, etc. to drive the masses/peasants/serfs/whatever in one direction. That direction leads to one of the oldest forms of human control ever employed in the history of mankind. That form of human control is Feudalism!

Soldier/Cop/Mercenary, Retired

Blueberry
Blueberry
1 month ago

It is clear that this administration does not care at all about the American people. They are actually willing to contemplate giving illegals 450,000 dollars each, while their own citizens struggle to make ends meet after going through a pandemic. We are being invaded by foreigners and the administration is giving them more reason to come here. They are displacing our population. I guess that’s the plan. Get millions of people in here who will vote for them.

Grace
Grace
1 month ago

Maybe it’s time for a tax rebellion. If come tax time no one filed it just might wake them up.

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