A list of 500 Afghans was shared with me. Then I was asked to choose five.
This is one of the gravest disasters in our history. But the worst of it is how little the leftist virtue signallers really care.
I’m in tears at this story and overwhelmed at how heroic and brave humans can be. Ms Weiss, THANK YOU for leaving your prestigious NYT post… you’ve brought to light these stories, true journalism. I hope and pray you know the blessing of your own courage.
Melissa Chen - thank you and the others involved in rescue efforts.
All I can say - #BidenMustResign . He, his regime, and frankly his voters have blood on their hands.
True tragedy! I beg for anyone who can help to do so. I’m amazed at how the true leaders emerge and just Get It Done quietly and with no acclaim or credit while the self righteous “leaders” fiddle while Rome burns. Ms Esther Joy King: you’re a perfect example !
Biden et al have already started “polishing the turd” and the MSM will get to work in their echo chambers programming the masses that he did something great.
It was a clumsy, botched execution of an exit that cost precious lives. Even IF the decision to exit from Afghanistan had received honest, open debate and decision making, it’s execution was moronic. I suspect that after the stupid fumbles at the front end Joe was told to let the military salvage the operation as best they could and told “Joe, just read our numbers out each day. You can claim that you engineered it but just leave us to do our job”.
The only way to make this debacle worse would be for the voters to let the revisionists and spin doctors make them forget or lose sight of this bloody stain in the 2022 & 2024 elections.
As a first generation immigrant who naturalized many years ago, I found this administration's behavior appalling and terrifying. In the past, holding a US passport meant our government got our backs. (Recall how Trump flew people back from China at the beginning of Covid.) In this case, our government abandoned our own citizens, along with our allies! Who will ever work with us again? How can I feel safe visiting a non-NATO country as a US citizen?
Bari you are right...where you were born and who you knew could change your life. My own life was forever changed for the better because of these factors, and I am grateful. I want to vote for the people who want Americans to be safe.
Sorry to be harsh, but every Biden voter who voted for him because of their hatred of Trump has blood on their hands. It was you who put this person unfit for duty on the seat, and I am afraid this is only the beginning.
May God bless us all.
Impressive response from individuals and organizations. Amazing what free people are doing vice our bloated corrupt government.
Joe Biden has blood on his hands and we must never forget or forgive. The blood is also on the hands of his minions in the military, NSA and state departments and the DNC media who enabled this fiasco. It’s on the hands of the republicans that voted to confirm his appointments like Blinken and AA Austin. And it’s on the hands of anybody who voted for Biden. Everyone knew what he was like, that he was senile and mean spirited and not that bright and racist and yet they couldn’t handle mean tweets. Shame.
I'm still trying to get a family of 7 out. I've lost hope with the state department. I've called in every hail Mary I have. without question they qualify for the special parole visa (but not SIV) if anyone sees this and can help. They are being hunted.
Why didn’t they use Bagram? Why didn’t they expand a secured perimeter around the Kabul airport? Why did they treat our NATO partners with such contempt? Why did they leave Americans and Afghani allies behind? Why did they leave so many armaments behind?
Why didn’t they plan at all?
Anthony Blinken just announced that Afghanistan is beginning “a new chapter.” While he was saying these words there was a video trending of the Taliban hanging an Afghani by the neck from an American helicopter as it hovered over Kabul.
We left four C130 transport planes behind. Those are the big ones. They have a range of 2300 miles.
Don’t worry, the people who planned the withdrawal have a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive plan to shoot them down if necessary.
This is just devastating and heartbreaking to read. I can’t imagine the desperation so many people we suddenly abandoned are now experiencing. The U.S. exit was irresponsible beyond words. I am so embarrassed for our country. As they say, “Salaam Allekoum” - may God be with them all.
Bari, my wife and I were discussing the MS St Louis the other night as we watched some of the news about the people of Afghanistan who wanted to come to America SIMPLY TO STAY ALIVE. That is the analogy that best fits the past two weeks. Thanks for pointing it out.
I just went to Afghan Evac via the link in the article and it links to a bunch of organizations where one can donate. I am pretty sure that some are doing more than others in this specific crisis. Can you please vet these for us and make one or two recommendations? I do not want to support a bureaucracy that sounds good but is ineffective.
That ship was turned around by Franklin Delano Roosevelt democrat. Not our country, him.
<i>“ I’ve been thinking a lot these past two weeks about luck. The luck of where we are born. The luck of the parents we are born to. And, right now, the luck of who we know.”</i>
This is a bewildering thought process to me; I simply don’t understand. I don’t feel lucky for having great parents but grateful. I don’t feel lucky for being born in the US but grateful. I don’t feel lucky for getting a solid education but grateful.
These are radically different views and I simply don’t understand the one based on “lucky”.
I had no control over my conception. I had no control over where I was born. I had no control over who my parents were. Luck assumes I could have been born in the Amazon but that is a lie. I could ONLY have been born from my parents at a specified date, time and place. Any other combination would not have been me but someone else.
I can ONLY feel grateful for my situation of having great parents, a good upbringing and a solid education. Not lucky.