The U.S. botched exit out of Afghanistan simply will get worse daily it appears. Because the press lastly steps as much as do their jobs and hold the Biden administration accountable, many are nonetheless giving cowl for the president, even after 13 of our servicemen and ladies have been tragically killed by terrorists. At the moment, the large three networks selected to not report on one other heartbreaking story out of the New York Occasions, Sunday, about college college students trapped in Afghanistan, deserted by the U.S., because the August 31 deadline nears.
The Times reported Sunday that a whole bunch of scholars on the American College of Kabul have been promised that they’d be evacuated and waited all day on the airport Sunday, solely to be turned away:
A whole bunch of scholars, their relations and workers of the American College of Afghanistan gathered at a secure home on Sunday and boarded buses in what was purported to be a closing try at evacuation on U.S. army flights, the scholars mentioned.
However after seven hours of ready for clearance to enter the airport gates and driving across the metropolis, the group met a lifeless finish: Evacuations have been completely referred to as off. The airport gates remained a safety risk, and civilian evacuations have been ending Monday.
Even worse, these college students have been additionally informed that their names and knowledge had been shared with the Taliban by the U.S. army, in accordance with “protocol,” which is in line with different reviews about American names being handed over to the Taliban:
The e-mail requested the 600 or so college students and relations to return dwelling. The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should be accomplished by a Tuesday deadline, so the U.S. army is popping from evacuating civilians to bringing its personal personnel dwelling.
The group was then alarmed after the U.S. army, following protocol, shared an inventory of names and passport info of a whole bunch of scholars and their households with the Taliban guarding the airport checkpoints, the college president mentioned.
“They informed us: we’ve got given your names to the Taliban,” mentioned Hosay, a 24-year-old sophomore finding out enterprise administration who was on the bus on Sunday. “We’re all terrified, there isn’t any evacuation, there isn’t any getting out.”
That is no less than the second report revealing how the U.S. was giving “kill lists” to the Taliban. This weekend, NBC and CNN journalists grilled Biden officers on this alarming information and one Biden official even admitted that names got.
This morning the networks briefly touched on what number of Individuals and Afghans making an attempt to evacuate could be left behind.
On Good Morning America, ABC’s Ian Pannell reported how no less than 250 Individuals are nonetheless stranded in Afghanistan: “The urgency to evacuate better than ever. Solely 50 Americans capable of get out in a 24-hour interval over the weekend. No less than 250 who say they wish to depart nonetheless stay,” he said.
On NBC’s At the moment present, Richard Engel reported, “The U.S. Is within the closing phases of the evacuation. Persons are not capable of get on to the air base anymore. Many Afghans are frightened and it appears to be like as if they’re going to have to attend for the civilian airport to open up. No indication when that may occur, nonetheless.”
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