President Joe Biden and many of his top officials have repeatedly told a concerned nation that the Biden administration is relying on trusting that Taliban terrorists will not interfere with Americans trying to make their way to the Kabul airport.
According to Breitbart, Biden’s own Pentagon essentially admitted that the idea of trusting Taliban jihadists is a fool’s notion, as it was confirmed on Friday that some Americans are being harassed or even beaten at the Taliban checkpoints surrounding the airport in Kabul.
What’s going on?
For the past week, Biden and top defense officials have insisted that Americans have had a free pass through Taliban checkpoints in Afghanistan. However, it has now been confirmed that those promises are far from truthful.
When Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby was pressed on reports of special forces from other countries conducting retrieval missions outside of the Kabul airport perimeter, Kirby admitted that some Americans have run into serious trouble at Taliban checkpoints.
“I would also note, though … that though there have been sporadic reports of some Americans not being able to get through checkpoints — I fully admit that — by and large, what we’ve been seeing is that Americans are able to get through those checkpoints, and are able to get onto the airfield,” Kirby said, which completely contradicted Biden’s White House and the U.S. State Department.
Just hours earlier, Biden insisted that Americans are having zero problems getting through Taliban checkpoints with USA passports. “We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get in Kabul, through the airport,” the president said during his Friday speech.
Biden was highly criticized for his Friday speech, after which many journalists — from both sides of the political spectrum — accused Biden of spouting false or misleading information on the current situation in Afghanistan, including Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, who said Biden’s remarks “couldn’t be fact-checked fast enough.”
A new security alert
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan on Saturday morning completely contradicted Biden’s assurances of Americans being safe to travel to the airport in Kabul in a bombshell statement urging stranded Americans to now “avoid” making their way to the airport.
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,” the statement said.
A rapidly growing list of former special operators and others who’ve served on the ground in Afghanistan are criticizing the Biden administration for not sending troops outside of the wire to conduct rescue missions, citing other countries, like Great Britain and France, conducting their own rescue missions.
According to the Washington Examiner, a Defense Department official admitted that there are enough U.S. troops on the ground in Kabul to conduct such operations, but said it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
“So, if there would be a need to do something additional to help Americans or other people at risk that we need to get to the airfield, we would examine those options, tee ‘em up, weigh the benefits versus the risks, and then offer up opportunities to the secretary to make a recommendation, and we would go from there,” the Defense Dept. official said.