Americans are trapped in Afghanistan, and President Joe Biden has failed to provide a plan for their safe return.
A new report claims that the Kabul airport gates were closed Saturday after the Taliban started confiscating American passports. This is despite the fact that thousands of Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan under terrorist control.
According to the New York Times, “All the entrance gates to the airport were shut down on Saturday morning due to the dangerous situation.” The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has asked evacuees not to travel to the airport because of “security threats.”
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport,” the embassy stated according to its website, “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 New York Post reported that the Taliban is “now attempting to take their U.S. passports and identification orders in an attempt to stop them from leaving the country.”
“I got to the gates and was about to show my passport, but the Taliban got it, and he said you are not allowed to go through and wouldn’t give it back,” one Afghan American on the ground said to the Post. “I was lucky a U.S. marine was right there and forced him to give it back.”
Ephraim Mattos, a former Navy SEAL who helped evacuate the area, also confirmed this development.
“U.S. passports, driver’s licenses — they are confiscating those pieces of documentation from American citizens,” he said. “They lose proof of who they are, and this has happened on multiple occasions in multiple places.”
This is Biden’s world folks, and instead of admitting to his failures, Biden refuses to acknowledge how dire the situation in Afghanistan is.
See What Breitbart Reported Below:
The crisis on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan, comes after President Joe Biden claimed Friday that to the “best of our knowledge – Taliban checkpoints – they are letting through people showing American passports.”
But Biden’s public relations strategy does not square with media reports on the ground or with his own defense secretary, who stated Friday Americans have been abused and beaten on the ground:
This statement alone from Austin contradicts a lot of what Biden just said at the White House about Americans not having a hard time getting to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) August 20, 2021
Reporting on the ground also confirms Washington Post reports that indicate the Taliban fighters are blocking “access” to the airport “with gunfire and violence.” In another report, the Taliban even attacked CNN’s camera crew.
“It’s definitely chaotic,” reporter Clarissa Ward said on the ground. “It’s definitely dangerous.”
Media reports suggest an estimated 10,000 to 40,000 American citizens are stranded in Afghanistan.