What is our government doing? Or is it, what are they not doing? President Joe Biden’s regime’s actions concerning Afghanistan are head scratching to say the least. It almost seems as if because it’s not them getting Americans and Afghan allies out of Afghanistan themselves, they don’t care or want anyone else to be able to do it either.
There are multiple stories about non-governmental organizations (NGOs) taking it upon themselves to do the job the U.S. government should’ve gotten done in the first place.
First, Fox News reported that the State Department is blocking evacuation flights from leaving Afghanistan.
According to their report:
Rick Clay, who runs the private rescue group PlanB, told Fox News that the State Department is the only thing preventing the flights he's organizing from leaving Afghanistan.
Two other American individuals separately involved in evacuation efforts, whom Fox News is not naming to avoid jeopardizing ongoing rescue efforts, similarly said that the State Department is the sole entity preventing their charter flights from leaving Afghanistan.
The question is, why? Because there’s been virtually no transparency during the Biden regime tenure, it’s difficult to say. But one of the individuals Fox News rightfully isn’t identifying is placing the blame squarely at the feet of the White House should anyone be killed trying to flee.
“If one life is lost as a result of this, the blood is on the White House's hands. The blood is on their hands," that individual said. "It is not the Taliban that is holding this up – as much as it sickens me to say that – it is the United States government.”
That shouldn’t just “sicken” that individual. It should disturb all Americans.
But that’s not all.
Mercury One, a charity founded by The Blaze founder Glenn Beck, has chartered six private planes “seeking to evacuate at least 1,000 people — including more than 100 Americans,” but haven’t been able to because the Taliban have reportedly grounded the flights emanating from the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Funded entirely with private money, the Mercury One rescue mission chartered six planes—two Airbus 340s and four Boeing 737s—from Kam Air, the largest private Afghan airline, for eight evacuation flights to a Gulf state. The other three flights with [NGOs] Sayara and Goldbelt were also chartered from Kam Air but their intended destination is currently unclear.
Both NGO officials said the Taliban grounded the flights amid a breakdown in negotiations with the State Department, with one adding that the Taliban could be attempting to "shake down" the airline or State Department for money in exchange for takeoff clearance.
So why is the State Department or anyone else in the Biden regime not responding and/or acting on this? Another question that we have practically no answers for.
You know what we do know about the State Department and the rest of our federal government’s response? We know that they know nothing.
A State Department spokesperson told Newsweek that, despite one of the NGO officials saying they have “more than 1,000 people on the master manifest that want to fly, of which 123 are Americans and the rest are Special Immigration Visas,” there’s practically nothing they can do.
“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace—whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” the State Department spokesperson said.
Oh, that’s comforting. I understand that the U.S. completely withdrew from Afghanistan, but the way in which we withdrew left Americans behind with very little regard from the Biden regime.
But the State Department spokesperson did say that they’re “prepared to help,” so there’s that.
That and a bag of chips won’t get you past the Taliban, apparently.
This whole charade is shameful, and someone — or multiple someones — within our federal government need to held accountable. And, that accountability should at least include a criminal trial.