U.S. officials still have no plans to rescue Americans left behind Taliban lines outside Kabul, and our citizens trapped inside the fallen city are on their own with no safe passage to the airport to escape a country now in chaos.
Where are President Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress?
They’re all still on vacation and can’t be bothered with the crisis.
Instead, they unleashed a “Karen” to read a strongly worded letter to the Taliban manager-in-charge to set them straight on what they have to do now that we’ve lost the war.
🇺🇸 Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says U.S. expressed “in no uncertain terms” at the United Nations through “a very strongly worded press statement” from the Security Council that “we expect the Taliban to respect women’s rights” and “to be respectful of humanitarian law.” pic.twitter.com/32TEyRFu4O
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) August 18, 2021
— L (@skis416) August 18, 2021
And that didn’t work, at all.
So what about those 15,000 American civilians who were left behind enemy lines when Biden’s exit strategy collapsed? Shouldn’t somebody be coming up with a plan to rescue them?
Maybe Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet can help. After all, he’s on the Senate Intelligence Committee, surely that’s good for something in these circumstances?
In the wake of the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul, @SenatorHick and I joined our colleagues in urging the Biden Administration to take swift action to protect and support Afghan women leaders who are facing unparalleled danger. https://t.co/Zc1AhTChXU
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) August 17, 2021
Well, the plight of any woman under Sharia law is a horror we’re all familiar with under Islamic rule.
And it was never a walk in the park when the Taliban were in charge the first time — whether the woman was a leader or the girl next door kidnapped into marriage. Advocates across the globe will have their work cut out for them years to come.
But getting back to the American women and men civilians who also face beatings, rape, torture, and death because they were left behind by the U.S. government, what swift action is being done to help them escape the country, like right now?
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper says something should probably be done, but he’s too busy working on another plan to rescue these folks and can’t be bothered:
We need to get Afghan women leaders, activists, human rights defenders, journalists & others out of Afghanistan immediately.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) August 17, 2021
Not to sound redundant, but shouldn’t you all be streamlining the relocation of American citizens trapped in a country that has fallen to our enemy back to the U.S.?
Leave it to Hickenlooper to prioritize rescuing journalists.
Those guys should be careful accepting favors from Hick. The payback will likely be protection for the senator in any future ethics investigation.
So if Americans can’t get any help from the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate, which by the way is on vacation until Sept. 13, maybe we should look to other elected officials to launch a rescue mission to bring our citizens home?
The events in Afghanistan have been devastating on a lot of families.
If there are refugees seeking an education, Denver Public Schools is a Safe and Welcoming School District regardless of who you love, how you identify, or where you come from.
Everyone is welcome here!
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) August 16, 2021
Colorado stands ready to provide safety and opportunity to Afghan refugees.
Today I sent this letter to @POTUS letting him know that our state is willing and able to do whatever we need to do to help Afghans who played a vital role in assisting the U.S. military overseas. pic.twitter.com/RAGC8X0dks
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) August 18, 2021
The next election cycle can’t come soon enough.