As reported earlier, several retired Special Forces and US Veterans traveled to Afghanistan to rescue and bring the people Americans home that Joe Biden left stranded.
Pineapple Express, The Sequel: Rogue Heroes Launch Phase II to Rescue Americans Left Behind by Biden; State Department Still Refuses to Provide ANY Assistance
During the first phase of their mission, they were able to help almost 700 US citizens and allies get to their evacuation flights at the airport safely. The special operators used their contacts in and outside of Afghanistan to transport people safely and even worked with US troops on the ground who had to disobey orders to help the rogue rescue effort.
Our retired soldiers care more about trapped Americans than the current Commander in Chief who told active forces on the ground to “stand down.”
The American heroes reportedly have 6 chartered airplanes (4 737’s and 2 others) on the Tarmac in northern Afghanistan with the people rescued and can’t get the administration’s help.
The planes cannot take off unless the Taliban clears them which can easily be handled with a telephone call. Our heroes and the people they rescued are sitting ducks. It’s only a matter of time before they’re targeted.
Emily Miller is in direct contact and has the information on her substack page.
Dave and I have been talking daily about the Americans waiting in the airport for those planes to get permission to leave. I told Dave yesterday that the planes weren’t moving (read Friday update), and he thought they would. This is what he texted me today:
Well your guy was right. We kept getting told we would fly out today but they just told us definitely not. Planning for resumption of flights tomorrow or Sunday. Taliban cooperating.
I asked Dave about the people waiting for seven days in the airport:
The waiting is horrible. And no one is being told anything. And the conditions are terrible. Sleeping on hard floors and people are hungry.
But, you know, Taliban are actually cooperating. The only ones they are giving a hard time to are former Afghan govt leadership. Day before yesterday they came in and arrested a former official. But everyone else they have left alone.
Sam in Project Exodus still says the planes aren’t leaving because the airline hasn’t gotten documents from the State Department for destination airfield. “I’ve been told things are stalled,” he texted me tonight.
We both hope Dan is right, and we’re wrong. Dan texted this:
There is no way they are not letting these people leave. They have no reason to detain them (other than money and negotiating leverage).
With there already being internal fighting between Taliban leadership, Afghanistan bankrupt, inflation 80%, people starving; etc.; TB know they need legitimization and foreign aid. They are savages but they are not stupid.
Kevin Moncla has more.
These heroes have the people, four Boeing 737’s and two Airbus 343’s on the tarmac at Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport, but they cannot take off. The Taliban now controls the airspace and they have to grant permission before the planes can depart. Neighboring countries must also provide clearance to allow flights through their airspace.
President Biden could easily negotiate the necessary authorizations with the Taliban but despite 3 days trying to get the White House to help, these veterans have been ignored. As if leaving Americans and Afghani’s behind wasn’t bad enough, the administration is now effectively abandoning those who are putting their lives in danger to bring our people home.
The bottom line is that we have people stranded there and could be killed at any time. Our government has already failed in its most basic and fundamental responsibility to protect Americans. We must demand they do whatever it takes to get our people to safety NOW! Anything less is unacceptable.
We are the United States of America. WE DON’T LEAVE OUR PEOPLE BEHIND. JOE BIDEN’S ADMINISTRATION IS OBVIOUSLY WILLING TO, BUT WE MUST DEMAND THAT HE ACT NOW!
THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION ASKING EVERY READER TO PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND DEMAND THE GOVERNMENT DO ITS JOB. HELP BRING OUR PEOPLE HOME!
Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.
For the latest information and the status of the rescue operation, please visit Emily Posts at the following link.
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