Since the evacuation of Afghanistan, hundreds of Americans have been left behind.
Some have been brought home via private efforts, while others were recently able to board one of the commercial flights permitted to leave.
For those still behind, the White House is telling them that it is “up to Americans” to flee the Taliban-run country.
In other words, they are on their own.
Up to You
As we all watch the TV shows commemorating the horrific attacks of 9/11, there are some Americans hunched down, hiding in the darkness, hoping the Taliban does not find them.
They were left behind, and our government has done very little to help stranded Americans.
On Friday, an announcement was made about the government allegedly facilitating the evacuation of 19 Americans… 19.
In the same breath, the National Security Council (NSC) has put the onus on Americans to find their way to safety rather than rescuing them.
NSC spokesperson Emily Horne stated that it is “up to Americans who remain whether they choose to take them.”
She continued, “Today’s departures demonstrate how we are giving Americans clear and safe options to leave Afghanistan from different locations.
“A number of Americans have taken these options; some have decided not to, for a variety of reasons. That is their right.
“We understand these are difficult decisions. We will continue to provide proven options for leaving. It is up to Americans who remain whether they choose to take them.”
Her framing is deceptive at best.
People are not choosing to stay out of their liking… they are terrified to go out in public for fear of Taliban attacks.
These individuals should NEVER have been left behind in the first place, but this administration continues to spin this narrative to put the blame on the Americans still behind enemy lines.
We simply cannot rest until EVERY American is safely out of that country.
Source: Fox News