Breaking: Dozens Of American Children Still Trapped In Afghanistan
Remember when reports claimed only a handful of American children were still trapped in Afghanistan? Apparently, that was another lie or at the very least, it was 'misinformation. The Sacramento Bee revealed that even more American children are still trapped in Afghanistan than was originally believed:
San Juan Unified School District officials last week said 41 students were trapped in Afghanistan — a sharp increase from the two-dozen-or-so the district had previously identified. Of the 41 kids, three were evacuated over the weekend from the war-torn country but remain overseas, district officials said.
Sacramento City Unified officials last week said eight students are stranded in Afghanistan. Initially, they’d identified just one family who The Sacramento Bee interviewed. Attendance records as the school year has progressed showed more students were missing, and staff traced their whereabouts to the country.
Principal Nate McGill of Ethel I. Baker Elementary school has been involved in getting the students out. He texts with family members and has been coordinating staff members who are trying to cobble together a plan.
But, he said, progress has been slow. Sometimes it feels nonexistent.
But wait... I thought rescuing Americans was the Biden administration's top priority?
Why in the hell is it up to a school principal to rescue children that were abandoned by the current administration? Don't get me wrong. I support the principal's efforts. I just don't think he should have to.
Last month it was a team of military veterans and a hand full of 'rogue' lawmakers who organized the rescue of one family. Where the hell was Biden then?
His administration was too busy condemning these rescue missions as 'rogue' operations to bother actually rescuing Americans left behind after the failed evacuation.
A group of military veterans helped a Lehigh Valley mother of four who is a U.S. citizen escape from Taliban-overrun Afghanistan last month after the U.S. government “abandoned her,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey said in public remarks Tuesday.
Speaking at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, Toomey referred to a “Pennsylvanian American citizen, a mother of four” who “works at a middle school in the Lehigh Valley.”
It was a clear reference to Mujda Tajdar, a Palmer Township mother of four whose status as a U.S. citizen trapped in Afghanistan was brought to public light in several Morning Call articles published after the Taliban overran the country.
Her husband, Whadat Tajdar, told the newspaper his wife escaped Sept. 10 on a flight from Kabul to Qatar.
“The only way she escaped Afghanistan was because a veterans group operating on the ground found her, protected her, and got her on a flight on Sept. 10,” Toomey said. “It’s unbelievable to me that a group of Americans — civilians — had to save this woman’s life because her own government abandoned her.”
So this is the current administration? Abadon Americans in a foreign country and then condemn Americans who try to rescue them?