Pentagon Contradicts WH On Trapped Americans In Afghanistan
The Pentagon knows they have to step up their efforts in retrieving the trapped Americans in Afghanistan. A Pentagon official vowed that efforts are in place to step up the pace, according to an interview with NBC.
That same official offered yet another number, saying there are 'well over 100' people still trapped there:
“There are well over 100 extended family members still in Afghanistan, but it’s not clear how many of them want to leave the country,” NBC News states, citing the officials.
The White House has changed the number so many times that it gets a little confusing but basically, they told Americans that there were less than 200 people remaining. Months later, the same clowns bragged that they were able to rescue a few hundred.
The thing with the Biden administration is that they're trying to leave themselves deniability and have repeatedly ignored requests asking for exact numbers.
Back in late September, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken in which he stated, “If we abandon the family members of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, they will certainly be slaughtered by the Taliban.” He wrote:
"The United States’ deadly and chaotic exit from Afghanistan has left a stain on our country for generations. Many Americans have been left behind by the Biden Administration and thousands, if not tens of thousands of our Afghan partners and their families were also abandoned.
Over the last month, I have been contacted by hundreds of Texans who are desperately trying to get friends and family members safely out of the country. While we have been able to help some, many are trapped. There are reports of several hundred of people, including American citizens, who have been waiting over a week for charted flights to take off from Mazar-i-Sharif airport.
That includes the family members of several Texans who currently serve in the military. They have been working night and day to safely evacuate their family members. But their efforts so far have not been successful. These brave men and women have volunteered to risk their lives to protect our country. Yet, now, when they need us the most, the federal government has turned our backs on them. If we abandon the family members of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, they will certainly be slaughtered by the Taliban.
I am asking for you to provide me with details of how many U.S. service members have family currently trapped in Afghanistan and your agencies are doing to secure their evacuation."
In addition to ignoring requests, the Biden administration keeps portraying that many Americans trapped under Taliban rule want to stay. Again, trying to leave themselves deniability if and when things go wrong.