Joe Biden was worried about the headlines, so he told his commanders not to go out and rescue Americans trapped in Kabul.
It would make him look bad.
What a devil.
Biden feared a “Black Hawk Down” moment if US troops went out in the streets of Kabul and were killed or injured by the terrorists.
Joe Biden was willing to let Americans die in Kabul rather than face bad headlines.
The Daily Mail reported:
Joe Biden told military officials he was reluctant to deploy US forces outside the Kabul airport perimeter over fears of a Black Hawk Down-style tragedy.
In a video conference last week, the president also negatively commented on how quickly the Afghan government fell apart and told commanders he wanted them to be focused on beefing up security at the airport.
During the call, the president alluded to the ‘Black Hawk Down’ tragedy of the Somali Civil War, which saw 18 US personnel killed.
In 1993, US forces tried to capture key allies of Somali general Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Adid had overthrown President Mohamed Siad Barre’s socialist government.
During the raid, 18 Americans and two United Nations soldiers were killed after two Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by RPGs.