Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse…
The US embassy on Tuesday issued a last alert for US citizens to leave Afghanistan or they’re on their own.
Then they recalled it 30 minutes later.
What a disaster!
Via NBC News chief foreign correspondent:
US embassy issues last alert for US citizens to leave afghanistan or they’re on their own, then recalls it 30 mins later.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 24, 2021
Joe Biden is abandoning American citizens who cannot get to Kabul airport after the Taliban effectively blocked all access by setting checkpoints.
The State Department sent a message to Americans in Afghanistan on Tuesday: “Due to security threats outside gates at the Kabul airport, avoid traveling to the airport unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so.”
The US military on Tuesday had started withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Joe Biden also agreed to stick with the August 31 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline after the Taliban threatened “consequences.”