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American Hostages in Afghanistan

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There are just eight days until the Taliban's red line warning passes and we are in September. A lot can happen in a week but if the past week is any indication of things to come, it is very likely Americans outside of the airport, unable to reach the airlift, will be left stranded despite what the President of the United States says. It is those Americans and Afghan's who helped America in the past that will be hunted and found. In the best case scenarios, they will be allowed to leave by the grace of the Taliban, at worst, they will be beheaded for the media.

The notion that America is chatting with their adversary of 20 years is simply disgusting. A superpower bowing to a ragtag terrorist group should make every American puke. Biden wants to be the man to end the war, but in this disgraceful manner?

As the Secretary of State said, the Taliban control Kabul and the roads and entrances to the airport. Do you really think that an American trying to get into the zone will be allowed to by the Taliban? Would any American trying to get in even try, knowing full well, what could happen? Even the Afghans have trouble. If you are an American outside of the airport trying to get in to get out. would you walk up to a Taliban fighter, flash your passport, smile, beg to get in? The whole notion that the Taliban would allow it is just whimsical. Does Biden really believe them?

The Taliban have warned America that if all Americans and Afghans are not lifted out by Sept. 1, repercussions will occur. We all know what that means. The Taliban, ISIS, al-Qaeda, or Haqqani, elements may begin to target American soldiers or the airbase. Even a RPG could cause the spark that begins conflict. Americans still unable to get to the airport, once found, would become hostages. Just how would Biden handle this? He would negotiate, compounding one problem after another with no way out with honor.

With Kabul in Taliban's control, America is at the mercy of the terrorists thanks to President Biden. The only actions that remain for the USA are military intervention to expand control of the airport, take Bagram airbase again, or order American troops to seize the airport entrances. But any of this action would just be a total mess for civilians and soldiers. How many Taliban are actually in Kabul?

Until the red line is crossed (Aug.31), the Taliban will allow Americans to operate, as if it is a courtesy, but afterwards, the evacuation probably will take a very bad turn for America.

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perrya (author) on August 25, 2021:

There 500 Americans outside of the Kabul airport unable to get to it. How will the US get them out after the 31st? Will they do special ops? I fear many will become Taliban hostages or worse! Thank you Biden.

perrya (author) on August 25, 2021:

I agree so far regarding foreign policy in general and I am sure the US and Biden will be tested during their tenure. By the time the 2024 election arrives, America's name will be mud if this kind of bad decisions and planning continue.

Ken Burgess from Florida on August 25, 2021:

The saying "A Fish Rots from the Head Down"... very apt for our current leadership.

Biden and Harris make the most incompetent leadership America has had in living memory, Pres & VP, which is saying quite a lot.

Unfortunately it is proving itself out in overwhelming fashion, and they still have more than 3 years to go.

perrya (author) on August 25, 2021:

I agree, Biden has made the US look like a force that is afraid to use its power. Other nations will no longer trust us to have their back.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 24, 2021:

A total shambles, and of deep concern.

Ken Burgess from Florida on August 24, 2021:

emge your observations are more astute than most.

You see things better from outside the U.S. than most inside the U.S.

You have access to news and information that is real, not from US MSM.

America's MSM News is nothing short of biased propaganda and misinformation, it has been such for many years now.

The older generations came up in a time when American News was Journalism, Investigative, and Honest. Today our news is biased, opinionated, and politically motivated... when its not outright deceptive lies. They are more prone to believe the News and fall prey to it than younger people and those from outside the US.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on August 24, 2021:

I think America should remember that the winner takes all and since America is not the winner it has to accept the Taliban dictates. I think there is no choice in this matter as the American leadership has lost. The American people are frankly not bothered whether they become subservient to China or not. Surprises me that in America people are not really concerned about Afghanistan but more about absolutely absurd things like Trump is a terrorist and whether there was an instruction on Capitol Hill, which in the world polity is of no consequence.

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