Biden ignored the reports who asked about the Afghanistan crisis. This Monday, Biden didn’t want to speak about the terrifying visuals of Afghans clinging to a US military plane, desperately trying to escape from the Taliban ruling country.
After he gave the speech of national address on the situation, Biden left the stage without answering the reporters’ questions about the crisis.
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“What do you think of the Afghans clinging to aircraft?” Peter Alexander, the chief WH correspondent for NBC News, asked, but Biden only left the stage.
We could see thousands of Afghans running and attempting to board a moving plane and crowded Kabul’s airport to leave the country and save themselves from the Taliban.
At least there are seven victims in the chaos at the airport. The Military tries to evacuate the diplomats, and they are still trying to do so.
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“The number of civilians at the airport had thinned out,” a western security official reported!
At this moment, the Taliban’s control of the national capital Kabul since president Ashraf Ghani left the country and caused concern over the humanitarian crisis in the country.
The Taliban stated there would be no retribution. However, there were numerous reports of executions in Taliban control zones, Spin Boldak and Ghazni.
Biden stated he stands behind the decision to pull the US from the critic zone, and other options would have been to return to war with the Taliban. It is his first in-person interaction with the press since his presidency started.
His decision to pull our troops from Afghanistan increased the criticism, so several alleging the pullout was hasty and resulted in a rule that will seriously affect the freedoms of the country’s citizens, women, and minorities.
Biden confessed that insurgents took control of the country faster than they have expected. According to his statement, 6000 troops have been dispatched to Afghanistan to help the rest of the soldiers and evacuate US-Afghan allies and vulnerable populations to leave the country.
“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban,” he said. “Under his agreement, US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021 — just a little over three months after I took office,”
“We talked about how Afghanistan should prepare to fight their civil wars after the US military departed, to clean up the corruption in government so the government could function for the Afghan people,” he added.
“I know that there are concerns about why we did not begin evacuating Afghans – civilians sooner. Part of the answer is some of the Afghans did not want to leave earlier – still hopeful for their country,” Biden stated.
“And part of it was because the Afghan government and its supporters discouraged us from organizing a mass exodus to avoid triggering, as they said, a crisis of confidence,” Biden concluded.