Biden Reveals The Number Of Americans That Might Still Be In Afghanistan
He revealed this during Wednesday’s ABC News Interview, giving the number of 15,000 Americans that might be still trapped inside Afghanistan and have no way to be extracted from the territory.
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Of course, this is a round number, that might not even be true, since the communications with the territory are almost zero. He might be doing this just to avoid further accusations of not having any clue about what’s actually happening in Afghanistan (which is totally true).
According to Bloomberg,
“Biden told ABC News’ George Stephonopoulous that U.S. officials estimate there are between 10,000 to 15,000 Americans in Afghanistan and added that the “estimate we’re giving” is 50,000 to 65,000 Afghan allies, including family members.
A day later, on Thursday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said he doesn’t know how many Americans are still inside Afghanistan.
“Americans should understand that we’re gonna try to get it done before Aug. 31st,” Biden said in the interview, his first one since the Taliban took over the country. The president said the U.S. military will attempt to evacuate all Americans out of the South Asian country by that date.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for the Taliban warned in a Sky News interview that U.S. forces need to withdraw from the country by Sept. 11, which is the date of the terrorist attacks that toppled the Twin Towers 20 years ago.”
The scenes of chaos at the Kabul airport have been memorized by many people that saw the viral video, and many have been terrorized by the footage.
Kabul airport now
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