Weeks after President Biden announced that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, experts James Miervaldis and Simone Ledeen are calling for an airlift for all non-soldiers that helped in the U.S.-led war effort. They joined “The Sara Carter Show” on Thursday to discuss the urgent situation.
James Miervaldis is a board member of “No One Left Behind,” an organization dedicated to resettling interpreters after they’ve risked their lives informing U.S. troops. Miervaldis is volunteering for the cause because Congress isn’t moving fast enough, he says.
“Congress had appropriated roughly 10,000 visas at the end of last year,” Miervaldis said. But also, “had about 70,000 people in the queue.” Simone Ledeen agrees that these interpreters need the help of organizations like No One Left Behind.
Ledeen is a senior fellow with the Middle East Institute. She is also former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East.
“We’ve got 18 weeks to go,” Ledeen said, referring to the Sept. 11th deadline. “So it’s clear that they are not planning to meet the moral obligations that we have set out for ourselves in order to save these people from what’s coming.”
Many conservative politicians agree that the deadline is too soon.
For her part, host Sara Carter has spent months in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2008. Her work on Afghan women and children addicted to Opium garnered first place in Washington D.C. AP award. She embedded with troops on Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan and spent days with them while being mortared and shot at by Taliban insurgents hiding in the hillsides. She agreed with Ledeen and Miervaldis’s analysis.
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Former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux says bluntly of the Afghanistan withdrawal: “Biden lied.” Author of “Saving Aziz” Robichaux told “Just the News, No Noise” TV show that President Joe Biden was completely dishonest with the American public when he said, among other things, that Americans were able to evacuate after the botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
“There’s Americans still there that want to get out” he said. “There’s 75,000 Afghan allies who are vulnerable to be being beaten and interrogated for what they know about America and some are executed for serving America.”
“Last week the Taliban announced that women are no longer allowed to see male doctors,” Robichaux said. “But women aren’t allowed to be doctors, nor are women allowed to be educated. So there’s no women’s health care in Afghanistan right now.”
During the withdrawal, Americans were simply thwarted from evacuating. “The State Department controlled only the airport, which meant that the Taliban controlled the outer perimeter of who got in and out of the airport,” Robichaux explained.
“The Taliban is out there checking people’s IDs, beating people, taking their passports away, and killing people in the streets,” he continued. “If you are an American and wanting to go to the airport, you have to go through a Taliban checkpoint.”
In his book, “Saving Aziz,” Robichaux goes into detail about the tragic ordeal and how he and a team of other service members came together to save the lives of some of the people trying to avoid becoming victims of the Taliban.
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