Sara Carter tells the stories of Afghans trying to escape
By Jenny Goldsberry
Sara Carter has spent the last month doing all she can to get vulnerable Afghans out of their country. On the latest episode of The Sara Carter Show, she talked in detail about the story of one woman who is stranded there.
A man texted Carter asking for help last week. His wife is trapped in Afghanistan, desperate to get out. After she spent three days at the airport, she still wasn’t able to get on a plane out of the country.
“She’s at Kabul University. She’s all alone,” Carter said. “She has a relative that can help her but none of them have vehicles.” Meanwhile, her husband is a resident in New York.
“Imagine being in your 20’s, being a young girl,” Carter mused. “And being told that, hey, we’re not going to be able to get anyone to you. You’re going to have to make it through Taliban checkpoints.”
According to Carter, the secret for women passing these checkpoints is strict obedience. “I’m going to have to call her husband now and tell him, Look, you got to prepare her,” Carter said. “She has one option and one option only. She needs to be brave. And she needs to listen to instructions.”
In the meantime, Carter along with other advocates all over the world are participating in a “digital Dunkirk” to continue to help Afghans. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted out a joint statement with 100 countries documenting the Taliban’s promises to allow safe travel out.
Blinken says the U.S. will keep the airport open through Tuesday.
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