The Biden administration has informed Americans stuck in Afghanistan amid President Joe Biden’s botched exit from the country that the U.S. government cannot ensure they will get out of the country safely.
As if seeing Afghans fall from airplanes, people hanged in Kabul and the city’s airport turned into a stampede hasn’t been distressing enough, the federal government on Tuesday told U.S. citizens in that country that they’re essentially on their own when facing Taliban terrorists.
CBS News producer Sara Cook posted a note on Twitter that she said was sent to as many as 15,000 Americans stuck in Afghanistan telling them that they need to head to the airport in Kabul for a flight out.
The memo said the U.S. military cannot guarantee they will make it there.
“A congressional aide tells @CBSNews we have no partners left in Afghanistan to safely get Americans in-country to Kabul. ‘There are 10-15k AmCits who still need to get out, and that obviously doesn’t include the tens of thousands of SIVs or P2 applicants trying to get out of [Afghanistan],” Cook tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, she shared the memo.
“To American Citizens,” the memo began. “Thank you for registering your request to be evacuated from Afghanistan. The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed that an undefined number of U.S. government-provided flights will begin soon.
“Please make your way to Hamid Karzai International Airport at this time.”
In conclusion, it said, “PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SECURITY AS YOU MAKE THIS TRIP.”
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