Hundreds of Americans were stranded in Afghanistan after Biden withdrew last US troops
Since President Biden breached his vow to keep military boots on the ground until we “get them all out,” hundreds of Americans have been withdrawn from Afghanistan and thousands of Afghan allies still remain.
Three days after the Taliban took control of Kabul’s capital and compelled the U.S. to intervene, on August 18, 2021 Despite multiple reports to the contrary, Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the embassy there should leave since the intelligence did not suggest that a Taliban takeover was inevitable. Additionally, the president declared that the American military would “remain” in Afghanistan until all citizens and allies had left.
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At the time, Biden remarked, “If there are any American citizens left, we’re going to stay to get them all out.
Stephanopoulos questioned the president, “Are you committed to making sure that the troops stay until every American that wants to be out is out?”
Biden said, “Yes.”
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In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, President Biden stated that American forces will remain in Afghanistan through August 31 if it’s required to evacuate any remaining Americans who want to leave the nation.
If there are any remaining American citizens, Biden declared, “We’re going to stay until we get them all out.”
The Taliban set up checkpoints throughout the capital and close to the airport’s entrance, beating some Afghans who attempted to cross and intimidating others, according to reports and an eyewitness account. The United States and other countries operated evacuation flights from Afghanistan into Wednesday, though not all those seeking to leave the country were able to reach Kabul’s international airport.
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America was finally going to leave Afghanistan. The American public, for the most part, endorsed the desire of Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump to remove the United States from its “forever war.” But in the end, both prior presidents backed down when the Pentagon objected. President Joe Biden then said in April 2021 that he was the fourth president to oversee the war in Afghanistan and that he would not “pass this burden on to a fifth.” Unfortunately, his execution of the pullout, which was completed at the end of August 2021, was chaotic. The suffering was further made worse by images of throngs of Afghans hurriedly fleeing the Taliban at Kabul International Airport.
More than 100 individuals were killed in a single horrible suicide attack, including 13 American soldiers, who were the final Americans to lose their lives in the protracted, fruitless battle to establish democracy in Afghanistan. Posthumously, the Congressional Gold Medal was given to all 13 of them. This disaster wasn’t inevitable; rather, it was the product of a hasty retreat that felt more politically motivated than well planned. Prior to September 11, which marked the 20th anniversary of the deadliest act of terrorism in American history, the present government appeared to make a point of evacuating American soldiers by an arbitrary and well publicized deadline. During the chaotic rush, $7 billion worth of American military equipment was lost.
The Taliban gained strength as a result of the retreat, and the Afghan army’s morale was devastated; it quickly fell apart. Having the same government that America toppled two decades earlier retake power without missing a beat was a fitting conclusion. Few people took the Taliban’s claims that they had been reincarnated with a more progressive worldview seriously. When it became apparent that the Taliban’s new iteration was practically just as awful as the first, that doubt was confirmed. The Taliban’s Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice issued a directive in May requiring women to appear in public covered from head to toe, with only their eyes being allowed to be seen. Worst of all, in a turn of events that ought to alarm the Due to the disapproval of the international community, girls are not permitted to continue their education past the sixth grade.
The Taliban cannot stand educated women since it is one of the keys to power. For young women who just want to learn, there are already underground schools, but this is not a replacement for a quality education. It’s also risky to fantasize under Taliban leadership. Malala Yousafzai, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize winner, was a schoolgirl when a Taliban murder attempt nearly took her life because of her support for education.
Afghan women who experienced the initial Taliban reign are now back in a position of helplessness. It must be shocking to see how fast a society may descend into authoritarianism for individuals who grew up under American control. It is conceivable that after being abandoned by America, pessimism will set in. Who else is going to step in and save the day? The solution to the query seems to be obvious.
First democratically elected president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, attended George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2002. He was surrounded by Dr. Sima Samar, the minister of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, a recently established department of the Afghan government. The millions of Afghan women who received an education and participated in every profession the nation has to offer throughout the time agency officials were in existence. However, as soon as they regained power, the Taliban swiftly disbanded the organization.
Although it is too late for Biden to reverse America’s exit from Afghanistan, it is still possible to make atonement for having abandoned Afghans of all social classes, especially women.
By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter
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