Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Dale Hurd : Aug 23, 2021 CBN News
"This is the greatest debacle that NATO has seen since its foundation, and it is an epochal change that we are facing," -Armin Laschet; expected to become the next German Chancellor
[CBN News] A firefight between Taliban and coalition forces at Kabul airport Monday morning killed one Afghan soldier and wounded three others. (Screengrab image: via CBN News)
The incident comes amid credible threats that ISIS in Afghanistan is plotting attacks around the airport. The State Department is warning Americans not to try to get to the airport. US military aircraft are firing flares during takeoff, hoping to confuse possible heat-seeking missiles from the Taliban, who surround the airport. ...Joe Biden insists he made the right decision, saying the withdrawal would be messy no matter how it happened. "I think that history is going to record this was the logical, rational, and right decision to make," Biden said in a speech to the nation Sunday. But he's taking fire for not getting Americans out before withdrawing troops. US citizen David Fox is stuck in Kabul with his wife and child, and they were turned away after reaching the airport.
"The airport is very dangerous," Fox said, "The Taliban enforcers had these big rubber bands—I think they're called motor fan belts—and I actually got whacked with one of these fan belts for not moving fast enough." (Screengrab image: via CBN News) Desperate Afghans are now taking desperate measures. An infant was seen being handed to American troops over the razor wire on the walls that surround the airport. The boy has been reunited with his father. A young girl was seen begging to be let in, screaming "The Taliban is coming for me!"
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris, on her trip to South Asia, laughed as a reporter shouted a question about Americans trapped in Afghanistan. Republican leaders are calling out the administration for the catastrophe at the airport and a new and growing terrorist threat to the US. (Screengrab image: via CBN News) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Fox News, "This is an embarrassment on the world stage that Joe Biden has provided us. This has set us back decades. The Taliban now have more Blackhawk helicopters than Australia." US Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told CBS, "Our mission in Afghanistan was to deny terrorists a sanctuary. The Biden decision now to completely withdraw has handed them an entire country." [Biden] said the Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw US troops and evacuate civilians could be extended. But there is the word the Taliban will not agree to it. Click Here For More Information...