U.S. Military Frustrated That They Left Behind Americans in Afghanistan

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

(Worthy News) – With the president and commander-in-Chief pressuring them to leave, U.S. officials expressed outrage about the Army abandoning Americans in -ruled .

Secret messages viewed by Worthy showed high-ranking officers in disarray about the hurried withdrawal of U.S. forces with Americans pleading to fly them out of harm’s way.

“We are f*king abandoning American citizens,” an Army colonel wrote in a desperate series of texts. They detail how a group of Americans was rejected at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as a rescue flight awaited.

The text messages and emails were provided by Michael Yon, a former U.S. soldier, and correspondent.

He was also among those involved in rescuing stranded Americans and allies. “We had Americans at the gate in plenty of time. However, the U.S. Army abandoned Americans to Taliban.“

He added: “I was personally involved in the rescue,” among others, “until Colonel Matt Rogers from US Army said he could not take them in.”


Before they abandoned Americans trapped in Afghanistan, the Taliban at times served as an Islamist taxi service for the U.S. military. They “actually delivered the American mother and children for us and stayed with them for hours until she told Taliban to go home,” Yon recalled.

But at least some 200 Americans have been left behind, along with potentially thousands of Afghan allies of the U.S.-led coalition.

“We had them out there waving their passport screaming, ‘I’m American,’” Yon recalled. “I have asked for Taliban permission to go back to Afghanistan. The U.S. government considers the Taliban an ally, so this should be perfectly legal,” he stressed.

Along with Americans and allies, thousands of Christians face possible abuse and even execution under the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia.

The group already declared the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” in a resounding defeat of the U.S.-backed government.

Yet President Biden declared to a puzzled country on Tuesday that the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan was an “extraordinary success.”


Asked about those stranded press secretary, Jen Psaki said: “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. “They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home, home.”

President Biden pledged earlier this month that position saying that the would evacuate every American who wanted to leave the country.

Fast forward, Americans and others are still trapped in Afghanistan with few signs the U.S. Army will rescue them soon.

But critics say it could turn into the worst U.S. hostage situation in decades in which the Taliban could use Americans as leverage to obtain money and other support.

In 1979, students held diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Tehran as hostages.

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