At least 12 U.S. service members killed in Kabul. What now?
today at 1:26 pm
Will Biden finally do the right thing?
At least 12 Marines and 60 Afghans were killed at the Kabul airport by terrorists, according to Jennifer Griffin, FoxNews’ experienced Pentagon reporter.
Another 200 Afghans were wounded. No word yet on the number of U.S. service members wounded.
The last U.S. members to be killed in Afghanistan was in February, 2020.
A crush of humanity was at the gates, spite the warning of a terrorist attack. Some U.S. military were on the wall, bravely trying to screen those squeezed between a wall and a sewage canal, in panic.
Those service members were in an impossible situation, trying to prevent terrorists from getting inside the airport on the tarmac or onto a plane. Also to prevent the kind of crowd scene when they flooded a runway as an airplane was trying to take off.
Heroically, by the White House count, the American military evacuated some 100,000 refuges. Some 1,500 Americans are still there, probably abandoned and used possibly as hostages. Uncounted thousands of Afghans who aided the United States during the 20-year war also are trapped. They and their families face death, some by beheading.
What next? Will Biden finally do what is right?
Silence for the past five hours from the White House. Biden’s going to send John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, out to take the heat. I can’t imagine when and what Biden will tell the nation when he finally emerges.