“It is not the Taliban that is holding this up – as much as it sickens me to say that – it is the United States government.” One of the sources involved in the rescue mission told Fox News that they believe the Biden administration is blocking flights from taking off because they are embarrassed that private entities were having to rescue the hundreds of United States citizens that Biden left behind.
Washington StandardThe Biden administration is reportedly blocking flights from leaving Afghanistan that are carrying hundreds of American citizens, green card holders, and special immigration visa applicants that were rescued through private rescue missions, according to a report from the Fox News.
The flights were organized by Mercury One and The Nazarene Fund, a charity founded by Glenn Beck.
“Rick Clay, who runs the private rescue group PlanB, told Fox News that the State Department is the only thing preventing the flights he’s organizing from leaving Afghanistan,” Fox News reported. “Two other American individuals separately involved in evacuation efforts, whom Fox News is not naming to avoid jeopardizing ongoing rescue efforts, similarly said that the State Department is the sole entity preventing their charter flights from leaving Afghanistan.”
One of the rescuers on-the-ground in Afghanistan said that “all it takes is a fu–ing phone call” to fix the problem and warned it is unacceptable to be “negotiating with American lives,” Fox News reported.
“It is not the Taliban that is holding this up – as much as it sickens me to say that – it is the United States government,” the individual explained.
One of the sources involved in the rescue mission told Fox News that they believe the Biden administration is blocking flights from taking off because they are embarrassed private entities were having to rescue the hundreds of United States citizens that Biden left behind.
As of Sunday evening, the State Department had yet to give PlanB the green light to land any of their flights in any countries neighboring Afghanistan. The two other Americans involved in another private evacuation effort told Fox News that the State Department has secured them clearance to land in a neighboring country and that the Taliban has given them the green light to take off, dependent on State Department approval – which hasn’t come,” the report details.
The report comes moments after Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas) went on Fox News to state Sunday that the Taliban are preventing flights from leaving Afghanistan until the United States recognizes the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan not to mention demands for ransom for each evacuee.