In a crisis like in Afghanistan, we need to rely more on our leaders, but that’s not the case for Joe Biden.
The violence in Afghanistan with Americans and Afghan allies who are still stranded in Taliban-controlled areas is growing rapidly.
The Biden Administration has not tried rescuing these stranded American citizens and allies behind enemy lines, except a “Task Force Pineapple” rescue initiative by all-volunteer special forces veterans of the Afghan war.
It was reported by ABC News that on Wednesday night, the “Pineapple Express” launched a final daring mission to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety.
Moving after nightfall in near-pitch black darkness and extremely dangerous conditions, the group said it worked unofficially in tandem with the United States military and U.S. embassy to move people, sometimes one person at a time, or in pairs, but rarely more than a small bunch, inside the wire of the U.S. military-controlled side of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The Pineapple Express mission was underway Thursday when the attack occurred in Kabul. A suicide bomber believed to have been an ISIS fighter killed at least 13 U.S. service members — 10 U.S. Marines, a Navy corpsman, an Army soldier, and another service member — and wounded 15 other service members, according to U.S. officials.
Sadly, there were wounded among the Pineapple Express travelers from the blast, and members of the group said they were assessing whether unaccounted-for Afghans they were helping had been killed.
As of Thursday morning, the group said it had brought as many as 500 Afghan special operators, assets, and enablers and their families into the airport in Kabul overnight, handing them each over to the protective custody of the U.S. military.
Aug 31 deadline is drawing close and we still have a lot of work to do to deliver our people and Afghan refugees from a future of Islamic militant oppression.
Avengers do really exist at some point.