What a sad time to be an American.
In the most recent shocking news from Afghanistan, a US general is telling British special forces to stop rescuing their citizens outside the Kabul airport, because it’s making American military forces look bad.
Tom Rogan is reporting:
I understand that the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division has told the commander of the British special forces at the Kabul airport to cease operations beyond the airport perimeter.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue has told his British Army counterpart, a high-ranking field-grade officer of the British army’s 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, that British operations were embarrassing the United States military in the absence of similar U.S. military operations. I understand that the British officer firmly rejected the request.
Other reports show that French forces are also venturing outside the airport, while Americans remain stuck there due to Biden administration policy.
The Military Times notes:
“The forces that we have are focused on the security of the airfield. And you know how important that is, and you know what happens if we — if we lose the ability to provide that security,” Austin told reporters from a podium in the Pentagon.
Austin’s comments come amid reports of both British and French military units doing precisely that, pushing out into Kabul to secure the safety of their citizens. Occurring despite the Daily Mail reporting that the British contingent numbers less than 1,000 troops.
Tweet of the day:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America.
Leaving Americans behind for death is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 20, 2021