(FiveNation.com)- President Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed that he will safely evacuate every single American citizen by August 31, but the evidence suggests that might not actually be the case. On Tuesday, a “final message” to Americans in Afghanistan was sent by the State Department warning that they would be left “without assistance” if they choose to remain in the country.
The official message was then quickly deleted within a matter of minutes when it became clear that it went against the official White House narrative.
“THIS IS THE FINAL MESSAGE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO WISH TO DEPART KABUL,” the text message reads, before warning that people should be “prepared to arrange their departure without assistance from the U.S. government” if they choose to remain in the country.
US embassy in Afghanistan today sent out a “final message” for Americans wanting to leave Kabul with government help, per source. Tells them to bring husband or wife and children under 21 only. pic.twitter.com/zCc52MOFGU
— Catie Edmondson (@CatieEdmondson) August 24, 2021
The issue, however, is that many Americans simply cannot rely on U.S. forces to safely evacuate them from the country. For those who have had their Green Card or passports taken from them by the Taliban, it is impossible to reach the airport or airbases where planes are waiting to take them out of the country.
For other people who have not been identified by the U.S. government, and put onto an official list which has been provided to the Taliban, it might be impossible to get past Taliban lines and connect with official evacuation teams.
Does this sound like a White House that is truly committed to evacuating American citizens and allies to you?
It’s worth mentioning that the majority of people evacuated by commercial and military U.S. planes so far have been Afghans, not Americans.
The withdrawal of this notice was reported by NBC News reporter Richard Engel.
US embassy issues last alert for US citizens to leave afghanistan or they’re on their own, then recalls it 30 mins later.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 24, 2021
When media outlets asked for clarification on the message from the Department of State, they were told that “for security details” they would not “get into further detail.”