A video from Kabul allegedly showed a woman begging U.S. forces to save her from the Taliban, which came back into power after Democrat President Joe Biden decided to pull out of Afghanistan in a widely-criticized manner.
“A crying Afghan woman has been filmed begging for help through a fence shouting ‘the Taliban is coming,’ as U.S. troops were swarmed by crowds of desperate people trying to flee Taliban rule,” the New York Post reported. “The videos are believed to have been taken at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai airport where additional US troops were flown in to help secure the area and protect Americans still trying to evacuate after thousands of Afghans stormed onto the tarmac and tried to climb onboard US military planes.”
Afghan girls beg American soldiers at the airport to save them from what they know is coming. pic.twitter.com/KQyxULaXXp
— David Patrikarakos (@dpatrikarakos) August 18, 2021
The video comes as thousands of Americans are still trapped inside of Afghanistan as all out chaos erupted late last week as the Taliban rapidly regained control of the country.
Early on Wednesday morning, Taliban extremists were seen shooting at protesters in the northeastern city of Jalalabad allegedly because they were waving the Afghanistan flag in protest of the new regime. State-funded foreign media claimed that two people were killed and a dozen others were injured.
The Taliban seized a significant amount of U.S. Military hardware and weapons as they rapidly moved throughout the country over the last couple of weeks, which they were able to do because the U.S. Military, under Biden’s leadership, pulled its air support from the Afghan security forces.
The Wall Street Journal explained:
The Afghan army fighting alongside American troops was molded to match the way the Americans operate. The U.S. military, the world’s most advanced, relies heavily on combining ground operations with air power, using aircraft to resupply outposts, strike targets, ferry the wounded, and collect reconnaissance and intelligence.
In the wake of President Biden’s withdrawal decision, the U.S. pulled its air support, intelligence and contractors servicing Afghanistan’s planes and helicopters. That meant the Afghan military simply couldn’t operate anymore. The same happened with another failed American effort, the South Vietnamese army in the 1970s, said retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition’s mission to train Afghan forces in 2011-2013.
“There is always a tendency to use the model you know, which is your own model,” Bolger said. “When you build an army like that, and it’s meant to be a partner with a sophisticated force like the Americans, you can’t pull the Americans out all of a sudden, because then they lose the day-to-day assistance that they need.”
Biden blamed the Afghan security forces for their loss, claiming that they were “not willing to fight for themselves,” despite the fact that they have lost nearly 70,000 soldiers fighting the Taliban and other terrorists in the country.
This report has been updated to include additional information.