UPDATED 9:46 AM PT – Thursday, August 26, 2021
Joe Biden has continued to take heat for the crisis in Afghanistan with many Afghan-American’s blaming the Democrat for removing U.S. personnel too quickly from the country.
According to multiple Afghan-American activists on Wednesday, the situation in Kabul is growing worse with the Taliban making it impossible for residents to escape. Activist Mizgon Zahir Darby said she fears for her loved ones who are currently trapped in the country.
“I have an aunt and a cousin who are in Afghanistan and their families, and what we’re hearing is that the situation is getting worse daily,” she stated. “So, the (August) 31st date was arbitrarily set without any forethought, but the Taliban have made it even harder to succeed.”
One Afghan-American restaurant, Farhad Farzon, owner said the White House’s recent decisions have caused a humanitarian crisis.
“The West, especially Mr. Biden, did a big mistake to withdraw from Afghanistan,’ he stated. “That is why we are suffering and paying for this humanitarian crisis. In my opinion, if they stay, they should have some kind of agreement. Otherwise it’s going to be a very nasty and tough war again on that region.”
On Wednesday, the Biden administration said roughly 1,500 U.S. citizens remain in the country with officials beginning to switch gears and remove any military equipment within the area. Despite the progress made in recent days, critics say the White House’s efforts will not be enough to help those stranded beyond the August 31 deadline.
“People left behind…we are very sad as an Afghan, as an as an American, as a human being,” stated Afghan-American activist Mohammad Mehdavi. “I’m very sad for this kind of situation and the world has not seen this kind of situation before. You know, this was worse than Vietnam.”
As people try to make their way to the airport in Kabul to escape the country, the intelligence agencies of many allied nations are warning that the route is not safe.