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Joe Biden has sparked outrage with an unthinkable comment.
Following Biden’s disastrous decision to precipitously withdraw U.S. troops in Afghanistan, startling footage and images surfaced of Afghans storming Kabul’s Karzai International Airport and attempting to cling to departing planes.
Seven people in total died during the airport evacuation. Now we are beginning to learn who they were, including one young man who was just 17 years old. His body was recovered without legs or arms, but his family was able to identify him, according to VICE news.
During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Biden brushed off the deaths of people who clung to a jet plane to face certain death.
“We’ve all seen the pictures. We’ve seen those hundreds of people packed in a C-17. We’ve seen Afghans falling,” Stephanopoulos said before getting cut off by Biden.
“That was four days ago — five days ago,” Biden said.
The callous remark left viewers stunned. Biden has received widespread backlash across social media.
These events unfolded two or three days prior, not four or five as Biden claimed. Moreover, the lack of empathy and total insensitivity is shocking.
According to a VICE News report, the boy who died was identified as “Reza.” The family identified Reza’s body after witnesses took it outside of the airport, reports VICE. “His legs and arms were gone. I brought him back myself,” said the family member.
Afghans appeared to be more willing to risk their lives and die than live under Taliban rule. CNN reported that Taliban fighters flooded the capital and are “smiling and victorious.”
The Taliban took over the city of 6 million people in a matter of hours — barely firing a shot.
Afghanistan’s tragedy right now in Kabul international airport: Afghan youth on the engine of American plane to leave the country. pic.twitter.com/CoTS8sq9c3
— Muslim Shirzad (@MuslimShirzad) August 16, 2021
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Actually, those images that shocked the world had surfaced only two days prior to Biden’s cold-hearted comments.
Those comments should elicit complete disgust from any person was still giving Biden the benefit of doubt. Anyone who felt Biden deserved a chance to further run this country into the ground (along with its allies) should be awake now.
The comment was hair-raising. Do you think when Biden grieved the death of his son Beau in 2015, someone told him immediately to get over it? No, as such a person would rightly have been identified as a sociopath.
But Biden wants people to get over the tragedies of his great betrayal because it’s getting in the way of his domestic agenda. That agenda thus far seems to be ruining lives, financially straining families and will soon include leaving long-term care facilities and nursing homes short-handed after he forces vaccine holdout workers in those places into unemployment because of regulations requiring full vaccination for all employees.
And Biden has made it clear that he doesn’t care how policies like coronavirus shutdowns or a southern border wide open to illegal immigration have affected everyday Americans.
Taliban fighters are seeing carrying guns and shouting, “Death to America.” “They tell us they’re here to maintain law and order,” CNN reported regarding a Taliban commander. “Everything is under control” and “will be fine,” Taliban commanders said to CNN.
Now we have learned that an Afghan family has identified their son as one of the people who died at Kabul’s international airport after falling from an evacuating U.S. military plane.
The United States took over the airport on Sunday for the purpose of evacuating embassy personnel and the diplomatic team.
Afghans broke through security and crowded on the airstrip and attempted to cling to departing planes. The U.S. suspended flights on Monday.
American troops have been trying to secure the airport. U.S. troops have reportedly been under fire, at least twice, while at the airport. Two armed men were killed by US troops at the airport.
Exclusive- A clear video (from other angle) of men falling from C-17. They were Clinging to some parts of the plane that took off from Kabul airport today. #Talibans #Afghanistan #Afghanishtan pic.twitter.com/CMNW5ngqrK
— Aśvaka – آسواکا News Agency (@AsvakaNews) August 16, 2021
Here’s what we learned about the child who died:
The child, identified by the news outlet as Reza to protect his family, heard a rumor that the United States and Canada were going to take 20,000 people with them out of Kabul, his family told the news agency. So Reza and his younger brother, 16, left to the airport “without telling anyone” with the hope of fleeing the country — which was now under the control of the Taliban.
Scenes from the airport earlier this week went viral on social media, and one in particular — a video of two blips falling from an airborne plane hundreds if not thousands of feet from the ground — showed Reza in the distance falling from the sky…
After Reza fell to his death, witnesses recovered his body and that of another person who fell from the same plane. His family, not knowing where Reza or his brother were, traveled to the airport after calling his cell phone and getting a response from a stranger who had found it at the airport.
The NY Post reported, “Thousands of Afghans have been filmed desperately chasing after and clinging to a US Air Force plane as it taxied down the runway — with multiple people plunging to their deaths after the aircraft took off in the frantic attempt to flee the country after the Taliban takeover.”
“US officials said seven people were killed, including two shot dead by American forces, after crowds of Afghans stormed Kabul’s international airport on Monday and swarmed the tarmac as US military flights were preparing to leave,” the report added.
Here are some of the images: