Biden's Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby: we will evacuate Americans “up until the end”


The U.S. military launched another helicopter rescue mission outside the Kabul airport last night to rescue 'less than' 20 Americans, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby revealed Wednesday. 

This is the third time American forces have launched helicopters to rescue Americans outside the airport. 

"Last night, during the period of darkness, there was an operation to be able to go out and safely evacuate evacuees back into Kabul," U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor told reporters during a briefing. "They are at Hamid Karzai International Airport and they are preparing to be evacuated." 

Both Taylor and Kirby did not elaborate on the specifics of the mission, but said it happened within the Afghan capital. 

Kirby said: “If you’re an evacuee that we can get out, we’re going to continue to get you out.”

Notice the caveat “that we can get out”. In other words if you can’t make it to the airport, good luck living under Taliban rule.

Kirby then added a big ‘but’ to his comments saying:

“But in those last couple of days we’re going to try and preserve as much capability as we can at the airport, as you might imagine. So those last couple of days, we will begin to prioritize military capabilities and military resources to move out.”

So even if someone makes it to the airport before the 31st, they might still get left behind because the military has to get their stuff out too. What a travesty that will be. This also seems to legitimize the reporting by Bret Baier yesterday, that Biden would only be evacuating people for the next 72 hours.

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