According to a new report, the Kabul airport gates closed on Saturday as the Taliban began confiscating U.S. passports as thousands of Americans remain stranded in the terrorist controlled country.
“All of the entrance gates to the airport were closed on Saturday morning because of the dangerous situation,” the New York Times reported. To make matters worse, the U.S. embassy in Kabul is urging evacuees to not travel to the airport due to “security threats.”
“Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport,” the embassy said according to its website, “we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so.”
The New York Post reported that the Taliban is “now attempting to take their U.S. passports and identification orders in an attempt to stop them from leaving the country.”
“I got to the gates and was about to show my passport, but the Taliban got it, and he said you are not allowed to go through and wouldn’t give it back,” one Afghan American on the ground said to the Post. “I was lucky a U.S. marine was right there and forced him to give it back.”
Former Navy SEAL Ephraim Mattos who is helping people evacuate the area also confirmed the development.
“U.S. passports, driver’s licenses — they are confiscating those pieces of documentation from American citizens,” he said. “They lose proof of who they are, and this has happened on multiple occasions in multiple places.”
This Biden’s world, folks and instead of owning up to his utter failure, Biden is refusing to accept how bad the situation really is in Afghanistan.
Check out what Breitbart reported:
The crisis on the ground in Kabul, Afghanistan, comes after President Joe Biden claimed Friday that to the “best of our knowledge – Taliban checkpoints – they are letting through people showing American passports.”
But Biden’s public relations strategy does not square with media reports on the ground or with his own defense secretary, who stated Friday Americans have been abused and beaten on the ground:
Reporting on the ground also confirms Washington Post reports that indicate the Taliban fighters are blocking “access” to the airport “with gunfire and violence.” In another report, the Taliban even attacked CNN’s camera crew.
“It’s definitely chaotic,” reporter Clarissa Ward said on the ground. “It’s definitely dangerous.”
Media reports suggest an estimated 10,000 to 40,000 American citizens are stranded in Afghanistan.
Under the Biden regime, it’s safe to say that the motto is definitely America Last!