Series of US actions left Afghan allies frantic Continued U.S. action has driven Afghanistan’s allies madly, trapped and eager to escape
Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni, The New York Times
Release date: August 19, 2021 1:36 pm BdST Update date: August 19, 2021 1:36 pm BdST
Series of US actions left Afghan allies frantic Taliban fighters will occupy Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, near the White House on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Thousands of people are dissatisfied with President Joe Biden’s decision not to start public transport in Afghanistan a few months ago. Tom Brenner
When President Joe Biden defended his decision to end the US military presence in Afghanistan last month, he made the same old promise to life-threatening Afghanistan to help the US military.
“Our message to those women and men is clear: if you like it, the United States has a home for you,” he said.
However, the decision not to take Afghanistan’s interpreters, guides, and their relatives all at once earlier this year has stranded thousands of people in Taliban-controlled countries after a 20-year war.
Even before Biden announced the withdrawal of US troops, his administration refused fierce calls from lawmakers and staff to eliminate the currently endangered Afghans.
Then this summer, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged Biden to stop eviction of peasants until the U.S. military was far enough away, fearing the film would erode his government.
Biden instead took steps to promote a visa system plagued by backlogs, but not for the purpose of mass deportation in a short period of time. And in the United States, some officials have expressed concern about the potential political implications of the influx of refugees.
In summary, the administration’s actions barely fulfilled Biden’s promise last weekend, bringing a visible sight at Kabul Airport, where Afghans were leaving US planes. And whether the administration, which said it prioritizes human rights abroad, has abandoned the Afghans they most depend on and undermines America’s traditional global image as a sanctuary for oppressed people. I doubted.
The president supported the withdrawal of the US president on Wednesday, saying there was no way out of Afghanistan “without causing confusion.” In an interview with ABC News, he was asked if he could handle the exit better.
“No, I don’t think we can handle it the way we want to look back, but for some reason the idea is that there is a clean way. I don’t know how that will happen,” Biden said. .. “I don’t know why it happened.”
But critics said the administration was solely responsible.
“Our allies could not be ruled out in the hands of the Biden administration, which ignored elders and supporters, even if they first proposed a detailed plan on how to manage expulsion in the U.S. soil. “.
Since 2002, the United States has deployed Afghans to support its troops, diplomats, and aid workers. Many of them were threatened, assaulted, or displaced as a result of their actions and demanded Congress in 200 to establish a visa program, especially for those who supported the U.S. government and their relatives. I urged you.
This program is different from the process normally used by people forced to torture or flee. About 18,000 people are applying for visas. These applicants have at least 53,000 relatives and are eligible to participate in a visa. Thousands of people face long delays in screening, despite a parliamentary order for the United States to process visas for nine months.
According to the State Department, the Biden administration has evacuated about 2,000 applicants to military bases since mid-July.