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Joe Biden accused of 'America last' policy as only 2,500 of 10-15K Americans rescued from Kabul

The outrage comes as US officials revealed that the total number of people evacuated from Afghanistan is 17,000
US President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

With evacuations in process for Afghan civilians in the wake of the Taliban takeover, it has now come to the limelight that a mere 2,500 Americans have been flown out of the country from Kabul over the last one week. US officials revealed that the total number of people evacuated from Afghanistan is 17,000. They also added that Washington is fighting against “time and space” to get people out of Afghanistan, but Twitter has exploded into an outrage over the relatively few numbers of Americans rescued while thousands still remain stranded in danger.

The outrage arrives amidst people trapped in Afghanistan pleading and begging US President Joe Biden for help fleeing the country. While an Afghani interpreter for the US military frantically told CNN they were being followed by the Taliban, another interpreter witnessed her toddler getting killed in a stampede at Kabul airport. The chaos all over the newly reinstated Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has seen many deaths as even more continue to fear for their lives, awaiting evacuation. But that America is allegedly not doing enough for its own citizens has left Twitter beyond irked. 


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Major General William Taylor confirmed the total number of people evacuated, including the Americans, with the POTUS revealing in an interview on Wednesday, August 18 that the number of Americans still in the Taliban-ruled state is somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000. “That’s the race that we’re in right now,” Kirby said. “And we’re trying to do this as quickly and as safely as possible. I’m not going to speculate about whether windows are closing or opening. We’re focused on accomplishing this mission as fast as we can.”

The president is also considering commandeering flights to assist with the evacuation process. Instead of flying to Kabul, these planes will fly stranded Afghans and others to US military bases in Qatar, Bahrain, and Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stage 1 of activating the fleet would include just a few aircraft. Stage 2 would call up for a 100 flights which could disrupt global flights, officials have told the Journal. 

In this handout image provided by the Ministry of Defence, the British armed forces work with the U.S. military to evacuate eligible civilians and their families out of the country on August 21, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan (MoD Crown Copyright via Getty Images)

 On Saturday, the Pentagon reported that it had evacuated 3,800 people in just the last 24 hours, and some 6,000 in a single day on Thursday, August 19. but Twitter is not entirely convinced that the country is doing enough for its own people. "So..Only 2500 Americans are evacuated out of the estimated 15,000 Americans. Nice with the "people" v. "Americans" blur. So fkd up," wrote one user. One user alleged: "Only 2500 Americans have been evacuated, they’ve pulled out 15,500 Afghans though. Americans are being beaten in the streets.

Another user complained: "WTF is going on?? We evacuate ALL the afghanis but we can't evacuate AMERICANS????" Others accused Biden, with one user tweeting: "Out of 17,000 people evacuated from Kabul, ONLY 2500 are Americans. Biden's America Last policy is going to get Americans killed." Another slammed the government tweeting: "2500 Americans and you think that's an achievement?" And several were of the opinion, that "This administration has shown time and time again it's not America first."