“We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get — in Kabul — through the airport,” Biden falsely claimed at his staged press conference.
The latest U.S. Embassy in Kabul (by which they mean the airport) alert warns Americans “because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, 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.”
What sort of security threats?
The Taliban control Kabul. They put a Haqqani Network figure, an Al Qaeda ally which is holding at least one American hostage, in charge of security.
And, just to make things better, a local ISIS affiliate may be plotting terrorist attacks at the airport.
“There is a strong possibility ISIS-K is trying to carry off an attack at the airport,” one Defense official told CNN.
The embassy site meanwhile urges to “Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in large crowds”, “Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to curfews” (in this case the Taliban) and “Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.”
Hopefully, Biden mentions this in his latest speech claiming that he’s accomplished his mission of stranding thousands of Americans behind enemy lines at the mercy of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and ISIS.