“The Taliban is coming for me.”
That was the anguished cry from an Afghan woman, desperately pleading with U.S. troops to save her from a horrible fate at the hands of the Taliban who now govern all life in Afghanistan.
The heart-wrenching video immediately went viral. In it, a woman clings to a fence at the Kabul airport, hopelessly begging soldiers who are separated from the crowd but only feet away, to rescue them. It is impossible to watch without a sinking feeling in the gut, knowing what is understood of the Taliban, who are blood-soaked troglodytes from a medieval hell that rule only with fear, subjugation, rape and murder.
The woman in the video painfully knows what awaits her if the U.S. and its allies cannot provide deliverance: Forced marriage and sexual abuse for the women, and probable death for the men.
The Biden administration appears to be blissfully ignorant, or rather diabolically dismissive of the conditions on the ground in Kabul and elsewhere in the ravaged nation. Conditions, many say, they have themselves fostered and now refuse to answer for.
Innumerable people have taken to social media upon witnessing the humanity unfolding at the collapse of Afghanistan; the stomach-turning video in particular:
‘The Taliban is coming for me.’
⚠️ A warning, the footage is harrowing, but we cannot look away.
If our withdrawal was a well thought out and strategic one then it follows that decision makers knowingly condemned her to the fate she so viscerally feels is inevitable. https://t.co/XCHDMEzCdd
— James Mitchinson (@JayMitchinson) August 18, 2021
Earlier this week, the U.N. Security Council, stupidly and without an ounce of awareness, called on the Taliban to respect women:
The UN Security Council has issued a statement on Afghanistan, in part calling for the “full, equal and meaningful participation of women” in a new government. pic.twitter.com/HKdp1ESnxt
— Laura Kelly (@HelloLauraKelly) August 16, 2021
Then the summary addition from the grossly-unlearned U.S. State Department:
The State Department joins the UN Security Council in calling for an “inclusive” government in Afghanistan: pic.twitter.com/TDsQecokfv
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 16, 2021
No one can convince me this is an actual person from an actual American government.
They’re living in an alternate reality which from time to time shines through in our own…
— Erik Terwan (@ErikTerwan1) August 16, 2021
He’s never heard of the Taliban before today, has he?
— Ben Whaley (@hockeyfanphx) August 16, 2021
One wonders if the U.N. and the Biden regime have any words for the women who have been abandoned and likely to suffer a fate worse than death.
Why aren’t the planes full of women and children?
— Melly K (@Kea_melly) August 18, 2021
Imagine what the soldiers must be feeling listening to their cries. They want to help but they can’t
— पुष्यमित्र शुंग (@IndicResistence) August 18, 2021
This is the most heartbreaking footage. Painful to listen to
— Keren Zelwer (@KerenZelwer) August 18, 2021
Heart wrenching. This is horrible.
— Ernest Kalaba (@ernest_kalaba) August 18, 2021
Arguments will rage on, and we are in no doubt living in disconcerting times both here and abroad, but there is a small ray of hope in the saga unfolding in Kabul. One Afghan interpreter and his family are safe with the Marines and headed for a better life. Any step above enslavement or death is probably very welcome and cause for joy.
Those kids will now receive the blessings of liberty so many take for granted. God help us to be more grateful. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/vu1YB2v80Y
— SemperFiVirginia (@fi_virginia) August 18, 2021
Opinions notwithstanding, one has to hope at the very base level that those suffering and trying desperately to escape Kabul can be helped, and that they will be granted relief from the inevitable predations of the Taliban.
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