In an emotional interview, an Afghan man who worked as an interpreter for U.S. Special Forces described his fear that he and his family will be killed if they are found by the Taliban. Using the name “Abdul” to protect his identity, the man had recorded a voice mail with his desperate plea to human rights attorney Kim Motley, who brought the story to light.
CNN’s Kate Bolduan replayed the voicemail audio before she spoke with Abdul on the air via telephone on Thursday.
“Why are the American soldiers forgetting about us after everything we did, the sacrifices we made? Why are they leaving us behind? I don’t want to be killed by the Taliban. They are going to cut our heads off if they find my location. Please help.”
The man then joined the show on the air.
Bolduan began, “Abdul, you said that you and your family need to get out of the country immediately. Have you been threatened by the Taliban?”
He related that even that very day he had been chased by two or three Taliban fighters who spotted him at a market. He was shopping for basic supplies for his family when the men gave chase. He was able to outrun them, but wondered how long he cold keep evading the Taliban.
“I don’t know how long more should I handle this,” he said. “I have a wife and two young kids. We will all be killed if the Taliban find us.”
Abdul said he hadn’t been able to sleep in a week, staying up at night to guard his family.
“We live in fear every day,” he continued, saying that now that the Americans have left, their lives are “over.”
[Americans] “have signed our death sentence.”
To be clear, the doddering old fool the U.S. has as a president, one Joe Biden, national disgrace and shame of the nation, signed it, and sentenced thousands more to their deaths as well.
“At this point, do you think it’s now a matter of days before something tragic happens to you and your family?” asked Bolduan.
“It is not just a matter of days, it is a matter of seconds, you know, minutes, hours,” he replied. “Anything can happen to me.”
Bolduan asked Abdul if he had made any attempts to get to the airport in Kabul, to which he replied he had tried numerous times but did not get very far because of the ever-present gunfire and mayhem radiating from the airport perimeter.
“I tried many times, but everybody is shooting at us,” he said. “I need something, you know, to happen soon. I need somebody to take action soon, you know, to get me out of here.”
“If you could get a message to President Biden tonight, what is your message to him?” asked Bolduan.
“I’m asking him, to the U.S. government, to please save me and my family, and the Afghan interpreters who worked for your country,” said Abdul, and began sobbing. “Are you going to leave us here to die? Please, I am begging you. I am begging him, I’m begging America, please help us.”
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