90 Miles From Tyranny : Global Pressure Builds on Joe Biden over Afghanistan Evacuation Deadline

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Global Pressure Builds on Joe Biden over Afghanistan Evacuation Deadline

International pressure is building on President Joe Biden to revise his arbitrary decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by August 31, a move that will effectively close Kabul airport and end repatriation hopes for anyone left behind.

A G-7 summit hosted by the U.K. on Tuesday will discuss the issue however a host of world leaders have already made their displeasure clear at Biden’s lack of global engagement.

As Breitbart London reported, Britain’s Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, James Heappey MP, acknowledges the United States “has effectively taken over the full operation” at Kabul airport, however “the period of time it would take to get in place a replacement force is not realistic” means once U.S. logistical capability is withdrawn, all other nations have no remaining choice but to also head towards the exit.
British Plead with Biden to Extend Afghan Presence, Cannot Finish Evacuations Alone https://t.co/1eXpginNQJ

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 23, 2021
France and Germany have joined the UK in pressing Biden for more time to complete the evacuations from Afghanistan.

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in the United Arab Emirates: “We are concerned about the deadline set by the United States on August 31. Additional time is needed to complete ongoing operations.”

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he had discussed keeping Kabul airport open beyond the deadline with NATO allies and the Taliban, the BBC reports.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who has called the U.S. deal with the Taliban that set the deadline a “mistake,” is downbeat about the prospects of an extension to the evacuation effort.

“I think it is unlikely,” he told Sky News. “Not only because of what the Taliban has said but if you look at the public statements of President Biden I think it is...

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