ABC Warns Americans Abandoned in Safe Haven for Islamic Terrorists


Individuals had been left outraged Monday after the Biden administration utterly pulled out of Afghanistan and left behind some 250 Americans to be hostages and targets of the Taliban. And of their infinite knowledge, officers anticipated that the Taliban could be stored busy combating ISIS-Ok. However in a Particular Report and on World Information Tonight, ABC Information warned viewers that Individuals had been deserted in what was certain to turn into a secure haven for radical Islamic terrorism.

Shortly after Marine Basic Kenneth McKenzie concluded his press convention by way of TV on the Pentagon, World Information Tonight anchor David Muir kicked off their evaluation with a recap and famous the admission Individuals had been willingly left behind:

He was requested for a message to Individuals and Afghans which may stay. He stated we are going to nonetheless work to get you out. He stated, “it was heartbreaking, however we did not get everyone out.” He acknowledged that, however he did additionally say this to the American individuals: “Each single U.S. service member is now out of Afghanistan.”

Throughout their night newscast, senior overseas correspondent Ian Pannell reported on how McKenzie “spoke of this painful lack of the service members this week and was requested in regards to the remaining Individuals and Afghan allies and the interpreters who helped the U.S. over time.”

And in wrapping up his report, Pannell dismissed the Biden administration’s notion that they may belief the Taliban to get/let Individuals out safely:

 

 

The Taliban is answerable for the nation. However from the presence of ISIS-Ok, we have seen them from the airport, they’ve issued a press release saying the Individuals have left, Afghanistan is unbiased. The sound of gunfire within the air. The U.N. calling for secure passage for Individuals and Afghans however few on the bottom consider they will honor that.

Pannell was beaming in from a compound in Doha, Qatar that housed our Afghan allies that managed to flee. And his feelings had been palpable in the course of the Particular Report, leaving his last thought to path off seemingly unfinished (Click on “increase”):

Yeah, that’s proper. I imply, I used to be in Kabul the day it was liberated, the day the Taliban fled. And we had been there once more the day that the Taliban got here again. And I believe that can go away many Afghans questioning about this was all about, what occurred to their hopes, their desires, the lives that they constructed. The compound that we’re in, individuals are of their beds proper now, however they’re Afghans, they’re individuals who simply left their nation, their lives, their mates, their household behind.

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However I believe many individuals might be left questioning tonight about the best way these selections had been made, the best way the evacuation was dealt with. And a last thought, actually, simply to these individuals nonetheless caught in Afghanistan, at dwelling, afraid, and feeling deserted.

Additional within the Particular Report, chief international affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz threw up the purple flag to warn that Afghanistan was set to slide again right into a pre-2001 state.

“I believe what considerations me most proper now, too, is ISIS. 2,000 hard-core fighters,” she stated. “And the Afghans are left with these fighters battling the Taliban. The Taliban is not a single entity. They do not actually have management over all of their fighters. And so they’re having a really, very troublesome time combating ISIS. So, I believe the way forward for Afghanistan appears very bleak proper now, David.”

It was a degree she revisited throughout World Information Tonight when she defined the huge flaw within the Biden administration’s evaluation on the state of affairs they had been forsaking. “And the U.S. continues to say that the Taliban is the enemy of ISIS however it was the Taliban that allow hundreds of ISIS prisoners free, so the menace from ISIS stays and Al Qaeda, as nicely,” she warned.

The transcript is under, click on “increase” to learn:

ABC Information Particular Report for Pentagon Press Convention
August 30, 2021
5:01:25 p.m. Japanese

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DAVID MUIR: He [Maine General Kenneth McKenzie] was requested for a message to Individuals and Afghans which may stay. He stated we are going to nonetheless work to get you out. He stated, “it was heartbreaking, however we did not get everyone out.” He acknowledged that, however he did additionally say this to the American individuals: “Each single U.S. service member is now out of Afghanistan.”

I need to herald our overseas correspondent Ian Pannell. He’s stay in Qatar for us, persevering with his reporting. Ian, you’ve reported on this warfare for therefore a few years as a journalist, lots of these years proper right here on ABC Information. Your ideas on how profound this second is on the finish of this very lengthy warfare.

IAN PANNELL: Yeah, that’s proper. I imply, I used to be in Kabul the day it was liberated, the day the Taliban fled. And we had been there once more the day that the Taliban got here again. And I believe that can go away many Afghans questioning about this was all about, what occurred to their hopes, their desires, the lives that they constructed. The compound that we’re in, individuals are of their beds proper now, however they’re Afghans, they’re individuals who simply left their nation, their lives, their mates, their household behind.

I’ve finished a number of embeds with U.S. troops, with British troops. And, in fact, for them there didn’t appear to be an finish in sight for this fight mission. For them, it needed to come to an finish. The U.S. navy stated for a lot of, many months there was no navy victory available, so it had an inevitable finish to it.

However I believe many individuals might be left questioning tonight about the best way these selections had been made, the best way the evacuation was dealt with. And a last thought, actually, simply to these individuals nonetheless caught in Afghanistan, at dwelling, afraid, and feeling deserted.

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5:04:28 p.m. Japanese

MARTHA RADDATZ: I believe what considerations me most proper now, too, is ISIS. 2,000 hard-core fighters. 2,000 fighters from ISIS in Afghanistan now. And the Afghans are left with these fighters battling the Taliban. The Taliban is not a single entity. They do not actually have management over all of their fighters. And so they’re having a really, very troublesome time combating ISIS. So, I believe the way forward for Afghanistan appears very bleak proper now, David.

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World Information Tonight
6:45:41 p.m. Japanese

PANNELL: He spoke of this painful lack of the service members this week and was requested in regards to the remaining Individuals and Afghan allies and the interpreters who helped the U.S. over time.

GEN. KENNETH MCKENZIE (Marines): Look, there’s a variety of heartbreak related to this departure. We didn’t get everyone out that we wished to get out.

PANNELL: The Basic saying this last chapter was maybe one of the crucial painful. The crowds outdoors the gate and the lack of the 13 service members.

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6:46:39 p.m. Japanese

MUIR: Ian, the Basic talked about the Individuals left behind is now within the low a whole bunch. He stated there’ll nonetheless be efforts to get Individuals out. He additionally stated the efforts to get out Afghan allies will proceed. However, in fact, we all know the Taliban is again in management. How is that this going to work within the weeks, the months, and maybe the years to come back?

PANNELL: Yeah, that is proper. The Taliban is answerable for the nation. However from the presence of ISIS-Ok, we have seen them from the airport, they’ve issued a press release saying the Individuals have left, Afghanistan is unbiased. The sound of gunfire within the air. The U.N. calling for secure passage for Individuals and Afghans however few on the bottom consider they will honor that.

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6:48:04 p.m. Japanese

MUIR: One of many fundamental missions right here was to ensure Afghanistan was by no means a secure haven for terrorists once more and Martha, you and I took word of the Basic speaking in regards to the 2,000 ISIS terrorists now out of jail in that nation.

RADDATZ: Precisely, David. Laborious-core fighters. And the gear common McKenzie didn’t discuss is the billions of {dollars} of navy {hardware} deserted by the Afghan forces together with 600,000 arms, tens of hundreds of rockets, Humvees, these are all operational. And the U.S. continues to say that the Taliban is the enemy of ISIS however it was the Taliban that allow hundreds of ISIS prisoners free, so the menace from ISIS stays and Al Qaeda, as nicely, David.

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