This is what happens when an operation is not carried out in an organized and prudent manner.
“The majority of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul in last month’s emergency evacuation weren’t vetted before getting on the planes, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told senators on Tuesday,” according to The Washington Times. [emphasis added]
“Mr. Blinken said they were too pressed to clear the crush of people at the airport and keep the runway open, and had to put off the vetting until later — but he insisted those checks were done. [emphasis added]
“‘Before they got on airplanes, certainly most of them were not,’ he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ‘That is exactly why we established transit points through negotiations with those countries to make sure before anyone came to the United States they would be vetted by different law enforcement and security agencies.’ [emphasis added]
“Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, was stunned: ‘So, who were you letting on the planes? Anybody that showed up?’
“According to Mr. Blinken, that wasn’t too far off at first.” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to The Washington Times.
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 14, 2021