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US lives have zero value to the US government, because they continue to import so many foreign workers, both legal and illegal, to replace us. If you think that the US government cares about Americans, you need to look at what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina should have been your wake up call. They couldn’t even bother to extract people from New Orleans. Extracting people from Afghanistan is more complicated.

And, in particular, the Biden Administration seems to only love illegal drug traffickers, such as those they are allowing to run freely across the US border and the Taliban. The Taliban appear to be nothing but a drug cartel with beards.

If you go abroad you had better get some sort of private insurance that will assure that you are airlifted out in an emergency.

GEN. MILLEY: Well, two things. One is State Department, as you know, as I’ve said, is working with the Taliban to facilitate safe passage of American citizens, U.S. passport holders, to the airport. And that’s the primary means, and under the current conditions, that’s the primary effort. We have the capability to do other things if necessary.

Q: Well, can I ask you what that means? Because you also said there were international Special Forces there that have the capability to extract. And those words suggest very clearly, in the military realm, you would go get people.

GEN. MILLEY: Well, that would be a policy decision. And if directed, we have capabilities that can execute whatever we’re directed.

Q: Thank you.

SEC. AUSTIN: And I would draw a distinction between extracting someone in extremis condition or circumstance versus going out and collecting up large numbers of American citizens.

Q: Do you have the capability to go out and collect Americans?

SEC. AUSTIN: We don’t have the capability to go out and collect up large numbers of people.” Entire transcript is here: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Transcripts/Transcript/Article/2738086/secretary-of-defense-austin-and-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff-gen-mille/

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kabul (August 18, 2021) Home | News & Events | Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kabul (August 18, 2021)
Location: Kabul
U.S. government-provided flights are departing.  U.S. citizens, LPRs, and their spouses and unmarried children (under age 21) should consider travelling to Hamid Karzai International Airport. You should plan to enter the airport at Camp Sullivan.  From the HKIA Airport South Traffic Circle, head east for 1km and turn right on to Camp Sullivan.   Please note that gates may change frequently and that we will provide updates as necessary. 

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*  For emergencies, call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S. Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (overseas) or KabulACS@state.gov.

Eligibility Requirements:
* U.S. Citizenship or proof of LPR status with documents:  The U.S. Embassy will prioritize U.S. citizens and LPRs and their spouses and unmarried children (under age 21).  All intending passengers should bring identity documentation to the best of their ability (U.S. passport, LPR card, even if expired).
* U.S. Citizenship or proof of LPR status without documents:  We will help those without U.S. documents as described above to the best of our ability.    

Please be advised that a significant number of individuals have registered and space on these flights is available on a first come, first serve basis.  You may be required to wait at the airport for a significant amount of time until space is available.

The security situation in Kabul continues to change quickly, including at the airport. U.S. citizens seeking assistance to depart the country should complete this Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group. Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan who are awaiting immigrant visas should also complete this form if they wish to depart. Please do so as soon as possible. Please do so only once. You must complete this form even if you’ve previously submitted your information to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul by another means. This form is the only way to communicate interest in flight options. We will notify you directly by email based on your registration as soon as departure options become available.

Do not call the U.S. Embassy in Kabul for details or updates about the flight. Do not travel to the airport until you have been informed by email that departure options exist. We will continue to provide periodic updates to this message.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO PETS ALLOWED AND THAT ONLY INDIVIDUALS MEETING THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER.  ONLY ONE PIECE OF HAND LUGGAGE WILL BE ALLOWED PER PERSON, IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE”. By U.S. Embassy in Kabul | 18 August, 2021 | Topics: Alert” https://af.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-embassy-kabul-august-18-2021/ [Link to Repatriation assistance request form is at the above embassy link. Updates at link and/or at the twitter feed, below.]