Source: Jim Hoft
Now we know why the media was ignoring this story.
The Taliban is holding the planes filled with Americans HOSTAGE in Northern Afghanistan!
As reported earlier, several retired Special Forces and US Veterans traveled to Afghanistan to rescue and bring the people Americans home that Joe Biden left stranded.
The American heroes reportedly have 6 chartered airplanes (four 737s and two others) on the Tarmac in northern Afghanistan with the people rescued and can’t get the administration’s help.
The planes cannot take off unless the Taliban clears them which can easily be handled with a telephone call. Our heroes and the people they rescued are sitting ducks, hostages of the Taliban, who operate the airport at Mazar-i-Sharif. It’s only a matter of time before they’re targeted. The Taliban want recognition from the US gov’t, in order to receive a lot of money.
But much has transpired over the past few hours that will now force the media to report on this huge story.
Congressman Michael McCaul joined Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday this morning. Rep. McCaul says the planes will not be allowed to leave until the US recognizes the Taliban terrorists as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
Rep. McCaul is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Finally, the State Department is letting out that it’s all true and it’s a hostage-ransom situation. Several news outlets are finally reporting on Biden’s latest nightmare situation. There is great suspicion that the media knew and kept quiet for the Biden gang.
Conservative Treehouse has more.
From our previous reporting earlier today.
Emily Miller is in direct contact and has the information on her substack page.
Dave and I have been talking daily about the Americans waiting in the airport for those planes to get permission to leave. I told Dave yesterday that the planes weren’t moving (read Friday update), and he thought they would. This is what he texted me today:
Well, your guy was right. We kept getting told we would fly out today but they just told us definitely not. Planning for resumption of flights tomorrow or Sunday. Taliban cooperating.
I asked Dave about the people waiting for seven days in the airport:
The waiting is horrible. And no one is being told anything. And the conditions are terrible. Sleeping on hard floors and people are hungry.
But, you know, Taliban are actually cooperating. The only ones they are giving a hard time to are former Afghan govt leadership. Day before yesterday they came in and arrested a former official. But everyone else they have left alone.
Sam in Project Exodus still says the planes aren’t leaving because the airline hasn’t gotten documents from the State Department for destination airfield. “I’ve been told things are stalled,” he texted me tonight.
We both hope Dan is right, and we’re wrong. Dan texted this:
There is no way they are not letting these people leave. They have no reason to detain them (other than money and negotiating leverage).
Kevin Moncla has more.
These heroes have the people, four Boeing 737s and two Airbus 343s on the tarmac at Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport, but they cannot take off. The Taliban now controls the airspace and they have to grant permission before the planes can depart. Neighboring countries must also provide clearance to allow flights through their airspace.
President Biden could easily negotiate the necessary authorizations with the Taliban but despite 3 days trying to get the White House to help, these veterans have been ignored. As if leaving Americans and Afghanis behind wasn’t bad enough, the administration is now effectively abandoning those who are putting their lives in danger to bring our people home.
The bottom line is that we have people stranded there and could be killed at any time. Our government has already failed in its most basic and fundamental responsibility to protect Americans. We must demand they do whatever it takes to get our people to safety NOW! Anything less is unacceptable.