Biden Ordered Unvetted Afghans Onto Planes Out of Kabul. Ignore Security, Pack Them in
The Afghan “refugee” suspected of raping of a young woman in Montana might well have been there on a direct order from President Joe Biden.
As the United States pulled out of Afghanistan in September, Biden personally told the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, to send unvetted Afghans to the United States, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) revealed yesterday.
During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hawley read an e-mail from Gregory Floyd, consul general at the embassy, which said to “err on the side of excess” and pack the planes until the fuselage rivets burst. The Missouri Republican revealed the e-mail during questions for committee witness Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy.
Kahl detailed the six categories of individuals Biden evacuated, the smallest group of whom were American citizens and embassy employees. Almost 85 percent were Afghans “at risk.”
Now those unvetted Afghans are causing problems. Aside from the rape suspect in Montana, Afghans planted at U.S. military bases have been accused of child molestion and domestic abuse. They also arrived with child brides.
Perhaps the most significant detail in the e-mail is the revelation that Kabul Joe himself ordered the willy-nilly evacuation of every Afghan with a sob story.
“President Biden phoned Ambassador Wilson with the following directive about who to clear to board evacuation flights,” Floyd wrote.
The order laid out three priorities:
1. Anyone with a valid form of ID should be given permission to go on a plane if the person plausibly falls into the categories we will evacuate U.S. citizens and [legal permanent residents] plus their immediate families, [local embassy staff] plus their immediate families, those entitled to an [Special Immigrant Visa], and Afghans at risk.
2. Families including women and children should be allowed through and held to fill out planes.
3. Total inflow to the U.S. must exceed the number of seats available. Err on the side of excess.
This guidance provides clear discretion and direction to fill seats and to provide special consideration for women and children when we have seats. I expect that C17 flight volume will increase.
Questions for Kahl
Kahl told Hawley he wasn’t familiar with the memorandum, but that officials managing the evacuation prioritized U.S. citizens, green-card holders, locally employed staff of the State and other departments, those with Special Immigration Visas, and “others with documents.”
But then came the deluge of Afghans:
But it was also the case as we were bringing forces in, we had excess capacity to bring people out. And so what the president was signaling was. if there were either clearly Afghans at risk that we can safely bring into the airport and get off the airfield, we should do that.
Hawley noted that the e-mail said “flights need to be filled out” and to “err on the side of excess.”
“We now know we have got major problems with vetting with people who were brought to this country,” Hawley said:
This email seems to indicate that the administration was saying ‘just fill up the planes … if they plausibly fall into a category, put ’em on a plane.
Though Kahl said “vetting was always foremost in our mind,” he confessed that vetting wasn’t done at the airport in Kabul. Rather, officials screened Afghans at “lily pads” in Qatar, Kuwait, and Germany.
He said “teams” from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection “would collect biometric information, fingerprints, etc., biographic information,” and that information would go through federal databases:
Only people who had cleared that vetting so that they didn’t have contacts with the Taliban or the Haqqanis or Al Qaeda or ISIS were to be manifested and brought to the United States. And people who required further processing were not brought to the United States.
The only Afghans interviewed in person were those on whom officials found derogatory information.
Hawley told Kahl that DHS had confessed that no in-person vetting was done anywhere, including the United States. Kahl contradicted that claim.
As for numbers, Kahl said the following were evacuated:
- About 2,000 embassy personnel
- 2,004 NATO citizens
- 5,530 Americans
- 3,335 third-country nationals
- 2,496 people with Special Immigrants Visas
- 44,874 on non U.S. aircraft
- 64,052 “at risk” Afghans
Kahl said 84 percent were Afghans “at risk of various kinds.”
Problems With “Refugees”
Thanks to Biden’s order, now Americans are at risk.
As The New American reported last week, cops in Missoula, Montana, have arrested a 20-year-old Afghan “refugee” in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman.
As well, such is the domestic violence and other problems with Afghan “refugees” at Fort McCoy that U.S. officials have deployed “gender and protection advisers” to stop it.
Federal prosecutors charged two Afghans there with serious crimes. A 20 year-old Afghan is accused of sexually abusing two boys; a 32-year-old is accused of strangling his wife.
U.S. immigration authorities have stopped two previously deported criminals who escaped on evacuation flights from entering the country. One was a rapist, the other a robber.
Published at Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:33:55 +0000