Psaki Claims Stranded Americans Are Safe In Afghanistan Because…

The problem here is the Biden Administration is making assumptions, and we just saw what happens when you assume with this whole evacuation process. The Biden Admin thinks that the Taliban is going to treat Americans well due to their want to join the global market… Psaki said as much during a recent press briefing.

Reporter: ” …first, on Afghanistan.  The President said that any additional evacuations will go through diplomatic channels and that the United States has leverage over the Taliban.  Can you tell us what those channels look like and what kind of leverage the United States has?”

MS. PSAKI:  “Absolutely.  Well, first, I would say — I would point you to the remarks that the Secretary of State provided last night.  But let me give you some highlights of that: We have enormous leverage over the Taliban, including access to the global marketplace; that’s not a small — it’s not a small piece of leverage. 

And in order to gain access to the global marketplace, we’re going to be watching closely, as will the global community.

I would note that yesterday, the U.N. Security Council also signed a — passed a resolution that made clear to what the expectation is, in terms of safe travel and evacuation — or departure, I should say, of individuals who want to leave Afghanistan.  And nearly half of the countries in the world have also signed on a sta- — to a statement making clear that is the expectation.

That’s the diplomatic side.  And the other diplomatic components that our Secretary of State will be focused on include establishing a presence in Doha — which is already underway — which is a place where we will be able to operate from, diplomatically, so we can have access with consular officers and diplomats who can engage with American citizens or others — our Afghan partners who want to depart.  We’re working to set that up now.

The other piece is engagement with the Taliban, which we’ll continue through our ongoing channels that we have with the Taliban on the diplomatic front… ”

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See the problem here is that China is already recognizing the Taliban as the new leaders and China may offer to be their gateway to the global market, which could spell disaster for the Americans stuck there. The truth is the Biden Admin screwed up and should have sent more troops in to ensure that all Americans exit safely, but I guess that would have made sense.

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