A terrified American has been trapped in Afghanistan, and they recently broke down on live T.V. trying to get the president to help them. Here is more on the story:
There is a gut-wrenching reality present in the world today, especially when you are an American citizen who has been stuck overseas in an area that has normally been controlled by the Taliban.
This reality was brought home very vividly when there was a woman trying to flee the country who was sharing her story on Fox News.
Jennifer Wilson is the COO of a nonprofit entitled Army Week Association, and they work with another group called Project Dynamo to rescue these Americans trapped in Afghanistan. She joined Fox News’ Dana Perino on “America’s Newsroom” along with the woman in question, whose name was later given as “Julie.”
“I’m not doing, I’m just sitting,” she said. “They broke me, you know, the United States broke me because I’m a U.S. citizen,” she continued.
“I’ve been through a lot of,” the woman started on her talk until there was an eruption of tears from a flood of misery cascading down that halted her words, “….very bad in her life.”
“I just come to get married here to have life with my family and get back there,” she said.
But it didn’t take long for the Taliban takeover to erupt, and she said that was when the State Department totally abandoned her.
“Basically, I’m dying,” she said as time continues to go by and she continues to be trapped.
“I call them so many times. I email them. They just take the phone. They say, ‘I’m sorry we can’t do anything for you,’ and that is the answer,” she said.
“And I said, ‘What’s going on with you guys? I’m a U.S. citizen,’” she said, adding that, “And I just lose a lot of family here.”
It wasn’t long before “Julie” could no longer speak because of her tears, and that is when correspondent Wilson took over and began speaking on her behalf.
“What she is not able to tell you at the moment is, she went back to get married. She got the letter from the U.S. Embassy telling her and her family they could get into [Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport] back when it was still open, and they went there and 18 members of her family were killed in the bombing,” Wilson said, and this is where he was referring to the August 26th suicide bombing attack that had killed not only an estimated 170 Afghans, but 13 U.S. service members.
Wilson also described the fact that she “currently has only her and her daughters that hold U.S. passports” and that his Project Dynamo is the only entity that would be able to safely bring her out of the country.
“I had to have a conversation with her. Do you want to leave with your daughter and leave the rest of your family because I can’t get them out right now. All I can get out is you and your daughter because you hold the right passport,” Wilson said. according to Fox.
“She will tell you just, all she has left is who is left in her family from the bombing. She can’t leave them. I could not make that decision with a member of any of my family,” she said.
“Being faced with that after losing 18 family members two weeks ago. I am not smart enough and I don’t have the emotional intelligence to know what she is going through,” Wilson said.
Wilson said that she can evacuate “Americans and NATO passport holders. So, my call list is about 500 Americans, NATO and their family members.”
“It was in those vetting calls that I found Julie. I called up, basically just to say ‘are you an American?’ She told me her story and it broke me,” Wilson said, according to Fox News.
“It hit different. I have been doing this for four weeks. I have not felt like that yet. It was awful,” Wilson said of this terrified American.
Another terrified American, and yet another thing that this inept president has botched.