Wednesday, September 8, 2021

State Department Trying to Steal Credit for Saving Four Americans From Afghanistan, Rescue Team Claims; Army Vet Behind Afghan Evacuation Mission Says State Department Provided Little Help

State Department trying to steal credit for saving four Americans from Afghanistan, rescue team claims:
The Department of State stated on Monday that they had helped four Americans escape from Afghanistan , a claim the rescue team of the Americans responsible for the evacuation says is a lie.
Florida congressional candidate and former Army veteran Cory Mills said that he worked with a group of Army veterans to help the four Americans, a woman named Mariam and her three children, get out of Afghanistan and back home to the United States. Mills blasted the State Department for a statement released Monday implying that the evacuation had support from U.S. officials and that the Taliban permitted the operation, according to Fox News.
"This is an attempt to save face by the administration for the Americans they left behind," Mills told the outlet. "This is a woman with three children from age 15 all the way down to 2-years-old. And they did nothing to try to expedite this … But at the very last minute you have these ‘senior officials’ at the State Department trying to claim credit for this like, ‘Oh yeah, look what we've done.'"--->READ MORE HERE
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Army vet behind Afghan evacuation mission says State Department provided little help
The U.S. Army veteran who organized Monday’s overland evacuation of four U.S. citizens from Afghanistan to a neighboring country said the State Department played only a small role in the effort and is exaggerating its involvement to “save face” for the Biden administration.
Cory Mills told Fox News on Monday that he and a private team of military veterans led the effort to evacuate an American mother, Mariam, and her three children who had been left behind as the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of August.
Mr. Mills said his team worked for weeks to help Mariam escape, first attempting to place her and her children on a U.S. government flight from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul where they were refused admission multiple times. The team then attempted to secure a private charter flight from Mazar-i-Sharif but said the planes were not cleared for takeoff.
Mr. Mills then settled on an overland evacuation plan, which his team carried out on Monday.
Throughout the ordeal, Mr. Mills, a recipient of the Bronze Star who served in the Defense Department during the Trump administration and is running as a Republican for a Florida House seat in November, told Fox News that the State Department provided little assistance. --->READ MORE HERE
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