The Taliban are in charge of a hostage situation and they know it. “Uh uh. You aren’t going anywhere,” they tell the Americans and their terrified allies. Stand over there until we decide about shooting you later. Cooperate, or we’ll go ahead and shoot you now. Their theocracy is in charge, not Joe Biden. He can’t save you.
STUCK ON PLANES: @RepMcCaul says Americans and Afghan interpreters have been held hostage by the Taliban for days at the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport in Afghanistan. #FoxNewsSunday pic.twitter.com/2gJfxNTIfJ
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Americans held hostage
“The Taliban is basically holding them hostage to get more out of the Americans,” Texas conservative lawmaker Michael McCaul reveals.
Multiple planes “are ready to take American citizens and green card holders out of the country” but the evacuees “are being denied permission to leave by the Taliban.” Antony Blinken and the Palace Ministry of State are hoping they might be able to buy them back.
The Taliban waited until “between 600 and 1200 people — including 19 American citizens and two permanent residents,” were packed up and ready to go. Now, they are being held hostage. Herded like goats into Mazar Sharif Airport. We all know what the Taliban like to do with goats.
Several sources on the ground in Afghanistan reportedly confirm that the airlift planes “have permission to land in Qatar” if and when “the Taliban agrees to takeoff.”
According to witnesses, they supplied two of the planes “that have been waiting for six days.” The problem is that the “planes are not currently loaded.” The passengers are being held hostage nearby.
There isn’t much that Joe Biden can do because all the soldiers bugged out days ago. “Since we pulled out, “zero” of our “Afghan allies have gotten out since the Taliban was in complete control.”
Cash or legitimacy
As McCaul explained to Chris Wallace, “we have six airplanes at Mazar Sharif Airport, six airplanes with American citizens on them as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now.”
The State Department “has cleared these flights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport. So, I’m sorry, the answer to your question is zero. And that’s my concern is they’re going to demand more and more, whether it be cash or legitimacy as the government of Afghanistan.”
Lawmakers are convinced from what they’re hearing that the planes aren’t being allowed to leave “because the Taliban want something in exchange.”
"The Taliban is basically holding them hostage to get more out of the Americans," a senior congressional source told CBS News. 3/
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“This is really, Chris, turning into a hostage situation where they’re not going to allow American citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America.
The palace sent Zalmay Khalilzad, who’s their “special envoy” to meet with the Taliban. “They’re in talks right now,” McCaul thinks. “I worry his recommendation to the administration will be to recognize the Taliban as the official government of the United States, a Taliban organization that is a terrorist organization.”
They think all they have to do is take some U.S. citizens hostage and Biden will collapse like a cheap lawn chair. They’re probably right too. The big question is how long it will take. The Vegas odds say not long because as soon as some Special ISIS-K extremist decides to drag someone out the door and cap them for effect, it will cause instant and total palace collapse.