Do We Have Our First Hostage Situation with the Taliban?

We’ve expected the Taliban to keep their word. We’ve expected a group of terrorists to allow Americans and Afghans out of the country. Yet, we’re now surprised when they go back on it all.

There’s a lot of news about Afghanistan and the peace brokerage happening. The United Nations has stepped in to ensure that the Taliban will allow humanitarian aid to get to the Afghans in need.

However, there’s one story that seems to be missing out of most of the news outlets.

There’s a hostage situation that’s been going on for a few days now.

Several planes have been held up in Mazar-i-Sharif. On these planes are Americans who are looking to fly out. Yet, the Taliban hasn’t allowed them to do so.

Wait a second…they said that they wouldn’t interfere with any Americans or Afghans who wanted to leave the country. It’s not even a month in and they’re going back on their word.

Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) has identified it as a hostage situation. Why? The Taliban want to get things out of the U.S. before they let the flights go. That is the very definition of a hostage situation – and that means that we cannot assume that the Taliban will keep their word on anything that they have agreed to.

The liberals are doing their best to keep this out of the news. The stalemate has already been going on for close to a week. If word gets out that this is happening, it will only make Biden look weaker than he already is.

After all, the Biden administration is letting this happen. We’re letting the Taliban lie to us. We’re letting the Taliban hold Americans as hostages.

How many Americans are we talking about? Well, that’s a good question. The first report was that it was 19 Americans. However, new reports say that it could be over 100.

What’s crazy is that President Biden ordered that we leave Afghanistan without truly knowing how many Americans we were leaving behind.

More and more flights are being held hostage – and this includes several flights that were chartered by a charity associated with Glenn Beck.

Isn’t it crazy that we’re hearing that up to 142 Americans could be looking to fly out of Afghanistan? It means that the Biden administration has been caught in a bald-faced lie. They said that there were only about 100 Americans stranded in Afghanistan. They didn’t have contact with “all” of the Americans outside of Kabul. It was all just lip service to make us feel better about flying out of Afghanistan with no plans to re-enter the country.

Of course, many non-government organizations on the ground aren’t calling it a hostage situation. Why? That would make the Biden administration look bad. However, they’re not offering any kind of other answers.

The reality is this. The Taliban is asking for things in order to let the planes leave. And, no planes have left in over six days.

That sounds like a hostage situation.

The State Department issued a statement that is utterly pathetic. “We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace – whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region.”

Well, that’s great. So, the Biden administration doesn’t sound like they’re going to do anything. We’re right back to where we started – the Taliban is taking advantage of us and our president is too weak to do anything about it.