President Biden is being widely condemned for leaving at least 86 Americans stranded in Afghanistan while Taliban fighters take over the government and ISIS fighters comb the land for U.S. citizens.
But in addition to the billions in military equipment and the precious lives of American civilians left behind in the war-torn hellhole, the president has struck a nerve by offending dog-lovers around the nation.
He left even the military service dogs behind.
The heartrending turn-of-events first surfaced on Monday afternoon, as the deadline for withdrawing from Afghanistan eclipsed on Aug. 31 local time without the president fulfilling his pledge to get all Americans out or stay in country until that commitment was honored.
The military withdrawal was so poorly planned, and so hastily done, that military dogs still left in their cages behind closed gates were abandoned to die amidst the Taliban takeover.
The disturbing images were shared on social media, accompanied by widespread condemnation for the heartless act.
Joe Biden left hundreds (more likely thousands) of Americans behind in Afghanistan & even left behind the service dogs who could have flown in the cargo section of the plane.
At some point you realize the cruelty is the point. pic.twitter.com/btcMh02ll7
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) August 30, 2021
And finally the petty cruelty and venal heartlessness of this wretched administration captured in one terrible photo.
Our helpless service dogs, caged and abandoned at the Kabul airport, left to starve to death.
I loathe Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/M9yRHIorjI
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 31, 2021
We left behind service dogs in Afghanistan at the Kabul Airport.
I’m visibly angry about this. pic.twitter.com/XiSAkxz5o2
— JD Sharp (@imjdsharp) August 30, 2021
These are service members Biden left behind. Dogs are considered unclean in Islam. What do you think will happen to them? https://t.co/wux42Yk7jl
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 30, 2021
First Biden’s dog goes around biting everyone then he takes it out on the military service dogs by leaving them in Afghanistan??? Biden is a real sick fuck.
— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) August 31, 2021
Reports that Biden left the service dogs behind.
Where is @peta??
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 31, 2021
Biden left American citizens stranded, $85 billion worth of military equipment, and even dozens of US service dogs to die in Afghanistan
But at least there’s no more mean tweets, right?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 30, 2021
In the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, Joe Biden not only left Americans stranded, but also military dogs.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) August 31, 2021
This is my dog. She never left my side when I went through Stage 3 chemo treatment 6 times.
Joe Biden’s White House is filled with heartless people for leaving service dogs behind. pic.twitter.com/hOlm9LeWKv
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 31, 2021
An animal rights group released a statement on Monday blasting the Biden administration for the faithful canines’ “death sentence,” as was reported by The Daily Caller.
The American government is pulling out of #Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies. We stand ready to bring them home! Read our CEO @RobinGanzert‘s full statement: https://t.co/IKhBkm4B7a pic.twitter.com/ItFlthDTAi
— American Humane (@AmericanHumane) August 30, 2021
“These brave dogs do the same dangerous, lifesaving work as our military working dogs, and deserved a far better fate than the one to which they have been condemned,” the statement issued by American Humane read.
“The American government is pulling out of Kabul and leaving behind brave U.S. military contract working dogs to be tortured and killed at the hand of our enemies,” American Humane said. “We stand ready to bring them home!”
As reported at Becker News earlier, the State Department has been issuing back-channel orders for private extraction and humanitarian aid flights to be shut down. The State Department’s order has been confirmed by further reporting on Tuesday, even as 86 Americans are desperately seeking a way out of the country.
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