Americans were shocked last year by the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan which ended with the deaths of 13 service personnel.
Adding to the horror are new claims that a U.S. Army colonel sent “busloads” of Afghan allies and American citizens to be killed by the Taliban.
“They go back into Kabul”
According to The Daily Wire, that allegation came from former U.S. Army Ranger and MMA fighter Tim Kennedy in a new Amazon Prime Video documentary called Send Me.
The documentary features military veterans who volunteered to assist with evacuations as Taliban forces were overrunning the country.
Kennedy said the incident took place on Aug. 25, 2021, after members of his team drove four buses full of Christians, Afghan allies, and American citizens to Kabul’s airport.
The former Ranger asserted that an unnamed colonel refused to allow the passengers to board an airplane on the grounds that their documents might have been fake.
“No, I don’t care who they are, those people get back on those buses and they go back into Kabul. Get em off this base,” Kennedy quoted him as saying.
“There’s not enough capacity in my soul to be able to mourn four busloads of people that are about to die because the time spend (sic) on anguish and mourning could have been spent saving other people,” Kennedy recalled thinking.
“Some of those people are children”
Another member of the team was former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux, who said that the colonel had “essentially just killed” the group as their entry into the airport had been noted by Taliban fighters.
“Whoever just made the decision to turn this bus around essentially just killed – just murdered – these people. And by the way, some of those people are children,” Robichaux said.
“And some of these people were women. But some of these people are Americans, that we just sent back to the Taliban,” he continued.
“So many lives were lost,” Kennedy told Fox News last week. “Today is the anniversary of 13 Americans. Hundreds of Afghans were killed at that gate — a terrorist attack during the evacuation, one of the most poorly planned strategic evacuations in American history.”