President Joe Biden’s horrible mishandling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan resulted in hundreds of U.S. citizens and thousands of Afghan allies and visa holders being left behind under Taliban rule — and it seems the State Department is doing little to help them.
According to The Daily Wire, one U.S. citizen who remains stranded with her family in Kabul told Fox News this week that the Biden State Department has done next to nothing to assist her as she attempts to flee Taliban rule. Worse still, the woman says 18 of her family members in Afghanistan were killed in a suicide bombing that rocked the airport in Kabul as U.S. forces were completing their withdrawal last month.
American trapped in Afghanistan
The woman, known only as “Julie” in order to protect her real identity, shared her emotional tale with Fox News host Dana Perino on Friday.
There, she was joined by Jennifer Wilson, the COO of Army Week Association who also works with Project Dynamo, an organization working to provide aid to Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
Perino asked Julie, who has been an American citizen for 16 years, what she had been told to do by the State Department. “I’m not doing,” she replied, according to Fox. “I’m just sitting on a hill. You know, they broke me… [The United States] broke me because I’m [a] U.S. citizen,” she added.
“And first…you know, I’ve been through a lot of — very bad in my life,” Julie continued, through tears, according to Fox. “I just come to get married here, to have life with my family and get back there. [Then] the Taliban come in and everything is changing, and make my life as — I basically don’t die, but I [am] still alive. I don’t know.”
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“Sorry, we can’t do anything”
Julie says she’s lost hope in the State Department, and is instead banking on Wilson being able to help her escape.
“Jen is the best lifeline for me because the State [Department], I call[ed] them so many times. I email them, they just take the phone, they say, ‘I’m sorry, we can’t do anything for you.’ And that is the answer,” the woman told Perino. “And I said ‘what’s going on with you guys? I’m a U.S. citizen… I just lose a lot of family and—”
As Julie struggled through tears, Wilson clarified: “What she’s not able to tell you at the moment is she went back to get married.”
Wilson added: “And she got the letter from the U.S. Embassy telling her and her family that they could get into [Hamid Karzai International Airport] back when it was still open. And they went there and 18 members of her family were killed in the bombing.”
According to Fox, Wilson said Julie has two teenage sons back in the states. Sadly, Wilson’s organization can reportedly only get Julie and her daughter, also in Afghanistan, back to the states, as Julie’s other family members are said to be missing the necessary documentation.