Trump says terrorists 'absolutely' airlifted from Afghanistan in US evacuation

The former president, during the interview, called the Biden administration’s effort to resettle Afghan alliesincredible.

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There has never been a war — win, lose or draw — and you bring everybody into your country,” Trump gesê. “That’s a lot of people, and at a tremendous cost already—they’re talking about billions and billions of dollars.

Die Biden-administrasie, last month ahead of its Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all military assets from Afghanistan, airlifted more than 124,000 individuals from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Biden administration officials said that included approximately 6,000 American citizens.

Since the withdrawal, the Biden administration has said its mission has shifted from a military mission to a “diplomatiek” one and it is committed to continuing to evacuate Americans left behind, as well as Afghan allies, some with pending Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), who aided the U.S. military throughout the war.

But Trump warned that the individuals that the Biden administration are resettling in the U.S. could pose a risk to national security.

The people they are resettling — it’s the worst. There was no vetting,” Trump gesê. “And it is probably a tough group of people, because they were able to get on the plane, so they were aggressive.

DOZENS OF AFGHAN EVACUEES FLAGGED BY DHS AS POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS

“Wat beteken dit? Does that mean you have terrorists there?” Trump asked. “Absolutely you do.

Op hierdie punt, the Department of Homeland Security has flagged 44 Afghan evacuees as potential national security threats to the United States, according to a report by the Washington Post last week.

Also last week, senior U.S. officials told Fox News that Camp Bondsteel, 'n Amerikaanse. military base in Kosovo, will temporarily house Afghan refugees who don’t pass the initial round of vetting. Those officials told Fox News that several refugees have already been sent to that base but said it was unclear what the next steps would be for those who failed the initial security screening — including whether they will be sent back to the now-Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

US SENDING ANY AFGHANS FLAGGED FOR CRIMINAL OR TERROR TIES TO KOSOVO, BEAMPTES SE

Die wit Huis, wel, said intelligence and counterterrorism officials wereworking around the clock” aan “vet all Afghansbefore allowing them to enter the United States by using a screening process involvingbiometric and biographic security reviews conducted by our intelligence, wetstoepassing, and counterterrorism professionals.

The White House said those with SIVs and vulnerable Afghans were flown to third countries in Europe and Asia that had agreed toserve as transit hubsbefore undergoingrobust security screening and flying to the U.S.

You took some very bad people onto those planes and distributed them all over the world — with all of them coming to the United States, because the rest of the world is not going to take them,” Trump continued. “The rest of the world is going to deliver them to the United States and ask for a lot of money for helping us out, maar, jy weet, its a never-ending thing.

The former president called it a “moeilike situasie” but underscored thatno war has ever taken the people of a country where there was the war, and moved them into their country.

Intussen, in addition to security concerns, the White House announced Friday that it has temporarily suspended flights bringing Afghan refugees into the country due to a measles concern.

‘Operation Allies Welcome’ flights into the United States have been temporarily paused at the request of the [Centers for Disease Control] and out of an abundance of caution because of four diagnosed cases of measles among Afghans who recently arrived in the United States,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

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She said that individuals are being quarantined and that the CDC has begun full contact tracing. Daarbenewens, all arriving Afghans are required to have a measles vaccination as a condition of entry into the U.S.

The Associated Press had previously reported thathealth safety concernshad shut down flights out of Qatar and Germany. There are nearly 10,000 evacuees at the U.S. military base in Ramstein, Duitsland.

Vanaf verlede week, DHS said approximately 60,000 Afghans have arrived in the U.S. since mid-August.

Associated Press het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.

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