Following the evacuation of U.S. Embassy staff and their families, thousands of American citizens were left behind in Sudan as fighting broke out.
According to the Daily Caller, the Biden administration informed the 16,000 citizens they left behind that they would not be evacuated, even though other nations are trying to evacuate theirs. U.S. citizens will have to fend for themselves. Press Secretary Karine Jean–Pierre stated at a press conference that it is not their standard procedure to evacuate American citizens living abroad. Her statement contrasts sharply with the wholesale evacuation of Afghanistan that followed the U.S. disengagement from the country.
Biden’s administration boasted of having “executed the largest airlift in U.S. history” despite its failure to rescue all American citizens and allied partners from Taliban rule. An analysis of the failed withdrawal, released recently, primarily blamed Donald Trump’s administration; White House officials stated that they now prioritize earlier evacuations when confronted with a deteriorating security situation.
Jake Sullivan, the national security advisor, appeared to disprove Jean-Pierre’s claim regarding the Sudanese evacuation. Even though no American personnel was on the ground, he said the administration supervised overland evacuations.
As a result of violence between two Sudanese militant factions in April, the State Department issued a Level 4 travel warning. The situation was described as “violent, volatile, and highly unpredictable,”, especially in the capital city of Suden, Khartoum.
In a statement, Biden reaffirmed his commitment to the Sudanese people and their future but suspended operations in the country temporarily.
In a press release on Wednesday, Biden stated that the United States military extracted U.S. government personnel from Khartoum on his orders. Biden said he was grateful for the unmatched skill of U.S. service members who successfully brought them to safety.
One of the only nations not making any attempts to rescue its citizens is the United States. The German military rescued over 400 people via helicopter, Italian C-130s airlifted around 200 people from the Khartoum airport, and the Japanese government evacuated 45 citizens via military transport.
Even worst, it is conceivable that the U.S. government’s estimate of nearly 16,000 Americans living in Sudan is outmoded and that the actual number is much higher. As Commander in Chief, Biden clearly does not understand one of the most memorable slogans of the armed forces “No man left behind,” or perhaps he does, and U.S. civilian lives do not matter.
Embassy personnel are no longer providing services to stranded citizens.
Due to the roadblocks erected by warring factions, it is unclear how to leave the country. The airport in the nation’s capital is no longer accessible to civil aviation.
The State Department warned Americans of the dangers of travel and advised them to remain in position, preventing their escape. Sudanese officials estimate that nearly 400 individuals, including one American, were slain in the first week of fighting.
Biden official confirmed that he is seeking another term on Tuesday. As Commander in Chief, he is willing to leave thousands of U.S. citizens to fend for themselves. Why would anyone want another four years of an unethical president who see nothing wrong with leaving citizens to fend for themselves in a war-torn country?