Impeccable timing by our incoherent Commander in Chief.
Only a few short months ago, basement Biden idiotically and inexplicably canceled a Trump-era program whose purpose was to help extract Americans from overseas in the event of a hostile takeover. The program is desperately needed right now to safely evacuate U.S. citizens trapped in Afghanistan, but Biden’s lust to cancel every Trump policy no matter how vital and effective was his first and seemingly only priority.
Interesting. Embarrassing timing to say the least. "The #Biden State Department moved in June to cancel a program overseeing the protection and evacuation of American citizens stationed overseas in the case of an emergency, just as the #Taliban was taking over #Afghanistan." https://t.co/FvV9TrPgVT
— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) August 18, 2021
The Biden State Department moved in June to cancel a program overseeing the protection and evacuation of American citizens stationed overseas in the case of an emergency, just as the Taliban was taking over Afghanistan, according to an internal State Department memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and multiple sources familiar with the matter.
The Biden State Department moved to dissolve the Trump-era crisis response program, according to an internal State Department memo and sources familiar with the matter. That memo, which was marked sensitive but unclassified and was signed by Deputy Secretary Brian McKeon, approved the “discontinuation of the establishment, and termination of, the Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau (CCR),” a new State Department entity created during the Trump administration to coordinate emergency response services overseas.
The CCR bureau was established late last year by then-secretary of state Mike Pompeo. In a notification sent to Congress in October and also obtained by the Free Beacon, the Trump administration said the new bureau would provide “aviation, logistics, and medical support capabilities for the Department’s operational bureaus, thereby enhancing the secretary’s ability to protect American citizens overseas in connection with overseas evacuations in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.”
BIG BREAKING: Biden State Dept Abolished Trump-Era Crisis Response Bureau Just Months Before the Taliban Took Afghanistan — The agency was meant to coordinate logistics in the case of an overseas emergency, like that unfolding in Kabul https://t.co/L5mZd6IsGC
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) August 18, 2021
The mind-boggling incompetence of this feckless administration defies logic and at the very least hints at a much darker, more sinister scenario than most Americans could even fathom. We reported Raheem Kassam’s deep dive here on Wednesday.