Chief Correspondent for Sky News Stuart Ramsay reports that “this is the worst day by far” at the Kabul airport. He calls the scene “utterly horrendous” and says even seasoned soldiers are saying it’s the worst thing they’ve ever seen.
Ramsay reports people are dying at the airport and that things are critical. He says he doesn’t see how this will end until they close the gates and say no more. This is in line with what an American trapped in Afghanistan said would be the solution to the crushing crowds (see below)
ABC News’ Phil Lipof interviewed David Fox; an American stuck in Kabul with his wife and toddler son. He tried going to the airport and tried getting through the crowds but had no success—a frightening ordeal with his 21-month old son and wife.
He says he plans on waiting until “commercial” flights begin again because the evacuation flights have attracted Afghans who believe they can eventually obtain American citizenship if they can get onto a flight.
He shows a document that the U.S. Embassy consular services department sent to assist Americans and eligible Afghans claiming Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) status. The document looks exactly like an approved VISA document, except there is no name or serial number, making the document easy to copy.
Was this on purpose or a dimwitted move by the State Department?
The State Department has caused the stampede on the airport with their dimwitted piece of paper with no name or number. Americans are still stranded and in danger, because the Taliban is now going door-to-door searching for enemies.