The top-ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said that the Taliban terrorist group will not allow Americans to leave from an airport in the northern part of Afghanistan, while the White House chief of staff estimated that about 100 Americans still remain in the country.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said that six airplanes carrying Americans and Afghans are sitting at the Mazar-i-Sharif airport in Afghanistan but cannot depart because the Taliban is “holding them hostage for demands.”

“In fact we have six airplanes at Mazar-i-Sharif airport, six airplanes, with American citizens on them, as I speak, also with these interpreters, and the Taliban is holding them hostage for demands right now,” McCaul told Fox News on Sunday. The Department of State “has cleared these flights, and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport,” he added.

The top Republican lawmaker did not elaborate the specific demands the Taliban have made to the United States, but he said it is “turning into a hostage situation” and said the Taliban “will not gonna American citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America.”

“Well, they are not clearing airplanes to depart. They’ve sat at the airport for the last couple days, these planes, and they’re not allowed to leave,” McCaul said. “We know the reason why is because the Taliban want something in exchange.”

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  • Nothing a platoon of Rangers can't fix. What are we waiting for. Biden ? We have got to become more activist about this. Can't wauit for the Whitehouse and the suits in the Pentagon to do anything about this.

  • Why isn't the media on top of this?,that is why there ratings are in the garbage 

    • The media? What media? There are some conservative media that are on top of it, BUT unfortunatly Media like Fox brings on too many liberal Communists that argue in favor of the xiden administration.  Don't get me wrong there are a lot of good conservatives on Fox BUT.... well YOU know who the anti Americans are!




  • This is BS, we can blow the taliban to hell and back and should.

    • Exactly...

      This entire event was stagged to take away the public focus on all the revelations regarding election fraud.... too, control the narrative. The Biden Administration is willing to allow hundreds if not thousands of US Citizens to be murdered by the Taliban to control the narrative and too, throw out 20yrs of support for the legitimate Afghan government.  Too, destabilize the region giving China the leverage needed to negotiate coerced power-sharing and trade agreements with the regional governments.

    • You are a wise man Col.


  • simple fix; about 30 F-15s fully loaded to fly top cover and take off!!!!!!!

    • will not work... simple small arms fire can destroy commercial aircraft... it will take a ground force to secure the area from direct fire weapons to enable the safe take off of the commercial aircraft.  There is also the very real possibility that the hostages are held in fully fueled aircraft and the threat of turning them into an inferno is very real.  Biden's piss poor plan set this up and the blood of thousands is on his hands.

  • Large flyby at 200 feet at Mach 1 should wake them up!

    • Airpower has its limits and the rescue of hostages is one of them... they are more likely to hit hostages as the enemy given how the Taliban deploy and use hostages as shields.   

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