The Biden administration recently admitted that thousands of Americans were left behind in Afghanistan. To add insult to injury, Biden also handed the country over to Taliban terrorists, armed with millions of dollars’ worth of US weapons.
Now, the Biden regime is warning Americans in Ethiopia that they will be on their own if civil war escalates.
Joe Biden’s State Department made a shocking announcement this weekend that it would not be able to perform basic functions such as evacuating Americans from Ethiopia, an increasingly war-torn nation in Africa. This news will bring back the memories of Americans who were left behind in Afghanistan to the American people’s minds.
Months prior to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Trump-era plans for a Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau were cancelled by the Biden State Dept. Critics claim that this cancellation was simply a partisan attempt to stop Trump-era plans starting with the start of the Biden government.
This behavior cost Afghan lives and could again do so in Ethiopia as rebel forces move on Addis Ababa.
Official State Department guidance advised Americans in Ethiopia to flee the country as soon as possible, as of Saturday morning. The State Department issued a further warning to those who were left behind: “Although commercial flights are still available, we can’t predict when demand will exceed capacity.”
Fighting in the once stable country of 115 million people is a test of Biden’s “diplomacy before foreign policy” approach. These results show how limited America’s nonmilitary tools are when it comes to ending foreign conflicts. This is especially true when a U.S. Army role isn’t realistic and wouldn’t necessarily help.
According to a State Department official, the Biden administration’s policy is in direct contradiction of the fact that all parties to the conflict, Abiy included, seem “rigid and unmovable.” The ultimate responsibility for ending the civil war and the humanitarian catastrophe it has created falls on the Ethiopians, and not the United States.
Yet, Biden’s aides insist on ceasefires and peace negotiations despite abundant evidence that the conflicting parties do not buy the U.S. claim that there is “no military resolution” to the conflict.
The State Department’s top priority has been to ensure the safety of its staff and other Americans involved in conflict situations.
Ethiopia is Africa’s largest country and the United States has had close diplomatic and trade relations with it for many decades.
Over the last decade, Ethiopia has received around half a million dollars in taxpayer money. This is just direct assistance.
This August, President Trump spoke out about Biden’s plans for cancelling the Contingency and Crisis Bureau that was designed to help Americans flee war-torn countries. He said: “Canceling the successful Trump Administration program prior to the withdrawal that would allow tens to thousands of Americans to reach home is beyond shameful. Biden’s execution and withdrawal are perhaps the most embarrassing events in American history, as both a military and humanitarian operation.
Biden’s State Department lied for months about the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan. Many face certain death should they fall in to hands of the Taliban.
Jim Hoft, founder and editor of The Gateway Pundit, summed up the situation in Ethiopia by saying, “You are on your own under this administration.”