It was one of the first major scandals of the Biden administration: the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, and America’s reaction to the situation.
In the months to follow, the White House would be blamed for being unprepared to evacuate U.S. citizens, and badly botching the entire military process. The fiasco resulted in one of the first blows to Biden’s approval rating.
Now, we’re learning that the evacuation issue extends beyond Americans — and it’s an issue many were concerned about from the get-go.
The U.S. didn’t merely attempt to get its own citizens out of Afghanistan; they also tried to rescue innocent Afghans from the Taliban. This meant resettling thousands of Afghan citizens in America.
However, because it had to be done so quickly, many were concerned that these Afghans weren’t being properly vetted by the U.S.
Or worse, perhaps they were being vetted and potential threats were being ignored. Either way, this possibility is now coming back to haunt the Biden administration, given a new whistleblower report.
President Joe Biden’s federal agencies knowingly resettled almost 400 Afghans listed as ‘potential threats to national security’ across the United States over the last year, a whistleblower alleges.
According to the source, Biden opened a refugee pipeline for tens of thousands of Afghans. They were quickly flown to the U.S. but “without being screened or interviewed in person beforehand.”
All told, we resettled over 85,000 Afghans across most of the country. And we’re hearing that many more will be resettled this year as well.
However, the whistleblower in question accuses Biden’s agencies of allowing “hundreds” of potentially dangerous Afghans into the country. Specifically, those that were on federal watch lists as national security threats.
These accusations came out in a letter from Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), addressed to the Department of Defense Inspector General.
Here’s part of that letter, as they cited the whistleblower’s allegations:
This information may show the Biden Administration’s failure to vet those evacuated from Afghanistan was even worse than the public was led to believe.
According to new allegations, 324 individuals evacuated from Afghanistan were allowed to enter the United States, despite appearing on the DoD’s Biometrically Enabled Watchlist (BEWL).
The whistleblower further alleges that our agencies were instructed to “cut corners when processing evacuees in Afghanistan.” This included “abbreviating their tests.”
Lastly and maybe most disturbing, is the accusation that personnel working on vetting Afghan refugees were told to “delete old biometric data,” if they believed that the information was “out of date.”
This all comes after the Department of Defense (DOD) showed that Biden’s agencies hadn’t properly vetted Afghans coming into the U.S.
The other problem is that of 31 Afghans flagged for security reasons in a September 2021 report, only 3 could be located. This means dozens of potential threats are floating around the interior of the country.
The Afghanistan debacle didn’t go well for the Biden administration — but now it’s sounding even worse than originally believed.
- A whistleblower report claims over 400 “potential security threats” from Afghanistan were allowed into the U.S.
- Accusations include “cutting corners when processing evacuees” and “abbreviating their tests.”
- Previously, the DoD had revealed that U.S. agencies hadn’t properly vetted tens of thousands of refugees.