Devastating video footage has surfaced of women in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Biden’s disastrous decision to precipitously withdraw U.S. troops in the region without any real preparation with the Afghan government has had horrific consequences.
In the footage, people are seen passing their infant children to others in the crowd ahead of them at the Kabul airport.
Parents are hoping that the babies and toddlers will be evacuated from the country.
Another report says Afghan women were actually throwing their babies over the barbed wire in a desperate attempt to save them from the Taliban.
From Sky News, Stuart Ramsey reported, “A senior officer told me they had no choice because the situation was out of control, but said the blockade will live with some of his soldiers for the rest of their lives.”
He continued, “‘It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking the soldiers to take them, some got caught in the wire,’ he told me. ‘I’m worried for my men, I’m counselling some, everyone cried last night.’”
“The report from Kabul by war correspondent Kim Sengupta is one of the most upsetting stories we have published. At Kabul airport, a Parachute Regiment officer tells Kim that Afghan mothers have been trying to throw their babies over the barbed wire to British servicemen, in the hope that their children can be saved from life under the Taliban. Some of the babies did not reach the troops.”
People are passing infants to the front of the crowd outside of the Kabul airport in the hopes that they’ll be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/iyJdfTnhgC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 18, 2021
Startling footage and images also showed Afghans storming Kabul’s Karzai International Airport and attempting to cling to departing planes.
Seven people in total died during the airport evacuation. Now we are beginning to learn who they were, including one young man who was just 17 years old. According to a VICE News report, the boy who died was identified as “Reza.” The family identified Reza’s body after witnesses took it outside of the airport, reports VICE. “His legs and arms were gone. I brought him back myself,” said the family member.
Afghans appeared to be more willing to risk their lives and die than live under Taliban rule. CNN reported that Taliban fighters flooded the capital and are “smiling and victorious.”
The Taliban took over the city of 6 million people in a matter of hours — barely firing a shot.
Taliban fighters are seeing carrying guns and shouting, “Death to America.” “They tell us they’re here to maintain law and order,” CNN reported regarding a Taliban commander. “Everything is under control” and “will be fine,” Taliban commanders said to CNN.
Afghanistan’s tragedy right now in Kabul international airport: Afghan youth on the engine of American plane to leave the country. pic.twitter.com/CoTS8sq9c3
— Muslim Shirzad (@MuslimShirzad) August 16, 2021
Here’s a look at what life is like as a child or woman under Taliban rule in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 via Daily Wire:
The Washington Post described what life was like for some children the last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, between 1996 and 2001:
The outside world got periodic glimpses into the country (even though taking photos was technically forbidden): There was the video of an Afghan mother forced to kneel in the stadium, shot dead between the goal posts. There were photos of children dying of preventable illnesses in a dilapidated pediatric hospital.
The U.S. State Department wrote in November 2001, just after the United States had ousted the Taliban from power:
Under Taliban rule, women were given only the most rudimentary access to health care and medical care, thereby endangering the health of women, and in turn, their families. In most hospitals, male physicians could only examine a female patient if she were fully clothed, ruling out the possibility of meaningful diagnosis and treatment.
These Taliban regulations led to a lack of adequate medical care for women and contributed to increased suffering and higher mortality rates. Afghanistan has the world’s second worst rate of maternal death during childbirth. About 16 out of every 100 women die giving birth. Inadequate medical care for women also meant poor medical care and a high mortality rate for Afghan children. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest rates of infant and child mortality. According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), 165 of every 1000 babies die before their first birthday.