Satellite image captures six commercial jets stranded on September 3 at northern Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif airport. Joe Biden's State Department has blocked private flights filled with Americans and allied Afghans fleeing Taliban tyranny. Photo: Maxar Technologies via Storyful.

NEW YORK — Is Joe Biden on America’s side?

This incredible question — unthinkable in recent memory — underscores the canyonesque depths of the president’s callousness and staggering disregard for his own countrymen and those who have stood with America in the battle against al-Qaeda and Biden’s new best friends: The Taliban.

In a development that is almost impossible to believe, Joe Biden’s State Department has worked hard to trap within Afghanistan the very same U.S. citizens, Green Card holders, and pro-American Afghans whom they abandoned by the thousands as part of Biden’s epic act of premature withdrawal.

Fox News Channel’s Peter Hasson on Wednesday reported exclusively on an e-mail sent from the State Department to Eric Montalvo. This private citizen is laboring as mightily as the Biden Administration should be — but isn’t — to deploy private flights to save Americans still in Afghanistan.

Rather than applaud and assist Montalvo’s valiant efforts, the State Department has impeded his mission. 

“No independent charters are allowed to land at [Al Udeid Air Base], the military airbase you mentioned in your communication with Samantha Power. In fact, no charters are allowed to land at an [sic] DoD base and most if not all countries in the Middle Eastern region, with the exception of perhaps Saudi Arabia will allow charters to land,” a State Department functionary e-mailed Montalvo on September 1.  

“You need to find another destination country, and it can’t be the U.S. either,” the State Department bureaucrat sniffed.

“Once you have had discussions with the host/destination country and reached an agreement, they may require some indication from the USG that we ‘approve’ of this charter flight. DOS will not provide an approval, but we will provide a ‘no objection’ to the destination country government via the U.S. Embassy in that country.”  

Such intransigence starts at the top, with Biden, and trickles down through Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the pencil-pusher who threw  monkey wrenches in Montalvo’s machinery of mercy. If Biden truly wanted every American in Afghanistan home in time for dinner, Blinken and his entire building full of deputy assistant undersecretaries would move Heaven and Hell to see that every guest of the Taliban instead supped with his loved ones before the soup got cold.

Instead, Montalvo and his band of heroes is told to back off.


Biden is several notches below a stubborn, yet negligent, father of five who drives home from the mall with three of his children at exactly 6:00 p.m. He knows full well that his two other kids cannot meet that deadline because they are being followed by MS-13 members. Nonetheless, he burns rubber out of the parking lot and speeds back to the family house.

Even worse, when concerned relatives arrange to transport the two trapped kids back to their residence, Biden arranges roadblocks so that they cannot escape the shopping center. So, they remain subject to the whims of local thugs.

Biden’s “Up yours!” attitude to his own countrymen goes 20,000 leagues under the minimal expectations of his harshest critics last fall.

Biden has become America’s sadist-in-chief. He shuttered the Keystone XL Pipeline and sacked its workers on his first afternoon in office. Biden’s no-border policy has exposed U.S. citizens to COVID-19-infected illegal aliens. And now Team Biden is laboring mightily to keep Americans behind Taliban lines. Do Biden & Co. enjoy hurting their fellow citizens? If not, then it’s beyond debate that Biden and his minions do not give a goddamn how much Americans suffer — even physically — due to their actions.

Even the execrable Bill Kristol must concede that “the bully,” Donald J. Trump, neither would instruct nor permit Mike Pompeo to ground Americans as they tried to fly out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. 

Leave it to Joe Biden to transform the U.S. State Department into the enemy of the American people.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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4 months ago

While RINO McConnell falls right in line to enable biden.

Ros Fe
4 months ago

Who is feeding these people? They have now been stranded on these planes for 6 days with one days worth of food!!

James Richards
4 months ago

These Scum should be Dragged into the Street and be Publicly Executed with a Bullet to the back of the Head. Someone Please Make this Happen. All Traitors should be Delt with Similarly!

Richard R. Tryon II
4 months ago

At some point the charter planes are gong to take off with all that prefer any risk to being captured by terrorists that want a blood bath. The Taliban may shoot them down when airborne or prefer watching Biden and Blinkin fail to permit any airport landing as it might upset Taliban negotiations about their need to be paid to feed themselves.

When the pilots declare a May Day for lack of fuel and land safely, it best be in a nation that will not force the survivors to be turned over to Biden to send them back to theTaliban as a Humanitarian sign of Biden friendship?

Biden handlers beware.

4 months ago

Why is McConnell blocking impeachment?!?!?! Obama’s behind it all, to start an all out war & he’s loaded them up with out weapons. What is going to be done?!?!?!!!

Kelli Armstrong
4 months ago

Biden or whoever is pulling his strings, is drunk on power and enjoying his or her ability to toy with the people of our nation as though we are a yo yo. They are making an effort to demonstrate power, so we will be impressed by what they can do. It is an effort to bring us to heel, so to speak. Time to pull the rug from under their feet, and take away their power. They are committing a crime of prodigious proportion. They should be deal with as the criminals they are, and quickly. There is no excuse for this, and no reason that we as a people should put up with this.

4 months ago

What is wrong with this picture, the hidenbiden,administration, stopping our brave special opps people from trying to rescue, americans and allies. These useful idiots, in this clown show and circus, need to be removed for total incompetency, these assholes are traitors, and Americans are dying, along with allies being hunted because of hidenbiden,and his administrations stupidity. These losers aren’t fit for office,impeach them all.

4 months ago

We are fully in the grasp of a despicable shadow government using a detestable old professional liar as a puppet figurehead. Our Founding Fathers clearly never envisioned a nation so far gone in delusion, wanton gratification and cowering over a manufactured pandemic. They never envisioned a creeping peril pushed so far by a bloated Mega-Government of unelected political elites. As a consequence, our Constitution provides little recourse to reverse such a drastic reversal of fortune. Popular revolt and revolution are oft romanticized long after the fact, but what may happen next will be off the charts and will not be pretty.

4 months ago

Joe Biden the criminal empire that he has always been along with the rest of the Demo RAT party have always wanted an all out civil war round 2 in America! They want all American citizens killed off so they can take all of the land and sell it to the Chinese and use the US Mint as their personal piggy bank!

4 months ago

The Demo RATS are so oblivious in their mental retardation that they do not realize when they sell all of the land to the Chinese that it is no longer America it becomes China West and all of the money they printed and stole from the mint becomes toilet paper only!

4 months ago

Biden should be SHOT for TREASON AGAINST The United States of America!!

4 months ago

Enough is enough!!! Time to Throw this Wicked Evil Corrupt Politicians Out of OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!

Gary Fernett
4 months ago

Why are as allowing Biden to say or do anything…he is not a truly elected president…he is the biggest disgrace and embarrassment we have ever had as an elected offical….way pass time for him to resign…biden = biggest idiot democrats ever nominated.

4 months ago

Before we impeach or remove Biden under the 25th Amendment, we need to make sure, who has been infringing on his First Amendment Rights, and obligations of his Office, by instructing him specifically when to stop talking, what to talk about and who to talk to (the list of reporters that authorize him to act Presidential and limit the questions asked – in quantity and subject matter).
This idiot is in charge of the administration and not Biden the “IMBECILE NINCOMPOOP”. The idiot needs to be exposed, and sanctioned to forever not meddle with any entity of the Federal Government (Judiciary, Executive or the Legislative Branch).
If need be let the idiot go and join the homeless on the skid row in Los Angeles.

4 months ago

Biden and the Democrats don’t give a damn about our Americans being held hostage, all they seem to care about is the “un-vetted” Afghani’s that are presently in our country and all the illegals and migrants, for they are already “counting votes”, but now US citizens have too get the Covid vaccines, but I don’t see any efforts to innoculate the foreign Covid carriers!!!!!!!

4 months ago

Why would anyone be surprised that he screwed this operation up. Look what he had done at the border. The pipeline and the workers. The economy. How in the world did you think this imbecile could pull this off. Only a real president could have done it. President Trump. Was the answers of a peaceful pull out. So who ever voted for this moron. This entire 8 months of destruction .


Ben Matthews
4 months ago

That’ll teach them to ally with Joe Bama O’bidet AKA , Joe Xi-Den. A demo(n)©rat will always ‘throw ya under’ the bus, when you’re no longer wanted…just like RINOs in the Swamp❗️

Last edited 4 months ago by Ben Matthews