American navy helicopters have been filmed evacuating US embassy employees in Kabul, with a number of plane shuttling to and from the compound. The footage invoked hanging similarities with the 1975 retreat from Vietnam’s Saigon.
At the least one CH-47 Chinook tandem rotor heavy transport helicopter has been noticed on the compound, making the footage appear eerily just like that shot in South Vietnam in April 1975, amid the hasty evacuation of US diplomatic employees because the capital metropolis of Saigon fell. Again then, helicopters of that sort have been touchdown on the embassy’s roof to select up diplomats as North Vietnamese troops have been closing in onto the capital.
*Vietnam flashbacks* : Individuals flee Kabul in choppers prefer it’s 1975
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— RT (@RT_com) August 15, 2021
Each US President Joe Biden and now Antony Blinken have rejected any similarities between the hasty pullouts. On Sunday, Blinken was immediately requested whether or not the Kabul withdrawal would turn out to be Biden’s “Saigon second.” Talking to ABC, he responded by saying it was “manifestly not Saigon.”
Two iconic photos clicked 45 years aside. The US Embassy employees fleeing from Saigon (high) and Kabul (backside).
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— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) August 15, 2021
“Keep in mind, this isn’t Saigon. We went to Afghanistan 20 years in the past with one mission and that mission was to cope with the parents who attacked us on 9/11. And now we have succeeded in that mission,” Blinken informed CNN.
Jake Tapper to Blinken: "President Biden is intent on avoiding a Saigon second… however with this troop surge to air elevate Individuals out of Afghanistan, aren’t we already within the midst of a Saigon second?" pic.twitter.com/SRmb6j4N4e
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 15, 2021
Others discovered the Vietnam vibes of the continued retreat much more embarrassing, nonetheless, provided that Biden had explicitly promised that the withdrawal from Afghanistan wouldn’t flip into one other fall of Saigon.
The US president insisted early in July that the Taliban’s capabilities have been “not remotely comparable” to the North Vietnamese forces and no hasty retreat would occur.
US airlift evacuations start because the Taliban sacks Kabul, Afghanistan on August 14th, 2021, simply weeks after Biden promised Kabul wouldn't turn out to be one other Vietnam Fall of Saigon.
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— Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) August 15, 2021
There’s going to be no circumstance if you’re going to see individuals being lifted off the roof of an embassy of america from Afghanistan.
The Afghan authorities appeared to have successfully collapsed on Sunday, when Taliban forces entered the outskirts of Kabul. The militants referred to as for negotiations, claiming they needed to keep away from an pointless battle for the town and the lack of civilian lives.
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