Sara Carter Afghanistan could be ‘another Saigon moment but much worse’

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


By Jenny Goldsberry

Since the Taliban has taken over most of northern Afghanistan, Sara Carter caught up with a friend from the area on the latest episode of the Sara Carter Show. Now that U.S. troops are leaving, the Taliban has replaced them. On the phone her friend told her they’re desperate to get out of the country but risk losing their lives for trying. They will remain anonymous for their safety.

During her time covering Afghanistan as a reporter, she traveled with this friend and their family started to feel like her family. Now, they live in Kabul and the Taliban is nearing the capital city.

“We have not any where to go out from,” the friend said describing how trapped they are in the city. “They will kill us. We don’t have any choice.”

“So you’re saying that there’s no other choice,” Carter said. “The Taliban will kill you if they get to your house.”

“Come down to Kabul there is no chance to be alive because there’s no any way to escape from all around the province or taken by Taliban,” the friend explained. Another impossible option is to pay smugglers $20,000 a head to sneak out of the country.

“My heart’s breaking,” Carter told her friend. “I wish I could get to Afghanistan right now. I feel it would kill me if I go in though.”

“Don’t try to come down to Afghanistan,” they respond.

“This could be like another, you know, Saigon moment or something,” Carter said “But far worse, the Taliban will take no prisoners, they will slaughter them. And I, you know, my hearts broken, I don’t know what I can do.”

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sounded hopeful about the Taliban turning around. “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community,” Psaki said.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.


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