The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
WASHINGTON, DC- Know this…the Democrats don’t give a rat’s ass about children.
Oh, they put on a good face, browbeating parents to force children into masks in school for their “safety,” soon to be forcing parents to get children vaccinated for a virus where kids have a 99.97% survival rate. But it’s “for the kids.”
Remember—the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was taking back to school advice from the teacher’s unions last year. It’s not about child’s safety—it’s about politics.
And children serve as a useful prop for Democrats, except when they’re talking about killing them through abortion. Then they’re just a “clump of cells.”
Now we’re learning through Congressional testimony that some of the so-called “refugees” from Afghanistan, who were moved to the front of the line ahead of Americans and our Afghan allies came to the United States with children as child brides.
That was confirmed in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by useless Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to Breitbart News.
During the Senate hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) eviscerated Blinken, citing data from the World Health Organization that over 50 percent of wives in Afghanistan were married as child brides.
"You own this."
Complete exchange between @SenTedCruz and Sec. Blinken.
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 14, 2021
Cruz pressed for how many underage girls were evacuated from Afghanistan with older men, or how many had been separated afterward by government officials after they landed in the U.S., to which (of course) Blinken had no answer.
Cruz addressed reports contained speaking of a State Department document looking for “urgent guidance” from other agencies after child brides were taken to the Army base at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, addressing the fact that tens of thousands of Afghans had been evacuated from Kabul.
It took several rounds, but Biden’s Sec. of State Blinken admitted the admin gave the Taliban lists of Americans & that Afghan men exploited the withdrawal to traffic child brides to the U.S.
He added he’s only personally aware of a “handful” of cases.
How many is a “handful??” pic.twitter.com/OL70TAtO8H
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 14, 2021
Blinken attempted to downplay the numbers, and said the government was looking at the issue with “extreme vigilance” to uncover and separate child brides of older Afghan men.
“To my knowledge, a limited number of cases where we have separated people because we were concerned…” Blinken started to answer.
“How many?” Cruz pressed.
“The cases I’m aware of? A handful,” Blinken replied dismissively.
A handful? ONE is too many, but not for this inept group of clowns.
Yahoo News also reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is also investigating ways to spot potential cases of human trafficking more easily among Afghans who fled the country, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo.
In an internal document obtained by Yahoo News, the agency says U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking into ways to spot potential cases of human trafficking among fleeing Afghan refugees. https://t.co/s2p09GnvTS
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) September 8, 2021
Last week, the Associated Press reported incidents of “child brides” among those who fled Afghanistan, including cases where young girls had been raped or sexually abused by older men. The report addressed by Sen. Cruz was apparently what caught the attention of CBP.
“U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have found many incidents in which Afghan girls have been presented to authorities of much older men,” according to a Sept. 5 report by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis in the Department of Homeland Security.
The report claims that “forced or coerced ‘marriages’ are indicative of the level of desperation Afghan families are willing to consider helping loved ones escape the Taliban and qualify for evacuation to Western countries,” and says DHS would be looking for ways to help other agencies spot potential abuse cases.
The report, which was not supposed to be leaked, was obtained exclusively by Yahoo News.
One U.S. official said that the issue centers around poor vetting of Afghans. Gee, you think? Wonder how many al Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban terrorists are among those who were “poorly vetted?”
“The concern is, we’re seeing a lot of family units with very young girls. These girls are brought into the U.S. as wives,’ the official said. “It’s not a small number.”
All of this serves as a microcosm of the incompetence of the Biden administration’s evacuation from Afghanistan. Yahoo noted that a majority of Afghans eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) have not even left the country.
This is hardly unexpected, a point made by one of the NGOs attempting to resettle refugees in the U.S. in a statement to Yahoo News.
“This highlights just one reason why an orderly evacuation initiated months prior would have been far superior,” said Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, president and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, one of the major nonprofits assisting in the resettlement efforts.
“It also speaks to the need to prioritize trafficking screening at intake. We must ensure that any victim of trafficking be identified and cared for in compliance with the law and their best interests.”
Yahoo reached out the CBP for comment, and no response was received, however a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security defended the evacuation process.
“As part of our collaborative interagency effort, the federal government has established a robust and multi-layered screening and vetting process [which is working swimmingly apparently] with dual goals of protecting the homeland and providing protections for vulnerable Afghans,” the spokesperson said in an email response.
“We take allegations of forced marriage seriously,” the spokesperson continued. “We are coordinating across the U.S. government and with domestic and international partners to detect potential cases of forced marriage or other forms of abuse, including human trafficking, among vulnerable Afghans at relocation sites and to protect any victims identified.”
The White House (of course) also downplayed the allegations of sexual abuse and trafficking and defended the vetting process as well.
“Intelligence, law enforcement, and counterterrorism professionals are conducting screening and security vetting for all SIV applicants and other vulnerable Afghans,” the spokesperson wrote. “This includes reviews of both biographic and biometric data before they are admitted to the United States.”
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One official familiar with the reports said, “The reality is, overseas the vetting process sucks—there’s minimal vetting. So now we have a 60-year-old guy with a 12-year-old girl saying, ‘That’s my wife.’”
Yahoo noted that the legal age in Afghanistan for women to marry under the Western-backed government was 16, however marriages under that age limit happened frequently.
“So what do we do? Are these legitimate marriages? In our eyes, no,” said the official. “Is there nefarious intent? Are these girls being rescued, or are they brought here for more nefarious purposes? We are just not sure. These are the concerns.”
Meanwhile, in Blinken’s Senate testimony, he refused to accept responsibility for the total and complete failure of the Afghan withdrawal which led to the deaths of 13 Americans and hundreds of Afghans, instead attempting to lay blame on the Trump administration. He also tried to blame the American citizens who were in Afghanistan.
According to Fox News, Blinken said:
“Despite this effort, at the time the evacuation began, there were still thousands of Americans in Afghanistan, almost all of whom were evacuated by August 31. Many were dual citizens living in Afghanistan for years, decades, generations. Deciding whether or not to leave the place they know as home is a wrenching decision.”
He also laid blame to the Afghan government and military for the situation on the ground, blaming the “collapse of the Afghan security forces and government” for the August evacuation, claiming that the administration had not foreseen it.
Blinken did admit the danger now faced by the U.S. however tried to equivocate by saying the terrorist Taliban regime “committed to prevent terrorist groups from using Afghanistan as a base for external operations that could threaten the United States or our allies,” which is laughable, especially considering it was ISIS that was responsible for the suicide bombing that killed our American troops.
Blinken and the administration actually received some criticism from Democrats, with Chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) noting he was “very disappointed” that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (who should resign along with a bunch of other Biden sycophants) refused to appear before lawmakers.
“A full accounting of the U.S. response is not complete without the Pentagon,” Menendez said.
Menendez threatened to subpoena Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to appear before the committee if he does not agree to testify "in the near future." https://t.co/njzOGUgc9L
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) September 14, 2021
Ranking member Sen. James Risch (R-ID) pushed back on Blinken attempting to lay blame on the Trump administration, noting that Trump’s agreement with the Taliban “was contingent” on the Taliban reducing violence or they would pay the price, or as Risch said “grave, grave consequences.”
Risch also pressed Blinken as to who exactly in the administration is running the show, pointing to an incident on Monday when the White House suddenly cut Biden’s feed while he was still talking. Risch expressed surprise someone felt empowered to do that to the president.
“Who is responsible? Who made the decisions on this? Was it the president of the United States?” Risch asked.
“There is no such person,” Blinken claimed while claiming Biden says what he wants, another statement that is completely laughable. Biden has stated numerous times that “they don’t want me to say anything” or “I’m gonna get in trouble for saying this.” Clearly, someone is pulling the strings, although Blinken denied it.
Sen. Jim Risch: Who Has The Authority To Cut Off President Biden's Microphone? https://t.co/3pS3QgNoZP
— RCP Video (@rcpvideo) September 14, 2021
In fact, Blinken denied the Monday incident actually occurred.
“Are you unaware that this is actually happening?” Risch asked. “Are you telling this committee that this does not happen?”
“That is correct,” Blinken said, although for some reason his nose didn’t grow Pinocchio-style when he said it.
Biden makes garbled remarks to firefighters and officials during California event | Sky News Australia https://t.co/opAPhTPvkj
— matthew8787 (@matthew8786) September 14, 2021
When his turn came, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) filleted the administration for trying to make it appear that the Afghan pullout was successful and denying anything had gone wrong.
“If I were just to read your testimony not having watched any news (or MSNBC or CNN), I would literally think this was a smashing success. But I do read the news, as most Americans do, and we realize this was a complete debacle,” Johnson said.
“I think want concerns me the most, among many things, is that detachment from reality.”
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) September 14, 2021
Even typical lightweight Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) pushed back at Blinken trying to blame the Trump administration’s May 1 deadline for the fiasco.
“Why didn’t you push it much later, so that we would have been able to process the SIV applicants, as well as those who worked with us that had not yet applied?” Romney asked.
Sen. Romney asks Sec. Blinken: "You said yesterday that you inherited a date, but in fact you didn't inherit the date, the date was May 1 and you pushed it to August 31. Why didn't you push it much later so that we would be able to process the SIV applicants…?" pic.twitter.com/j4KtGJJm6X
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 14, 2021
Blinken once again blamed the Afghan government, saying that according to the military, they would need “three to four months” to safely withdraw in a “safe and orderly way.” He also “circled back” to the collapse of Afghan security forces.
Meanwhile, we have a human rights crisis in the U.S. with young girls being subjected to sexual and physical abuse by a bunch of perverted third-world old men. And Democrats don’t seem to give a crap. You might almost think they were babies in the womb…we already know how they feel about them.
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