The images, videos, and news that are coming out of Afghanistan at this moment are absolutely horrifying. The scene at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan is especially heartbreaking.
Outside of the airport, there were thousands of Afghanistan citizens scrambling in an attempt to board the planes leaving to escape the terrorism that awaits them.
There have been several videos released depicting the chaos that is happening at the airport as people attempt to leave by hanging on to airplanes as they depart.
Men are seen hanging onto the wheels of aircraft as they left off only to fall to their deaths as the plane reached higher altitudes.
Here is a look at the heartbreaking scene:
You have to be from Afghanistan or Iran to understand the fear of Islamic regimes that you prefer trying your luck hanging onto the wheels of a military plane than living under sharia laws. Our fear is rational. pic.twitter.com/mO793hsIgP
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 16, 2021
Then here is the part where two men are seen falling off:
Watch: A video shows the moment Afghan citizens dropped from an aircraft near #Kabul airport after clinging on to a US Air Force plane in an attempt to flee the country amid the #Taliban takeover. #Afghanistan https://t.co/2vc7iuFmgj pic.twitter.com/MdrNlasobn
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 16, 2021
If you are wondering why didn’t the aircraft pilot let them inside here’s the reason why:
— Watchman (@Judmir3) August 16, 2021
The plane was packed to the max and there was just no more room to allow anyone else in.
Fox News had more to share on the story:
At least seven individuals have been killed in the chaos at Kabul’s international airport on Monday as thousands of Afghans desperately attempt to flee the Taliban’s capture of their country, according to senior military officials speaking on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press.
Videos circulating on social media show hundreds of Afghans running across the tarmac as U.S. troops fired warning shots in the air. One showed a crowd pushing and shoving its way up a staircase, trying to board a plane, with some people hanging off the railings. Another shows several individuals plunging to their death after attempting to cling onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it took off.
The Taliban’s occupation of Kabul marks an end to the United States’ 20-year effort to rebuild the nation after the withdrawal of the U.S. military from the region. The terrorist organization’s takeover began on Sunday after Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and the U.S. Embassy began to evacuate its personnel.
Residents Scramble Into Plane To Leave Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/cYIKmfOgIk
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) August 16, 2021
This is would have not happened under the Trump administration at all but it appears the Taliban is taking control over Afghanistan because America has weak leadership at the moment.