With Joe Biden’s attempted withdrawal from Afghanistan having already turned into a dangerous and tragic fiasco a group of special forces veterans were forced to embark on their own private mission, separate from the jurisdiction of the US government, to rescue comrades who would otherwise have been left behind by Biden.
As The Daily Mail reports:
A group of American war veterans in Kabul are secretly saving hundreds of Afghan Special Forces troops and their families who helped them in the war but have now been left for dead as the US withdraws from Afghanistan.
The group of special op soldiers includes retired Green Berets and SEAL Team commanders who launched the mission, which they are calling Pineapple Express, after one of the Afghan commandos they served with contacted them to say he was on the run from the Taliban. His visa had not been approved when the Taliban took over on August 14 and thousands ran for the airport.
After successfully getting hundreds through that way, the special ops teams started going into Kabul, behind enemy lines, to rescue more of their comrades and their families in the cover of darkness.
>an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the "Pineapple Express"< https://t.co/zSDZ9Wyi41
— John Robb (@johnrobb) August 27, 2021
Their astonishingly courageous efforts have saved hundreds while Biden and his team have bungled the evacuation mission by haphazardly telling some US citizens and allies to go to the airport while rejecting visas for others and leaving any Americans to fend for themselves. They are one of several ad-hoc volunteer groups on the ground that are frantically trying to save people before time runs out.
The incredible heroism of the veterans behind the ‘pineapple express’ is a ray of light in what has otherwise been an incredibly dark week for American servicemembers and veterans alike thanks to Joe Biden’s shockingly incompetent bungling of the Kabul evacuation.