The Biden administration continues to charge American citizens up to $2,000 and even more from non-U.S. citizens to board a U.S.-chartered evacuation flight out of Afghanistan, despite the evacuation efforts still being in utter chaos and claiming they intend to stop “seeking any reimbursement” for those attempting to flee the turmoil.
The State Department publicly posted the payment cost on the website Saturday, but it largely went unnoticed amid the turmoil in Afghanistan before Politico NatSec Daily highlighted the revelation on Thursday. According to Politico, a person in Afghanistan said they saw a State Department staff asking American passengers a “large payments [of] up to $2,000” and even more from non-U.S. citizens. A spokesperson in the State Department, when asked about the charges, didn’t deny the claim.
Who the hell is running this “effort”? The Mafia? Mexican Cartel Coyotes? This is frigging extortion which is bad when you are already in a life of death situation, but it doubles down when you went to Afghanistan under the auspices of the same Government it is now trying to suck money out of your wallet or you risk being the latest beheading in social media.
But at least we do not have to deal with mean tweets.