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What Will Become Of California Students and Parents Stranded in Afghanistan Now That Terrorists Attacking?

What Will Become Of California Students and Parents Stranded in Afghanistan Now That Terrorists Attacking?

UPDATE: Six students and two adults returned safely. 16 parents, two-dozen students still remain.

Imagine you’re taking a summer school trip with your child, and through a series of world events completely beyond your control, you find yourselves trapped on another continent, surrounded by a hostile army.

This is what has happened to dozens of students and their parents from California who are now stuck in Afghanistan.

The Daily Mail reported six students and two parents returned. At least 18 students plus five other families are still waiting to get home:

The Cajon Valley Union School District announced Thursday that a family of eight — six children and two adults — has returned home safely.

‘One of our families did arrive in the United States and are home safe. Which we are completely ecstatic about,’ Michael Serban, Director of Family and Community Engagement, told NBC 7.

Officials have not revealed how the family managed to get back to the states or indicated if they have actually made it back to San Diego.

Sixteen parents and more than two-dozen students, ranging from preschoolers to high schoolers, from the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, which has a large Afghan refugee population, traveled to Afghanistan over summer break to visit grandparents and other relatives.

What a nightmare.

Cameron Jenkins reports at The Hill:

Dozens of California students, parents stranded in Afghanistan after summer trip abroad

Dozens of California students and parents are stranded in Afghanistan after taking a summer trip to the country.

More than 20 students and 16 parents from the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, Calif., visited Afghanistan on summer vacation. Now they are among thousands of people who are waiting to leave the country amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal that has caused political unrest across the nation, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Cajon Valley Superintendent David Miyashiro alerted school board members on Tuesday that he would be meeting with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to discuss the situation, the Times noted.

Miyashiro told the news outlet that the families traveled to Afghanistan on special visas for U.S. military service and that the school district was able to provide government officials with information on the families as they work to locate them.

The stranded students reportedly attend different schools within the school district.

Luke Gentile of the Washington Examiner has more:

California students and parents stranded in Kabul are ‘scared’ and ‘trapped’

The roughly 24 students and 16 adults from California stranded in the Kabul area are “scared” and “trapped,” said a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, adding that the Biden administration “has been too slow to manage this crisis.”

The students and their parents traveled to Afghanistan to visit extended family, said Howard Shen, the Cajon Valley Union School District Family and Community Engagement media contact, in a statement.

“Congressman Issa and staff are aware of the location of several American citizens, and we have been in direct and consistent contact with them,” Jonathan Wilcox, Issa’s communications director, told the Washington Examiner.

The situation is fluid, but Issa has spoken with the stranded Americans through voice contact, he said.

“They are scared, stranded, and trapped in the Kabul area,” he said. “I know the president and his press secretary have said this isn’t happening, but that’s dead wrong.”

It’s a good thing Rep. Darrell Issa has stepped up to help.

You have to wonder who thought this trip was a good idea.

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Comments

I wonder how many parents voted for Jerk?

Considering that it was British intelligence that warned of the imminent terrorist attack at the airport while US intelligence is apparently on vacation or taking orders from Iran or China,…

I’m with team stupid on this. No one thought Joe would actually order the pullout.

    When you take advice from Generals Milley Vanilli and Ru Paul, shit happens.

    Paraphrasing Carl Jung:

    “If you want to find the motive, look at the result.”

    This is intentional. Biden may be too stupid to have achieved his treasonous goal without the chaos, but the result is intentional.

    gran2ten in reply to Petrushka. | August 27, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Then you have not paid attention to old joe’s history SOON TO BE 50 years as a professional political pimp! 1972 till today he’s lied, cheated, lied also he’s DEAF+STUBBORN, STUBBORN, STUBBORN! Joe Biden is an EXTREME NARCISSISTIC=a personality disorder an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and lack of empathy for others, THUS THE CHESCHIRE CAT SMILE, LURKING WAITING TO OVERTAKE HIS MOUTH! Biden as the ‘CAT THAT SWALLOWED THE CANARY’ when he opens mouth, feathers fly out= EVIDENCE!

It is obvious that the US government will do nothing.

A private effort needs to be started to raise funds and finance a rescue mission.

I have seen opinions online blaming these families for traveling to a known hellhole. While I agree that it was a bad idea, now is the wrong time for recriminations.
It’s time for compassion and empathy, time to help our fellow Americans, abandoned by our own government.

Joe is busying consulting with Jimmy Carter on how to handle a hostage situation.

“It’s a good thing Rep. Darrell Issa has stepped up to help.”
Said no one, anywhere, ever.

Remember the people Psaki mentioned who won’t be evacuated because they don’t choose to be? This is just more of those.
Everything is fine.

Next Summer: The Wonders of North Korea.

I can’t understand why parents would take their children and go on a trip to Afghanistan when the situation has been so dangerous for the last 20 years. That seems almost as stupid as the people who went to hike in Iran. Or the tourists who were taken hostage in North Korea.

Oh, I see….. They’re from California. The poor residents in CA have been abused and lied to and forced to go “woke” so much that they don’t have a realistic perspective of the world any more.

My daughter went to Afghanistan 10 years ago. But she had a F-16 under her with bombs, rockets, and a Vulcan cannon. She also stayed at Bagram air base, where there was a modicum of security.

2smartforlibs | August 26, 2021 at 1:23 pm

Seems like taking them to a war zone was child abuse.

REPORTER: “If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline what will you do?”

BIDEN: *smirks* “You’ll be the first person I call.”

So likely Afghanis travelling back under a pretext- not US citizens. So also fully aware of what Afghanistan is.

A saying from Forrest Gump seems applicable here- “Stupid is as stupid does.” The initial reporting seemed to indicate it was a sort of fact finding trip for liberal parents. And- it was a lie by omissions.

A bunch of Afghanis go back to Afghanistan and get stuck there. Sucks to be them. The USA is not responsible for their well being in their country.

So typical of Dhimmi-crats’ naivete and stupidity, to take kids on a trip to an active war zone in a failed state, as if if were just an excursion to Disneyland.

Of the 24 students abandoned in Afghanistan I can pretty much predict their future. All the parents will be ransomed, raped, and killed. All of the young males will ransomed, raped, and killed. All of the young females will be raped and married off to talib fighters.

Their only chance is to head to the Paki border and get into Pakistan.

caseoftheblues | August 26, 2021 at 9:25 pm

They ARE Afghanis…based on what I’ve been reading likely got asylum in US claiming feared for their lives..then wanted to go back for vacay and visit family so used a “schooltrip” loophole/excuse

    And that brings up a question.. One family that returned, according to the news, was a set parents and 6, count them, 6 children. Just what special skills does a Afghan refugee have that nets them enough income for round trip airfares to the other side of the world for a family of 8? Round trip using Kayak for a quick look up- over $8000 for them, unless they got a really good group rate. And that’s just airfare.

      caseoftheblues in reply to gospace. | August 27, 2021 at 7:07 am

      Theres a lot of sketchy things going on with regards to getting out the interpretors who worked with us….for example there have been urgent calls for interpretors needed at the military bases in the US they are shipping 10s of thousands of these ‘Afghani allies” to…if they were our interpretors why the need for interpretors!?!….

      henrybowman in reply to gospace. | August 27, 2021 at 8:50 am

      Agricultural importers, wink wink, nudge nudge.

Imagine you’re taking your summer vacation with your child….In a freaking WAR ZONE

    henrybowman in reply to Wrathchilde. | August 27, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Parents can be as wacko as non-parents.
    I mean, just look at the whole genital renovation thing.
    Here’s a recent story about a family who made their four-year-old walk ~2,200 miles in seven months (the entire Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine). This kid spent nearly half his life (memory-wise) living like a refugee. People are celebrating this.
    (And he’s not even the youngest victim of this particular child abuse—that one did it in punctuated stages, wearing a Wonder Woman costume.)

      gospace in reply to henrybowman. | August 27, 2021 at 5:44 pm

      While I wouldn’t do it with my kids, that’s not entirely unreasonable. About 11 miles a day. And the parents were carrying the load. An active 4 year old probably runs 11 miles in circles a day. Thing is- once a child has accomplished that- what next? Now, 7 marathons on 7 continents by age 11 seems like the parent is living vicariously through the child. Wait, there’s an Antarctic Marathon? From the posting about this years marathon: For the registration fee of USD $17,900, participants will be flown round-trip from Punta Arenas, Chile, to the Union Glacier camp in the interior of the Antarctic. Competitors will receive accommodation and food for their entire Antarctic trip and entry to their race of choice. Any of you interested? Not me- I like being warm.

What do you think? If they don’t exit the country over a border, then they will be held hostage.

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