LM NEWS 24
LM NEWS 24

Former UK Diplomat Reveals Govt’s ‘Failure’ In Evacuation From Afghanistan

A former UK diplomat has claimed on Tuesday said that the United Kingdom government’s chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan led to people being left to die at the hands of the Taliban.

In a 40-page report presented to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Raphael Marshall, who was a desk officer at the Foreign Ministry at the time, wrote that “fewer than 5 per cent” of the 75,000 to 150,000 Afghans who applied for evacuation before the Taliban takeover in August received help from the UK government, Sputnik reported.
“It is clear that some of those left behind have since been murdered by the Taliban,” he claimed.

Sputnik quoting Marshall reported that no member of the team working on these cases had “studied Afghanistan, worked on Afghanistan previously, or had a detailed knowledge of Afghanistan.”

“At the height of the crisis on the afternoon of Saturday 21 August, I was the only person monitoring and processing emails in the Afghan special cases inbox,” he added.

Marshall, who quit the department on September 21, also said that junior officials were “scared by being asked to make hundreds of life and death decisions about which they knew nothing,” as per Sputnik.

Another claim made by the whistleblower refers to the Foreign Office receiving an instruction from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use “considerable capacity” to help animals that were being cared for by the Nowzad Dog charity run by a former Royal Marine commando leave Afghanistan.

“There was a direct trade-off between transporting Nowzad’s animals and evacuating British nationals and Afghans evacuees, including Afghans who had served with British soldiers,” he said.

He also accused the then foreign minister, Dominic Raab, of showing a misunderstanding of the haphazard process and desperate position at Kabul airport by delaying several emergency evacuation referrals. (ANI)

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies basic services cannot be provided.

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
  • PHPSESSID

Used on sites built with Wordpress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
  • wordpress_test_cookie

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x