Almost Two Dozen Southern California Students Trapped In Afghanistan - CBS Los Angeles

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  17 comments

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Almost Two Dozen Southern California Students Trapped In Afghanistan - CBS Los Angeles
They are students in the Cajon Valley Union School District who traveled back to Afghanistan with their parents for summer break.

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By CBSLA StaffAugust 26, 2021 at 9:56 am Filed Under: Afghanistan, El Cajon, KCAL9, StudentsCBSN-WHITE-H-LosAngeles.png?w=420

EL CAJON (CBSLA) - Nearly two dozen students from the San Diego County city of El Cajon remain trapped in Afghanistan Thursday amid the chaos which has followed the U.S. military's exit from the country and the Taliban taking control.

People who want to flee the country continue to wait around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 25, 2021. (Getty Images)

According to CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, 23 students in the Cajon Valley Union School District and their parents flew to Afghanistan to visit extended family over summer break.

They have been unable to access the Kabul airport in order to fly home, a school district spokesperson told KFMB. The 23 students are from six families.

"Several of our families over summer break independently decided to go home to Afghanistan and see their extended family. A lot of the families, their nuclear families, are here, but all their grandparents and everybody are still in Afghanistan," Michael Serban, Cajon Valley Union School District's director of Family and Children Engagement, told KFMB.

The students and their parents are not U.S. citizens, according to the Los Angeles Times. They reside here on special visas for U.S. military service and are considered allies by the Department of Defense.

President Joe Biden has issued an Aug. 31 deadline to evacuate all Americans from Afghanistan.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

These people NEVER should have gone to Afghanistan this summer. They were warned not to go. 

 
 
 
exexpatnowinTX
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1.1  exexpatnowinTX  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago
These people NEVER should have gone to Afghanistan this summer. They were warned not to go.

Hell has certainly frozen over.  We are in complete and total agreement.

However, they are still Americans and not only in harms way, but in fear of their lives.   As noted in the article, they were visiting "extended family" which indicates they are of Afghan descent and another article on this same topic noted that they were here as SIV recipients as their families were allied interpreters and or workers.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  exexpatnowinTX @1.1    3 weeks ago

Read the second to last paragraph in the article above where it states.

"The students and their parents are not U.S. citizens, according to the Los Angeles Times. They reside here on special visas for U.S. military service and are considered allies by the Department of Defense."

Otherwise I agree with everything else you said.

 
 
 
exexpatnowinTX
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1.1.2  exexpatnowinTX  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1.1    3 weeks ago
Read the second to last paragraph in the article above where it states.

I know.  I had read another article, which I of course cannot now locate, that indicated several were citizens.  Apparently some of the students were born here to parents holding SIV papers and now green cards from years ago.

It's a minor point, since we still owe them our gratitude and help whether citizens or allies.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

Their parents are idiots for giving consent.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    3 weeks ago

From the article.............

23 students in the Cajon Valley Union School District and their parents flew to Afghanistan to visit extended family over summer break.

Their parents are with them..........................

 
 
 
exexpatnowinTX
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1.2.2  exexpatnowinTX  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.1    3 weeks ago
Their parents are with them..........................

Shhhhh....    don't provide such facts so easily discovered.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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1.2.3  Jack_TX  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    3 weeks ago
Their parents are idiots for taking them into a war zone.

There.  Fixed the details for you.

You're 100% correct, BTW.

 
 
 
Duck Hawk
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2  Duck Hawk    3 weeks ago

Then their parents are idiots also for taking them to a war zone (IE places of extreme political unrest). They knew that the US was pulling out of Afghanistan, so they knew the risk to go there.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3  Hal A. Lujah    3 weeks ago

I guess there were no reservations left at the nuclear waste dump so they opted for the next best place.

 
 
 
squiggy
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3.1  squiggy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3    3 weeks ago

"...decided to go home to Afghanistan and see their extended family. A lot of the families, their nuclear families, are here, but all their grandparents and everybody are still in Afghanistan..."

There were only, maybe a dozen sentences?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  squiggy @3.1    3 weeks ago

You think they’re happy with their decision?  They probably won’t have to live with their decision for too long.  I don’t even get why there’s a single American civilian in that country.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.1    3 weeks ago

Maybe because 6 weeks ago Joe Hiden Biden was still telling everyone that the Afghan government and army were still strong. That there were 300,000 Afghan forces with modern weapons, training, and an air force vs 75,000 Taliban. He said that the government and Afghan forces could hold out for two or three years; and that there was "no guarantee" that either would fall.

They made a mistake- they listened to the mighty mental midget in chief; and believed him. Biden never changed his tune all the way up to the fall of Kabul. But in leftist world that makes it the victims' fault. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.3  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.2    3 weeks ago

I guess you just want us to stay there forever then?  We never should have been there this long, and any pullout at any time over the last 20 years would have been the same.

 
 
 
squiggy
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4  squiggy    3 weeks ago

"I don’t even get why..."

Biden stranded them, FFS.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @4    3 weeks ago

No, he didn't.  

 
 
 
Freefaller
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5  Freefaller    3 weeks ago

Who cares?  They and the other 10's of thosands of evacuee's should be staying and fighting for their country. 

 
 
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