Marines Ordered To Pick Human Feces Before Leaving Kabul
President Joe Biden’s Fiasco during the botched Afghanistan withdrawal of 2021 hit a new low when reports emerged that U.S. Marines were ordered to pick up human feces and other disgusting trash at Kabul airport before they were allowed to return home.
US Marine Corps HUMILIATED. Forced to Clean TALIBAN Feces💩
"Before they were allowed to leave Kabul in August 2021, having just lost 13 comrades to a suicide bomber, Marines were ordered to pick up human feces and other disgusting trash at the airport so as to leave it pristine… pic.twitter.com/WGy6pkwCHZ
— James Porrazzo (@JamesPorrazzo) September 11, 2023
According to the New York Post, the Marines —having just lost 13 of their colleagues to a suicide bomber— were ordered to clean up the feces to keep the airport in clean condition for the Taliban.
Details of the degrading task the Marines were forced to perform were revealed in a new book titled “Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End.”
According to The Post, around 120,000 Afghans had camped at the Kabul airport for weeks, leaving trash, bags, clothes and feces at the passenger terminal.
Marines were furious after being ordered to clean up feces on Aug. 28, 2021. According to one junior Marine who spoke with Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson, the degrading order to clean up the feces came with a that the Marines would only be allowed to leave if the task was completed. Dunleavy and Hasson are co-authors of the book.
Marines were ordered to pick up human feces before they could leave Kabul in August 2021.
The order to clean “came with a threat that we would not leave at all if it was not completed,” one junior Marine told authors Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson.https://t.co/fQY9bgkpgk
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“It was degrading and ridiculous,” the junior Marine said. “We took a lot of casualties and put a lot of effort into that mission and to close it out that way was wrong. Morale was really down at that point, and it was an extremely pointless effort.”
President Biden has come under fire for his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. The president, against the advice of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, had chosen to remove all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021.
Biden’s sharp withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan led to the chaos that saw 13 marines lose their lives to an ISIS-K suicide bomber and ultimately handed the country back to the Taliban.
The president has, however, refused to accept responsibility for his actions. Reports showed that Biden believes the angry reactions to botched withdrawal were “overheated.”