When Government Fails – “Task Force Pineapple”
Army Lt. Col. Scott Mann, a retired Green Beret commander who led a private rescue effort to bring appropriate evacuees through Taliban lines to Kabul Airport. ABC News covered the story. You should read the whole article.
After succeeding with helping dozens of Afghan commandos and interpreters get into the protective ring of the airport created by the 6,000 American troops Slow Joe Biden dispatched to the airfield after Kabul fell to the Taliban, the group initiated an ambitious ground operation this week aided by U.S. troops inside. The objective was to move individuals and families through the cover of darkness on the “Pineapple Express.” The week-long effort and Wednesday’s operation were observed by ABC News under the agreement of secrecy while the heart-pounding movements unfolded.
The operation carried out Wednesday night was an element of “Task Force Pineapple,” an informal group whose mission began as a frantic effort on Aug. 15 to get one former Afghan commando who had served with Mann into the Kabul airport as he was being hunted by the Taliban who were texting him death threats.
They knew he had worked with U.S. Special Forces and the elite SEAL Team Six for a dozen years, targeting Taliban leadership, and was, therefore, a high-value target for them, sources told ABC News…
Some of you texted me this article as did my daughter, Heather.
There is a lesson in this.
I ran into a situation with my own company recently where an assessment of US Government activities came into question. I asked the client, “Do you trust USGOV?” Client said, “they’re a bunch of treacherous snakes, that’s why I came to you.” It’s the state of affairs, sadly and everyone sees it with the exception of a few of the woke and CNN.
One Good Turn Deserves Another