Operation Evacuation! US C-17 Cargo Aircraft packed with precious cargo, 640 Afghans leaving Kabul to Qatar!

jomarieb.earth
Posted August 16, 2021 from United States

The US Air Force evacuation flight from Kabul to Qatar were flown in the Boeing airlifter. A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III safely evacuated some 640 Afghans from Kabul late Sunday, August 15th, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight was one of several that was able to take off with hundreds of people aboard, and some of the others may have had an even larger load than 640, the official said.

This only a fraction that will be airlifted. The total needing to leave from the Kabul airport range in the thousands. There are people clinging onto jets as they take off. Some have died holding onto the jets wheels during take-off. The exit is mass panic and chaos. Many jets were grounded to stop the stampede, which is costing precious time to exit. Commercial flights were cancelled.

Our beloved president prides himself that the evacuations won't be like the chaos of Viet Nam's exit. He's correct, it's much worse! 

The Afghans flown from Kabul to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, sat on the floor of the plane’s capacious hold. The procedure is known as “floor loading”; the passengers hang onto cargo straps run from wall to wall serving as makeshift seatbelts. The destination Qatar was reached safely.

Credits: Defense One for content and photo.

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megsmueller
Aug 16
Aug 16

Oh wonderful! Thank you Lord for their safety. Precious cargo indeed. Greetings to you sister! My eye falls upon the little baby on her mother's lap, suckling her "bottie". What a story to tell. The little boy peeping through one eye, comfortably nestled in his father's clutch. Saying a prayer for those who did not make it.

Thank you for sharing dear sis.
Much love to you!

jomarieb.earth
Aug 17
Aug 17

Hi Megs,
I'm see smiles and sighs of relief as well. They are on their way to the unknown. I wish all of them well. There is so much chaos behind them. I hope they have a bright future ahead. Step by step.
Thanks for stopping by sis!
Much love back...JoMarie

Nini Mappo
Aug 18
Aug 18

That is an incredible image, one that says more than a thousand words in the faces of all that hold a hope for safety and a new beginning. Thank you for sharing the hope and desparation intertwined in a the unfolding Afghan crisis. Love to you sis :)

jomarieb.earth
Aug 19
Aug 19

Hey Nini,
I see what you see, and also a massive sigh of relief. A huge vortex made of a shared exhale.
I certainly wish them all of their hopes and dreams.
Love to you back sis!

Busayo Obisakin
Aug 21
Aug 21

This is so sad! People forced to leave their homes and families. Sending you hugs and Love as you face the unknown. Thank God for your safety

jomarieb.earth
Aug 21
Aug 21

Hi Busayo,
It is very sad. But at least the people in the photo didn't have to find out want it would be like to stay with the Taliban. Thanks for stopping by and sending them your blessings.
Hugs...JoMarie

Anna Dylewska
Aug 22
Aug 22

It is really encouraging read in this challenging situation! I am sure that with the strengths described, which they have in themselves, this helping hand may be the turning point for a better beginning!

jomarieb.earth
Aug 22
Aug 22

Hi Anna,
I hope that everyone on this flight, and all the other flights and escapes have a better tomorrow. Yes this is a sad ending and a great beginning. I'm so glad that you stopped by sister!
Hugs...JoMarie

Anna Dylewska
Sep 17
Sep 17

Thank you! This is so inspiring. One thing that I find challenging, is what else do we need to do and how to make it in order to drive the change faster?

jomarieb.earth
Sep 17
Sep 17

Search for an organization in your local area that is working with refugees. Most organizations just want donations. That is always easy to find. But to really get involved, really takes some research. Because the privacy of these people must be protected. I have tried to get involved with helping women soldiers locally in my city, other than donating I kept hitting walls. Let me know what you find sister!

Anna Dylewska
Sep 18
Sep 18

Thanks! Will do

Beth Lacey
Aug 26
Aug 26

This whole situation is such a disaster. Thank God this plane was able to get all those people out. Praying for everyone who is still there.

jomarieb.earth
Aug 26
Aug 26

There have been many more airlifts since this one. Now the situation has taken a dire turn. There was an explosion just outside of the airport. There are still approximately 250,000 people still needing to evacuate. This is so pathetic.
Thanks for stopping by Beth!
Hugs...JoMarie