The media published one of the most humiliating shots in U.S. history. Such data were presented by British journalists.
Some time ago a photograph appeared on the Internet, which depicted an American soldier, desperately clutching a flag of the United States. At that moment he was leaving Afghanistan with the national symbol of his country.
According to the British journalists, the picture is the embodiment of the humiliating flight of the U.S. military and the failure of the entire US campaign in Afghanistan. It is reported by the Daily Mail.
вЂњA photograph has emerged in which an American soldier desperately clutches the flag of the American embassy as it is loaded into the plane. All this symbolizes the failure of the U.S. campaign in that country,вЂќ the Daily Mail authors noted.
British media observers say the images show far from the proudest moment for the so-called Old Glory. The photo, showing the humiliating flight of the United States, was shown by most of the world's media.
The U.S. Embassy was officially closed and evacuated along with the flag, and Ambassador Ross Wilson and other diplomats arrived at Kabul airport for their departure from Afghanistan. British analysts estimate that these embarrassing scenes for the U.S. government have much in common with the 1975 evacuation of the U.S. embassy from Saigon.
According to U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price, diplomats from the embassy were evacuated by Chinook helicopters. The United States intends to remove about 5,000 people a day from the country, while Britain intends to remove 1,200. At the same time last Monday, they managed to evacuate only a few hundred people. Experts predict that the operation could drag on for weeks or even months because the pace is so slow.
вЂњAbout 6,000 U.S. soldiers have already surrounded the airport, using barbed wire and armored vehicles. In this way they are trying to prevent infiltration of the runway,вЂќ stated the authors of the British edition.