Viral footage of US Marine aiding baby captures Kabul chaos
WASHINGTON: A heart-breaking video showing a US Marine lifting a baby over a razor wire-topped wall at Kabul's airport caught global attention Friday, amid the chaos of thousands trying to flee Afghanistan newly controlled by the Taliban.
The video, which shows the infant, its diaper slip off, being pulled up by one arm high above a crowd of Afghans seeking to enter the airport, took over social media nearly one week into the airlift to evacuate foreigners and Afghans from the war-torn country.
It put a tender edge on the tense evacuation, in which nearly 6,000 heavily armed US troops have taken control of the airport, while their long-time foe the Taliban patrol the streets outside and begin to exercise what many fear will be a harsh and anti-American rule.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Marines were told the unidentified baby was sick and were asked to help.
"The video you are talking about -- the parent asked the Marines to look after the baby because the baby was ill," he told reporters.
"So the Marine you see reaching over the wall took it to a Norwegian hospital that is at the airport. They treated the child and returned the child to the child's father," he said.
"It was an act of compassion because there was concern about the baby."
DON'T FALL FOR THIS LIBRANDU PROPAGANDA.
Can see the desprate situation...Afghans at all dont feel safe but some idiots show symapthy with Taliban. What a tragedy...can thees supporters send their family & Children to Afghnaitsan under Taliban rule? I gurantee you none will go.......they all Bark and show bravedo from Safe Heaven called India but are COWARDS and will not dare to go to Afgnaistan along with their families.
US and NATO can take all the refugees and babies they want. Don't fall for this trick. Don't accept any Mus m refugees. Syrian refugees are already showing their colour in Germany and France.
Where are Javed n shahrukh n Amir khan....why are they silent ag inst this barbarism.
All Afghans must convert into Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Parsism or Chr tianity and seek Indian Citizenship under CAA and live peacefully.
Haha, forst save dalit from RSS opression and than talk about inviting others. Do you think world does not know what saffronist have done to demorcracy
Shame on Taliban to make life of women, children and infants fearful and miserable....
Being human after destroying their lives forever. How many people will escape the clutches of Taliban? A few hundred perhaps.
The problem with these people are that they become victims of their own re gion
what to do.....po iticians in democracies across the world sucks...
Why Afghanis are not able to convince the peaceful nature of Is m to their brothers?After all they are brothers of the same fa th.And if they cannot what chance do others have of achieving the same?
See how they treat women. Are they object or machine for producing babies? They can not remain piecefull until they respect women. Taliban has asked list of women aged 12-45 yrs. Absolutely shameful.
this reminds me of Vin diesel in Saving P
indeed heart wrenching display of humanity every now and then. however policymakers sitting at White House and Capitol Hills failed miserably in each and every adventure. Uncle Sam must introspect .
first lift back all your defence materials left there free for all ???
big heart needed