“Sons of Anarchy” star Ron Perlman called on President Joe Biden to “save the day” and help the people he put in peril with the U.S. military’s abrupt withdrawal from the county.
On Tuesday, the actor shared a video message on Twitter imploring the president to escort every Afghan to the airport so they can flee the country.
“I’ve been tossing and turning all night giving this a great deal of thought, and there is one way you can save the day here,” he said. “And that is to tell the Taliban that you are going to escort every Afghan at once to leave the Taliban behind to the airport and put them on planes to safety.”
“Every last one of them,” Perlman continued. “Women, girls, our interpreters, the people who have helped us for the 20 years we were there – every single Afghan who knows that their life is in danger by this swift and hasty set of circumstances.”
On Wednesday the U.S. military pledged to evacuate all American citizens trapped in the country, but admitted to having a limited capacity to gather them in large numbers and noted that they “intend” to help U.S. supporters escape, but Americans are the “priority.”
“Right now there are troops at-risk. We are the United States military, and we will successfully evacuate all American citizens who want to get out of Afghanistan, they are our priority #1,” Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said at a press conference.
“In addition, we intend to evacuate those who have been supporting us for years, and we are not going to leave them behind,” he concluded. “And we will get as many out as possible.”
“I’ll withdraw the fact that the government never stood up to be able to withhold the swift takeover of the Taliban and everything that ensued since,” Perlman went on.
He suggested that Biden should inform the Taliban that ‘We’re coming in, we’re gonna get everybody from all the outskirts of Afghanistan to the airport – anybody who wants to leave gets a free ride from us. And then we leave that place to those people.”
Watch the video here:
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 17, 2021