There IS something VERY WRONG that that people have had to go to Washington Post to get America to ‘do the ring thing’ for someone who put himself and his family in harms way for America….
America should be ashamed of a President that would allow THIS to be happening…..
And I’m sure he isn’t the only one in this situation….
“I found a house to hide from the Afghan government and the Taliban,” Asadi, 32, said by phone from an undisclosed location, where he has been sheltering with his 4-year-old daughter and wife after weeks of refuge at a U.S. base came to an end.
The episode, first reported by Stars and Stripes, has rallied a dozen former U.S. pilots who worked with Asadi. They said U.S. officials turned their back on him after a career that includes saving the lives of American pilots and have urged lawmakers in their states to focus on the issue. They have pledged spare bedrooms, jobs and money in hopes Asadi will be allowed to move.
The pilots describe Asadi as a talented aviator who they say has killed more militants than anyone else in the Afghan air force. His precision and willingness to fly in dangerous missions is so well-known that commanders request his support by name, said Bryan McAlister, a former Army pilot who advised Asadi.
That reputation, and U.S. highlights of his work, has drawn the eye of insurgents, Asadi said, adding that his father received a letter demanding he give up his son or face retribution.
The letter was among evidence that Asadi used to appeal to the United States, circumventing Afghan channels, he said…
…He refused to report back for duty because he did not have confidence in the government and feared jail as punishment for leaving his unit, he said.
Instead, he fled to the U.S. base in Kandahar in November, where he stayed for weeks until U.S. officials forced him to leave. He went into hiding Monday.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department declined to comment on their decision.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), an Iraq veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, said the decision harmed national security and appeared connected to general anti-immigrant sentiment emanating from the Trump administration.
“Why else wouldn’t we take care of our partner heroes?” he asked.
Asadi isn’t the only Afghan service member facing threats, former Afghan and U.S. pilots have acknowledged. But they also point to Asadi’s record, saying he has done enough. In July, he led a mission to recover a U.S. pilot who crashed near Taliban territory, providing security as a rescue helicopter arrived, a commendation said….