So it’s NOT just Biden and the US…..
The government’s handling of its “Ortskräfte,” or local staff, has provoked harsh criticism in Germany. Ministries and officials have traded blame over why the country failed to act sooner on evacuations, piling on pressure ahead of tightly fought elections in September.
While other coalition countries are also scrambling to make rescues, Germany’s process has been faulted for being particularly narrow in scope, initially only accepting those who had worked for its military or agencies during the past two years. Subcontractors were excluded.
“It’s shameful that the government didn’t step up and do what was supposed to be their job,” said Grotian, who runs the Patenschaftsnetzwerk Afghanische Ortskräfte, or Sponsorship Network for Afghan Local Staff, a nongovernmental organization in Germany that supports Afghans who have helped German forces.
Frustrated with the lack of official action as Germany withdrew its soldiers in July, Grotian had set up the safe houses to get the vulnerable to Kabul. There, they could, in theory, apply for German visas.
By the time the troops left, 2,400 visas had been issued for Afghans — covering several hundred staff then employed by German ministries, and their families. After a public outcry and numerous demonstrations by Afghan workers at German bases, the government expanded its criteria to people it had employed from 2013 on….
German special forces now are being dispatched via helicopter to carry out risky rescue missions for those trapped….
In the above linked piece we find out that Dutch Spec Ops people are also operating in Afghan evacuations …..