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I am a heartless bastard and I don't care what happens to these people:

At least 24 students from the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon and 16 parents are stranded in Afghanistan after taking a summer trip abroad. 

They are among thousands of individuals waiting to leave the country amid political unrest caused by the U.S. military pullout after 20 years of occupation. The U.S. government is accelerating efforts to rescue Americans as the Taliban takes over the country. 

Cajon Valley Supt. David Miyashiro told school district board members via text message Tuesday that he and other Cajon Valley staff met virtually with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Bonsall) and his staff about the situation. 

Miyashiro said that the families are on special visas for U.S. military service and that the Department of Defense considers them allies. He said that the district was able to provide information on the families and that government officials are working to locate the children and their families. He said he was encouraged by the assistance.

There's no common sense anymore? Afghanistan is a war zone. It has been the site of ongoing conflict for decades. You don't fucking just "go on a summer trip" to a place like that. What the hell were these adults thinking when they took their kids there?

The State Department told every American in Afghanistan to GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY back in May. And they have essentially made Afghanistan a "don't fucking travel here" destination for as long as anyone can remember. In fact, it has long been under a travel advisory, which is set at level 4 due to "crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict and COVID-19."

Cajon Valley Union School District, good luck to you. You fucked around and now you're finding out. Next year's trip to North Korea is probably cancelled, so thanks a lot.

(Yes, I know that our government will do whatever it takes to get these people to safety but what the goddamned hell?)

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