Obama Quietly Disables Instagram Comments amid Afghanistan Collapse
'Comments on this post have been limited'
Former President Barack Obama's Instagram page was suspended for a brief time on Monday morning as commenters flooded his account amid the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
The Democrat ex-POTUS is yet to issue a public statement on the Afghanistan disaster after the country fell to Taliban rule and thousands are attempting to flee.
Obama’s Instagram posts said:
"Comments on this post have been limited" for roughly two hours Monday morning.
Obama's most recent post, touting his "All on the Line" redistricting campaign, had around 885 comments before being shut down.
"Afghanistan needs your help. Please please help Afghanistan," one commenter wrote.
"The blood of the #Afghan people is on the hands of those who have remained silent in the face of oppression and have made friends with the Taliban," wrote another.
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"History will not forget your crime."
"What did we accomplish in Afghanistan if we turn tail and run now?" asked another.
"They need us! That is not the American way! We do not surrender and run! We stay and fight and until the issues are resolved, which is true independence!"
Hashtags #help_afghanistan and #afghanistanisbleeding, were posted by commenters before it was disabled.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama's Instagram page was also disabled during the same time period.
An Obama spokesperson said there was "no intentionality on our side" regarding the Instagram shut-off.
Joe Biden is facing massive criticism amid images of the U.S. Embassy being evacuated in Kabul just two months after he promised it wouldn't happen.
Amid the chaos, Biden has been on vacation at the Camp David presidential retreat.
The White House issued a statement over the weekend blaming Donald Trump for setting a May 1 troop withdrawal date and leaving the Taliban "in the strongest position militarily since 2001."
Obama has remained silent on Biden's handling of Afghanistan.
In Craig Whitlock's forthcoming book, "The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War," he accused Obama of lying to the American people when he claimed in 2014 that war with Afghanistan had reached a "conclusion."
Meanwhile, protesters gathered outside the White House following the news of the collapse of Afghanistan as the Taliban seizes control.
Members of the Afghan diaspora and their supporters protested in Washington, D.C., as Taliban terrorists stormed the Afghanistan capital city of Kabul and took power.