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Father of slain Marine speaks out on ‘chaotic’ scenario in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui was amongst 13 service members killed in Afghanistan earlier this week as the results of a suicide bomber on the Kabul airport. Lance Cpl. Nikoui’s father, Steve Nikoui joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday to debate his son’s service in Afghanistan and the aftermath of his demise.

Nikoui mentioned he and his household have been devastated by the information of his son’s demise, however that his spouse, significantly, was “doing one of the best that she will be able to contemplating the circumstances.”  

Their whole household, Nikoui mentioned, was frightened concerning the scenario in Afghanistan in the course of the ultimate days of the  United States’ presence within the nation. 

“The way in which that the Taliban had just about infiltrated the entire nation so quick, and we have been form of simply, it appeared, left to only this one little airport, actually involved me,” he mentioned. “And the movies that we have been getting and the images we have been getting from him appeared considerably chaotic.”

Movies and pictures of his son interacting with native Afghans, although, put the household comfortable concerning the scenario. 


Nikoui advised host Tucker Carlson the troop withdrawal would have been a lot completely different if the U.S. evacuation had come from Bagram Air Base, calling the scenario on the airport a “turkey shoot,” “chaotic,” and “probably not deliberate out.” 

The morning of the assault, Nikoui and his spouse each awakened with an uneasy feeling and started to observe the information for the scenario on the bottom in Afghanistan, making an attempt to glean any particulars they might about their son.

That night, Nikoui was monitoring the cameras on his driveway, and as quickly as he noticed three males in Marine uniforms flip the nook, his “life modified endlessly.” 

“I went down there and met them earlier than they even knocked on the door,” Nikoui mentioned.


Regardless of the devastating circumstances, Nikoui mentioned the assist he acquired from the Marines was “unimaginable.” 

“These younger males had a lot empathy and have been so involved with me and my household,” he mentioned. “I used to be simply in awe and humbled by their efficiency.” 

Lance Cpl. Nikoui was amongst 13 service members killed in a suicide bomb assault outdoors the Abbey Gabe at Kabul airport in Afghanistan, the deadliest day for U.S. troops in 10 years. 


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