Student on holiday in Afghanistan because it’s dangerous says he’s been rescued
The internet has branded the idiotic teen rescued from Afghanistan as 'Lord Miles Routledge'
Miles Routledge, 21, hit headlines yesterday when he admitted he is holidaying in Afganistan "because it was dangerous". When the Taliban took Kabul and the country's government fled, Routledge said he felt abandoned and accepted his fate. However, amongst those actually fleeing the country, Routledge has cut his summer holiday short and has been rescued.
Miles Routledge the "Mad lad" who went to Kabul this past week for clout who at first found it hilarious is now having a nervous breakdown abroad. Don't be Miles, war tourism is one of the scummiest things to do. pic.twitter.com/AoaZI5ZOrs
— Tadeusz Borowski (@TadeuszBorowski) August 16, 2021
He posted to Facebook about his rescue, writing: "Got evacuated at 4ish (it’s 2am now) with 100 or so other civilians, couldn’t message as there were cars emitting signals that would set off bombs, it blocked my AirPods from connecting so I think it blocked all wifi/data."
The Loughbrough student added: "The Taliban let us go through the airport and we met many of them, very long transition period but everyone was smiling and waving at one another, some took selfies with them.
"I slept on a dirt/gravel road and woke up as cars went by. We’re in a new safe house and we’re all hydrated, happy and ready for a few hours of sleep."
The seemingly clueless student continued to update people via social media. "On the flight out we aren’t allowed any liquids at all, no razors and only one bag up to 10kg so everyone is tossing all their belongings into a pile, people are donating each other their items because they can’t carry them.
"Some lads stuffed my body armour and bag with protein bars, over 20 of them. Very happy man rn (right now). Thank you lads."
Miles Routledge, a few days ago https://t.co/pjry7oxdCz
— David Klemperer (@dmk1793) August 15, 2021
A spokesperson for the foreign office told Metro:
"We are aware of this case and are attempting to reach the individual to offer assistance. We are working hard to contact all the British nationals we are aware of who remain in Afghanistan, to help them leave the country.
"The safety of British nationals is our top priority which is why we have been urging British nationals to leave Afghanistan by commercial means since 21 April. On 6 August we updated our advice to urge British nationals to leave immediately and to update us on their plans for departure."
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