Afghanistan-Kabul falls to Taliban - U.S. Embassy staff evacuated by helicopter

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  • redvip2000
    Biden just committed an Archduke Ferdinand-level mistake all because he doesn’t understand foreign policy and his base hated everything Trump did for world peace.

    Don't give him so much credit. At this point, we're lucky if he knows where the middle east is. If Taiwan falls and the world allows this, then we know that we are on a fast track to China making the world bend their knee to their will.

  • Me.Wonderful

    US forces had already been in decline since the Trump administration and the peace accords had already been signed before Biden was even in office. The real decision made here by the Biden administration was to follow though with the plans Trump already made.

    Ironic, don't you think ?

  • fulltimestudent

    Conflicting stories out of Afghanistan. I've seen images suggesting that Taliban soldiers are preventing Afghanis reaching the airport.

    And then, this story in India's Economic Times"

    Quote: "But the Taliban fighters outside the Indian embassy weren't there to extract revenge, but rather to escort them to Kabul airport, where a military aircraft was on standby to evacuate them after New Delhi decided to shut its mission.

    As the first of nearly two dozen vehicles drove out of the embassy late on Monday, some of the fighters waved and smiled at the passengers -- an AFP correspondent among them.
    One guided them towards the street leading out of the city's green zone ..

    Read more at:"

  • Simon
    The real decision made here by the Biden administration was to follow though with the plans Trump already made.

    No, don't lie and spread your fake news. That is pure BS. The plan was not to withdraw troops and leave civilians.

    That idiotic plan is all on Biden. Only a senile old fool would think that qualified as any kind of plan at all.

  • Me.Wonderful
  • Me.Wonderful
  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    @me.wonderful: the plan Trump made was contingent on Taliban keeping the deal, which they didn’t as soon as Biden got in. The US also wasn’t going to withdraw air support, which Biden simply evacuated all US bases with the equipment still there and let the Taliban simply walk in while the Afghan forces had literally no air, logistical or intelligence support.

    The left is indeed spinning this as Trump did it, but last I checked, he hasn’t been in office for nearly a year. Trump wasn’t just going to dump the entire country and evacuate.

  • Me.Wonderful

    Trump was more than aware as the soldiers were leaving the Taliban was gaining ground thought out the country. All US forces were suppose to be out of the country in May under Trumps plan.

    Afghanistan was doomed no matter who the president was . The idea Biden could saved the country with 3000 soldiers is stupid and the US public has no stomach for a greater conflict.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked, “[W]e’ve all seen the pictures. We’ve seen those hundreds of people packed into a C-17. We’ve seen Afghans falling –.”

    Biden then cut in to state, “That was four days ago, five days ago.”

    Stephanopoulos then asked, “What did you think when you first saw those pictures?”

    Biden answered, “What I thought was, we have to gain control of this. We have to move this more quickly. We have to move in a way in which we can take control of that airport. And we did."

    Anyone else confused by his statements? Poor Joe. ”

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  • FFGhost

    Fascinating article with an unexpected reason why Afghanistan fell so fast. Don't know how much I agree with it, but at the very least it makes some solid points.

    Did America just lose Afghanistan because of WhatsApp? – Preston Byrne

    So what the hell happened?


    WhatsApp is an American product. It can be switched off by its parent, Facebook, Inc, at any time and for any reason. The fact that the Taliban were able to use it at all, quite apart from the fact that they continue to use it to coordinate their activities even now as American citizens’ lives are imperiled by the Taliban advance which is being coordinated on that app, suggests that U.S. military intelligence never bothered to monitor Taliban numbers and never bothered to ask Facebook to ban them.

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