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Washington Post Fall of Kabul

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posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 06:50 PM
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“He not only abandoned his country, but then unraveled the security situation in Kabul,” said a senior U.S. official. “People just simply melted away, from the airport to everywhere else.”

In the void, law and order began to break down, with reports of armed gangs moving through the streets.

In a hastily arranged in-person meeting, senior U.S. military leaders in Doha — including McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command — spoke with Abdul Ghani Baradar, head of the Taliban’s political wing.

“We have a problem,” Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. “We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”



Throughout the day, Biden had remained resolute in his decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Afghan government hadn’t changed his mind.

McKenzie, aware of those orders, told Baradar that the U.S. mission was only to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and others at risk. The United States, he told Baradar, needed the airport to do that.

On the spot, an understanding was reached, according to two other U.S. officials: The United States could have the airport until Aug. 31. But the Taliban would control the city.


We were offered control of the city, we would have manned check points, we could have gotten people out, we could have saved so many more...

Instead that arrogant pudding brain couldnt be bothered to come back from vacation, nor apparently anyone else in his administration.

What the F was the Pentagon doing also, why on earth would you not accept the offer, you could improve security make certain you got everyone out this decision makes no sense, where are the soldiers, sailors and airmen with a spine to tell them they are fools and this was going to get people killed.

Fricking sycophants...



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 11:17 PM
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We were offered control of the city, we would have manned check points, we could have gotten people out, we could have saved so many more...

Instead that arrogant pudding brain couldnt be bothered to come back from vacation, nor apparently anyone else in his administration.


Well said. People like to think and believe their government actually cares for them and they do care come tax time especially if you owe them money or they can use you as a political tool.. Soldiers and people who put their lives on the line for some government policy thought up and backed by the bankers or whoever might be having a change of heart about now...? Myself and many others did after Vietnam fell, not that we did anything other than not work for the government anymore but still ... many have had enough from these idiots in government..



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 11:22 PM
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Afghanistan may have not had to fall at all of we left when we said we would.

Hubris and vindictive malice are on full display.



posted on Aug, 30 2021 @ 11:22 PM
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Leave no man behind.

*shakes head*



posted on Aug, 31 2021 @ 12:00 AM
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These
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