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BREAKING NEWS: OK Congressman Markwayne Mullin is MISSING near Afganistan

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posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: CptGreenTea

Just a cynical guess. The state of politicians today makes me think the worst of all of them.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: shaemac

A bit of stupid thing to do ImO.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 07:35 AM
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Update (11 p.m. Tuesday): Meredith Blanford, communications director for Congressman Markwayne Mullin, released a statement to the Tulsa World late Tuesday, saying the following:

“Congressman Mullin has been and is currently completely safe. He and the Office of Oklahoma’s Second District will continue to do anything in our power to bring home all Americans from the war zone that President Biden abandoned. The safety and security of the American people will always be his top priority. We have no further comment at this time.”



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: CrazeeWorld777
a reply to: shaemac

A bit of stupid thing to do ImO.


On discussion boards where politicians post commentary, they get hostile responses, demanding they ‘DO SOMETHING!!!!’. This guy does do something, and he gets called a moron and stupid. Cant win.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 08:49 AM
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I would wholeheartedly support and commend this guy if he provided all the resources to enable qualified personnel to go into Afghanistan and extricate stranded and abandoned American's etc.

To put himself in harms way is, at best, reckless.
The most cynical amongst us - of which I would normally include myself, but perhaps not in this instance - would accuse him of grandstanding and trying to make political capital out of such a desperate situation.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

If he managed to get folks out safely with his actions and did not endanger anyone else aside from himself in doing so, grandstanding or not that's some serious political capital he did in fact gain. Provided everything went perfectly he'll be up for higher offices at some point in the future and people will remember it. Was it a huge risk? Absolutely. Did it pay off? Only time will tell on that one.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: Freeborn

If he was grandstanding he would be live streaming it. He did what any elected official should and he went a bit further. He should be commended not condemned. Is the US government really going to say he put lives in danger after their # show in Kabul?




posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 11:40 AM
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It does appear that yes he was actually trying, at least trying harder than those in Washington. It also appears that he was not stupid enough to attempt to go on some ill-fated rogue mission into Afghanistan and get himself kidnapped. It seems that during this attempt, he didn't enter into Afghanistan from the other Trashcanistan country.



U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin posted a message on Instagram Wednesday saying he was heading home after “helping get Americans out of Afghanistan.”

The message came after the Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that Mullin had been in the region and argued with U.S. State Department personnel over his plans to get into Afghanistan.

The Post reported that Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican, asked U.S. embassy staff in Tajikistan on Monday to help him bring in more cash than that country allows so he could then go to neighboring Afghanistan to rescue five Americans.


USAToday Congressman Markwayne Mullin Had Plan To Enter Afghanistan

The Post, quoting unnamed sources, reported that the embassy refused and that Mullin then threatened them, though the actual threats were not reported. The Post said it was Mullin’s second attempt in the past two weeks to get into Afghanistan.

In the Instagram post, Mullin said, “I am heading home. Have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. Am I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn’t safe to be communicating. Am I extremely disappointed in how we (United States) left Americans behind … that would be an understatement.

“President Biden and his administration are absolutely lying to the American people about Americans and our friends being left behind.”



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posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
There is an existing thread on it, different forum though.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Thanks. When I got here I hit "new posts" and didnt see it. I will ask a Mod to close this.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: BrujaRebooted

originally posted by: CrazeeWorld777
a reply to: shaemac

A bit of stupid thing to do ImO.


On discussion boards where politicians post commentary, they get hostile responses, demanding they ‘DO SOMETHING!!!!’. This guy does do something, and he gets called a moron and stupid. Cant win.


Quoted for truth.



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 02:51 PM
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I did ask a MOD to close this as there is another thread....but it is still open. So for those still posting/following this.

Here is an UPDATE.

Markwayne Mullin Makes Contact



Verified
I am heading home...
Have we been helping get Americans out of Afghanistan, yes. Is the mission continuing, yes. Am I missing, no. Did I go dark for a little, yes because it wasn’t safe to be communicating. Am I extremely disappointed in how we (United States) left Americans behind… that would be an understatement. President Biden and his administration are absolutely lying to the American people about Americans and our friends being left behind.
So many great Americans, many who are Veterans and many who are not, are stepping up to keep our promise….. We will never leave an American behind. #mullinfamily #usakeepsourpromise #godblessamerica #loveourcountry🇺🇸 #Ordinarypeopledoingextraordinarythings




posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: Hypntick
a reply to: Freeborn

If he managed to get folks out safely with his actions and did not endanger anyone else aside from himself in doing so, grandstanding or not that's some serious political capital he did in fact gain. Provided everything went perfectly he'll be up for higher offices at some point in the future and people will remember it. Was it a huge risk? Absolutely. Did it pay off? Only time will tell on that one.


Perhaps it paid off in live Americans?



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 05:09 PM
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Not being funny but… what sort of idiot does this?

I can’t fault him on his willingness to get seriously hurt or killed, or his bravery

Like… image you just jumped up and said, fk it I’m gonna take a truck load of money, go into a war zone and rescue people, when Afghans are falling off planes in the middle of the air so desperate to leave

You’d have to be nuts or on a coc aine session with the lads to even consider doing it

Utter Madness lately lol



posted on Sep, 1 2021 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: shaemac
I did ask a MOD to close this as there is another thread....but it is still open. So for those still posting/following this.
ATS has always had an exception to the multiple threads rule, within allows the same topic to appear in a "breaking news" forum, and one other forum. Assuming that same policy is still in effect with the new owners, there's no reason to close the thread, since this is the breaking news forum.

Thanks for the update.



posted on Sep, 16 2021 @ 03:00 PM
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LOL Trashcanistan
a reply to: BrokenCircles



posted on Sep, 17 2021 @ 03:53 AM
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a reply to: rustydog

I wish I could take credit for 'Trashcanistan', but I actually heard it on the TV show 'SEAL Team', on CBS Network. I think it was Sonny who said it.



edit on 9/17/21 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 17 2021 @ 04:01 AM
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whoops, nm
edit on 17-9-2021 by NoCorruptionAllowed because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 20 2021 @ 01:14 PM
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I'll keep it in mind.




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