Rep. Ronny Jackson Fumes that Staged Evacuation Failed Until State Department Got Involved

Organizers of a private rescue mission of four Americans including a mom and her children from Afghanistan claimed the U.S. State Department is trying to take credit for the evacuation despite playing a limited role. That limited role being negotiating an agreement to leave which changed the course of the rescue from repeated failures toContinue reading “Rep. Ronny Jackson Fumes that Staged Evacuation Failed Until State Department Got Involved”

China Seeks to Expand It’s Imperial Influence with Friendly Taliban Relations

A Taliban spokesman said Friday that China has promised to keep its embassy in Afghanistan open and to increase “humanitarian aid” to the war-ravaged country. Abdul Salam Hanafi, a member of the Islamist group’s political office in Doha, Qatar, “held a phone conversation with Wu Jianghao, Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China,”Continue reading “China Seeks to Expand It’s Imperial Influence with Friendly Taliban Relations”

Taliban Upset US Military Equipment Left Behind is Nonfunctioning

Taliban fighters are feeling angry and betrayed Wednesday after discovering that Afghan National Army helicopters abandoned at Kabul’s airport have been rendered inoperable by departing U.S. troops, according to a report. An Al Jazeera reporter who toured a hanger on the military side of the airport said in a video that the terrorist group “expectedContinue reading “Taliban Upset US Military Equipment Left Behind is Nonfunctioning”

Trump Finally Reveals How He Would Have Handled Afghanistan: All Out War

Donald Trump has had a lot to say about how Joe Biden has mishandled the withdrawal from Afghanistan—but, when given the chance to explain what he would have done differently, Trump’s master plan boiled down to leaving the country in smoldering ruins before leaving it forever. The ex-president appeared on Fox Business on Tuesday morningContinue reading “Trump Finally Reveals How He Would Have Handled Afghanistan: All Out War”

Overly Emotional Parents Blame Biden for ISIS-K Suicide Bombing

The father of a US Marine who was killed in the attack last week at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, said he challenged President Joe Biden to “learn the stories” of the victims at the ceremony where the remains of service members were returned to the US. It seems in his distress he has confusedContinue reading “Overly Emotional Parents Blame Biden for ISIS-K Suicide Bombing”

First Time in 20 Years a President Followed Through on Campaign Promise to Leave Afghanistan

The Pentagon announced Monday that the very last U.S. military plane had lifted off from the airport in Kabul, ending 20 years of America’s on-the-ground war and occupation of Afghanistan. “Every single U.S. servicemember is out of Afghanistan,” said Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, in a televised statement. According to McKenzie, theContinue reading “First Time in 20 Years a President Followed Through on Campaign Promise to Leave Afghanistan”

Taliban Vows to Ban Opium, Risking Economic Collapse

In a few months, farmers in Afghanistan will begin planting the fall poppy crop, eventually blanketing the dusty countryside in resplendent white, pink and red flowers. It will mark the first time in 20 years that the illicit plant — the raw ingredient of opium and its derivative, heroin — will grow free of interferenceContinue reading “Taliban Vows to Ban Opium, Risking Economic Collapse”

US Destroys Eagle Base to Protect Sensitive Information as Evacuation Deadline Nears

American forces on Thursday destroyed the last CIA outpost in Afghanistan outside of the Kabul airport in order to keep sensitive equipment and information away from the Taliban, US officials told  The New York Times. A controlled demolition was utilized to blow up Eagle Base, a former brick factory repurposed into a facility employed toContinue reading “US Destroys Eagle Base to Protect Sensitive Information as Evacuation Deadline Nears”

Trump Beats the Drum of Fascist Dogmatism; ‘Only I Could Have Stopped This’

Former President Donald Trump “slammed,” his more successful predecessor, President Biden for the deadly terrorist attacks at the Kabul airport that killed more than 100 people, including 13 U.S. service members. Mr. Trump, with no basis in reality, said the attack would not have happened on his watch. “This tragedy should never have taken place,”Continue reading “Trump Beats the Drum of Fascist Dogmatism; ‘Only I Could Have Stopped This’”