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Biden Authorizes $500 Million in Emergency Aid to Help Fleeing Afghan Refugees



Refugees on the road

President Biden has allocated up to $500 million to assist Afghan refugees from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund. Biden issued the order Monday evening, after he returned to the White House from his vacation at Camp David.

Biden’s order stated that the funds are for the “purpose of meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs of refugees, victims of conflict, and other persons at risk as a result of the situation in Afghanistan.”

The order draws its authority from the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, said Biden. The Act was implemented with the intention for the United States president to be able to aid individuals displaced by conflict, persecution and other risks around the world.

Newsweek writes, “as the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, the Biden administration is scrambling to evacuate Afghan allies who aided the U.S. during its 20-year occupation. The Taliban has rapidly re-taken the country over the past two weeks.”

Former U.S. Army Captain Blake Hall explained to Newsweek the Taliban executes those who are friendly to the United States. He fears the worst for Afghan citizens who helped the United States in any capacity; “They’ll be hunted down and killed, and many times their families will be killed, too” said Hall who served in Mosul, Iraq.

Newsweek reports, “since 2014, the Taliban has murdered at least 300 Afghans who served as interpreters for U.S. forces, according to No One Left Behind, a veteran-led group for Afghan and Iraqi interpreters.”

Declaring victory, the Taliban released a statement Monday, in which they claim U.S. friendly Afghans have nothing to fear. “[Such Afghans] should show remorse for their past actions and must not engage in such activities in the future that amount to treason against Islam and the country” the statement reads.

“But none should currently desert the country. The Islamic Emirate will not perturb them but calls them to return to their normal lives and if they do have expertise in any field, to serve their country, They shall not be in any danger on our part.” The hundreds of thousands of citizens desperately clinging to airplanes and helicopters evacuating Kabul’s airport would suggest no one believes the Taliban is speaking the truth.

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    August 18, 2021 at 9:13 am

    The LUNATIC should be concentrating on the up to 12000 AMERICANS that are still in the country and getting them out FIRST !He’s such an INCOMPETENT MORON !

  2. BlueBoomerange

    August 18, 2021 at 10:06 am

    The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (aka: The Taliban) assures everyone that citizens are in no danger… blah, blah, blah. Anyone believing this? This is another ‘Iran’ except with no oil to use as income. That being said, America owes Trash-can-istan ‘nothing’. We’re spent billions of taxpayer dollars there for ‘nothing’. To spend millions more trying to ‘rescue’ their ‘refugees’ then rapidly relocate them to the US is ridiculous. I heard yesterday that Fort McCoy in Wisconsin is going to be used to house Afghan ‘refugees’ Biden is planning on rescuing! Just like relocating illegal aliens to ‘red’ states, he’s now sending Afghan’s to ‘red’ states. The most incompetent dictator-in-chief ever!

  3. Bmac

    August 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Now he spends more to try and repair another screw up. He has the magic touch everything he touches turns to shore.

  4. teresa

    August 18, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    this shows the incompetency of biden and all dems. they are hypocrites – making statements and taking them back, doing things and taking them back. seven months of ruination and it’s goin to get worse. this is why biden and the dums should all be impeached. no common sense

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Afghan Journalists Release Photos After Being Severely Beaten by Taliban for Covering Women’s Protest




Two Afghan journalists, photographer Nematullah Naqdi and reporter Taqi Daryabi were severely beaten by the Taliban for reporting on a women’s protest in Kabul. The two were battered after being beaten with batons, electric cables and whips. The beating occurred after being detained for several hours by Taliban fighters a day earlier.

The two men, who work for Afghan’s media outlet Etilaat Roz, released photos of their bruised bodies once back in their Kabul office, after being released from Taliban custody. Naqdi told Agence France-Presse “One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head…I thought they were going to kill me.”

Daryabi added “we were in so much pain that we couldn’t move.” Naqdi said he was told “you are lucky you weren’t beheaded” when asked why they were being beaten. When covering a protest on Wednesday outside a Kabul police station calling for an end to Taliban violations of women and girls, Naqdi said a Taliban fighter immediately tried to grab his camera when he began taking photos.


The Taliban were also rounding up anyone filming or taking photos of the demonstration, added Naqdi. The two say they were taken to a nearby police station where the beatings took place, only to be released after several hours.


The New York Post reports dozens of Afghan reporters have been beaten or accosted in recent weeks since the Taliban has recovered control of Afghanistan. The Taliban, however, claims that they will uphold press freedoms under their new regime. As has been proven time and time again, not much faith, if any, can be placed into anything the Taliban says or promises.

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Raw Footage from Marine’s Helmet GoPro Shows ‘Two Straight Weeks of Worsening Conditions’ in Kabul




The Blaze got ahold of raw video taken from a Marine’s GoPro which shows the true chaos endured by those in Kabul as U.S. evacuations took place at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Marine Cpl. Mike Markland strung together the video clips from his helmet’s GoPro camera. The footage “captured the grittiness and desperation of the hurried evacuation” and reveals “two straight weeks of worsening conditions” on the ground, as seen from the viewpoint of the Marine from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

The  7-minute video has been saved on a YouTube page and shows U.S. service members disabling American military equipment and vehicles. It also shows stacks of AK-47s, PK machine guns, M-16s, and other weapons likely abandoned by the Afghan military after the country collapsed. The end of the video pays tribute to the 13 U.S. service members who died in the suicide bombing in Kabul.

Markland originally posted the video to his Instagram account, but it has since been deleted. The Blaze reports Task & Purpose published the video, as well as Markland’s comments on social media before the video, had been removed.

“I hope this answers questions but also provokes you to ask more,” Markland captioned the since-deleted Instagram video. “To my brothers and sisters who were there I made this for you and your family. When you have the lack of ability to explain all that happened in those two weeks, show them this. Stand tall and wear the last two weeks on your chest.”

“I haven’t found a way to explain it with any words I know,” the Marine admitted.

“Many of us joined because we liked fighting and were good with adversity and conflict,” Markland reportedly wrote. “Two weeks in Kabul at HKIA put all of that to the test. I can’t say enough how proud I am of the Marines I serve with.”

“Odds were stacked against us. Circumstances undeniably out of our control, but we never let it deter our tenacious approach towards our mission at hand. Adversity and challenges happened 24/7,” Markland said.

The Marine noted that “almost all had no predesignated plan.”

“We did our absolute best and remained stoic through the sleepless nights and round-the-clock work with minimal food and water,” he continued. “Staying up for two or more days straight at a time grinding but remaining intensely vigilant.”

The Blaze writes of the footage, “Markland’s video paints a far more shambolic Kabul exit than the sanitized photos and videos provided by the Department of Defense.”

The Blaze continues and details the footage:

The Afghans are densely packed into small areas with barbed wire fences at the borders of the holding area outside the Kabul airport. Marines shoot crowd munitions to attempt to calm the frantic masses. When crowd munitions aren’t effective, Marines are seen firing off warning shots from their firearms in an attempt to control the large crowds.

Babies are seen being handed to the Marines for safety. Lacking medical equipment, wounded people are taken to get treatment on a ladder. Men and women are seen bursting into tears. In one clip, a man in civilian clothes bashes another person with the stock of his AK-47.

Despite the sheer inhumanity of the bedlam, there are moments of hopeful humanity as Marines give fist bumps to smiling Afghans.

Marines bond in a circle as the song “Halftime” by Nas blares in the background. They pass around the camera, make silly faces, throw a pineapple at each other, and enjoy friendly bicycle races.

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