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Outrageous: Pentagon Press Secretary Says Americans ‘Get Stranded in Countries All the Time’

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Pentagon Press Secretary Admiral John Kirby is causing uproar due to his insensitive comments. John Cooper tweeted a video of Kirby speaking to Fox News Tuesday morning with the caption, “Kirby says it’s okay that we left U.S. military assets and weapons behind for the Taliban because they don’t ‘pose a threat to the United States or pose a threat to neighboring nations.”

Kirby’s out-of-touch comments don’t end there. On MSNBC Tuesday morning, Kirby addressed the reports that while no American troops are believed to remain in Afghanistan, an undetermined number of Americans have indeed been left behind.

Kirby suggests that number is in the “low hundreds.” That comment is enraging on its own, but Kirby not only gave zero context for the estimate, he also failed to acknowledge the incredibly important thousands of Afghan allies of the U.S. military who also remain.

However, the real gut punch was when he seemed to excuse the administration’s completely botched evacuation efforts by stating, “we have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time.”

Only weeks ago, Press Secretary Jen Psaki flat out lied to the public during a press conference when she got aggravated at a reporter for asking about “stranded” Americans to which she shot back, “I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.”

Now, you have another Biden administration press secretary contradicting the other one and admitting Americans are stranded, but downplaying the horror. Not to mention, the thirteen young American men and women who perished less than a week ago from the suicide bombing attacks, as well as all those killed the last twenty years of war are also Americans left behind.

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6 Comments

  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    September 5, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Only a complete MORON would make a statement like that. This guy is totally out of touch with reality !!

  2. Rose

    September 5, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Admiral John Kirby should be sent to Afghanistan to check and report back if there are any Americans left behind, and if any of the Afghan people who worked with America are being executed. Send him now! The entire Biden administration should all be put on a plane and sent to Afghanistan.

  3. Duties

    September 5, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Yeah sure. Every time the U.S. military flees from a country after losing a war, American civilians are abandoned, left to the mercy of 7th century barbarians.

  4. Patti Warner

    September 5, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Resign puppet Kirby!

  5. Don Andrew

    September 5, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Republicans need to get tougher and more committed like the Demoncrats who are relentless, driven and ruthless. The Republicans need to be more like them and they need to put an end to the rddiculous Jan
    6 commission. AND they need to support each other 100% to put the democrats in line

  6. Leota k Weber

    September 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    The entire corrupt career politicians in Washington DC should be made a mandatory trip to the Middle East to take a lesson first-hand on how those poor kids felt being made targets for the vicious Taliban that are murderers and ungodly Heathens that will kill all of those that have helped the USA! They consider them infidels as they look at America as an enemy of the planet! Looks like the Biden-Harris administration has shown their true colors when it comes to the few and faithful they put 20-23-year-olds in a position that they did not enlist for because most PRESIDENTs support their military that protects and serve the country not like this MORONIC administration that assassinate their own for a PHOTO-OP on 9/11! I will be surprised if 9/11 comes without an attack from the very ones that BIDEN trusted to “let the people go” to leave safely. Sounds familiar like Egyptian Pharoah who promised to “Let Gods People GO”, HE IS A BONIFIED MORON! Where is the VP while all of this Hell is happening on her watch? OH, she is out campaigning in California for another MORON, Newsom being financed by Soros and his Auntie Pelosi!

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China Warns Olympic Athletes Could Face Serious Consequences if they Speak Publicly on Human Rights

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The 2022 Winter Olympic Games are prepared to begin February 4th in Beijing, but not without consequences. Chinese officials have issued a “warning” to all foreign athletes that they are “subject to certain punishment” if they speak “against the Olympic spirit.”

That “Olympic spirit” means politically speaking out about China. “Any behavior or speech that is against the Olympic spirit, especially against Chinese laws and regulations, are also subject to certain punishment,” said Yan Shu, deputy director-general of international relations for the Beijing Organizing Committee (BOC).

National Review notes the Chinese Party’s suppression of speech is well known and many are concerned with consequences and punishments for political speech because of strict local laws. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the Olympic Charter Rule banning protesting at medal ceremonies would force athletes to follow “applicable public law.”

The Associated Press reports according to the IOC athletes can “enjoy freedom of speech” when speaking to journalists or posting to social media during the games. However, the committee expressed any measures that would protect athletes from Chinese persecution.

CBS Sports reports Global Athlete Group director general Rob Koehler suggested Olympians could suffer severe consequences if they criticize China, especially while in the country itself. “Silence is complicity and that’s why we have concerns,” said Koehler. “We know the human rights record and the allowance of freedom of expression in China, so there’s really not much protection” he added.

Last month White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the U.S. government delegation planned to boycott the Olympic Games over the Chinese government’s human rights abuses, including the presumed detention of tennis star Peng Shuai.

“The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics and Paralympic Games given the PRC’s ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and other human rights abuses. The athletes on team USA have our full support. We will be behind them 100 percent as we cheer them on from home. We will not be contributing to the fanfare of the games,” Psaki said.

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Psaki Warns Russia Could ‘At Any Point Launch An Attack In Ukraine’

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On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki warned that tensions between Russia and Ukraine have grown to the point where “we are now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine.”

Psaki made the comments in response to a reporter asking about Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveling to Europe to meet with top Russian officials.

“This morning, Secretary Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. They agreed to meet in Geneva as you noted. At that meeting, Secretary Blinken will urge Russia to take immediate steps to de-escalate,” Psaki said. “He will also fly to Kiev to consult with President Zelensky and Ukraine’s leaders and to Germany for consultations. As you also know, there is a congressional delegation that is also on their way there. And it’s a note, I would note that that just indicates that support for Ukraine has always been a bipartisan issue, and we welcome that.”

“But where things stand right now, President Putin has created this crisis by amassing 100,000 Russian troops along Ukraine’s borders.

This includes moving Russian forces into Belarus recently for joint exercises and conducting additional exercises on Ukraine’s eastern border,” she continued. “So, let’s be clear, our view is this is an extremely dangerous situation. We are now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine.”

Psaki said that Blinken will push for a diplomatic way forward to de-escalate the situation and that if Russia invades then they “are going to suffer severe economic consequences.”

Russia has been behaving more aggressively in recent months as it has moved military forces to Latin America and might relocate nuclear weapons near the United States coastline.

Russian President Vladimir Putin “wants to extend Russia’s sphere of influence to Eastern Europe and secure written commitments that NATO will never again enlarge,” The New York Times reported. “If he is frustrated in reaching that goal, some of his aides suggested on the sidelines of the negotiations last week, then he would pursue Russia’s security interests with results that would be felt acutely in Europe and the United States.”

“There were hints, never quite spelled out, that nuclear weapons could be shifted to places — perhaps not far from the United States coastline — that would reduce warning times after a launch to as little as five minutes, potentially igniting a confrontation with echoes of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis,” The Times added.

“The current crisis was touched off by the Kremlin’s release of a series of demands that, if the U.S. and its allies agreed, would effectively restore Russia’s sphere of influence close to Soviet-era lines, before NATO expanded into Eastern Europe. It has also demanded that all U.S. nuclear weapons be withdrawn from Europe, saying it felt threatened by their presence — though the types and locations of those weapons haven’t changed in years. And it wants a stop to all Western troop rotations through former Warsaw Pact states that have since joined NATO.”

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