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White House: Thousands More to be Evacuated from Afghanistan, Including ‘Significant Number of Americans’



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On July 8, President Biden said, “there’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the – of the United States from Afghanistan…The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” Fast forward to this past weekend, and the “circumstances” are alarmingly worse.

The scenes of hundreds of thousands desperately attempting to flee Afghanistan for their only chance at survival is being compared to the capture of Saigon by the Vietnamese Communists in 1975, ending the Vietnam War. On Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed he had successfully fled Afghanistan to Tajikistan, with the somber message that the Taliban had won.

“The Taliban have won by decision of their swords and guns, and are now responsible for the honor, property and self-preservation of their countrymen” said Ghani.  On Sunday evening, the US embassy in Kabul had been completely evacuated, according to State Department official Ned Price who said he had been transferred to Kabul’s airport. Price said the airport was secured by U.S. troops which had been deployed in recent days.

“We can confirm that the safe evacuation of all embassy personnel is now complete” Price said Monday. “All embassy personnel are located on the premises of Hamid Karzai International Airport, the perimeter of which is guarded by the US military.”

On Monday, however, all hell broke loose. Even if embassy personnel had evacuated, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed there were still many Americans inside Afghanistan. “We intend to carry out those evacuation flights in the coming days after securing the airport” added Sullivan.

The White House still wants to evacuate “thousands of people in total” which “includes a significant number of Americans” he continued. “We are still doing outreach to establish the total number of Americans in [the] country” stated Sullivan.

Where was President Biden as the Taliban eviscerated city after city the past week? How did he allow for a scenario where thousands had not yet been evacuated?

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    August 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Dementia Joe has been a DISASTER since the day he was sworn in. THIS should be the last straw to get him out of Office !! He’s NOT alone for INCOMPETENCE ! Milley and Austin should be FORCED to resign also. The evacuation SHOULD have been a coordinated effort that COULD have run smoothly, but, the Military brass is too busy with Critical Race Theory and looking for White Supremacy with it’s ranks to actually DO their jobs !!

  2. john_poelstra

    August 17, 2021 at 11:08 am

    I am so tired of hearing this Afghan war compared to the Vietnam war. For the record the Vietnam war did NOT end in 1975 as the establishment media would have you believe. The last combat battalion left Vietnam much earlier in August 1972 when we had actually won the war. To lose a war you have to have the presence of an engaged military. We didn’t lose that war, we lost the peace. A peace that was overseen and controlled by the State Department, politicians and yes, also the establishment news media. A peace too weak to sustain itself by these institutions. A peace that resulted in more deaths for the South Vietnamese people than the war itself. The only real comparison that can be made with these two countries is how liberals and the establishment news media undermined and failed both the South Vietnamese and Afghani’s.

  3. Trawdaddy

    August 17, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Wonder just how many “refugees” will now be brought into America much like the illegals coming across our southern border unabated.

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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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