Update: during this surreal press conference late on Thursday, Biden did not deny the report of U.S. handing over names of Americans to Taliban, saying ‘There may have been.‘
“There have been occasions where our military has contacted their military counterparts in the Taliban and said this bus is coming through…made up of the following group…let it through,” the president said. “Yes, there have been occasions like that.”
Biden added that to his knowledge, the “bulk of that group” has been let through but can’t say with “certitude” that there was a list of names passed to the Taliban. In short, yes, the Biden admin handed “kill lists” to the Taliban.
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A day that will live in infamy for the reeling Biden administration just got even worse, after Politico reported that Biden administration officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice which according to the media outlet which was just purchased by Germany’s Axel Springer, “prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials.”
“Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” said one defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive topic. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”
After the fall of Kabul, in the earliest days of the evacuation, the joint U.S. military and diplomatic coordination team at the airport provided the Taliban with a list of people the U.S. aimed to evacuate. Those names included Afghans who served alongside the U.S. during the 20-year war and sought special immigrant visas to America. U.S. citizens, dual nationals and lawful permanent residents were also listed. – Politico
The bizarre decision which was revealed by three U.S. and congressional officials, was meant “to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country.” It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport, which in retrospect was a catastrophic decision.
But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has in recent days already brutally murdered numerous Afghans who collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials.
More from Politico on this unprecedented diplomatic disaster:
The issue came up during a classified briefing on Capitol Hill earlier this week, which turned contentious after top Biden administration officials defended their close coordination with the Taliban. Biden officials contended that it was the best way to keep Americans and Afghans safe and prevent a shooting war between Taliban fighters and the thousands of U.S. troops stationed at the airport.
“They had to do that because of the security situation the White House created by allowing the Taliban to control everything outside the airport,” one U.S. official said. In other words, the handing over a kill list to the Taliban is the direct result of Biden’s bungled evacuation of Kabul, which was overrun by Taliban, and now ISIS, just hours after US forces started pulling out.
But after thousands of visa applicants arrived at the airport, overwhelming the capacity of the U.S. to process them, the State Department changed course — asking the applicants not to come to the airport and instead requesting they wait until they were cleared for entry. From then on, the list fed to the Taliban didn’t include those Afghan names.
In the fluid situation, starting Aug. 25, only U.S. passport and green card holders were being accepted as eligible for evacuation, the defense official said. Still, that U.S. officials handed over a list of Afghan allies and American citizens and residents shows the extent to which they outsourced security of the airport’s outer perimeter to the Taliban which as Biden said previously, had being treated as “allies” of the admin.
Instead of helping expedite the evacuations, the Taliban has gone door-to-door in search of Afghan interpreters and others who helped U.S. and Western forces.
In written and verbal communications, Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, and Rear Adm. Peter Vasely, head of U.S. forces on the ground in Afghanistan, who were among those responsible for this unprecedented fiasco, have referred to the Taliban as “our Afghan partners,” according to two defense officials.
Needless to say, news of this idiocy sparked fresh call for Biden to resign or be impeached.
The news came just hours after two Islamic State terrorist attacks rocked the area just outside the airport, killing at least a dozen U.S. citizens and wounding dozens more.
After the attacks, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) appeared to criticize the Biden administration’s strategy of coordinating with the Taliban, writing in a statement: “As we wait for more details to come in, one thing is clear: We can’t trust the Taliban with Americans’ security.”
The Biden administration is planning to cut bait and abandon Americans stranded in Afghanistan, according to Fox News, citing a confidential source who said that “hundreds” of ISIS-K fighters remain near the Kabul airport, and attacks are “likely to continue.”
“Military continues to retrograde and depart [the] airport,” said the source, adding “Almost a certainty that Americans will be left behind.”
The source also noted that the Americans left behind in the country “will have to be extracted after-the-fact through either Taliban negotiation or unconventional means.”
Additionally, Fox News was told that the Taliban “has essentially completely stopped letting Afghans through” but is “‘mostly’ letting Americans through.”
“Although Americans [are] all staying away now because of ISIS-K,” the source said. -Fox News
At least 12 American servicemembers were killed on Thursday after a series of bombings near the Kabul airport. According to the report, Biden held meetings with ‘Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as well as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and ground commanders’ as the situation continued to unfold.
Go ahead anyway
Ben Wallace signals few places remain on UK rescue flights as fears of attack grow and deadline looms
Marines Killed in Kabul Airport Explosions Were Killed by U.S.-Made C4 and SEMTEX Left Behind by US Forces During Withdrawal
The bloody and deadly carnage at five bomb blast sites outside Kabul, Afghanistan Airport is made all the worse as details emerge showing the explosives used were the ones left behind by US forces as they withdrew from parts of Afghanistan. Our troops were killed with our own explosives.
Forensic analysis of the bomb blast sites has already concluded that, among the explosives used, American made C4 and SEMTEX residues are all over the blast sites.
Intelligence circuits are blazing with communications this evening containing a wealth of information about the attacks which left at least 13 U.S. Military dead and at least 140 other people seriously injured.
Among the details being sent back to the USA from Afghanistan are initial chemical analysis reports showing the chemical make-up of the detonations.
Days ago, details emerged at just some of the estimated $85 BILLION in military equipment, weapons and ammunition left behind by the U.S. to what was planned to be the Afghan National Defense-Security Force (ANDSF). A
Thanks to information from sources with whom I developed relations during my years working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, I can confirm the following. . .
The Taliban have secured US Military ID printing equipment including cases of ID blanks.
They will be able to print actual military CAC (Common Access Card) ID’s identical to the one below.
The CAC, a “smart” card about the size of a credit card, is the standard identification for active duty uniformed Service personnel, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. It is also the principal card used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and it provides access to DoD computer network and systems.
So now they have US uniforms and US ID’s.
-2,000 Armored Vehicles Including Humvees and MRAP’s
-75,989 Total Vehicles: FMTV, M35, Ford Rangers, Ford F350, Ford Vans, Toyota Pickups, Armored Security Vehicles, etc.
-45 UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters
-50 MD530G Scout Attack Choppers
-ScanEagle Military Drones
-30 Military Version Cessna planes,
-29 Brazilian made A-29 Super Tocano Ground Attack Aircraft
208+ Aircraft Total
-At least 600,000+ Small arms M16, M249 SAWs, M24 50 Caliber Sniper Systems,
1,394 M203 Grenade Launchers,
M134 Mini Gun,
20mm Gatling Guns and Ammunition
-61,000 M203 Rounds
-Mortars +1,000’s of Rounds
–162,000 pieces of Encrypted Military Communications Gear
-16,000+ Night Vision Goggles
–Newest Technology Night Vision Scopes
–Thermal Scopes and Thermal Mono Googles
-10,000 2.75 inch Air to Ground Rockets
-Recconaissance Equipment (ISR)
–Laser Aiming Units
-Explosives Ordnance C-4, Semtex, Detonators, Shaped Charges, Thermite, Incendiaries, AP/API/APIT
–Administration Encrypted Cell Phones and Laptops all operational
–Pallets with Millions of Dollars in US Currency
-Millions of Rounds of Ammunition including, but not limited to 20,150,600 rounds of 7.62mm, 9,000,000 rounds of 50.caliber
-Large Stockpile of Plate Carriers and Body Armor
–US Military HIIDE, for Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment Biometrics
-Lots of Heavy Equipment Including Bull Dozers, Backhoes, Dump Trucks, Excavators
There’s more. Much more.
In fact, there were several high-security storage warehouses that were so important, only military with Top Secret Security Clearances could even enter them. Inside those storage warehouses were things like shoulder-carry STINGER anti-aircraft missiles and a host of other “special” equipment.
Those warehouses and everything inside them, is now in the possession of the Taliban.
It gets worse:
The Taliban also secured US military drone jamming equipment which is disastrous if true. The reason it is disastrous . . . this gear can jam U.S. Drones.
As you read this story, members of the China Communist Party and their People’s Liberation Army, are on the ground, inside Afghanistan, negotiating with the Taliban directly to BUY whatever US military technology they find interesting.
This will set back US force superiority so badly, our nation may actually no longer be able to defend itself because our own high technology is now fully in the hands of the Communist Chinese. Our technology can JAM our technology. Our jamming gear can be used to stop OUR drones.
Our Laser aiming systems can be analyzed, and China can develop ways to jam that too. All our laser-guided bombs would be re-steered away from targets in a conflict with China.
Our communications technology encrypts in such a way that the encryption has no back doors and cannot be broken. If China begins employing it, we won’t be able to spy on them or monitor their military activities . . . . even if they are invading OUR country!
What Joe Biden has done in Afghanistan is no accident. This is not incompetence. It is Treason of the worst kind.
America may literally not survive what Joe Biden has just done in Afghanistan.
And for the rest of the world . . . Every terrorist organization on the planet will now have encrypted comms. Can’t be hacked. Can’t be monitored. All of them will have the ability to jam our intelligence gathering. All of them will have weaponry that can defeat actual standing armies.
Once this technology gets to HAMAS and HEZBOLLAH, Israel will fall. Their military will not be able to track, monitor or thwart attacks anymore.
And once the supplies of STINGER shoulder-carried anti-aircraft missiles gets loose, civilian passenger airlines won’t have a chance, anywhere on the planet. All those planes can be hit at-will and without warning.
Lastly, today, our own troops and countless innocent civilians, were bombed multiple times with the very equipment the US left as it withdrew.
THIS is the leadership provided by the commanders of the US Military. THIS is the leadership provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
With a National Command Authority of this caliber, US troops should be leaving the military in droves, for their own self-preservation.
But don’t worry . . . Sergeant Major Michael Grinston made sure to tweet that the US Military is steadfastly embracing . . . Diversity:
On the very day U.S. armed forces troops were blown to pieces by their own explosives, THIS GUY thought it was appropriate to celebrate . . . Diversity.
My God, how detached from reality are the commanders within the United States Army?
Now THAT says more than I ever could about the utter incompetence of US Military leadership today. Disgraceful!
This is the legacy of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party nitwits he’s got running things.
You won’t see this mentioned anywhere in western media
The Taliban are planning an attack on Tajikistan: Russian forces with T-72 & ATGM Kornet tanks deployed on the border with Afghanistan!
Moscow: The Taliban have huge quantities of weapons
A “red alert” has been sounded in Moscow over reports of an impending Taliban attack in Tajikistan over its involvement in the “National Front” or “Northern Alliance”, which has helped crush extremists.
Dozens of T-72 tanks have lined up on the border with Afghanistan following information obtained by Russian secret services about impending provocations on the borders of neighboring Asia.
T-72 tanks on the border with Afghanistan
According to information, dozens of T-72 tanks along with armor of the Tajik Armed Forces, lined up at a firing distance of 10-12 kilometers from the border with Afghanistan!
“Russia and Tajikistan are showing the Taliban that they are ready for military action.
If the terrorists provoke or try to cross the border and enter the territory of Tajikistan, the Taliban have no chance of success.
In the event of an attack by a CSTO member, their losses in the first hours of the conflict will be in the thousands. “No one will negotiate with them, ” he said.
And ATGM Kornet…
In addition, due to the threat posed by the Taliban, Russian forces on the border with Tajikistan are equipped with hundreds of state-of-the-art ATGM Kornet anti-tank weapons.
More specifically, due to the new threats of the Taliban, the Russian forces based in the 201st military base were equipped with the Russian anti-tank system Kornet.
The exact number of ATGM Kornets that were transferred to the 201st military base was not known, but Russian sources speak of “hundreds”.
This shows that Russia is seriously preparing together with Tajikistan for a possible attack by the Taliban.
“From the moment the Taliban came to power, they showed within two weeks that no one can trust them. The Taliban do not have strong forces at the moment, but the threat has grown and Russia has realized that “things are more serious than originally thought.”
Russian YPAM Soigu: The Taliban have huge quantities of weapons
“The biggest threat coming from Afghanistan is the large amount of weapons at the disposal of the Taliban. The second big threat is drugs.
“They have huge quantities of weapons. “Just huge,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
“We are talking about hundreds of armor, aircraft, helicopters. In addition, they have more than 100 portable MANPADS anti-aircraft systems.
The second danger is drugs. 93% of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan. This is a threat to us, “ noted Soigkou.
We hope the agreements with the Taliban are fulfilled. However, this is difficult. History shows this.
We will support the CSTO member countries in every way. Our base in Tajikistan is strong. The same goes for our base in Kyrgyzstan, “ he added.
The CSTO Rapid Reaction Force is being prepared
The forces of the Central Military District of Russia and more specifically the 55th Motorized Brigade are making intensive preparations for the CSTO Rapid Reaction Force in Kyrgyzstan.
These forces will cover a distance of 3,000 km from the Republic of Thebes to Kyrgyzstan for the final phase of the exercise of the CSTO Rapid Reaction Forces.
Final preparations will be made at the Edelweiss shooting range in Kyrgyzstan
The scenario of the exercise concerns “destruction of terrorist forces and illegal armed organizations”…
One Million Dead in Afghanistan – Biden Speech and Journalist Incident
Republicans are calling for the immediate ouster of Biden from the US presidency due to incompetence, with the current US president’s chair creaking dangerously after the 13 dead American soldiers and the 18 wounded.
Senator (GOP) Madison Cawthorn has already sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris, asking for the immediate activation of the 25th amendment leading to the removal of Biden.
Biden, who seems to have lost all control of the situation, proceeded to the third (!) Sermon to the American people within 20 days!
White House spokeswoman T. Psaki limited herself to saying that it was “a day when American soldiers lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. “This is not a day for politics.”
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Journalist Peter Doocy asked Biden if he was responsible for what had happened in Afghanistan over the past two weeks.
In particular, the tension was caused when a journalist asked the US President if he felt responsible for the death of 12 Marines from the bombings in Kabul.
“I take responsibility for what has happened,” he said, referring to Donald Trump.
“You know very well that the former president made this withdrawal agreement with the Taliban. “The agreement was to withdraw until May 1, and in return the Taliban promised to continue attacking others, but not US forces,” he told reporters, asking if he was aware of the incident.
As soon as the reporter answers, the US President addresses him again and says in a loud voice “I ask you a question” , while continuing his position.
“The reason why there have been no attacks on US troops in the past was because Mr. Trump had promised that we would be gone by May 1, which was certainly not possible,” he said. “Imagine what would have happened if I had He said on May 1 that he would not negotiate the date of his departure and that we would stay there and send a few thousand troops to Afghanistan to continue this stalemate. “
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One million dead
The death toll from an Islamic State jihadist attack at Kabul International Airport has risen to 103, according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to the newspaper, at least 90 Afghans and at least 13 members of the US military are dead.
The “thirteenth U.S. soldier was wounded in the attack on the Abby Gate,” said Capt. Bill Erban, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command (Joint Chiefs of Staff) in Afghanistan.
The number of injured “now stands at 18” , he added.
At the same time, a hospital source and a Taliban official said in recent hours that at least 72 civilians had been killed in an attack by Islamic State jihadists on Thursday.
At least 28 Taliban members are among those killed in an Islamic State attack outside Kabul airport, an Islamist official told Reuters.
“We lost more people than the Americans,” said the official, who asked not to be named. He said he saw no reason to extend the August 31st deadline for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
In a speech, the US President said the following:
“America will not be allowed to intimidate,” he insisted.
“The mission is extremely dangerous, but we will not be discouraged by the terrorists. We will not allow our mission to stop. “The evacuation will continue,” Biden said.
“We will pursue them and make them pay,” he said, adding that the US military would retaliate “with force and accuracy”.
“It’s a difficult day,” he said, calling theAmerican soldiers who lost their lives in today’s “kamikaze” terrorist act “heroes” and keeping a minute’s silence for the victims of the attacks.
“We do not forgive, we will not forget. “We will chase you and you will pay ,” Biden told those responsible for the attacks. This showed that terrorists tried to prevent the operation to remove people from the country.
“I have ordered the Islamic State facility to be hit, ” the president said in response to the jihadist killings. “The American commanders have everything they need at the moment, I promise I will give them anything else they need along the way.”
He said he had instructed his staff to do everything possible to protect US troops staying in Kabul and promised that those who wished to do so would leave Afghanistan by August 31, which he confirmed was the deadline for the operation. .
There was then a minute’s silence for the victims and the American soldiers who were sacrificed on this mission.
“The Taliban are not good, but we have common interests at the moment,” he added.
“We rely on their interest to continue their activities, and this is in our interest because we will be able to remove as many people as possible from the country.”
However, he noted that although millions of Afghans would like to leave the country and come to the United States, it would be impossible to get them all out.
The bombing in Kabul was the deadliest for the US military since 2011
The bloody attack on the Kabul airport area, which killed at least 13 US troops, including 10 Marines, was the deadliest against US forces in Afghanistan since 2011.