A ticking time bomb

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  one week ago  •  21 comments

A ticking time bomb
“We’ve all seen the pictures. We’ve seen those hundreds of people packed in a C-17. We’ve seen Afghans falling –” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said before Mr Biden cut in.... “That was four days ago, five days ago!”

The Biden administration would like to turn away from the debacle in Afghanistan. The msm is also trying desperately to focus on other stories. However Afghanistan will not let them. Americans, allies and billions of dollars worth of American military equipment has been left behind. The Taliban is well armed and in control. Our woke military commander is worried about a civil war and the return of terror groups. China is standing to the north. 


We are now hearing rumors of 6 planes with Americans on board being help up by the Taliban or is it the State Department?

"Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday said six airplanes with Americans on board at Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport in northern Afghanistan were unable to take off because they had not received clearance from the Taliban."

https://news.yahoo.com/gop-rep-mccaul-says-6-143224032.html

We also heard that the State Department pressured officials to rush the vetting process for Afghans:


"Secretary of State  Antony Blinken said the  State Department  is doing "accountings on the back end" as Afghan evacuees arrive in the United States while some raise concerns about the vetting process. 

Blinken, during a press conference in Qatar, said the Biden administration focused on getting as many individuals out of Kabul and planned to focus on a vetting process after safely evacuating  Afghanistan

"In our effort to get as many people out as fast as we can while we had the airport functioning, we focused on doing just that," Blinken said, adding that State Department officials are "doing accountings on the back end as people arrive in the United States." 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/state-department-afghan-evacuees-accountings



Most troubling, we are just now learning that the Biden's State Department is trying to take credit for a rescue mission completed by US military veterans:

"Senior State Department officials on Monday  announced  that the "U.S. has facilitated the safe departure of four US citizens by overland route from Afghanistan. Embassy staff was present upon their arrival." 

But those actually involved in the dangerous rescue operation say the State Department deserves little to no credit for Mariam's escape from Afghanistan. 

Cory Mills and a private team of military veterans, drawing on funding by private donors including the  Sentinel Foundation , led the effort to rescue Mariam and her three children from Afghanistan, where they had been left behind by the  Biden administration , multiple sources with knowledge of Mariam's evacuation confirmed to Fox News. 

The State Department's public posture about Mariam's rescue is "absolute nonsense," Mills told Fox News in an exclusive interview Monday. "The fact that they're spinning this, trying to take 100% credit when they didn't track this family, when they placated this family, when the mother, who was under extreme stress and extreme pressure, reached out to the State Department multiple times and got no help."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/state-department-accused-of-trying-to-take-credit-for-rescue-of-4-americans-from-afghanistan/ar-AAOb6ll?ocid=uxbndlbing




All of which is just the latest on this incredible debacle.The images of the Taliban celebrating their triumph over the United States or of thousands clamoring to flee the country in a chaotic and dangerous scramble at the Kabul airport will not fade from the minds of the American public as some here are hoping. Beyond what people will remember is the fact that those same Islamic fanatics who have committed so many acts of terror are sure to remind us why we went into Afghanistan 20 years ago.

Did they seed a few cells into Kabul airport to be evacuated?  Or do they even have to? Our southern border is wide open and everyone knows it.

What of the people left behind?

What of a new terrorist staging area in Afghanistan?


Democrats are taking a lot of heat and they are boxed in. They suspected this day might come.

What to do now about Biden?


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    one week ago

 Can a president that weak nonetheless manage to maneuver his ambitious domestic agenda through a narrowly divided Congress?

How long can he survive?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one week ago

Nope...his  own party is too divided

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one week ago

And what of the second question?

How long before he is replaced by a cackler-in-chief?

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Greg Jones
PhD Expert
1.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one week ago

Hopefully never!

She's totally unqualified

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one week ago

From a diatribe to a cheap insult in two posts ... not bad for a partisan missionary.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2  devangelical    one week ago

... oh brother ...

it's time to marshal the maga army and teach the rest of the world a lesson!!!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Masters Participates
3  Jasper2529    one week ago
What of the people left behind?

The Biden Administration and DoS have vastly low-balled the number. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
3.1  Hallux  replied to  Jasper2529 @3    one week ago
vastly

A word not to be found in your link.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Masters Participates
3.1.1  Jasper2529  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one week ago
A word not to be found in your link.

You're correct. If it was a quote from the link, I would have block-quoted it. However, no one can deny that there's a vast difference between 150 and 1,000 people.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
3.1.2  Hallux  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.1    one week ago

Nor does 1,000 appear. Any number is just a guess. One of the right's stalwarts, Glenn Beck, claims to be in Afghanistan saving 100's of Jews, the Israeli press knows only of one, Zebulon Simantov, and he absolutely refuses to leave. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Masters Participates
3.1.3  Jasper2529  replied to  Hallux @3.1.2    one week ago
Nor does 1,000 appear.

Yes, it does. From the AP article:

If you include the family members of U.S. citizens, the number of people could be as high as 1,000, he added.
Any number is just a guess.

Well, gosh golly. That's because Biden and his State Dept/Pentagon don't know their asses from holes in the ground.

Please move on now. I'm not interested in nit-picky number games.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4  JohnRussell    one week ago

The right is desperate to have Afghanistan be a major issue in the mid term elections. 

Sorry boys, its not going to happen. 

1. Americans dont care about Afghanistan

2. The normal flow of news cycles and stories in the 2020's will wipe it out. 

By Thanksgiving this will barely be a thing. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
4.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one week ago

So will the event of January 6th

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    one week ago

So will the event of January 6th

You keep hoping.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Masters Participates
4.2  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one week ago
The right is desperate to have Afghanistan be a major issue in the mid term elections. 

I didn't know Richard Blumenthal, Chrissy Houlahan, T om Malinowski, Mark Warner, and others who disapprove of the withdrawal execution  are on "the right". Good to know!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
4.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @4.2    one week ago

I dont really approve of the withdrawal execution either. Doesnt mean I'm going to talk about it every day for the next year and a half. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    one week ago

yeah, figured you wouldn't want to talk much about Biden's screw-up.

Only one topic can you talk every day about, and it sure hasn't been only for a year and a half!

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Masters Participates
4.2.3  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.1    one week ago
Doesnt mean I'm going to talk about it every day for the next year and a half. 

Why not? We still have hundreds of US citizens, green card US permanent residents, and their families stranded behind enemy lines. The Biden Administration, State Dept, and Pentagon gave up all leverage that could have saved their lives and bring them home. Those innocent people are now hostages belonging to Islamic terrorists, and that should anger every single American and freedom-loving person in the world.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one week ago
Americans dont care about Afghanistan

Thousands of us Veterans actually do.  You'd be surprised how many of us won't make the fatal mistake of voting Democrat again.  Those speak volumes against the easily offended.

The normal flow of news cycles and stories in the 2020's will wipe it out. 

The "normal flow of news" is nothing more than propaganda giving N.Korea a good run.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Senior Principal
5  Nerm_L    one week ago

There's a lot more hidden in Afghanistan than has been revealed.  There may have been quiet deals to support opium farmers.  There may have been efforts to support terrorists that oppose the Taliban.  There may have been back channel discussions with both China and Russia.  There's even a small population of Kurds in Afghanistan that may have received US support.

The Taliban have their own problem with terrorists.  There's no guarantee that the Taliban can retain control.  Afghanistan could spin into a civil war that would make Syria look like a block party.

All because Joe Biden only planned for a political victory dance on Sept. 11 to entertain the voters.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6  author  Vic Eldred    one week ago

This Just In:

"A male Afghan refugee who was departing the Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the United States was detained Monday after it was discovered during pre-flight screening that he had blasting caps and other explosives materials in his carry-on luggage, three U.S. officials told Just the News.

The man, who was born in the early 1990s and an Afghan citizen, was working as contractor for the U.S. government when he was evacuated, and officials believe the materials were related to his work and not terrorism, officials said.

Nonetheless, the man was placed on a restricted list and prevented from traveling to the U.S., according to a Transportation Security Administration summary of the incident obtained by Just the News. "Subject has been moved to a 'red list' and will not travel to the U.S." and U.S. air marshals were advised, the TSA memo stated.

Screeners, including a member of the German military assisting the U.S. at the Air Force base in Germany, found five blasting caps, one igniter switch, a "def cord" and one shock tube when the refugee was apprehended late Monday morning German time, according to officials and the TSA summary report.

"TSA advised that during the physical search (full open) of the individuals baggage a German military member identified a suspicious item in the baggage," the TSA memo stated. The explosives were taken outside the hangar, an ordinance team was summoned and the man removed from the entry line from the flight, the memo stated.

Though the man wasn't suspected of ill intent, the incident is a poignant reminder that the rushed evacuation and processing of refugees from a country with significant terrorist sympathies poses risks, although officials stressed the pre-flight screening did in fact work as it should.

It was not immediately clear how the man got the explosive materials inside Ramstein, but officials said they were working on the hypothesis that he had brought them with him from Afghanistan during his evacuation.

Officials said the Pentagon was taking the lead investigating since the episode occurred on a U.S. military installation. The FBI, Customs Border Protection, TSA and Homeland Security were assisting the investigation.

The incident occurred the same day Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged many Afghan refugees were not fully vetted before they were evacuated from their country to U.S. bases elsewhere.

"In our effort to get as many people out as fast as we can while we had the airport functioning, we focused on doing just that," Blinken said, but officials are now "doing accountings on the back end as people arrive in the United States."

 
 
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