Joe Biden gets a pass as a vegetable that gets lost on the way to the Oval Office. General Mark Milley has no excuse for this military catastrophe – not the Afghan war, the withdrawal effort.
June 23, 2021 – General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifying alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on 2022 budget requests…
“First of all, on the issue of critical race theory, et cetera, I’ll obviously have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read. The United States Military Academy is a university, and it is important that we train and we understand. I want to understand white rage. I’m white and I want to understand it. So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out. I want to maintain an open mind here and I do want to analyze it. It’s important that we understand that, because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardians, they come from the American people. So it is important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it.” — Gen. Mark Milley
July 5, 2021 – Leaving Bagram Airfield in the dark of night…
The U.S. announced Friday that it had completely vacated its biggest airfield in the country in advance of a final withdrawal that the Pentagon says will be completed by the end of August.
The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said. <Source>
Decorated Army veteran and military commentator asks the important question…
Hundreds running next to a taxiing jet, desperately trying to get into its cargo bay as it prepares to depart Kabul International Airport amid Taliban gunfire…
Note: several people fell to their death after take-off.
Meanwhile, American authorities gave Americans and others bad advice, putting them BEHIND enemy lines during the rapid Taliban takeover of Kabul…
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul told Americans to “shelter in place” in a security warning on Sunday, noting that there were reports of gunfire on the city airport.
In a series of two alerts, the embassy initially said it had suspended consular services and warned Americans not to come to the embassy building or the airport. However, a revised alert sent less than 30 minutes later removed the warning not to come to the Embassy or airport. Both alerts said the airport may be the target of gunfire. <Source>
A State Department official says the American flag is no longer flying at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul amid evacuations from Afghanistan’s capital. The official tells The Associated Press that nearly all embassy personnel have been relocated to the city’s international airport.
The official says the flag itself is with embassy personnel, who are among thousands of Americans and others waiting for flights. The official was not authorized to discuss the details publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity
In a joint statement Sunday night, the State Department and the Pentagon say they are taking steps to secure the airport for safe departures by way of civilian and military flights.
The statement says the U.S. security presence will have expanded to nearly 6,000 troops over the next two days and will take over air traffic control.
Those leaving include American citizens who have been living in Afghanistan, locally employed staff of the U.S. mission in Kabul and their families, and other particularly vulnerable Afghan nationals.
Also part of the departure plan are thousands of Afghans eligible for U.S. special immigrant visas. Nearly 2,000 of those with special visas have arrived in the United States over the past two weeks.<Source>
General Milley and Pentagon planners knew we were leaving and gave up a secure, defensible airbase. This is beyond incompetence; it is a dereliction of duty. They also knew that Afghani forces were trained to fight with American advisors, air cover, and the knowledge they could always call for help. They were not trained as an independent fighting force, only an adjunct to American forces.
Milley and others must resign or face courts-martial hearings.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell