This is not Benghazi, where the media ignores four dead Americans and accepts Susan Rice’s lies about being sparked spontaneously by a protest against a video that was never shown in Benghazi. This is 4,000 or more Americans trapped behind enemy lines while the British and French send their elite special forces to rescue THEIR Btrapped citizens.
White House to media: We want our props on Afghanistan
The president and his team have taken it on the chin for the past week. Now, amid a massive evacuation effort, they want kudos too.
In the span of a week, the White House went from struggling to explain a rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan to beating its chest.
Top Biden officials and administration allies have begun aggressively touting the success of their evacuation efforts in the war-torn country, offering frequent updates on the number of evacuees. They’ve framed the operation as historic — in line with the Berlin airlift — declared that they’re “over performing” their own metrics, and trumpeted the president as “defying expectations.”
It’s a startling 180 from the defensive crouch Biden and his team occupied just days ago, one that reflects the sense of combativeness that has emerged in the West Wing as they sort through the first major, sustained crisis of the administration. And while it’s sparked accusations that the president’s team is trying to divert attention away from a crisis of its own creation, Biden’s defenders stress that, for now at least, he deserves to crow.
“That’s not a shifting message. That’s the transition, that’s what’s happening on the ground. That’s a change of circumstances,” said Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton who worked at the State Department in the Obama administration and alongside some of Biden’s foreign policy hands.
The administration, starting with Secretary of State Tony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, Reines said, have been working at “an incredible tempo” to get the situation under control. <Source>
It is time the American public held the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the mainstream media accountable for their role in propping up the massive failures of the Biden Administration in Afghanistan, the illegal alien crisis on our Southern Border, the mishandling of the Covid response, and the Democrat’s power grab late at night when nobody is watching.
Our Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, is a gutless piece of shit…
US citizens are told to STOP coming to Kabul airport due to terror threat leaving up to 1.5K including 23 California students stranded: Blinken BLAMES them for not leaving earlier as CIA start helicopter rescue missions
- Americans at Kabul airport were told at around 3:30am local time Thursday to immediately leave three gates
- The State Department tweeted that the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate should be avoided
- As many as 1,500 Americans are looking to actively escape from Afghanistan, State Department announced
- Blinken blamed US citizens for 'ignoring' public evacuation notices and not registering with the government
- Republican lawmakers accused Biden of letting the Taliban dictate the terms of the US evacuation
- A US military mission pulled 'less than 20' people from Kabul and brought them to the airport under the cover of darkness via helicopter, Pentagon officials revealed on Wednesday after two similar missions earlier
- Among those still stranded in Afghanistan are 24 students and parents from a California school district
- Evacuees said they had been attacked by the Taliban and prevented from getting to Kabul airport
- The reports emerged less than 24 hours after President Biden said the Taliban needed to let people leave
- Those not already at airport now have little chance of escape, as Taliban stop all Afghan citizens reaching it
- Taliban has warned President Biden that there will be no extension to the August 31 evacuation deadline
- US evacuated 19,000 people from Kabul, across 48 different flights, over the last 24 hours, White House says <Source>
I was unaware that the CIA had our elite special forces' staffing, training, and capabilities. As for the numbers being bandied about – they are bogus!
‘Leave immediately’: State Dept. warns Americans at Kabul airport amid terror threat
The last-ditch effort to evacuate Americans from Afghanistan was upended Wednesday night amid a serious terror threat believed to be from the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate, with the State Department warning U.S. citizens to immediately flee sections of the Kabul airport.
The urgent message from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul came just hours after Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed that about 1,500 Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan. The latest threat will make evacuating those Americans even more difficult and dangerous.
“Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so,” the embassy said.
“U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the warning said. <Source>
Where is the threat to use American troops and massive force if anyone harms an American? Oh, I forgot – they are flying out of the country.
Biden pours salt into wounds of relations with Europe at G7 meeting
In the end it took only seven minutes for Joe Biden to pour salt into the wounds of his fractured relationship with European leaders, telling them firmly on a video call that he would not extend the 31 August deadline for US troops to stay in Kabul, as he had been asked by the French, Italians and most of all the British. The rebuff follows Biden’s earlier decision in July to insist on the August deadline previously set in 2020 by Donald Trump for the withdrawal, a decision the US president relayed to his EU colleagues as a fait accompli. <Source>
This is another Biden lie. The Taliban did not meet Trump’s conditions, so we were not leaving. And, the Trump plan did not surrender Bagram Airbase or allow Americans and Afghan employees to be left behind. Biden has ignored or overturned every Trump initiative, so why is he clinging to one that is obviously a lie?
White House Cuts Audio as Joe Biden Jokes About Stranded Americans
REPORTER: “If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline what will you do?”
*White House cuts audio feed*
Joe Biden’s inability to control his faculties has become more and more obvious over the last seven-plus months of his presidency. In what is almost certainly a symptom of his declining mental state, the president has had numerous angry outbursts and tone-deaf moments since taking office. Today was the scene of another awkward interaction that crossed the line into being outright offensive.
While talking about cybersecurity — because there’s apparently nothing more important going on — NBC News's Peter Alexander asked Biden about what would happen if Americans still remain in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
That’s when the White House cut the audio feed to obscure his answer.
Luckily, there was a radio pooler in attendance who was recording and we now know what the president said. Per Alexander and multiple other people in the room, Biden actually made a joke about the Americans left stranded in the collapsed, war-torn nation, cracking a smile as he did so.
You can see why they cut the audio. <Source>
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
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS