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"kabul airport" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Other unauthorized immigrants. So she probably won't get deported, but she could end up losing her status and basically living here illegally. That is if the Biden administration doesn't extend their parole in the absence of an Afghan adjustment act. It's kind of heavy that you might just end up being an unauthorized immigrant in a country that you didn't even plan on coming to that just so happened to start a war with the country you were born in, you know, 20 years ago. Yeah. And I think this is why hanifa is somewhat critical of the Biden administration's management of Afghanistan, and I think this is why a lot of immigration advocates are very critical of how the Biden administration has handled evacuating Afghans. So what's naive up to in the meantime just trying to get that driver's license and hanging out in Northern Virginia? She is. And she's also thinking about ways she might be able to continue her career. She's very passionate about being a lawyer. And in theory, she could take the bar in Virginia and practice law here. But I think that she spends a lot of time just thinking about Afghanistan and the colleagues that she left behind. My colleagues contacted me and they told me that there is a Taliban members working in there. And yeah, at most of the government offices now they are a thousand. How does that feel knowing that your office is there's someone with the Taliban basically sitting and working from there now? Usually when you're a public servant, your job is not permanent and it's like sometimes you're working there or at other times someone else is coming. But I just wish and hope one thing that whoever that that office works for the people and for the betterment of that country. And it's interesting because as imperfect as the humanitarian parole system is and given the frustration that hanifa has with it, she's still relying on it to see if she can help her colleagues get out of the country. Wait, you're saying, after everything we just heard after all of the maybe Congress might do something, but maybe not. Hanifah still wants to help her former colleagues in Afghanistan get the experience that she's having right.
"kabul airport" Discussed on Today, Explained
"When you drive, just focus, you don't need to give a look back. Halima, when we left off, hanifa was looking at this mount SIV mount asylum over 400,000 people trying to make it through this immigration system right now. And she didn't really want to join them to find a more permanent status here in the United States. Yes. And I should mention that I reached out to the United States citizenship and immigration services, USCIS about this. And they told me in a statement that recent Afghan parolees should not be affected by the backlogs. There is no backlog for affirmative asylum and SIV applications for Afghan nationals who were paroled into the United States through operation allies welcome. DHS previously announced that the department will exempt filing fees and streamline application processing for Afghan nationals who are paroled into the United States for humanitarian reasons on or after July 30th, 2021. And since the backlog is not supposed to delay Afghan parolees asylum or SIV applications, I asked USCIS how many of those applications they've approved so far. And they told me the data you've requested is not publicly available at this time. Sad. Now, to Congress's credit, they did order agencies to decide Afghan parolees asylum cases in roughly 5 months. But Julia galad at the migration policy institute isn't sure that will actually happen. If the agency gets a wave of applications from the thousands of parolees who are already in this country. Given the way things are currently moving, it seems like it would take several years to get through 70,000 Afghans asylum applications or even 36,000, whatever the number turns out to be of people who apply for asylum in recent years, the U.S. has approved fewer than 30,000 affirmative asylum applications per year. So at that pace, this could take quite a while. How does hanifa feel about her status in this country right now? The options she has the timeline, all of it. You know, I asked her if she felt like she was given false hope because she was basically evacuated from Afghanistan, told she was going to be taken somewhere safe and it wasn't until she got there that she found out her status is temporary. I won't say that they gave us a false hope, but I guess Afghans don't deserve it. Being the closed alleys and working with them for a common cause, all these years, I think the U.S. government and the U.S. people, based on values, they believe on. They will try to advocate for Afghans and I'm sure they will find the legal path for them. Okay, so it sounds like instead of false hopes, she's actually hopeful that Congress will get together and figure out an additional path for Afghan evacuees. Not the special immigration Visa nor asylum, but some third path. Yes, and that third path would be something called the Afghan adjustment act. This would create a straightforward pathway for Afghans to apply for green cards. Basically anyone who was evacuated by the United States to the United States from Afghanistan and recognition of their humanitarian need could have a way to apply for a green card. And basically in Afghan adjustment act would mean that evacuees would have to go through the standard green card background checks, instead of the SIV or asylum processes, which are far more cumbersome, take way more paperwork and usually require a lawyer's assistance. How likely is Congress to do something like this? I think Congress has a lot of other things on their mind, like Russia and Ukraine and stuff like that. Yeah, and Congress also has a very bad track record with passing any kind of bipartisan immigration legislation. But a source of hope could be that they have done stuff like this in the past. Thousands of refugees fleeing Vietnam. Many don't make it this far. We hope that we will get all the help of the people in the government of the United States. Please help us to survive. And when we look at the Vietnamese example, we see that a Vietnamese adjustment act didn't pass for Vietnamese parolees until about two years after the fall of Saigon. But one thing that occurs to me here is that the whole government seemed to really care about what happened in Afghanistan, 6 months ago. There was a lot of bipartisan attention on this, is there bipartisan attention on what happens to these evacuees? It's true. I mean, operation allies welcome, which was the legislation that airlifted Afghans out of gobble. Had bipartisan support. But we're not seeing that type of support from Republicans and Democrats for an Afghan adjustment act. We've seen some Democrats back it, but there has not been a single Republican who has publicly supported this. And it could be because either constituents or legislators on the right view of Ghana evacuees as a national security threat. Take Republican senator Tom cotton as an example, who is actually a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. We have no idea who these people are. We're just taking it on faith. They're using their real name, and they were testing against incomplete database and saying, well, if we don't have a record of you being a terrorist, then you must be fine. You're not going to attack Americans. You're not going to commit sex offenses against American women. You're not going to bring any kind of disease or anything else in the country. Wow. This isn't really an idea that's rooted in reality because from my conversations with hanifa, evacuees had extensive vetting at the two air bases that they went to before they even came to the United States. And Julia told me that this kind of thinking ties directly to the very dangerous evacuation at gobble airport, which was broadcasted to the whole world last year. When people saw the evacuation from Kabul, it looked really chaotic and messy. And I think that led to a perception that maybe some bad people had snuck onto the planes. But the truth is that everybody who made it to the United States went through extensive vetting before arriving to the United States. So the U.S. was evacuating people to its military bases abroad, and then conducting background checks and security checks and those people before they were flown to the United States. On the other hand, we could see some rare cooperation for an Afghan adjustment act because some of the strongest backers of this legislation are refugee advocates and veterans groups, which have some more conservative members. I mean, the strongest backer of ending this war, which led to this entire situation, is the president himself, is he going to throw his weight around on this issue? Is there anything the executive branch can do without Congress? Well, granting green cards is pretty much something that only Congress can do. But if nothing passes, Biden could renew Afghan evacuees, humanitarian parole, so it doesn't expire in two years. The problem with that is it's still doesn't give permanent residency. It just kind of kicks the can further down the road. So what happens if none of this works out if honey fed doesn't get this third path if she never gets to the front of the line on asylum or SIV, does she get deported in like a year and a half? What could happen is that Afghan evacuees could fall through the cracks of the U.S. immigration system. It's incredibly hard to imagine the U.S. deporting someone to Afghanistan right now. Especially someone that the U.S. evacuated at government expense to the United States, but what could happen is that people could end up in legal limbo. If their parole expires and they haven't been able to get asylum or something else, they'll remain in the United States as an unauthorized immigrant and join our population of about 11 million.
"kabul airport" Discussed on Today, Explained
"21 August 2011 o'clock they called me that they give me an address and they told me to read their as soon as you can. And I was also panic because I knew this is the last option that I have and I have to get there. So what happens after she gets this call? What does she do? Well, the first thing she does is she tries to convince officials to let her take family members with her. Initially, when hanifa got this call, it was so hanifah could be evacuated from Afghanistan. She managed to convince officials to let her take her parents, her brother and her nephew. Nice. And are they like straight on a direct flight to Virginia? What happens next? No, they were actually flown from Kabul to Qatar, and then they were sent to an air base in Germany. It actually wasn't until they arrived at dulles airport, which is in Northern Virginia, just outside of D.C., that hanifa realized what her family's immigration status would be. What was their immigration status? A very precarious one. They didn't get one of the more common immigrant visas. They got something called humanitarian parole, and hanifa had no idea what it meant. She actually had to Google it once she got here. I'm Googling it right now. Actually, when we were evacuated, nothing was told. How are we going to take to you as what will be our state is nothing. But when we do our airport here in Washington, they put the humanitarian power Visa to our prospects and then we when we did the search for it. Only thing I could find is that it's one of the urgent Visa systems by U.S.. What did you find in your Google search Sean? A bunch of government immigration bureaucracy kind of stuff? Yeah, that sounds about right. Humanitarian parole is actually this rarely used program that the U.S. relied on for Vietnamese evacuees. Yeah, so it's an old program and it's kind of a fast track for foreigners who are in emergent situations and really need to get to the U.S. as soon as possible. It's okay. It's a program that does not grant permanent residency instead it gives someone two years of protection from deportation. And about 70,000 of the 80,000 of guns who were evacuated are classified as humanitarian parolees. With the idea being that they're going to have two years to get their paperwork together and qualify for one of the more permanent pathways, which would be a special immigrant Visa or asylum, which come with permanent residency or a pathway to citizenship. I mean, two years sounds like a reasonable amount of time to figure that out, yeah? It does. But not when there's a mountain of SIV and asylum applications that are still waiting to be processed. The backlog has been growing and growing over time. Overall, it's a growing number of asylum applications and an agency that just hasn't been keeping pace with that number. So this is Julia galette. She's a senior policy analyst at the migration policy institute. And they reported a backlog of about 18,000 SIV applications and over 400,000 applications for the affirmative asylum system, which is the type of asylum Afghan parolees would apply for. Wow. Yeah. Mount acai Lee. A mountain indeed. And which is hanifa applying for the SIV or the asylum. Well, hanifa has not applied for either yet. She wouldn't even be eligible for SIV because that is pretty narrowly defined as a program for somebody who worked directly with the U.S. government or U.S. government contractor. What she would be eligible for is asylum, which is a much broader pool of people, and she would have to demonstrate that as a former official of the Afghan government, her life is in danger, and she has this founded fear of persecution in her home country. But the reason hanifa hasn't applied for either of those two things is because she doesn't think her application is going to be processed anytime soon. So what's she going to do? She's hoping for a third option..
Pentagon leaders to face Congress on Afghan pullout decision
"Pentagon leaders appear before a Senate committee today amid criticism of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and failure to anticipate the Taliban's rapid takeover the hearing in front of the Armed Services Committee will be their first public testimony since the U. S. completed its pullout last month Republicans have intensified their attacks on president Biden's decision to get out of Afghanistan saying it leaves the U. S. more vulnerable to terrorism they're demanding more details on the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed thirteen American service members along with other details defense secretary Lloyd Austin in general mark Milley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are slated to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee I'm Julie Walker
Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike an Error
"The Pentagon has reversed itself over a drone strike last month in Afghanistan that killed ten civilians days after the strike joint chiefs chairman mark Emily had said it was a valid attack against Islamic state extremists the right to strike but a Pentagon investigation now shows it was something different the strike was a tragic mistake general Frank McKenzie who heads U. S. Central Command says the military believed it struck a vehicle that posed an imminent threat to forces that Kabul's airport we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS K. or were a direct threat to US forces it was the final strike of America's longest war and mackenzie says the U. S. is considering reparation payments to the victims families Sager mag ani Washington
First Civilian Flight Departs Afghanistan Following U.S. Withdrawal
"Not sure if we should have seen this coming. I certainly didn't see this coming but look this plane. We're going to see on your screen right here right here. This is a cutter. Airways boeing seventy seven. Excuse me boeing seven seven seven That is the first passenger flight to depart from the main airport in afghanistan kabul airport since. Us troops withdrew from afghanistan last month. The scene at kabul airport today was markedly different from what we saw. Just weeks ago Instead of us marines we had taliban fighters patrolling runways. The talibans white flags or surrounding the airport on those flagpoles the fact that. Us forces are in control. There and the taliban clearly are today. One hundred and thirteen people including americans canadians brits germans ukrainians all left on that cutter airways boeing seven. Seven flight flew out of kabul and landed in doha in cutter. More flights out flights out again have started. Maybe not just this one may be more to come in a statement today. Secretary of state anthony blinken said that today's flight quote was the result of the departments regular close engagement with our regional partners particularly with the cutlery authorities and taliban officials said today that another flight is expected to take off tomorrow that the taliban is expecting to let it go for its part. The biden news station says it won't divulge details about any upcoming flights due to what they called the ongoing terrorist threat to such operations. Clearly it is still a very fluid situation there. But by all appearances the evacuation flights from kabul appear to be back on as of today with the likelihood that more flights will continue at least tomorrow and maybe beyond that and that is something
First Civilian Flight Leaves Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule
"Tonight. I civilian passenger flight to leave afghanistan to leave kabul airport since the us military evacuation ended arrived in doha cutter. More than one hundred passengers departed from kabul. This is actually the couple departure right now. This is an airport fully controlled by the taliban flying taliban flags this is them taking off from cutter The people on that flight included canadian ukrainian german british and us citizens from from doha. They will go to their final
First Civilian Flight From Kabul Since US Exit Lands in Doha
"The first time since the us military withdrawal from afghanistan the taliban allowed a plane carrying americans and others to leave kabul that plane landing and cutter just a short time ago while others are trying to cross my land in neighboring pakistan. Nbc's mollie hunter. Is there tonight. The first international flight taking off from the taliban run kabul airport. Tonight americans on board a us facilitated evacuation plane to doha cutter the first since. Us troops left and a far cry from the chaotic runway scenes. Two weeks ago the state department said they invited more than thirty american citizens and permanent residents but not everyone took up the offer. There will be more flights but the nfc says due to an ongoing terror threat. No details in advance on board one hundred thirteen people and alongside americans canadians brits ukrainians and germans. Nbc's raff sanchez. Was there. This is it. After a perilous journey that started in kabul through an airport controlled by the taliban. These passengers are coming down the steps here in doha. Finally to safety and security but for those so desperate in the last two weeks overland has been the only way out we headed up pakistan's khyber pass to the torkham border-crossing with afghanistan. This new taliban guard we spoke with says pakistan isn't letting all these people through there are people waiting who can't get over. Okay okay so the pakistani military's having moved back but sisters mersal and manisha mayday if you had stayed under taliban rule what would that have been like the big problem school. Not as they're headed to ottawa soon to be canada's newest refugees now if international flights really are starting back again that's potentially very good news for the tens of thousands of vulnerable afghans left behind.
Taliban Say They Took Panjshir, Last Holdout Afghan Province
"The taliban say they've taken control of a province north of kabul the last holdout of anti-taliban forces in afghanistan. It's the pan valley a resistance group. There denies those claims and that is just some of the news out of afghanistan today at the same time at least four planes were chartered to evacuate hundreds of people from afghanistan but had been unable to take off for days joining us now. Susannah george. She is the afghanistan and pakistan bureau chief for the washington post. She is in kabul susannah. Thanks for being with us this morning. Let's start with that news. Out of the panjshir province This is a storied province long-held stronghold of resistance to the taliban. Just explain what it means that this province has now fallen to to the telephone. Yeah well this is a very significant development and instruct says. You say it's because this was one of the few places. The dotan never managed to control back in the nineteen nineties when the group had control most of the country and so clearing this valley now it really clearly displays how much more of a formative fighting force the taliban is. Today than it was twenty years ago. They have much more training. They've been fighting against one of the most Powerful militaries in the world for the last two decades and they're also much better equipped force and this is largely thanks to desertions and surrender deals with afghan government forces in the lead up to the fall of kabul so now the taliban controls the entirety of the country we are waiting for them to announce the official formation of their government and meanwhile there are still so many afghans who were trying to get out you have been reporting that kabul airport is now open again for domestic travel What does that mean susannah. What does that look like. It's still a bit of a mess couple airport. I'm the only reason that some domestic flights have resumed is because of this temporary radio. Communication has been set up by country engineers between pilots and air traffic controllers. But there's no other navigation system set up at the airport. They all damaged during the chaos of the evacuation which means that all pilots when they're taking off and landing. They need to do it by sight. And this means that any commercial airline who wants to come in and out of kabul airport is just not going to be able to for insurance reasons and because of international aviation guidelines
Leaving Afghanistan, and Those Who Depended on Us
"Week. We saw the last evacuation planes and troops leave afghanistan ending the longest war. America has been involved in. There are still some americans and afghans that remain there but their evacuation will no longer be a pentagon mission it will now be diplomatic mission in the end. After twenty years the us failed to defeat the taliban establish a functioning democracy and stop isis extremists. What happens next is still unclear as we need to resettle thousands of afghans and see what kind of government is formed by the taliban for on the end of america's presence in afghanistan will speak to isham moore foreign affairs columnist at the washington post. Well yes it is. Come amid israeli harrowing sees. We've seen over the past couple of weeks. with countless of con- civilians and others trying to get to kabul airport which you know states and some its allies had control over now We've seen we're seeing as we speak Footage of of taliban fighters walking through the hangers at this airport Commandeering some us vehicles. That have been left there It's all highly symbolic it's all Incredibly sad if you're somebody who has invested in this twenty year effort to stabilize hottest on goal back taleban and set up some kind of functional democratic fledgeling republic there Of course this there's no actual end to this conflict the will remain engaged in various other ways including we imagine Various sorts of clandestine counter terrorism operations against the islamic state outfit. That's already Operating in ghana son and tried out that deadly attack last week. So i it's a symbolic end but of course there's a lot that's still going to keep on
Biden Forgets About Stranded Americans in Afghanistan, Pivots Back to Race
"Because here I am reading the media today. The Americans still behind enemy lines. With tens of thousands of our Afghan allies Patriots behind enemy lines. The genocide goes on. I read this and PJ medium. After losing a war and straining Americans in Afghanistan. Biden's Pentagon pivots back to race. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Just left an untold number of Americans straining in Afghanistan. A week ago today, 13 American Service members died in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. That happened because Austin and the generals left it surrounded by enemy forces. They had their eye off the ball of their main jobs. Protecting Americans and protecting our forces, writes Brian Preston. Reverted to taking their eye off the ball again. Tweet from John Kirby. From Deputy from Secretary from Deputy secretary defense Tonight, he says, quote racial disparities in the military justice system have been a problem for far too long. We know it and we're going to work hard to fix it. Sister site 20 reports. Kirby is getting raped for this. He
The Unprecedented New Terrorist Threat Stemming From the Afghan Refugee Crisis
"Footage is shocking. The refugees not only stock at the kabul airport but landing here in america being whisked away from dulles airport to who knows where. Let's talk to somebody who has something to say about the issue former commissioner for the customs and border protection agency now with the heritage foundation. Mum morgan welcome back to american. I thank sebastian. For having me. I gotta go straight for the jugular. We are hearing again and again and again from alejandro llorca. Dhs from the state department. Today from anthony blinken that they have a rigorous vetting process for the over one hundred and twenty thousand afghans who have being flown out on our military flights. I just how do you do vexing for example for a person who has no documents. And whose data isn't on any system we own. Can you explain the wizardry of this administration to me now. Jackie sebastian. Look you just what you just talk about. Common sense look a couple of things. We that are factual based not spending misdirection. Come from this administration. First of all the military commanders. Their their mission is very clear from the white house. It was all about fast fast fast. Get people on planes as fast as possible. Look i've been serving this country for thirty five years. I've been involved in operations. Where fast took precedent over other things. When that happens things fall through the cracks. There is no doubt that people getting on that plane that we knew. Virtually nothing about sebastian. It looks the factor detail in this. We've already heard about people got onto planes that later. They found derogatory information that they were connected to the taliban they were connected to isis here in dallas. We had an afghan refugee that landed in dole's in america that was actually deported. Previously convicted being convicted of rape it goes on and
13 Fallen Military Members Arrive Back to U.S. Soil
"Back home this week the remains of those thirteen. Us servicemembers killed in the suicide explosion. Outside kabul airport were crowds of afghans. Were desperate to leave the country here again. Abc's martha raddatz president biden and the first lady dressed in black for his first dignified transfer as president. These young courageous americans placing themselves in grave. Danger at the abbey gate of kabul's airport to protect american citizens and afghans trying to evacuate marineland corporal. David espinosa just twenty years old marine sergeant nicole g. twenty three years old days before her death. She was featured cradling. An afghan baby at the kabul airport writing on instagram. I love my job. Marine staff sergeant. Darren taylor hoover from salt lake city. His father calling him. One heck of a leader. Army staff sergeant ryan nas marine corporal hunter lopez marine lance corporal riley mccollum of jackson wyoming was just weeks away from becoming a father marine lance corporal dylan merola marine lance corporal kareem nicoli from nor co california. His father saying he did not hesitate to be called to duty marine corporal. Deacon william tyler page marine sergeant. Joe juhani rosario picado marine corporal umberto sanchez marine lance corporal. Jared schmitz navy. Cormon maxed in soviak. His father told a reporter that in the last face time with their son when his mother told him to be safe he said. Don't worry mom my guys got me. They won't let anything happen to me. She realized that they all just went together
Ramstein Air Base in Germany Becomes a Refuge for Afghans
"There is still a significant number of people in afghanistan who are still trying to leave the country after the us pull out and for afghans who have already left some are in limbo at the us. Air base in ramstein germany. Waiting to fly here to the united states. Npr's rob schmitz reports this hanger. Which can snugly fit. Some of the largest planes in the world was not meant to house people that it is. Today it's nine story. Tall ceiling looms above a series of rectangular enclosures constructed of ten foot tall wire fencing separating groups of afghans dressed in colorful robes tunics. Were allowed to leave these massive cages when it is time for their flight to america a woman in a black hejab cradles her newborn wrapped tightly in a linen cloth on hangers cold floor. The infants name is mustafa. His short life has been hectic two weeks ago. He was born in a village outside. Kabul the next day is family whisked him to the frenzy gates of the kabul airport where they slept outside for four days packed among throngs of others desperate to flee the taliban when he was five days old little mustafa was rushed through the gates and carried onto an aircraft ending. Up here at ramstein air bags now. He's waiting for a flight that in a few hours. We'll take him to his new home. America i plan to build a life for my son and his siblings. In america says mustafa's mother walk. Meena will only gives her first name for fear of reprisals by the taliban on family back home my husband worked with the afghan army and we were in too much dangerous day in afghanistan. There are nearly fifteen thousand others here left for the same
Afghan Women Report Forced Marriages to Flee Country
"Afghan women and girls at evacuation center in the united arab emirates have reported being forced into marriage outside kabul airport. So they could escape the country as taliban seized power. That's according to sources familiar with the matter. The sources say families paid men eligible for evacuation thousands of dollars to marry or pose as husbands for the women to flee the incidents underscore the desperation among afghans to leave the country after the taliban takeover and the fear of what their rule might mean for women and girls. It's unclear how widespread the issue is but it prompted enough concern for us diplomats in the united arab emirates to send a cable.
Biden Faces the Fallout for His Chaotic Retreat in Afghanistan
"A decision was made biden faces. The fallout for his chaotic retreat. In afghanistan by brian bennett. It was the first time. Joe biden had witnessed dead americans returning home from foreign battlefield as president and commander in chief the bodies of eleven marines a navy medic. An army staff sergeant arrived on. Us soil on sunday. August twenty ninth all killed in a suicide bombing at the kabul airport on august. Twenty sixth amid america's chaotic exit from afghanistan after twenty years of war for thirty five minutes as the flag draped cases were carried down the ramp of an air force c seventeen cargo plane at dover air force base in silence except for the home of aircraft engines and muted troop commands. Biden stood in front of the cold reality of his decisions. A series of fateful choices over the past six months drew a tragic line to that moment it was biden who in april settled on august thirty first date for withdrawing u s forces from afghanistan. It was biden who chose a minimum number of us troops to secure the exit and it was biden updated in intelligence briefings and meetings over the summer who oversaw his administration's abandonment of a key. Airbase the delay in evacuating us citizens and allies and belated scramble to provide more troops to get everyone out safely. Hard decisions are histories. Acid test for precedents. It's easy to forget amid the posturing and politics but the architecture of american power means there are some calls that only the president can make and when it came to afghanistan biden was determined to make them he had watched the wars launch. As the senate's top foreign policy overseer nearly twenty years ago then fault and lost an efforts to end it as vice president since announcing the exit he has never publicly wavered on that
How Will the Taliban Govern?
"With the taliban now in power in afghanistan it's raising all sorts of questions about how they will govern and whether the country will once again become a safe haven for terrorist groups like isis k. al-qaeda for a look at how these three groups are likely to interact and the new afghanistan. We're joined by ebrahim by his. He's a consultant with the international crisis. Groups asia program where he focuses on afghanistan abraham. Let's start with a question that we all seem to be asking. How different is the taliban. That's taken control afghanistan now from the one that ruled afghanistan from the mid nineties until they were pushed out of power following the nine eleven attacks. Well like most political movements it has learned adapted and changed over the years part of that lesson learning was that some of their restrictive policies in the nineteen ninety s. Turn them into pariahs. Tade where other countries were unwilling to recognize it or provided with any type of aid now. The taliban is very cognizant of the fact that they need international recognition as well as at least investment if not age so what could all this man for how the taliban interact with terror groups operating in afghanistan. Let's start with isis k. The group that took responsibility for the bombings near the airport that killed the us. Servicemembers many afghans. Who are isis kate. What is their goal or isotope us on. Province is the local branch of isis. And the moment they emerged the declared the taliban to be apostates and foreign spies that were working for the pakistan intelligence agency and a brutal war started between the two groups from the get go over the years due to being pressured not only by the taliban but also by the afghan government and the us forces and nato forces that were present in the country. I s k has lost. All belittled territory did control at one point in time but now it's still retains significant numbers of sleeper cells in various urban centers including kabul and able to activate them to take action such as they did in kabul airport last week
Former Marine Questions Why People Aren't Resigning
"Yeah, I was just curious, not served in the Marine Corps. Um, obviously outside of the base, Camp Lejeune, and during my time I had the privilege to drive generals around, so I kind of got some insider. Fly on the wall type of stories and stuff, and one general, I was able to had the privilege to drive around in Norway was general stirred event. Was a commander of Camp Bastion. I don't know if you remember the attack on Camp Bastion in 2012. I think Prince Harry was stationed there. Alright, Two marines were killed and two marines were killed in that attack. Instantly. Both commanders were relieved of their duty and forced to retire, So I'm just curious with this Kabul airport attack were 13 service members are killed in a humanitarian effort. Why? Who is who's Who's resigning? Why isn't Centcom commander resigning? Why aren't people falling? The only thing I'm seeing from, you know, being at Camp Lejeune or these lower Officers who are posting videos speaking out against the top brass in Washington. They're the ones who are getting relieved of their duties who are speaking out against the atrocity that happened in Kabul, Afghanistan in the airport suicide bombing, So I'm just curious. Why aren't people Resigning top brass in Washington because they're doing what Biden wants them to do. And if the commander in chief doesn't want them out? And if the secretary of defense and the head of the Joint chiefs are really the people who are perpetrating these things Um nobody below them is going to resign. That's the problem we
"kabul airport" Discussed on UnInfluenced
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I just hang up like What's something that sound safe. But shockingly more dangerous than people usually realize. I got an answer second. I would say something sounds safe way. Were dangerous people realize about sex. Yes obviously eighty four wheelers. Yeah a lot of delight. Young kids kick it on those things every year because half lips when they're out doing their thing like my god oriented. I can't feel my left side of my body's from flipping a four wheeler thirty foot in there. No real yeah The good thing the funding part was. I had a racing quad. And i used to ride around my daughter and shit and do stupid shit one day of buddies. Hey let's go out to this part when you go to the tv parks you're supposed to slow ride it like fuck. I'm appro. i know what i'm doing. I hit this jump. It was five foot the backside. Twenty five foot danny. Hit full throttle and one of the biggest fails is to let off your throttle. And that's what i did. I was like oh fuck. And i let off about then. Mid starts flipping in the air it landed on me not my shoe off and still to this day. That was twelve years ago. I can't feel from right here to the middle of my ribs on this. So i love getting my shots back here because i can't feel no sensation And the fuck. That part was when i look back. I thought my vote was in that shoe. As i thing because i seen my shoe sitting down my oh hell no my thoughts in their jesus through off loaded. The four wheeler drove it back to my shop took it out. It's kind of the same things. My motorcycle record greenland. Yeah i loaded up. Drove it to my shop. Put it back in there. I go home late in the bid. Mice didn't get up for three more days. Because i couldn't walk my god good times. Well yeah can tell a nearby another four wheeler vada for a my dearly. I had line run across my neck and damn near cut my head. I think i told told you that before allan this show i don't remember. I was moving cows out of the they were coming in and everybody was lunchtime. And everybody's like oh munch and the kids are freaking out about these cows and go fuck and run them off. Before we're fucking start chasing the cows off orlando owner at the time was running new satellite lines and think it satellite was need to run these lines or they were phone. Cables one was drooped down that type. And i'm full throttle on that here. Gino christ ears normally grab tighter to hang on. But because i had been writing i just let it go but all my shit swelled up. I hit so hard. I didn't know anybody was in the fucking deer camp for like three days. We were there for for like a week and a half and my oldest brother. He's always in chat. He wouldn't let me go hunting. I like i thought these were the nicest people i've ever met because i go back to camp and they're like have you a in. I'm like now you know. I barely breathe. And they seen it talked about Probably thirty and they lay me down. They start working on me. They feed me and then they're like you're gonna go hunting and i'm like these motherfuckers are nice. Get dressed again barely breathing. They hand me my cigarettes. I still smoked at the time. I'm smoking again fucked up throat. Smoking like math and my brother goes with me. And the wildest shit we take my bosses kid with two in the deer standing and they're not trying to be quiet mass shooting hunting at night there fucking throwing shit we got fucking dear walking out there throwing some flowers east of the deer eating out of the standing shit. Next morning i killed the biggest deer that ever been shot off that land. It's the one laying on the disk and their shit shot is bitch as the next morning. Dan my brother was with me too and he was kind of spot for me because he was three hundred. Eighty three yards away on a hill walking through trees. And i still didn't know the he was. When when did these accidents happen. One was probably your younger for the flipped. Atv for sure mind shit. My daughter was seven. Oh my god. So i think you're gonna say sixteen years ago okay and then the next one was tenure or Six years later. Yeah atv said so. I don't think i don't know actually that Similar scenarios happen affair bid in.
Private Security Firm Exploited Afghan Crisis, Charging Thousands for Flight Tickets
"Mean, it's one thing If you're Joe Biden and you have no morals, you have no conscious Six stupid, nasty old man. But then then dragged the whole country into his world with the thanks of the Democrat Party in the media is really unbelievable. Unbelievable. Private security team with the former firm Blackwater and U. S. Army soldiers stood watch for Taliban fighters. As the crew called the Bagram Air Force. Oh, The air base. I should say for help. Oh, that's not our base anymore. Mohammed jumped in a Humvee along with a force from the 82nd airport division and drove hours into the mountains to rescue them. The three senators were driven back to the base with the convoy. Imagine if the Taliban have gotten those three. Hello, Mr President. Save me and my family, Mohammed said, according to the Wall Street Journal, Don't forget me here. I can't leave my house, he said on Tuesday. I'm very scared. Mohammed's visa application reportedly stalled when the defense contractor he worked for lost records needed for his visa application. As the Taliban seize control. On August, 15 Mohammed tried his luck at the Kabul airport Gates but was turned away by U. S forces. He told him he could go, but he'd have to leave his wife and Children behind. I guess that's what Biden means when he says. Some people just want to stay there. Ladies and Gen. They just want to stay there. Your blood should be boiling. Beyond belief right
Joe Biden Is Overseeing the Soulless Slaughter of Dogs in Kabul
"Joe biden. Wanted as many afghans to come to america's possible we don't even know how many but you know he didn't wanna have come the dog's an animal rights group has slammed biden after the military allegedly left its contract dogs behind in afghanistan. I have on good reports here from a friend of mine who runs one of those groups. He said the following credible sources are now telling me working dogs who are released at the kabul airport per department of defense authority. Major general christopher donahue are being shot and killed right now by the taliban on airport runways those use. us allies locally on the ground. Who are still trying to help. Rescue or save. Dogs are being affiliated america and therefore are being targeted by the taliban or having to cease efforts not only is joe biden overseeing civilian slaughter not only the thirteen marines die on his watch last week not only kabul get handed over by the taliban but the beautiful dogs. That did nothing. Wrong are being slaughtered right now. Thanks to joe biden.
US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Complete
"Us military though completed its withdrawal from afghanistan ending a twenty year war. major general. Christopher donahue is the last soldier to board the final plane that left kabul yesterday and jeffers joins us now with more morning aiming good morning. Joe yup america's longest war ended yesterday at three twenty nine pm eastern time and unfortunately joe. Us officials acknowledged that there were americans who were not able to get out who were left behind in afghanistan. Anthony blinken secretary of state yesterday said that there were under two hundred americans who still wanted to leave who remain in now the. Us now has suspended. Its diplomatic presence in kabul. It's transferred operations to doha cutter. So for now. The diplomatic operation will be from a distance in terms of dealing with afghanistan. The us is going to work to reopen the kabul airport for civilian traffic as soon as possible and the commitment he said to get. Our afghan allies out has no deadline. So that mission is going to be ongoing. How they're going to get out. Though is the trick blink and explained yesterday what's going to happen next. Here's what he said. We're also working to identify ways to support. Americans legal permanent residents and afghans will work with us in who may choose to depart the overland routes we have no allusion. Any of this will be easy or rapid this will be an entirely different phase from the evacuation. The just concluded now. General kenneth mackenzie. He's the head of centcom said yesterday in a briefing with reporters at the pentagon that there was a logic to why the united states decided to leave even as there are. Some americans still left behind. Here's what he said. There's a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out. But i think if which stayed another ten days louis. We wouldn't have gotten everybody out that we wanted to get out and they're still would have been people who would have been disappointed with so the calculation was for force protection that is the us soldiers and afghan soldiers who regarding that airport ultimately the risk of taking on more casualties overwhelmed. The potential benefit of getting any more americans out as general. Mackenzie said
"kabul airport" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"The court called out They went through the actual language of the statute again noting that It does give the cdc this particular statute power to to do engage in things like fumigation etc and sanitation members to measures to get rid of disease but it says from there it is a huge leap to assume that that power then extends to the convoluted idea that if you evict someone from a home they might move to another state and therefore Give kobe to somebody else. And result in cross-border transmissions said that was clearly not what congress designed that line to stand for they noted it was a breathtaking amount of authority and pointed out that the supreme court has made clear in the past that Such enormous grants of power are things that they expect congress to be very specific about And disorder go into detail where granted you this huge amount of power. And it's for these circumstances Is said clearly. This particular line in this one statue was not designed to be that enormous grant power it was designed to allow the cdc to fumigate against you know a pestilence and disease and that is a lot different so that was all laid out pretty clearly by cavenaugh It was also incredibly cheeky. A joe biden administration to essentially say. Come out and say we don't really think this is probably legal but we're going to do it anyway. That probably didn't help much with the court. But this this ruling. I think makes sense just on the on the terms of the texas statute as as you lay out kim. And there's a rule of interpretation. I'll spare you my attempt at latin pronunciation but basically you read like words alike and so when the statute says that the cdc the surgeon general can fumigate and disinfect and exterminate pass and take all other measures necessary to stop the spread of disease. That doesn't literally mean the surgeon. General is now empowered to do basically whatever he wants and the best illustration of this. I like there was an article co written by john. You hamid had this line If your spouse sends you to the grocery store for eggs milk a can of soup and anything else you need a reasonable interpreter does not have authority to go out and buy tesla unquote and jason. I think that fits exactly What the the vitamins rations position. With regard to this eviction moratorium was yeah. I mean this isn't even. This isn't even close. You know the idea that the cdc Without congressional explicit congressional authorization can can cite a statute from the nineteen forties to tell millions of landlords are that they can't enforce payment on their property. You know it's it's just not even close. What's you know what's good to see in this ruling is that While the last time the court let it. Stand as kim said with cavanaugh. Joining the cabin. Roberts joining the three liberals and cavenaugh saying look i think the cdc exceeded its authority. But i'm going to let this stand for now because it expires soon. And i don't want to interfere with things this time. Not only cavenaugh switch But so did roberts. So did chief justice. Roberts presumably you know. The chief wanted the court to speak with a clearer clearer. Six three voice rather than a than a five four voice and also you know it just became so obvious that the cdc was asserting essentially what is unlimited authority. You know almost anything..
"kabul airport" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Supreme court strikes down biden's latest eviction moratorium walk and kyle peterson with the wall street journal. We're joined today by my colleagues. Wj columnists kim strassel and editorial writer. Jason willik the situation on the ground in afghanistan is still developing but the latest from the journal's news pages is that there was one suicide bomber on thursday who made it through the taliban security at the perimeter and killed about a dozen marines a navy medic and the updated figure is almost two hundred afghans as the journal editorial today points out that was more american deaths in afghanistan than in almost all of twenty twenty and by one count the most in any single day since twenty eleven and in response on thursday. Joe biden said to those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes america harm. No this we will not forgive. We will not forget we will hunt you down and make you pay unquote kim. What did you make of of biden's response to this tragedy. While first of all let's just make clear. And i think this is is important. Is that those who are responsible for. This is isis okay. So the terrorists take blame but you have to ask how we got into the situation that we are and the reality is that president biden bears responsibility for failing to provide enough force for us to adequately protect against an attack like this And you know great as well that he said we're going to hunt you down. We will find you but it raised a lot of questions as well to as to how we're going to do that if we're pulling out we're going to be lacking the intelligence in the capabilities on the ground. This has been the problem all along. And one of the great disconnects in what we're being told from the white house is biden. Said look we got out because our mission was done. We went in and got rid of al qaeda and indeed that was one of the goals was not allowing afghanistan to be used as a haven for terrorists but clearly they're still operating in afghanistan Clearly the fact they are just allowed them to kill thirteen of our service members and hundreds of afghans and so the president has not really explained adequately How he's going to protect against something more of this happening even in the coming days And he is certainly not taken the responsibility he really needs to for the botched fall of the government and the botched withdrawal with regard to the the thursday attack Biden said that..
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Daily
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"kabul airport" Discussed on The Daily
"Anyone who's still here is going to have to stay here. And they will have to face. The new reality of the taliban government and hopefully civilian flights resumed the airport. Hopefully they'll be able to get out in. You know kind of regular fashion with visas but the fact is we don't really know what's going to happen. It very much feels like the end of the twenty year. Us operation in afghanistan has been a series of competing images images like children and families flooding onto the tarmac and clinging to c. Seventeen plane some of them. Being ultimately killed in the process and scenes like tens of thousands of people being very efficiently airlifted out of kabul. By by the united states incentive military bases to eventually be resettled of images comes the carnage of this suicide bomb. And so i wonder how you're thinking about this. As a final image of the us operation he seems like a distillation of all the hatred and fear and violence of the past twenty years and it's ending our presence here on note that reflects just the the violence and the degradation of war. The kind of hopeless cul-de-sac that we found ourselves in evacuation It's just a coda to tragedy in. It feels so inevitable and so horrible and in many ways..
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Daily
"Your day. How did your day start in kabul. will this morning. I went to meet up with interpreter. That i've been following in touch. With how are you. He's someone who worked for the united states. He were the special forces and had one of these cases was hoping to be evacuated to go to america because he's afraid it actually fled kandahar before the fall of kabul fearing for his life and since then has been trying the airport basically every day without success long. Has it been since you sell your family. How many days almost no good two months. He told me today that he was bringing his family for from canada har- his wife and children. And that they were gonna make one final attempt at the airport in the closing days of the evacuation And so we sat and talked and then his family came from canada. Hara was an emotional moment for him. They were afraid obviously because they'd been seeing the news of the horrible situation the airport but they were determined try. It really wanted to go. Oh so you saw. You saw the entire family kind of reunite there. Yeah i saw them roll up in a taxi and he was obviously emotional so after they'd come and i had met them i cons left them at the place. They were staying and they told me that they are planning to try the airport that afternoon. Only one aggregate. They said they were playing. Try aggregate And when you say aggregate that's a particular point of entry into the airport in kabul exactly. There's several points of entry that are controlled by different groups. Somebody the taliban by marines and buy back alicia and people are just of trying different gates on different days depending on what they've heard whether they can get through so at. What point in the day. Matt did you find out that something had happened at the airport sometime after five o'clock and i was sitting at my desk my room with a window open. And i heard this kind of pop and you know when you've been living in a place that kabul for awhile. You become attuned certain noises. I mean my house is more than two miles away from the airport but still something about maybe notice it. And then i had dinner plans that night with a with the mayor of kabul and he called say that he had to cancel. Because something's going on. And then. I got a message from someone else. Another interpreters saying there had been a complex attack which is like a combination of a suicide bombing in gunfight at abbey gate That same gate that the family said they were headed towards exactly so all you knew at this point is that something very serious has happened at the hamid karzai international airport at applegate. Yeah and you know this has been something that we've been dreading now for for days. There have been reports that isis was going to try to do a suicide attack against the airport. Right so it was immediately. You know the first thing sprang to mind. This is finally happening. So i came downstairs and call them a housemate. Jim hoyle brooke photographer times. Like hey jim. Are you hearing this in his again. This attack of the airport. Yeah so do you wanna go check it out. Yeah so we jumped on my motorcycle which is usually how we get around with. These things are happening because it's much easier to get through traffic and we started riding toward the airport. And you know it's a route. We know quite well because we've been going there lot. Can these past days and as we got closer we could tell was up. What do you mean you could just see the way that people kinda gathering clusters inside the street talking. The traffic was kind of empty. And as we got close to the game because the the taliban were very agitated they were kind of beating people to clear them out of the roundabout and we drove straight into it and several journalists and they actually let us through so we got through the first checkpoint and kept driving and then we're driving along the airport now. We could hear the sound of gunfire from inside and sirens. There's an ambulance came up behind us. We let the ambiance go ahead and and then we want to go through this next checkpoint but the taliban guard there is saying no. You can't go any further so we just stayed there. I started talking to people who are coming now out of the site. And what do the people around you say had just happened. They said that there have been a bomber. There have been a suicide bomber in the crowd on that a lot of people have been killed but some foreign soldiers have been killed. A lot of civilians have been killed now. The area that we're at this is. This is where there was a canal. People are waiting through and they said there was now bodies in the canal. Thing about these airport gates is that they designed basically to prevent car bombs and they have these really high concrete walls narrow lanes and when you have crowds trying to get through them which is not whether designed for the become his death deathtraps with at funnel people in and leave no avenue for escape so even just like given the normal crowds that have been happening at the airport of last week or so. You've had people trampled to death and suffocating so to have a suicide bomber go off in the middle of this like intense crowd of people Is just and as best. You could piece together. Why this location. I think the bombers wanted to get as close as they good to foreign soldiers in this is one of the places where afghans r- actually getting out and having their documents looked at by americans Just kind of the way it works is like you spend the whole day just fighting in the queue and pushing your way the front and then you have a few seconds to show you know whatever it is that you have to soldiers in in the hopes that they'll let you through and i mean that's the tension that right now is that on the one hand you have like tens of thousands of people just hoping the airport many of them don't really qualify for evacuation. Just anybody who thinks a chance to go to the west but on the other hand is incredible pressure to get the right people out to get citizens to get green card holders to get afghans out within a few days remaining right so as a result. I think you had this perfect recipe for disaster. Where you had mobs meeting. Foreign soldiers have close. And what do you do next will at this point. We're like well we with dangerous day here because there's always the risk for like a secondary attack ray and we can't get any closer so.
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Daily
"When the reliability and exceptional performance of horizon meet the ambitious journalism of the new york times. Visual news reaches readers faster than ever horizon five g. Ultra wideband helps photo. Journalists rapidly delivered breaking news images for major sporting events crowded political rallies or even undisclosed locations readers get high impact images in near real time with all of the depth and detail. They expect discover five g. Built right for journalism at ny times dot com slash verizon five g. speed five g. ultra wideband available only in parts of select cities from new york times. I'm michael barr. This is a daily for days. The united states had warned of a potentially devastating terror attack on the airport in kabul. That would be carried out by isis k. A branch of the islamic state in afghanistan. That is the common enemy of both the americans and the taliban the pentagon confirming there has been an explosion outside kabul airport where thousands of people have gathered to try to evacuate the country. Yesterday it happened isis k. Or the islamic state in the corazon has claimed responsibility for the kabul attacks. My colleague matthew acres was there. It's friday august twenty seven.
"kabul airport" Discussed on Skullduggery
"By general h. r. mcmaster president trump's former national security adviser general. You have obviously been quite critical of president biden's decision to pull out the troops as we speak we've just gotten word about the explosions in kabul today. Looks like there are casualties taliban saying as many as thirteen and three Us troops wounded. How does this change the calculus in your view for president biden who has decided yesterday to stick by the august. Thirty one deadline. Do you think it should change his decision on that. And if there are significant. Us casualties what should the united states response be the whole mission. I guess the big question is what is the mission is the mission just to withdraw and complete surrender to a terrorist organization. If that's the case. I guess just stick with the time line but if the mission is to get all. Us citizens out so the coty network. Which is the number. One taker of hostages in that region and now is in charge of security in kabul. Doesn't turn this into a into a a humiliation like nine thousand nine hundred seventy nine hostage crisis to add on top of the humiliation. We're seeing now. Which is evocative of the nineteen seventy five evacuation of saigon. So what's the mission. I think would be the first question. Do you want us if the question will. The military advisers should ask. Do you want everybody out. We can do that. But the president then has to muster the will to be able to commit to that mission and provide the resources and the authorities necessary to make it happen and it won't be without cost as soldiers. You know we don't we. We expect to be in harm's way right. Just following up on that stand kleinman general mcmaster if the mission is should be as you just described it to make sure that we get all americans out. How should that change our posture. There you talked about making sure we have the resources to do that. what would that mean realistically. Would that mean putting more troops and you think well yes and the time line would have to change for sure. I mean you can't have it both ways you can't see it. We're going to stick to the timeline. And where to get all americans out and we're going to get all of the afghans out who were at grave risk for having supported us defended us worked with us over two decades so i guess the question again is what is the mission you would have to commit additional troops. I think you see now. You know the the need to establish a broader perimeter then then you have really see from satellite imagery of kabul airport. How the city comes right up to the gates of the airport. So if you're sitting at the perimeter there's no real way to have an active defense in sufficient depth to prevent this kind of a mass mass casualty event. And then hey there might be other safe areas open right other ways to extract people or or for egress and then the use of military capabilities. Not necessarily soldiers on the ground but military capabilities to ensure safe passage along routes that get to maybe alternative safe area. So you know you have the ability to impose your will and to establish those safe areas. The question is did you have the will to follow through on it. You're saying that the mission ought to be to get all americans out just not to withdraw our troops. I should point out that just today the. Us embassy after these two explosions took place in kabul. One right outside. The airport gate issued a bulletin to american citizens. Us citizens should avoid travelling to the airport and avoid airport gates at this time. Those us citizens who are outside those gates should leave immediately so it sounds like at a minimum. This is going to set back the goal of getting the remaining fifteen hundred or so americans out of the country. So i want you to react to that but sort of more broadly. We've just had a terrorist attack that has injured at least some american troops. We don't know the full casualty numbers yet. Does the united states need to respond to that terrorist attack. And if so what does that response look like. Who do we attack. Where how do we go after the people did this. Well we have to go after them. The question is though will they be able to hold us hostage right. Hold those that are at the airport hostage. Hold those who are trying to get to the airport hostage. So this is. The cost is the cost of surrendering to jihadist terrorist organization. This is the cost of the trump administration's deal in february of twenty twenty to capitulate to the taliban to enter negotiations without the participation of the afghan government then to insist that the afghan government released five thousand of some of the most heinous people on earth who went right back to terrorizing. The afghan people went right back to the battlefield. And now what. You've seen the results of the psychological blows we delivered to the afghans. Say hey we're leaving. We don't have your back anymore. Good luck with that. And of course what the taliban's did is they took the boost. We gave them psychologically and went to those afghan leaders said okay. We've got a deal for you. How do you come to terms with us or we kill your family's how 'bout that so that's why we've seen this rapid collapse. It was all predictable. I believe based on the psychological blows delivered now having surrendered to a terrorist organization. We're seeing that we you actually lose agency and influence unless you reverse course. I guess an early question would be dan you know. Are we going to continue to empower the taliban at afghan people's expense. We keep talking about what we need to engage the taliban on the future of afghanistan. hey it's worth pointing out that the asia society. He's been to impose their for the last twenty years had the highest level support ever for the taliban thirteen percent how about engaging other afghans on the future of the country how about engaging umbrella lasala who's in control of the panjshir valley now and just retook four districts from the taliban by force. You i mean i think it's time to reverse course to recognize that we have put ourselves and the world at a much higher degree of danger by giving giving a country To to the taliban allowing them to to reestablish the islamic emirate of afghanistan. let's be more specific about what you mean by reversing course and engaging some of the other afghans in that country who we might be able to engage are you talking about really supporting an insurgency kind of a reconstitution of northern alliance in the north of afghanistan to continue this war against the taliban and hopefully prevail at some point. And what does that support. Look like american support. Will i think. I think that's going to be a decision for the president to to make at some stage. I think the sooner he he he considers it the better. Because you know what. I mean the the sad thing about this data. Mike is going to be back right. I mean think about december of two thousand eleven then vice president biden called prisoner bob on the phone and he said thank you for allowing me to end this guy damn war. Well guess what. You're al qaeda in iraq in the americas are gone. I guess we'll just stop. And so what you had is. Al qaeda in iraq morph into isis the most destructive terrorist organization in history which took control of territory the size of britain that conducted about two hundred attacks international international including shooting down an airliner multiple tax in europe including on the brussels airport and that we had to go back right we had to go back and wages sustained campaign against isis. I mean that's what we're facing. Now is the growth of jihadist terrorist in one of the ideological hearts of jihadist terrorism. The so-called core saen region which spans the pakistan afghanistan border an area in which twenty us designated terrorist organizations already exist. And you know what we try to darn hard to disconnect the dots between them we we.
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Apologize and and be a sequence about everything. It's not the way to do it. Here's rhonda santa's. I think the leader of this new generation of fighters out there. Here's him yesterday. The oppressor taken it right to the press again the way what was the what was the all that is in the past about the press. What was it you remember. Fight people who buy ink by the barrel. That was the republican ethos. Don't fight against the press. Just ignore it. Let it go away. It'll disappear no more. Here's the santa's taken into the press. Notice what he says here. He doesn't kind of a soft way here but it's really important. He did this. he's like listen. I know you guys are not serious. Newspeople your editorialists all of you and you've taken a position on masks. This was important. He said this. Check this out. I understand respectfully people in your profession. Love having kids in mass. I get it. You guys have taken editorial position on that very clear. The data doesn't support it There's a great article actually in new york magazine of all places that went through this three thousand words very thorough view of all the evidence anymore warriors like that trump showed the way. Now we gotta take the baton and run with it it monitoring this explosion outside the airport. This looks if visuals coming out of there and the smoke clouds. This wasn't looked like it was a small explosion. Folks i mean having done some work in the past with this type of thing. It looks like it was a pretty heavy explosion out there so we get word on casualties i will. I will absolutely let you know folks. Here's another tweet. Some semi decent news about corona virus. Switch gears and jump around but again. I don't wanna leave you in a in a bad mood today. I wanna make sure you get the good news to natural immunity. It kind of immunity. Your body develops after an infection by corona virus in contrast to vaccine generated immunity that natural immunity appears to be appears. Based on a study of again. I know facebook and youtube Ban this because they hate science but again. I'm not here to play into the gas lighting. I'm gonna give you the truth. Alex berenson tweet. You want to go to twitter account. You can see the study right. They're linked to it says well new israeli pre-printed study shows natural immunity to sars cova to is far superior to the artificial con vaccinated. People were thirteen times as likely to be infected and twenty seven times as likely to have symptomatic infections as a match cohort that was previously infected naturally and this is with the delta dominant strain. Folks how do we do science. Faxon data here. I am not here to spend your wheels by the way. I have no skin in this game a narrative. The only skin in the game. I have is with the truth. Is that natural immunity. Gonna last we don't know we've only lived with corona virus for two years based on other corona viruses. Kovic nineteen is the only one. There are some some indications that it could last longer than that. We don't know that but again pushing people to get a.
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"What hard evidence do you have. The taliban a terrorist group of medieval animals savages. That's an insult to animals. What evidence to you have. The taliban was going to be some kind of efficient effective governing body. The answer is you have no evidence zero none. You just made that up. All three questions failed compared to what at what cost. And what hard evidence to you have folks. You can't negotiate with these people. I'm talking about the biden. Administration can't negotiate with the taliban either by demonstration. Seem to think that you can't negotiate with left this because they are lost. They are the program. You don't want jim for the radio show. We need that. You're you're best off clip again about the one we use last week. Kgb defector saying how the effective way to dismantle a country from within is to program idiots program idiots propaganda once their program. You cannot break them. There is no amount of evidence you can show them. You can show them concentration camps in front of their eyes and they will not believe it. That's a quote from because left. This have been gaslight to death. You doubt me listen to this. This is the canadian minister for women and gender equality. Keep in mind. She's talking about the taliban that rape children subjugate women torture and kill their political opponents and imposed sharia law. This is maryanne monsef. This is real talking about the taliban. I want you to stay very specific attention. How this canadian minister refers to the taliban this clip. And why you can never negotiate with the left. They need to be fully defeated. Check this out and wanted to take this opportunity to speak to our brothers. The taliban we call on you to ensure the safe and secure passage of any individual in a honest on.
"kabul airport" Discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Today thanks brickhouse always appreciate having you on board here. It is folks. Donald trump was right. Again it's really astonishing how we're told off often how these democrats in these liberals these elitist academics and hollywood types so much smarter and refined and better than us the smelly walmart deplorables that donald trump crowd the maga- fans the maga- supporters out there. We are so much smarter than us and yet every single time we win here. Donald trump was right again. Listen to this. The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. Nine eleven. the worst terrorist attack in our history was planned and directed from afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists. Hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists including isis and al qaeda would instantly feel just as happened before september eleventh and while that video was playing gay and for me and it's on fox right now. A large explosion outside kabul airport. This is hard to believe. It really is the greatest country in the history of humankind that its leadership not us. It's leadership is descended into total madness for being led by infantile children with no self control no morals no dignity no ethics nothing large explosion outside kabul airport. See some of the pictures coming out now. Donald trump's tweet so this is what we're left with you know what's really odd because many of you listen to this obviously on delay. It's live tape. But i was just going to go into this story right here. But the us embassy warning security alert embassy kabul afghanistan. You see right here. It's an official alert that. Us citizens who are outside the abigail skater. Northgate of hamid karzai airport in kabul should leave immediately due to a security threat. And now i'm reporting to a large explosion outside kabul airport. None of this had to happen this way. It just didn't. We have an incompetent incompetent. Cognitively declining week corrupt. I mean i. I gotta move on in a second here but we have three hundred thirty three million americans. I'm not kidding when i say to you that if you had to rank them in order of morals dignity ethics aptitude achievement intellect social iq. I am not kidding. When i tell you that i read joe biden in the bottom one or two percent. The man does not have a single redeeming characteristics. He is a liar. He is corrupt. He is greedy he is gluttonous the man his you name any of the seven deadly sins. Joe biden is all of them. He is dumb. He is weak. He is indecisive. he's a plagiarist he's a liar. The man doesn't have a redeeming characteristic. Not one. I'll keep you updated. Get more information. If you get anything please let me now. But this explosion. I i got to imagine. It was a terror attack because obviously the taliban an isis although frequently and al-qaeda they're not always friends are at odds with.
"kabul airport" Discussed on 5 Things
"He'll suffer lifelong damages. The us state department issued a warning late wednesday for us citizens at kabul airport gates to leave. Immediately britain australia and new zealand also offered similar advice to their citizens and the country's warned against currently traveling to the airport. If not they're already. The biden administration has repeatedly warned in recent days about the threat of an isis terror attack at the airport as next week's deadline for the us to leave the country gets closer and closer people including us citizens and family members of afghans with green cards or still having trouble arriving safely at the airport there are taliban controlled checkpoints around the afghan capital and major traffic jams. Secretary of state. Anthony blinken said wednesday. That some fifteen hundred american citizens are likely still in the country based on our analysis starting on august fourteen but our evacuation operations began. There was then a population of as many as six thousand american citizens in afghanistan who wanted to leave over the last days. Roughly four thousand five hundred of these americans have been safely evacuated along with immediate family members over the past twenty four hours. We've been in direct contact with approximately five hundred additional americans and provided specific instructions on how to get to the airport safely. We'll update you regularly on our progress in getting these five hundred american citizens out of afghanistan for the remaining roughly one thousand contacts that we had who may be americans seeking leave afghanistan. We're aggressively reaching out to them. Multiple times a day through multiple channels of communication phone. Email text messaging to determine whether they still want to leave And to get the most up-to-date information and instructions to them for how to do so while evacuating americans is our top priority. We're also committed to getting out as many afghans at risk as we can before the thirty first that starts with our locally employed staff and the folks who've been working side by side in our embassy with with our diplomatic team and includes special immigrant visa program participants and also other afghans at risk earlier wednesday. The white house said some nineteen thousand. People were evacuated from afghanistan by both u s and allied forces to meet next tuesday's deadline the pentagon said the. Us will need to stop. Evacuating people out of the airport. Days before the final withdrawal for some fifty four hundred. Us troops that means the window for evacuating refugees and others is even closer. Meanwhile poland belgium the czech republic and some other countries have ended their evacuations from afghanistan but other european countries said wednesday that they'll continue as long as possible. Some of them press president joe biden to remain longer during this week's g seven meeting what they'll likely now have to leave before. Us troops depart next week. The taliban have said they will allow normal commercial air. Traffic to resume at the airport. Wants the united states leaves commercial. Flights stopped earlier this month. But it's not clear which airlines will resume service there as we mentioned in wednesday's show most americans support pulling troops out of afghanistan but a majority also disapprove of how the us has done so many. Afghan americans are worried about family and friends. Still their community activists. Ms gone zahir darby. There aren't going to be tens of thousands of afghans who are not going to be able to leave safely. I have friends who are still in afghanistan. I have an aunt and a cousin who are in afghanistan and their families. And what we're hearing. Is that the situation is getting worse. Daily the taliban continues to pledge that they're rain. This time will be more moderate than line rule in the late. Nineteen ninety s in that era. Most women were almost completely confined to their homes except for a few essential activities many in the country and around the world fear. The group will return to human rights violations against women and others once foreign countries leave next week. Israel's new prime minister naftali bennett will visit the white house on thursday for his first meeting with president joe biden and a new era of relations between israel and the united states..
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"kabul airport" Discussed on 5 Things
"The group's leadership. He negotiated their twenty twenty peace deal with the trump administration. It's been more than a generation since new england has had a hurricane but that could change on sunday. The last hurricane to make landfall in the region was hurricane. Bob in nineteen ninety-one this time it could be on re a powerful storms swirling in the atlantic with seventy mile an hour winds and it could slam new england on sunday. Accu others bernie. Rano has the latest while he is going to be impacting. New england sunday in the monday in fact eastern new england and southeastern new england. You have to be prepared for hurricane as we head toward the weekend. We're also were that. Enrique could slow down a little bit. There's going to be at least the possibility of a significant storm surge and flooding power outages. The last hurricane by the way to make landfall in southeastern new england was bob back on august. Nineteenth of nineteen ninety one thousand starts approaches southeast new england. By sunday you start getting into some cooler water. That's when it's going to be weakening but until that point it's got plenty of warm water the work with and really what may also happen is that on may slow as we get into saturday in the sunday and monday and it could be a lot closer to the maine coast so all across eastern new england and southeastern new england. You need to be prepared for a land. Falling hurricane at some point late sunday or sunday night on re follows other storms. Fred and grace earlier this week. We've now entered. What's considered the peak of atlantic hurricane season. Which runs through october. A northern california family reported missing earlier this week turned up dead in the sierra national forest. They are john. Garish ellen chung. In their one year old daughter mucci.