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The Michael Berry Show
"thirteen american service" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Yesterday we spoke to our friend. Josh hammer at newsweek who has called for a court martial of general milley if in fact what has been alleged in the book as as as being sort of hyped and promoted the woodward and cost a book if in fact he did what he did then he should be court-martialed that what josh hammer. Newsweek has said. And if you read. Greg jarrett at fox dot com. He basically says the same. Greg jarrett is our guest. Honored to have you. Greg for people i do. You think that as big a deal this is. The the public really understands is aware of this story. Well i don't think the vast majority of the american public fully appreciates just how dangerous a guy like general mark. Milley is as chairman of the joint sees chiesa staff. I mean you know. I have shed and i'll say it again. I think he's a continuing threat to democracy the constitution and our country's national security. This is a guy who operates under the delusion that he's in charge of the military and its nuclear codes. Not the commander in chief the president and that seems to believe that he alone can decide whether a president is so unstable that he milley will assume command of everything You know that's dangerous. Milly sees himself as the nation's de facto leader or dictator in waiting. If you will greg i. I was trying to think of a precedent on this level. And then you go back to benedict arnold. From the founding days but from the revolution i guess macarthur who never actually engaged in such behavior but his ego was getting a bit big and truman recalled him. I mean do you. Is there a modern precedent for something like this well i. I'm reminded of that. Brief moment in the attempted assassination of ronald reagan when chaos ensued For the better part of an hour to and General alexander hey I pronounce that he was in charge at the white house. And of course He was not insured. She's not According to the constitution In order of succession At the time. I'm trying to remember. Yeah i believe. I believe he was. He was al haig and that meant he was minister of everything. And it's not you're right. That's a good example. He may have actually not been secretary. Stay quite yet. I don't recall but at any rate. Now i mean he. He wasn't in charge all and of course he was publicly spanked For for saying so but this is far worse. I mean this is a guy. General milley who who essentially hijacked our government inserted himself into the chain of command. He gets on the phone and conspires with nancy. Pelosi to rest control of the nuclear goes and then he instructs pentagon officials ignore any orders for military action in less i general milley approve them But the worst part is he then vows to warn the chinese in advance of any surprise attack. So yeah. I mean very much like benedict arnold You know who tipped off the british about Military plans by general washington. You know one of the things. Gregg jarrett is our guest. That's being discussed is calls for him to resign. It strikes me that resignation is not sufficient that in fact he he has commit. He has committed a crime against the nation. And i think to myself if in fact this thing played out and if in fact we had invaded. China trump is the least least interventionist president of my lifetime to be certain. And i love that about him but if in fact that had occurred and there were an act of war. The element of surprise is one of the greatest assets to our troops our servicemembers and to think that he would have compromised them. Were he to go forward with us. That's a lot of role playing. I got it but it still on that level. How do we recruit young men to go to war when we say oh and by the way the chairman of joint chiefs of staff might hate the president and warn them. You're on your way. So you're sitting ducks right well General milley should face a general court martial as i argued in my columns at podcast on air with sean hannity And the charges are identified in the uniform code of military justice. They include surfing the authority of the president In the code. It's known as sedition aiding the enemy by providing advanced intelligence without authority to do so. And and finally you know in the code. There is espionage conveying vital military information. War plans to a foreign adversary. Which you and. I were just talking about so You know i think should be immediately relieved of command Or doody 'cause he actually has no command Pending investigation and potential court martial charges. What is insane to me is that biden ickes insists. He has confidence in milly. That is a huge mistake. Joe you're setting yourself up for a coup You know with a wolf scratching the door. I mean at what point in time. We'll do it again. Might he decided tomorrow or next week or next month. That biden's mentally deficient. And he milly once again. We'll use it as a pretext to sees the reins of power could happen. Fox news legal analyst. Gregg jarrett is our guest rumblings that that really was not acting alone but under the direction of nancy pelosi. You think there's merit to that. I mean i think there is in the woodward cost of book They they seem to be citing a transcript of of that telephone call You know so. You've you've got the speaker of the house Conspiring allegedly with the chairman of the joint chiesa staff to take control of the nuclear codes. And take them away from the commander in chief to keep in mind here that that milly has no authority whatsoever. He is nearly as joint cheese and the advisor and in fact he's prohibited by law from any operational command authority. He's not in the chain of command at all and he has nothing whatsoever to do with a nuclear codes. That is a part of the strategic command. And he is not an element of that. So he's he's basically stealing or commandeering not just authority but something incredibly valuable Control of our nuclear arsenal from what you know of milly. Is this out of character with him. I is is this in any way surprising to you of him. No he is an imperious general with an ego as big as all outdoors This is a guy who's been criticized before By others in the military from exceeding his authority And you know Two weeks ago two and a half weeks ago more than ninety retired. Generals and admirals called on to resign. They they cited his negligence over the afghanistan debacle that led to the killing of thirteen american service members. And and then of course you know as we saw over the summer million determination to force politically correct. Whoop nece down the throats of american troops. I do give credibility and credence to these ninety Flag officers who who say this is a guy who should be In military uniform.
John and Ken on Demand
"thirteen american service" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"John and ken show john kobylt and ken chapo. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. All right later on the show. We'll have larry elder on. That's at five o'clock right. After the news there will be talking next out. Alex stone for what he's been able to find out about the california recall hoke day here. We turn to afghanistan for a couple of developments. This a bit of a surprise because everything today is not my side dan. i'm going to attack it if it is my side. I'm gonna defend it. And that's of course the debacle in afghanistan which led to the death of thirteen american service members of because that bombed that blew up at the airport at kabul the democratic chairman of the united states senate foreign relations committee said he makes subpoena the us defense secretary. Lloyd austin to appear before the panel to talk about what happened with the afghanistan withdrawal. He says if he doesn't i'll just start blocking defense department political nominees until appears this is. Us senator robert menendez of new jersey. Does it prize. Because i can fetch secretary not show up to talk about this after thirteen been dying. He doesn't wanna talk the stories. Don't say why he's declining the request. Because it's a really really bad story. That's why. I think they want wanna wait until they can figure out explanations or cover up so yeah away to lie about it or wait till everybody forgets. It happened because the only ones appeared so far as the secretary of state. This antony blinken seared yesterday. A house foreign relations committee one of the stories. That's reverberating their concerns. This drone attack by the us military not long after that bomb blew up and killed the service members and a lot of afghans citizens. The us did drone strike. That they said was going to prevent another attack on american troops. They were certain that they blew up a car. Bombing it. that's what they said. And of course. The news was trumpeted as wow. We probably saved american lives but now there are real questions being raised both the new york times and the washington post have done their own investigation into the drone attack. And the only person they can come up with that was killed in that drone attack while there were other people killed but the main target they say turned out to be a man by the name of zamora amati a longtime worker for reunited states aid group in afghanistan. And as you said yesterday. John well if he's not around people can't find him in afghanistan. There's a good chance that's who they. They wiped out. He worked as an electrical engineer for something called nutrition and education international which is actually a california based eight group. Well they were convinced that he drove to a to a safehouse an isis safehouse and then he drove around all morning and they thought he was. Loaded up the car with bombs supposedly. He was dropping people off. We needed rides. He was delivering computers. Water that's supposedly what he was doing according to the aid group and when he got back to his house that's when they decided to.
MSNBC Morning Joe
"thirteen american service" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"How it's going to end up right now but the people who've been whooping it up on twitter for the again i had been very critical of us leaving afghanistan but the people have been whooping it up on on twitter saying that this is the worst thing that's ever happened in a drawing parallels with saigon missed the mark numbers on even close. I mean they're the thirteen american service members who were killed a lot of people think these evacuations could've started much sooner to avoid the chaos that led to the death of the servicemembers. What's interesting about this number from the journal this morning. That two hundred numbers we've been told they're about one hundred to two hundred americans left in the country. So where does that leave us. If they're not two hundred american passport-holders. I think this includes some foreigners also passports to get out of the country. So i don't think it's all americans but this would represent if you believe that number a large chunk of the americans remaining in the country who want to leave the country and the show at least in this case the taliban who the american government has been forced into a relationship now with trust them to help get these people out at least in this. One case is upholding. Its end of the bargain just here and you got to look at cutter and what they've been doing. I think we're gonna be talking to the foreign ministry either this week or next week. About what cutters doing being a go between between the united states and also the taliban bet eddie. There's there is the great tragedy is willie said the thirteen american servicemen and women who died there just true heroes who understood understood because the warnings were going we were hearing the warnings about isis coming in and they knew that man they were they were endanger and they were still talking about how they loved their job. They were still risking their lives. And it's just so tragic and yet what they have done along with other military men and women and other visuals if again freed one hundred twenty one hundred thirty thousand people saved tens of thousands of lives one of the greatest humanitarian missions. The that that we've and i think we all concede that no matter your position with regards to afghans. We should be able to able to a lot of people who are on twitter and have op. Ed pieces are still looking back to the first day and ignoring everything. Our men and women in uniform have done since that absolutely seems like. We're in a moment where everybody's trying to make political hay. Everything trying to find every concede this claim. I think even as we this two hundred folk coming out we still have to be mindful of all those afghans who helped us. While we were there. The writings were still there. We still have to raise questions about their safety but we can still marvel at this achieved. We really can't jonah island. You look again at each evens over the past week past two weeks. And i think we got. Maybe we get seven thousand people out of saigon. Were at one hundred twenty five now. Let's hope we get up to one. Hundred forty thousand or so one hundred fifty thousand or so people and it is. It's just been an extraordinary. I think sometimes we country we. We're so caught up and the political back and forth. sometimes we just. We can't see the forest for the trees this is. This is pretty incredible and again. I say this is somebody who has been against the withdraw afghantistan since donald trump is trying to bring the taliban handicap david right. Yeah well look. I think the thing with you and the thing that we all at various times the took a off the ball a lot and one thing that the administration never took. It's off the ball on which was the large question on the macro existential The fundamental choice is this war over or not. Are we going to get out. Or we accept the fact that we lost this war and end it now. The administration was always with the vast majority of the american public on that which is where donald trump was. You said is that going to go. And there is a totally respectable position that says we should have tried to make this to to north korea to north and south korea to make it into germany. Make it into have a small set of troops there to try to stabilize the region etcetera etcetera respectable point of view. I know it's your point of view but it's not where the american people are right and so in the end we were always going to come back to that. Then something like seventy seventy five percent of the american people wanted to end. This war wanted to end it now. And i think the administration had that long view throughout now. I do think there are two large questions that carry forward from there. One of them is the question. Eddie just raised which. I do think there will be questions about going on for a very long time. Not how the the accusation was run. Because i agree with you. And i think history again will say this is an incredibly successful operation to get the all the americans were almost all the americans out safely again. We know about the ones who died in that car bomb and there are still some left behind but the vast majority of americans are out but there is this large question of what about the afghan allies. What about the moral obligation. That america had to those people who fought alongside americans and tried to help americans for the last twenty years. What happens to them. I think people will raise questions about that for a long time. And then the other long-term question that goes to your point which is does afghanistan. now become a renewed center for terrorist activity that threatens america it has not been for the last twenty years will become that again and if it becomes that again there will again be long-term questions raised about whether we should have kept some kind of a small force there in order to keep that from happening but those are questions for another day. And you're so right and it's something that i have acknowledged. I understand that. By wanting to keep people in afghanistan keeping american troops in afghanistan. Same syria that i'm in. The minority of seventy five percent of americans agreed with joe. Biden has done here in getting americans out. And i do understand the logic of. Hey you're either in or you're out. And if if you keep a small residual force there than what you're doing is you're just prolonging presence there and again seventy five percent of americans wanted our troops out i will say i just wanna be clear with everybody. I not interested in. Keeping american troops in places like afghanistan to rebuild countries. We've learned over the past twenty years. That doesn't work. I want american troops there to intimidate and kill bad people. And i want us to be able to strike out whether it's in syria And going after isis like we did or whether it's in afghanistan going after isis. That's my point but again i. I'm in the minority here. And i certainly boy respect. People who say enough is enough is enough. But really it's we. I think we confirmed now. Nbc news has confirmed this report. Rack sanchez who's in doha. Cutter tells us to sources familiar with the matter. Confirm a qatari flight. We'll take two hundred people. Americans and other nationalities to leave from kabul to doha today so this this is happening so as the by the administration manages the end of the war in afghanistan. It's also managing the resurgence of kobe. Here at home today the president will lay out what it says a new plan to attack the spread of cova nineteen president biden will deliver a speech this evening expected to urge private businesses schools and federal agencies to institute stricter vaccine mandates. The white house wolf announced six areas of focus vaccinating the unvaccinated furthering protection for the vaccine and keeping school safely open increasing testing and requiring masking protecting our economic recovery and improving care.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Lara Trump Slams Joe Biden on Fox News: 'He's an Embarrassment'
"Laura trump was on. Sean hannity show last night and she said out loud what millions of us are actually thinking. She said out loud. She expressed out loud. The view that many americans are are are too polite to say out loud. Is it a stretch. Is it a leap. Is it unkind to call. Presen- biden an embarrassment right. Show that if you. Let's see leave american stranded and afghanistan behind enemy lines. Like you like to say Signed the death warrant for our afghan allies. You legitimize a terrorist organization. Did them control of an entire country than give him. Eighty three billion dollars of our military equipment. And then oh. Thirteen service. Servicemember killed because of your decisions. Gosh i don't know a better reason to impeach somebody. So let's take this guy out and he can't run the country he's an embarrassment. He makes us look ridiculous on the world stage and he doesn't even know what tornadoes are. I don't even know what to say.
The Steve Deace Show
"thirteen american service" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"No point in any of that rambling. Did he utter anything that came close to hear all of us are dumber for having heard it and they gotta have mercy on our souls all right so he is one of the smartest people i know and yet trying to find a benign explanation for this reduced him to intellectual rubble. So there you go. Aaron go ahead so the craziest stride on the crazy train this week if in case you needed anymore. More indication anymore clue into what the whole response of of covert has banned from. Mostly western governments look no further than the words of justin trudeau. And then this week right on cue with the fires out west and the the the hurricane down south. We're going to do with coverted what we're going to do with climate change global warming what we're going to do and then he proceeded to list off a number of left-wing talking points about problems within society. See this was never really never really maybe for a two seconds back in march of two thousand twenty this was never really about virus. This was about the great reset or whatever. You wanna call it. That's when they started to taste the power that we gave them because of our fear of this virus which emanated most likely out of a lab of few thousand miles away when we let them taste a little bit of that power. They thought I can do a lot with this. That's probably the craziest just completely telegraphing. The spirit of the ages next moves if we let them actually go that route amen. So it's the execution. Gentlemen on a scale of one to ten with one being as empty void as lindsey graham school verified cinder accounts and ten being overflowing and hyper actives as lindsey graham subverter accounts on grindr rate this week's level of total depravity josh. I'll this in mom. You liked that question. You liked it. I could see like you liked a saw. That are eric i love. I love lindsey. Graham cuts For me all right. Let's get to the answers like a fourteen. After i watched insane clip from cnn. Let's get to issue to impeach. Joe biden took a victory. Lap on his disastrous. Pull out from afghanistan extraordinary success. This mission was due to the incredible skill bravely and selfless courage in the united states. Military and our diplomats. This was after the pentagon confirmed. Hundreds of americans were left behind and we think the citizens that were not brought out number in the low very low hundreds then the uk daily mail obtained the transcript of one of the final calls between biden and now former afghan president ghani in july where the former tried to pressure the ladder and downplaying the growing threat of the taliban quote. I need not tell you. The perception around the world and in parts of afghanistan. I believe is that things are going well in terms of the fight against the taliban and there is a need whether it is true or not. There's a need to project a different picture and quiet to boil this all down biden new. The taliban was moving rapidly back in july and instead of changing course in developing a better plan to get americans out stayed the course which resulted in thirteen american service members being blown to bits by isis and left behind at least two hundred other americans in alabama controlled land before declaring victory. Well indeed this would just be the latest example of a male and the biden family experiencing bad. Pull out so josh. Let's go to you for the first question. Here is what has is. I'm sorry. I'm i'm in a mood for out until i'm on edge. Everybody just needs to be wart okay. He's what transpired here with leaving americans behind. We really put this question for you. Know when you're going to be on the panel. You're the legal expert here. okay so is what has transpired here with leaving. Americans behind in afghanistan reportedly urging afghan leadership to lie about the true strength of the taliban in advance of that pullout. Are these things. High crimes misdemeanors. Are they impeachable josh. That floor is yours. Well steve com. Today is literally entitled quote impeach. Joe biden so i guess kinda give game away at the outset but yes i think the answer. This question is clearly yes Especially obviously when you take precedence. The fact of the democrats recently tried to impeach president trump for a very anodyne was a imperfect phone call with give ukraine but it was fairly inoffensive honestly. This phone call obviously was back in july nineteen. They start impeachment later. That year round timber rock tober twenty nine and be entire. Point of this phone call was that it was so illicit. It was so horrible to dangle over the heads of ukraine orange million dollars in foreign aid that by the way it was subsequently dispersed aware that aid ultimately went out. Aid didn't go out. I think that he went out on time. I don't even know if there was actually ultimately delay on but the notion that this attempted quid-pro-quo with respect to various corrupt prosecutor elements on the ground. Crash was so horrible with such a high priority. Democrats launch entire each cutlass. That ghani phone call which we just read the transcript. That phone call. A loan is order magnitude worse than what. President trump did ski so literally just talking about the phone call taking the democratic trump is precedent as a sheer phone. Call the phone call. Apples apples comparison. Here he really should be impeached with everything pricing on that alum but yardman obviously goes much further than that. I you know. I was just talking few minutes obviously about the fact that we stranded hundreds of people. There no big deal negotiate with people all the time whether it's the czech republic or or the taliban but that is in his heart thing of more solemn dereliction of duty and let's not mince words here. The president foremost constitutional duty. Under constitutional structure is to be commander in chief of the armed forces on. The idea is obviously the head of the executive branch by the commander in chief. Progress is before most solemn duty that price swears up holden in protecting to willfully take all of our troops out of there after twenty years. It's not like they had to end this overnight. They had very long time to figure out how to get out every single last america. And by the way away through how to get out every single last. American wallpa- Them over the thousands of afghans who shuttled onto various military convoys Blown to kind of weigh stations in the usa in qatar on the way to america us all sorts of immigration. Refugees loophole nonsense. So looking at the picture combines here. I absolutely think what has happened over. The last month isn't teachable to kind of like a little kind of black letter. Constitutionalize teeth on the actual criteria for presidential impeachment is treason. Bribery or high crimes misdemeanors. Now some people look at the high crimes misdemeanors phrase and they say oh like Actually committed like a ritual criminal offense similar to bill. Clinton committed perjury in the late. Nineteen ninety. it's actually not true but phrase high crimes misdemeanors was like a needle term of art at common law founders understood this very readily Direct unambiguous citation ear. It's federal a sixty five alexander hamilton. Very founding fathers explains that high crimes misdemeanors refers to a violation of some public trust is kind of ideal like a lofty overarching agreed failure on behalf of the president to maintain the trust of the citizenry. That he or she is sworn to To overlook it seems to me. That's pretty clearly. What's happened here so i personally think the case for impeachment is pretty strong especially when you bear in mind with a democrat recently. Done the trump. And i'm thinking about that. Ridiculous ukraine's alinsky phone call impeachment josh in one minute. Can you answer this all up for us in the history of the presidency. Is there anything that it can. You can draw a parallel to to importing tens of thousands of foreign embedded for nationals I think it was only something. Like seven thousand of the afghans. We brought it. According to the pentagon are under our feet some form of isa meeting previously that we have documentation of them being vetted so tens of thousands of people From a foreign country unvetted that we imported them. While leading hundreds of americans behind..
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Sen. John Kennedy Torches Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal: 'A Circus Parade of Bad Decisions'
"Senator. John kennedy had a great great comment on fox news as he often. Does this guy. Like the will rogers of the us senate. He's so smart. He's actually so funny but he's got crystal clear. Just absolute clarity here. He was on fox news on this disaster of withdrawal from afghanistan. The mass soldier left afghanistan on august. Party it was an ignominious day whether you think we should have been in afghanistan or not. The draw was a circus parade of bad decisions. Some of my colleagues in washington or trying to spin it. otherwise sean. But this one's on spendable you can. You can put perfume on a pig but it still stinks the thirteen service men and women who who lost their lives in the withdrawal were and are wyans if nothing else. They're the reason you ought to stand up for the national anthem. Now we're out but it's not over. We we left americans behind. We don't know how many that's unconscionable and we got give him out he's right and i don't hear the biden administration promising to get these stranded. Americans out of afghanistan like trump said last week. You can't pull out of afghanistan till you get the citizens out get the american people out. You can't pull the troops out until you get americans out and and the story about the dogs. They left the dogs behind in to die in cages. These loyal trustworthy dedicated dogs that have been by their their soldier side. This is
AP News Radio
Biden to Survey Ida's Storm Damage in Louisiana on Friday
"President Biden will get his own look at hurricane items damage along the Gulf coast the White House says the president will travel Friday to Louisiana where I'd it became the fifth most powerful storm to strike the U. S. likely causing tens of billions of dollars in damage to the power grid among other things at one point New Orleans was totally in the dark the power started coming back on Tuesday spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the president's pushing power companies to work faster we know he knows how important it is for people to get power back on the visit will cap a rough stretch for the president as the storm approached Louisiana Sunday he was in Delaware watching the remains of thirteen service members killed in Afghanistan returned to the U. S. Sager mag ani Washington
NBC Nightly News
"thirteen american service" Discussed on NBC Nightly News
"America's longest war officially over this image marking the end showing the last soldier to leave afghanistan. Major general chris donohue of the army's eighty second airborne division hours later. The taliban walked across that same roadway in kabul inspecting. Us military equipment all left behind by the us. President biden speaking to the american people on this historic day facing fierce criticism for withdrawing despite up to two hundred americans still trapped. They're all of it just days. After thirteen american service members and hundreds of afghan civilians dud an attack outside the kabul airport. The president tonight with a new warning to isis k. Quote we are not done with you yet. We'll start our coverage at the white house tonight with chief. White house correspondent peter alexander with the taliban tonight declaring victory in afghanistan. President biden at the white house marked the end of america's longest war leaving august. Thirty first is not due to an arbitrary deadline. It was designed to save. American lives facing bipartisan backlash. The president at times angry and defensive standing by his decision to end the mission with up to two hundred american citizens still stranded ninety percent of americans in afghanistan. Who wanted to leave. Were able to leave for those remaining americans. There is no deadline. We remain committed to get them out if they want to come out but that move breaks. This promise. president biden made less than two weeks ago. If there's american citizens left we're going to stay will get them all out the last soldier out major general chris donohue commander of the eighty second airborne division seen here boarding the final c. Seventeen cargo plane monday. At kabul's airport the president touting the safe evacuation of more than one hundred twenty four thousand people as quote extraordinary success. Extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill gravely and selfless courage in the united states military and our diplomats while insisting despite the frantic final days in the loss of thirteen servicemembers. There was no way to carry out. America's exit without chaos there is no evacuation evacuation from the end of a war. That you can run without the kinds of complexities challenges. Threats we faced none but republicans are accusing the president of betraying. When you rent all leave your people behind. I'm afraid they're all these people in them the entire and they're dying and two days after the. Us says it foiled another isis k. Attack on the airport. President biden delivering this stern warning to isis k. We are not done with you yet. Peter joins us now from the white house. Peter the president also spoke about how he's still committing to bring those americans home. Yeah tom that's right. President biden says the taliban is made public commitments to allow them to leave and that the us has economic leverage but without american soldiers. There critics say that's relying on the diplomatic effort with an american enemy tom. It's the big unknown tonight. All right peter thank you. The taliban quickly declared victory after the last american troops left celebrating as they took over the kabul airport. Here's richard engel. Today was victory day for the taliban and during the airport their fighters inspecting the spoils the us left behind at. What was the last american toehold in afghanistan. The taliban spokesman saying today the group wants new relations with the west and are even open to foreign investment. They looked over the aircraft and weapons. Us troops abandoned and decommissioned. So they can't be used but american forces did not damage the airport itself. The united states is relying on the airport to reopen quickly to evacuate american citizens and translators. Who never made it out in the air. Lift some of them now in hiding from the taliban and who one.
TIME's Top Stories
"thirteen american service" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Late monday ending america's longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit. That cost the lives of more than one hundred eighty afghans and thirteen u s servicemembers. Some barely older than the war hours ahead of president. Joe biden's tuesday deadline for shutting down a final airlift and thus ending the us war air force transport planes carried a remaining contingent of troops from kabul airport. Thousands of troops had spent a harrowing two weeks protecting the airlift of tens of thousands of afghans americans and others seeking to escape a country once again ruled by taliban militants and announcing the completion of the evacuation and war effort. General frank mackenzie head of the. Us central command said the last planes took off from kabul airport at three twenty nine pm washington time or one minute before midnight and kabul he said a number of american citizens likely numbering in the very low hundreds were left behind and that he believes they will still be able to leave the country secretary of state. Anthony lincoln put the number of americans left behind at under two hundred likely closer to one hundred and said the state department would keep working to get them out. He praised the military led evacuation as heroic and historic and said the. Us diplomatic presence would shift to doha. Qatar biden said military commanders unanimously favored ending the airlift. Not extending it. He said he asked. Blinken to coordinate. With international partners in holding the taliban to their promise of safe passage for americans and others who want to leave in the days ahead the airport has become a us controlled island a last stand a twenty year war that claimed more than twenty four hundred american lives. The closing hours of the evacuation were marked by extraordinary drama. American troops face the daunting task of getting final evacuees onto planes while also getting themselves and some of their equipment out even as they monitored repeated threats and at least two actual attacks by the islamic state groups afghanistan affiliate a suicide bombing on august twenty sixth killed thirteen american service members and some one hundred sixty nine afghans the final pull out fulfilled. Biden's pledge to end what he called a forever war that began in response to the attacks of september eleventh. Two thousand one that killed nearly three thousand people in new york washington and rural pennsylvania. His decision announced in april reflected a national weariness of the afghanistan conflict now. He faces criticism at home and abroad. Not so much for ending the for his handling of a final evacuation that unfolded in chaos and raised doubts about us credibility the us war effort at times seemed to grind on with no endgame in mind little hope for victory and minimal care by congress for the way. Tens of billions of dollars were spent for two decades. The human cost piled up tens of thousands of americans injured and addition to the dad. More than eleven hundred troops from coalition countries and more than one hundred thousand afghan forces and civilians died according to brown university's costs of war project and biden's view..
Zero Blog Thirty
"thirteen american service" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"His father mark schmidt's told a saint louis radio station that his son who is on his first appointment had always wanted to serve his life. Meant so much more. I'm so incredibly devastated. That i won't be able to see the man. He was very quickly growing into becoming. He was informed of his son's death after middle of the night. Knock on the door. The marines came by last night at two forty in the morning to give us the horrific news. I wish again not everybody. We didn't have all the information on them but That is one aspect of it that i know every parent who has a child who's deployed just dreads and. I can't imagine but that's what that's like next. We have navy hospital. Cormon maxed soviak age. Twenty two of berlin heights ohio. His last words to his mother over video. Chat kitsch kip and rachel soviet told the post were of comfort. Don't worry mom guys got me. They won't let anything happen to me. His parents recounted today she realized that they all just went together his sister marilyn posted a tribute on instagram. Saying her little brother was in afghanistan. Serving the hospital corman. He was the lone sailor killed in the attack. My beautiful intelligent beat to the sound of his own drum annoying. Charming baby brother was killed yesterday. Helping to save lives. My heart is in pieces. And i don't think ever fit back right again. He survived by kip and rachel and twelve of their other children. Mark twelve of their other children. His parents offered comfort to the other families affected by thursday's attack Not that somebody had sent to me. I guess was looking at his social media. Page because a lot of people do want to humanize. Who are these names for these people and this kind of out of this strange curiosity you type it in and said he. He followed z. Bt four play barstool. He was just had a lot of just like a wonderful human being from his instagram. A lot of people saying he seemed like just a wonderful person marine corps. Sergeant johanna rosario twenty-five lawrence massachusetts and this one. I'm just sharing a twitter thread that chap's had found shared. Because this is what you were talking about chaps the personal things that people were sharing affirmations. I don't know if you wanted to go through this one. This one came from her former. Oac which is officer in charge so he was probably a boot second lieutenant early first lieutenant whenever he was an had a working relationship with her and he says and it's a beautiful tribute he said. Last week thirteen american service members died in action. While processing afghan men women and children for evacuation to the united states. Each death is tragic worthy of equal parts sorrow admiration and appreciation. The one name left me heartbroken. You may have seen her listed as sergeant giovani. Rosario or sergeant giovani rosario potato. But i knew her a sergeant rosie and i had the honor of serving as officer in charge for fifteen months before she headed to the middle east. Rosie was from warren's massachusetts so we instantly bonded over shared ex-pat mass whole lineage. She was fiercely proud of her heritage as dominican american and wholly devoted to her mother. Brother sister and niece was the same ages as my daughter in on a weekly basis. We compare pictures of how fat they were. both getting. rosie was so proud of her. Rosie was a student. She took online classes at columbia college throughout her unless she talked about how. She wanted to set a good example for his siblings. Niece had show that hard work would lead to success as of life last week she finished eighty three of one hundred twenty required units..
MSNBC Morning Joe
"thirteen american service" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Can take. Now we're hearing that there are evacuees who are going to sigonella. That's a navy. Airbase in italy and rhoda that's base in spain We're talking about a couple thousand there and that's because they just can't take that much more here And they do need to stop off. They need to stop off in in europe so they can be processed by the state department before they finally move on to the us and we know met there are still some americans left in afghanistan with one day. Left these evacuations and many many afghans who would like to leave the country. What happens to them as this deadline is met as president biden has promised on the thirty first which is tomorrow what happens on wednesday on september. First to those left behind. Yeah you know. I don't really know and i've spoken with some young afghans who were trying to get out. I actually spoke with a young woman last week. She was on a bus trying to get into the airport. She sat on that bus for about ten hours of the taliban came on. And we're looking around inspecting everybody. It's tough because they have to get through the taliban checkpoints and in order to do that they have to identify themselves to the taliban so if they don't make it into the airport they don't get out of the country then they have to return to taliban occupied cobble knowing that the taliban has their names contact details all their information knowing. The taliban knows that they've been trying desperately to leave the country so it's unclear what's going to happen to them but these young people that i was speaking to you know they were actually willing to give the taliban the benefit of the doubt because right now Despite all of the stories that they've heard from their parents and their friends their relatives who remember that brutal taliban rule back in the nineteen ninety s the so far the taliban hasn't shown itself to necessarily be quite the cruel taskmaster that they had back in the ninety s and they're willing to entertain the idea that maybe they can either live under taliban rule that maybe they can go and get on a plane at taliban controlled airport in kabul and fly out after the. Us has completely evacuated after that august. Thirty first deadline. That's a possibility. Maybe we've also heard some of the things that maybe turkey and qatar might come together and create some kind of international institution that would then have governance over the airport shared governance with the taliban. All of those discussions is unclear. Where they're going whether or not that would be successful. I mean whether the taliban would agree to allow third or fourth countries to take control or to have some stake in the management of the airport going forward. There's a lot of plans that are out there right now but you know it's hard to say it's hard to know exactly what's going to happen after that date after tomorrow. August thirty first deadline is all many of them. Have so now. After nearly twenty years in afghanistan less than twenty four hours left there for american forces met bradley in launched germany for its matt. Thanks so much. President biden and first lady biden honor the fallen during dignified transfer yesterday at dover air force base in delaware the remains of the thirteen american service members killed on thursday in that attack at kabul airport draped in american flags were returned to gold star families. Eleven marines a navy medic and an army soldier. Let's bring an nbc news. White house correspondent mike memory. Mike this is of course. The most solemn duty president can perform as commander in chief something that the president performed as vice president about five years ago. This is obviously difficult set of days for the white house. It's really hard to think of recent memory and a four year presidential term of convergence of crises. Quite like what the by the administration is facing now. You started the show of course with that monster. Hurricane bearing down on one of the most vulnerable stretches of coastline in the country you have the ongoing pandemic and millions of americans set to return to school and to work with a highly transmissible delta very still raging but of course the high wire act walked by the white house in.
"thirteen american service" Discussed on Up First
"On hurricane ida has left virtually all of new orleans without electricity louisiana's governor has urged people. Stay where they are as recovery begins. How bad is the damage. I'm newell king with a martinez and this is up. I from npr news tomorrow. Is the us deadline to leave afghanistan this morning. The us intercepted rockets fired toward the airport in kabul. What does this mean for people who will not get out in time. Also president biden paid his respects to the thirteen american service members killed in that attack shortly before the ceremony. The us launched another drone strike against suspected isis members. How is the president responding to the widespread criticism over his handling of the afghanistan and exit. Stay with us. We'll give you the news. You need to start your day. this message comes from. Npr sponsor via the comfort company. Sada luxury mattresses are sold online and priced at about fifty percent less than mattress stores visit. S double a tv dot com slash npr today and save an additional two hundred dollars support for this npr podcast and the following message come from our sponsor acoustic an independent marketing cloud. That believes customer. Trust is the most valuable currency. Today's business environment learn more about the company's own commitments to data ethics principles. And how these principles can help your business thrive at acoustic dot. Com item has weakened into a tropical storm as it moves up louisiana and into mississippi. What it has left behind though is devastating. Although at this moment it's difficult to determine to what degree we do know that almost a million people in louisiana have lost electricity and we do know that one person so far has been reported dead. Npr's john burnett is on the line with us from new orleans. John you rode out ida hotel in uptown. How bad was it well. The answer is that we don't really know yet. The storm started to ease up down here justice. The sky was turning from the color of an angry sea. Two black knight so it hasn't been safety for anyone to drive around and inventory the damage but the city of new orleans. Nearly a million people with seven hundred fifty thousand homes and businesses is completely without power. I looked at my hotel window here into the garden district in there. No lights at all. Imagine bourbon street plunged into complete darkness. The power company energy reported last night that it's equipment suffered catastrophic transmission damage because of the storm. There were reports that a major transmission tower near the mississippi river has collapsed. What we know is that the storm made landfall but then it slowed down and took a more northerly track. Which put it closer to new orleans and this data just got pummeled with winds exceeding seventy five miles per hour for hours. A weather station across the river not far from here registered. A hundred mile per hour wind gust. How does that compare with the rest of southeastern louisiana. Well we'll know better today. The spotty reports we've been monitoring on local news and social media. Is that these smaller towns. Closer to the coast just took a fearsome beating places like grand dial homa race lynn coquetry took a direct hit from one hundred and forty. Mph plus wins. We've seen reports of the wind peeling roofs off all all over this region a hospital in the town of galliano. A senior citizen center and metairie. Tv station in the new orleans area. There's also report that twenty two barges broke loose and the mississippi river downstream from new orleans. So we'll see what don brings. Here's governor john bel edwards at a press conference yesterday urging people to keep hunkering down today quite frankly. We can't tell you yet how soon it will be before. First responders are going to be able to respond to calls for assistance. So please don't go out. And the extent to which individuals decide to get out and about will inhibit the flow of first responders and search and rescue assets. How water vehicles and so forth. So please be patient. Zalmai think about hurricane. I keep thinking about hurricane katrina too early to make that comparison Well hey i was here during and after katrina and i think we all know. There is no comparison Katrina was the costliest storm in history. Eighteen hundred dead more than one hundred billion dollars in damage. But let's just look at the weather. I actually had higher winds at landfall one hundred fifty miles per hour when it crossed the coast here. Compared to katrina one hundred twenty five miles per hour. Landfall the differences. That katrina was a category five in the middle of the gulf so it was pushing this mountain of water in front of a twenty foot storm surge in mississippi it then it dropped down to a cat. Three on landfall flood waters gushed into the canals and lakes surrounding interlacing greater new orleans and it led to the failure of the federally built levees and floodwalls. We remember eighty percent of the city was inundated. New orleans sank into utter chaos and washington Terribly bungled. its response right now. New orleans is experiencing a massive power outage. We don't know yet. The extent of injuries or deaths but at the levees and floodwalls held this city can breathe an enormous historic sigh of relief. Let's hope so. That's npr's john burnett in new.
"thirteen american service" Discussed on Hard Factor
"More welcome to episode seven. Sixty of heart factor. It's monday august thirtieth 2021. Thank you for cheating on the news with us. i'm will we got mark and pat today. west is off. he's behind a camera. Sweating probably somewhere in. Texas guests is listening to the same fifteen wedding. Songs is heard before you make my dreams come true and a bunch of like hall notes journey and low black-eyed peas to let's get it started in hair was likes it or throws up in his mouth when he realizes that there's going to be a dance into the ceremony by the wedding party hates it. Haetzni hates it because some of them are entertaining. That's why they went viral in the first place. Some of them are are well done. I liked it and now no okay. I think you answered your question. Well done want probably likes. Yeah you got. How many are those who has ever gotten asked to do it to dance dance. And once i've done. I've done them to i. I hope that West l. twice. I hope that the bridegroom if it doesn't look good the dance in that they yell at him about it afterwards which a lot of pressure on haywire. Good right because it's on the dancers to be honest but it's also on west because you think about this like the everything was is filming as wedding videography. You know we've gone on some shoots them all you really have to. Nail is the ceremony so you need to walk off camera to watch them get married and you have rowing cameras as long as you know that whatever else you do can be fixing the if. They're doing a dance in. They're expecting west viral. And yeah you need to nail the ceremony and then there's a few things the reception needs now like the danson's and the first dance like the father daughter dance and like the mother son. That's an. That's what i'm saying. But those are the few things he needs to know the serb. You're right after the reception. He doesn't have to do much other than that. But if you're doing tumble smiles couple of laughs. Couple of drinks choosing but yeah not much after. He's putting another level of pressure on his footage. Because he fucks up to agree. I mean he better. He better do a good job. He's doing a good job. Wise off working on foof keep. Keep it tight west. We'll get a report from tomorrow. But i today guys First and foremost gotta talk about something serious. We learned over the weekend Not only the identities of the thirteen american service members who were killed afghanistan last week at the bombing at the kabul airport not only learned the identities of all thirteen but also that one of them was navy corpsman medic for the marines max soviak and he was also a fellow listener of heart factor and a member of the harto hive. One of his friends even dropped us a note on instagram Saying that max was the one who suggested the podcast to him. So mad max. Underscore soviak s. o. v. i. a. k. On instagram to see the few photos max was able to post in his twenty two years on earth for he was taken far too soon. Rip max great american and member of the harto hive Maximize family released a statement. Here's what they said. Quote words cannot express how heartbroken we are with this news. And we will miss. Max tremendously. Maxon wasn't awesome. Young man who was well liked in the community as evidenced by the outpouring of condolences from teachers coaches employers family and friends unquote. Max was also held in high regard by his military colleagues at camp pendleton in california and he had planned on making a career in the military. Here's a photo guys of the The sign at his local school in a berlin heights. Ohio and it says god bless us navy medic max soviak and his family And so our max and the twelve other. us military mostly marines who perished at aggregate. Just trying to save lives as kate was explaining to us on friday. Show our thoughts and prayers. Go out to all those by the disaster. That's still unfolding in afghanistan. Rip max in twelve others recipes. Samak's rest at stuff it really. You know I think it's it's always hard to see You know american military deaths and then having it hit home this close with max being you know part of our little family the harto hive you know The hard factor podcast community. Just you know. It's really heartbreaking Feels feels like you know. Always i guess it always feels unnecessary right anything like this happens. You know hoping for safety of anybody who's still trapped in afghanistan and obviously a friend for the families and friends of everybody. You lost somebody last week And and it's still going on so it's it's tough Just hopefully wraps up soon and safely offer buddy so absolutely yeah. hey pat. Was there anything that we could point. People towards for you know giving back as z. Bt we'll get that out and we'll figure out the one thing you headstrong project obviously is one of the best organizations to give to long-term I think that it's no stigma. Help for veterans mental health care. That's really important one In terms of how to honor the people we lost this month. I don't know we'll figure it out. There were some some reaching reaching out to the families. Sessions made potentially you. If there's a way to give resources towards helping get the people who are getting out of afghanistan have not gotten out of ghanistan setup. Still that was the purpose of their mission. And wanna make sure that mission was not in vain in any way shape or form so We'll figure it out. We'll we'll put it out on on on the socials this week. Once we find the best course of action. Nice to help. Yeah yeah well you know so so sad to see all the all all those military members Pass away especially. Mac was part of our family. So parv are hard factor World so yeah. I any other any other stuff guys. I don't think anything can really follow that for now. I.
NPR News Now
"thirteen american service" Discussed on NPR News Now
"On washington. Dr martin luther king junior. The march included a stop at a mural of the late georgia congressman and longtime voting rights. Activist john lewis. Georgia state representative be win spoke to protesters vice president more people. Demonstrators are calling for congress and the biden administration to push to abolish the filibuster rule that allows us senate minority to block legislation for npr news. I'm christopher allston in atlanta. The state department has issued a new security alert for the kabul airport in afghanistan. It urged everyone leave the airport area immediately. Due to what it described as a specific credible threat this follows thursday's bombing that killed scores of afghans and thirteen americans service members. The head of britain's armed forces says the united kingdom's evacuation from kabul airport and it saturday. Villa marks has details generals and it causes spoke of the haunt breaking circumstances and challenging judgments to be made at cobb lamport when more than a thousand british troops have helped evacuate upwards of fourteen and a half thousand people uk authorities that at least one hundred citizens to eleven hundred. Afghan civilians had not reached the airport but efforts were on the way to identify alternative land-based escape routes for them villa marks reporting. This is npr news. China's defense ministry is protesting friday's passage of a us navy worship in it coast guard cutter throw international waters between china and taiwan china claims ownership of the island of taiwan and called the exercise provocative. The us navy says the ship's transit through the taiwan strait demonstrates the us commitment to a free and open indo pacific. The criminal fraud trial of elizabeth. Home starts next week in silicon valley. She's the disgraced founder of the blood testing company theranos. Npr's bobby ellen. Reports homes is accused of defrauding patients and investors by making false claims about theranos equipment in newly unsealed court. Papers her lawyers say she plans on pointing a finger at her ex boyfriend sunny bhawani he was a top theranos executive and is also charged with fraud but will be tried separately. Homes legal team accuses bhawani of emotionally and sexually abusing homes. They say that impacted her state of mind during the alleged crimes but wani's lawyers call this claim salacious and inflammatory jury selection and homes. Trial starts tuesday. She faces twenty years in prison bobby allen. Npr news san francisco fire crews and california report some progress in fighting the kaldor fire which has been burning since august fourteenth in mountains in the sierra nevada. It's now about nineteen percent contained up from twelve percent the day before state fire officials. Say it's burn some one hundred forty nine thousand acres and more than six hundred structures. I'm nora raum npr news..
John and Ken on Demand
"thirteen american service" Discussed on John and Ken on Demand
"Yeah oh no. This happened to me how this happened to me there. They're absolutely going to cheat cheating right now and that was a sign. The police somehow stumbled into a big scandal. There and nobody wants to talk about it. Yeah belet harvesting is one thing because at least you're taking the ballot from a voter but taking an open ballots intercepting mail and possibly running and filling them out for the recall and makes total sense. They still from lonsdale in compton. Where where the the voting rate is really low and they figure the pt not miss. It right aren't going to miss it right you you steal from like senior citizens in a beverly hills condo those people vote. That's a firestorm. You steal their ballots down at leisure world in laguna woods. Exactly but see. That's what. I'm saying that that is somebody who knows politics. And they know where the votes were the they know where the opportunity opportunities. It means. That somebody as a that tells you where. High percentage voters are and low percentage. Voters are so you steal the envelopes from the low percentage voter neighborhoods. Because they don't they're not going to notice all right. We got more coming up. John and ken. Kfi john and ken show john mobile ken. Chiampou kfi am six forty five everywhere of the iheartradio app. High up again next hour. We get the voice line people you chance at day chip to las vegas for the iheartradio music festival of thousands dollars. We are gonna throw somebody in the dumpster. Mob members are assembling to help us do that. Just after the news at five thirty the afghanistan updates case. You haven't heard the pentagon announced this morning is at the was just one bomb that went off. That's the one at the gate To the airport there at kabul the second explosion near the hotel apparently even though the reports of people heard a second explosion. They don't believe that That that was the case The death toll has risen significantly although it stays at thirteen american service members who were killed. But now it's upwards of one hundred and seventy total casualties and many more people wounded could be at least one hundred and seventy afghans. It's the highest death toll in a single incident in afghanistan in ten years. Cnn's running story now that the pentagon admitting finally that thousands of isis k fighters were released from prisons but we're blaming the afghan security forces which no longer exist who there's the is ran home to mommy but Somehow the prisons were opened up. And so the all the Terrorists were let free i. That's another thing we should've taken care of like Maybe you know we live a few guys behind scare the presence because these are the guys who are going to reconstitute the terrorism groups that are going to come after us especially with that southern border. Noi southern border wide open so the other news is that while people did come back to the airport today. Believe it or not. It's still trying to get out of afghanistan. The numbers not in two thousand two allegedly in the hundreds so some people that took the advice to stay away because they're concerned there's going to be another attack whether this is isis k. Or whoever this is that did this. Supposedly the taliban now is not letting anybody that close to the airport at.
Consider This from NPR
"thirteen american service" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"Consider this death or worse. The people of afghanistan are now living under the rule of the taliban. A group with history of violence and oppression. And is this week made painfully clear. They are also living with the threat posed by newer groups. Capable of deadly terror attacks from npr. I'm mary louise kelley. It is friday. August twenty seventh over this last year and a half world's been through a lot so on this season of the story of podcast. We'll hear stories reminding us that. Even when times are hard beacon still begin again. Listen to our new season wherever you get your podcast. It's considered this from npr. This week's attack. On the kabul airport president biden says revealed just how dangerous the us evacuation effort has become. This is why from the outset are repeatedly said. This mission was extraordinarily dangerous on. Why been so determined to limit the duration of this mission. We now know. Thirteen american service members were killed trying to carry out that mission to evacuate americans and afghan allies from the kabul airport emission. That is ongoing but entering its final and most dangerous days. The white house said friday at least one hundred sixty nine afghans. According to the associated press were also killed in the kabul airport attack. The group that has claimed responsibility is known as the islamic state corresonding or isis. Kate days before the airport was struck. President biden warned. The group posed a threat every day. We're on the ground is another day. We know that isis case seeking to target the airport attack both us and allied forces and innocent civilians that isis que did target. The airport with success tells us something important about the taliban. What this does show by the way. Is that talibans. Counterintelligence and counterterrorism capabilities actually are somewhat limited. They were not able to identify or stop the attack. That is seth jones afghanistan specialist at the center for strategic and international studies. We spoke on thursday about isis k. And what it means that. The group has asserted itself as a threat so quickly and in taliban controlled afghanistan. I suspect a lot of americans may not have heard of isis k. Up to now give us briefly description. Where did they come from. What do they believe well. Isis k. was formed around the all of twenty fourteen isis at sent representatives to bill pakistan and afghanistan. They were essentially able to co off some disaffected pakistan taliban in a few afghan taliban to join their cause. Remember this was around the time of the expansion of the islamic state in iraq and syria So they have continued to operate. They grew in numbers for awhile. That come down with their goal. Really is an islamic emirate and they are a competitor of both al qaeda and the taliban and how do they fit into the complex picture. That is afghanistan elaborate on what you just said that. Their enemies of the taliban enemies of the taliban the the islamic state use afghanistan as as an important part of its global jihad. But as we've seen in iraq and syria and other locations across the globe they view al qaeda as a major competitor and in afghanistan. Al qaeda has made a decision to embed with intelligent forces on the ground so the islamic state has taken a very different tack instead of embedding forces. They've decided that they're going to conduct. High-profile attacks something qaeda is not done. So they've taken on a much more public dimension and conducted a range of attacks obviously now targeting. us military service members as well as afghan civilians. And what. I guess up to today. Did we know about their capabilities. Would you have thought they were capable of pulling off an attack like this absolutely With the islamic state here's shown is willingness to conduct a high profile attacks in afghanistan. Their numbers have dwindled to about two thousand from probably six or seven pounds a couple years ago but they've had active cells across the country could in kabul itself but i would say generally since the collapse of isis in iraq and syria. Your organization is largely operated independently of their run right now around the afghan province of who nar of but they have cell structures of they operate largely autonomously from isis in iraq and syria. So they're connected in some ways as a branch of broad isis but they operate largely independently on a day-to-day basis and just briefly big picture. I'm struck part of the white house. Rationale for getting out of afghanistan was was allegedly. No longer a safe haven for terrorists. Who could attack the us and here. We see today and the very last hours of us boots on the ground terrorists in afghanistan attack. us troops. Well the great irony of the us withdraw from. Afghanistan is that While president biden said last monday that it was terrorism. That was really the only remaining interest in the terrorism declined. It is day by day. it is now getting worse. Seth jones of the center for strategic and international studies. The white house warned of the growing terror threat on friday telling reporters that another attack in kabul is likely but that they are taking maximum protection measures at the couple airport. Us military leaders are also moving ahead with plans to develop isis k. Targets now the. Us military of course has targeted isis in afghanistan for years including with the infamous mother of all bombs dropped on an islamic state cave complex in two thousand seventeen but isis. And it's affiliates are not the only threat to afghanistan that is stable and safe for all. I told you it's a present. I cannot must life. There for widen is the political. Counselor in afghanistan's washington dc embassy. He told us he's weighing his legal options that he'll consider staying in the us if he can but he will not go back to afghanistan under taliban rule because i have political opinions different values. I have the friend at principles. I don't wanna see women's or bad went universities. i don't wanna see. People are slashing on the street for not going to mosque on time. That that i cannot see one of the big questions now is whether the taliban which did indeed deploy brutal tactics of oppression and control in the past whether they deploy them again to rule afghanistan today. I think it's very difficult to tell at this point. It's still early days. Meena alami analyzes extremist messaging as part of the bbc's monitoring division. She spoke to npr sue. Data's earlier this week about how. Today's taliban looks different than.
CNN Political Briefing
"thirteen american service" Discussed on CNN Political Briefing
"Need to know in politics. For friday august twenty seventh after america suffered its most deadly day among servicemembers in afghanistan in nearly a decade. We learned today more terror. Attacks are on the way in a stunning statement from white house. Press secretary jen psaki. We learned that the vice president and president were advised by their national security team quote that another terror attack in kabul is likely mean. Just take that in. After seeing the carnage of yesterday where thirteen american service members were killed in action. Eighteen injured hundreds of afghan killed and wounded. And yet we're learning that. The president the united states was told today more is to come and they're only four days left before joe biden gets to that august thirty first self imposed deadline to pull all us military forces out of the country. We've seen now day after day. A slowing pace of evacuations but more than one hundred and ten thousand people have been evacuated since the end of july. One hundred five thousand since the fall of kabul around august fourteenth in the twenty four hour period from three am eastern yesterday to three am eastern today the white house advisers that twelve thousand. Five hundred people were evacuated. So you see that pace coming down a little bit. The question becomes now. When do we see that. Drop even more precipitously and the departures and evacuations. Our us military personnel and all of this must occur under the threat of a near certain additional terror attack is an unbelievably dangerous assignment for america's military and at the same time the president has promised to hunt down the perpetrators 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. Make you pay. How defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command in what was probably the understatement of the day yesterday a day that will no doubt be marked in history forevermore. The president united states said it was a tough day and he also clearly explained to the american people that he was going to not. Just play the role of commander in chief of continuing this mission to bring america's military involvement in afghanistan to an end but also to play the role that the job comes with as well which is consoler in chief and we learned today that the president was going to be calling the families and next of kin of each of the service members who perished in this horrific attack and perhaps in a bit of a preview of what those tough conversations will be like president biden in his comments to the country. Last night explained that he knew all too. Well it means to lose a child and he often states that he is the first president in forty years. Who understands what it is to have a child be serving in a combat zone. His late son bo who died of brain cancer back in two thousand fifteen served in iraq. We have some sense like many of you do what the families of these brave hairs are feeling today. Get this feeling like you're being sucked into a black hole the middle ear chest. There's no way out. I heard aches for you. And i know this we have a continuing obligation a sacred obligation all of you families of those heroes. An obligation is not temporary lasts forever. What occurred yesterday in kabul. Is the nightmare scenario. The one that joe biden was keenly aware of that was very likely to happen and yet another example in his mind as to why getting out now and not staying engaged longer in this overall mission in afghanistan after twenty years is the right decision and he said he absolutely stands by that decision but this is now in a whole new context was one thing. When you were leaving the country chaotically without the loss of american life but now with significant loss of american life. This has become a far more complicated. Few days of this biden presidency. That being said the absurd calls for resignation and impeachment from way too. Many republicans are just not on the level. I mean people who want to be president. one day like josh hawley. Senator of missouri calling on president biden tube. Resign over this. It just seems a bit much on the very same day. That america just suffered its greatest number of military deaths in afghanistan in over a decade. Now there was a time in american politics where the onslaught of knee jerk. Partisan reaction would be deemed out of bounds. We are clearly no longer in that time in american politics and it undermines the legitimate criticism. About how this operation was conducted that is rightly going to be a part of the record. That's it for today's political briefing. Thanks so much for listening. 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The Ben Shapiro Show
"thirteen american service" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Ziprecruiter is indeed the smartest way to hire already so yesterday. The president of the united states dotted out to the podium. Took out four or five questions and then tottered off. You'd call the presser for five. Pm which going to speak and He then showed up at probably five twenty five which is his won- bronco mummies to do. The same thing is highly irritating on a day. When you're supposed to be speaking to the eib family members of dead service people. You really should show up on time. So that was of minor consequence. What was of major consequence is befuddled senility ridden. Old man incapable of running his own administration incapable of coming up with a coherent policy. Presiding over administration that withdrew from afghanistan for no apparent reason for no gain. We get nothing out of this withdrew for no reason whatsoever and then we proceeded to withdraw any stupidest possible way well lying every step of the way and now we are trusting the taliban to do our security and now we are giving the taliban kill lists of people who worked with us this. Fool this ridiculous fool. You should if he had any honored all resign. Of course he won't he is he is a disgrace to. His office is a disgrace to the united states. It saddens me to see our president because he is the elected president of the united states. The fact that our president is this is an embarrassment. It is moral is a moral embarrassment. His his his presence in the oval office a blocked on the office. That saying a lot. 'cause we've had a lot of bad presidents in the past. Is the most disgraceful foreign policy decision and an active malpractice. I've seen in my entire lifetime and for people older than me it still true. He decided apparently that the best foreign policy here was a mash up of the fall of saigon iran hostage crisis he bombing of the. Us has b-barrack the us barracks in lebanon in nineteen eighty two and ron contra shipping weapons to the enemy for no gain actually at least in iran-contra. We are attempting to do something good. Gerry just handed over eighty billion dollars military equipment to the worst people on earth. So joe biden. Finally wanders out to the microphones and he begins and i have to say. I was shocked shocked by his appearance. The he has looked as though he is falling apart for a long time he looked barely warmed over. He sounded awful. He was stumbling over every word. It was utterly incoherent. It was it was as though he had just escaped from me nursing home. It was. It was a mate. Just visually speaking optically speaking. It was an amazingly embarassing moment. Here's the presidency. This is what it sounded like. When when the president of the united states that remember this is the day thirteen american service members were murdered by terrorists on his watch because policy created and instead of him coming out there and looking strong and tough instead of him coming out there and and looking as though our enemies should afraid of us she looked beaten. He looked defeated. He looked not just old but decrepit. Here's joe biden. Yesterday tough day evening in kabul as you all know terrorist attacks that we've been talking about mortgage about that. The intelligence community has assessed has undertaken attack by group known news isis k. Took the lives of american servicemembers. That's how he opened. That was his opening. And that alone. America's enemies must be ruling over this over this person. They must be drooling over the dead horse that we've thrown out there. And then he moved on in his speech paying tribute to the servicemembers. But he couldn't help himself. He had to then brag about the effectiveness of this evacuation mission. He still using the talking points from forty eight hours ago. You're about forty eight hours ago. The administration started moving on from the talking. Point of this is a brilliant idea to our evacuation has been shockingly successful. You know what the afghans falling from the wheel. Wells of planes onto the tarmac at the evacuation is actually bit what we deserve credit yesterday. The dnc sending out emails bragging about how successful this evacuation was. Which as i said on the show is the equivalent of the captain of that. Titanic not accidentally hitting the iceberg deliberately looking at the iceberg. Saying i'm gonna ram the sucker directly in the iceberg. The boat starting on water. He rushes up to the top deck. He unleashes lifeboats. He says everybody in the lifeboats two thirds of the people. Get out and he says. What an unbelievable captain i am. I have set the guinness book of world records record for the most people evacuated from a lifeboat. He that is what the administration has been doing. So he's paying tribute to the servicemembers yesterday. Who deserve all the credit in the world. but he can't help himself praising his own mission here these american service members who gave their lives to overused word. But it's totally appropriate. We're heroes heroes. We've been engaged in dangerous selfless mission to save the lives of others. There're part of an air left an evacuation effort. Unlike any seen in history with more than one hundred thousand american citizens american partners afghans who helped us and others taking the safety again. that's him praising his own mission tim praising his own mission which they failure and then joe biden did what the media love when he does. He did the empathy right and and by empathy. It means that he tried. He tried to speak to what it feels like to be in this. You know what none of those families would-be morning their sons and daughters today. None of them. If it not been for this man's policies so i wonder how many of them really want to hear it from the president of the united states. But this is what he was elected to do. Who's elected to empathize not to proceed with good policy not to protect americans. Because we're going to leave at the very least. Hundreds probably thousands of americans and green card holders behind enemy lines. He was elected to remote. He's the motor injuries and so here. He was last night trying to paper over his gross incompetence and malpractice with a bit of a bit of sentimentality. We have some sense like many of you. Do what the families of these brave hairs are feeling today. Get this feeling like you're being sucked into a black hole. There's no way out. Our issue is utterly insincere. i'm sorry it is. You are responsible for that policy. You're responsible. I'd love to hear from the members of the military families as to what they feel because they're seventeen million people who.
Kabul Bombings: 13 US Army Personnel Killed in Attacks at Airport
"President biden addressing the country. Yesterday after a deadly day in afghanistan thirteen service members were killed. Eighteen wounded after two suicide bombers detonated explosives near kabul's airport those who carried out this attack as well as anyone wishes america harm. No this we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. A group called isis k. Claimed responsibility for the attack. President biden said he ordered commanders at developed plans to strike isis k. Assets leadership in facilities. In the meantime the american withdraw as a alluded to continues since the end of july. More than one hundred. One thousand people have been evacuated from the country including about five thousand. Us citizens and their and their families interesting piece in the journal. Like an enemy of my enemy type thing. I mean the taliban fighting isis k. Clint nut clandestinely but it hasn't been covered in american media very much and the taliban so warped what's going on they were supposed to provide security. There's supposed to be providing security for people coming into the airport so the question is someone. I guess that was dressed as afghan afghanis citizen trying to leave they breached. But you wonder how tough the taliban security i mean. we don't know and how it happened
The Daily Beans
"thirteen american service" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"Lead story today. Is that thirteen. American service members are dead and fifteen wounded after two explosions that were caused by isis k. Suicide bombers happened at the airport in kabul isis k. Or isis corazon is the afghan branch of isis general. Mackenzie head of centcom says we should expect these attacks or attempts for these kinds of attacks to continue. There have been warnings of these attacks perpetrated by isis k. They've no doubt been planning the attacks. Since trump signed our surrender to the taliban last year biden has been warning both his administration officials and the public about this danger on the ground. And how it's real and it is the reason we needed to leave despite the attacks today. General mackenzie says the mission to evacuate remaining. Americans and afghan allies will continue per usual. The media is vastly overestimating. The number of americans remaining. They've been saying there are thousands and thousands struggling to get out abandoned by the government but the state department has announced. Today there were fifteen hundred. We successfully extracted five hundred. Those leaving about a thousand around afghantistan and there are currently operations to get those americans out probably via helicopter to deliver them safely to the couple airport as us troops begin to try to find those terrorists responsible for the suicide bombings this morning. The pentagon has confirmed that the number of americans still in afghanistan is at that thousand number not the not the multiple of thousands that the media has been reporting in fact since july. We have evacuated over one hundred thousand americans and afghan allies.
"thirteen american service" Discussed on the NewsWorthy
"Was the deadliest day for american troops in afghanistan in a decade two explosions ripped through the crowds outside the kaaba airport. And it happened just hours after the warning. We told you about yesterday when the us and other governments warn people to leave that area because of terror threats ultimately thirteen american service members were killed and eighteen. Were hurt on top of that. The blast killed at least sixty afghans and heard at least one hundred and forty of them. The explosions happened outside the gate. Where huge crowds of people are screened for bombs and weapons before moving forward to get on an evacuation flight. The isis terror group claimed responsibility for these attacks. The taliban who recently took control of afghanistan were not thought to be involved they condemn the attack in fact the taliban and isis are considered rivals not allies and right now at least experts say. Isis is the bigger threat to america's efforts to evacuate people from the country. Top military officials say they worry about more attacks still flights taking off from the kabul airport just with more security. The us has evacuated about one hundred thousand people so far and has promised to keep flying. Americans in american allies out. Buff ghanistan up until august. Thirty first tens of thousands of afghans who qualify for special immigration. Visas are still waiting to be evacuated as well as hundreds of american citizens. But that's no longer the only mission there in an emotional speech from the white house. President biden said he's ask commanders to strike back against isis with force telling the group's leaders quote we will hunt you down and make you pay flags around the. Us were lowered to half staff to honor the bombing victims. Both us military and innocent