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  • Milley and Blinken Must Resign

    09/21/2021 4:55:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    It is abundantly clear you have to be an accomplished liar to serve as a top member of resident Joe Biden's team, but now it appears you may also have to be a traitor. For a general to secretly work with the enemy in an attempt to undermine a sitting president borders on treason and is, at least, treachery. An investigation should begin now. If reports of Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, going behind former President Donald Trump's back and working with a high-level Chinese official without the president's permission are verified, he has violated...
  • Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying US Would ‘Stand with the People of Hong Kong’

    09/17/2021 4:19:05 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 47 replies
    Mediate ^ | September 17, 2021 | Jackson Richman
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken posted, then deleted, a tweet he posted on Thursday that read that the United States would “stand with the people of Hong Kong.” The South China Morning Post first reported on Blinken’s deleted tweet. The deleted tweet read, “Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers be heard. The PRC’s disqualification of district councilors only weakens Hong Kong’s long-term political & social stability. We stand with the people of Hong Kong and continue to support their human rights & fundamental freedoms.” Blinken soon sent a similar, but watered-down, tweet: “The PRC’s disqualification of seven...
  • Biden Administration Strategic Errors Led to Afghan Debacle

    09/15/2021 5:07:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2021 | Austin Bay
    Credit Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, with posing the critical question during Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Sept. 14 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. After declaring he was not speaking on a partisan basis and that "there is not enough lipstick in the world to put on this pig (the Afghanistan withdrawal)," Risch asked a nervous Blinken: "Who is responsible? Who made the decisions on this? Was it the president of the United States?" "Ultimately, the president makes the decisions," Blinken replied. He quickly added a string of qualifications. "Hundreds and thousands of decisions ... ," Blinken opined, "......
  • Senator Paul Grills Antony Blinken On Biden's Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal (Full Exchange)

    09/14/2021 3:12:57 PM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Sep 14 | Rand Paul
    Rand Paul: Abandoning Bagram air force base will go down as one of the biggest military blunders in our history Rand Paul: "You think you would know who the intended target is before you off someone with a predator drone..." Rumble...
  • Romney Questions Blinken On Afghanistan: Does The Taliban Still Collaborate And Sympathize With Al Qaeda?

    09/14/2021 1:35:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Realclearpolitics ^ | 09/14/2021 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Mitt Romney asked several interesting questions during his first question time slot at Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Romney asked: "Has the Taliban abandoned their sympathy and collaboration with groups such as al Qaeda and the Haqqani network... or has that relationship been severed?" Blinken replied: "The relationship has not been severed and it's a very open question as to whether their views and the relationship has changed in any kind of definitive way. I think it’s fair to say two things: one, whatever the Taliban’s views on al Qaeda, they do...
  • Afghanistan: Time for Accountability

    09/14/2021 5:05:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2021 | Oliver North and David Goetsch
    On Saturday, Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in human history, our nation's leaders gathered in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, during solemn ceremonies for the 2,977 who died that terrible day. Similar ceremonies were held in communities across America. One such event was held in Lebanon, Tennessee, at the Tennessee Conservative Convention. Sponsored by Tennessee Sen. Mark Pody, it was billed as "Restoring Hope: Faith, Family and Freedom." The ceremony was packed with active-duty personnel and dependents from Fort Campbell, veterans and numerous Gold Star families. During question-and-answer sessions, those in attendance...
  • Sec. of State Blinken Refuses to Say if He’s Been Questioned by FBI in Hunter Biden Case (video)

    09/13/2021 4:45:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 9/13/2021 | Debra Heine
    During a House hearing Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken refused to disclose whether he was recently interviewed by FBI agents regarding Hunter Biden’s interactions with the State Department during the Obama years. Blinken appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to answer questions about the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, but Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) decided to go a little off-topic. “How long was your recent interview with the FBI, and was it a deposition?” Perry asked. Blinken, who was the deputy Secretary of State in 2015 when the Biden was engaging in influence peddling operations for a...
  • Live: Sec. Blinken to testify on Afghanistan withdrawal

    09/13/2021 9:11:49 AM PDT · by Bearshouse · 74 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/13/21 | Fox News
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is preparing for what promises to be an intense grilling from the House Foreign Affairs Committee this afternoon. He will testify on the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which saw tens of thousands of people evacuated from the country in short order as it fell to the Taliban at unexpected speed.
  • VIDEO: Watch the Sad Sad Face of Failed SOS Antony Blinken

    09/11/2021 9:57:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 11, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOThere is an ancient proverb from Aesop's Fables that says, "Beware of what you wish for because it might happen." Such is the lesson that utterly failed Secretary of State Antony Blinken has discovered. After years of being a foreign policy wonk adviser in the corridors of Washington D.C. power, he finally got what he was probably wished for... appointment as Secretary of State. Yet within a few short months that dream has turned into a horrible nightmare as the botched Afghanistan withdrawal quickly unraveled. Due to the utter incompetence of Blinken, his boss Sleepy Joe Biden along with General...
  • Top Biden Officials Backed the 2014 Bergdahl Deal. Now, the Terrorists Released Are Taking the Reins in Afghanistan.

    09/09/2021 6:41:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | September 9, 2021 | Adam Kredo
    Blinken and Psaki said prisoners posed no threat When President Barack Obama struck a deal with the Taliban in 2014 to free several high-ranking terrorists being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, his defenders argued their release would do little to harm U.S. national security. Now, four of those terrorists are serving in senior roles in Afghanistan's newly formed Taliban government. The Obama-era deal's prominent defenders include officials now serving in senior posts in the Biden administration, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House press secretary Jen Psaki. They claimed there was no indication these terrorists, known...
  • Seven armed American civilians arrested en route to Afghanistan: report

    09/07/2021 7:23:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2021 8:42pm | Jesse O’Neill
    Seven US civilians carrying firearms on a private plane were arrested in Dubai last week after trying to enter Afghanistan during the US evacuation, a report said. The would-be vigilantes wanted to assist the deadly military-led evacuation efforts from Kabul’s airport, before they were caught with firearms by United Arab Emirates officials on August 31, the last day of the pullout, according to Newsweek. “The passengers reportedly planned to assist Afghanistan evacuation efforts but had no approved onward travels plans,” a State Department cable obtained by the magazine reportedly read. The US Consulate General in Dubai was reportedly “engaging with...
  • State Department obstruction of private rescue flights from Afghanistan revealed in leaked email

    09/07/2021 3:40:40 PM PDT · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Fox ^ | 07 September 2021 | Peter Hasson
    State Department 'will not provide an approval' of charter flights from Afghanistan, leaked email reveals EXCLUSIVE: The State Department refused to grant official approval for private evacuation flights from Afghanistan to land in third countries, even though the department conceded that official authorization would likely be needed for planes to land in those nations, an email reviewed by Fox News shows. Furthermore, the State Department explicitly stated that charter flights, even those containing American citizens, would not be allowed to land at Defense Department (DOD) airbases ... ..."You need to find another destination country, and it can't be the U.S....
  • State Dept trying to steal credit for rescue of 4 Americans from Afghanistan, organizer says: 'Total lie'

    09/06/2021 3:58:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    | Fox News ^ | By Peter Hasson , Houston Keene |
    Senior State Department officials on Monday announced that the "U.S. has facilitated the safe departure of four US citizens by overland route from Afghanistan. Embassy staff was present upon their arrival." But those actually involved in the dangerous rescue operation say the State Department deserves little to no credit for Mariam's escape from Afghanistan. Cory Mills and a private team of military veterans, drawing on funding by private donors including the Sentinel Foundation, led the effort to rescue Mariam and her three children from Afghanistan, where they had been left behind by the Biden administration, multiple sources with knowledge of...
  • Allies? No! All lies! (Turkish paper)

    09/06/2021 9:49:28 AM PDT · by jcon40 · 20 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | Sept 6, 2021 | Hakka Ocall
    The recent U.S. statements about the possibility of cooperating with the Taliban against Daesh have confused everyone Reading Antony Blinken’s tweets on the end of the U.S. occupation in Afghanistan and his praise of Turkey, I remembered an idiom I had learned ages ago: “mealy-mouthed.” Mr. Pickering, our peace-corps English instructor in high school, used to translate it as the equivalent of our Turkish expression of “Bir dediği bir dediğine uymuyor.” (Literally: “His one statement doesn’t suit his another Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about Afghanistan during a media briefing at the State Department, Washington, D.C., U.S., Sept. 3,...
  • State Department accused of holding up evacuation flights from Afghanistan

    09/06/2021 8:52:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2021 11:26am | Mark Moore
    An organizer for chartered flights to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from the Mazar-i-Sharif airport​ accused the State Department of holding up the planes — saying “blood will be on the White House’s hands” if any of the people waiting are injured or killed by the Taliban. ​ Another organizer told Reuters that about 1,000 people, including Americans, are being held in Afghanistan awaiting the State Department to provide clearance for their flights. An individual involved in chartering private planes to ferry people out of Afghanistan put the onus solely on the State Department for holding up the flights.​ “This...
  • Afghan debacle cedes Eurasia to the dragon and bear - - China and Russia set to cement alliance with US withdrawal and existential common threat of jihad on their frontiers

    09/06/2021 9:20:56 AM PDT · by elpadre · 44 replies
    asiatimes.com ^ | September 6, 2021 | Spengler
    NEW YORK – “This is manifestly not Saigon,” said United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken as helicopters snatched fleeing Americans from the embassy roof in Kabul. It’s incomparably worse for America’s world standing. Like the fellow in the Sam Cooke song, Blinken doesn’t know much about history or geography. Unlike the man in the song, he doesn’t know that one and one is two, by which I mean Russia and China. Richard Nixon opened diplomatic relations with China three years before the fall of South Vietnam, securing China’s tacit agreement not to exploit the Communist victory by exporting the...
  • ‘Tell the State Dept. to #### themselves’: Taliban’s taunts to desperate evacuees

    09/02/2021 10:44:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2021 8:13pm | Samuel Chamberlain
    Members of Congress and their staffers who scrambled to help Americans and their Afghan allies get out of Afghanistan before this week’s withdrawal deadline have revealed some of the frantic messages they received from people desperate to leave in recent days. [cut] One Afghan-American who worked with the office of Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) said the Islamic fundamentalist group’s fighters “were creating as much problem as they could.” The man recalled being told by the State Department to go to the Interior Ministry in Kabul, where he was confronted by a Taliban guard. After the man explained the situation, the...
  • Blinken: Taliban must earn 'international legitimacy and support'

    08/31/2021 6:41:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/2021 | Laura Kelly
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday laid the groundwork for how the U.S. will engage with an Afghanistan led by the Taliban, following the full American military withdrawal from the country and conclusion of the U.S.’s longest war. “A new chapter of America's engagement with Afghanistan has begun. It's one in which we will lead with our diplomacy,” Blinken said. “The military mission is over, a new diplomatic mission has begun.” The secretary’s remarks underscored the Biden administration’s recognition that the Islamic fundamentalist group controls Afghanistan, more than two weeks after it ousted the Western-backed government in Kabul.
  • At Least Nero Practiced on his Lyre

    08/30/2021 10:38:58 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 30, 2021 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the Biden/Harris team's vacations as Kabul burned... In the weeks and years to come, books will be written on the American mishandling of Afghanistan under the Biden/Harris regime. Much of the focus will be on the political decisions of the Biden/Harris team, focused on the top brass of the military – a group of woefully misguided left-wingers in uniform who identify more with modern woke culture than with the Armed Services they were appointed to lead. But with the news that alleged Secretary of State Antony Blinken was vacationing in the Hamptons when Kabul fell, many rightly began...
  • SoS Blinken on the Sunday Talks, nervously contemplation full weight of DoS and Intel community against Biden.

    08/29/2021 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 16 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 29 August 2021 | Sundance
    *snip* The unelected operators, bureaucrats within the Department of State (DoS), make U.S. foreign policy from within the executive branch. There is a pretense promoted by media that the executive branch, specifically the President of the United States, is controlling the internal mechanism of the U.S. State Department, but that’s a ruse. If it were true, the State Department would act like they had accountability to someone or something; they do not. Team Obama, those in power over the Democrat political mechanisms, are using the Biden crew as useful and disposable idiots. Because Biden was installed, not elected, the Chicago...