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    11/30/2021 7:17:05 AM PST · by FryingPan101 · 14 replies ^ | November 29, 2021 | Hollie McKay
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Almost three months ago, a social media firestorm erupted after users circulated an image of around 130 dogs in cages amid the frenzied US evacuation from Hamid Karzai International Airport, or HKIA. Rumors spread that the US government was leaving behind working dogs. The Department of Defense quickly clarified that the canines did not belong to the American military but were privately owned by contractors and had been placed in the care of private nongovernmental organization Kabul Small Animal Rescue. Charlotte Maxwell-Jones founded Small Animal Rescue in 2018 and, months after the US’ last plane left, continues...
  • ALMOST NONE of the 82,000 Afghans Airlifted From Kabul in August Were Vetted Before Coming to the U.S.

    11/26/2021 5:12:20 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOV 25, 2021 | Robert Spencer
    Back in September, Old Joe Biden’s teleprompter offered some reassurance to the American people: “Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States. .. we are conducting thorough scrutiny — security screenings for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.” Will it really surprise you, after ten months of this hard-Left, habitually dishonest administration, to discover that he was lying? The reality is that almost none of the 82,000 Afghans who are now in the United States after being airlifted out of Kabul in August were vetted first. There could be...
  • Taliban hold military parade with U.S.-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

    11/14/2021 3:09:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Rueters ^ | , Nov 14 | Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam
    The parade was linked to the graduation of 250 freshly trained soldiers, defence ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi said. The exercise involved dozens of U.S.-made M117 armoured security vehicles driving slowly up and down a major Kabul road with MI-17 helicopters patrolling overhead. Many soldiers carried American made-M4 assault rifles. Most of the weapons and equipment the Taliban forces are now using are those supplied by Washington to the American-backed government in Kabul in a bid to construct an Afghan national force capable of fighting the Taliban.
  • Islamic State Attack on Kabul Military Hospital Kills at Least 23

    11/02/2021 12:11:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 2, 2021 2:28 pm ET | By Yaroslav Trofimov
    Islamic State militants stormed Afghanistan’s main military hospital, now housing injured Taliban fighters and veterans of the former Afghan military, and killed at least 23 people in the latest eruption of violence since the country’s U.S.-backed government collapsed in mid-August. Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the Taliban’s chief spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that five Islamic State militants participated in Tuesday’s complex attack and were all killed. The extremist group has intensified the tempo of strikes against Taliban targets and the country’s Shiite minority in recent weeks. It stormed the same hospital, in Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood,...
  • Taliban Commander Who Launched Bombings in Kabul Is Now a Police Chief in Charge of Security

    10/20/2021 2:04:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KABUL—Mawlawi Zubair Mutmaeen used to run Taliban suicide-bombing squads in Kabul. On a recent day, in his new role as police chief for one of the Afghan capital’s districts, he was busy mediating a marital dispute. A woman clad in a burqa complained she could no longer live with her interfering mother-in-law. Clearly used to being in command, Mr. Mutmaeen lectured the husband that under Islamic law he must provide his wife with “shelter and other basic necessities.”
  • Taliban to reward suicide bombers’ families with cash, land

    10/20/2021 2:03:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2021 | Caitlin McFall,
    The Taliban have promised plots of land to the family members of suicide bombers who targeted US and Afghan forces, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry tweeted Tuesday. The tweet, posted in English, echoed an announcement made the previous day by acting interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, who offered clothes and roughly $112 to dozens of male family members of “martyred” bombers who died for Islamic “jihad and sacrifices.” The spokesman, Saeed Khosty, also said Haqqani considered the dead bombers “heroes of Islam and the country.” “Now you and I must refrain from betraying the aspirations of our martyrs,” Haqqani reportedly...
  • The Taliban 2.0 is no different

    10/20/2021 3:11:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily Pioneer ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2021 | Hiranmay Karlekar
    The Taliban doubtless said that their governance would be different this time. Developments on the ground, however, tell a different story Three issues have emerged as being of key concern to the United States and the European Union—whose representatives have recently met those of the Taliban-- and members of G-20, in respect of the developments in Afghanistan. These are the humanitarian situation in that country, the danger of its becoming a spawning ground of international Islamist terrorism, as it had become during the earlier Taliban dispensation (1996-2001), and the human rights of all Afghans, particularly women, girls and the minorities....
  • CENTCOM disputes Air Force account of attempted hijacking at Kabul airport during Afghanistan evacuation

    10/15/2021 3:26:42 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 14 October 2021 | Oren Liebermann
    Washington (CNN)US Central Command, which oversaw the US evacuation from Afghanistan, disputed an Air Force account of an attempted hijacking of a commercial flight from Kabul international airport during the final weeks of the evacuation from the country. In a statement to CNN on Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Central Command said they are "unaware" of an attempted hijacking.... ...The Air Force account which detailed an attempted hijacking of a commercial airliner was published Tuesday on the Air Force's website and was written by Lt. Col. Kristen Duncan, a public affairs officer for the 23rd Wing... .In describing the frenetic...
  • New Report: Kabul Bomber Who Killed 13 Service Members Had Just Been Released from a Prison Biden Ceded to Taliban

    10/06/2021 1:19:21 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 14 replies
    western journal ^ | October 6, 2021 | Dillon Burroughs
    The suicide bomber who killed 13 U.S. military members and dozens of other people outside the Kabul airport in August was released from the Bagram Air Base prison just days earlier, according to a new report. “We now understand … that Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri, the terrorist who from ISIS-K was responsible for killing 13 American service members and dozens of Afghans civilians trying to get out of the country, that he had been held at Parwan prison in Bagram Air Base,” CNN’s Clarissa Ward reported Wednesday. “When the Taliban took power on that Sunday, the first thing they did before...
  • Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves 'a number of civilians dead,' Taliban spokesman says

    10/03/2021 11:14:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:02 AM ET, Sun October 3, 2021 | Clarissa Ward, Tim Lister and Ehsan Popalzai,
    The blast targeted the gates of the Eidgah Mosque in the Afghan capital, where a funeral service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid, who tweeted that the blast had claimed the lives of civilians. It was not immediately clear how many people were killed or injured in the attack. Emergency NGO, an Italian nonprofit that runs a hospital in Kabul, said on Twitter that it was treating four people wounded in the explosion. Reports on social media described a large detonation and emergency services rushing to the scene. No one has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Evacuation Eyewitness: What I Saw in Kabul

    09/30/2021 3:34:30 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Libertarian Institute ^ | 09/22/21 | John Vaughn
    Since leaving Afghanistan, everyone who was on the gates has their own stories about the horrors they saw. American soldiers and Marines were placed under very strict orders not to interfere with anything that happened outside of the gates. Every inch of the city, right up to the walls, was controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban set up checkpoints on the roads leading to the airport, tightly controlling the movement of people and vehicles to and from the vicinity. We heard reports of all sorts of atrocities committed by the Taliban. I listened to reports about sniper teams observing the...
  • U.S. bars flight from landing with Americans, green card holders from Kabul, organizers say

    09/28/2021 11:55:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 49 replies
    NBC ^ | 28 September 2021 | uncredited Reuters via NBC
    WASHINGTON —The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday denied U.S. landing rights for a charter plane carrying more than 100 Americans and U.S. green card holders evacuated from Afghanistan, organizers of the flight said. "They will not allow a charter on an international flight into a U.S. port of entry," Bryan Stern, a founder of non-profit group Project Dynamo, said of the department's Customs and Border Protection agency. Stern spoke to Reuters from aboard a plane his group chartered from Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, that he said had been sitting for 14 hours at Abu Dhabi airport after...
  • Joe Biden Is The Northbound End Of A Southbound Horse

    09/26/2021 10:02:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    The Constitutional Conservatives ^ | September 26, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course, unless, of course, that talking horse is the famous Sleepy Joe. Let out on work release by the handlers he always says he will get in trouble with, Dementia Joe Biden addressed a handful of carefully selected reporters with prepared questions and promised that those responsible would be punished and there would be consequences. Oh, no, not those responsible for flooding our borders with untested, unmasked, and unvaccinated illegal aliens and then shipping them at taxpayer expense to communities around the...
  • Taliban urge international airlines to resume flights to Afghanistan as issues resolved

    09/26/2021 7:41:33 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 43 replies
    presstv ^ | 9/26/2021 | staff
    he Taliban have called for the resumption of international flights to the Afghan capital Kabul, saying all technical issues at the Hamid Karzai International airport have been resolved, amid some signs of normalcy following the group’s takeover of the country last month. Abdul Qahar Balkhi, Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the remarks in a statement on Sunday, expressing hope that proper commercial services would resume shortly. "The airport is fully operational for domestic and international flights," he said, adding that the Taliban interim government “assures all airlines of its full cooperation and expects all airlines and...
  • Kabul Airport suicide attacker was freed by Taliban after four years in CIA custody for New Delhi terror plot

    09/21/2021 5:46:25 AM PDT · by cold start · 10 replies
    Firstpost ^ | 19th September 2021 | Praveen Swami
    Abdul Rehman, a former engineering student with roots in Afghanistan’s Logar province and the son of a merchant who frequently visited New Delhi on business, was freed from Bagram prison on 15 AugustThe Islamic State suicide bomber who killed at least 169 Afghan civilians and 13 United States soldiers outside Kabul airport last month was incarcerated in Afghanistan’s notorious Bagram prison for the past four years, thanks to Indian efforts, Firstpost has learnt through credible intelligence sources. Senior Indian intelligence sources familiar with the case have told Firstpost that he was handed over to the United States' Central Intelligence Agency...
  • Why Is Gen. Mark Milley A Patriot But Gen. Michael Flynn A Traitor?

    09/20/2021 8:59:56 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Tea Party Command ^ | September 20, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberals who pilloried Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn when he was nominated as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s National Security Adviser for talking with his Russian counterpart, something an incoming National Security Adviser would be expected to do, are defending Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley for calling his Chinese counterpart and promising a heads-up if a rogue Trump decided to attack China as he was leaving office, something a Joint Chiefs Chairman is not constitutionally or legally authorized to do.Gen. Flynn, who was prosecuted and persecuted to death and eventually pardoned for his crimes against Trump, was entrapped...
  • CIA warned of kids near target of Kabul drone strike with seconds to spare: report

    09/18/2021 8:28:02 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 18, 2021 | Kathianne Boniello
    Intelligence officials warned the U.S. military — too late — that children may have been in or near a car targeted in an Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul which left 10 innocents dead, according to a report. It’s unclear exactly when the CIA’s alert was issued, said CNN, which cited three anonymous sources who noted there were just seconds to spare before the Hellfire missile hit Zmaray Ahmadi’s Toyota Corolla. The Biden administration has been forced to backpedal on initial claims the strike had cut down a terrorist who was an “imminent threat” to the country, acknowledging Friday that...
  • Countdown to death: Minute by minute, how the Pentagon meticulously tracked innocent aid worker in Kabul before killing him and seven children with a Hellfire missile in catastrophic intelligence failure [victim family photos]

    09/18/2021 6:07:33 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 54 replies
    dailymail ^ | 17 September 2021 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    The Pentagon has finally admitted that it killed an innocent aid worker and seven children in a bungled drone strike, marking a disastrous intelligence failure for the Biden administration.A detailed timeline released by the Pentagon on Friday, when compared against prior reporting on how aid worker Zemari Ahmadi spent his day in Kabul on August 29, reveals the mistaken assumptions and tremendous errors that led up to the disaster.Ahmadi, 43, worked for US-based aid group Nutrition and Education International, and US officials now admit he appears to have had no connection to ISIS-K terrorists. His fatal mistake, it appears, was...
  • Khalil-ur-Rahman Haqqani punched Taliban's Mullah Baradar before shootout in Kabul palace: Report

    09/18/2021 2:56:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
    Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s most public face who led peace talks with the US, was physically attacked by a leader of the US terrorist-designated Haqqani Network in early September.... ...The Taliban co-founder was at the presidential place to discuss the structure of the government as he pushed for an “inclusive” cabinet that would have been more acceptable to the international community, as per multiple reports. Amid the heated discussion, Khalil ul Rahman Haqqani, a minister and senior leader of the Haqqani Network, rose from his chair began punching Baradar, reported Bloomberg citing people familiar with the development. The...
  • U.S. Military Acknowledges Kabul Drone Strike Killed 10 Civilians, Including Seven Children. The airstrike failed to hit suspected Islamic State militant, as Pentagon first said it had

    09/17/2021 12:29:23 PM PDT · by karpov · 86 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 17, 2021 | Nancy A. Youssef and Gordon Lubold
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that it mistakenly killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, when it launched a drone strike on a car in Kabul last month, and missed its actual target, militants who were thought to have a car bomb to be used in an attack at the city’s airport. It was a reversal of the Pentagon’s position on the Aug. 29 strike from just days ago, when military officials said they believed that the strike was justified. Military officials said then that civilians may have been mistakenly killed, but that Islamic militants had been stopped. Chairman of...