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August 18, 2021

People Are Passing Babies Hand-to-Hand In Desperate Scramble to At Least Get the Infants Out of Afghanistan

Regarding the picture of the bloody child killed by the Taliban: Why isn't this all over the media?

245 As others mentioned, for the first time in history, the media is actively suppressing dissemination of a picture of a dead bloody child of color (and a legitimate one at that). If only the child was wearing a mask... Posted by: sempy

Great point. Every time there's a Pallywood production of a kid supposedly killed by the IDF, or a poor refugee child drowned and washed up on the beach, the media makes that its iconic image for the week.

Why is this one being so ruthlessly suppressed?

No don't tell me; I'm keen to guess on my own.

Via Tami:

People are trapped in safe houses, and yet no one is coming to escort them to the airport:

Hot-zone helicopter evacs for tens of thousands of people...? Picking up what, 30 at a time, at best?

Sure. Sure.

Administration figures are already leaking that this plan is not a plan at all. It's a fantasy.

President Joe Biden's pledge to evacuate thousands more at-risk Afghans who worked for the U.S. government will run into the cold reality of a fast-closing window of time, insecurity all over Afghanistan and major logistical hurdles.

As one U.S. official told Reuters "too many things have to go 100 percent correctly" to execute the plan to move out those going through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process. The Pentagon is aiming to evacuate up to 22,000 SIV applicants, their families and other at-risk people.

But officials and refugee resettlement groups said that number, while admirable, will be much more difficult to reach now that the Taliban have seized the capital Kabul and most of the country.

Groups that work with refugees vigorously disputed Biden's assertion in a speech on Monday that many applicants had not wanted to leave Afghanistan earlier.

Biden announced his intent to start evacuating at-risk Afghans in July, despite calls by lawmakers and refugee groups to do so months earlier. Since July, only 2,000 Afghans have been flown to the United States.

"It's a nice goal to have, but realistically it's going to be a challenge," the U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said of the 22,000-person benchmark.

The hope is to fly out between 5,000 and 9,000 per day when the Pentagon reaches full capacity with 6,000 troops on the ground in Kabul. Only 4,000 troops have reached Kabul so far.

Milley lies again, claiming there was "NO indication" -- none! not a speck! -- that Afghanistan would collapse in 11 days.

That's a lie. Or at least the leaks say so: They say that he was repeatedly warned that Afghanistan's government and rent-a-thugs would disintegrate rapidly.

He must be fired in disgrace.

Our allies shouldn't worry, mincing weakling f-boi Ned Price says. Our allies should judge us by... um... our actions?

More norms restored! The adults are back in charge!

Via Widespread Pepe:

@DarrenJBeattie One basic sign that America is a failed state is the complete lack of accountability for iraq, afghanistan, Covid regime, 2008 collapse

The only thing you get in trouble for in this crumbling empire is calling your secretary "toots" or saying the "N" word 20 years ago

Biden '75: No, we have no obligation to take in refugees fleeing a battleground we abandoned.

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