B-b-but, they love us in Kabul. Don’t they?

They ain’t carrying those guns to defend our embassy!

US officials are actively updating emergency evacuation plans for the US embassy in Kabul, as concerns grow about the potential for escalating violence in the country while US troops near a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan….

The State Department is constantly revising the emergency plans for US embassies worldwide, but the updates are even more urgent and intense in the case of the embassy in Kabul given the changing US military posture and the increased Taliban offenses in the country, the sources said.

If you believe the only Afghans who hate our occupation of their country are Taliban, you’ve been spending way too much time watching self-deluded FAUX TV.

If an evacuation is ordered there are still several hundred contractors the US has to get out. And while the current US troop level is around 650, the senior defense official confirmed that CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie has the authority to add troops.

BTW, when the Pentagon, State Department, and Congressional war pimps say “contractors”, they aren’t talking about your favorite carpenter. More like Mafioso hired assassins.

15 thoughts on “B-b-but, they love us in Kabul. Don’t they?

  1. Santayana says:

    “In January 1842, during the First Anglo-Afghan War, while retreating back to India, the entire British force of around 16,000 troops and civilians was annihilated. Until this point the British military and the private armies of the East India Company had a reputation all over the world of being incredibly powerful and a stalwart of British efficiency and order: a continuation of this success was expected in Afghanistan.
    Fearful of increased Russian interest in the area, the British decided to invade Afghanistan and had marched unchallenged into Kabul in early 1839 with a force of approximately 16,000 to 20,000 British and Indian troops collectively known as Indus.
    This period in the 19th century is something historians refer to as the ‘Great Game’, a tug of war between East and West over who would control the region. Although the area remains in contention even to this day, the very first Afghan War was not so much a defeat for the British, as it was a complete humiliation: a military disaster of unprecedented proportions, perhaps only matched by the Fall of Singapore exactly 100 years later.” https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/Britains-Retreat-From-Kabul-1842/

  2. Realpolitik says:

    “Taliban seizes seventh Afghan provincial capital in five days” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/10/taliban-seizes-farah-seventh-provincial-afghan-capital-in-five-days
    The Taliban have now captured five out of 34 provincial capitals in the country in less than a week and are battling the Western-backed government for control of three others, including the city of Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Helmand province, and the city of Kandahar, the capital in neighbouring Kandahar province.
    The group is also closing in on the city of Mazar-e Sharif, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province.
    The Taliban had already gained vast parts of rural Afghanistan since launching a series of offensives in May to coincide with the start of the final withdrawal of foreign troops.
    “A US peace envoy was back in Qatar on Tuesday to warn the Taliban not to pursue a military victory on the ground.” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/10/us-envoy-in-doha-to-press-taliban-for-end-to-offensive

  3. 4theRecord says:

    Deceptions and lies: What really happened in Afghanistan : Part one of an excerpt from “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2021/08/10/afghanistan-papers-book-dick-cheney-attack/
    At war with the truth : U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it, an exclusive Post investigation found. (Dec 9, 2019) https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/?itid=lk_interstitial_manual_14
    After a three-year legal battle, The Washington Post won release of more than 2,000 pages of “Lessons Learned” interviews conducted by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Those interviews reveal there was no consensus on the war’s objectives, let alone how to end the conflict.
    To augment the previously undisclosed interviews, The Post also obtained hundreds of confidential memos by former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld from the National Security Archive, a nonprofit research institute.

  4. B.Joe says:

    20 years without Taliban ruling the country has not been perfect for the country with the Afghan Government and their military still struggling to keep the Taliban in check.

    However, there has been a tremendous development in human rights, access to education and technology and improvement of lifestyle. When I was there in 2007, one of the things that was much appreciated was for women to get higher education and better jobs with many mainstream industries such as banks. They even opened the cinema when I was there. Life was still hard but many Afghans were happy nonetheless to get on with life without the Taliban and their strict enforcement of false morality.

    Now the whole thing has all gone down the drain. It is indeed tragic despite what the Taliban have promised in their press conference.

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