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Aug 26 11:54

Former White House Doctor: Biden's cognitive 'issues' worsening Afghanistan chaos

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the former White House doctor for Presidents Obama and Trump, told Just the News that President Biden has cognitive "issues" that are worsening the situation in Afghanistan during the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies and "impacting our safety and our national security."

Jackson previously called for Biden to take the same cognitive exam that he administered to former President Donald Trump. Given the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan as the U.S. military withdraws from the country, Jackson argued that Biden's cognitive issues are now clear.

"I still believe that needs to happen, but the reality is I don't even think it's to the point where he needs a test anymore," Jackson said on Wednesday after criticizing Biden for claiming Al-Qaeda is no longer in Afghanistan. "I think he's proven to the entire country right now that he has issues and these issues are impacting our safety and our national security.

Aug 26 07:22

'He Needs to Resign': Biden's Joking Response to Afghanistan Evacuation Question Raises Eyebrows

Amid the chaotic evacuation of Americans and NATO states citizens – as well as their Afghan allies – Joe Biden's administration is under pressure to extend the deadline for getting people out of Afghanistan beyond 31 August. This date has been called a "red line" by the Taliban*.

US President Joe Biden has been branded “terrible” and a “callous human being” after he gave a sarcastic answer to an NBC reporter asking about the fate of Americans in Afghanistan.

NBC's Peter Alexander asked the POTUS during a cybersecurity summit on Wednesday what he would do if any US citizens remained in the country after the 31 August deadline to get them out expires.

“You'll be the first person I call,” Biden joked in response.

Aug 26 06:36

Kamala Harris talks climate change and LGBT rights in Vietnam - but yet again refuses to discuss Afghanistan

Vice President Kamala Harris held a roundtable discussion on LGBTQ and disabled rights with Vietnamese social advocacy organizations in Hanoi on Thursday.

Harris has been closing out her visit to Southeast Asia, which also saw her donate a million Pfizer vaccines to Vietnam, amid criticism of her reluctance to speak on the Afghanistan crisis.

A photo from the roundtable posted by a reporter for The New York Times show Nguyet Van Do, the founder and director Live & Learn for Environment and Community, was one of the attendees. It was not yet clear who else participated.

Aug 26 06:35

What about the time I rescued YOU? Erik Prince reminds Joe Biden of when he saved him from the Taliban as White House criticizes the Blackwater chief for charging $6,500 for seat on Afghanistan evacuation flight

The founder of controversial private military contractor Blackwater, who sparked a furious reaction on Wednesday with his $6,500 evacuation flights from Kabul, has told how his men helped to rescue Joe Biden from Afghanistan in 2008 when his helicopter made an emergency landing.

Erik Prince, 52, was described on Wednesday by White House press secretary Jen Psaki as having no soul, and of profiting from 'people's agony and pain'.

Yet Prince, who founded Blackwater in 1997, reminded that Tucker Carlson his team rescued Biden himself.

Aug 26 06:26

Jen Psaki insists the US does NOT negotiate with terrorists - while Biden says he is 'depending' on the Taliban to let American civilians and Afghan allies out of Kabul before August 31

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that 'of course' the US policy is still not to negotiate with terrorists, as Biden administration officials say they are relying on the Taliban to allow safe passage of Americans and American allies to Kabul airport.

'Why haven't we heard the president say, 'The United States does not negotiate with terrorists?' Is that still U.S. policy?' Fox News' Peter Doocy asked the press secretary at a daily briefing.

'Well, of course it is, Peter,' Psaki replied. 'But I would also say that there's a reality that the Taliban is currently controlling large swaths of Afghanistan. That is the reality on the ground, and right now our focus and our priority is getting American citizens evacuated and our Afghan partners evacuated.'

Aug 26 06:24

Afghanistan the crescendo of US military fiascos

The parameters of the tumultuous Afghan exodus are becoming both clearer and more muddled at the same time. Most American and Western citizens will get out on evacuation flights.

Many Afghans, if they have proof they worked with the US and European countries, will also get away.

The total numbers could reach 200,000 or more. Some 88,000, mostly Afghans, along with several thousand foreigners, have been ferried from the country since August 14.

As the clock ticks down to the August 31 deadline for US and other foreign forces to leave Afghanistan, the complications are mounting up.

Aug 26 06:23

China to cushion Taliban from Western sanctions

This week will stand out as a pivotal moment in Joe Biden’s presidency. It has been a humble moment yet bold and decisive, farsighted but tactical, and focused on America’s self-interests.

It underscores that the United States’ capacity to force its will on other countries – or even non-state actors – has dramatically diminished.

To Biden’s detractors and critics, this might seem a moment of weakness – that CIA director William Burns had to travel to Kabul to seek a concession from the Taliban leadership to extend the August 31 deadline for the evacuations at Kabul Airport, which Taliban political chief Mullah Ghani Baradar plainly refused.

Nonetheless, Biden belongs to the pantheon of world statesmen who have shown the ability to make difficult decisions and hold the line. He is utterly convinced that continuing the war in Afghanistan would damage America’s priorities of national regeneration.

Aug 26 06:19

Biden needs friendly meeting with Israeli P.M. ‘desperately’ — Israel lobby advises White House

Tomorrow, the new American President Joe Biden is due to have his first meeting (ever, reportedly) with the new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett; and the Israel lobby is working hard to argue that the American president needs Bennett a lot more than Bennett needs him, so as to shore up his battered reputation internationally post-Afghanistan.

So the U.S. should do even more for Israel, and offer lip service on the principle that Biden said was at the core of his foreign policy– human rights– when it comes to Palestinians living under conditions leading human rights groups agree is apartheid and the ICC is investigating as war crimes.

Aaron David Miller at CNN writes that Biden needs this meeting “desperately.” Why? Because the Afghanistan crisis has damaged U.S. relationships with allies and Biden can “project the confidence and assurance of a president consulting closely with a core US partner.”

Aug 26 06:06

‘This Is a Lie’: Marco Rubio Blasts State Department for Claiming Some Americans Want to Stay in Afghanistan

On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) called out Secretary of State Antony Blinken for the “lie” that some stranded Americans actually want to stay in Afghanistan.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Blinken said as many as 1,500 Americans are awaiting evacuation in Afghanistan following the 4,500 Americans who have been airlifted out of the country so far.

Aug 26 06:05

Questionable if Taliban Can Actually Use High-Tech Equipment Biden Left Behind

Following the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban has been flaunting the spoils of its conquest all over social media, from its newfound “special forces” unit to its armada of American black hawk helicopters. With all this equipment that President Biden has left behind, the question on everyone’s mind is: can they actually use it?

While the Taliban’s much-trumpeted upgrade has its share of shock (possibly even comedic) value, Americans would do better to remember that all those propaganda blitzes are just that: propaganda.

Speaking to The Washington Post, experts noted that while the Taliban’s new arsenal certainly carries heavy symbolic weight, it comes with a load of practical hurdles that its members are just not equipped to handle:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm sure they'll figure it out. I mean they are already flying those helicopters around!

Aug 26 06:04

Cotton: Biden Will Blame Americans Stranded in Afghanistan by Saying They Didn’t Want to Leave

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) predicted that the Biden administration will blame Americans who end up stranded in Afghanistan when the deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces comes on August 31 by saying those Americans “didn’t want to leave, they wanted to stay there.”

Cotton said, “I think they’re spinning these numbers, and come Tuesday night, when there are hundreds or thousands of Americans left, they’re going to say, well, they didn’t want to leave, they wanted to stay there. I guess that’s their decision, too bad for them and we’re out of here. Because I think Joe Biden knows that there are going to be Americans there and he, once again, is not taking responsibility for his disastrous miscalculation.”

Aug 26 06:02

White House Kills Video Feed as Reporters Ask Questions About Afghanistan

White House staff abruptly cut off their video feed of President Joe Biden as he spoke at the White House at a meeting on cybersecurity Wednesday.

Biden spoke for only about four minutes at a table before asking reporters to leave.

Aug 26 06:00

GOP Rep. Meijer on Afghanistan Trip: Biden Administration ‘Has Done Everything They Can’ to Obstruct, Deny Reality, Hide Facts

Wednesday on FNC’s “Special Report,” Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), fresh off of what has been labeled an unauthorized trip with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) to Afghanistan, explained why he and his Democrat colleague determined such a trip was warranted.

Meijer was dismissive of the edicts from the Biden administration and said he and Moulton were on their own fact-finding mission.

“Both Seth and myself have been actively engaged on what’s called the Special Immigrant Visa issue,” he said. “Those were visas in a program for individuals who had loyally served the United States in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. There had been a tremendous backlog of these cases.”

Aug 26 05:52

Afghanistan: China Warns America Not to Sanction the Taliban

Multiple senior Chinese officials warned on Tuesday against any proposed “wanton sanctions” on the Taliban, a jihadist terrorist organization, by the United States in the aftermath of the group’s takeover of Afghanistan.

The warning comes as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), among other international institutions, freeze funding to Afghanistan in light of the Taliban’s return to power – expressing both human rights concerns and confusion regarding who is currently serving as head of state of the country. The Taliban leadership has not appointed a head of state or announced the installation of any individuals as actual leaders of the country at press time.

Aug 26 05:52

Politico: White House Wants Applause for Afghan Evacuation but Created the Deadly Crisis

The White House sought congratulations this week for a deadly Afghanistan evacuation they told Americans would not be necessary and which nobody can verify.

The Biden administration, focusing on the specifics of the chaotic evacuation effort that encompasses flying thousands of evacuees out of the country on short notice, is framing the operation as “over performing” historic standards and “defying expectations.”

The White House even compared the evacuation to the Berlin airlift post-World War II.

Aug 26 05:50

White House Closes Puppy Bill Signing to the Press as Afghanistan Debacle Continues

The White House plans to keep Joe Biden away from the cameras on Wednesday as he signs a bill about puppies.

Biden plans to sign the “Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act” in the afternoon but the White House has closed the event to the press.

The PAWS bill creates a pilot program for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to train service dogs and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to veterans with mental health problems.

The president will also sign the “Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act” on Wednesday, but that event is also closed to the press.

The White House limited press access to the president as he has struggled with criticism while walking away from questions about Afghanistan, turning his back to reporters after delivering a speech, and leaving the room.

Aug 25 14:29

Damage Control Mode: How White House is Struggling to Fix Narrative of Botched Afghan Withdrawal

The Biden administration is struggling to take back control of the narrative on the Afghanistan pull-out, The Hill reported on Wednesday, referring to the increasing number of public appearances of President Joe Biden and other White House officials in the last several days.

The Hill noted that as of 24 August, Biden had delivered a whopping three speeches in five days on the evacuation efforts and twice took questions from reporters, as his Cabinet is seeking to fix the damage of the botched evacuation. White House press briefings also restarted this week, with spokeswoman Jen Psaki taking questions on Monday after her notable absence from 15 August to 22 August.

White House Failed to Send a Clear Message

These efforts come in sharp contrast with the president's unsettling silence when the Taliban* took over Kabul, prompting a hasty evacuation of the embassy staff and outright panic at Kabul Airport.

Aug 25 12:39

Trump Slams Biden After It’s Revealed He Only Evacuated 4,000 Americans From Afghanistan, But 21,000 Afghans

45th President Donald Trump has released a statement slamming Joe Biden for his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, noting that new reports suggest only 4,000 of the 37,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan are American citizens, with the rest being likely refugees who will now be settled throughout the West.

“Biden surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead by pulling out the Military before our citizens. Now we are learning that out of the 26,000 people who have been evacuated, only 4,000 are Americans,” wrote President Trump.

Aug 25 12:36

Trump releases Biden video titled ‘Surrenderer-in-Chief’ – here it is

Former President Donald Trump released a scathing video on Tuesday titled “Surrenderer-In-Chief: Joe Biden lied to America and to the World” blasting President Joe Biden’s first seven months in office, with a focus on how Biden has handled withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan.

The video starts off with a sound bite of Biden saying “America is back” before showing clips of skyrocketing grocery and gas prices, the crisis at the US-Mexico border and the president falling up the stairs as he attempts to board Air Force One.

Aug 25 12:32

Alert — Biden is bringing 50,000 Afghan illegals to USA without Visas…

Joe Biden’s administration is planning to bring 50,000 Afghans to the United States who do not have visas and who have not completed their immigration processing.

Biden will use the little-known “humanitarian parole” tool.

The plan is a last-minute effort to bring as many Afghans to the U.S. as possible, as this group does not have Special Immigrant Visas, P-2 visas, or refugee status.

Instead, Afghans on humanitarian parole will arrive in the U.S. without having first secured visas and completing their immigration processing. After having humanitarian parole for a year or so, the thousands of Afghans would be able to adjust their status. Many are likely to take advantage of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to remain in the U.S.

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"Hispanic, Afghan; who cares as long as they vote Democratic!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 11:18

FLASHBACK - Biden deferred, disqualified from Vietnam duty

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of earlier asthma.

Officials with Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign released Biden's Selective Service records at the request of the Associated Press. Less detailed records were available from a National Archives facility in Philadelphia.

According to the documents, Biden, 65, received several deferments while he was an undergraduate at the University of Delaware and later as a law student at Syracuse University. A month after undergoing a physical exam in 1968, Biden received a Selective Service classification of 1-Y, meaning he was available for service only in the event of national emergency.

Aug 25 11:16

US military helicopters only rescuing Americans trapped by Taliban on ‘case-by-case basis’

On Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said U.S. troop commanders have the authority to leave the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on a “case-by-case basis” to find and bring U.S. citizens back to the airport who are unable to get through the various crowds and Taliban checkpoints in the way.

Kirby acknowledged during a Pentagon press briefing that the U.S. military has used helicopters in at least two instances, to extract Americans and bring them to the airport.

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Wow! Two!!!

Aug 25 11:15

Biden could leave thousands of Americans behind in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden could leave behind thousands of Americans in Afghanistan if he sticks to August 31 as his deadline to remove all U.S. troops in the country.

The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday, citing an official with direct knowledge of the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, that about 3,800 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan since July 29, with an estimated 8,000 remaining in the country. The official told the Daily Caller that, based on the pace of the evacuation efforts, its “doubtful we are going to bring in 8,000 more Americans” between now and August 31.

Aug 25 11:08

Biden’s 17 GREATEST Achievements So Far!

Aug 25 10:43

Ingraham: 'Joe's secret Taliban deal' must be investigated

Aug 25 10:36

Expectations at rock bottom as Bennett heads to Washington

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s prime minister, is due in Washington this week for his first tete-a-tete with Joe Biden, the US president.

Iran, by all accounts, tops the agenda. The Palestinians come second.

The visit marks the culmination of a flurry – or perhaps more accurately, a gentle breeze – of activity that has seen America’s top three diplomats on Palestine meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders over the past several weeks.

Last week’s visit of William Burns, the head of the CIA, was the culmination of a series that also saw special envoy Hady Amr and Secretary of State Antony Blinken push for a return to some normalcy after the clownish turbulence of the Trump years and the boorish bravado of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Aug 25 10:27

BREAKING: US Military Has Started Withdrawing From Afghanistan – Biden Turns His Back on Thousands of Americans Stranded Behind Enemy Lines

The US military has started withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Thousands of Americans are now trapped in a potential hostage situation because of Joe Biden.

According to Fox News Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson, the US is reducing troop presence, US officials said.

Aug 25 10:18

Biden could leave thousands of Americans behind in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden could leave behind thousands of Americans in Afghanistan if he sticks to August 31 as his deadline to remove all U.S. troops in the country.

The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday, citing an official with direct knowledge of the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, that about 3,800 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan since July 29, with an estimated 8,000 remaining in the country. The official told the Daily Caller that, based on the pace of the evacuation efforts, its “doubtful we are going to bring in 8,000 more Americans” between now and August 31.

Aug 25 10:17

Biden: Taliban helping us get people out of Afghanistan

The US says evacuation efforts to help people get out of Afghanistan are 'on pace' to meet a 31 August deadline.

President Biden says keeping troops beyond that date increases the risk of attacks by IS militants.

Aug 25 10:06

EXCLUSIVE: ‘This Is A Massive F*** Up’: Team Organizing Private Flights Out Of Afghanistan Says Biden Admin Has Been An ‘Impediment’ To Their Evacuations

The Biden administration has been an “impediment” to a private effort to get people out of Afghanistan, Robert Stryk, who is arranging privately chartered flights to get Americans and vulnerable Afghans out of the country, exclusively told the Daily Caller News Foundation Monday.

“The Brits and South Africans have been fucking awesome and heroic in getting people through the Mil Gate,” Stryk told the DCNF.

Stryk, whose Washington-based lobbying firm was in 2017 paid by the government of Afghanistan for “US Government affairs and commercial sector advice. Executive Branch and Legislative Branch Engagement; Defense consultation; strategic advice pertaining to extremism/terrorism; and promotion of democracy and foreign direct investment,” said he had reached out to the administration “dozens and dozens” of times and had yet to hear back.

Aug 25 09:02

Biden mandates ‘effective immediately’ COVID vaccine for all US military personnel

President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are mandating U.S. Food and Drug Agency (FDA) approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for all military personnel “immediately,” an official memo first revealed Wednesday.

“I have determined that mandatory vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is necessary to protect the Force and defend the American people,” a Pentagon memo dated August 24 said. “I therefore direct the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

Aug 25 08:37

Twitter Users Notice Tiny Detail On Airplane, Reveal Stunning Mistake Biden's DOD Made

The Biden administration has botched its response to the Afghanistan crisis in so many ways it has become hard to keep count.

The incompetence continued Tuesday with a tweet from Biden’s Department of Defense. The tweet included pictures that apparently showed “Afghan civilians board[ing] @usairforce C-17 Globemasters at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.”

At a quick glance, the tweet seems innocent enough. However, a closer investigation would reveal that the C-17s pictured do not appear to be American.

One Twitter user zoomed in on the pictures of the aircraft to show the words “UAE Air Force” on the side. This would seem to be a clear indication that they are not, in fact, U.S. Air Force C-17s.

Aug 25 08:25

Dozens Of Veterans Groups Livid Over Botched Afghanistan Pullout, 'Urgently' Demand Meeting With Biden

On Monday, a group of nearly four dozen veteran organizations requested a meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss the evacuation of U.S. partners in Afghanistan and “fulfilling our commitment to our Afghan allies.”

“Failing to meet our obligations to these Afghans would not only be a national security risk - harming America’s reputation abroad and eroding the trust in our armed forces that is critical for future operations - it would also condemn veterans and survivors of the conflict in Afghanistan to a lifetime of moral injury,” the group wrote in their letter to Biden.

Aug 25 08:25

Supreme Court Rules Biden Admin Must Resume Trump's "Remain In Mexico" Policy

The Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday against the Biden administration, upholding a lower court's ruling to order the resumption of the "Remain in Mexico" policy implemented by the Trump administration,which requires people seeking asylum to wait in Mexico until their case is heard.

In a 6-3 vote, with the three liberal justices (Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer) dissenting, the court rejected the administration's plea to block the reinstatement of the program, which requires immigrants seeking asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are pending.

The order stated the Biden administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program (the official name of the 'Remain In Mexico' program) was rescinded.

Aug 25 08:22

We Are Witnessing Incompetence On A Colossal Scale Throughout Our Society

These days, it is a surprise when someone actually does something competently. It is often said that if you want something done right you have got to do it yourself, and today that is more true than ever. Just think about it. How often have you had a delivery delayed or messed up? How often have you had someone supposedly “fix” something but it isn’t actually fixed? How often have you purchased something that breaks shortly thereafter? And don’t even get me started on the complete and utter incompetence that we see in the tech industry. How hard could it possibly be to release a piece of software that is not riddled with all sorts of nightmarish bugs that need to be “patched” as soon as possible?

Sadly, in our upside down society some of the most incompetent people that you can imagine end up running entire organizations, and if you are particularly corrupt and useless you may get to be a politician.

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Aug 25 07:10

Fury and disgust at CIA, Pentagon, in Congress that thousands of Afghans will be left behind

With President Joe Biden intending to stick to the Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan, it's becoming clear that thousands of the Afghans who helped the U.S. won't be evacuated, a scenario that has engendered deep frustration inside U.S. national security agencies.

"People are furious and disgusted," said a former U.S. intelligence official who declined to be quoted by name. A defense official said he grew nauseated as he considered how many Afghan allies would be left behind.

At the CIA, "officers feel a real sense of obligation, moral obligation and personal obligation" to the Afghans they supported and trained, said former CIA Director John Brennan, an NBC News national security consultant.

Aug 25 07:09

UK's Kabul Airlift to End in 36 Hours, Report Says as Biden [ Meaning The Taliban ] Rejects Evacuation Deadline Extension

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that US troops are "on pace" to leave Afghanistan by the 31 August deadline, stressing that "the sooner we can finish the better".

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News on Wednesday that "the lion's share" of British citizens without dual nationality had been "brought home" from Afghanistan.

He said about 2,000 people had been evacuated from the Afghan capital over the past 24 hours, adding that the government thinks the deadline for the Kabul evacuation is all the way "to the end of the calendar month".

Aug 25 07:08

Can Kamala Harris' Anti-China Rhetoric on Asian Trip Boost US Credibility After Afghan Fiasco?

Vice President Kamala Harris has embarked on a two-leg Southeast Asia trip, which includes visits to Singapore and Vietnam, as the US finalises its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Will Harris manage to reassure Washington's partners in Asia and form a "united front" against Beijing?

On her Southeast Asian tour, US Vice President Kamala Harris accused China of making "unlawful" claims in the South China Sea, stressing Beijing was engaged in "coercion and intimidation". The vice president also accused the People's Republic of "undermin[ing] the rules-based order and threatening the sovereignty of nations".

The trip, branded by CNN as the Biden administration's attempt to "deliver a foreign policy win for an administration in crisis" was meant to reassure America's Asian allies of Washington's long-term commitment to the region, according to Francesco Sisci, a Beijing-based China expert, author, and columnist.

Aug 25 07:07

Psaki calls frenzied Afghan evacuation ‘success,’ but still not sure how many Americans remain stranded

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said evacuations from Afghanistan will likely be completed by the end of August, declaring the operation a “success” despite having no clear idea how many US citizens are still in the country.

Asked about President Joe Biden’s August 31 withdrawal deadline during a Tuesday press conference, Psaki said that while the mission “will end based on the achievement of our objectives,” it is currently “on pace” to meet that date.

“I would say that this is now on track to be the largest airlift in US history, and that is bringing American citizens out, it is bringing our Afghan partners out, it is bringing allies out,” she said.

Aug 25 07:04

Biden: 75,900 Evacuated from Afghanistan So Far

President Joe Biden said in a White House news conference Tuesday that the U.S. has evacuated a total of 75,900 people since the end of July, with the vast majority of them, 70,700 people, evacuated in the last 10 days.

"These numbers are a testament to the efforts of our brave service women and men, to our diplomats on the ground in Kabul, and to our allies still standing with us," he said.

Biden emphasized the pace of the evacuation by noting that U.S. military and coalition flights had evacuated about 12,000 people in the previous 12 hours.

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How Many Americans, Joe?

Aug 25 06:51

Biden Urges Parents To Mask Up Children

Joe Biden has announced that children should wear face masks whenever they leave the house - even if outdoors - to attempt and check the spread of COVID-19.

The president on Monday held a press conference to praise the FDA's ultimate approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

But even as he delivered good news, he angered some with his advice.

'So let me say this to parents. You have the tools. You have the tools to keep your child safer. And two of those tools above all are available to you,' he stated. 'One: make sure everyone around your child who can be vaccinated is vaccinated. Parents, adults, teens.

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Aug 25 06:40

Biden says US & allies ‘stand shoulder to shoulder’ on Afghanistan – would not reveal how Americans get out of Kabul after Aug. 31

President Joe Biden said the US is “on pace” to finish evacuation efforts from Afghanistan by August 31, if the Taliban cooperates, but couldn’t say how many Americans still remain or what the plan for after the deadline is.

Biden’s address was originally scheduled for noon on Tuesday, but was pushed back for reasons that weren't explained. The scheduled briefings by the State Department and the Pentagon were both canceled.

Finally showing up just after 5 pm, Biden opened his remarks by talking about his domestic economic agenda in Congress, before addressing Afghanistan. He repeated the talking points of the previous week about the 20-year war needing to end, and talked about US coordination and cooperation with the G7, NATO, UN and EU.

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"We'll have the starship Enterprise beam them up!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 25 06:18

Biden tells the Taliban he will stick to Aug 31st withdrawal deadline IF they allow free access to Kabul airport – hours AFTER extremists start sealing it off, trapping thousands of Westerners and allies still desperate to get out

President Joe Biden told the Taliban on Tuesday that U.S. would stick to its promise to lead Kabul by Aug. 31 if it stuck to its agreement to allow Westerners and vulnerable Afghans free passage to the airport.

The U.S. has ramped up its airlift in recent days amid fresh reports of human rights abuses that will fuel fears for the fate of people who worked with American troops.

Adding to the sense of urgency, the country's new Taliban rulers said that all evacuations must be completed by the end of the month and announced a ban on Afghans traveling to the airport.

Aug 25 06:06

As Afghanistan Falls Apart, Kamala Harris Talks Climate Change and Christmas Shopping in Singapore

If you’ve been watching in horror this week as President Biden has made a mess of Afghanistan, you will get no comfort from the following news about Vice President Kamala Harris.

While visiting Singapore as Afghanistan falls to pieces, Harris talked about climate change and Christmas shopping.

Yes, really.

Aug 25 06:01

GOP Rep. Bill Johnson: Austin, Milley Should Resign or Tell Public Biden ‘Is Grossly Incompetent’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Making Money,” Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) said if Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley advised President Joe Biden to handle the withdrawal from Afghanistan the way he has, then “they should resign and apologize.” But if they didn’t, “they have a moral obligation to tell the American people that this president is grossly incompetent for the job.”

Johnson said, [relevant remarks begin around 3:30] “I have tremendous respect for Gen. Austin and Gen. Milley, but if this is what they call advice and counsel to the president, if he — if this is the kind of plan that they gave him, then they failed the American people and they should resign and apologize. But if they did not, and I understand from colleagues that this is not the plan they gave the president, they have a moral obligation to tell the American people that this president is grossly incompetent for the job.”

Aug 25 05:46

Biden Says US Will Complete Afghan Pullout By August 31

President Joe Biden said Tuesday the United States intends to complete its pullout from Afghanistan by August 31 and needs to withdraw rapidly because of a growing risk of terrorist attacks.

"The sooner we can finish, the better," Biden said of the plan to evacuate Americans, Afghan nationals and US troops from Taliban-controlled Kabul.

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Biden is trying to act like this is his idea, but it isn't. He isn't calling the shots in Afghanistan, the Taliban is!

Aug 24 10:03

Korean Americans Await Biden's Decision On North Korea Travel Ban

The Biden administration must decide by the end of the month whether to renew a 4-year-old ban on Americans traveling to North Korea. Many Americans with relatives in North Korea are eagerly awaiting the decision. NPR's Anthony Kuhn has more from Seoul.

Aug 24 09:36

Taliban 'Bitch Slapping' Weak Biden, Makes Grave Threat

The Taliban issued an alarming warning to foreign nationals and Afghans scrambling to leave the country, declaring there will be 'consequences' if the US does not leave Afghanistan by August 31 and extends a deadline for the withdrawal of troops.

Thousands of Afghans who worked with U.S. military forces remain camped around Kabul airport praying to find safety as the timer runs out. American nationals are also awaiting flights home.

President Joe Biden seeks to get all Americans out by the end of the month, in order to meet the troop withdrawal agreement reached with the Taliban, although he admitted on Sunday night that an extension was under discussion, while this morning UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace stressed the evacuation effort is 'down to hours now, not weeks'.

Aug 24 09:35

Biden Wants Private Sector Companies To Impose COVID Vaccine Requirements

On Monday, President Joe Biden encouraged private sector companies to impose vaccine requirements after the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

The FDA announced full approval specifically for the Pfizer vaccine on Monday for individuals 16 years and older.

Aug 24 08:09

White House: Americans Are Not Stranded in Afghanistan

The White House on Monday argued that Americans were not stranded in Afghanistan, calling it “irresponsible” to say so.

“I think it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. “They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home, home.”

Psaki bristled at Fox News reporter Peter Doocy’s use of the word “stranded” during the daily press briefing to describe the Americans still in Afghanistan.

“We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via email, via any way we can possibly reach Americans to get them home if they want to return home,” she said.

When asked by Doocy if the official position of the White House was that no Americans were stranded in Afghanistan, Psaki replied, “I’m just calling you out for saying we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan.”

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"They are just on a forced extended absence from home!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 24 07:05

Biden emphasizes that Afghan refugees will be vetted before entering US

President Biden emphasized on Sunday that refugees who are being evacuated from Afghanistan will be thoroughly vetted before they are brought to the United States.

Biden’s comments, which he made during a Sunday afternoon speech from the White House on the evacuation effort, came as some conservative lawmakers and commentators have tried to stoke nativist concerns about welcoming Afghan refugees into the U.S.

“Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States. They’re landing at U.S. military bases and transit centers around the world,” Biden said. “At these sites where they are landing, we are conducting thorough … security screening for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. Anyone arriving in the United States will have undergone a background check.”

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And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Aug 24 07:03

White House explains why it can't pinpoint number of Americans still in Afghanistan

The Biden administration has struggled to offer a specific number of Americans still in Afghanistan in recent days, prompting criticism from conservatives and others about the administration's preparedness to evacuate U.S. citizens.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Monday the difficulty pinpointing an exact number was because some Americans did not notify the U.S. Embassy when they arrived in Afghanistan or when they left.

"Many people have asked, reasonably, why we can’t provide a precise number of American citizens still in country," Sullivan said at a White House press briefing.

Aug 24 07:02

Singapore PM Lee backs US as ‘guarantor’ of security in Asia as Harris grilled over Afghanistan chaos

US Vice-President Kamala Harris and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hold a joint news conference in Singapore. Photo: AFP

US Vice-President Kamala Harris on Monday began her two-nation tour of Asia by fielding a barrage of questions about Washington’s recent withdrawal from Afghanistan and whether its security commitments in the region can be trusted.

Speaking in Singapore alongside Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Harris demurred when asked about the withdrawal of US forces, saying instead that Washington was “singularly” focused on the evacuation of US and Afghan citizens after Taliban militants seized control of the country.

Harris landed in Singapore on Sunday and is scheduled to deliver a major foreign policy address on Tuesday before flying to Vietnam. After meetings on Monday with Lee and his key ministers, Harris emphasised the US commitment to the region, which she said would “in large part … dictate the future of our world”.

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That's pretty arrogant, considering the US just got its ass handed to it in Afghanistan!

Aug 24 06:43

How Biden's American Families Plan Could "Destroy" Iowa Farmers

In April, President Biden announced the American Families Plan (AFP) that promises billions of dollars as "an investment in our kids, our families, and our economic future." But deep within the proposal, it describes gains on property transfers would be considered a taxable event.

Conservative news outlet The Center Square called out the Biden administration on Thursday for attempting to "destroy Iowa family farms" through the proposed AFP property transfer tax.

AFP describes gains on property transferred at death or by gift would exclude up to $1 million per taxpayer. The exclusion would be indexed for inflation after 2022.

Aug 24 05:28

Biden’s Decision on Boosters Baffles Scientists

The Biden administration’s decision to start authorizing third doses of Covid-19 vaccine in September is being met with bafflement, concern, and even anger from a number of immunologists, vaccinologists, and people steeped in the normal way such decisions are made.

Many flat-out challenged the need for booster doses at this time. Others questioned the morality of administering third shots to Americans when most people on the planet haven’t received one. And some worried that a decision had been made before the Food and Drug Administration had ruled on the need for a booster or a key vaccine advisory committee had evaluated the data — typically the way vaccine policy is set.

The government’s top public health officials on Wednesday pointed to data showing that the mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are no longer protecting as well against mild and moderate Covid-19 infections as evidence that “could” signal a decline in protection against serious disease.

Aug 23 12:59

Experts question Joe Biden’s mental health after he confuses facts about his son during interview, raise concerns about dementia

Health experts have once again questioned the cognitive abilities of US President Joe Biden after he bungled his way through an interview on Afghanistan with George Stephanopoulos of ABC. Joe Biden has earlier suffered from two brain aneurysms and a heart condition that causes dizziness and confusion.

Top cardiologists told Mainonline that both the conditions are linked to cognitive memory difficulties and confusion, as well as dementia. Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an NHS consultant, told Mailonline, ‘Just as a doctor observing him, given his medical history and age, I’m worried about early onset dementia… I would be worried about anyone exhibiting issues with recall and memory at Joe Biden’s age.’

Dr. Amit Bajaj, associate professor in speech science at Emerson University in Boston, Massachusetts, too concurred that Joe Biden could be committing more and more gaffes due to a cognitive decline due to his old age.

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Aug 23 12:57

Tucker Carlson: Biden's officials are turning on him, and it's about more than Afghanistan

Aug 23 12:53

Situation Update, August 23rd, 2021 - The END of Biden and the coming breakthrough events to RESTORE the Republic

Aug 23 12:38

Tara Reade: Biden believes he is empathetic and competent, but the Kabul fiasco has displayed his callous ineptitude to the world

I have witnessed firsthand the arrogance, incompetence and cruelty of the 46th president of these United States. Perhaps now it is on display to the world, people will realize Joe Biden is far from a kindly old man.

Like everyone else in America, and around the world, I watched the images of the airport in Kabul as people lost their lives desperately clinging to an American transport plane with horror. The American political machine’s indifference to suffering is nothing new, and I have experienced the steam roll emotionally, but it was jarring to see this brutality displayed quite so flagrantly.

Turns out the “empathy president” is not so empathetic after all, now is he?

Joe Biden is many things, but empathetic is not one of them. In America, optics for politicians are everything, and all create their image of choice. Biden wanted his image to be one of competence, dependability, and empathy, despite lacking all of these qualities (and more besides) in reality.

Aug 23 09:54

'Is Joe's Dementia Contagious?' Blinken Confuses Runaway Afghan President Ghani With Karzai - Video

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled for the UAE as the Taliban* reached the gates of Kabul on 15 August and subsequently seized the city without a fight. Ghani claimed he ran away to prevent bloodshed if the group were to attack the capital. He has vowed to return to Afghanistan in the future in order to provide "justice" for all Afghan nationals.

Just like his boss Joe Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken seems to be having trouble with getting names right. As he was speaking about the escape of Ashraf Ghani to the UAE, he recalled a phone call he had had with the Afghan president just a day before Taliban fighters reached Kabul.

But instead of saying that he'd had a conversation with the now-deposed Ghani, he mistakenly referred to his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who served as the president of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

Aug 23 09:33

Biden says evacuations from Afghanistan "hard and painful" as he considers extending August 31 withdrawal deadline

President Biden warned Sunday his administration's efforts to evacuate thousands of American citizens and Afghan allies from Kabul following the Taliban's rapid takeover of the country was going to be "hard and painful" regardless of when the mission began, as work getting people out of Afghanistan ramps up.

"Let me be clear, the evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful, no matter when it started, when we began, would have been true if we had started a month ago, or a month from now," Mr. Biden said in remarks about the ongoing chaos in Afghanistan. "There is no way to evacuate this many people without pain."

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The Taliban has already said "no" to extending the deadline.

Aug 23 09:12

Former WH Doctor Drops the Gavel on Dementia Joe with BRUTAL Diagnosis

Aug 23 08:58

Afghanistan Situation Is Jill Biden’s Fault, Fox News Host Says – ‘She Failed The Country’

“I’m sorry, as a political spouse, I can’t help but look at Jill Biden,” she added. “No one knew better his state of mind than Dr. Jill Biden.”

“And if you ask me, the most patriotic thing Jill Biden could have done was tell her husband [Joe Biden] — to love her husband and not let him run in this mental state that he’s in,” Campos-Duffy said. “I think she failed the country as well.”

Aug 23 07:23

PERSPECTIVE ON BIDEN AFGHAN DISASTER: Joe Biden Left 300 Times More Guns to Taliban than Fast and Furious Program – More than 151 Times more Potential Hostages than Iran Hostage Crisis

Joe Biden surrendered to the Taliban and now 10,000-20,000 Americans are trapped in the country behind enemy lines and unable to escape the country through the Kabul Airport

Biden also left the Taliban terrorists 600,000 weapons, 75,000 vehicles and 200 aircraft.
This is already shaping up to be the greatest humiliation in US history — just what the Democrats wanted.

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Aug 23 06:20

Biden In Denial That The Whole World Is Pissed At Him

President Joe Biden has denied concerns that his handling of the United States's troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has weakened the country's standing abroad.

"I've not seen a questioning of our credibility by our allies," Biden told reporters Friday at the White House. "The fact of the matter is, I have not seen that. Matter of fact, the exact opposite."

Biden then shifted to his rationale for the withdrawal, jumping over its botched execution, from the East Room, where he stood flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

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The mask mandates: Strike 1.

Afghanistan: Strike 2.

The coming Arizona Audit report: Strike 3.

Yerr OUTAHERE!

Aug 23 06:08

Unearthed footage shows Biden giving 'shockingly' unpatriotic speech

Aug 23 06:04

Tucker: You don't see this everyday, in fact you never see it

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host says Biden's allies in government and media are starting to turn against him.

Aug 23 05:49

WHITE HOUSE STAFF ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GET VACCINATED

Aug 23 05:18

Biden administration appears to have stockpiled military equipment for Taliban months before collapse

For months, the Biden administration was stockpiling military equipment for the Taliban before the collapse of the Afghan government. The report comes from Reuters who shares that well over a month before the Taliban’s march across the country, the Biden administration was sending military equipment to Afghanistan amid a “planned withdrawal.”

The plans of the Biden administration were not very well thought out or executed. But perhaps this was the plan all along.

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The only thing that makes sense is that Biden thinks he can goad the Taliban into attacking Iran.

Aug 23 05:17

Psaki confirms more breakthrough COVID cases in White House that were not disclosed

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday confirmed that there have been breakthrough COVID-19 cases among White House staffers that had not previously been disclosed.

Psaki, during Tuesday’s White House briefing, confirmed reports that a vaccinated White House official and a vaccinated staffer for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for coronavirus after attending the same event.

Aug 23 05:16

Biden administration not mandating COVID vaccines for White House staff, Psaki says

The Biden administration is not mandating COVID-19 vaccines for White House staff, press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

During the White House press briefing Thursday, Psaki suggested that every White House official had been offered a COVID-19 vaccine, but clarified Friday that the White House was not requiring officials to be vaccinated.

"No, we have not mandated it," Psaki responded, after being asked whether the administration was mandating White House staff receive a coronavirus vaccine.

Psaki did not provide a specific number of how many White House officials have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, but said that they are able to track the number of individuals on the president’s staff because "they are vaccinated here in the White House medical unit."

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So much for "We're all in this together!"

Aug 22 06:09

After 4 Years Of Trying To Throw Out Trump, It May Actually Be Biden Who Doesn't Finish His First Term

After 4 years of hearing every possible reason as to why former President Trump should be thrown out of office, impeached, arrested or otherwise prevented from finishing his first term as President, it’ll be President Joe Biden that doesn’t finish his first term as President. At least, that’s my prediction.

I take zero pleasure in predicting this, not only because I don’t want President Biden’s health to deteriorate, no matter how much I disagree with his policy prescriptions, but also because I found Kamala Harris to be stunningly useless as Attorney General of California, phony and dislikable as a Presidential candidate and now simply incompetent and in over her head as Vice President. A growing number of Americans, a majority of which think she is “not fit to be President”, agree with me.

Aug 22 06:01

White House Omits Macron Plea For 'Moral Responsibility' In Afghanistan; ABC Cuts 'Unflattering' Interview Segments

In the French government's readout of the conversation between the two leaders, Macron tells Biden that the US and its allies have a "moral responsibility' to ensure the safe evacuation of Afghan citizens who assisted US and European troops for the past two decades - who, along with their families, are now at great risk Taliban death squads, according to The Guardian.

"We cannot abandon them," Macron told Biden.

The White House, however, made no mention of Macron's comments about 'moral responsibility.'

"They lauded the tireless efforts of their personnel working closely together in Kabul on the evacuation of their citizens, the brave Afghans who have stood by us and our Nato partners, and other vulnerable Afghan nationals," reads a White House description of the call.

Aug 21 07:25

Trump Is Perplexed At Just How Incompetent Biden Is

Excoriating President Joe Biden's failed and "humiliating" withdrawal from Afghanistan, former President Donald Trump declared on Newsmax , "it's inconceivable that anybody could be so incompetent, stupid."

"Use any word you want to use," Trump told Wednesday's "Greg Kelly Reports." "To imagine that you take out your military before you take out your U.S. citizens, and the civilians and others that may be helping us – to even think of that, it's not something that can be believed."

Aug 21 07:22

Biden To Ensure Mask Mandates In Schools By Force

The Biden administration reportedly plans to invoke the Department of Education's civil rights enforcement arm to require the use of masks in schools, The New York Times reports.

Elected officials in several states have opted to make mask mandates illegal, warning that the decision should be left to parents and guardians despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending a return to universal masking in schools as the delta variant and vaccine hesitancy fueled a summer coronavirus spike.

In Florida, school administrators risk losing state funding if they violate a ban on mask mandates enacted by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in late July. GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will not require masks in schools, and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) announced recently that the state could not follow the CDC's updated guidance because a new state law bars schools that receive funds from requiring masks.

Aug 21 07:17

Biden Admin To help Sue Schools Who Don't Comply With Woke Rules

President Joe Biden’s deputies are offering to help children sue K-12 schools if they fail to uphold pro-transgender policies.

“We have many federal government resources for you,” said Suzanne Goldberg, acting assistant secretary for the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. “If you face discrimination or harassment at school because you are transgender, you can file a complaint with the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.”

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Aug 21 06:55

Biden and Pelosi Set to Impose Tax Hikes on Small Businesses

During his campaign, President Biden promised the American people that he would not raise taxes on small businesses. Now he is violating that promise, and next week House Democrats will vote on the framework to make the tax hikes possible.

Biden's small business tax promise was made on Feb. 20, 2020 before a national audience during a Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC:

MSNBC's Hallie Jackson: "I want to ask you about Latinos owning one out of every four new small businesses in the United States. Many of them have benefited from President Trump's tax cuts, and they may be hesitant about new taxes or regulations. Will taxes on their small businesses go up under your administration?"

Biden: "No. Taxes on small businesses won't go up."

Aug 21 06:44

Pentagon contradicts Biden MINUTES after his fumbling speech by saying Americans HAVE been attacked by the Taliban on the way to Kabul airport and al-Qaeda IS still operating in Afghanistan

Minutes after President Biden on Friday said the mission to destroy Al Qaeda in Afghanistan was a success and that he knew of no circumstances where Americans had been unable to reach Kabul airport, he was flatly contradicted by the Pentagon.

Al Qaeda remains present in Afghanistan, said Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby during a briefing, and yes, he was aware of reports of Americans being beaten by the Taliban as they tried to reach safety.

The contradiction will raise further doubt about whether Biden is in control of the White House messaging operation, let alone the chaotic effort to bring Americans home.

Aug 21 06:43

Is this man fit for office? Doctors say they would be concerned about 'anyone' with Joe Biden's symptoms at age 78 after two brain aneurysms and a heart condition - which are BOTH linked to memory problems

Questions have been raised about US President Joe Biden's cognitive wellbeing after a car crash interview over his handling of the unfolding Afghanistan crisis.

America's oldest president provided jumbled responses to questions and mixed up details about his son in an interview with ABC.

The stumbles did not make the broadcasted version but were revealed when a full transcript of the interview was published overnight.

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Aug 21 06:40

CNN’s Zeleny: Biden ‘More in Command’ Than He Has Been All Week in Afghanistan Speech

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny said on Friday on “Newsroom” that President Joe Biden was “more in command” than he has been on the chaotic withdrawal as the Taliban takeovers Afghanistan during his earlier remarks.

Co-host Victor Blackwell said, “What did you make of the tone, and did he accomplish the goal that he was set out to accomplish today?”

Zeleny said, “Victor, I think there’s no question that President Biden was more in command of this chaos in Afghanistan than we have seen him really for more than a week, publicly. He said very clearly, any American who wants to come home will be able to come home and then authorized, saying he will use any resources necessary and left the door open to the possibility of staying beyond his self-imposed deadline, and actually left several other spaces open for command decisions on the ground there.”

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Aug 21 06:40

WATCH — Biden: ‘I Have Seen No Question of Our Credibility from Our Allies Around the World’

President Joe Biden told the nation Friday that “I have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world” after the U.S. left Afghanistan in chaos.

Biden took a few questions from reporters after concluding a national address.

In response to a query from Zeke Miller of the Associated Press, Biden suggested that the U.S. had gained credibility:

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Aug 21 06:20

'How Could it be More F***ed up, More Incompetent?': Bill Maher Rips Biden Over US Afghan Pullout

President Joe Biden’s administration is facing an increasing backlash for its failure to foresee the rapid fall of the Afghan government and swift takeover of the country by the Taliban*, which have resulted in a chaotic effort to evacuate American citizens, Western nationals and Afghan allies from the war-torn country.

Bill Maher slammed the Biden administration over what a chorus of bipartisan critical voices have branded a botched military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The American comedian, actor, and host of the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher kicked off the show's panel discussion on Friday with a familiar barrage against former President Donald Trump.

Aug 21 06:04

Biden Falsely Claims The US Doesn't Have A Military Presence In Syria

President Biden falsely claimed that the US does not have a military presence in Syria when defending his decision to pull out of Afghanistan. In an interview with ABC on Wednesday night, Biden pointed to the so-called "threats in Syria and Africa.

"There’s a significantly greater threat to the United States from Syria. There’s a significantly greater threat from East Africa. There’s significant greater threat to other places in the world than it is from the mountains of Afghanistan." he said. "We don’t have military in Syria to make sure that we’re gonna be protected."

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"Look, I simply forgot we had, you know, the things in, in, in ... ummm." -- Sloppy Joe

Aug 21 05:45

Why The Wheels Are Coming Off

Why are the wheels coming off the American Project? Afghanistan is front and center in the news flow for obvious reasons, but since I have no expertise on that nation or America's role there, I am stipulating these are general comments from a systemic perspective.

By the American Project I mean 1) global hegemony in both hard and soft power and 2) American Exceptionalism, the belief that America is not just uniquely strong but uniquely right in terms of holding the high moral ground.

1. If you don't understand the problem, you can't possibly arrive at a solution. It's long been painfully obvious that U.S. presidents would be best served by their closest advisors being anthropologists with long in-country experience in whatever nation the U.S. is engaging.

Aug 21 05:43

Biden to nominate Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan

Rahm Emanuel, formerly a White House chief of staff and Chicago’s mayor, is President Joe Biden’s pick to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the White House announced Friday.

The president announced his intent to nominate two other ambassadors, as well. R. Nicholas Burns, a former member of the Foreign Service, is Biden’s choice for ambassador to China, and Michael Battle, who formerly served as the U.S. ambassador to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be the president’s nominee as ambassador to Tanzania.

Aug 21 05:35

Tucker: You don't see this everyday, in fact you never see it

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' host says Biden's allies in government and media are starting to turn against him.

Aug 21 05:34

Biden orders new sanctions against Russian-German pipeline as Merkel meets Putin in Moscow

US President Joe Biden is ordering his government to place additional sanctions against Nord Stream 2, even as Russian and German leaders are meeting in Moscow ahead of the gas pipeline’s completion.

In a letter to Congress sent on Friday, Biden argued that “certain Russian energy pipeline projects” would expand Moscow’s influence over EU energy resources and weaken “Ukraine and Eastern flank NATO and EU countries,” thereby threatening “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”

Aug 20 11:10

White House Walks Back Biden's Statement About Defending Taiwan, Says He Misspoke

A senior Biden administration official said Thursday that American policy on Taiwan has not changed despite Joe Biden appearing to suggest the United States would defend the island if it were attacked.

In an ABC Interview, Biden grouped Taiwan in with countries that the U.S. is committed to defending.

“They are…entities we’ve made agreements with based on not a civil war they’re having on that island or in South Korea, but on an agreement where they have a unity government that, in fact, is trying to keep bad guys from doing bad things to them,” Biden said.

Aug 20 10:53

ABC News Appears To Have Not Aired 900+ Words From Biden During Interview On GMA. Here They Are.

ABC News’s “Good Morning America” appears to have not aired nearly a thousand words from Democrat President Joe Biden’s interview with host George Stephanopoulos, according to a review of a transcript published by the network and a review of the footage that it aired.

The interviews comes as the administration faces an absolute debacle in Afghanistan that was precipitated by Biden’s chaotic pullout from the nation. Biden has avoided answering questions from reporters during two brief sets of remarks that he gave to the media this week and he has spent a significant portion of time during this crisis on vacation in Delaware, where his administration refuses to disclose who he meets with.

Aug 20 10:34

State Dept. internal memo warned of Afghan collapse in July: Report

An internal memo at the State Department in July warned that Kabul could collapse after the United States troop withdrawal deadline on August 31, an official and person familiar with the cable stated, according to Thursday reporting by The Wall Street Journal.

The cable was sent through the State Department’s confidential dissent channel on July 13, and warned the Afghanistan military would be unable to stop a Taliban advance. The memo alerted officials of imminent movement by the terrorist organization, and recommended several ways to alleviate the impending crisis, in addition to expediting evacuation.

Aug 20 07:50

Trump Clarifies On Hannity Why Biden Screwed Up In Afghanistan

Former President Trump on Tuesday insisted that he threatened to launch strikes against the chief Taliban negotiator's home village if insurgents failed to follow the terms of a peace agreement, as he blasted President Biden's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

'It's not the concept of leaving,' he told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.

Aug 20 07:39

Tucker: ABC news appears to edit portions that made Biden look 'unpresidential'

Aug 20 07:29

Hillary Clinton, Not Joe Biden, Is Speaking to Foreign Leaders about Afghanistan

Following Joe Biden's disastrous pull out of U.S troops in Afghanistan, which has caused a massive vacuum of power from the Taliban, it also turns out he's not even speaking to foreign leaders about the crisis, Hillary Clinton is.Biden is yet to speak with any foreign counterparts folowing the Taliban's take over of the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed.“He has not yet spoken with any other world leaders,” Sullivan said during a briefing with reporters.Sullivan noted that he and Secretary of State Antony Blinken had held regular calls with their own counterparts.

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And right after his 1PM speech on Afghanistan, Sloppy Joe is headed back to Delaware.

Aug 20 07:13

Biden heads to Delaware for R&R while chaos reigns in Afghanistan

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday restricted airspace over Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend — revealing President Biden planned to head home despite the chaotic situation in Afghanistan.

The temporary flight restrictions for “VIP movement” go into effect Friday evening and are set to last until around 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to an FAA alert issued Thursday.

The White House on Thursday night released a daily schedule confirming that Biden will travel to Wilmington around 2 pm Friday after delivering a speech on Afghanistan.

Aug 20 06:55

UK lawmakers publicly condemn Biden over ‘appalling’ Afghanistan withdrawal

Lawmakers and politicians in the United Kingdom have been criticizing President Joe Biden this week over the collapse of the NATO-backed Afghan government over the weekend.

Johnny Mercer, a Conservative party lawmaker who served as a defense minister until April, told TIME on Monday, “In my view, Biden has made an appalling mistake.”

Aug 20 06:53

Biden administration appears to have stockpiled military equipment for Taliban months before collapse

For months, the Biden administration was stockpiling military equipment for the Taliban before the collapse of the Afghan government. The report comes from Reuters who shares that well over a month before the Taliban’s march across the country, the Biden administration was sending military equipment to Afghanistan amid a “planned withdrawal.”

The plans of the Biden administration were not very well thought out or executed. But perhaps this was the plan all along.

According to Reuters, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters, “They’ll continue to see a steady drumbeat of that kind of support, going forward.”

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Does Biden really think he can goad the Taliban into invading Iran?!?

Aug 20 06:44

Kamala Harris tanking in poll as she goes to ground on Afghan withdrawal

Americans have further soured on Vice President Kamala Harris as she continues her radio silence on the chaotic and tragic withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, a new poll indicates.

According to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday, 55 percent of likely voters say the former senator from California is either “not qualified” or “not at all qualified” to assume the duties of the presidency. By contrast, 43 percent consider Harris “qualified” or “very qualified” to be commander in chief.

The same poll found in April that 49 percent of likely voters said Harris was qualified to become president, though 51 percent of voters had an “unfavorable impression” of her.

The poll was taken between Aug. 12 and Aug. 15, as the Taliban embarked on its sweeping offensive across Afghanistan that led to the collapse of that country’s Western-backed government weeks before the deadline to remove US combat forces.

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