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U.S. says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport

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Sometimes is hard believe this stuff because they just bomb a place and claim they killed some ISIS fighters but in fact it’s just some random guy that was unlucky to be in that area

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U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a military spokesman, had earlier said the military was investigating whether there were civilian casualties but that “we have no indications at this time.”

That's really different with what civilian in that area was saying, did he actually come and see to confirm the result?

Dina Mohammadi said her extended family resided in the building and that several of them were killed, including children.

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If I see any more hashtags in front of words I'm going to puke.

Or worse, ignore their messages, and that will definitely put an end to their pathetic wannabe 'wokeness', at least from my perspective. It's time people took communications seriously, without leaning on crutches like hashtags.

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this is a completely different interpetation than appears on other sites, the BBC for example..... better to take all 'news' with a pinch of salt

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I would have taken the intel on the so called bombers and given it to the Taliban for them to take care of.

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It seems to me the war never end. War is still going on there after even US troops evacuated as US drones attack IS everywhere.

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Usual US response.... Some super expensive, high tech missiles shot into the dessert and claim a "victory".

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An Afghan official said three children were killed in the strike.

You notice no outcry over these children? If it was Israel or a different administration doing this, it would be news for days with the usual congresspeople doing their usual whining to increase their Twitter followers.

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I hope it killed the ISIS terrorists.

Any civilian casualty is bad, my thoughts with the family.

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Don't drone me dude

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Terrorists? We'll never know, but we can be certain that another link of the chain in the unforgiving cycle of revenge has been forged. This deadly game of Afghan terrorist whack-a-mole that started with the son of Bush is far from over.

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@us reamer

Actually it started under Carter,

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Sometimes is hard believe this stuff because they just bomb a place and claim they killed some ISIS fighters but in fact it’s just some random guy that was unlucky to be in that area

Bingo.

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Must have had some good intel to intercept that threat. Well done.

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The Taliban are in control of Afghanistan, in control of access to the airport, yet the US can still use drone attacks and the airport still stays open.

It seems strange. I cannot imagine the US would launch an attack like that now and risk closure of airport access without some agreement with the Taliban. In fact one wonders what agreements have been made between the Taliban and the US in the past year and how much the US understood what the Taliban's plans were.

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This type of thing was going on all throughout the Obama administration. You kill a few terrorist, but create a dozen more.

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Actually it started under Carter,

It sure did.

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So now people are ok with children being killed to make Biden look “tough” and competent (after he already failed to protect our military)?

I’m not ok with that.

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Nah, I think it started under Millard Fillmore.

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I find it ironic now that Biden is president, there’s not a lot care anymore from the left when children are killed from our bombs. I suppose that if they reported the drone pilots weren’t wearing masks or weren’t vaccinated comments would be different.

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Drones that replace humans in a lost war to assassinate innocent civilians and wash their hands justifying the collateral damage to bring a little "democracy" to the world. In the best US style.

So now people are ok with children being killed to make Biden look “tough” and competent (after he already failed to protect our military)?

People in US always are ok with children being killed to make any US president look "tough" and competent..

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So can you share your thoughts on this drone attack that killed children?

good? Bad? Necessary?

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So now people are ok with children being killed to make Biden look “tough” and competent

The actual aim was to prevent further terror attacks, that could potentially kill way more people.

(after he already failed to protect our military)?

Youve got it backward. The role of the president is not to "protect our military." Protection is the military's job.

If that were not the case, you'd have to ask what George W. Bush did to "protect the military" when he decided to wage a war of attrition with no exit plan in the world's most dangerous country .

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This is a spectacle of shame for western governments and the global community as a whole.

When the withdrawal is complete what will be left behind for Afghanistan is a humanitarian catastrophe, that scale is yet to be fully understood.

Economic Crisis Looms for Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule

https://www.voanews.com/us-afghanistan-troop-withdrawal/economic-crisis-looms-afghanistan-under-taliban-rule

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So now people are ok with children being killed to make Biden look “tough” and competent (after he already failed to protect our military)?I’m not ok with that.

20yrs of the republican war in Afghanistan and all of a sudden republican's are concerned about collateral damage!?

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CNN new did report 6 children are killed during the strike at ISIS.

Their life are not important as they are not American and are collateral damage.

US should be charge with war crime period.

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Normally, I would not doubt this kind of news, but with this Administration's short track record, it seems something was hit by a drone strike, but that is all that is known.

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20yrs of the republican war in Afghanistan and all of a sudden republican's are concerned about collateral damage!?

Don't forget to re-do your math, out of 20 years, eight of these years were under Obama, he could have stopped the war and he didn't. Biden didn't have to sign on to the war in Afghanistan, but he did. Dems have as much responsibility as the right for getting us into this

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The role of the president is not to "protect our military."

sure it is. You dont put the Taliban in charge of security and expect our military to just be sitting ducks. We had another air base that was secure, this President abandoned it, along with weapons, aircraft, vehicles, drones and even piles of money.

thats a failure as Commander in Chief to willingly put our military members into such a situation that we have to count on terrorists to protect us.

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Biden ordered drone strikes in order to appear forceful in the aftermath of the airport bombings and the debacle of an evacuation.

All that he has done is attempt to mask his incompetence with further incompetence.

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It was Trump who handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban with his Doha agreement. It was Trump who gave the Afghan forces all of the military hardware and $80 billion. It was Trump who released 5,000 fighter including ISIS and the release from the Pakistan prison of the Taliban leader. It was Trump who reduced the troop level to 2,500.

The exit plan, if there was one was handled very badly and cost 13 American lives. 160 Afghans. Should have increased the troop numbers and held onto Bagram airfield and use that for the exit planes. I believe it was a general who decided to abandon the Bagram airfield.

The Afghanistan war started with Bush, continued with Obama and Trump and end by Biden. The cost was $2 trillion but because it won't be paid off until 2050 with interest, it becomes $7.5 trillion.

Hopefully not all the gains made over the past 20 years will now be lost under Taliban rule. Before there were no mobile networks and the young people are much more affair of world affairs than before. The Taliban won't be able to rule with an irn rod like previously.

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Reports are coming through that Biden droned a family of nine. MSM is running cover for him but hopefully the truth is coming out.

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It was Trump who handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban with his Doha agreement. It was Trump who gave the Afghan forces all of the military hardware and $80 billion. It was Trump who released 5,000 fighter including ISIS and the release from the Pakistan prison of the Taliban leader. It was Trump who reduced the troop level to 2,500.

Lots of whoppers scatterred in there but refuting the spurious claims doesnt seem to register with some people.

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Disgusting. The US are the terrorists.

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The danger is that Afghanistan, under the rule of the ISIS lite Taliban, the country will return, succumb, or worse generate an even more toxic form of Islamic fundamentalist extremism, a haven for the twenty first century Jihadist.

Of course with the benefit of hindsight there will always be a time to reflect, whether that's pointing the finger at every President, and there's ever grown list.

The reality is what will the future hold?

A future that could bring the Jihadist terrorist right to our front doors, streets.

Lets be frank if the best USA has to offer is politically is Joe Biden, or Donald Trump, Kamila Harris, then we are all up poo creek without a paddle.

I believe we should stand and fight for the freedoms we sincerely hold dearly but have foolishly taken for granted, and accept governments cannot negotiate with terrorists.

There never was a deal to be made.

It is appeasement.

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US airstrike hits bomber vehicle posing ‘imminent threat’ to Kabul airport - Pentagon :

After the hasty ill-planned exit fiasco, US has returned to eliminate via missiles alleged suicide bombers at Kabul with intense ferocity.

Is this an intentional revenge or what? More..?

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The right wing cancel culture is in strong force tonight!

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U.S. says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport

So they killed the suicide bombers post-mortem? Brilliant, just brilliant. The new regime in Washington is so inventive.

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Strangerland

The right wing cancel culture is in strong force tonight!

Cancel culture is entirely an endevour of the current "left". Seems you got your terminology mixed up.

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itsonlyrocknroll

This is a spectacle of shame for western governments and the global community as a whole.

Well, at least the CCP is gloating about Bidens show of incompetence and indecision in Afghanistan. Editorial in the Global Times, the CCP mouthpiece:

"From what happened in Afghanistan, those in Taiwan should perceive that one a war breaks out in the Straits, the island's defense will collapse in hours and US military will not come to help. As a result, the DPP will quickly surrender."

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Don't forget to re-do your math, out of 20 years, eight of these years were under Obama, he could have stopped the war and he didn't. Biden didn't have to sign on to the war in Afghanistan, but he did. Dems have as much responsibility as the right for getting us into this

oh please repubs conveniently forget it was Trump surrender agreement with the Taliban that he blackmailed the Afghan government to release 5000 taliban prisoners', one of whom is now the Taliban leader that controls the country. Trumps agreement was meant to go into effect in 2021 April. This is fact

now MAGAs can say but Trump changed his mind, well how do you get those 5000 Taliban back into prision!? Sorry Trump had already committed he is just as much to blame as Biden

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Biden didn't have to sign on to the war in Afghanistan, but he did. 

In 2001, every single member of the House and Senate voted for war in Afghanistan. Except one. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, yes GOP is just as much to blame as the Dems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAQHI4ofQwc

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bass4funkToday  08:30 am JST

Sometimes is hard believe this stuff because they just bomb a place and claim they killed some ISIS fighters but in fact it’s just some random guy that was unlucky to be in that area

Bingo.

It was painful when right wing Americans turned their allegiance to Russia, it is extremely hurtful when these same people support the ISIS.

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bass4funkToday  08:30 am JST

Sometimes is hard believe this stuff because they just bomb a place and claim they killed some ISIS fighters but in fact it’s just some random guy that was unlucky to be in that area

Bingo.

There is a lot in common better American right wing and ISIS.

Bigotry

Misogyny

Love of guns

love of violence

Not a surprise they are drawn to each other.

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Well. Zaphod

Michael Corleone : Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind

The munition abandoned will arm the Taliban for years to come.

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