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Pentagon investigating Afghan airport deaths

I guess they will set up a joint-investigation team with the Taliban government then?

Let's be real two seconds please, there isn't very much to investigate here except looking at the pictures and ask a few pro-forma questions to flight crew and people who were in charge of airport security back then.

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This is what happens when you … run off suddenly without warning with your tail between your legs because you're afraid of an army of guys wearing sandals driving pickup trucks.

The Russians showed us that in Afghanistan a few decades back.

And here the US is being just as much a failure as the Russians were.

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I saw an interview of a young Afghan lad who said so many people were at the airport because word had got around Kabul that anyone could get a flight anywhere in the world for free. Obviously some must genuinely fear for their lives under the Taliban but there are just a hell of a lot of chancers there too.

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Where's the President of Afghanistan?

I am sure he run away with truck load of dollars and gold from the Afghanistan central bank.

All Afghanistan Presidents are corrupted and they do not try to improve their impovernished country.

Also, American and its alliance are training Afghan soldiers and given best weapons and equipment but they throw them away when they saw Talibans coming instead of fighting. They only want the salary but not to protect their peoples or country from Taliban.

What a coward?

They think the American Army and Western Army will stay forever and protect them from Taliban.

American didn't lose war but Afghan peoples who actually lost their war for freedom to Taliban.

What a shamed?

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The Pentagon? Give me a break! Why not ask the useless EU to help?

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bass4funkToday  12:15 pm JST

The Pentagon? Give me a break! Why not ask the useless EU to help?

Might as well. Let's face it, Gabon could probably do a better job than America.

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A jet is not a train you can ride on the outside.

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What is there to investigate? We have seen he video, and there will be more videos like this, following Bidens disastrously mishandled withdrawal.

Luckily, the media are on his side and will downplay the disaster... quite a 180 degree change from last year.

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In case you've never ridden in a C-17...the only windows in the main cabin are about 6 inches in diameter and high up in the overhead of the interior of the plane. So unless the cargo doors were open, the crew had no idea what was going on outside the aircraft as it taxied for takeoff.

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Shocking footage. Also note that the vast majority of those on the runway are men. No women, families, lots of single men. Who are they leaving behind, I wonder? Much like the Afghan Army. They were not interested in defending their own women or children from the Taliban, instead they just gave up.

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Nothing mentioned about those people who were shot by the US soldiers just trying to get on the plane.

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StrangerlandAug. 18  08:12 am JST

This is what happens when you … run off suddenly without warning with your tail between your legs because you're afraid of an army of guys wearing sandals driving pickup trucks.

The Russians showed us that in Afghanistan a few decades back.

And here the US is being just as much a failure as the Russians were.

Gorbachev said that himself yeaterday. there's too many geographical, social, historical, cultural factors that led to the Soviet withdrawal in 1988. It took them 9 years to see Afghanistan was untenuable. it took America 20 years.

And don't forget, Russia was giving the Taliban bounties on US soldiers and Traitortrump the sputnik said nothing aboiut any of it. Nothing at all. It only proves just how pointless the whol.e deal had become, the warmongering American TV warriors had forgotten why we even went over there in the first place and now they're all suddenly peaceniks and pacifists. And they say they always were, denying the past. just like Vietnam.

flowersToday  01:41 am JST

Nothing mentioned about those people who were shot by the US soldiers just trying to get on the plane.

Gotta keep our wars nice and clean. We wanna make it look for the next time around, don't we? Just like the '4th of July fireworks' on TV of Desert Storm, Libya 1986, and Iraq in 1998, Lebanon and Somalia and Iraq again in 2003-11 (until it got too ugly), and Haiti in 1994 (oops, is that a machine gun firing outside the house? Black that vidcam out now!). Keep it all outta sight Undercover of the night!

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