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Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 26, 2021 05:04PM
Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths
[apnews.com]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite a deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He also promised to avenge the deaths, declaring to the extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

Speaking with emotion from the White House, Biden said the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate was to blame for the attacks that killed 12 American service members and many more Afghan civilians. He said there was no evidence they colluded with the Taliban, who now control the country.

“We have some reason to believe we know who they are,” he said of the bombers and gunmen involved. “Not certain.”

As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghans are still struggling to get out of Kabul.

Biden was briefed on the attacks, which also killed dozens of Afghans and came 12 days into the rushed evacuation and five days before its scheduled completion. Some Republicans argued to extend the evacuation beyond next Tuesday’s deadline.

The U.S. general overseeing the evacuation, Gen. Frank McKenzie, said after the attacks, “If we can find who is associated with this, we will go after them.” He said it would be a mistake for the United States to call an early end to the evacuation, despite the risks.
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: August 26, 2021 05:17PM
Sounds like he's saying it's time to declare war on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 26, 2021 05:49PM
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S. Pupp
Sounds like he's saying it's time to declare war on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Right? Reading that, I flashed back to Bush II's televised address the night after 9/11. STRONG deja vu.



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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 26, 2021 06:09PM
And wouldn't they just love that?

I can foresee a lot of drone strikes.
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 26, 2021 06:42PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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S. Pupp
Sounds like he's saying it's time to declare war on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Right? Reading that, I flashed back to Bush II's televised address the night after 9/11. STRONG deja vu.

Not on the Taliban but on the Islamic State (ISIL).



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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 26, 2021 07:13PM
Making America fight back and come after them is always the jihadi motivation there’s an entire book on how to do it called The Management of Savagery. Osama bin Laden explicitly explained it as part of 9-11. Hit them they overreact and we bleed them.
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 26, 2021 07:23PM
“ What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attacks “


[www.npr.org]
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 26, 2021 08:01PM
A drone strike or two, then move on (and out). ISIS-K will be a useful foil to keep the Taliban busy, assuming they remain in opposition, and the Taliban will keep ISIS-K busy in turn.
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 26, 2021 09:34PM
Think he's referring to an ISIS confrontation. Taliban are now the good guys again …
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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: Sam3
Date: August 27, 2021 04:31AM
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bfd
Think he's referring to an ISIS confrontation. Taliban are now the good guys again …

Talk about strange bedfellows, the possibility of the US and Taliban working together against ISIS-K.



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Re: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths-AP
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 27, 2021 06:16AM
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Think he's referring to an ISIS confrontation. Taliban are now the good guys again …

Talk about strange bedfellows, the possibility of the US and Taliban working together against ISIS-K.

I bet a Tailban guard closed his eyes a nod let the bomber thru.
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