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2021-08-01 Afghanistan
US lawmaker calls plan to evacuate 'allies' from Afghanistan 'complete disaster'
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Posted by Fred 2021-08-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [144 views ]  Top
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#1 Another clue that your perfumed bureaucrats are just politicians in uniforms. They can't improvise on the spot.

Flash back to 1945, Monty crosses the Rhine in a big production code named operation months in the planning on 23 March 1945.

Meanwhile south of there at a German town of Remagen, the Americans 9th Division quick advance through the lower Rhine found an intact bridge spanning the Rhine. They didn't hesitate to draw up a plan, set aside resources, and orchestrate something organized. They adapted, improvise, and immediately seized the bridge on 7 March 1945. No Powerpoint slides were produced in the process.

We've become the hidebound Austrian Hofkriegsrat (who's bureaucratic structure and execution made Napoleon's campaigns so much easier).
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-08-01 07:35||   2021-08-01 07:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Yet another chapter in the book entitled Beltway Betrayal. Chartering Swiss Air jets to shuffle illegals throughout the US has priority.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-08-01 07:49||   2021-08-01 07:49|| Front Page Top

#3 By now nearly everyone has forgotten that the USA had no plan to evacuate Cubans if the Bay of Pigs operation failed.
Posted by Gerthudion Whomoper3485 2021-08-01 09:25||   2021-08-01 09:25|| Front Page Top

#4 If we had so many allies there, why did our non-allies force us out?
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-08-01 09:52||   2021-08-01 09:52|| Front Page Top

#5 These people stood up and fought shoulder and shoulder to [US forces]

So they aren't really just sunnis but combat trained too? Wow.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-08-01 10:14||   2021-08-01 10:14|| Front Page Top

#6 Disaster, you say? Effecting whom? Resulting in what damages? Be specific.
Posted by magpie 2021-08-01 13:39||   2021-08-01 13:39|| Front Page Top

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