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2021-07-08 Afghanistan
Sky News Shows Taliban Seizing Abandoned US Bases & "Treasure Trove" Of Weapons, Ammo
[ZERO] Simultaneous to global headlines spotlighting the hasty "in the middle of the night" US forces quitting Bagram airbase for good, which briefly resulted in looting as Afghan security was caught by surprise, Sky News has aired exclusive shocking footage of the Taliban seizing freshly abandoned US bases (or perhaps not-so-shocking considering the constant follies of America's longest ever war).

"The Taliban are on the march and gaining territory at an astonishing rate," the Sky News segment narratives. "They smell victory," the report says. "They want to show us the treasure trove of military riches they seized with it."
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-08 03:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [400 views ]  Top
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#1 Hostage taking of US State Department employees and contractor personnel soon to commence.

Taliban likely appeal to international courts for reparations and damages.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-08 03:13||   2021-07-08 03:13|| Front Page Top

#2 And the reason we didn’t blow that material to atoms is…..
Posted by Tyranysaurus Ulomolet3546 2021-07-08 03:59||   2021-07-08 03:59|| Front Page Top

#3 ...long delays of filing proper paper work, studies, and getting approval of the EPA?
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-07-08 06:51||   2021-07-08 06:51|| Front Page Top

#4 After 20 years, no one saw this one coming. Indications and Warnings? No, nothing whatsoever.

NBC April 2010 - Karzai to lawmakers: ‘I might join the Taliban’
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-08 07:11||   2021-07-08 07:11|| Front Page Top

#5 This outcome was inevitable from the first day they set foot in that shithole. Should have left a decade ago.

All of it, and for what?
Posted by Jiggs Trotsky5854 2021-07-08 09:48||   2021-07-08 09:48|| Front Page Top

#6 Hopefully it's lots of clapped out junk. But given what those monkeys can do with junk...
Posted by M. Murcek  2021-07-08 09:50||   2021-07-08 09:50|| Front Page Top

#7 And the reason we didn’t blow that material to atoms is…..

So we won't have to resupply them when the Chinese move in.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-08 10:15||   2021-07-08 10:15|| Front Page Top

#8 Gotta keep 'em armed for the forever wars.
Posted by DarthVader 2021-07-08 12:02||   2021-07-08 12:02|| Front Page Top

#9 'See, they are dangerous and we need that Uzbek base!'

So we won't have to resupply them when the Chinese move in.

I kind of laughed; that wrong?
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-07-08 14:15||   2021-07-08 14:15|| Front Page Top

#10 We were trucking out materiel for weeks, so one assumes that what was left behind was not the most important or was not easily moved.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-08 20:46||   2021-07-08 20:46|| Front Page Top

#11 The Taliban have a good propaganda operation. The Brits, as usual, are convinced that the Yanks are lucky, but hopeless retards with more money than sense. Maybe propaganda alone will help the Taliban win. But if it fails, they had better have supplies lined up. Because the odds and ends from the departure of US troops will need to go a long way to match the $5b a year Uncle Sam is throwing at the Afghan Army. Najibullah lasted 3 years after the Soviets left. He lost a good bit of territory at the beginning, but the lines stabilized, and the mujahideen could make no headway until Yeltsin finally cut Najibullah off. Najibullah literally ran out of gas.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2021-07-08 22:46||   2021-07-08 22:46|| Front Page Top

#12 Yeah, that's got to be the long-term plan. "We told you not to pull us out. Now the Taliban are a worse threat than ever. We're going back in, and we're going to stay for 50 years this time."

It's got a lot going for it. You're a fool if you think there's no blowback from cutting off the military-industrial complex from its profits. They can and will kill people. It's nothing to them.
Posted by Jiggs Trotsky5854 2021-07-08 23:13||   2021-07-08 23:13|| Front Page Top

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