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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:33 AM

Second blast rips through Kabul Airport. US and allied casualties...

Would saying "The wheels are coming off..." be hyperbolic?

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/afghanistan-news-taliban-refugees-08-26-21-intl/index.html

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WarGamer Aug 2021 OP
JohnSJ Aug 2021 #1
Johnny2X2X Aug 2021 #2
WarGamer Aug 2021 #6
unc70 Aug 2021 #3
WarGamer Aug 2021 #7
unc70 Aug 2021 #12
Botany Aug 2021 #4
WarGamer Aug 2021 #8
Botany Aug 2021 #11
Treefrog Aug 2021 #5
Name removed Aug 2021 #9
WarGamer Aug 2021 #10
Scrivener7 Aug 2021 #13
FloridaBlues Aug 2021 #14

Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:34 AM

1. The second blat was near the Baron Hotel

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:35 AM

2. There were 2 blasts in the initial attack

Was this a third blast?

The initial attack had a suicide bomber outside an entrance, and then another bomb went off near a hotel.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:37 AM

6. Reporting is spotty

https://www.cityam.com/afghanistan-crisis-explosion-confirmed-outside-kabul-airport/

Kirby said the first attack killed multiple US citizens and civilians.

The first explosion was reportedly caused by an ISIS suicide bomber detonating an explosive device, US officials told Politico.

The Taliban said the first blast has killed at least 13 people, including children. The Times has reported there have been no British casualties from the Abbey Gate explosion.

Over 30 people have been wounded by the Kabul airport attacks, with six dying on their way to Kabulís Emergency Hospital.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been briefed on the situation and will chair a security COBRA meeting later today.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:35 AM

3. Yes, hyperbolic

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Response to unc70 (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:38 AM

7. Think so?

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:43 AM

12. "Wheels coming off" seems over the top

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:35 AM

4. How long until "they" blame President Biden for this explosion?

n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:39 AM

8. This is 100% on that warmongering POS Shrub and his Doberman Dick.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:43 AM

11. And Rummy for letting bin Laden walk away @ Tora Bora when we 1km from him so Dick Cheney ...

... could have his war for oil in Iraq.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:37 AM

5. British media reporting at least 13 killed in first blast, including children.

 

3 US soldiers wounded.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:41 AM

10. Goodbye RWNJ Loser.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:44 AM

13. They really just don't get it. They really do blame Joe for this shit. Not their messiah, who

"made a deal" that removed most of the American presence in the country, enriched and reinforced the Taliban by releasing 5000 of them from prison, including their highest leaders, and announced the day the departure would happen thereby guaranteeing that the allied army would dissolve.

Given that total fuck-up, there was nothing that could have been done to make this seamless, though so far Joe has been getting it as close to seamless as possible. Well over 70,000 evacuated from the country in about a week. That's pretty impressive.

But the morons on the right will continue to think that the emotionally disturbed kid from Queens who demolished everything he has ever touched and who is really obviously just stupid, is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Also, note the guy was unable to even refer to Kamala without sexualizing and demeaning her. They broadcast their terror of women in every exchange.

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Response to WarGamer (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:50 AM

14. The noise machine wants us there after 31st. Don't think so.

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