Tension in the Middle East
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February 9th, 2022
Taliban-in-Afghanistan-celebrate
A new report from U.S. Senate Republicans estimates that the Biden administration left hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans behind in Afghanistan.
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January 10th, 2022
Muslims pour barrels of liquor into Kabul cannal
The radical elements in Taliban, which took over Afghanistan in just a matter of days after Joe Biden abruptly pulled American military forces out, leaving behind both Americans and billions of dollars in war machinery, now has raised the level of enforcement of Shariah, the punitive Islamic religious law.
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August 27th, 2021
Smoke from bomb near Kabul ariport
By: The Editorial Board – wsj.com – August 27, 2021 The jihadist attack on Kabul airport that everyone feared finally happened on Thursday, killing 13 American soldiers and wounding 15, as well as killing at least 90 Afghans and wounding dozens more. The suicide bomber is responsible for the deaths. President Biden spoke for the country Thursday in his expression...
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August 25th, 2021
By: John Hudson – washingtonpost.com – August 25, 2021 CIA Director William J. Burns held a secret meeting Monday in Kabul with the Taliban’s de facto leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in the highest-level face-to-face encounter between the Taliban and the Biden administration since the militants seized the Afghan capital, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter who spoke on...
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August 23rd, 2021
Lucas Kunce, Sangin Afghanistan
What we are seeing in Afghanistan right now shouldn’t shock you. It only seems that way because our institutions are steeped in systematic dishonesty. It doesn’t require a dissertation to explain what you’re seeing.
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August 23rd, 2021
Doha Qatar - Taliban Negotiators
For 20 years, some of us have been countering that you can’t defeat the enemy without understanding that they are the enemy, and what they believe.
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August 19th, 2021
Biden - Covid press conference
The American-nurtured Afghan military of the last 20 years that had suffered thousands of prior casualties evaporated in a few hours in the encirclement of Kabul.
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August 19th, 2021
Sec Def Lloyd-Austin
There are an estimated 10,000–15,000 Americans in Afghanistan now who need to be evacuated as the Taliban seize control of the country.
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August 19th, 2021
Taliban with sub-machine gun mounted in pick-up
The Taliban seized dozens of aircraft and thousands of weapons, vehicles and high-tech equipment in Afghanistan that was funded by the U.S. government.
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August 18th, 2021
Crowds across from Kabul Airport
By: Sune Engel Rasmussen – wsj.com – August 18, 2021 The first major Afghan city fell on Aug. 9. The last one, Kabul, capitulated just six days later. The offensive that returned the Taliban to power 20 years after they were ousted by a U.S.-led coalition seemed dizzyingly fast. In reality, the Taliban’s road to victory winds back many years....
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