Honoring sacrifice

Honoring sacrifice

By James Poplar

My wife and I recently canceled a “bucket list” trip that has been planned for several years due to the ongoing pandemic and heightened terrorism alert in France. Paris was the destination of choice for her, the beaches at Normandy for me.

Ever since watching the movie The Longest Day as a child in 1962 I have had a yearning to someday visit the beaches at Normandy which were the site of the D-Day invasion on 6 June 1944.  Codenamed Operation Neptune, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France  and laid the foundations of the ultimate Allied victory over the evil of Nazi Germany.

Allied casualties on the first day alone have been documented at least 10,000 with 4,414 confirmed dead. Many of those are interred at the cemeteries surrounding the beachhead. In addition, to physical casualties many of the participants suffered from debilitating mental anguish called “battle fatigue,” known now as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

As child I marveled at the airborne assaults by both parachute and gliders and the heroics displayed by many young men not much older than me who willingly sacrificed their own lives so that  others may live in freedom. As I have become older and as a result of service in uniform, I have seen at first-hand the horror of armed conflict. I have a much deeper appreciation for the sacrifices that were made on the day when the very future of democracy was at stake.

Since the founding of this nation in 1776, we have had a total of 2,852,901 plus men and women casualties to include deaths, those wounded in action, and those who are missing — a major toll to pay for the price of freedom we enjoy today. Along with those who have died in conflicts of the past there are those today who suffer from PTSD and other disorders.  All as a result of our recent “War on Terrorism.”

We recently paid tribute to Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss as his body proceeded in Virginia up Interstate 81 to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. Unfortunately, he and twelve other Sailors and Marines were senselessly murdered at Kabul, Afghanistan. Their loss could have been easily prevented had it not been for the ineptitude and incompetence of the Biden administration.

Along with our freedom we have a debt to those who perished and suffered, and that debt is to ensure that we as citizens in a representative democracy vote on the issues and candidates of our own choosing. Yet many in America may believe their vote does not really count or matter.   Recent false allegations by members of the Democratic Party  of  “voter suppression” and “Jim Crow” are merely a veiled attempt to dissuade some from going to the polls to exercise their constitutional rights

As Thomas Jefferson stated “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Through their sacrifice, please vote and remember the fallen who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today. Honor them and ensure that their sacrifice was not made in vain.


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10 Times as Many Refugees to U.S. Next Year

Joe Biden Plans Bringing 10 Times as Many Refugees to U.S. Next Year

Hundreds of people gather in front of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer's Brooklyn apartment to protest the migrant detention facilities on July 02, 2019 in New York City. Across the country tens of thousands of people are gathering for "Close the Camps' protests to voice their anger at the Trump administration's …
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President Joe Biden is planning to bring to the United States in Fiscal Year 2022 about 10 times as many refugees as he will have brought this year, the State Department confirmed on Monday.

In May, Biden announced he would raise the refugee resettlement cap to 62,500 refugees for Fiscal Year 2021 — more than four times the cap that former President Trump imposed for the year at about 15,000 refugees.

For Fiscal Year 2022, which begins October 1, Biden will set the cap at 125,000 refugees who can be resettled across the U.S. over the subsequent 12 months, a State Department notice to Congress confirmed. The data projects that the Biden administration will have brought about 12,500 refugees to the U.S. by the end of Fiscal Year 2021.

The cap is merely a numerical limit and not a goal for the State Department to reach.

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Specifically, the State Department will allocate the most refugee spots for Africans and foreign nationals from East and South Asia. About 10,000 spots will go to Europeans and foreign nationals in Central Asia, while 15,000 spots will be allocated to Latin Americans and those in the Caribbean.

In addition to increasing refugee resettlement, Biden rescinded an order that allowed states and localities to decide whether they wanted refugee resettlement in their communities. The order, signed by Trump, gave Americans veto power over the program that they, for decades, have been shut out of.

Over the last 20 years, nearly one million refugees have been resettled in the country. This is a number more than double that of residents living in Miami, Florida, and would be the equivalent of annually adding the population of Pensacola, Florida, to the country.

Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to research, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.


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Biden’s Proposed Tax on Oil

Analysis: Biden’s Proposed Tax on Oil, Natural Gas Will Cost Economy $9.1B, 90,000 Lost Jobs

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President Joe Biden’s proposal to tax the oil and gas industries in the reconciliation bill would be costly to both the economy and in terms of job loss, an analysis by the American Petroleum Institute’s Energy Citizens initiative found.

“If implemented, the new tax could cost American jobs, increase costs for U.S. natural gas and oil, and outsource energy production – often to adversarial nations with less stringent environmental records,” the announcement of the analysis said.

The analysis found that the tax proposal would result in $9.1 billion in direct costs to the economy and could mean the loss of 90,000 American jobs.

GARDEN CITY, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Flared natural gas is burned off at Apache Corporations operations at the Deadwood natural gas plant in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Garden City, Texas. Apache sends an estimated 50-52 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to this plant. As crude oil prices have fallen nearly 60 percent globally, many American communities that became dependent on oil revenue are preparing for hard times. Texas, which benefited from hydraulic fracturing and the shale drilling revolution, tripled its production of oil in the last five years. The Texan economy saw hundreds of billions of dollars come into the state before the global plunge in prices. Across the state drilling budgets are being slashed and companies are notifying workers of upcoming layoffs. According to federal labor statistics, around 300,000 people work in the Texas oil and gas industry, 50 percent more than four years ago. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Flared natural gas is burned off at Apache Corporations operations at the Deadwood natural gas plant in the Permian Basin. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images).

To put those figures in perspective, the analysis said “all the Solar Panel Installer & Wind Turbine Service Technician jobs in America (17,350) amount to just 19 percent of the potential job losses resulting from the natural gas tax.”

“As inflation drove prices higher on most U.S. consumer goods, including gasoline, the Biden administration became so concerned last month that it turned to OPEC and Russia to plead for an increase in oil production,” an email from API said, adding that the president’s request was rejected.

“President Biden and Democratic Congressional leaders are now pushing for regulations that’d make it more costly to operate the industry powering America’s economic recovery,” the press release pushing back on the tax said.

The analysis said Biden’s proposed tax “would likely increase the cost of oil production in America, which could make gasoline more expensive for consumers. About one half of the natural gas and oil industry’s methane emissions were related to oil production according to The International Energy Agency.”

“Given natural gas and oil’s role in powering the majority of energy in the U.S., the fallout from the new natural gas tax could ripple throughout the American economy and the public already being squeezed by inflation,” the release said.

The National Taxpayers Union also weighed in on the proposed tax.

“Among the most troubling provisions in this legislation are slush funds that could artificially manipulate the cost of certain forms of energy relative to others,” the Union said.

The agriculture sector, for example, is the largest source of methane emissions but is excluded from the proposed tax.

“In fact, the sources responsible for 70% of U.S. methane emissions are excluded,” the analysis said.

The API analysis also noted that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is already working on new regulations addressing methane emissions so Biden’s tax plan may also be duplicative.


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Muslim Gunmen Open Fire on Christians

Muslim Gunmen Open Fire on Christians in Pakistan, Wounding Six

Christians devotees attend an Easter mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore on April 4, 2021.  (Photo by Arif ALI / AFP) (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)
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According to one version of the incident, the assault originated in a dispute between a Christian named Asghar Masih and a Muslim called Dilshad Dogar, although other reports deny that this was the motive.

In the afternoon of September 6, Dogar reportedly approached Asghar’s house along with several armed young Muslims. Not finding Asghar at home the gunmen began firing at the church building and then opened fire on Christians’ houses.

The gunfire wounded five Christian women, one of whom was pregnant, as well as one man, Asif Masih, who was shot in both legs when returning home from work.


The Barnabas Fund noted that three of the six victims are in a critical condition.

“When I was telling my kids to get inside, I saw a group of heavily armed men firing indiscriminately at a church located on the street,” Masih told Morningstar News. “They then trained their weapons on the homes of neighboring Christians and fired volleys of bullets at them.”

“I barely managed to drag myself into my house and locked the gate, but they did not stop firing,” Masih said. “I could hear them shouting that they would not spare Christians living in the area and would also burn down our church.”

“One of the injured women is six months pregnant,” he added. “She was hit in the leg by one of the several bullets fired at their gate, but fortunately her family members were able to secure her inside.”

Local police arrived at the scene hours after the incident but eventually arrested ten suspects, including Dilshad Dogar, Butt Gas Wala, and Chand Khencha, who are being charged with attempted murder and rioting with use of deadly weapons.

Pakistan stood at number 5 on the 2021 World Watch List, an index of Christian persecution in countries around the world, compiled by the Christian aid organization Open Doors.

Pakistani Christians shout slogans in protest against the killing of Christian couple, in Islamabad on November 5, 2014. An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM (Photo credit should read FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani Christians shout slogans in protest against the killing of Christian couple in Islamabad on November 5, 2014. An enraged Muslim mob beat a Christian couple to death in Pakistan and burnt their bodies in the brick kiln where they worked for allegedly desecrating a Koran, police said. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

“Christians in Pakistan face extreme persecution in every area of their lives, with converts from Islam facing the highest levels,” Open Doors declared, and “all Christians are considered second-class citizens, inferior to Muslims.”

“Increasingly, Christian girls are at risk of abduction and rape, often forced to marry their attackers and coerced into converting to Islam,” the group said.

Open Doors also noted that “Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws are used to target Christians, and Islamic extremist groups vehemently ‘defend’ these laws, including attacking or killing those believed to have contravened them.”


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Bombshell Report About Lab Funding

Nolte: CNNLOL Ignores Bombshell Report About Lab Funding in Interview with Anthony Fauci

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 26: From left: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Dr. Diana Bianchi, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talk after a Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and …
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CNN, a far-left propaganda outlet that encourages violence against Trump supporters, obtained an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci and — just as everyone would expect from this crooked outlet — didn’t ask about a bombshell report that could very well get him in some perjury trouble with the U.S. Senate.

For those wondering why, during a month of huge news — Afghanistan, hurricanes, etc. — this garbage pile of a news outlet still can’t average even a measly million primetime viewers, this is why. Over at CNNLOL, it’s all propaganda all the time. No information. No news. Just 24/7 lies and propaganda and fake news and conspiracy theories.

On Tuesday, The Intercept released a bombshell report that claims the “U.S. government contributed funding to controversial gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.”

Under oath, and on more than one occasion, Fauci has claimed the U.S. government did no such thing. Well, these 900 pages of unreleased information found through the Freedom of Information Act by the Intercept are further proof Fauci might very well be lying:

The bat coronavirus grant provided the EcoHealth Alliance with a total of $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used in part to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Even before the pandemic, many scientists were concerned about the potential dangers associated with such experiments.

The grant proposal acknowledges some of those dangers: “Fieldwork involves the highest risk of exposure to SARS or other CoVs, while working in caves with high bat density overhead and the potential for fecal dust to be inhaled.”

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the origin of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the origin of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)

The Intercept report was released before Fauci’s CNNLOL appearance, which means CNNLOL had a real opportunity to make news. But because CNNLOL is not a news outlet, CNNLOL not only ignored the bombshell report, CNNLOL asked Fauci to attack Republicans, which the fascist serial liar Fauci was more than happy to do:

CNNLOL: The trouble is, as you know, politics still trump the science, right? You listen, for an instance, to the governor of Florida, one of the states, of course, that has banned mask mandates. The way he described vaccinations was really remarkable and, again, defies the science.

FASCIST SERIAL LIAR FAUCI: If he feels that vaccines are not important for people, that they’re just important for some people, that’s completely incorrect. Vaccination, Jim, has been the solution to every major public health issue.

Naturally, this attack on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was based on half-truths and taking him out of context — the usual-usual — but you already knew that because we’re talking about CNNLOL.

Is it any wonder why tens of millions of Americans are suspicious of the coronavirus vaccine, why they don’t trust those selling the vaccine — like the media and Fauci and a government that told us for 20 years we were winning the war in Afghanistan, like a medical establishment that says Black Lives Matter gatherings are safe but Trump rallies are not.


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Biden Must Be Impeached

President Biden Must Be Impeached

By Barry Shaw

Joe Biden should not be allowed to resign to escape punishment for he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. He must be impeached.

Even American allies agree.

In the British Parliament, Tom Tugendhat, MP and decorated former British officer who fought in Afghanistan, said, “This week has torn open old wounds. We have demonstrated that we, the West, abandoned our allies.” Hinting at Biden, he added, “We cannot rely on a single leader.”

Colonel Richard Kemp, former Commander of UK Forces in Afghanistan alongside local Afghan forces, insists that Biden, as Commander in Chief, should be court-marshaled, the military version of an indictment.

Add treason to the charges of a necessary impeachment.

Biden threatened, in the depth of his self-induced chaos, “Any attack on our forces or disruption of our operations at the airport will be met with a swift and forceful response.”

When his warning was answered with a suicide bombing outside the gates of the airport that left 13 US servicemen and women, and an estimated 170 Afghanis, dead, plus tens of other American soldiers badly maimed, Biden abandoned his commitment to remain until every American in Afghanistan was home.

Instead, he cut and ran, keeping to a self-imposed arbitrary deadline. The American President deserted his countrymen and women, leaving them to their fate in enemy territory.

The death of those outside the Kabul Airport’s perimeter was preventable. The Taliban had offered America full control over Kabul until August 31. Biden refused. This negligent act gave Kabul to the Taliban and, with it, full control of the city including all the access roads to the perimeter fence of the commercial airport.

As Commander in Chief, Biden is solely responsible for this asinine decision and everything that resulted from it.

Biden claims his military commanders told him to abandon Bagram Airport. General Mark Milley denied this, stating from the Pentagon that his instructions were to protect the US Embassy in Kabul and control the capital airport for imminent troop withdrawal. The limited forces at his disposal did not allow him to protect the embassy, the airport, and Bagram.

Biden said nobody predicted the chaos. Not true. A State Department memo in mid-July warned of Kabul’s collapse. Additionally, the transcript of Biden’s conversation with Afghan President Ghani shows Ghani warning Biden that Afghanistan’s collapse was imminent collapse if US forces made a hurried, unconditional exit.

Biden told the American people and the world that Kabul and its airport were safe, and Americans and their allies would be protected. In the end, none of that was true.

On August 18, Biden appeared on the “Good Morning America” TV show and said, in a clear voice, “If there are American citizens left, we’re going to stay and get them all out.”

That was another lie.

Any doubts that the Biden Administration had utterly deserted Americans were removed when Ron Klain, Biden’s White House Chief of Staff, said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ program in early September that the administration was “hopeful” that Americans may be able to get seats on departing Qatari flights out of Kabul. “We’re obviously going to look to see if Americans can be part of those flights.”

Now, trapped Americans must depend on other countries such as Qatar, to get them out of Afghanistan. That is unless the Taliban, Al Qaeda, or ISIS, don’t get to them first. After all, the Biden State Department, led by the feckless Anthony Blinken, admits giving the Taliban the biometric details of all Americans and their allies left behind in the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan.

On TV, Blinken begged the Taliban to accept his ransom money and allow Americans to leave. He knows they are in danger. On August 31, this was the travel advisory that Blinken’s State Department gave to trapped American citizens: “Make contingency plans to leave when it is safe to do so that do not rely on US government assistance.

This is the ultimate US Government betrayal of American citizens abroad. This is treason by the Commander in Chief who once admitted that the buck stops with him.

Instead of taking responsibility, Biden became a Taliban spokesman when he spoke to the nation on August 31, the last day, saying, “The Taliban made a public commitment broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave including those who worked alongside Americans.”

That was a lie. We already know some of the things the Taliban is doing.

Human Rights Watch reported that the Taliban had taken 44 people from their homes in the towns of Spin Boldak, Kandahar, and executed them. All 44 had received amnesty from the Taliban. How many others have been exposed and murdered?

The most sacred American promise is to leave no one behind. Biden broke that oath and that is the ultimate reason to impeach, indict, and sentence him.

Biden must also be impeached for threatening American national security.

Former Defense Secretary under President Obama, Leon Panetta, said “There is no question that our national security has been threatened by what has happened. Afghanistan will become a safe haven for Al Qaeda, ISIS and for other terrorists to be able to reorganize and strengthen themselves again and potentially use Afghanistan as a base for attacking not just the United States but other countries as well.”

As Steve Hilton said on his ‘Next Revolution’ program, “Biden has betrayed his allies, broken his sacred trust, brought shame and humiliation on the presidency and on America. But our contempt for this despicable man is not enough. He must be held accountable. Biden must be impeached.”

If impeached, Biden can bring evidence implicating others, Generals Milley and Austin in particular.

Perhaps in a Special Counsel investigation, we’ll learn that Susan Rice and her West Exec Advisor executives, Anthony Blinken and Avril Haines dictated Biden’s decisions. They were intimately involved in the Benghazi disaster when an ambassador was brutally murdered and his security team members killed.

Finally, if it was legitimate to impeach President Trump over a phone call to the Ukrainian President, it is equally legitimate to impeach President Biden over his phone call to President Ghani in which, according to the official transcript, Biden pressured Ghani to lie about the dangerous circumstances that Afghan was in at the time of his July call. That was a clearly impeachable offense.

There are increasing calls for a 9/11-type Commission on the Afghan withdrawal. This may precede a formal Special Counsel investigation but, whether impeachment comes first or later, the Commander in Chief should step down pending the outcome of such a tribunal.

Biden has left the world more dangerous, which is not an American-only issue. America’s allies demand legal clarity as a prelude to effective action preventing Afghanistan from exploding in our capitals and America’s major cities.

The man who didn’t want to target Osama Bin Laden in 2011 sacrificed US soldiers in 2021. Biden surrendered Americans and an air force base with $83B of the finest military equipment to the terrorists who protected Bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the ones who flew planes into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in 2001.

The next generation of jihadi terrorists may now be in America, rushed there on planes that should have carried the American citizens who were frantically waving their passports through the closed gates of Kabul Airport, with the State Department ordering we ignore them. Unverified single, Afghan men took their places.

It is vital that we act against Biden now and get the truth before the next 9/11.


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U.S. veteran Republican lawmakers

U.S. veteran Republican lawmakers release powerful message to Afghan war vets and their families

A new video has been released by the Republican National Committee (RNC), delivering a poignant message to veterans of the war in Afghanistan and their families.

The video addresses many concerns and issues that have cropped up from President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal. In the video, multiple US veterans that are now serving in Congress give their personal feelings about the end of the war in Afghanistan. The lynchpin of the video’s message is a statement from Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX; Navy Rear Admiral, Ret.):

“Their sacrifice was not in vain. It wasn’t, okay? It kept this country safe for 20 years. And it’s because we’ve had brave people that have been willing to give their life and limb over there in Afghanistan. Thank you to all the brave men and women that served over there.”

Another key point is brought up by Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL; Army National Guard Colonel), addressing the feelings of hurt, betrayal, and soul searching being undertaken by many veterans right now in the wake of the humiliating retreat from Afghanistan:

“I am in a very unhealthy mix of betrayal, grief, and rage right now. And those feelings are understandable. But I want them to hear me loud and clear. Veterans, Gold Star families, victims of 9/11, their sacrifices were not in vain. A whole generation of Americans have grown up, not worried about planes flying into buildings, not worried about suicide bombers on school buses, they’ve grown up in safety, and that sacrifice was worth it. But if you’re struggling, if you’re struggling with all of this, please call somebody. There are hotlines out there, use them, you’re not alone.”

Representative Jake Ellzey (R-TX; Navy Commander, Ret.) also spoke to America’s Gold Star families, those who have lost a family member in service to the United States military, and spoke to the anguish that they are going through.

“The message to the Gold Star families, those who have lost loved ones, those who have been wounded, and their families. We did our jobs. We did our jobs for 20 years,” Ellzey said.

“The only thing that you can say is be proud of the job that you did. This is not political. This is personal. And it’s about Americans. It’s personal for those of us who have served there. And it’s personal for everybody who knows somebody who has to.”

The GOP released the video via Twitter:

The video is part one of a series being put out by the RNC that focuses on dialogue with veterans of the war in Afghanistan. The issue continues to be a lightning rod for criticism of President Biden and his administration, including but hardly limited to such issues as American citizens stranded in Afghanistan, abandoned allies such as interpreters and other collaborators all left to the tender mercies of the Taliban, and the overall perception of a humiliating loss of American prestige and standing in the world.

As President Biden appears to shirk responsibility, shift blame, and refuse to address questions on these topics, it stands to reason that the Republicans will make maximum use of the debacle in next year’s elections.


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Biden Admin Resignations

130 Retired Generals, Admirals Call for Biden Admin Resignations over Fatally Botched Afghanistan Exit

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley talk before the start of the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on "A Review of the FY2022 Department of Defense Budget Request' on June 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. …
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This week alone, the number demanding resignations jumped from 90 to 130. They detailed their plea in an open letter published by Flag Officers 4 America, which argues that the principal military advisors should have “recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms.”

In this handout photo provided by the White House, President Joe Biden meets with his national security team for an operational update on the situation in Afghanistan on August 22, 2021 at the White House in Washington, DC. The President was joined by Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R), Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (3rd L), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley (4th L), National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (2nd L), DNI Avril Haines, CIA Director William J. Burns, and other senior officials. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)

“If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign,” the letter states, asserting they should have resigned “in protest” if they did, in fact, “do everything within their ability to persuade the CINC/President to not hastily exit the country without ensuring the safety of our citizens and Afghans loyal to America.”

The letter continued:

The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban at this time. The death and torture of Afghans has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions. The loss of billions of dollars in advanced military equipment and supplies falling into the hands of our enemies is catastrophic. The damage to the reputation of the United States is indescribable. We are now seen, and will be seen for many years, as an unreliable partner in any multinational agreement or operation. Trust in the United States is irreparably damaged.

Moreover, now our adversaries are emboldened to move against America due to the weakness displayed in Afghanistan. China benefits the most followed by Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and others. Terrorists around the world are emboldened and able to pass freely into our country through our open border with Mexico.

Besides these military operational reasons for resignations, there are leadership, training, and morale reasons for resignations. In interviews, congressional testimony, and public statements it has become clear that top leaders in our military are placing mandatory emphasis on PC “wokeness” related training which is extremely divisive and harmful to unit cohesion, readiness, and war fighting capability. Our military exists to fight and win our Nation’s wars and that must be the sole focus of our top military leaders.

“For these reasons we call on the SECDEF Austin and the CJCS General Milley to resign,” the letter added, citing the military’s fundamental principle of “holding those in charge responsible and accountable for their actions or inactions.”

“There must be accountability at all levels for this tragic and avoidable debacle,” the letter concluded.

Similarly, several high-profile politicians have called for mass resignations. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), for example, called for the resignations or impeachment and removal of President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken,  as well as Austin, and Milley:

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has also joined a number of elected Republicans in calling for Biden’s resignation, specifically:

A Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday found a majority of American voters expressing the belief that Biden should resign over his administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.


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Biden Going to Dover

Biden Going to Dover to Receive 13 Military Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack

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I wanted to make sure I reported on this today because there was a lot of erroneous information about this question being spread last night on social media.

The plane carrying the 13 military members killed in the suicide bombing attack at the Kabul airport didn’t arrive back until this morning. So any claim about it yesterday, or Joe Biden’s meeting it or not meeting it wasn’t accurate.

But Biden has gone to Delaware this morning with his wife for the “dignified transfer” ceremony of the remains.

From Daily Mail:

Once the aircraft lands at Dover AFB, service-specific carry teams remove the transfer cases individually from the aircraft and move them to an waiting vehicle, according to information from Dover’s office of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations.

The vehicles then transport the fallen to the mortuary facility at Dover for positive identification by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System and preparation for transport to their final resting place.

The thirteen who were killed on Thursday were Navy corpsman Max Soviak, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss, and Marines Hunter Lopez, Rylee McCollum, David Lee Espinoza, Kareem Nikoui, Jared Schmitz, Daegan Page, Darin Taylor Hoover, Humberto Sanchez, Johanny Rosariopichardo, Dylan Merola and Nicole Gee. You can see our memorial post to them here.

The service is private and is closed to the press in general. Family is there to receive the bodies of their loved ones.

Some of the families have already expressed deep anger at Biden for putting their loved ones in harm’s way because of his incompetent actions. So in going, he may face some of that anger. But if he didn’t go, I think that would have just ended him. He’s already shown so much lack of care in regard to everything related to Afghanistan, that might have been the final straw had he not bothered to show up.

While he’s expressed sadness for their death, he hasn’t admitted to making any mistakes in regard to the actions that put them in that situation.

His incompetent withdrawal prior to removing American citizens and Afghan allies allowed the Taliban to take over the remainder of the country and left the military having to deal with an unprotected situation at the airport, with Biden outsourcing the “security” of the perimeter to the Taliban, who were beating Americans and Afghan allies and not letting them through.

It is customary to meet with the families as part of the ceremony. But given the situation, it’s unclear whether any of them would actually want him there.

According to Townhall’s Julio Rosas, some of them do not and that’s consistent with the anger that I reported yesterday that some of the parents were expressing in very heartbreaking remarks.


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Rocket Attack and Explosion Shakes Kabul

Reports: Rocket Attack and Explosion Shakes Kabul

The Kabul skyline is seen on February 16, 2011, on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet Mohammed was born in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal 571 A.D. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV (Photo by DMITRY KOSTYUKOV and - / AFP) (Photo …

Several news sources Sunday reported a rocket attack and subsequent explosion hitting a building near Kabul’s main international airport.

The strike came just hours after U.S. officials warned of the possibility of an attack, as Breitbart News reported.

Local source ToloNews was the first to report the incident:


This was quickly followed by other mainstream media outlets:


The Associated Press Afghan reported a local police chief confirming the incident, adding the rocket hit a neighborhood northwest of Kabul international airport amid the continued U.S. evacuation.

A source at the Afghan Ministry of Health separately told the BBC the blast was near the airport, while two witnesses told Reuters a house north of the airport – which is effectively under Taliban control – was struck by a rocket.

So far one child has been reported killed.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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GOP Reacts to Terror at Kabul Airport

GOP Reacts to Terror at Kabul Airport: ‘Joe Biden’s Incompetence Has Now Cost American Lives’

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 24: Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve Supply Corps who served in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference to criticize the Biden Administration's handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan outside the U.S. Capitol on August 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Republicans …
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Republican lawmakers quickly reacted to the reports of terror outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, where thousands of American citizens and allies remain stranded as the Biden administration aims to stick to the Taliban’s August 31 deadline, concluding President Biden’s “incompetence has now cost American lives.”

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed an explosion outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday morning, affirming that the attack resulted “in a number of US & civilian casualties.”

“We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate. We will continue to update,” he added:


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Suicide Bombing Outside Kabul Airport

***Live Updates*** Suicide Bombing Outside Kabul Airport

Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Officials offered no casualty count, but a witness said several people appeared to …
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Twin suicide bombings outside Hamid Karzai International Airport and the Baron Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed at least 40 people, including four U.S. Marines, and wounded another 120 people on Thursday, according to reports. Warning: Graphic photos and video below.

**Follow all of the events on the Breitbart News Live Wire below. All times in eastern.**

1:42 P.M. — The State Department will not hold a briefing today. 


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‘Pathetic’ Joe Biden

Donald Trump: ‘Pathetic’ Joe Biden Makes Jimmy Carter Look Great

Trump Rally in Alabama
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Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden’s short record as presiden at a rally in Alabama on Saturday, calling him one the worst in modern history.

“Biden is the most pathetic president. And look, he makes Jimmy Carter look great,” Trump said.

FILE – In this Feb. 20, 1978, file photo, President Jimmy Carter listens to Sen. Joseph R. Biden, D-Del., as they wait to speak at fund raising reception at Padua Academy in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File)

The former president kicked off his rally criticizing Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling it the “greatest foreign policy humiliation in the history of the United States of America.”

“Joe Biden was going on vacation as Afghanistan was going to hell,” he said. And this is what you get when you have weakness in the White House.”

President Joe Biden boards Marine One as he leaves Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, en route to Camp David after addressing the nation from the White House about Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Joe Biden boards Marine One as he leaves Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, en route to Camp David after addressing the nation from the White House about Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

He also questioned Biden’s level of control over events happening around the world and his control of of his own presidency.

“The issue is Joe Biden’s staggering incompetence and gross negligence,” Trump said. “He doesn’t know where the hell he is. You think he’s running the government? He’s not running the government.”

The former president recalled his frequent warnings of what would happen under Biden’s presidency during the 2020 presidential campaign.

“Not only have my predictions come 100 percent true. But it’s even worse than any of us could have imagined in our worst nightmare,” Trump said.

He pointed to growing inflation, high gas prices, a breakdown of border security, as evidence of Biden’s failure.

Migrants mostly form Central America wait in line to cross the border at the Gateway International Bridge into the US from Matamoros, Mexico to Brownsville, Texas, on March 15, 2021. - It's the new normal for migrant families under President Joe Biden, after the harsh "zero tolerance" approach of Donald Trump dashed the dreams of hundreds of thousands hoping to escape endemic poverty and violence in Central America. Biden's pledge of a more humane approach though has sparked a new rush to the border, threatening to become a huge political liability. Republicans are accusing him of opening the country's doors to illegal border-crossers and sparking a "crisis" on the US-Mexico frontier, marked in Texas by the meandering Rio Grande river. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

Migrants mostly form Central America wait in line to cross the border at the Gateway International Bridge into the US from Matamoros, Mexico to Brownsville, Texas, on March 15, 2021. – It’s the new normal for migrant families under President Joe Biden, after the harsh “zero tolerance” approach of Donald Trump dashed the dreams of hundreds of thousands hoping to escape endemic poverty and violence in Central America. Biden’s pledge of a more humane approach though has sparked a new rush to the border, threatening to become a huge political liability. Republicans are accusing him of opening the country’s doors to illegal border-crossers and sparking a “crisis” on the US-Mexico frontier, marked in Texas by the meandering Rio Grande river. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

“Not only is Biden an embarrassment to the United States abroad, his radicalism and extremism is currently destroying our nation right here at home,” Trump said.

He recalled all of the things he did as president to strengthen the United States, including on trade, energy, and border security, and he criticized Biden for ending it.

“Joe Biden is a failed president. He will always be a failed president,” Trump said. “He’s ushered in one calamity after another.”


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