The Fall Of Kabul To The Taliban

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  1. sds71

    sds71 Well-Known Member

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    Jennifer Griffin
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    At least 10 US Service members killed, dozens of Americans wounded in suicide bomb attack at Abbey Gate in Kabul this morning.
    Death toll of US service members likely to rise: US officials.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two US officials say 11 Marines and a Navy medic were killed in the Afghanistan attacks.
     
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  2. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    I can't stop crying. As a Marine Corp mother, I know how it is to hear or see a fatal incident and wonder if the Corps is going to be knocking at your door. To hold your breath when a car drives up your street. I'm terrified my son will be called up. I'm angry. This did not have to happen.

    Dear God please hold these family's close.
     
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    Moo...
    Time to pack it up and move out. We are defeated, not enough resources to defend our troops and now the enemy has everything abandoned at Bagram Base. Not a chance to stay with out great loss.

    I am very sorry for all the Americans trapped, but we have no way to save them, at this stage of the conflict.

    Its kinda like a hurricane, governors beg citizens to evacuate and some wait to late or feel they can survive the storm. I'm not judging, just comparing.

    All my opinion...

    Praying for our troops!!!
     
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    I saw a report on the Twit that ISIS-K has breached the perimeter of the airport after a 3rd explosion.
     
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    Bilal Saraway (who I linked to above), has some absolutely tragic videos of the carnage outside the airport. Viewer discretion advised. Those poor, poor people :(
     
  7. SuziQ

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    My son has three friends at the airport. He does not know their status. He says so far 13 dead Marines 20 injured 10 seriously
     
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    I hope that they are swiftly dispatched with, if that is the case.
     
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    I'm so sorry SuziQ. I'll be thinking of him and his friends.
    I pray that they are ok.
     
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    where are the hospitals the injured can be taken to, are they still fully staffed? what happens to the injured US personnel?
     
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    Thank you. I'm so emotional right now.
     
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    I saw an interview with a British orthopaedic surgeon, next to surgical lights, in a facility at the airport, so UK/US military obviously have something set up. I'll add the link if I can remember where it came from.

    ETA: I can't find the exact link, but the story was following up on the famous picture of the baby lifted over the wall. The military surgeon who was interviewed, was recounting how he had helped soothe the infant, as he was father himself. I just noted the background, and the fact that he was an orthopedic trauma surgeon. Since no link, JMO.
     
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    Human beings were slaughtered in a sewage canal near the airport.

    The White House has been silent
     
  14. SuziQ

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    The us personnel will be flown out or be stuck at the airport. I have a good idea where they will be flown 2 but I can't say on the internet
     
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    Yes, this. It almost feels as if it’s all we can even do at this point. I distinctly remember having my husband deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, waiting for the phone to ring or the knock at the door. I just can’t even describe it really.
     
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    IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

    On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense, I express my deepest condolences to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and wounded in Kabul today.

    Terrorists took their lives at the very moment these troops were trying to save the lives of others.

    We mourn their loss. We will treat their wounds. And we will support their families in what will most assuredly be devastating grief.

    But we will not be dissuaded from the task at hand.

    To do anything less -- especially now -- would dishonor the purpose and sacrifice these men and women have rendered our country and the people of Afghanistan.

    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport > U.S. Department of Defense > Release
     
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    My heart goes out to you and all our military families. I had a daughter in military that did a tour in Iraq. I don't think my heart fully beat that year, I honestly think I held my breath half the time
     
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    So listening to this general speak, I have to question why we're doing dangerous pat down searches of Afghan nationals with the acknowledged threat that they could be blown to bits in that process, as likely happened today.
     
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