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Mitch McConnell calls for airstrikes against Taliban: ‘It is not too late’

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/14/2021 1:10:13 PM

GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell called on President Biden to launch 11th hour airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan, as the group comes perilously close to seizing the nation’s capital of Kabul. “It is not too late to prevent the Taliban from overrunning Kabul,” The Kentucky senator said in a statement Friday, Fox News reported. “The Administration should move quickly to hammer Taliban advances with airstrikes, provide critical support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) defending the capital, and prevent the seemingly imminent fall of the city.” The message came after McConnell had what he described as an “urgent conversation” with Adela Raz,


In one of the greatest blunders in US history, our government wasted $2.26 trillion over 20 years bringing "freedom" and protecting the opium fields of Afghanistan while training and equipping a generation of their soldiers, only to have the whole house of cards collapse in a couple of months. That's not enough for Senator Mitch and the arms dealers, who never shy away from putting other people's kids at risk to make a few dollars more.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared 8/14/2021 1:13:34 PM (No. 878827)
It's Done. It's Over. The USA can't be trusted. After 20 years of US protection and 'instruction, 20 years of trillions of $$$ - let them fend for themselves. Ask Russia how it went for them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 8/14/2021 1:16:13 PM (No. 878829)
China wants their turn now. They think they can out terrorize the taliban.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: sanspeur 8/14/2021 1:17:29 PM (No. 878830)
xxxicommitch wants our attention, resources and precious lives “pitched”(sp) away to divert from his in-laws , wifey etc with their red chinese big plans for us/US ! Diversion 101 read Daniel Greenfield about nation building in a tribal culture , not possible when the country isn’t one ..sorta like we will be soon with pre modern folk overrunning our borders .
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 8/14/2021 1:18:11 PM (No. 878832)
He wants us to prepare the battle space for Chinese troops.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 8/14/2021 1:19:20 PM (No. 878835)
Sorry Mitch we can't afford to spend anymore money in this quagmire , we might have had a few dollars to spare but you helped to pis* em' away with the infrastructure bill.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/14/2021 1:22:02 PM (No. 878837)
OP, right on!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano 8/14/2021 1:26:26 PM (No. 878844)
Got fooled by W, Cheney and Rummy. Never again.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: blueline 8/14/2021 1:30:20 PM (No. 878848)
Mitch, it IS too late. When you & the beltway cabal refused to stop the certification of a fraudulent "election" of a man with obvious cognitive impairment, who was wrong on every foreign policy matter for decades, who has manifest corruption in personal and political matters too numerous to list, YOU, ALL of you, foist this calamity on the world and upon your fellow countrymen. I hope your name is a by-word for future generations.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/14/2021 1:35:39 PM (No. 878855)
Mitch ("Fence Turtle") McConnell has been making many mistakes lately. Air strikes will not suffice. As every combat soldier knows, it requires "boots on the ground." It seems apparent that The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will not put their own boots on the ground. The U.S. withdrawal is a textbook example of exactly how NOT to withdraw, but 20 years of training, equipment, and trillions of money from the U.S. seem to be enough.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: deerejon 8/14/2021 1:49:00 PM (No. 878869)
Headline should read Americans call for airstrikes over Mitch McConnell's House.That's what should Happen.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Californian 8/14/2021 1:53:25 PM (No. 878873)
At least with all that American equipment in the hands of the taliban they will have to come to us for maintenance and additional ammo. We can make a few bucks off that, right, Mitch?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chiritwo 8/14/2021 1:54:19 PM (No. 878874)
Too late, again. Mitch, we have stopped listening to you - you really don't have America's safety as top priority. We now know that.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TJ54 8/14/2021 1:59:26 PM (No. 878878)
Better yet - drop China Mitch from a plane over Kabul
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/14/2021 2:01:07 PM (No. 878880)
Go suck Xi off for some more China cash, Mitch. I am sick of you and the rest of the Senate. No more waste of blood and treasure for that sewer. ENOUGH.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Birddog 8/14/2021 2:04:45 PM (No. 878888)
Why is the story about McConnel? Proper coverage would be: "Biden/Milley REFUSING air support to Afghan Allies when urgently requested, allowing Taliban to overrun entire Country!"
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Reply 16 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 8/14/2021 2:07:39 PM (No. 878894)
Mitch should shut up. He had a president who would have not let this happen, but he didn’t really support his re-election!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sanchin 8/14/2021 2:09:47 PM (No. 878898)
Mitch is a perfect example of low-level thinking, in other words, he is a functioning idiot. Bombing them does not solve any problems. A few die, the rest scatter, countless innocents are killed and wounded with their infrastructure destroyed, then the "bad guys" regroup a couple of days later. Bombing does not stop the inevitable. A big hat tip to George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Don Rumsfield for initiating and organizing this colossal failure. Yes, Biden too! How are we any different from the USSR in the 80's when they went into Afghanistan. The answer is we did not have a "superpower" nation giving military aid and assistance to the Taliban and it took 20 years for us to withdraw. So Mitch, your bravado is all hat.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/14/2021 2:19:05 PM (No. 878906)
Did Mitch wake up and say something? I can't hear or understand you, Mitch. Take the mask muzzle off. Did you come out of the bunker Schumer has placed you? Do you have anything to say about the Jan 6 Republicans held in DC gulags, charged with nothing, having done nothing? Where are all those conservative judges you said would be so great and we would enjoy for all times future? Thanks for the $1.2T and coming $3.5T spending packages you have agreed to spend, and get nothing but inflation from. We really appreciate your support for the Democrats. They have paid you well.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: GTO6.0 8/14/2021 2:29:05 PM (No. 878915)
How do we get that idiot to shut up and go away forever? DITCH MITCH the cocaine turtle traitor
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/14/2021 2:32:31 PM (No. 878918)
#18 - you can't hear Mitch's squeaky voice because it is muffled by Xi's thighs.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Periwinkel 8/14/2021 2:34:06 PM (No. 878921)
The ultimate physical coward calls for 11th hour airstrikes in Afghanistan! Notice he waited until it was too late to make an effective suggestion to the real men to defend this country!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lazyman 8/14/2021 2:35:35 PM (No. 878925)
Why does anyone even pay attention to someone wrong most of the time? Taliban take over with a date of September 11. The only thing Mitch can do is support aid for them providing of course they start using the proper pronouns.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/14/2021 2:48:55 PM (No. 878943)
Turtle, appreciate the thought, but, just stick with your cushy senate gig.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: downnout 8/14/2021 3:02:18 PM (No. 878956)
Expecting a country to trust us again is going to be very, very difficult.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Toodles3956 8/14/2021 3:28:24 PM (No. 878974)
If we can't bring all of our military equipment home, blow everything up including all the bases and anything else we built. I don't feel sorry for the Afghanistans. They can go to Hell! They had 20 years to learn how to defend their country but chose to let Americans do it, now they run away and we have graves and men and women horribly injured.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2021 4:19:13 PM (No. 879019)
B61s would be good for this application.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: local500 8/14/2021 5:22:29 PM (No. 879059)
And then what? Nothing will be achieved. The jackass who is responsible for this is sitting in the White House. Remove him, problem solved. But you are a spineless coward. If Trump was in the White House you'd be the first to blame this on him.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 8/14/2021 5:24:45 PM (No. 879062)
Just one question - what the hell is over there that's worth fighting for.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/14/2021 5:27:31 PM (No. 879068)
Don't bother, Mitch. The country is going to fall. It is inevitable. Seriously, what are you going to do? The people won't even band together to defend themselves. Afghanistan is probably the most backward barbaric uncivilized place on the face of the Earth. We should have taken that into consideration when we invaded 20 years ago. There's just not much you can do there. The terrorists will now dominate Afghanistan (again). It will become a safe haven. It will be a place to train terrorists. They will plan new attacks. They may even launch another attack on the United States. The best you can do is disrupt them. Kill their leaders. Kill their foot soldiers. Don't waste lives, money, and time with anything else. They will eventually reform. At that point, rinse and repeat.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ogden Pod 8/14/2021 5:27:53 PM (No. 879070)
With some additional troops and air support Mitch and Biden may just be able to delay the fall of Kabul to September 11. No Taliban propaganda victory there! If I were a NATO member I would be watching this fiasco very carefully.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: KTWO 8/14/2021 5:37:44 PM (No. 879078)
If we know of any huge dumps of abandoned US equipment it might be worthwhile to totally destroy them. But tactical strikes to stop the Taliban will be useless now.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/14/2021 6:06:51 PM (No. 879100)
Capital Hill would be the best first stop.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: or gate 8/14/2021 6:53:57 PM (No. 879144)
Another day late and dollar short mouth.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: joew9 8/14/2021 7:00:12 PM (No. 879157)
He's just saying that because it's politically expedient. He would never support it unless he has stock in a company that has the potential to increase profits in the case of such a military action. So he must not since the action is too late.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel 8/14/2021 7:04:35 PM (No. 879163)
General Chinless McDumbazz with a deep state CCP wife/whore. Gosh! We must obey his scary rhetoric as the Chinks move in!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Connor 8/14/2021 7:29:13 PM (No. 879183)
It is too late, why wait until now? Now we will get to see captured Americans brutalized and beheaded. Remember the wonderful days of president Bush? That was the most sickening thing I remember about his presidency. Of course Biden will wash his hands of it and traipse off to Camp David.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Faithfully 8/14/2021 8:01:05 PM (No. 879211)
Risk and Reward. Why was the U.S. there in the first place?
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