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‘I’m Hopelessly Stuck’: Stranded
Americans, Afghan Allies Plea for
Help as Taliban Conquers Kabul

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Posted By: Imright, 8/16/2021 12:14:34 PM

In the chaos that has become Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, stranded Americans and Afghan allies have been pleading for help on social media and through other channels in fear of being left behind.On Sunday, as helicopters airlifted U.S. Embassy personnel to safety, reports began circulating of Americans desperately seeking haven before the exit door closed. The moment became so dire that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) tweeted out a number and an email address for stragglers to establish safe contact.“If you’re an American stranded in Afghanistan, or know one who is, please

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/16/2021 12:21:56 PM (No. 881234)
Stuck? How did that happen? There were clear signs this was going south, and what did these Americans do? Put their faith in the Afghan security forces? There are 6000 American troops headed your way...I'm sure something can be worked out. One wonders how many American patriots the French would have evacuated had the US revolution gone wrong...Would John Hancock "helicoptered" out? George Washington?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: thewarden 8/16/2021 12:34:28 PM (No. 881254)
I tend to agree with the first poster. If you didn’t see this coming, I can’t help you. I still do feel bad for them on some level. I have an idiot niece who crosses the border every day so she can shack up with her Mexican boyfriend. She’s already been stopped by Federales several times, once handcuffed. She’s a cute blond white girl in a new car, clearly out of place. We’ve all expressed our concern but being the sassy feminazi she is, she thinks nothing bad will happen. I told my mom to ignore any calls for help from her—my mom has money and she’d be the first call if she needed bail. She’ll be fortunate if bail is all she needs...she is truly stupid. So yes, put yourself in dangerous situations and well, don’t be surprised when you get stuck, or worse.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2021 12:37:20 PM (No. 881259)
Mixed feelings. Who couldn't see that getting out "while the getting is good" should already have happened? Now the getting is NOT good, and we are expected to expend unlimited funds and risk a lot of lives to rescue folks who should have had the brains to have left this stinkhole months ago. We definitely need to extract those whose government job required them to be there, but the rest.......why aren't they responsible for their own exit? This is NOT a tourist spot, you need to use your head when choosing to travel to war zones. I have delayed in traveling to a former soviet state because of minor civil unrest. Where's the personal responsibility? Traitor Joe, effing up EVERYTHING he touches, as usual.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SweetPea3 8/16/2021 12:46:21 PM (No. 881273)
Saigon/Benghazi redux.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford 8/16/2021 12:58:54 PM (No. 881295)
You work for a moron take your chances
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LadyHen 8/16/2021 1:00:37 PM (No. 881298)
I don't feel sorry for private Americans/Westerners who actively chose to go there for career, profit, or thrills. Had I even been there to start, I'd have gotten the hell out of that miserable hell hole the moment the dementia patient sat his diapered butt down in the Oval Office. I do however feel very bad for any natives that put their trust in us. NO ONE will ever trust us again, no one.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daisymay 8/16/2021 1:12:19 PM (No. 881318)
Biden ,AND his Staff or whoever is advising him, are going to pay a huge price for this decision they made. When the FIRST American dies at the hands of the Taliban, while this airlift is taking place, there is going to be Hell to Pay! Biden is already on Thin Ice, and this would be the Last Straw. Unfortunately where would we go from here? Kamala? Hell No!, Nancy Pelosi, I don't think so. So, what happens when you have a Fraudulent President, who suddenly has proven is, and never has been, up to the Job? Where do we go from here?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 8/16/2021 1:17:31 PM (No. 881328)
Now that the airport and Kabul has been taken over, and every American at the embassy has been removed, where exactly are these 6000 U.S. troops supposed to land? If the soldiers happen to land, are they going to be under fire before they even get off the plane, and why are they still going there? It seems all of the Afghan forces were Taliban because I haven't heard or read of any fighting taking place.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/16/2021 1:38:19 PM (No. 881357)
Great plan there, Team Xiden. You gave Bagram Airfield over to the worthless Afghans instead of using it as a secure facility for the evacuation. Now, the main airport is closed to flights. Just how are you going to get those 6000 troops in and organized to do these rescues? You could control the perimeter at Bagram, but not at Kabul. Now you expect our boys to pull your worthless lying arse out of the fire.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maggie2u 8/16/2021 2:22:45 PM (No. 881412)
There's a guy in Seattle pleading for help to get his wife and three children out. They are Afghani-American citizens. His wife left Seattle in June because she wanted to visit her parents. A lot of stupid in this family. I feel sorry for the kids, they had no choice in the matter.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: red1066 8/16/2021 3:07:05 PM (No. 881457)
#10. I ran into a guy whose wife did the same thing about six months ago. Took the kids to visit her family. He was trying to get her out back in May. Don't know if she ever got back to the U.S.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/16/2021 5:43:35 PM (No. 881608)
Stuck? How many months did you have to get yo Arse OUT of that hell hole? No excuses, it's all on you!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/16/2021 7:31:22 PM (No. 881744)
Sorry, but if I were there and with nothing to lose, I would fight. I'd hide and shoot and burn and blow things up. What happened to people who do this? Are the savages the only people who fight these days?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: local500 8/16/2021 7:41:43 PM (No. 881757)
This is beyond upsetting. This is Biden's Benghazi and Saigon, all in one.
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