Post New Article

Plans underway to house Afghan refugees
at military bases in the US

Original Article

Posted By: Imright, 8/16/2021 5:32:25 PM

The Department of Defense is preparing to house thousands of Afghan refugees on military bases in the US as the Biden administration scrambles to evacuate the Special Immigrant Visa applicants amid the Taliban’s​ ​rapid takeover of Afghanistan, according to reports.Up to 30,000 Afghans who worked with the US military over the 20-year war would be relocated to military bases in Wisconsin and Texas, according to a statement from the Defense and State departments, Fox News reported.“The situation in Afghanistan may lead to DoS [Department of State] allowing Afghan SIV applicants

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: bassman 8/16/2021 5:34:35 PM (No. 881598)
Not one sane decision made since Jan 20th.
21 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 8/16/2021 5:37:59 PM (No. 881601)
Are there not bases on other soil where they can be housed?
19 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/16/2021 5:43:09 PM (No. 881607)
The major cities of Texas are full with illegals in apartments, hotels, motels, and under bridges. So now we are bringing the Afghans into military bases. Soon Texas will have more illegals, Afghani's, Iraqi's, and Chinese than anyone else. The citizens built the schools, the roads, the hospitals, thinking the bonds they voted for, would build facilities for them. No. The citizens are being squeezed out, put in the back of the line, or out of the line.
14 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/16/2021 5:44:13 PM (No. 881609)
I don't believe the DOD. The DOD will not be able to get them out. The DOD is merely covering for their incompetence with a lie.
16 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: paral04 8/16/2021 5:55:07 PM (No. 881628)
Not more Muslims here. Look what happened when we let Somalians in. We got the Omar woman.
21 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/16/2021 5:58:12 PM (No. 881633)
#2, these refugees represent another 30,000 dim voters. It's all about changing America's demographics. Whites are to become a minority.
14 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/16/2021 6:07:07 PM (No. 881650)
I have seen numbers approaching 60,000 is what they want to evacuate. Stuffing C-17s like sardines will get you about 150 per flight. That's 400 round trips to get everyone out - more if the numbers are more than expect or you have injured on litters. There's only about 180 C-17s in existence, and I doubt anywhere close to 1/2 are deployed here. It's going to take a long time to get that many people moved out. I don't think it's going to happen because I don't think the Taliban is going to let us hold the airfield for that long.
6 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/16/2021 6:31:24 PM (No. 881679)
If.... IF you can get 'em out. I'd take odds.
4 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 8/16/2021 6:38:46 PM (No. 881687)
There's not going to be many interpreters left alive because this brain dead excuse for a president wasted weeks. I don' t mind them, but refugees in general are better off somewhere else.
4 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: skacmar 8/16/2021 6:59:36 PM (No. 881716)
IF they are actual refugees who assisted the US military (and earned the right to be here), come on over. Biden's foot dragging on their evacuation has put them and their families in danger. Return the Central American invaders home and let the Afghans stay in their place. Of course, if Biden fails to get them into the US, they can always fly to Mexico and just walk over the border where they will be welcomed with open arms and money / benefits.
5 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 8/16/2021 7:03:01 PM (No. 881720)
Hey. why not house 30,000 afghans in military bases? These soldiers also will make great waiters. Can I have another Coke, please?
3 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/16/2021 7:04:56 PM (No. 881724)
Sorry #10, I have to disagree. The last thing we need over here are thousands more 7th Century barbarians. They have had twenty years to figure out how to not drop their rifles at the first sign of the enemy. They failed. I don't want one more muslim let in this country regardless of the circumstances that led to their defeat.
9 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/16/2021 7:23:49 PM (No. 881738)
No, no, no, no and no! Resettle Afghans in neighboring muslim countries of Central Asia.
9 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Geoman 8/16/2021 7:34:18 PM (No. 881747)
As a Texan, I say we have taken more than our share of refugees from all over the world. How about housing them at Andrews AFB and Ft Belvoir, both inside the DC Beltway? Maybe a few thousand at Camp David?
11 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: danu 8/16/2021 10:06:56 PM (No. 881848)
stunning and brave: quid pro joe and hillz and wuhan nan have plenty of mansions to donate to the cause.
2 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2021 10:40:58 PM (No. 881877)
Send them to as Muslim country.
5 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 8/16/2021 10:43:25 PM (No. 881883)
Send them to Oregon. They don't have to read, write or do math there anyway. Also, the buck stops with Biden? Make that about $0.89 due to inflation under him.
2 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: PChristopher 8/17/2021 12:16:51 AM (No. 881929)
I suppose that the Dems will expect them to vote Democrat.
0 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: mifla 8/17/2021 6:39:43 AM (No. 882094)
The Taliban control the roads to the airport and can likely shot any plane out of the sky with the arms we left. They hold all the cards.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Imright"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Imright"
Retired General Jack Keane on U.S.-Afghan
alliance: Biden ‘not telling
the whole story’
1 reply
Posted by Imright 8/18/2021 5:17:46 AM Post Reply
Fox News analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) ripped President Joe Biden for throwing U.S. allies in Afghanistan under the proverbial bus. Biden , he says, is not “telling the whole story” about Afghan forces and he accused the president of delivering several factually inaccurate statements about the “chaos and debacle” in the now-Taliban-controlled country during his speech yesterday.In a phone interview with Fox’s News’ Neil Cavuto on Monday, Keane took issue with the president’s claims.“I would like to point out a couple of factual errors in those remarks that deal with his defense of his decision,” said Keane. “When he’s saying that the Afghans are not willing to fight,
'The greatest embarrassment in American
history': Trump slams Biden's Afghan
withdrawal shambles, defends
HIS deal with the Taliban and says
warlords could now have thousands
of US hostages: President arrives
back to White House amid crisis
2 replies
Posted by Imright 8/18/2021 4:51:10 AM Post Reply
Former President Trump on Tuesday claimed he threatened to launch strikes against the chief Taliban negotiator's home village if insurgents failed to observe the terms of a peace deal, as he blasted President Biden's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.'It's not the concept of leaving,' he told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. 'It's the way they withdrew. It was not even possible to believe.'The former president has kept up a running commentary on the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, condemning Biden's handling of the withdrawal and insisting he would have managed a safe, swift operation when the time was right.
Sullivan Says ‘Fair Amount’ Of US
Weapons Have Fallen Into Taliban Hands
14 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 11:00:02 PM Post Reply
National security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed the Taliban has seized a “fair amount” of U.S. military equipment in Afghanistan Tuesday, adding that the U.S. is unsure where much of the material has gone.President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan left billions of dollars worth of firearms, vehicles and other military equipment in the hands of the Taliban. The “defense material” was intended for use by the Afghan government, but its military dissolved in the face of Taliban aggression in a matter of days. (Tweet/Video)
Cuomo uses final days as gov to commute,
pardon 10 felons — including
3 tied to killings
11 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:55:39 PM Post Reply
Days after giving two weeks’ notice that he would resign his office amid a serial sexual harassment scandal Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the unprecedented lame-duck period to grant clemency and pardons to 10 felons — including three convicts tied to killings.Cuomo, a three-term Democrat forced to resign to avoid impeachment, said, “One of the foundational promises of New York State is that of equal justice, and equal compassion, for all under the law.”“Today I’m proud to help fulfill government’s unique responsibility to harness the power of redemption,
Biden Admin Tells Americans Trapped In
Afghanistan It ‘Cannot Guarantee’
Their Safety To Airport
25 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:20:53 PM Post Reply
President Joe Biden’s administration told American citizens trapped in Afghanistan that the administration cannot guarantee their safety if they travel to the airport in Kabul to be evacuated.The news comes as thousands of American citizens remained trapped as Taliban terrorists have now taken control of the country.The Biden administration sent the following message to Americans trapped in Afghanistan: To American Citizens, Thank you for registering your request to be evacuated from Afghanistan. The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has confirmed that an undefined number of U.S. govern1nentprovided fligl1ts will begin soon. Please make your way
Gavin Newsom Admits That Larry Elder Could
Be the Next Governor of California
16 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:17:21 PM Post Reply
Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom of California admitted over the weekend that Republican recall candidate Larry Elder could replace him as California’s governor. Newsom, who is facing harsh scrutiny for his failed COVID-19 pandemic response, made the comments at a campaign stop at a Mexican resturaunt.“Though we defeated Trump, we didn’t defeat Trumpism. Trumpism is still alive and well, even here in the state of California,” Newsom said, trying to pin his failures on Trump and his allies. “If you don’t believe me, just consider … the likely person to enter an oath of office, to enter in the governor’s office in just a matter of weeks if we
NBC's Angry Engel Blasts Biden: 100 Times
Worse Than Saigon
9 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:12:38 PM Post Reply
In all my many years of blogging MSM outbursts against Republican presidents, I've never seen anyone angrier than Richard Engel about Biden's Afghanistan fiasco. Well, there was Keith Olbermann. But for present purposes, let's leave aside the clinically disturbed.In a piece with which Morning Joe opened today's show, Engel absolutely unleashed on the Biden administration. Rolling heartbreaking footage of desperate Afghans clinging to a US military plane as it rolled toward takeoff, Engel quoted a US military official saying the situation is "100-times worse than the humiliating American pullout from Saigon."
America’s ‘bewildered’ international
allies go off on Biden’s Afghan
disaster and it’s NOT good
11 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:06:21 PM Post Reply
International allies are joining domestic critics of President Joe Biden over the manner in which he pulled the United States of Afghanistan following horrific images of people clamoring to get aboard American military aircraft, with some falling hundreds of feet to their deaths.In addition to criticism over the chaotic manner of the pullout, which many have likened to the humiliating and equally disordered withdrawal from what was then Saigon, South Vietnam in 1975, some international allies are also questioning Washington’s security commitments and whether Biden will keep foreign policy pledges.“Whatever happened to ‘America is back’?”
The speech that shamed America: Its contemptible
dishonesty would have
made Donald Trump blush. Now, this
blistering analysis by Andrew Neil
asks - how can Joe Biden ever recover?
7 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 10:04:02 PM Post Reply
It was the most contemptible speech by a U.S. president in modern times — a speech that shames America and leaves its global reputation in the dirt.And given that, until last January, the White House was occupied for four years by a certain Donald J. Trump, there couldn’t be a more damning criticism of President Joe Biden.Much of his address to the U.S. on Monday was Orwellian. In his classic novel 1984, set in a totalitarian dystopia, George Orwell created a Ministry of Peace which waged war, a Ministry of Truth which peddled lies, a Ministry of Love which tortured dissidents and a Ministry of Plenty which oversaw starvation.
Pentagon Confirms Evacuated Afghans Being
Sent to Texas, Wisconsin, Virginia
15 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 9:59:55 PM Post Reply
The Defense Department has confirmed that Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, and applying for visas to the United States, will be sent to U.S. military bases in Texas, Wisconsin, and Virginia. For days, reports had circulated that the roughly 22,000 Afghans that President Joe Biden’s administration plans to bring to the U.S. would first be sent to military bases in a number of states. On Tuesday, Defense Department official Gary Reed confirmed to the Texas Tribune that the thousands of Afghans applying for visas will be sent to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and Fort McCoy in Monroe County, Wisconsin, in addition to Fort Lee in Prince George County, Virginia.
Trump on Hannity Rips Bush Family for
Invasion of Middle East: “I Believe
It Was the Worst Decision in
the History of Our Country”
10 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 9:57:34 PM Post Reply
President Trump joined Sean Hannity on Tuesday night to discuss Joe Biden’s complete failure in Afghanistan.Trump told Hannity this is like the southern border but worse the way Biden is handling Afghanistan. The Afghan soldiers were some of the highest-paid soldiers in the world. This is one of the greatest embarrassments in the history of this country. Joe Biden returned to the White House because he’s getting bad press. “And I don’t believe he’s even in charge.”
Absolute Horror: Biden Admin Sends Out
Message to Thousands of Americans
Trapped in Kabul – “We Cannot
Guarantee Your Security”
26 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 6:52:35 PM Post Reply
CBS reporter Sara Cook posted this note that was sent out to American citizens trapped in Kabul.The note was sent to Americans trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the city over the weekend. The Biden administration told Americans to make their way to the Kabul airport But they could not guarantee their security as they made their way there. A congressional aide told CBS there were no partners left in Afghanistan to safely get the 10- to 15,000 Americans trapped around the country to the capital of Kabul.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Pete Buttigieg, husband Chasten share
they've become parents: 'We're overjoyed'
52 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 8/17/2021 8:10:37 PM Post Reply
Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten are going to be dads. "For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family," the U.S. secretary of transportation posted Tuesday on Twitter. "We’re overjoyed to share that we’ve become parents! The process isn’t done yet and we’re thankful for the love, support, and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us. We can’t wait to share more soon." Chasten Buttigieg quote-tweeted the post with a quick Twitter aphorism, "Some news!" He recently told The Washington Post they had started the adoption process and had gotten close to bringing a
Pence convenes GOP donors, luminaries
at Jackson Hole retreat
45 replies
Posted by Come And Take It 8/17/2021 12:57:57 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Mike Pence is ramping up his donor outreach as he weighs a 2024 White House bid. Pence held a donor retreat late last week benefiting his newly formed nonprofit group, Advancing American Freedom. The event, held in wealthy Jackson Hole, Wyo., is the first such gathering the former vice president has hosted since leaving the White House in January.
Anybody notice how cold and heartless
Biden was in his Afghanistan speech?
38 replies
Posted by PageTurner 8/17/2021 8:17:37 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden and his media acolytes call him Mr. Empathy and Mr. Compassion. His Afghanistan speech yesterday told a different story, and should end that phony spin forever. My takeaway was how cold, and hard, and compassionless Biden was as he sought to extricate himself from the catastrophe of his own making. He blamed everyone but himself for his failure, particularly the Afghan army. He smarmily assured terrified Afghanis left behind he'd now speak out for their human rights instead of actually protect them. He effectively told U.S. servicemembers their service was for nothing. It was appalling.
The embarrassment that is Joe Biden 38 replies
Posted by Magnante 8/17/2021 4:38:38 AM Post Reply
Although the White House had intended to keep Biden under wraps for as long as possible, the demand that he say something – anything – about the unfolding debacle in Afghanistan forced him to leave Camp David for a 20-minute statement, after which he refused to take any questions. The important part of what he said boils down to one sentence: We had to leave and everything that went wrong was Trump’s or the Afghans' fault. Biden is a craven coward, a feckless fool, a dismal dummy, and a man who will soon have more blood on his hands than a thousand Lady Macbeths.
Photo ID and vaccine passport required
by Mayor de Blasio to move freely
in New York City
34 replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 8/17/2021 5:46:39 PM Post Reply
New Yorkers will now have to show photo IDs in order to engage in public life. Along with proof of vaccination, the mayor said "Whatever works, all you have to do is show that proof and have ID as well." "And it's easy, all you have to do is show proof of vaccination — that could be a CDC paper card, that could be an Excelsior Pass, an NYC COVID Safe app, whatever works," de Blasio said. "All you got to do is show that proof and have ID as well, and it’s straightforward."
Ex-U.S. President Bush says U.S. must
quickly aid Afghan refugees
34 replies
Posted by Ida Lou Pino 8/17/2021 9:58:55 AM Post Reply
Aug 17 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George W. Bush, who launched a "war on terror" in Afghanistan and elsewhere following the Sept. 11, 2001attacks, urged the U.S. government to expedite help for Afghan refugees following the Taliban's swift takeover in recent days. "The United States government has the legal authority to cut the red tape for refugees during urgent humanitarian crises. And we have the responsibility and the resources to secure safe passage for them now, without bureaucratic delay," Bush and former first lady Laura Bush said in a statement late on Monday.
George W. Bush and wife Laura break silence
after Afghanistan falls to Taliban
33 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 12:56:57 AM Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush broke his silence on the Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan, which prompted a frantic evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies widely compared to the fall of Saigon in 1975.Hours after President Joe Biden addressed the nation, asserting he stands by his decision to withdraw military forces from the country, Bush released a statement late Monday through his presidential center focusing on the humanitarian situation and evacuations that follow a war he initiated nearly 20 years ago to root out al Qaeda following the 9/11 terror attacks.
What is the lambda variant and how contagious
is the strain of COVID-19?
32 replies
Posted by AltaD 8/17/2021 1:31:01 PM Post Reply
Dallas - Although delta remains the most prevalent variant, the lambda strain of COVID-19 is starting to emerge and there’s little known about it. “We do not know whether this is going to be better or worse than delta, there’s not enough information,” said Dr. Andrew Yurochko, with LSU Health Shreveport. According to the World Health Organization, lambda was first discovered in Peru last year. Since April, it’s been responsible for more than 80 percent of cases reported there. It’s now taken over other parts of South America, including Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil. Now, 44 American states have reported lambda cases
Fmr CIA Analyst Zeller: Biden Lied, No
Plan to Stop Allies Being Slaughtered
by ‘Nazi’ Taliban
31 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 1:32:08 AM Post Reply
Former CIA analyst Matt Zeller told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Monday on her show “Deadline” that President Joe Biden lied to the American people during his address on the chaotic evacuation of Afghans that worked with our military over the last 20 years.On Biden’s speech, Zeller said, “I was appalled. There was such a profound bald-faced lie in that speech, the idea we planned for every contingency? I have been personally trying to tell this administration since it took office. I have been trying to tell our government for years this was coming. We sent them plan after plan on how to evacuate these people.
Fed-up doctor tells anti-vaxxers they’re
on their own
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 8/17/2021 9:02:02 PM Post Reply
An Alabama doctor is tired of helping people who refuse to protect themselves and others—so he’s no longer taking appointments with anti-vaxxers. Mobile, Ala., physician Dr. Jason Valentine posted a photo on Facebook in which he’s seen standing in front of a sign that reads “Effective Oct. 1, 2021, Dr. Valentine will no longer see patients that are not vaccinated against COVID-19.”(Snip)“If they asked why, I told them covid is a miserable way to die and I can’t watch them die like that,” he wrote. Comments on Facebook were mostly supportive of the doctor, though not so much of the yokels who oppose vaccinations
Absolute Horror: Biden Admin Sends Out
Message to Thousands of Americans
Trapped in Kabul – “We Cannot
Guarantee Your Security”
26 replies
Posted by Imright 8/17/2021 6:52:35 PM Post Reply
CBS reporter Sara Cook posted this note that was sent out to American citizens trapped in Kabul.The note was sent to Americans trying to escape Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the city over the weekend. The Biden administration told Americans to make their way to the Kabul airport But they could not guarantee their security as they made their way there. A congressional aide told CBS there were no partners left in Afghanistan to safely get the 10- to 15,000 Americans trapped around the country to the capital of Kabul.
Meanwhile, Fauci Says It's Time for Americans
to 'Put Aside Concerns About
Personal Liberties'
26 replies
Posted by mc squared 8/17/2021 10:21:55 AM Post Reply
One can only imagine — this one, anyway — the withdrawal symptoms Dr. Anthony Fauci has been suffering recently as the disastrous Biden Afghanistan debacle has continued to dominate the news, 24×7. So, what’s an attention-whore to do when all of America is paying attention to something other than him? Why, make some attention-getting “news,” of course. The more Fauci-esque, the better. In an interview with CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes, the infectious diseases “expert” said it’s time for vaccine-hesitant Americans to “put aside” concerns and personal liberties to help fight against COVID-19, asserting that unvaccinated people are spreading the “highly contagious Delta variant” more so than vaccinated
Post New Article