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'There is no help here': Only 2,000 were
flown out overnight on military
jets that could have taken 10,000
- as Pentagon says it hoped rescue
would go 'more smoothly'

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Posted By: Imright, 8/18/2021 12:44:41 PM

America flew just 2,000 people out of Kabul overnight on jets that could have taken 10,000 in the latest night of shambolic efforts to get tens of thousands of people out of Afghanistan and away from the Taliban. Overnight, 18 C-17 US Air Force jets left Kabul last night carrying 2,000 people including 365 Americans, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said on a phone briefing with journalists on Wednesday morning. The jets can easily carry 500 people and on Sunday, one was used to get 640 people out of Kabul. One of the planes that left on Tuesday night had a CBS reporter on board who estimated there were 300 people

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sandpiper 8/18/2021 1:01:50 PM (No. 883885)
Hmmm, a CBS reporter got out? Are there other reporters from news organizations left behind? How long will these organizations continue to be supportive of the Biden regime if their people become hostages? Bad things aren’t supposed to happen to liberals! The media anointed Biden and carried him to the Presidency - who could they now replace him with? Who is enough of a leader in the Democrats to fix Afghanistan? This question includes their feckless Generals too. Oh what an awful mess they’ve made!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Turninggrey 8/18/2021 1:07:42 PM (No. 883891)
This is incorrect. The max standard seating is 188. They are inferring that floor seating is a common event. It is not. 2000 folks on 18 flights is still 111 folks a plane, and that is a pretty normal number when you figure there had to be ambulatory folks and classified equipment going out.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: farmwife 8/18/2021 1:20:35 PM (No. 883899)
Kind of like the lifeboats on the Titanic.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/18/2021 1:21:41 PM (No. 883902)
Give them time. The Biden Administration will eventually say that the number of refugees was vastly overestimated and that any complaining by family members to the contrary are flagrant MAGA lies.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/18/2021 1:25:01 PM (No. 883908)
Exactly, #2. Standard seating on a C-17 is 100. 150 would be pushing it in a normal configuration. You can certainly stuff 700 people in a C-17 on the cargo floor, but that is by no means a normal practice. The Tallybon has the airport all bottled up anyway. They aren't letting anyone through, and my guess is that they are just taking time to reinforce before they rush the place and kill everyone they can.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/18/2021 1:31:18 PM (No. 883912)
Ruh roh. When does biden the cheater get back from vacation. There's so many more humanitarian disasters that have to be created yet all throughout Afghanistan. How about you, Kamalie? Can we go ahead and pin this on you?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 8/18/2021 1:37:19 PM (No. 883916)
Another General Milley planned operation, no doubt.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 8/18/2021 1:40:06 PM (No. 883921)
There's a picture of a Taliban guy wearing a red hat and grinning like a Laughing Hyena. I don't think their smiles are friendly (unlike CNN reporters).
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Reply 9 - Posted by: privateer 8/18/2021 1:40:58 PM (No. 883922)
President Brainstem will do nothing to reverse this. He promised the sand-flea street gang they could have control of the people. He promised the CCP they could have control of the mineral resources.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/18/2021 1:50:31 PM (No. 883931)
Hey JoeBoy. You just go tell Taliban President Corn Pop that he'd better get everybody out of there safely or there will be Hell to pay. Oops you just did that and it's working SARCOFF
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/18/2021 2:02:46 PM (No. 883943)
Just a bit of off hand perspective. This is like having the Hell's Angels taking over New York City. And the Hell's Angels are probably nicer guys.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/18/2021 2:35:34 PM (No. 883961)
Old military saying: "Hope is not a plan" Incompetent fools in charge, starting at Traitor Joe and working downward through at least 5 or so levels of the chain of command.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Highlander 8/18/2021 2:56:17 PM (No. 883979)
A word I learned from watching “Saving Private Ryan” which can be applied here: FUBAR!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/18/2021 2:59:10 PM (No. 883982)
Obviously the most botched pull-out since Hunter knocked up that stripper!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: daisey 8/18/2021 3:21:57 PM (No. 884003)
This administration can’t seem to help itself. It’s just one careless act after another. And all mistakes potentially costing people their lives. As long as Joe and Jill enjoy their vacation and their ill gotten millions. They’re both sociopathic narcissists who deserve each other.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog 8/18/2021 3:34:43 PM (No. 884017)
Looks like Milley Vanilley and Idi Austin are not going to do much to allow for safe passage to the airport. They don't seem to 'get it' that showing the Taliban checkpoints your exit papers makes you a target for their wrath.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 8/18/2021 4:15:17 PM (No. 884054)
This disaster exists because the Taliban know the Biden Administration is weaker than the Jimmy Carter Administration. It's going to be a miracle that the Taliban do not make Americans hostage. Our current vulnerability in Afghanistan is staggering.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 8/18/2021 6:20:19 PM (No. 884193)
Top five levels of the military now staffed by incompetent political appointees. And ALL the Demonrat pols are incompetent, and/or actually trying to destroy the country.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mifla 8/19/2021 11:22:10 AM (No. 884974)
Lot of surprises and regrets and execuses in this admistration.
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