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“Deceiver, dissembler, your trousers are alight!”

by Bunk X ( 598 Comments › )
Filed under Christianity, History, Open thread, Religion at August 14th, 2021 - 4:07 am

The line in the title dates to 1810, is attributed to the Romantic poet William Blake, and is reputed to be the source of the children’s taunt “Liar, liar, pants on fire.” But that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about pants and pantaloons in particular.

Of course, “Pants” is an abbreviation for “Pantaloons,” originally a two-piece garment, with one sleeve for each leg, tied around the waist. The codpiece was a polite appurtenance to cover a guy’s junk. Pantaloons (with or without codpieces) were a hit in France in the late 1600s. What a surprise.

The word “pantaloons” comes from the French pantalon, derived from Italian pantalone, named after San Pantalone, aka Saint Pantaleon, aka Saint Panteleímon.

That guy was pretty cool. Once he found a kid who had died from a snake bite, and said to the dead child: “I command thee, in the name of Jesus Christ, rise!“ and to the viper: “And be thou punished for having killed this poor child!” The child stood up and the snake exploded, so he decided to become a doctor.

Pantaleon practiced medicine until he became a Faith Healer and was accused of witchcraft in 305AD. He survived being set on fire with torches, being dipped in molten lead, tied to a rock and thrown into the sea, fed to wild animals, torn apart on the rack, and a beheading. He freed a bunch of slaves, too. Once he agreed that beheading was usually lethal, he was beheaded a second time and he died.

In the Middle Ages he came to be regarded as the patron saint of physicians and midwives. A phial containing some of his blood has been preserved at Constantinople; on his Feast Days (he scored three – 27 July, 28 July, and 18 February) his blood boils. Pure awesome.

[More on Saint Pantaleon here and here.]

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  1. eaglesoars
    1 | August 14, 2021 10:11 am

    Well, speaking of ‘pants on fire’ – does this sound believable to you?

    Man Shot 6 Times Waits 1 Week For Surgery at Hospital Overwhelmed by COVID

    A Texas man who was shot six times is still waiting for surgery in a Houston hospital about a week after the shooting as the facility struggles due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

    Joel Valdez is waiting for surgery at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston, Texas and spoke to Fox 26 about the situation, advising people to do their best to keep healthy and not end up in the hospital right now.

    Ben Taub Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is operating at 98 percent capacity, according to a spokesperson for the Harris Health System, while 33 percent of those patients have conditions related to COVID-19.
    .
    .
    Fox 26 reported that Amanda Callaway from the Harris Health System said: “In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases overwhelming the hospitals of Harris Health System, our medical experts review all surgical cases throughout the day to determine the acuity level and patient’s overall condition.

    “Due to strained resources, surgical patients are being prioritized based on several factors, which unfortunately may result in a delay of non-emergent surgical procedures. Harris Health and its medical partners are working diligently to provide the best possible care during these difficult times,” she said.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-shot-6-times-waits-1-week-for-surgery-at-hospital-overwhelmed-by-covid/ar-AANjMA9?ocid=msnews

    So 65% of the ICU patients are NOT covid and what that has to do with surgical resources I don’t know. This sounds like a staffing issue, not a covid issue. And how many ICU beds does this hospital have anyway? I did some quick checking and can’t find a number


  2. eaglesoars
    2 | August 14, 2021 10:27 am

    I’m seeing Haiti just got hit with an earthquake maybe as large as 7.2, tsunami warning issued

    waiting to confirm


  3. eaglesoars
    3 | August 14, 2021 10:42 am

    confirm

    7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Coast of Haiti

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/haiti-earthquake-geological-survey/2021/08/14/id/1032357/


  4. lobo91
    4 | August 14, 2021 10:47 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    So 65% of the ICU patients are NOT covid and what that has to do with surgical resources I don’t know. This sounds like a staffing issue, not a covid issue. And how many ICU beds does this hospital have anyway? I did some quick checking and can’t find a number

    16, apparently

    So that means they have 15 patients, and 5 of them have Covid-related issues. Sound a lot less dire when you report it that way, huh?


  5. eaglesoars
    5 | August 14, 2021 11:14 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Sound a lot less dire when you report it that way, huh?

    which is why I tried to find that number


  6. eaglesoars
    6 | August 14, 2021 11:39 am

    Released yesterday

    Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland

    . These extremists may seek to exploit the emergence of COVID-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the United States as a rationale to conduct attacks. Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year.

    don’t mask up your infant, face interenment

    https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/advisory/national-terrorism-advisory-system-bulletin-august-13-2021


  7. Possum
    7 | August 14, 2021 11:40 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Sounds like care in hospitals in the USA is not like care in hospitals 40 years ago when I worked in OR as a technician.

    So, they are delaying this man an operation to fix his shoulder and remove six bullets because there are no ICU beds available?

    Um, in the good old days in the British NHS a surgical operation did not automatically end up with the patient ( now called a ” client” in the USA which is fucked up but that is another story for another day ) in ICU.

    So, all post operative ” clients ” automatically go to ICU now?

    No bed available in ICU so no surgical procedure attempted?


  8. eaglesoars
    8 | August 14, 2021 11:48 am

    Possum wrote:

    So, they are delaying this man an operation to fix his shoulder and remove six bullets because there are no ICU beds available?

    That’s what the story would like you to believe, but I don’t.


  9. eaglesoars
    9 | August 14, 2021 11:54 am

    Bullshit

    Oregon’s governor said Friday she will send up to 1,500 National Guard troops to hospitals around the state to assist healthcare workers who are being pushed to the brink by a surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant.

    https://twitter.com/KCBSRadio/status/1426435923529633796


  10. coldwarrior
    10 | August 14, 2021 11:56 am

    Possum wrote:

    So, all post operative ” clients ” automatically go to ICU now?

    nope, almost never


  11. coldwarrior
    11 | August 14, 2021 12:00 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This sounds like a staffing issue, not a covid issue.

    bingo. the beds are there, there is not staff to cover the beds.

    its happening in every hospital, in every system. its a nursing shortage and its bad.

    pay your nurses and quit treating them like shit and maybe they will be retained. but, that would mean that the fat-ased directors would have to get off their donut and frappacino filled duffs and work and be responsible for retention in their units, which will never happen…unike the rest of management where you, the director, are responsible for and are budgeted for retention and training.

    this shortage was predicted 20 years ago…no one in the positions do do anything did anything about it. they ate donuts and yapped about the gossip


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | August 14, 2021 12:01 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Possum wrote:

    So, they are delaying this man an operation to fix his shoulder and remove six bullets because there are no ICU beds available?

    That’s what the story would like you to believe, but I don’t.

    not buying it for one second.


  13. lobo91
    13 | August 14, 2021 12:03 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, said the first group of 500 Guard members will be deployed next Friday to serve as material and equipment runners in the most stricken hospitals and to help with COVID-19 testing, among other things. Troops will be sent to 20 hospitals around Oregon.

    There are 733 people hospitalized with the virus in Oregon as of Friday, including 185 people in intensive care units — more than 60 people more than just a day before and nearly double what the number was two weeks ago.

    They’re deploying 1500 troops to help take care of 733 patients?


  14. lobo91
    14 | August 14, 2021 12:06 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    this shortage was predicted 20 years ago…no one in the positions do do anything did anything about it. they ate donuts and yapped about the gossip

    Yup. I remember billboards on the Interstates here in NM years ago trying to recruit nurses who happened to be driving through the state


  15. eaglesoars
    15 | August 14, 2021 12:17 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    They’re deploying 1500 troops to help take care of 733 patients?

    Isn’t that just the most generous thing EVAH? Why, be still my heart………..


  16. lobo91
    16 | August 14, 2021 12:38 pm


  17. eaglesoars
    17 | August 14, 2021 1:11 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Boss got nuthin’ on Mia the Beagle

    https://digg.com/video/mia-westminster-dog-show-beagle-distracted


  18. 18 | August 14, 2021 1:19 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Fox 26 reported

    …that a homeless pedophile with 21 aliases and new owner of a torched Chevy Silverado in Oakland, California hasn’t received an EDD check in over a year.

    That Fox26 Houston story was mentioned on some local talk shows here, and they also left out the relevant parts uncovered by Mr. Possum (despite having been given a heads up).


  19. Possum
    19 | August 14, 2021 1:36 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Fox 26 reported

    …that a homeless pedophile with 21 aliases and new owner of a torched Chevy Silverado in Oakland, California hasn’t received an EDD check in over a year.

    That Fox26 Houston story was mentioned on some local talk shows here, and they also left out the relevant parts uncovered by Mr. Possum (despite having been given a heads up).

    They don’t listen.

    Don’t get me wrong, I was not saying a convicted pedophile should not get unemployment I was pointing out the fact that someone with at least 21 different aliases may have a slight difficulty getting his unemployment check sent to the correct person/address.


  20. Possum
    20 | August 14, 2021 1:43 pm

    I am not a convicted pedophile with over 21 aliases but I still needed Bunk to give me a clue as to the alias I used at DoD so I could log in using a fresh computer.


  21. 21 | August 14, 2021 1:44 pm

    Possum wrote:

    someone with at least 21 different aliases may have a slight difficulty getting his unemployment check

    Everyone has about a dozen or so aliases, but I don’t know anyone with 21.


  22. Possum
    22 | August 14, 2021 1:48 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Possum wrote:

    someone with at least 21 different aliases may have a slight difficulty getting his unemployment check

    Everyone has about a dozen or so aliases, but I don’t know anyone with 21.

    I had/have several aliases but when I deal with the IRS or Immigration or my bank account I try to stick to just one.


  23. 23 | August 14, 2021 1:51 pm

    Possum wrote:

    I still needed Bunk

    How kind of you to say that. You’re the best.


  24. 24 | August 14, 2021 1:53 pm

    Possum wrote:

    I had/have several aliases

    The missus has two. She kinda changed her maiden name and kinda didn’t, now we’re trying to get a copy of our marriage license to use as an ID for Medicare. All the other proof they axed for and we provided is inadequate.


  25. AZfederalist
    25 | August 14, 2021 4:09 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    There are 733 people hospitalized with the virus in Oregon as of Friday, including 185 people in intensive care units — more than 60 people more than just a day before and nearly double what the number was two weeks ago.

    They’re deploying 1500 troops to help take care of 733 patients?

    In a state with a population of 4,289,000. That is 0.02% of the population, or 1 in 5,850. … and again, that’s “with”, not necessarily “of” the virus. This is a crisis?


  26. eaglesoars
    26 | August 14, 2021 4:31 pm

    I’m surprised he’s surprised, I’m not.

    https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1426634568526929922

    Just had a lunch with BlueAnon people. Apparently if everyone doesn’t get vaccinated immediately and wear N-95 masks everywhere, we will all die within five years, therefore camps are completely justified. Freedom is freedom from the virus and death. I’m aghast.

    I told them I’d rather die than live in a world where I’m forced to accept these injections, and they told me I can feel that way if I want but will kill others, so I don’t have that freedom really. It did stall them out for a solid minute, though

    They also told me that DeSantis is killing almost everyone in Florida, is stupid, and probably belongs in prison. I didn’t ask their opinion on Andrew Cuomo

    I asked them how everyone will die from a virus that has greater than 98% survival, and greater than 99.8% survival below life expectancy age, and they said the new variants will keep coming until we’re all dead.

    I asked them about natural immunity, and they said it doesn’t exist. Herd immunity isn’t possible that way because of the variants. You’ll get it again and again, and it will be worse every time until it kills you. Vaccines are the only way. And they’d work if everyone had them.

    They also informed me that I used to have an educated mind that could think scientifically but stopped short of saying directly that I no longer have such a thing. They haven’t quite lost all decency, I suppose!

    I let them pay for lunch.

    PS: They also told me the postmodern left and all these Critical Theories are crazy and go way too far, except Critical Race Theory because racism is real. I asked them if they think vaccine passports are racist and explained the CRT, and they said no bc everyone should be forced


  27. eaglesoars
    27 | August 14, 2021 4:54 pm

    Just following orders

    California Parent Sends Elementary School Teacher to the Hospital After Fight About Masks

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/california-parent-sends-elementary-school-teacher-hospital-fight-masks/

    This won’t be the last time


  28. eaglesoars
    28 | August 14, 2021 4:59 pm

    25 mins ago

    “Trying to prevent a Dunkirk 2.0 moment. Threat reporting now coming in on Kabul airport, per WH official.”

    https://twitter.com/crabcrawler1/status/1426643286345781254

    Biden has called a 5 day lid, he’s at Camp David


  29. eaglesoars
    29 | August 14, 2021 5:04 pm

    “Taliban FM radio declares that government rejected to surrender. Announces full assault on Kabul. Says they are 4 kilometres from the city.”

    and video

    “Taliban inside General Dostum’s house.” — via

    https://twitter.com/crabcrawler1/status/1426645616881553413

    Dostum has been around since the Soviets, god only knows how old he must be. When I used to go to a Haircuttery salon staffed almost completely by Afghani women, he was the one they hated because he kept shelling Kabul. Anyhoo, his ‘palace’ makes Vegas look restrained. I wonder if he’ll survive this.


  30. eaglesoars
    30 | August 14, 2021 5:27 pm

    Former WH Sr Advisor for Covid Response, past head of Medicare/Medicaid for Obama/Biden, may I present Andy Slavitt (and I’m not even posting the entire thread)

    https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/1424074473179738114

    1- Requiremwnts— Going to work, getting on a plane, attending university, going to a public event are not rights embedded in the constitution. To enjoy this we need to fulfill our obligation to those around us. 16/

    It turns out our own liberties must be considered in the context of our obligation to society.

    There is ample evidence the Founding Fathers saw protecting against small pox was fundamental and didn’t impact on Liberty. 17/ [he’s talking about Geo Washington]

    2- Proof of vaccination – a standard has developed & soon your smart phone will allow you to have a way to show whether you are vaccinated or not & even small businesses to check.

    If this concerns you, wait til I tell you about the card you need in order to drive a car. 19/


  31. eaglesoars
    31 | August 14, 2021 5:31 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I wonder if he’ll survive this.

    Despite his vows in recent days to turn northern Afghanistan into a “graveyard” for the Taliban, notorious Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum has reportedly now fled the country for sanctuary in neighboring Uzbekistan.

    https://twitter.com/IntelTweet/status/1426652817859751940


  32. eaglesoars
    32 | August 14, 2021 5:43 pm

    Apparently total power outage in Kabul


  33. eaglesoars
    33 | August 14, 2021 5:53 pm

    Dated Aug 10

    Denmark Abolishes All Corona Measures

    https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/2021/08/denmark-abolishes-all-corona-measures


  34. eaglesoars
    34 | August 14, 2021 6:04 pm

    New: US officials now appealing to the Taliban to wait for the completion of the U.S. evacuation saying that doing so would increase “the likelihood that both the international community and Afghans will accept the Taliban’s entry into the capital.”

    jfc, ‘U.S. officials’ are hopelessly mentally deformed.

    https://twitter.com/John_Hudson/status/1426593965881573378


  35. eaglesoars
    35 | August 14, 2021 6:22 pm

    4.5 hrs ago

    US intelligence agencies who said just 4 days ago that Kabul could fall in 90 days have revised the figure to 72 hours

    still off by at least 48 hrs

    Saigon, Tehran, Benghazi, Kabul.

    0 for 4

    https://twitter.com/MacaesBruno/status/1426602525873029127


  36. darkwords
    36 | August 14, 2021 6:58 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    Leaders jerking us around. All these stats should have a base expression as in 1 in a million as the template. Anything national is dealing in millions as the number of zeros in usage. Then add in a percentage and a total.

    Deaths from vaccine should always be expressed a how many per million doses. Even then the underlying info needs to be made. I believe these mRNA vaccines have higher death rates than the flu shots.

    And we should be putting in an effort to understand who genetically can’t take a vaccine. Rather than playing CNN roulette.


  37. darkwords
    37 | August 14, 2021 7:00 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    So he was at the Whitehouse?


  38. darkwords
    38 | August 14, 2021 7:02 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Important meeting with Ben and Jerry.


  39. darkwords
    39 | August 14, 2021 7:05 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Tim Kennedy has offered to Mitt Romney to go back to Kabul. Just give me and my guys a plane and come along with us.

    Mitt expressed dismay over the Talban.
    Tim is Army bet, MMA fighter.


  40. darkwords
    40 | August 14, 2021 7:06 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    The slider moves from corrupt to woke. Russia and China should feel safe and emboldened.


  41. darkwords
    41 | August 14, 2021 7:08 pm

    If I was an African leader and the US wasn’t sending me $10 billion a years no strings attached… I would close down the US Embassy and invite Russia and China in.


  42. darkwords
    42 | August 14, 2021 7:10 pm

    Norther California is not going to burn like it did last year. Still a lot of charred trees with little to no vegetation. A fire dessert.


  43. lobo91
    43 | August 14, 2021 7:37 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    If this concerns you, wait til I tell you about the card you need in order to drive a car.

    But don’t you dare expect a black person to show one in order to vote…


  44. lobo91
    44 | August 14, 2021 7:40 pm

    This was Leia:


  45. eaglesoars
    46 | August 14, 2021 8:06 pm

    I have a question. If you got an email from ‘JohnDoe@xxxx.ch’ and suspected it was a scam; you sent a test email back and rec’d

    JOHN DOE WAS NOT FOUND AT XXXX.CH

    would you think that xxxx.ch was a valid email domain? And if so, what does the suffix ‘.ch’ mean?


  46. lobo91
    47 | August 14, 2021 8:20 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    .ch is the code for Switzerland, same as on the oval stickers you see on the back of cars in Europe.


  47. lobo91
    48 | August 14, 2021 8:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    The data code for Switzerland, CH, is derived from Latin Confoederatio Helvetica (English: Helvetic Confederation).


  48. eaglesoars
    49 | August 14, 2021 8:39 pm

    @ lobo91:

    ah. like ‘uk’. Got it.


  49. eaglesoars
    50 | August 14, 2021 8:45 pm

    @ lobo91:

    With that info, it turns out there IS a company of the name used in the email addy. but they’re in building materials, not pension plans.


  50. eaglesoars
    51 | August 14, 2021 9:14 pm

    Even Bill Kristol is disgusted

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1426701902843203584

    5. Do we not have resources–primarily air power, one assumes–that could be brought to bear to halt the Taliban advance on Kabul, and enable us safely to evacuate our own and allied nationals, but also the tens of thousands of Afghans to whom we have a moral obligation?
    .
    .
    6. I understand the Biden Administration seems to have decided to accept defeat. But defeat with such dishonor?


  51. 52 | August 14, 2021 9:19 pm

    Eating at Waffle House boosts your immune system and builds character.


  52. darkwords
    53 | August 14, 2021 9:40 pm

    @neontaster

    Asked about the path forward in Afghanistan, President Biden said “it’s going to be a rocky road.”

    **Biden’s auto completing his ice cream preferences.


  53. eaglesoars
    54 | August 14, 2021 10:01 pm

    @ darkwords:

    groan

    off to bed, nite


  54. eaglesoars
    55 | August 14, 2021 10:41 pm

    oh, my bedtime story

    American B-52H bombers are understood to be conducting an attack on the largest Afghan air force base in order to destroy the aircraft based there.
    The aircraft are reportedly heading towards toward Mazar-e-Sharif.

    “It is highly possible that they bomb the second largest air base of Afghanistan National Air Force now in hands of Taliban. They don’t want A-29B & AC-208B attack aircraft remain in hands of Taliban.”

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/b-52-bombers-head-to-afghanistan/


  55. eaglesoars
    56 | August 14, 2021 11:09 pm

    Report from Afghan friend: Taliban are beheading Afghan government officials in Farah.

    https://twitter.com/Michael_Yon/status/1426731626298581012


  56. lobo91
    57 | August 14, 2021 11:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Report from Afghan friend: Taliban are beheading Afghan government officials in Farah.

    https://twitter.com/Michael_Yon/status/1426731626298581012

    Who could have seen that coming?


  57. eaglesoars
    58 | August 14, 2021 11:40 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Unfortunately, the heads that SHOULD roll – won’t


  58. 59 | August 15, 2021 12:58 am

    “Patient Zero” covid origins story smells like guano.

    At the centre of this mystery is Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli – nicknamed ‘Batwoman’ because of her virus-hunting trips to the bat caves of southern China, hundreds of miles from Wuhan. Her team has collected more than 10,000 bat samples.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9893935/The-Batwoman-dossier-IAN-BIRRELL-lists-12-reasons-believe-virologist-hide.html


  59. lobo91
    60 | August 15, 2021 1:12 am

    I am so looking forward to Telluride! That’s going to be the first big show after the new album is released in September:


  60. Guggi
    61 | August 15, 2021 8:05 am

    China’s ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan

    https://apnews.com/article/china-taliban-1e40c629c150505a107b2e05c3a9b0cc

    Taliban, Afghan gov’t in talks on peaceful transfer of power

    Taliban fighters have surrounded the capital but promised not to attack as talks got under way.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/15/taliban-continues-advances-captures-key-city-of-jalalabad


  61. eaglesoars
    62 | August 15, 2021 8:53 am

    @ Guggi:

    Good morning Guiggi! Have you ever seen such a debacle in your life? Well, Afghanistan and China are pretty much next door neighbors. I can’t WAIT for the Chinese to get a load of the Hindu Kush. I’m sure their One Belt One Road initiative for Afghanistan will involve extraction of precious minerals, let’s see what they offer the Taliban in return.

    In other good news – we finally sold the house in Virginia. Settlement on Sept 6. WHAT a relief!


  62. Guggi
    63 | August 15, 2021 9:04 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Good morning Guiggi! Have you ever seen such a debacle in your life? Well, Afghanistan and China are pretty much next door neighbors. I can’t WAIT for the Chinese to get a load of the Hindu Kush. I’m sure their One Belt One Road initiative for Afghanistan will involve extraction of precious minerals, let’s see what they offer the Taliban in return.

    Never, ever. China will be the great winner in Afghanistan.

    Congrats! Coming home Southern girl?


  63. eaglesoars
    64 | August 15, 2021 9:04 am

    About 30 mins ago

    DEVELOPING: Taliban fighters have entered Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to negotiate a surrender of the city, the group says.

    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1426882645796048900


  64. eaglesoars
    65 | August 15, 2021 9:05 am

    Guggi wrote:

    Congrats! Coming home Southern girl?

    To my mama’s roots, yeah


  65. eaglesoars
    66 | August 15, 2021 9:21 am

    Introduced: HR 4980- To direct the Sec of Homeland Security to ensure that any individual traveling on a flight that departs from or arrives to an airport inside the USA or a territory of the USA is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and for other purposes

    Sponsored by Sen Torres, Bronx NY

    I’m sure illegal aliens will be exempt

    https://twitter.com/RWMaloneMD/status/1426884920295755783


  66. eaglesoars
    67 | August 15, 2021 9:24 am

    of course………

    Extraordinary scenes of #Afghanistan’s military fleeing to #Iran with advanced equipment, likely supplied by US. Iran’s defense industries will want to get their hands on that equipment

    https://twitter.com/JasonMBrodsky/status/1426616285350305794


  67. eaglesoars
    68 | August 15, 2021 9:42 am

    Our military sucks canal water. This is Prof Glen Reynolds of Instapundit

    An army will collapse rapidly when its soldiers “feel abandoned by corrupt leaders.”

    In other news, I have a nephew whose MP unit isn’t being fed, with the soldiers told to scrounge at the PX out of their own pockets. A friend’s son stationed in Korea hasn’t been paid in three months. Anecdotes aren’t data, but I don’t like this.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/467740/


  68. Guggi
    69 | August 15, 2021 9:42 am

    President Ghani has left the country (Tolo news)


  69. eaglesoars
    70 | August 15, 2021 10:29 am

    @ Guggi:

    Dostum apparently went to Uzbekistan. Wonder where he’s going. Karzai says he’s staying.


  70. lobo91
    71 | August 15, 2021 10:35 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    He’s right. Anecdotes aren’t data, particularly in the internet age.

    I’d like to know where this “MP unit” is that’s not being fed. Most installations have centralized dining facilities these days, not ones at unit level. Sounds fishy.

    And there’s undoubtedly more to the story about someone not being paid for 3 months. The military payroll system operates by exception. Unless something is done to alter it, pay is automatically processed twice a month. It’s pretty much the exact opposite of how every other payroll system in the world works. And everyone is required to have direct deposit.


  71. Guggi
    72 | August 15, 2021 10:50 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    Currently it is no good idea to say “Afghans” in Austria b’cause of this

    Rape, killing of 13-year-old shocks Austria, 3 Afghans held

    https://apnews.com/article/europe-austria-migration-government-and-politics-8194249c84d0c7413ee94b23c09bb111

    In the meantime we’ve learned that the 16-years old is not a 16-years old but an adult.

    Austria has taken in most Afghan refugees relative to the population in the Western world. We are even with Pakistan. Our prisons are full of young Afghans who committed crimes like murder, rape drug dealing. We are fed up.


  72. eaglesoars
    73 | August 15, 2021 11:00 am

    @ lobo91:

    There were a lot of similar replies in the comments

    @ Guggi:

    When the Russians invaded, the Washington DC area got a lot of Afghan refugees. The men were the surliest people I’ve ever met, the women were lovely. But no significant crime stats. However, we’re going to be hearing a lot about the people we abandoned, e.g., translators and their families. We do have a moral responsibility to those people, and, as usual, the bureaucrats will fuck it up


  73. eaglesoars
    74 | August 15, 2021 11:34 am

    Bookmark this. Techno Fog does a deep dive on the supposedly upcoming Durham report. All the background

    https://technofog.substack.com/p/tracking-the-latest-durham-developments


  74. lobo91
    75 | August 15, 2021 12:00 pm

    2003: Baghdad Bob

    2021: Kabul Joe


  75. lobo91
    76 | August 15, 2021 12:11 pm

    Facebook To Scan Prayers For Misinformation Before Passing Them On To God

    Facebook has introduced a new prayer request feature. Unfortunately, according to Mark Zuckerberg, many people are posting prayer requests with lots of misinformation in them. So, to fight these misleading prayers, Facebook is now scanning all prayer requests for misinformation before they will pass them on to God.

    “All prayer requests will go through our fact-checking filters so we can make sure there’s no harmful information in them before they make their way to the Almighty,” said Zuckerberg during a press briefing Friday. “For instance, if you tell God your spouse is being unreasonable, but you, in fact, are the one who’s being unreasonable, we’ll still pass on the prayer request, but God will get a little pop-up saying that this information has been disputed by leading fact-checkers.”

    The fact-check process will also check for heresy. Many Protestants tend to commit multiple heresies in short prayers. For example, people will begin praying to the Father and then thank Him for dying for us. These kinds of errors will be caught by the automated algorithm before God gets your message.

    Prayers will also be scanned for too many uses of the word “just” so that God doesn’t get too annoyed by them.


  76. 77 | August 15, 2021 1:20 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    China’s ties to Taliban warm ahead of US leaving Afghanistan

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I can’t WAIT for the Chinese to get a load of the Hindu Kush.

    My thoughts also. Give the CCP military some busy work.


  77. 78 | August 15, 2021 1:29 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    the supposedly upcoming Durham report.

    They expect the long-awaited Durham report to be delivered at some time after the end of the summer.

    “Oh, no, we didn’t mean this summer. We meant a different summer.”


  78. 79 | August 15, 2021 1:35 pm

    @ lobo91:
    What a terrible dancer. Can’t even step on the feet of his partners properly.


  79. eaglesoars
    80 | August 15, 2021 2:14 pm

    The people who need to worry now

    Taiwan. ESPECIALLY Taiwan. The CCP knows there’s no stomach here for military action. But, hey, no mean tweets!

    India. China and the Pakis will team up in no time.


  80. 81 | August 15, 2021 2:55 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    2021: Kabul Joe

    From the YouTube comments:

    Biden’s version of “IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR”

    “The government will not fall.”
    “The government has the capacity to stand.”
    He is counting on people not being able to tell the difference.

    Plot twist, the Taliban are buying Hunter Biden’s “art.”

    I had to watch this 4 times because it was more interesting to watch the funny faces the sign language lady was making.

    Oh I love these Leslie Nielsen press conference interview things.

    In all fairness to Biden, he doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.


  81. Guggi
    82 | August 15, 2021 3:14 pm

    Isn’t that ironic: Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter but the Taliban are free to use it.


  82. eaglesoars
    83 | August 15, 2021 3:50 pm

    @ Guggi:

    Their tweets aren’t mean.


  83. eaglesoars
    84 | August 15, 2021 3:55 pm

    Special edition of the warroom tonite at 7 pm, Bannon hosting, Posobiec cohosting.

    warroom.org

    They don’t have a Sunday show, so this is a one-off


  84. eaglesoars
    85 | August 15, 2021 4:03 pm

    Total shit show. I think we had about 2000 there 2 weeks ago

    BREAKING: Pentagon sending 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan as Taliban takes over, bringing total number of troops to 6,000


  85. 86 | August 15, 2021 4:13 pm

    @ lobo91:
    The Best of Joe’s Presser on Afghanistan.
    https://twitter.com/BunkStrutts/status/1426999870179602435


  86. 87 | August 15, 2021 4:19 pm

    Long abandoned convoy of ANDSF/Dostum’s militia still at the bridge at Uzbekistan border zone. Looks like Uzbek authorities took in the soldiers/militiamen but didn’t allow the vehicles inside. #Balkh

    https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1427000921981132802


  87. 88 | August 15, 2021 4:26 pm

    Another Saigon moment: chaotic scenes at Kabul International Airport. No security. None.

    https://twitter.com/saadmohseni/status/1427000691407654914


  88. lobo91
    89 | August 15, 2021 4:50 pm

    CNN Praises Taliban For Wearing Masks During Attack

    Approximately twelve minutes after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters have completely taken over the entire country.

    “Woah, that’s a bummer,” said the Biden Administration’s foreign policy team. “We didn’t see that one coming.”

    As the Taliban began its campaign of shooting and killing, as is their time-honored tradition, CNN anchors gushed with praise after noticing all the Taliban fighters were responsibly wearing masks to protect themselves and others from COVID.

    “Wow! In the midst of the battle and bloodshed, these noble desert knights of Islamic superiority are wearing masks! Bravo!” said Brian Stelter.

    TV anchor and world-renown polemicist Don Lemon was also quick to weigh in. “All things considered, we ought to be praising the COVID-safe masks these majestic mujahideen warriors are wearing,” he said.

    “They are showing all of us the proper way to behave during a pandemic—something those horrible idiot Trump supporters don’t seem to get.”

    Inspired by their example, the Biden Administration has invited the Taliban to the White House to record TikTok videos in hopes of convincing Trump supporters to get vaccinated.


  89. eaglesoars
    90 | August 15, 2021 5:18 pm

    Oh thank god!

    UN to hold emergency meeting on Afghanistan

    That should fix it


  90. eaglesoars
    91 | August 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    I swear, the Taliban are trolling the left

    KABUL, #Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban spokesman tells AP the militants are holding talks aimed at forming an ‘open, inclusive Islamic government.’

    https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter/status/1427003899823763461

    I wonder when they’ll get to the pronouns part


  91. AZfederalist
    92 | August 15, 2021 5:54 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    I would close down the US Embassy and invite Russia and China in

    Problem is, China is going to be a harsh taskmaster to whomever takes any of its “largesse”


  92. AZfederalist
    93 | August 15, 2021 5:56 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Even Bill Kristol is disgusted

    Just proving once again that Bill Kristol is an idiot of the highest order. Maybe an educated idiot, but an idiot none the less.


  93. AZfederalist
    94 | August 15, 2021 6:00 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Report from Afghan friend: Taliban are beheading Afghan government officials in Farah.

    https://twitter.com/Michael_Yon/status/1426731626298581012

    Who could have seen that coming?

    So you mean they didn’t moderate over the past 20 years? Bomb the place to back before the stone age, monitor the borders and bomb them some more if they cross the line.


  94. AZfederalist
    95 | August 15, 2021 6:07 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9893935/The-Batwoman-dossier-IAN-BIRRELL-lists-12-reasons-believe-virologist-hide.html

    But the taliban aren’t fascists or nazi’s. Oh, wait a minute. Who flocked to Hitler during WWII? Hmmm.


  95. AZfederalist
    96 | August 15, 2021 6:10 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    UN to hold emergency meeting on Afghanistan

    That should fix it

    I’m sure a strongly worded letter is forthcoming.


  96. AZfederalist
    97 | August 15, 2021 6:11 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    ‘open, inclusive Islamic government.’

    I’ll take “Words that don’t go together for $50, Alex”


  97. AZfederalist
    98 | August 15, 2021 6:12 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    umm, that was Eaglesoars that wrote that. Disgust screwed up the quote.


  98. eaglesoars
    99 | August 15, 2021 6:21 pm

    President Biden is expected to address the nation in the next few days about the crisis in Afghanistan, an administration official says

    https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1427016829034246150

    ‘days’


  99. eaglesoars
    100 | August 15, 2021 6:26 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    I’m sure a strongly worded letter is forthcoming.

    and it will blame Israel


  100. Aussie Infidel
    101 | August 15, 2021 6:31 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Isn’t that ironic: Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter but the Taliban are free to use it.

    B-52 strikes on captured airfields in Afghanistan to destroy all of those left behind planes. How come there isn’t some B-52 strikes on the HQ of Twitter, Facebook and Google? …. and the homes of their CEOs and owners?

    It’s not as if these locations are a national secret.

    Monday about 1030 would be good. Just as soon as the cars in the carpark reach maximum, and the Monday morning briefings are under way.

    🙂


  101. Aussie Infidel
    102 | August 15, 2021 6:37 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    President Biden is expected to address the nation in the next few days about the crisis in Afghanistan, an administration official says

    https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1427016829034246150

    ‘days’

    He can’t right now because …. well he’s on holiday after all.

    The C in C is either an idiot or a liar. Most likely a blend of both . Obviously his staffers are total screw ups … but we already knew that.

    I want Pentagon command heads …. in a pile outside the front doors as a warning to other denizens of that corrupt outfit. The head of the Joint Chief should be at the top. The guy’s a traitor. He needs a short rope and a long drop. A bullet is too easy for him.

    SPIT


  102. AZfederalist
    103 | August 15, 2021 6:38 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    President Biden is expected to address the nation in the next few days about the crisis in Afghanistan, an administration official says

    https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/1427016829034246150

    ‘days’

    Well,that way his speech can include the fall of Kabul and the heroic efforts of those getting our citizens and a few Afghan supporters out.


  103. Aussie Infidel
    104 | August 15, 2021 6:51 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    I would close down the US Embassy and invite Russia and China in

    Problem is, China is going to be a harsh taskmaster to whomever takes any of its “largesse”

    Alexander the Great and the Mongol Hoard were the only winners in Afghanistan. Alexander made deals with war lords and took family members hostage and married many of them. The Hoard simply killed EVERYONE who opposed them. The Pushtans barely survived as a people and it took centuries to come back.

    Like all of the civilised nations who tried to take Afghanistan they failed. Afghanistan is not a nation state. It’s a miss mash of warring political, ethnic and tribal groups, all in it for what ever they can get out of it themselves and to hell with everyone else.

    Only China will have the ruthlessness to do a Mongol Hoard solution, on the Afghans, when it comes down to that.


  104. lobo91
    105 | August 15, 2021 6:53 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    Well,that way his speech can include the fall of Kabul and the heroic efforts of those getting our citizens and a few Afghan supporters out.

    And it’s going to take time for them to find a suitable transgender vegan illegal alien SEAL to highlight in the speech


  105. eaglesoars
    106 | August 15, 2021 7:06 pm

    warroom is live

    https://americasvoice.news/


  106. eaglesoars
    108 | August 15, 2021 7:24 pm

    My favorite whack job, Marjorie Taylor Greene on warroom:

    The next time some Dem talks to you about gun control, you ask them how many weapons Joe Biden turned over to the Taliban/terrorists. [paraphrasing]


  107. coldwarrior
    109 | August 15, 2021 7:43 pm

    The U.N. chief on Friday had urged the Taliban to immediately halt their offensive in Afghanistan and negotiate “in good faith” to avert a prolonged civil war. He also said he is “deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions in the areas under their control, particularly targeting women and journalists.

    BWAHAAAAAA!!!!!!


  108. coldwarrior
    110 | August 15, 2021 7:43 pm

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is evacuating remaining staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as the Taliban enter the Afghan capital. But he is playing down America’s hasty exit, saying “this is manifestly not Saigon.

    Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, Blinken said: “The compound itself, our folks are leaving there, and moving to the airport.”

    Blinken also confirmed that U.S. Embassy workers were destroying documents and other items ahead of fleeing the embassy, but insisted “this is being done in a very deliberate way, it’s being done in an orderly way, and it’s being done with American forces there to make sure we can do it in a safe way.”

    yes, a safe way! be sure to wear masks and goggles whilst torching that TS stuff!


  109. coldwarrior
    111 | August 15, 2021 7:48 pm

    MOSCOW — Russia’s state news agency reported Sunday that the Taliban promised to guarantee the safety of the Russian embassy in Kabul.

    Tass quoted Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, as saying that the organization has “good relations with Russia” and a “policy in general to ensure safe conditions for the functioning of the Russian and other embassies.”

    The Kremlin’s envoy on Afghanistan said Sunday that there are no plans to evacuate the Russian embassy in Kabul. Zamir Kabulov told the Interfax news agency that Russia’s ambassador and its staff are “calmly carrying out their duties.”

    The reports came as Taliban fighters entered Kabul after a week-long blitz ahead of the final pullout of American and NATO troops. The Taliban said they don’t plan to take the capital city by force.


  110. coldwarrior
    112 | August 15, 2021 8:12 pm

    “The post-2001 Taliban have proved to be a learning, more political organization that is more open to the influence of external factors,” Thomas Ruttig wrote in a paper for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

    Others pointed to the more global outlook of today’s members of the Taliban.

    “Many Taliban leaders have now spent over a decade in Pakistan or the Gulf, which has greatly broadened their horizons from their parochial upbringings in southern Afghanistan,” wrote Borhan Osman and Anand Gopal in 2016 in “Taliban Views on a Future State.”

    https://ctc.usma.edu/have-the-taliban-changed/

    https://cic.nyu.edu/sites/default/files/taliban_future_state_final.pdf

    anyone wanna take an over-under on this?


  111. Aussie Infidel
    113 | August 15, 2021 8:17 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says …… “this is manifestly not Saigon.” For this arsewipe to say this means that THIS IS SAIGON 2.0.

    The public are distracted. Afghanistan is GONE already …. Move on ……

    The REAL QUESTION is whether the United States of America has any credibility left to defend TAIWAN from a Communist Chinese INVASION?

    Every US ally must be wondering aloud …. ” why did we ever believe that the US wouldn’t back out of its ‘nuclear umbrella’ agreement and cut and run. Leaving its allies to their fate, exposed and without the final option of going down fighting in a nuclear exchange, that would destroy the aggressor, the Chinese Communist State.

    I know that there are a LOT of Aussies now remembering the US perfidy in threatening economic destruction of the Australian and British States, in the early 1960s, if Australia went ahead and developed a nuclear power and WEAPONS industry. Given current Australian access to nuclear raw materials and LASRE refining technology (shared ONLY between Oz and the US) the country remains just 6 months away from the ability of manufacturing thermonuclear weapons, as a last ditch threat to obliterate ALL large Chinese cities. Delivery technologies are more of a problem but given the shared hypersonic tech shared between the US and Australia, over the past 20+ years that problem is able to be overcome.

    Selling out one’s allies once may be an accident. (Australian troops sold out by the US in the closing stages of WWII) Twice (Saigon and helicopters on roof tops) is a sign that the US cares nought for anyone except itself, three times (Saigon 2.0 tis time in Kabul) is a demonstration of US failure as an allied Nation State.


  112. lobo91
    114 | August 15, 2021 8:18 pm

    Wikipedia sure didn’t waste any time:

    The Embassy of the United States of America in Kabul was the official diplomatic mission of the United States of America in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The embassy was once housed in a chancery located on Great Massoud Road in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood[1] of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and was built at a cost of nearly $800 million. On 15 August 2021, in the face of a Taliban advance on Kabul, mission head Ross Wilson fled the chancery[2] as personnel relocated the embassy to makeshift facilities at Hamid Karzai International Airport.


  113. coldwarrior
    115 | August 15, 2021 8:22 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The REAL QUESTION is whether the United States of America has any credibility left to defend TAIWAN from a Communist Chinese INVASION?

    nope.


  114. coldwarrior
    116 | August 15, 2021 8:23 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Selling out one’s allies once may be an accident. (Australian troops sold out by the US in the closing stages of WWII) Twice (Saigon and helicopters on roof tops) is a sign that the US cares nought for anyone except itself, three times (Saigon 2.0 tis time in Kabul) is a demonstration of US failure as an allied Nation State.

    why would anyone bother to help us?

    we also let the hmong out to dry after they helped us


  115. eaglesoars
    117 | August 15, 2021 8:37 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The REAL QUESTION is whether the United States of America has any credibility left to defend TAIWAN from a Communist Chinese INVASION?

    what did I just say upthread?


  116. eaglesoars
    118 | August 15, 2021 8:38 pm

    So Kamala Harris resigns, Pelosi gets herself appointed VP and the 25th amendment is invoked.

    President Pelosi


  117. Aussie Infidel
    119 | August 15, 2021 8:53 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    nope.

    XI and the CCP know it.

    NATO knows it.

    The SE Asian nation states also know it.

    So why wouldn’t the world make ‘deals’ with XI and leave the US to disintegrate all alone.

    Trouble is that the USA is a nuclear State so it’s vERY dangerous to have all of those nukes about and a totally unstable administration and the US Armed forces virtually leaderless with corrupted Generals with their fingers on multiple triggers.


  118. eaglesoars
    120 | August 15, 2021 9:00 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    So why wouldn’t the world make ‘deals’ with XI and leave the US to disintegrate all alone.

    The Biden admin will ask to join the EU by Thursday


  119. darkwords
    121 | August 15, 2021 9:07 pm

    @alexburnsNYT

    “In a commentary directed at Hong Kong, China’s state-run Global Times cited Afghanistan in a signal to democracy activists not to heed repeated American promises to ‘stand by’ Hong Kong.”
    Quote Tweet
    Michael Young
    @BeirutCalling
    · 6h
    Pretty devastating piece by @LizSly on how U.S. allies are appalled at the rout in Afghanistan and the absence of U.S. consultations with them, as well as the growing doubts about U.S. credibility with regard to its allies: https://


  120. Aussie Infidel
    122 | August 15, 2021 9:12 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fall+of+kabul&&view=detail&mid=9CC57A2221CF335C1F2E9CC57A2221CF335C1F2E&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dfall%2520of%2520kabul%26qs%3DLS%26form%3DQBVDMH%26sp%3D2%26ghc%3D1%26pq%3Dfall%2520of%2520kab%26sk%3DMM1%26sc%3D8-11%26cvid%3DB5DFCDB8D9264EA78E81962C312B3B8A

    the canadians left 100 ghurkas behind at their embassy.

    way to sell out some brave men.

    That is disgusting and typical of what the Canadians have degenerated into. A soi-boi crowd of would be socialist arsewipes.

    Gurkhas everywhere have been used and abused. I personally saw junior Brit officers (NOT Brit Gurkha Officers however) mistreating great Gurkha soldiers in Hong Kong. The British government mandated a system where Gurkhas were grossly underpaid …. because … the Brits could get away with it. There was no thought of fairness and morals involved. The Brit Gurkhas officers were loyal to their soldiers but were between a rock and a hard place and there was nothing for them to do except suck it up.

    The Indian army treats their Gurkhas as cannon fodder. Even the Sultan of Brunei has a tame bunch of 3000 Gurkhas to protect him from his own people. These Gurkhas would fight to the death for their employer. Alas their employer would fight to the last drop of Gurkha blood before he flees with his ill gotten gains.

    Gurkhas deserve a LOT better that this. They are ‘SOLDIERS’ Soldiers’.


  121. darkwords
    123 | August 15, 2021 9:13 pm

    China can just “White privilege abandoned Brown people. All the time.”

    Biden’s ability to project power skydives.

    I was confident in the military. But seeing the fat generals go woke drives that confidence to near zero. I might not enlist today if I had the awareness.


  122. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    124 | August 15, 2021 9:15 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Selling out one’s allies once may be an accident. (Australian troops sold out by the US in the closing stages of WWII) Twice (Saigon and helicopters on roof tops) is a sign that the US cares nought for anyone except itself, three times (Saigon 2.0 tis time in Kabul) is a demonstration of US failure as an allied Nation State.

    why would anyone bother to help us?

    we also let the hmong out to dry after they helped us

    We’ve also sold out the Iranian people on multiple occasions and left them to die at the hands of the radical government.


  123. darkwords
    125 | August 15, 2021 9:18 pm

    ian bremmer
    @ianbremmer
    ·
    1h
    The British Ambassador is staying, working to get UK citizens out.
    Quote Tweet
    Yalda Hakim
    @BBCYaldaHakim
    · 8h
    The American ambassador has left Kabul


  124. 126 | August 15, 2021 9:45 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    But he is playing down America’s hasty exit, saying “this is manifestly not Saigon.

    …because Saigon is manifestly not in Afghanistan.


  125. eaglesoars
    127 | August 15, 2021 9:49 pm

    From Gordon Chang, one of the few honest China experts

    Does anyone know what was said at the #China-#Taliban meeting in Tianjin at the end of July? Did, for instance, #Beijing pledge financial support for the group? Many thanks for enlightenment.

    https://twitter.com/GordonGChang/status/1427084312348930048

    On Bannon’s show this evening Bannon asked Marjorie Taylor Greene if it’s true that the Biden admin has been paying off the Taliban to do whatever, let us skedaddle with our LGBQT flags intact or something. She said she didn’t know.


  126. lobo91
    128 | August 15, 2021 9:55 pm

    @ darkwords:
    We don’t have an ambassador


  127. eaglesoars
    129 | August 15, 2021 9:58 pm

    That skank, Maggie Haberman of the NYT, manages to get simple declarative sentence of her ass

    Cotton spokesman says that their office has heard from multiple US citizens in Kabul trapped behind Taliban checkpoints, who can’t safely reach the US perimeter and have no clear option for what to do.

    https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1427071762903220226


  128. eaglesoars
    130 | August 15, 2021 9:59 pm

    From The Atlantic no less

    Biden’s Betrayal of Afghans Will Live in Infamy

    Our abandonment of the Afghans who helped us, counted on us, and staked their lives on us is a final, gratuitous shame that we could have avoided.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/bidens-betrayal-of-afghans-will-live-in-infamy/619764/


  129. eaglesoars
    131 | August 15, 2021 10:01 pm

    My prediction is a major hostage crisis coming up.

    https://twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1426977328425439233

    Maybe they’d take Kamala in exchange. Ya think?


  130. eaglesoars
    132 | August 15, 2021 10:08 pm

    Now would be a good time for the Durham report. Nobody will pay any attention.


  131. AZfederalist
    133 | August 15, 2021 10:14 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    “deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions in the areas under their control, particularly targeting women and journalists.

    This is my shocked face.

    /Like the UN didn’t know or support what the Taliban is doing and going to do


  132. AZfederalist
    134 | August 15, 2021 10:17 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    anyone wanna take an over-under on this?

    My money is on these pointy-headed ivory tower intellectuals being dead wrong. Islamic radicals don’t moderate, don’t become more metropolitan, and definitely don’t become more accommodating. The people left in Afghanistan are in for some hard times.


  133. AZfederalist
    135 | August 15, 2021 10:20 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Trouble is that the USA is a nuclear State so it’s vERY dangerous to have all of those nukes about and a totally unstable administration and the US Armed forces virtually leaderless with corrupted Generals with their fingers on multiple triggers.

    You are of the mistaken notion that those generals and administration are loyal to the US. I’m more fearful that those unstable people are going to either give up our nukes or turn them over to some global government.


  134. eaglesoars
    136 | August 15, 2021 10:20 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    The people left in Afghanistan are in for some hard times.

    I’ve seen estimates of thousands of Americans – non-gov’t – but no way to confirm


  135. Canoe Convoy
    137 | August 15, 2021 10:23 pm

    So disappointed, so unhappy in regards to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan this weekend. No one will trust us now, seeing as how our own Left will defeat the entire enterprise from within. All the opposition has to do is just wait it out, and bleed us dry, and they win. While they don’t have to defeat us outright on a battlefield, they just have to avoid defeat. The entire world can now see that — and the entire world won’t see the US Left sabotaging the entire situation.


  136. AZfederalist
    138 | August 15, 2021 10:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I’ve seen estimates of thousands of Americans – non-gov’t – but no way to confirm

    Now, some of them are part of the woke crowd who supported the Taliban, so I have no problem with them finding out the perfidy of the people that they supported. Others though, those who were there as consultants or otherwise, I’m concerned for and pray that they find a way home safely.


  137. Canoe Convoy
    139 | August 15, 2021 10:25 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    anyone wanna take an over-under on this?

    My money is on these pointy-headed ivory tower intellectuals being dead wrong. Islamic radicals don’t moderate, don’t become more metropolitan, and definitely don’t become more accommodating. The people left in Afghanistan are in for some hard times.

    One issue I have is that the pointy headed intellectuals will never suffer any consequences for their collective failure, the system will protect them, and no one will see just how mediocre- to- incompetent the US “elites” are.


  138. eaglesoars
    140 | August 15, 2021 10:28 pm

    To confirm Fox reporting –

    We asked Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki for comment about Afghanistan.

    Here the actual automated response: “I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd.”

    https://twitter.com/Techno_Fog/status/1427092212618305536


  139. eaglesoars
    141 | August 15, 2021 10:29 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Now, some of them are part of the woke crowd who supported the Taliban,

    really?


  140. eaglesoars
    142 | August 15, 2021 10:35 pm

    Tweet. Of. The. Day.

    From the looks of Afghanistan I guess you don’t really need the F15s or nukes to take on the US govt after all

    https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1427089164495904768


  141. eaglesoars
    143 | August 15, 2021 10:45 pm

    Since the admin appears to be in hiding, I suspect that in order to crawl out from the rocks they’re hiding under, they’ll need a distraction.

    Interstate covid vax passports should do it, along with more lockdowns.


  142. eaglesoars
    144 | August 15, 2021 11:05 pm

    Look at this pic. Biden in a sports shirt

    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1427100150149885953

    And now he has a suit on

    https://twitter.com/TalonLavoie/status/1427074115425427456

    and look at the time!

    JOE IS NOTY AT CAMP DAVID!

    THE WHOLE TV IS PHOTOSHOPPED INTO THE OLD PICTURE!

    The current time difference is 2 hours so this picture could not have been taken today. The whole TV is fake and this was not today.

    https://twitter.com/SCUBA2024/status/1427063477152190467


  143. eaglesoars
    145 | August 15, 2021 11:07 pm

    more on those pics

    LOL White House just outed Doha Station. Face with rolling eyes

    I’m sure the station chief (or their stand in) appreciates having his face tweeted out along with “Doha Station” as the caption.

    And before you blame Biden, it’s not unique to his staff.

    Clown show all-around.

    https://twitter.com/thomasbsauer/status/1426999159643594755


  144. 146 | August 15, 2021 11:14 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    So Kamala Harris resigns, Pelosi gets herself appointed VP and the 25th amendment is invoked.

    President Pelosi

    VP has to be approved by Congress, not that that’s a big hurdle.


  145. lobo91
    147 | August 15, 2021 11:17 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    VP has to be approved by Congress, not that that’s a big hurdle.

    Unlike regular confirmations, a new VP has to be approved by majorities of both the House and Senate. Since Harris wouldn’t be there to break a tie, that leaves it 50-50 in the Senate.


  146. eaglesoars
    148 | August 15, 2021 11:22 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    summary with side-by-side picss

    What is going on here? The time in London and Moscow is currently 2 hours apart. Both the offical White House photos have it 3 hours apart. What’s also weird is that apparently Joe Biden changes outfits between these two picture. Is Biden even alive?

    https://twitter.com/RealMelcolmX/status/1427098810778492930


  147. eaglesoars
    149 | August 15, 2021 11:26 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    VP has to be approved by Congress, not that that’s a big hurdle.

    The GOP is not a separate party. anything that keeps their asses in their seats if fine with them.


  148. eaglesoars
    150 | August 15, 2021 11:30 pm

    Multiple Americans trapped in Afghanistan have reached out to US Senators (we know of at least 3 Republican senators who received calls) begging for help reporting that they are trapped and can’t make it to the airport and no one from the US embassy is responding to them.

    https://twitter.com/ReaganBattalion/status/1427072539440857090


  149. 151 | August 15, 2021 11:40 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Time shows
    MOSCOW 19;29
    TEHRAN 19:59

    Joe’s watch is blanked out.
    His sunglasses appear in the suit version, and his facemask has moved to his right and is crumpled. Seems he left and came back.


  150. 152 | August 15, 2021 11:46 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    a new VP has to be approved by majorities of both the House and Senate.

    Thanks for confirming. I haven’t looked it up either, but I don’t think a simple majority works for VP confirmation. 2/3rds?


  151. eaglesoars
    153 | August 15, 2021 11:48 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    maybe a full day apart


  152. eaglesoars
    154 | August 15, 2021 11:59 pm

    ok, look at this. First one.

    Texas Supreme Court sides with Gov. Abbot and says mask mandates ILLEGAL!

    Great news! Forcing children to wear masks is child abuse!

    https://twitter.com/SwainForSenate/status/1427043524881567746

    2nd one

    Dallas ISD has said they’ll keep the mask requirements despite the Texas Supreme Court decision. Let’s see what happens!

    https://twitter.com/SwainForSenate/status/1427072451289272321

    Court orders are being ignored. Keep this tactic in your quiver


  153. eaglesoars
    155 | August 16, 2021 12:07 am

    bed. nite


  154. Aussie Infidel
    156 | August 16, 2021 12:08 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    I’ll bet you 20 to 1 that the Taiwanese are rueing the day they ever bent to US covert pressure to ditch their options to develop their own nuke capability. They were in a group including South Africa, Israel and Taiwan, that were developing the tech between them. SA and Taiwan bent to the will of the US, while Israel already had the tech but was looking for Tech partners (Taiwan) and raw fissile material partners (South Africa). Israel told the US to go fuck themselves but they cowered the Taiwanese and South Africa, just as the US had economically cowered both the UK and Australis in the 1960s when Australia wanted to develop its own nukes.


  155. Aussie Infidel
    157 | August 16, 2021 12:08 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    G’nite Eagles
    🙂


  156. Aussie Infidel
    158 | August 16, 2021 12:14 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Oh bye the by Eagles….
    Did you see this?

    The direct like between VII and the Great Reset.

    Sounds like one just walked into a Brown novel …. alas it seems like it’s all true.

    SPIT


  157. lobo91
    160 | August 16, 2021 12:20 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Nope. Just a majority:

    Section 2.

    Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.


  158. 161 | August 16, 2021 12:31 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    maybe a full day apart

    Hunh. Tehran really IS 30 minutes off from the rest of the world.
    But 07:30am Moscow = 09:00am Tehran…


  159. 162 | August 16, 2021 12:45 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Nope. Just a majority:

    The 2/3rds majority is for removal of a sitting President. My mistake.
    Amendment XXV Section 4.


  160. darkwords
    164 | August 16, 2021 3:50 am

    Bleeding Heart with Jessica Biel Interesting take on love.

    https://youtu.be/aR8F11TVTyk

    Started watching these youtube movies. Seems like a better selection than Amazon or Netflix.


  161. darkwords
    165 | August 16, 2021 3:53 am

    @ Bunk X:
    Timely political ad.


  162. 166 | August 16, 2021 4:36 am

    @ darkwords:
    Kamala loves it.


  163. 167 | August 16, 2021 6:11 am

    @ lobo91:
    They probably knew before Biden did.


  164. eaglesoars
    168 | August 16, 2021 8:59 am

    Who took this picture outing Intel officials?!

    Dear God.

    https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1427009302452084737?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    This is the pic w/Joe in a sports shirt and apparently the intel official is the Doha station chief


  165. eaglesoars
    169 | August 16, 2021 9:14 am

    And while we’re all watching Afghanistan – look over here. I caught this when it happened but couldn’t find much so left off.

    Now I find much.

    There is a port in China, Ningbo, that shut down it’s busiest terminal, Meishan terminal, 6 days ago supposedly due to ONE case of Covid. No, I don’t believe it either.

    For context, Ningbo is the 3rd busiest port in the world.

    At this link, you will see one very clear pic at the top with lots of green an red blobs. The red blobs are ‘fishing vessels’. Just assume they’re armed, shall we.

    Below that is Huntsman’s text. Below the text are some blurry pics. Click on the one on the top left. It shows a thumbnail of the top pic.

    See Taiwan there? Surrounded?

    Yep.

    https://twitter.com/man_integrated/status/1427252379511148545


  166. eaglesoars
    170 | August 16, 2021 9:57 am

    The Taliban let the residents of Kabul know they were in control through WhatsApp, gave them numbers to call if they ran into any problems.

    https://prestonbyrne.com/2021/08/15/did-america-just-lose-afghanistan-because-of-whatsapp/

    Altho I think that take is simplistic, where are the effing servers and why weren’t they hit?


  167. eaglesoars
    171 | August 16, 2021 10:33 am

    Afghanistan finally liberated from a regime that imposes mandatory face coverings, destroys statues, and promotes the genital mutilation of children

    https://twitter.com/kwamurai/status/1426946717124108288


  168. eaglesoars
    172 | August 16, 2021 11:34 am

    Biden to Speak on Afghanistan Monday Afternoon

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/biden-speech-afghanistan-monday/2021/08/16/id/1032533/


  169. eaglesoars
    173 | August 16, 2021 11:37 am

    From Global Times, China state-affiliated media

    Editorial: From what happened in Afghanistan, those in Taiwan should perceive that once a war breaks out in the Straits, the island’s defense will collapse in hours and US military won’t come to help. As a result, the DPP will quickly surrender. https://globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1231636.shtml

    https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1427267130467119104


  170. eaglesoars
    174 | August 16, 2021 11:42 am

    NEW – Australia: No taking your mask off while drinking alcohol outdoors.

    17 sec video. The schmuck actually says this. No word on tea

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1427291891381506048


  171. eaglesoars
    175 | August 16, 2021 11:47 am

    Mike Lindell just admitted that one of his sources is Dennis Montgomery.


  172. eaglesoars
    176 | August 16, 2021 11:48 am

    from 2010

    $1 Trillion Motherlode of Lithium and Gold Discovered in Afghanistan

    The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world. An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.

    https://www.mining.com/1-trillion-motherlode-of-lithium-and-gold-discovered-in-afghanistan/


  173. coldwarrior
    177 | August 16, 2021 12:01 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    the big guy gets 10%


  174. eaglesoars
    178 | August 16, 2021 12:06 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    too bad he’s too far gone to enjoy it


  175. coldwarrior
    179 | August 16, 2021 12:19 pm

    i see a lot of able bodied men at the airport in kabul trying to get out. i see a lot of able bodied men in all the pics from around afghanistan just standing around. yinz know what? if they cant be bothered to fight the taliban then fuck ’em.

    i hope they enjoy their new taliban/chinese masters. that whole country can rot in hell as far as i am concerned. good riddance.

    yes, we should have got those who worked closely with us out, but we have a history of burning ‘our friends’.


  176. AZfederalist
    180 | August 16, 2021 12:54 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Since the admin appears to be in hiding, I suspect that in order to crawl out from the rocks they’re hiding under, they’ll need a distraction.

    Interstate covid vax passports should do it, along with more lockdowns.

    False flag operation September 11. They are already prepping the battlefield with their memo talking about potential extremism on 9/11.


  177. AZfederalist
    181 | August 16, 2021 12:56 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    50-50 in the Senate.

    You forget Murkowski, Romney, and Collins. Dems have at least 53


  178. AZfederalist
    182 | August 16, 2021 1:04 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Court orders are being ignored. Keep this tactic in your quiver

    Should be an interesting lawsuit for parents who refuse to mask their children in Dallas ISD.


  179. eaglesoars
    183 | August 16, 2021 1:05 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    False flag operation September 11.

    I think that’s not soon enough


  180. eaglesoars
    184 | August 16, 2021 2:03 pm

    Only hours after Minnesota GOP operative Anton Lazarro posted online DNA evidence that allegedly shows Rep. Ilhan Omar was once married to her brother, the FBI busted him.
    .
    .
    Special Agent Joy Hess, from the FBI’s Twin Cities field office, which investigated allegations that Omar married her brother Elmi to get around US immigration laws, says the “statute of limitations” had run out on the case

    The story doesn’t say why Lazarro was busted but it does say there’s no statute of limitations on immigration fraud

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/15/fbi-dodged-ilhan-omar-bro-wed-probe-devine/


  181. eaglesoars
    185 | August 16, 2021 2:43 pm

    Washington Post publisher emails Biden national security adviser
    @JakeSullivan46 : “Urgent request on behalf of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post” to help get “204 journalists, support staff and families” to safety

    https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1427307831728951296

    I am honestly conflicted


  182. eaglesoars
    186 | August 16, 2021 3:48 pm

    oh ffs

    WaPo: Why didn’t Biden plan to get female activists out of Afghanistan?

    https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2021/08/16/wapo-why-didnt-biden-plan-to-get-female-activists-out-of-afghanistan-n409129


  183. darkwords
    187 | August 16, 2021 4:12 pm

    @JoeSilverman7
    If Joe Biden was actually a communist Chinese agent, what would he be doing differently?


  184. darkwords
    188 | August 16, 2021 4:14 pm

    @mchooyah

    Do I have this all right?: Our border is wide open, China’s biological weapon is surging, we closed our pipelines but opened Russia’s, the Taliban is back in charge, we are defunding the police and people with penises are women. What did I miss?


  185. Aussie Infidel
    189 | August 16, 2021 4:23 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The story doesn’t say why Lazarro was busted but it does say there’s no statute of limitations on immigration fraud

    …… https://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/5536-davos-in-the-catacombs-klaus-schwab-s-secret-vatican-connection‘ ……
    Therefore FBI’s Joy Hess is lying for political advantage and must be investigated by the Justice Department …… yeah that’ll work ! (sarc)

    When the bureaucracy is totally corrupt then there is no Justice and the society crumbles from the inside.


  186. Aussie Infidel
    190 | August 16, 2021 4:26 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yes, we should have got those who worked closely with us out, but we have a history of burning ‘our friends’.

    Hmmmmm

    That would be:-
    ….. we have a HABIT of burning ‘our friends’ shouldn’t it?


  187. Aussie Infidel
    191 | August 16, 2021 4:31 pm

    Direct quote …….“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up” – President Barack Obama

    “It’s nice to find some common ground these days.” 🙂

    – President Donald Trump

    🙂


  188. Aussie Infidel
    192 | August 16, 2021 4:34 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    from 2010

    $1 Trillion Motherlode of Lithium and Gold Discovered in Afghanistan

    The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world. An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys.

    https://www.mining.com/1-trillion-motherlode-of-lithium-and-gold-discovered-in-afghanistan/

    This is old news. These deposits have been known for years. The Chinese have been salivating for years just at the thought of raping Afghanistan’s wealth. The PLA are packing up and getting ready to move in.


  189. eaglesoars
    193 | August 16, 2021 4:39 pm

    Bill Lee, Gov Tenn.

    Districts will make the decisions they believe are best for their schools, but parents are THE authority & will be the ultimate decision-makers for their individual child’s health & well-being.

    I will not be calling a special session at this time

    https://twitter.com/GovBillLee/status/1427365384215318532


  190. Aussie Infidel
  191. darkwords
    196 | August 16, 2021 4:46 pm

    Kate Hyde
    @KateHydeNY
    ·
    5h
    Psaki during Biden’s tan suit:
    Here for it.

    Psaki during fall of Afghanistan:
    Not here for it.

    ** odd that Psaki runs to the beach in a PR disaster of Afghans falling off USAF planes at the Kabul airport.

    My experience at work was that everyone dropped their evening and vacation plans to return to the office and go to work.


  192. eaglesoars
    197 | August 16, 2021 4:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    typical reply

    Once again, you give in to your ignorant base and your own delusional belief system. This is the same as banning mandates. May the death of every child and teacher haunt you until you go to hell. F you and anyone with an (R) after their name.

    no hysteria, no siree………


  193. darkwords
    198 | August 16, 2021 4:50 pm

    The Afghan army didn’t fold from weakness of its troops. Biden pulled maintenance on their Air Force and grounded all their planes. China gave money to the Taliban to purchase surrenders. Psyops in the military broadcasted their was peace and to let the Taliban pass through and claims weapons.

    It folded from bad leadership in the US. Fighters were forced to stand down.


  194. eaglesoars
    199 | August 16, 2021 4:51 pm

    I didn’t hear all of Biden’s remarks but I heard one that I know was a lie. He said the U.S. maintained the air fleet.

    He pulled all the mechanics. Grounded the entire fleet


  195. 200 | August 16, 2021 6:12 pm

    Mark Levin is dissecting Afghanistan. Brutally.
    https://am870theanswer.com/listenlive


  196. darkwords
    201 | August 16, 2021 7:04 pm

    A Tennessee investigation found evidence that the state’s fired vaccine chief, Michelle Fiscus, purchased a dog muzzle that she previously claimed someone had mailed in an attempt to intimidate her. . . .


  197. 202 | August 16, 2021 7:24 pm

    @ darkwords:
    You gotta start including links, bro. 😀


  198. eaglesoars
    203 | August 16, 2021 8:05 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    A Tennessee investigation found evidence that the state’s fired vaccine chief, Michelle Fiscus, purchased a dog muzzle that she previously claimed someone had mailed in an attempt to intimidate her. . . .

    oh bull. Somebody thought she could use it as jewelry (I’ve seen her pic)


  199. darkwords
    204 | August 16, 2021 8:42 pm

    Jack Carr’s view of Afghanistan.

    https://www.officialjackcarr.com/the-united-states-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/

    Sean Parnell on the Megyn Kelly podcasts just now.

    “worst military disaster in a century”
    1. Kabul is fallen and the main airbase deserted.
    2. Thousands of Americans left behind.
    3. Biden missing in action.


  200. darkwords
    205 | August 16, 2021 8:49 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Jocko Willink posted some Kabul falling photos of a person getting lynched. Instagram deleted his post. But left the Taliban accounts up.


  201. 206 | August 16, 2021 9:03 pm

    Don’t know how I missed this gem from 2010.


  202. darkwords
    207 | August 16, 2021 9:38 pm

    What’s the value of an American captured in Kabul? In Iranian ransom dollars?

    $10,000,000 per?

    The value of an Afghan interpreter?


  203. darkwords
    208 | August 16, 2021 9:43 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Pretty classic. I could see the lunch stop in there.


  204. darkwords
    210 | August 16, 2021 9:52 pm

    Chinese joking now that the power transition in Afghanistan was much smoother than the one in the United States.


  205. eaglesoars
    211 | August 16, 2021 9:54 pm

    just found a good twitter follow

    China Beige book

    https://twitter.com/ChinaBeigeBook

    China econ data


  206. lobo91
    212 | August 16, 2021 9:57 pm

    Wallace wrapped up her sycophantic screed by declaring: “So I think what this president did was walk into that room, speak to something that he really does have the support of the vast majority of Americans on, and make clear that this was put in motion because this country is not going to fight for a country that won’t fight for itself.”

    Never mind the reality that US troops haven’t been doing any significant fighting in Afghanistan for a couple of years now. When was our last combat casualty there? 2019? Meanwhile, the Afghan security forces have been taking about 10,000 casualties per year since 2014.


  207. eaglesoars
    213 | August 16, 2021 9:58 pm

    Extraordinary analysis by @tshugart3 , who shows that China has been building a massive Taiwan invasion fleet in plain sight.

    This is one of those rare reports that truly enhances the debate & adds serious elasticity to the public’s collective grey matter.

    https://twitter.com/Ian_M_Easton/status/1427395156605558798

    MIND THE GAP: HOW CHINA’S CIVILIAN SHIPPING COULD ENABLE A TAIWAN INVASION

    https://warontherocks.com/2021/08/mind-the-gap-how-chinas-civilian-shipping-could-enable-a-taiwan-invasion/

    However, assessments of China’s amphibious sealift capability have typically focused on its navy’s dedicated amphibious assault ships, and have largely discounted the ability of China’s civilian merchant shipping to contribute to an invasion — especially in its initial stages. This approach does not take sufficient account of the emerging and ongoing integration of substantial portions of China’s merchant marine into its cross-strait assault forces. When civilian shipping is included in an assessment of China’s cross-strait sealift capability, Davidson’s warning gains added credibility.

    yeah, those ‘fishing vessels’ I mentioned upthread


  208. eaglesoars
    214 | August 16, 2021 10:04 pm

    “Earth globe asia-australia’s largest maker of EV vehicle #batteries unveiled a cell that runs not on #lithium but sodium, a cheap & abundant material extracted from salt….Shares Upwards arrow160% in past yr, lifting mkt value to $186B—eclipsing every carmaker bar #Tesla & #Toyota””Earth globe asia-australia’s largest maker of EV vehicle #batteries unveiled a cell that runs not on #lithium but sodium, a cheap & abundant material extracted from salt….Shares Upwards arrow160% in past yr, lifting mkt value to $186B—eclipsing every carmaker bar #Tesla & #Toyota”

    https://twitter.com/ChinaBeigeBook/status/1425839570223042560


  209. eaglesoars
    215 | August 16, 2021 10:12 pm

    Schlichter’s thread on the debacle

    https://twitter.com/KurtSchlichter/status/1427415858217775105

    There are three ways a war ends. Just three. No more, no less. Three.
    1 – Win
    2 – Negotiate a peace
    3- Lose
    .
    .
    The last alternative is to lose. Biden chose that option. And so did every jerk who complains that Trump negotiated. Win, negotiate or lose. Pick one. If you disqualify negotiating, and you won’t win, that leaves losing. If you’re willing to lose, own it, loser


  210. AZfederalist
    216 | August 16, 2021 10:15 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    WaPo: Why didn’t Biden plan to get female activists out of Afghanistan?

    eaglesoars wrote:

    oh ffs

    WaPo: Why didn’t Biden plan to get female activists out of Afghanistan?

    Now, however, the NGOs and activists encouraged by those policies to work in Afghanistan find themselves stuck in the collapse, the Washington Post reports. It takes quite a few paragraphs to get to the reason why, however:

    These are the kind of people I was referring to in my previous posting.


  211. AZfederalist
    217 | August 16, 2021 10:17 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The Chinese have been salivating for years just at the thought of raping Afghanistan’s wealth. The PLA are packing up and getting ready to move in.

    The third world superpower to try invading Afghanistan. The Soviets were equally ruthless, so this isn’t going to turn out any better for the PLA


  212. AZfederalist
    218 | August 16, 2021 10:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    My experience at work was that everyone dropped their evening and vacation plans to return to the office and go to work.

    You assume they want a press secretary that is accessible during this latest debacle. Add this to the border debacle and you have an adminstration with the wheels falling off.


  213. AZfederalist
    219 | August 16, 2021 10:21 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    no hysteria, no siree………

    Because you know that in every school that did not have a mask mandate, there were bodies strewn throughout the community and in the school halls.

    /s


  214. AZfederalist
    220 | August 16, 2021 10:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Once again, you give in to your ignorant base and your own delusional belief system.

    Oh, missed that. Complete lack of self-awareness given that nothing their side has advocated has any grounding in real science.


  215. AZfederalist
    221 | August 16, 2021 10:26 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “Earth globe asia-australia’s largest maker of EV vehicle #batteries unveiled a cell that runs not on #lithium but sodium, a cheap & abundant material extracted from salt…

    Now, that would pretty much nullify any strategic value for China’s Afghanistan strategy


  216. eaglesoars
    222 | August 16, 2021 10:30 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    These are the kind of people I was referring to in my previous posting.

    Long long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, there was a planet called Little Green Footballs. I visited often and once wrote a story about attending a CAIR-sponsored dinner for Imam Khatami.

    I met quite a few interesting people. One was from State Dept AID and I got a fucking EARFUL about the graft.

    However it started, it became one big grift. Oh, somebody needs money for a well. These Georgetown grads wouldn’t know a well from a wall, but they got a $2 mil grant and threw it at somebody, after 6 months went outside the wall to take pics of a hole in the ground and VOILA!


  217. Aussie Infidel
    223 | August 16, 2021 10:31 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    “Earth globe asia-australia’s largest maker of EV vehicle #batteries unveiled a cell that runs not on #lithium but sodium, a cheap & abundant material extracted from salt….Shares Upwards arrow160% in past yr, lifting mkt value to $186B—eclipsing every carmaker bar #Tesla & #Toyota””Earth globe asia-australia’s largest maker of EV vehicle #batteries unveiled a cell that runs not on #lithium but sodium, a cheap & abundant material extracted from salt….Shares Upwards arrow160% in past yr, lifting mkt value to $186B—eclipsing every carmaker bar #Tesla & #Toyota”

    https://twitter.com/ChinaBeigeBook/status/1425839570223042560

    Lithium was never going to be the best solution to a cheap reliable battery. Actually batteries are always a simple but heave and second grade solution to energy density. Fuel Cells are always more energy dense per weight although more complex for very small applications. Therefore there will always be a niche for batteries of some kind. However Lithium is NOT one of the reasonable alternatives.

    A hydrogen / fuel cell technology is always the preferred solution to all heavy use, high energy density, applications.


  218. eaglesoars
    224 | August 16, 2021 10:32 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Now, that would pretty much nullify any strategic value for China’s Afghanistan strategy

    NAH, there’s more than lithium there


  219. eaglesoars
    225 | August 16, 2021 10:33 pm

    I haz sleepies. nite. Nite Aussie, stop showing up so late.


  220. Aussie Infidel
    226 | August 16, 2021 10:51 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Just off the phone to my brother in Northern New South Wales in Australia. Te NSW Police Commissioner and the State Health Minister just had a face off over health restrictions policing. The cop won so the NSW Police have gone all Stasi and are now manning roadblocks all over urban areas to prevent people from moving more than 5Km from home. There is a $5000 fine waiting for you if you are caught transgressing. Great for urbanites but rubbish for regional people who live more that 5Km from the shops. The mental midgets governing this country haven’t thought of all of the collateral damage they are doing.

    Also the Fascist Premier of Queensland has clamped down on everyone living in Northern NSW and working in Queensland. The border is now a ring of steel …. contrary to the Australian Constitution by the way but who care about bits of paper that are not enforced. Trouble is that Palidsaid the Queensland Premier didn’t think the whole thing through to the logical end. Logistics STOP at the borders food supplies also stop. Medical staff of Queensland hospitals also STOP at the border so they can’t get to work and hospitals are in danger of closing.

    All this in an Area called the Northern Rivers Region where there is NOT A SINGLE case of Covid-19 reported for the past 2 months. The inmates have taken over the asylum here!

    The NEW Premier has totally lost the plot and has done a deal with the Labor Party to dissolve Parliament whilst ‘so called Emergency Conditions’ persist. There is no governance and the rule of law is what ever the NSW Commissioner of Police says it is. Currently if you get driving a car outside your 5 Km from home zone it’s an instant $5000 fine. Plus if you happen to be driving outside CURFEW 9PM – 5 AM it’s compounded to a $15,000 instant fine.

    Morrison the supposed constative Prime Minister has compounded the problems of the East Coast States by allowing the Military to be called up … again by calling on Emergency legislation and we now have troops with no actual powers of arrest enforcing Police powers. This is identical to the pitch that happened in Venezuela. The hope that the NSW State Governor would step in is moot as he is currently hiding in his royal residence. He actually has the power to bring the politicians to heel by invoking his Reserve Powers, disbanding Parliament and forcing new elections. Afraid now with this quisling however.

    Think it can’t happen in the US? Think again. A Constitution not backed up with steel is just a piece of paper and that’s all it is!

    We do live in interesting times.


  221. Aussie Infidel
    227 | August 16, 2021 10:57 pm

    Pitch= Putsch
    now = not


  222. eaglesoars
    228 | August 16, 2021 10:58 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    We do live in interesting times.

    I’d offer to invade but……….our gov’t is using yours as a model

    saw this as I was closing down

    In case anyone is wondering how what is happening in Afghanistan is possible… in May of this year, @SecDef Lloyd Austin identified climate change as the #1 issue facing the military. #2 was countering violent extremists in the military. #3 was team work with allies and agencies.

    https://twitter.com/WadeMiller_USMC/status/1427320870666657803

    via Instapundit


  223. Aussie Infidel
    229 | August 16, 2021 11:36 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Wonderful.

    Comrade Cindi the bloody PM must be suffering mensural cramps again !

    The whole of Auckland is locked down from midnight tonight for ….. drum roll …… a SINGLE case of Covid-19.

    Some kind soul should sort out that little communist with extreme prejudice.

    SHEESH

    I have my grab bag ready and will get the fucking hell out of this berg after 1100 when I finish up my pooch-sitting duty and before the cops start putting up road blocks.

    Unsure how long this stupidity is going to last this time but I am totally over this shit!

    SPIT


  224. AZfederalist
    230 | August 17, 2021 12:29 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    One of your problems is that you have police willing to enforce such nonsense


  225. 231 | August 17, 2021 4:37 am

    L.A. on Saturday 14 August
    Most MSM reports called them “anti-vaccine” protesters and antifa as merely counter protesters wearing black. Antifa got their asses beat; one anti-covid mandate protester was stabbed. Video here.
    https://twitter.com/elaadeliahu/status/1426665001952100357

    More here.
    https://djhjmedia.com/steven/watch-patriots-kick-antifas-butts-at-recall-newsom-rally-in-los-angeles-update-one-person-stabbed/


  226. 232 | August 17, 2021 4:46 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I visited often and once wrote a story about attending a CAIR-sponsored dinner for Imam Khatami.

    Gimme some more clues (approx. date, title, anything) and I’ll see if I can find it.


  227. 233 | August 17, 2021 4:53 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Hard to find trustworthy news sources, so thanks for all your updates.
    They’re scaring the hell out of me.


  228. 234 | August 17, 2021 5:47 am

    I’m hopelessly stuck in Kabul with my wife and child.
    Like myself, hundreds of other journalists are also stuck here.
    I have an 11—months old daughter.
    Please pray for her safety.
    _______________________

    Taliban started door to door search looking for govt officials, former police & security forces members & those who worked for foreign countries NGOs or infrastructures in Afghanistan.
    At least 3 journalists’ houses were searched in the last hour.
    Kabul is now becoming deadly..
    _______________________

    This is a game changer for us all.
    Many have started counting their final hours of life in Kabul.
    Nobody knows what happens next.

    Pray for us.

    https://twitter.com/CombatJourno/status/1427220857940758530


  229. Aussie Infidel
    235 | August 17, 2021 6:11 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    One of your problems is that you have police willing to enforce such nonsense

    Actually the Kiwi cops aren’t bad at all. You can reason with them and if you’re rational and not totally batshit crazy they will use their brains and make a decision based on logic. I know that I’m biased as I have a son in the NZ Police Force. I also had a dad a veteran cop in the New South Wales State Police in Australia. They were a little rough around the edges but not totally corrupt like the Victorian State Police or Queensland cop crazies, who think they are the sheriff of Tombstone …. or Northern Territory cops who KNOW that they are the sheriff of Dodge city. The NSW Cops were an OK Police Force even with their corrupt Commissioner who ran all of the illegal gambling at Kings Cross in Sydney’s red light area. 🙂

    But all that has now changed almost overnight. Suddenly the NSW cops became even more corrupt that their Victorian mates … and that is saying something! The NSW Police became the Stasi of East Germany. Making up law to suit themselves. It is very very ugly and dangerous too. Having a picnic too close to another group can cost you a $5000 fine. Add another $3000 if you’re not wearing a mask OUTDOORS and if your caught outside your house after the CURFEW (9PM to 5AM daily) then add another $10,000 instant fine, to your bill.

    You may ask who gave the NSW cops that kind of power. NOBODY. They made it all up themselves!

    SPIT

    opps that’g get me locked up in jail for 6 months!.


  230. Aussie Infidel
    236 | August 17, 2021 6:15 am

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
    “Afghanistan’s collapse: Did US intelligence get it wrong?” ABC News asks. “Afghanistan Is Your Fault,” barks Tom Nichols at The Atlantic. “Why Afghan Forces So Quickly Laid Down Their Arms,” Politico ponders.
    The one thing that the Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan is good for is more media hot takes.
    Afghanistan didn’t fall because it never existed. The Afghan army laid down its arms because it also never existed. And not just because many of the 300,000 soldiers were imaginary. Its Pashtun members surrendered to their fellow Taliban Pashtuns, or fled to Iran or Uzbekistan, depending on their tribal or religious affiliations which, unlike Afghanistan, are very real.
    The Afghan army was there because we spent $90 billion on it. Much like Afghanistan with its president, its constitution, and its elections existed because we spent a fortune on it. When we left, the president fled, the army collapsed, and Afghanistan: The Musical closed in Kabul.
    Afghanistan isn’t a country. It’s a stone age Brigadoon of quarreling tribes, ethnic groups, Islamic denominations, and warlords manned by young men with old Russian and American rifles. Unlike the fiction of a democratic Afghanistan, that is something they will die for.
    And in the coming years you will see some of those same soldiers who laid down their guns fighting and dying for tribes and warlords, even fighting the Taliban, in the real endless war.
    The forever war isn’t something we invented after 9/11: Afghanistan has always been at war.
    Americans are impressed that the Taliban held out for 20 years. They shouldn’t be.
    There’s no time in Afghanistan. Two decades of war are horrifyingly incomprehensible to Americans. To Afghans, it’s the way things have always been. We stepped into a place that has been a war zone for centuries, took sides, supplied weapons, and then left as everyone knew we would. The British and the Russians came and went. After us, the Chinese will come and go.
    And the forever war will go on endlessly.
    Before us, the Russians wanted the Afghans to pretend to be Communists. We wanted them to pretend that they were Democrats. But the Afghans aren’t ‘Afghans’, they’re Pashtuns, Uzbeks, Balochs, Hazaras, Sunni and Shiite Muslims, everything else is just a temporary costume.
    The Taliban, another Pashtun bid to seize power, will be met with resistance, not by the proponents of a free and democratic Afghanistan, but by rival tribes and warlords.
    We’ll probably end up funding some of them. And maybe this time we won’t be stupid enough to ask them to hold elections or any of the other nation-building nonsense from Foggy Bottom.
    Our Afghanistan campaign after September 11 was fast, clever, and ruthless. The men who conducted it understood the society. They worked together with warlords to crush the Taliban. Their goal was a quick and dirty victory that would make an example out of the Taliban.
    Our allies were anyone whose current factional interests in the endless power struggle aligned with ours. As the years went on, some of our allies became enemies, and some enemies became allies. The Taliban were the bad guys, but just like in Syria, so was everyone else. There were plenty of innocents caught in the crossfire, but innocents have no power.
    The average Afghan rural villager doesn’t think of being a citizen of some country called Afghanistan. He cares little for elections and his elders confuse Americans with the Russians and sometimes even the British. The elites in Kabul are happy to dress up their power grabs in presidential titles and constitutions that no one else in the country cares about. USAID pays girls in Kabul to play at feminism and college graduates to talk about international relations.
    None of it mattered a damn in the vast majority of the country as we are now finding out.
    But, Afghanistan didn’t become a complete disaster for us. Until Obama.
    American forces peaked at 25,000 under Bush. Obama quadrupled them to 100,000. That’s the year more American soldiers were wounded than during the entire Bush administration.
    1,200 Americans died during Obama’s Afghanistan surge, not just because he quadrupled the number of soldiers, but because the military was told to stop trying to defeat the Taliban.
    Our soldiers became community organizers with guns who were told not to fight.
    No hearts and minds were won. But cemeteries filled up with boys from Texas and West Virginia who weren’t allowed to shoot back because Obama wanted to win Muslim hearts and minds.
    The military brass who embraced Obama’s strategy buried and crippled a generation of young men. Countless men and women came home wounded inside. They overdosed or killed themselves.
    The surge receded. The military brass pulled back to secure the cities while the Taliban secured the rural areas that we spent so many lives on. All they had to do was wait for us to leave.
    The speed with which the Taliban took the country only seems magical to CNN viewers.
    The country was theirs for the taking. The Taliban fought few battles. The various warlords and leaders began switching sides when Biden announced his withdrawal to join the winning team. That’s the Islamic team backed by Pakistan, China, Turkey who are the big boys still standing.
    But that doesn’t mean that they won’t switch sides next month or next year.
    The hated government in Kabul was backed by our money and our air power. We’re out, so are they. But the locals will hate the Taliban too. And as the Chinese come in to set up mines, run roads, and offend the locals, they’ll find out what we, the British, and the Russians learned.
    Afghanistan doesn’t belong to anyone. It’s its own forever war of quarreling tribes.
    The forever war will continue whether or not we’re there. But we’ll probably be there in one form or another. We never really understood Afghanistan or Iraq. And so we can’t escape them.
    Al Qaeda and ISIS will operate out of Afghanistan. So will countless other Jihadi fighters.
    Americans didn’t invent the forever war.
    It’s been going on in the Islamic parts of the world for over a thousand years.
    It’s unfashionable and politically incorrect to mention it.
    That’s why the media carefully describes the Taliban as “religious students” without naming the religion.
    It’ll refer to Sunni and Shiite infighting in Iraq while leaving off the “Islam” part of the group.
    We came to defeat the Jihadists behind September 11 and we stayed behind to reform Afghanistan.
    But what were we reforming it from?
    We couldn’t name the problem.
    And when you can’t name a problem, you never come up with a solution.
    Having failed to fix Afghanistan, the process is now underway to bring as many Afghans as possible to America.
    The old plan to bring 100,000 “interpreters” and their family members has been vastly expanded to make any Afghan who did any work for American organizations, from aid groups to the media, eligible to come to America.
    By the time they’re done, we may end up with a million Afghan refugees in America.
    Some of them will become Islamic terrorists.
    The final act of fighting terrorism is bringing the terrorists to America to create more terror.
    The real tragedy of Afghanistan isn’t just that we lost so many of our best and brightest in the dust, it’s that we learned nothing from the experience. Nothing except to blame ourselves.
    We didn’t fail Afghanistan. Nor did we lose Afghanistan. It was never ours or anyone’s.
    Afghanistan wasn’t our forever war. It’s the forever war of the warlords and tribesmen who will keep on fighting it until the water dries up, the cattle die, and they all move to Fremont where 25,000 Afghans already live. Our mistake was not recognizing what Afghanistan was.
    Americans like to believe that everyone is like us.
    It’s an easy trap to fall into. Wherever we go, the people speak English, listen to our music, and wear Nike shirts. They have opinions about our presidents and want to know how easy it is to move to Fremont. And we cheerfully supply them with more Nike shirts, bad music, worse movies, and try to persuade them to create a United States of Iraq or a United States of Afghanistan. Then when it doesn’t work out, they move to Fremont, Minnesota, or New York City, run for Congress, and tell us they hate us.
    If we learn anything from Afghanistan, from Iraq, and from September 11, let it be this.
    There have to be boundaries, physical and conceptual borders, between us and the rest of the world. American exceptionalism can’t be a narcissistic belief that everyone ought to be like us. If everyone could become us, there would be nothing exceptional about us. Our exceptionalism is that the rest of the world isn’t like us and never will be. And that if we want to protect ourselves, we have to stop trying to define the world or allowing the rest of the world to redefine America.
    We could have won in Afghanistan, swiftly and decisively, and left, if we hadn’t been seduced into believing that Afghanistan could be America and that Afghans deserved to be Americans.
    Likewise, Iraq.
    Victories became defeats and cemeteries filled with the dead because we lost sight of the truth about Afghanistan and about ourselves.
    The more we think about Afghanistan or any place in terms of ourselves, the less we see it for what it is. And that can be a deadly illusion.
    Americans have spent the last century trying to turn the world into America. Let’s spend this century making America what it was always intended to be: a refuge from the rest of the world.
    We won’t win wars anymore because we can no longer remember what we’re fighting for. Unable to draw boundaries between the enemy and ourselves, between our nation and the world, we’ve lost touch with the fundamental purpose and even the concept of what a war is.
    To win a war, we have to remember what we’re fighting for. Ourselves.
    The Afghans understand that concept. Perhaps they understand it too well. But it’s time we learned it too. If we can’t go to war for ourselves, not for democracy, human rights, or so that Afghan girls can go to school, then we will lose soldiers, lose wars, and lose our nation.
    All wars are endless and forever when you don’t understand what it takes to win.


  231. Aussie Infidel
    237 | August 17, 2021 6:25 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    One of your problems is that you have police willing to enforce such nonsense

    I got the last stage out of Dodge tonight.

    Snatched up my Grab bag. Loaded two bags of perishable food from the frog, and joined the other 100,000 Aucklanders trying to ‘get the hell outta Dodge’ before midnight. and the fifth lockdown to be imposed. Auckland and the Coromandal Peninsular got an initial 7 days of Lockdown whilst the rest of the country got 3 days…. with a review at the end of those lockdowns ….. all because a SINGLE PERSON WAS FOUND TO BE COVID POSITIVE in the whole bloody country.

    This is madness on steroids!

    The communist bitch with who rules this place has totally lost the plot …. or maybe it’s just part of the Great Reset plan …. as we were all becoming waaaay to comfortable with now loose Covid cases and were no longer AFRAID!

    Afraid = Compliant ….. in leftist speech!

    SPIT

    🙂


  232. Aussie Infidel
    238 | August 17, 2021 6:27 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Now, that would pretty much nullify any strategic value for China’s Afghanistan strategy

    NAH, there’s more than lithium there

    You’re correct

    . Reportedly a $trillion in gold and rare earths


  233. coldwarrior
    239 | August 17, 2021 6:58 am

    headed to the CC to hit balls, smoke cigars, and have a wee dram.

    and as i’m loading up the car…a large flock of geese flew over headed south.

    it’s august. this doent usually start until well into september.


  234. eaglesoars
    240 | August 17, 2021 8:43 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I visited often and once wrote a story about attending a CAIR-sponsored dinner for Imam Khatami.

    Gimme some more clues (approx. date, title, anything) and I’ll see if I can find it.

    Title: My Evening With Khatami.

    The dinner was Sept 8 2006 so I wrote it the next day which was either Sat or Sun (it didn’t get many comments) but Charles gave it a thread.

    This is the CAIR announcement

    http://www.payvand.com/news/06/aug/1283.html

    http://www.payvand.com/news/06/aug/1283.html


  235. eaglesoars
    241 | August 17, 2021 8:44 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    this doent usually start until well into september.

    uh oh. tough winter ahead


  236. eaglesoars
    242 | August 17, 2021 8:46 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    I got the last stage out of Dodge tonight.

    If you can make it to Tennessee……….God speed


  237. eaglesoars
    243 | August 17, 2021 8:55 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Also, Bunk, my nic at the time was NOT ‘eaglesoars’. It was ‘whabbicorridor’ and I THINK that’s the way I spelled it but I don’t remember. I do recall a deliberate mis-spelling of ‘wahabi’ so that it wouldn’t show up in searches. Charles let me change my original nic which was basically my last name-first initial because I started to get some iffy emails.


  238. eaglesoars
    244 | August 17, 2021 9:01 am

    I’ve been getting these notices on my phone and don’t know what to make of them. This morning I got an email. I don’t know what it means, if anyone can advise

    Dear Samsung Cloud Customers,

    Beginning on 2021-09-30, Gallery Sync and Drive storage for My Files will no longer be supported by Samsung Cloud and your data will be deleted, as explained further below.

    [schedule inserted here]

    Make sure to download your precious data by 2021-09-30.

    Samsung Cloud supports data download until the final deprecation date for customers to securely download their data. When it gets close to the final deprecation date, you might not be able to download your data smoothly due to the increased number of users. Please make sure to download your data via Samsung Cloud app or web now.

    The only thing I have in Gallery are pics and I have no clue what My Files is. Anybody else w/a Samsung phone getting this notice?


  239. Possum
    245 | August 17, 2021 9:12 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    whabbicorridor

    Must have been in 2012 or later


  240. eaglesoars
    246 | August 17, 2021 9:29 am

    #China’s surging electricity consumption and resulting power crunch is expected to curb #aluminum production.
    Aluminium output fell for 3rd straight month in Jul, with daily average at lowest since Oct 2020 as power crunch kept smelter operating rates low.

    https://www.yuantalks.com/chinas-power-crunch-may-curb-aluminium-production-july-output-hit-lowest-since-october-2020/


  241. eaglesoars
    247 | August 17, 2021 9:29 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    @YuanTalks also seems to be a good twitter follow


  242. eaglesoars
    248 | August 17, 2021 9:38 am

    Possum wrote:

    Must have been in 2012 or later

    good point. The book I took the name from wasn’t published until 2008.

    Ok, Bunk, my nic on that would have been ‘grayp’


  243. Guggi
    249 | August 17, 2021 9:40 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Pashtunwali is stronger than any other law and the intelligence community knew this from the beginning b’cause under “Melmastya” ObL was aloowed to stay in Afghanistan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashtunwali


  244. eaglesoars
    250 | August 17, 2021 9:47 am

    This is apparently not satire

    https://www.daybook.com/jobs/sJMphGaRiHQdt6NTX

    Afghanistan Partnership Specialist – UN Women

    Date Posted:
    August 16th 2021
    Location:
    Kabul, Afghanistan

    Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, the Partnerships and Reporting Specialist will be responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient provision of donor-related support services to senior management, programmes and operations units within the Afghanistan Country Office (ACO). The donor related support services include external relations and resource mobilization coordination, coordinating the preparation of proposals and donor reports and maintaining a working relationship between UN Women and donors.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Build and maintain effective external relations, strategic partnerships and support resource mobilization:

    Develop the resource mobilization strategy/plan for the Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) and coordinate implementation;

    Undertake ad-hoc donor studies, research, and other activities to identify funding opportunities; update the resources mobilization strategy as needs emerge;

    Develop a prospective donor profile database that includes prospective donor funding areas, geographical and sectoral preferences, criteria, and policies with a view to identifying funding opportunities;

    Monitor calls for proposals related to UN Women ACO mandate;

    Initiate Resource Mobilization meetings and presentations to prospective donors in Afghanistan and outside, including preparation of briefing notes;

    Design and implement effective advocacy strategies and methods for proactive and strategic targeting of partners and donors.

    [that’s a partial list, it goes on..and on]

    Languages:

    Fluency in English is required.

    [no Pashtun I see]


  245. Possum
    251 | August 17, 2021 9:48 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    First comment Thu, Oct 17, 2002 8:44:21am

    Last comment Sun, Oct 7, 2007 11:18:27am

    So, LOL what do you want Bunk to do with your essay on Khatami?


  246. eaglesoars
    252 | August 17, 2021 9:53 am

    Guggi wrote:

    the intelligence community knew this from the beginning

    everybody knew it from the beginning. It was in the freaking Washington Post about 2 weeks after we invaded Afghanistan, for heaven’s sake


  247. eaglesoars
    253 | August 17, 2021 9:54 am

    Possum wrote:

    So, LOL what do you want Bunk to do with your essay on Khatami?

    I don’t want him to do anything. He asked me for info so he could go find it. Have at it


  248. eaglesoars
    255 | August 17, 2021 10:22 am

    @ Possum:

    there ya go!


  249. eaglesoars
    256 | August 17, 2021 10:44 am

    @ Possum:

    I don’t know if it came up in the comments – I don’t think it did – but the guy from Fordham – I lost a friend in that mess. His family would have been the royal family if the CIA hadn’t overthrown them. He was a Ph.D. candidate in aeronautical engineering at PSU when I knew him. Total asshole but great fun. LOADS of money, drove around in a Rolls Royce. His father was Iranian, his mother French. They had houses in France, Paris, etc. When things started to get ugly, his father told him to get his ass home. We never heard from him again. He told us he was going back to France. When the revolution actually hit, the hostages were taken, etc., I called the State Dept to see what they knew. I finally found someone at the right ‘desk’ and was sadly told that it was best if I stopped asking because there would be a record.

    So I asked that law student from Fordham if he had any ideas. I told him my friend’s name and he just blanched. He said “I’m sorry, they’re all gone”. Including his mother??? “As far as I know, yes”.


  250. eaglesoars
    257 | August 17, 2021 2:56 pm

    The Taliban spokesman got a question about freedom of speech and he said the question should be asked to US companies like Facebook who claim to promote it while still censoring

    https://twitter.com/MLiamMcCollum/status/1427658106054406149


  251. AZfederalist
    258 | August 17, 2021 3:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The Taliban spokesman got a question about freedom of speech and he said the question should be asked to US companies like Facebook who claim to promote it while still censoring

    Ouch. How do you answer that Herr Zuckerberg?


  252. eaglesoars
    259 | August 17, 2021 3:52 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    well, Facebook is a private company that’s how. That FB censors according to gov’t instructions is probably a nuance that escapes the reporters


  253. eaglesoars
    260 | August 17, 2021 4:10 pm

    Alex Berenson is getting emails about nurses in Calif refusing to get the vax and will be terminated. One says there are currently 70 NICU nurses who refuse to do it.

    If they all walk/get fired, the staffing shortages will be horrendous

    https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1427675598231588871


  254. eaglesoars
    261 | August 17, 2021 4:31 pm

    It’s 69 degrees here, it’s been pouring all day, it will pour all nite and it’s just miserable.

    So I turned on the fireplace. YES!!!


  255. 262 | August 17, 2021 4:46 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    THAT is a brilliant assessment. I wouldn’t have seen it had you not posted it.
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/one-thing-we-never-understood-about-afghanistan-daniel-greenfield/


  256. eaglesoars
    263 | August 17, 2021 7:14 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    We could have won in Afghanistan, swiftly and decisively, and left, if we hadn’t been seduced into believing that Afghanistan could be America and that Afghans deserved to be Americans.

    Likewise, Iraq.

    I wish he would have defined ‘won’


  257. 264 | August 17, 2021 7:36 pm

    Live Weather is live.
    https://earth.nullschool.net/


  258. darkwords
    265 | August 17, 2021 7:44 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Good Article. There is no win in Afghanistan in the short run. Both the religion and the culture have to be altered to get a winning outcome. That takes 100 years of immersion into the culture. Inject something into the culture that removes the pedophilia. Inject something that elevates the educated woman in the Mosques. Embrace the baksheesh.

    Afghanistan is changed from our 20 years presences there. As are we. There are kids there who will grow up idolizing the soldiers they met and others hating them.


  259. 266 | August 17, 2021 8:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The dinner was Sept 8 2006 so I wrote it the next day which was either Sat or Sun (it didn’t get many comments) but Charles gave it a thread.

    That was enought to find it. 😀

    LGF operative grayp attended the speech by Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia; here’s her citizen journalist’s report on the CAIR-sponsored event:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20100209232422/http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/22485_LGF_Exclusive-_Inside_Khatamis_CAIR_Dinner/comments/

    Posted Sat, Sep 9, 2006 at 8:10:44 am PDT
    You got 159 comments before CJ stepped on it with a new post at 8:23:07 am PDT.


  260. 267 | August 17, 2021 8:35 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The only thing I have in Gallery are pics and I have no clue what My Files is. Anybody else w/a Samsung phone getting this notice?

    Nope. Samsung Galaxy 8, no cloud back up because no.


  261. 268 | August 17, 2021 8:37 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Must have been in 2012 or later

    Or earlier.


  262. 269 | August 17, 2021 8:45 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Ok, Bunk, my nic on that would have been ‘grayp’

    grayp comments 8218 deleted 3 karma 34
    Joined 15-Jun-04 10:54 AM

    wahabicorridor comments 4621 deleted 3 karma 2437
    Joined 08-Oct-07 9:26 AM


  263. 270 | August 17, 2021 8:52 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Pashtunwali is stronger than any other law

    Interesting.
    “The code dates back to ancient pre-Islamic times.”


  264. eaglesoars
    271 | August 17, 2021 8:59 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    oh gosh. Reading the comments again after all these years. All the people that have dropped off my radar. hans ze beeman, Havoc….wow


  265. 272 | August 17, 2021 8:59 pm

    @ Possum:
    Showoff.
    Why did I waste my time…


  266. darkwords
    273 | August 17, 2021 9:02 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    I’d guess my files is a directory on the samsung phone that syncs to the samsung cloud.


  267. 274 | August 17, 2021 9:04 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    [deleted] always had the best comments.


  268. darkwords
    275 | August 17, 2021 9:33 pm

    @ggreenwald

    Yesterday, some Australian official decreed that citizens are not allowed to take their masks off outside to consume alcohol. Today, the President of New Zealand orders citizens *not to talk to their neighbors*.

    They seem demented, oblivious to the costs of sustained isolation.


  269. darkwords
    276 | August 17, 2021 9:35 pm

    Notice Aussie Infidel has been silenced.


  270. darkwords
    277 | August 17, 2021 9:39 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    realwest
    Sat, Sep 9, 2006 6:59:09am
    0
    down
    up
    report
    #33 ajf – One thing you obviously haven’t learned about grayp is that she doesn’t bullshit anyone, anytime.


  271. 278 | August 17, 2021 9:41 pm

    “They’re chanting ‘Death To America’ but they seem friendly at the same time.” – CNN Reporter in a hijab.

    https://twitter.com/_Mrtdogg/status/1427348542306275329

    https://twitter.com/_Mrtdogg/status/1427351239977803781


  272. 279 | August 17, 2021 9:42 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Notice Aussie Infidel has been silenced.

    He’s on the move.


  273. eaglesoars
    280 | August 17, 2021 9:44 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    They seem demented, oblivious to the costs of sustained isolation.

    They are demented but they are not oblivious

    Aussie is buggie out somewhere I think. He’ll be back


  274. darkwords
    281 | August 17, 2021 9:47 pm

    Glenn Greenwald
    @ggreenwald
    ·
    10h
    Once again, Joy Reid & Brian Williams join CNN in falling below the humiliating line of “fewer than 1 million total viewers,” with Chris Hayes just clinging on.

    They’re also soon to fall below *100,000 viewers under the age of 55*: basically a non-existent advertiser audience.

    ** I read somewhere that advertiser targets cap out at 55 years of age. They don’t build ads for the 55plus audience. Also that the majority of CNN and MSNBC viewers are over 55. Means CNN is in trouble.


  275. eaglesoars
    282 | August 17, 2021 9:47 pm

    I don’t want to put too fine a point on this but what’s going on in Afghanistan is shaping up to be a hostage situation. Maybe 10,000 Americans behind enemy lines they can’t get out?

    This isn’t even going to be a 25th amendment, this is going to be impeachment and Pelosi can call up the national guard all she wants it won’t stop the fury


  276. eaglesoars
    283 | August 17, 2021 9:49 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    They don’t build ads for the 55plus audience.

    guess you haven’t seen all those ads for memory aids, hearing aids, blah blah blah.


  277. eaglesoars
    284 | August 17, 2021 9:50 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    realwest

    I think he died shortly before Iron Fist. He knew Trump, didn’t like him.


  278. darkwords
    285 | August 17, 2021 9:51 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Roger that. Lets hope he doesn’t get geo tagged by the local gendarme. Time to get that IP address over Ham Radio. There is a good reason all the good apocalyptic films come out of Australia. And NZ is there to watch.


  279. eaglesoars
    286 | August 17, 2021 9:52 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    [deleted] always had the best comments.

    WHO?? Tell me who you’re thinking of. I remember Babazee. She was hilarious.


  280. darkwords
    287 | August 17, 2021 9:53 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    WHAT?? that doesn’t ring a bell?? /jk


  281. eaglesoars
    288 | August 17, 2021 9:55 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    wahabicorridor comments 4621 deleted 3 karma 2437

    what was that ‘karma’ count all about?


  282. darkwords
    289 | August 17, 2021 9:55 pm

    @ eaglesoars:She had a web site at one time and a Pamela Gellar connection but I haven’t kept track of any of that.

    Notably. John Boulton was a Gellar groupie.


  283. darkwords
    290 | August 17, 2021 9:56 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    It was your positive comments minus your downvote comments?


  284. darkwords
    291 | August 17, 2021 9:58 pm

    The headspace of anyone still commenting at LGF has to me cultish mush.


  285. eaglesoars
    292 | August 17, 2021 10:01 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    WHAT?? that doesn’t ring a bell?? /jk

    I think you’re referring to realwest? He had prostate cancer for a long time. We fell out over the Correspondence Committee blog. Renee and what’s his name lied about me, realwest knew it and didn’t stand up for me. I know why. He was lonely, had moved from NYC to the North (I think) Carolina to live with his mom and was afraid to be shunned. So he threw me overboard. He tried to stay in touch, I told him to fuck off. There were a few people who stood up for me, Iron Fist being one. I don’t remember how I found out he died, maybe somebody said something on FB or something. He had been a real estate lawyer in NYC. Anyway, that whole idiotic drama is how I ended up here. If you’re the praying type, his name was Bob West.


  286. darkwords
    293 | August 17, 2021 10:02 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I remember real west as a lawyer? Maybe he was the anti Trump GoP lawyer that was on althouse. Seemed similar.


  287. Aussie Infidel
    294 | August 17, 2021 10:02 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    headed to the CC to hit balls, smoke cigars, and have a wee dram.

    and as i’m loading up the car…a large flock of geese flew over headed south.

    it’s august. this doent usually start until well into september.

    Obviously the geese don’t subscribe to Global Warming!

    Smart geese.

    🙂


  288. eaglesoars
    295 | August 17, 2021 10:03 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    It was your positive comments minus your downvote comments?

    Could be. Did I get that many downvotes? HAR!!!


  289. darkwords
    296 | August 17, 2021 10:03 pm

    Buzzsawmonkey, Rodan, and Iron Fist would be the LGF peeps I remember most.


  290. eaglesoars
    297 | August 17, 2021 10:04 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    THERE you are. We were just talking about you. Were your ears burning? You ok?


  291. eaglesoars
    298 | August 17, 2021 10:05 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Buzzsawmonkey, Rodan, and Iron Fist would be the LGF peeps I remember most.

    reaganite. Probably because I knew him personally. And Ann. Little Old Lady. Pink Freud. I miss Buzz. Pink Freud and I have become besties.


  292. eaglesoars
    299 | August 17, 2021 10:06 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Notably. John Boulton was a Gellar groupie.

    I did not know that!


  293. darkwords
    300 | August 17, 2021 10:14 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    She had a pic of him oogling her chest.


  294. eaglesoars
    301 | August 17, 2021 10:17 pm

    Holy crap. Jen Psaki sez they think there are 11k Americans stuck in Afghanistan?

    OMG


  295. darkwords
    302 | August 17, 2021 10:18 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Buzzsawmonkey could turn every post in a song or a pun. Rodan could always roll in some oddly connected artillery. Iron Fist was always stalwart in a deeper analysis of events than expected.


  296. eaglesoars
    303 | August 17, 2021 10:18 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    She had a pic of him oogling her chest.

    Did you know she had a crush on Iron Fist? He threw her over for Mafia Princess.


  297. 304 | August 17, 2021 10:19 pm

    When you lie on your resume but still get the job. 😀
    https://twitter.com/fred035schultz/status/1427628080294735896


  298. darkwords
    305 | August 17, 2021 10:19 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    $110,000,000,000 is their ransom value.


  299. darkwords
    306 | August 17, 2021 10:21 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    lol. no… but it makes sense. I was never in a meetup.


  300. eaglesoars
    307 | August 17, 2021 10:21 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Holy crap. Jen Psaki sez they think there are 11k Americans stuck in Afghanistan?

    OMG

    There were 66 American hostages taken by the Iranians.


  301. eaglesoars
    308 | August 17, 2021 10:23 pm

    I didn’t catch the whole thing but Laura Ingraham said Biden has talked to only 1 foreign leader (I don’t know who)


  302. Aussie Infidel
    309 | August 17, 2021 10:24 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Bunk X:

    We could have won in Afghanistan, swiftly and decisively, and left, if we hadn’t been seduced into believing that Afghanistan could be America and that Afghans deserved to be Americans.

    Likewise, Iraq.

    I wish he would have defined ‘won’

    You DID win the war in Afghanistan. The trick was to quit whilst you were ahead.

    The US then spend the remaining 19 years losing the Afghan war.

    🙂


  303. darkwords
    310 | August 17, 2021 10:24 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    one of my nightmares


  304. lobo91
    311 | August 17, 2021 10:27 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    You DID win the war in Afghanistan. The trick was to quit whilst you were ahead.

    The US then spend the remaining 19 years losing the Afghan war.

    Correct. We should have left in 2002


  305. darkwords
    312 | August 17, 2021 10:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    IMO the Taliban wants to join the international community as an Islamic SHaria state. If they are given borders that allow them to hide the Sharia then they will negotiate with the UN. The EUROweenies are desperate for this.


  306. eaglesoars
    313 | August 17, 2021 10:30 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    IMO the Taliban wants to join the international community as an Islamic SHaria state. If they are given borders that allow them to hide the Sharia then they will negotiate with the UN. The EUROweenies are desperate for this.

    Let em join the EU. Should be fun. Guggi will be living with me here in Tennessee in about a week


  307. Aussie Infidel
    314 | August 17, 2021 10:31 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    THERE you are. We were just talking about you. Were your ears burning? You ok?

    Yup.

    Getting more pissed off by what passes for governance here Down-Under.

    At lease one can still go and gather food at the Supermarket of local Dairy without getting assaulted both physically and fiscally by Stasi type NSW cops.

    There are now 7 reported cases after 24 hours and I’m picking that the Auckland Coromandel lockdown will stretch to 14 days – 21 dats with the rest of the country doing 14 days hard time, even though they all have zero cases.

    The socialist case of everyone must suffer together. We even had Comrade Cindi mouthing the usual throw away lines about bloody teams of 5 million and you be kind to each other crap.

    SPIT

    🙂

    Otherwise I’m just fine.


  308. darkwords
    315 | August 17, 2021 10:33 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Austria to Tennessee? That’s quite a culture shock.


  309. lobo91
    316 | August 17, 2021 10:37 pm

    Fortunately, the Taliban have promised to let all the foreigners leave:

    And we all know how trustworthy they are…


  310. darkwords
    317 | August 17, 2021 10:37 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Fit to be tied describes someone who is extremely angry, someone who is enraged. Fit to be tied evokes a picture of someone who is so angry that he must be tied up to restrain him from committing an act of aggression. Of course, in most cases fit to be tied is an exaggeration of a person’s state of mind. First appearing in the early 1800s, fit to be tied alludes to the practice of tying up uncontrollable mental patients. This practice of tying up mental patients with rope or cloth gave way to the straitjacket, which was invented in France around 1790. The straitjacket covers each arm and hand, which are then wrapped around and fastened in the back. It is so difficult to escape from a straitjacket that the act is often depicted in magic shows. Though the earliest known use of the term fit to be tied comes from the United Kingdom, fit to be tied is a well-known idiom popular in the United States, particularly the southern area.

    **mask mandates


  311. darkwords
    318 | August 17, 2021 10:41 pm

    Defensive and Survival Shotgun: 18 September 2021 (Spanish Fork, UT)

    https://fieldcraftsurvival.com/defensive-and-survival-shotgun-18-september-2021-spanish-fork-ut/


  312. Aussie Infidel
    319 | August 17, 2021 10:41 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    You DID win the war in Afghanistan. The trick was to quit whilst you were ahead.

    The US then spend the remaining 19 years losing the Afghan war.

    Correct. We should have left in 2002

    You betcha mate.

    Is there something in the drinking water in the States that makes you guys to think that everyone want to be just like you? I do suspect that many Americans do think like this, given the self delusion often spouted about the US being the best and most free people in the world.

    Many would disagree, but alas many Americans are totally tone deaf when it comes to self congratulatory rhetoric like this, and that makes them vulnerable to believing their own propaganda.

    🙂


  313. eaglesoars
    320 | August 17, 2021 10:44 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Is there something in the drinking water in the States that makes you guys to think that everyone want to be just like you?

    No. That’s the sleeping pill the politicians use to get in somewhere to start with the graft for themselves and their buddies. A lot of people made a lot of money off this war


  314. Aussie Infidel
    321 | August 17, 2021 10:45 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Fortunately, the Taliban have promised to let all the foreigners leave:

    And we all know how trustworthy they are…

    Great shot of this idiot prick caught with his mouth hanging slack and open.

    Just another DUH moment by another would be elitist.


  315. eaglesoars
    322 | August 17, 2021 10:46 pm

    Quinnipiac University to fine, cut internet access to unvaccinated students

    https://nypost.com/2021/08/17/quinnipiac-university-to-fine-cut-internet-for-unvaxxed-students/


  316. eaglesoars
    323 | August 17, 2021 10:47 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Your George Christenson is on Laura Ingraham saying the military has turned on the ‘dissenters’


  317. darkwords
    324 | August 17, 2021 10:51 pm

    Cernovich
    @Cernovich
    ·
    5h
    I tried it myself.

    “Loser” can’t be posted to Biden’s Instagram account at POTUS. Comment blocked for Community Guidelines.


  318. Aussie Infidel
    325 | August 17, 2021 10:52 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Is there something in the drinking water in the States that makes you guys to think that everyone want to be just like you?

    No. That’s the sleeping pill the politicians use to get in somewhere to start with the graft for themselves and their buddies. A lot of people made a lot of money off this war

    Eisenhower was right on the money with his warning about the Military Industrial Complex …. commonly known these days as the I-95 Swamp.

    The Roman Republic was destroyed just like this, and there arose the Roman Empire with the rise of the Authoritarian, and Dictatorial Emperors.


  319. eaglesoars
    326 | August 17, 2021 11:08 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    yeah, well Bread and Circuses aren’t going to cut it this time. And Sleepy Joe is going to conveniently die in his sleep (after someone conveniently overdoses his sorry ass).

    I haz the sleepies. nite.


  320. Aussie Infidel
    327 | August 17, 2021 11:12 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    Notice Aussie Infidel has been silenced.

    He’s on the move.

    Nope … not silenced …. just busy moving before the city was cut off by a Level 4 Lockdown. Now I’m safely ensconced in a nice warm ‘bach’ (cabin) on the beach on the Coromandel Penninsular.

    🙂


  321. Aussie Infidel
    328 | August 17, 2021 11:13 pm

    G’nite Eagles.

    Chat tomorrow?

    🙂


  322. eaglesoars
    329 | August 17, 2021 11:13 pm

    This guy is a contributer to The Federalist

    ———

    Held this until they were on the ground

    Hearing from sources that the original plan was for elements of the 82nd Airborne’s Global Response Force to conduct a mass tactical jump to seize Bagram Airfield to facilitate the evacuation but it was called off & they were sent to Kabul

    https://twitter.com/alexplitsas/status/1427733054114648074


  323. Aussie Infidel
    330 | August 17, 2021 11:17 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    Your George Christenson is on Laura Ingraham saying the military has turned on the ‘dissenters’

    Beware that Christenson has a dark habit. He likes lots of ‘ladies for hire’ and doesn’t care about getting outed as he’s serving his last years as the National Member for McKay in Queensland.

    Better to put your support behind MP Craig Kelly. Totally fearless and impossible to suppress.

    🙂


  324. eaglesoars
    331 | August 17, 2021 11:18 pm

    Aussie you need to see this

    Your gov’t is building ‘accomodation facilites’ mandatory quarantine for the duration’

    https://twitter.com/adamscrabble/status/1427831239831138306


  325. Aussie Infidel
    332 | August 17, 2021 11:22 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    This guy is a contributer to The Federalist

    ———

    Held this until they were on the ground

    Hearing from sources that the original plan was for elements of the 82nd Airborne’s Global Response Force to conduct a mass tactical jump to seize Bagram Airfield to facilitate the evacuation but it was called off & they were sent to Kabul

    https://twitter.com/alexplitsas/status/1427733054114648074

    as someone opined …. “So what you’re saying is there are a lot of disappointed paratroopers in Kabul today”,

    Getting to ACTUALLY carry out an OPPOSED TACTICAL OPERATIONAL jump is the ‘wet dream’ of every parachutists. They can live on this fact forever and never have to buy another beer … EVER !

    🙂


  326. Aussie Infidel
    333 | August 17, 2021 11:25 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Aussie you need to see this

    Your gov’t is building ‘accomodation facilites’ mandatory quarantine for the duration’

    https://twitter.com/adamscrabble/status/1427831239831138306

    YesEagles, I have seen that already as have many millions of VERY pissed off Australian electors. Alas there are also millions of terrified voters who will vote for Comrade Andrews and his Cabinet of communist clowns propped up by a corrupt Victorian Police Force.


  327. eaglesoars
    334 | August 17, 2021 11:28 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    G’nite Eagles.

    Chat tomorrow?

    If I can. Mia has a vet appt and I have to get my Tennessee driver’s license so I don’t know how much I’ll be home, but yes


  328. 335 | August 17, 2021 11:44 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    WHO?? Tell me who you’re thinking of.

    All those who won the Ban Stick Comment Vaporization Award.


  329. 336 | August 18, 2021 12:12 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Ham Radio.

    When the internet goes down, Ham Radio will be there for us, at least until the jamming signals begin.

    My dad was heavy into that, built a tower in the back yard. He gave me one of his spare shortwave sets and I’d listen to world news in many languages trying to figure out what they were talking about. Every now and then I’d hear a blast of morse code – probably military, since nobody could key that fast.


  330. 337 | August 18, 2021 12:13 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    what was that ‘karma’ count all about?

    The number of “updings” minus the number of “downdings.” You done good.


  331. 338 | August 18, 2021 12:24 am

    @ darkwords:
    @ eaglesoars:
    If anyone is interested, the Master Blocked List spreadsheet can be downloaded. I think (the late) Nil Stooge put it together somehow. Tally stopped about 2010.
    It’s got nics, no. of comments, karma, etc.
    https://diaryofdaedalus.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/lgf_blockedlist2013.xlsx


  332. Aussie Infidel
    339 | August 18, 2021 12:28 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    Ham Radio.

    When the internet goes down, Ham Radio will be there for us, at least until the jamming signals begin.

    My dad was heavy into that, built a tower in the back yard. He gave me one of his spare shortwave sets and I’d listen to world news in many languages trying to figure out what they were talking about. Every now and then I’d hear a blast of morse code – probably military, since nobody could key that fast.

    Ahhhh yessss. The old Burst Transmission lark. That’d be some military special forces womble calling in to see what was on the menu!

    🙂


  333. 340 | August 18, 2021 12:30 am

    darkwords wrote:

    one of my nightmares

    Tell me about it. That solo has been stuck in my head for hours now.


  334. 341 | August 18, 2021 12:38 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Is there something in the drinking water in the States that makes you guys to think that everyone want to be just like you?

    Most of us assume that people of all other countries have the same mindset and values that we do, and that’s a mistaken assumption, especially with middle easterners and asians.

    Hell, we can’t even deal with the Brits without picking up the wrong fork.


  335. 342 | August 18, 2021 12:42 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    A lot of people made a lot of money off this war

    War Dogs is a great example, and the story is true.


  336. 343 | August 18, 2021 1:04 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    The Voice of America shortwave broadcasts creeped me out. Broadcasters always sounded ominous and foreboding reading the latest political news updates. The slow static-laced electronic beeps were spooky, too.


  337. 344 | August 18, 2021 1:13 am

    @ Bunk X:
    When I’d had enough of the mysterious radio transmissions I’d turn on the TV and find this.


  338. Possum
    345 | August 18, 2021 4:34 am

    A thought from a subject ( not citizen ) of the Queen.

    Next time the United States of America decides to throw a temper tantrum and invade another country please do not invite us to join in.

    Thank you.


  339. 346 | August 18, 2021 4:48 am

    California Recall update:

    Straight talker Doug Ose suffered a heart attack and dropped out of the race. I liked him in the 1st debate.

    John Cox was served a subpoena on stage during a debate. He stiffed campaign staff $100,000. Goodbye, Mr. Bear.

    Ex San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulkner claims that Larry Elder thinks women are stupid based on an article Elder wrote 21 years ago. Elder made a passing reference to an Annenberg study on political knowledge that showed the men surveyed had more correct answers than the women in almost all categories. Faulkner is the Jeb Bush of the race.

    Larry Elder doesn’t want to debate any of them for good reason. He’s running against Newsom, not them. He’s got my vote.


  340. 347 | August 18, 2021 4:50 am

    @ Possum:
    IIRC, The Crown stepped in it before we Yanks did.


  341. Possum
    348 | August 18, 2021 4:57 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    IIRC, The Crown stepped in it before we Yanks did.

    Source?


  342. Possum
    349 | August 18, 2021 5:02 am

    Was watching the UK parliament live.

    Some dumb chick just asked the Prime Minister how come the UK Rapid Response units got to Afghanistan over the weekend so fast if the UK government did not know about the problems that would occur before hand.

    Um, rapid response kind of means they are ready 24/7/365


  343. 350 | August 18, 2021 5:05 am

    Possum wrote:

    Source?

    Homework? At 2am? You are a cruel mistress.


  344. Possum
    352 | August 18, 2021 5:11 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    https://www.thoughtco.com/britains-disastrous-retreat-from-kabul-1773762

    Yeah in 1842. Notice there were no American military there helping the British.


  345. 353 | August 18, 2021 5:40 am

    @ Possum:
    We were busy with the Seminoles.


  346. eaglesoars
    354 | August 18, 2021 8:30 am

    uh hu

    https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1231745.shtml

    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday launched joint live-fire assault drills in multiple locations near the island of Taiwan as a direct response to the recent collusion and provocations made by the US and the Taiwan secessionists.

    Experts said the exercises practiced a vital part of the future large-scale amphibious landing operations on the island that will see the PLA seize air superiority and control of the sea, and sent a clear and powerful warning to the US and the Taiwan secessionists on the 39th anniversary of the China-US August 17 Communiqué,
    .
    .The PLA has been practicing amphibious landings in recent weeks as well, official media reports show. This included a full-scale exercise on gathering of heavy equipment on land, cross-sea maneuvering, logistics support, beach assault and multidimensional joint attacks by the PLA’s 71st Group Army, an equipment loading and unloading exercise with civilian ships involving multiple types of military vehicles by the 72nd Group Army,


  347. eaglesoars
    355 | August 18, 2021 8:55 am

    Good read about what SHOULD be done (but won’t be) from a military person who has been around for awhile.

    Unreformed, DoD is an inscrutable labyrinth which invites fraud, waste, and abuse. The excess attracts unscrupulous camp followers. Amazon did not choose Crystal City to locate its new headquarters because of low rents and ease of transportation access for its 25,000 employees. It chose the Arlington, Virginia neighborhood because it is two blocks from the Pentagon. That building controls the distribution of three-quarters of a trillion dollars every year. Most of it is wasted. The excess is apparent in the scores of class-A high rises housing defense contractors just blocks from the Pentagon. To end that waste, nothing so concentrates the senses as austerity.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/468442/#respond


  348. rain of lead
    356 | August 18, 2021 9:30 am

    hey y’all

    so the girl is off to college and I am positive for covid

    don’t have any symptoms yet though


  349. eaglesoars
    357 | August 18, 2021 10:28 am

    @ rain of lead:

    oh jeez


  350. rain of lead
    358 | August 18, 2021 10:34 am

    @ eaglesoars:

    yeah….
    been doing some cleaning and trying to stay away from momcat


  351. 4_Sticks
    359 | August 18, 2021 10:37 am

    https://mercuryone.org/

    Apparently 100% of donations go to getting those stranded in Kabul off the ground right now and safely out of there.


  352. 4_Sticks
    360 | August 18, 2021 10:40 am

    https://mercuryone.org/


  353. 4_Sticks
    361 | August 18, 2021 10:41 am

    Why can’t I post a link here ?


  354. 4_Sticks
    362 | August 18, 2021 10:43 am

    https://mercuryone dot org/

    Contribute right now to help get several thousand people out of Kabul right NOW.

    Yes, they are Christians if that matters to anyone.


  355. 4_Sticks
    363 | August 18, 2021 10:44 am

    WTF ?????


  356. 4_Sticks
    365 | August 18, 2021 10:48 am

    I’m trying to post links of where to contribute to help several thousand people out of Kabul and no matter how I type the link it / they will NOT show up here yet my other posts do. People are about to be slaughtered and a link that will help fly them out of there can’t be posted here ? WTF ????


  357. 4_Sticks
    366 | August 18, 2021 11:00 am

    https://thenazarenefund.org/


  358. 4_Sticks
    367 | August 18, 2021 11:02 am

    Wow thats bizarre. I shut down my pc for an update, returned here and now the link appears. Can’t imagine what one would have to do with the other but hey…
    My apologies if you see a bunch of duplicate posts.


  359. eaglesoars
    368 | August 18, 2021 11:37 am

    @ 4_Sticks:

    I would be happy to contribute but I don’t see how money would help at this point


  360. eaglesoars
    369 | August 18, 2021 12:54 pm

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9904031/Afghanistan-evacuation-Chaos-Kabul-airport-women-beg-troops-help.html

    Massive US cargo planes are taking off with just 100 passengers from Kabul – despite ability to carry 600 – as Taliban close off airport making entry impossible for Afghans – amid fears thousands of westerners will end up HOSTAGES


  361. eaglesoars
    370 | August 18, 2021 1:13 pm

    Just tell me what Biden would do differently if he were an agent of the CCP


  362. eaglesoars
    371 | August 18, 2021 1:37 pm

    American personnel destroyed the passports of some Afghans when they were getting rid of all sensitive materials at the US Embassy in Kabul in preparation for a full evacuation, according an update that Rep. Andy Kim’s office is sharing with people who request assistance with evacuations from Afghanistan.

    https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/afghanistan-taliban-us-news-08-17-21/h_dc5170c607274abd2a398dca39f213a3

    effing brilliant


  363. 372 | August 18, 2021 3:06 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Lol. Gavin Newsom got smacked down – he was trying to get his name listed on the recall ballots as a replacement for himself.


  364. 373 | August 18, 2021 3:15 pm

    4_Sticks wrote:

    Wow thats bizarre

    WordPress has been doing weird stuff lately, but it shouldn’t affect this site as it’s running on an old stand-alone version – as it should.

    Also, WP doesn’t like Facebook links if that’s what you initially posted.


  365. eaglesoars
    374 | August 18, 2021 4:10 pm

    I was out running errands. Hubby said the presser w/Milley & Austin was a freaking disaster. Anyone see it?


  366. darkwords
    375 | August 18, 2021 4:19 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Kurt Schlicter is puzzled as to why the CCP doesn’t have tanks in Taipei yet. Looks like they weren’t prepared to invade on such short notice.


  367. darkwords
    376 | August 18, 2021 4:42 pm

    @SenTomCotton

    5h
    If President Biden anticipated the immediate Taliban takeover—and still left thousands of Americans behind Taliban lines without a plan—that is far more damning than being caught by surprise.


  368. darkwords
    377 | August 18, 2021 4:50 pm

    I imagine the Taliban were Facebook connected and Twitter enabled. They saw a lot of incompetent Biden videos. And numerous visits to get ice cream. This yelled weakness to their very bones. An opportunity to seize for Allah. A gift from the Divine.

    You can almost see them scoffing at Biden as they drink tea together and plan better than the 88 Trillion dollar generals.


  369. darkwords
    378 | August 18, 2021 4:52 pm

    @PhilipWegmann
    ·
    3m
    Biden walked out of the East Room just now. He never mentioned Afghanistan. He didn’t take a single question.

    **The failure in chief.


  370. 379 | August 18, 2021 4:58 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Lamenting the un-vaccinated and all the ‘rona deaths. Someone thought this glurge was a good idea; he might as well have blamed Afghanistan on climate change.


  371. darkwords
    380 | August 18, 2021 4:58 pm

    @mattczeller
    ·
    6h
    People are so desperate to escape the #Taliban that they’re passing babies and kids forward to the gate at #Kabul airport. #kabulairport #AfghanEvac


  372. darkwords
    381 | August 18, 2021 5:18 pm

    Where else in the world are Biden and Co. attempting to project power? We should conclude at best that his ability is weak and motives questionable. Not a good ally.


  373. 382 | August 18, 2021 5:37 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    He never mentioned Afghanistan.

    Just occurred to me that it’s possible someone posted the wrong script into Biden’s teleprompter feed.


  374. eaglesoars
    383 | August 18, 2021 6:01 pm

    Holy Mother of God

    Rantz: UW Medicine pulls heart transplant patient from list after refusing COVID vaccine

    https://mynorthwest.com/3094868/rantz-uw-medicine-transplant-covid-vaccine/

    AUGUST 18, 2021 AT 11:04 AM

    The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has learned that UW Medicine removed 64-year-old Frank Sam Allen patient from the transplant waiting list. This is a photo from Allen’s previous surgery in 2014.(Photo: Frank Sam Allen)
    The University of Washington Medical Center denied organ transplants to patients who refuse a COVID vaccine as early as June 2021. And hospital officials refuse to answer basic questions about their policy.

    In fact, they won’t even directly acknowledge they have a policy.

    The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH has learned that UW Medicine removed a 64-year-old patient from the transplant waitlist. He says he was on the list for two and a half years. The hospital made the decision after they learned the patient refused to be vaccinated against COVID. They said they would consider adding him back to the waitlist should he satisfy their “compliance concerns.”

    Last week, one vaccine-hesitant patient came forward. He says he was told the vaccine was mandatory before he could get a necessary liver transplant. The hospital does not deny any of the allegations.


  375. eaglesoars
    384 | August 18, 2021 6:02 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ darkwords:
    Lamenting the un-vaccinated and all the ‘rona deaths. Someone thought this glurge was a good idea; he might as well have blamed Afghanistan on climate change.

    The polls show that Biden’s most positive ratings are about COVID so that is why he came out to talk about that. His caretakers thought he was playing to his strength.

    They were, as usual, wrong.


  376. eaglesoars
    385 | August 18, 2021 6:08 pm

    Biden telling staff he wants to go back to Delaware. Hasn’t been sleeping well this week. Thinks he will be more functional if he stays over at home in Wilmington

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1428090741436436486


  377. eaglesoars
    386 | August 18, 2021 6:10 pm

    President Biden, who has spent the last few days traveling between the White House and Camp David, is scheduled to head to Delaware for a long weekend.

    That’s according to the FAA’s website

    https://twitter.com/wmalnews/status/1428103820026986497


  378. Possum
    387 | August 18, 2021 7:27 pm

    Any American citizens stuck in Kabul and needing a ride to the airport call +44 01206 817083 to request a pickup ( long distance phone charges may apply )

    https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/infantry/parachute-regiment/

    The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment is at your service and waiting for your call.


  379. AZfederalist
    388 | August 18, 2021 7:32 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Last week, one vaccine-hesitant patient came forward. He says he was told the vaccine was mandatory before he could get a necessary liver transplant. The hospital does not deny any of the allegations.

    Pharmaceutical companies may be exempt from lawsuits, hospitals denying life-saving treatment because of vaccination status are not. Lawyers should be ringing this guy’s phone off the hook.


  380. darkwords
    389 | August 18, 2021 7:43 pm

    @ Possum:
    Women and Children first. Leave no one behind. Biden and his Joint Chief seemed to have chickened out.

    Our special forces is confident they can do the job. The only thing holding them back is politics.

    Similar to that Hotel Rescue in East Africa where the Seals were co deploying with the SAS. The Seals couldn’t get an ok from Washington to engage the terrorists while they were killing people. The one single SAS guy had no such restrictions. Volunteered to go and shot dead the first two terrorists he saw. While the Seals were forced by Chain of Command politicians to watch until the optics tilted in favor of the Generals.


  381. Possum
    390 | August 18, 2021 7:46 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    To be honest it does not really matter where he is. He is useless.

    Contrast that against when Ted Cruz went to Cancun in February when we lost power in most of Texas. I FULLY agreed with his decision.

    Two reasons. One at least in Cancun he had cell phone service and could be in contact with who he needed to be 24/7

    Second reason his home and his family were not using much needed electricity.


  382. eaglesoars
    392 | August 18, 2021 8:10 pm

    Reports of Brit Paras and US forces ready to punch each other out. US troops won’t leave airport, Paras going to checkpoints to pull people thru, etc.

    https://redstate.com/streiff/2021/08/18/british-evacuation-commander-says-hes-cut-out-of-us-taliban-discussions-plus-the-best-rumor-of-the-day-n428954


  383. lobo91
    393 | August 18, 2021 8:28 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    As I expected, it’s not that “US troops won’t leave airport,” it’s that they aren’t being allowed to by the politicians:

    US Rank & File Soldiers at Kabul Airport, #Afghanistan are incandescent at the position taken by US Central Command regarding evacuations.

    They are extremely frustrated they can’t join 2 Para & the small army of military contractors they’ve assembled to rescue people in Kabul.


  384. eaglesoars
    394 | August 18, 2021 8:35 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    they aren’t being allowed to by the politicians:

    and it totally puts the lie to that pig Austin’s statement that ‘we don’t have the capability’


  385. eaglesoars
    395 | August 18, 2021 8:37 pm

    fucking eunuch

    Together with our international partners, we call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee the protection of women and girls and their rights. We will monitor closely how any future government ensures their rights and freedoms.


  386. eaglesoars
  387. eaglesoars
    397 | August 18, 2021 8:42 pm

    wut?

    “We plan to double the number of consular officers on the ground in Kabul by Friday,” said a State Department spokesperson.

    https://twitter.com/ForeignPolicy/status/1428152267535011854


  388. eaglesoars
    398 | August 18, 2021 8:43 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Rantz: UW Medicine pulls heart transplant patient from list after refusing COVID vaccine

    Tucker covering this now


  389. lobo91
    399 | August 18, 2021 9:08 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    I don’t think anyone in history has ever said “You know, what we really need to solve this crisis is more consular officers”


  390. eaglesoars
    400 | August 18, 2021 9:10 pm

    Yes, this is fine

    BIDEN EFFECT: US Lost Several Military Aircraft that Were Flown Out of Afghanistan – They Have No Idea How Many Were Lost — VIDEO

    It Gets Worse.
    During their totally pathetic press conference today at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and woke General Mark Milley admitted that Afghan pilots flew several US aircraft out of the country. They think they were flown to Uzbekistan or Tajikistan but they are not sure.

    They also have no idea how many were taken.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/biden-effect-us-lost-several-military-aircraft-flown-afghanistan-no-idea-many-lost-video/


  391. eaglesoars
    401 | August 18, 2021 9:12 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    I don’t think anyone in history has ever said “You know, what we really need to solve this crisis is more consular officers”

    bureaucrats always go for the bureaocracy


  392. lobo91
    402 | August 18, 2021 9:25 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    But were they white supremacists?


  393. eaglesoars
    403 | August 18, 2021 9:33 pm

    @ lobo91:

    No, silly they were non-binary, they’re there to save the pride flag


  394. lobo91
    404 | August 18, 2021 9:47 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Well, that’s okay, then


  395. AZfederalist
    405 | August 18, 2021 10:32 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Together with our international partners, we call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee the protection of women and girls and their rights. We will monitor closely how any future government ensures their rights and freedoms.

    … and if they fail to follow this guidance, strongly (very strongly) worded letters will be delivered.


  396. AZfederalist
    406 | August 18, 2021 10:33 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:

    I don’t think anyone in history has ever said “You know, what we really need to solve this crisis is more consular officers”

    Until now. Another Biden administration first.


  397. AZfederalist
    407 | August 18, 2021 10:40 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Similar to that Hotel Rescue in East Africa where the Seals were co deploying with the SAS. The Seals couldn’t get an ok from Washington to engage the terrorists while they were killing people. The one single SAS guy had no such restrictions. Volunteered to go and shot dead the first two terrorists he saw. While the Seals were forced by Chain of Command politicians to watch until the optics tilted in favor of the Generals.

    Our country has completely lost the bubble.


  398. Aussie Infidel
    408 | August 18, 2021 10:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    British evacuation commander in Kabul Vice Admiral Ben Key has been locked out of all negotiations between the US CENTCOM staff and Taliban commanders in Kabul. The 82nd Airborne were all set to do an opposed jump into Bagram Airbase which is easily defendable and which would have assured arriving and departing aircraft safe approaches and departures. The decision to cancel the operational jump to secure Bagram was made by CENTCOM acting alone, based on White House instructions. This allows only arrivals and departures from Kabul International Airport which is undependable threatened and is totally surrounded by Taliban who are also running checkpoints throughout the city.

    The British military are forced to make up their own rules on the spot because they have been totally cut off from any US negotiations with the Taliban. US military commanders and British commanders have been having heated words in front of their troops. The OC of Brit 2 Para had a ‘stand up’ with the CO 2 star of the 82nd Airborne and the US General was shouted down by a VERY irate 2 Para Major, and the general’s mother’s linage was called into question. 2 Para are taking it on themselves to do street patrols to safe houses to collect Brit, Afghan staffers and any foreign nationals they come across and escort them to the airport. 2 Para are engaging in ‘snatches’ across the perimeter wire as well, by just threatening and pushing past Taliban and then surrounding and escorting refugees past the Taliban check points and into the airport.Several Taliban have challenged 2 Para patrols on escort duty away from the airport, and shots were fired by 2 Para. Hostility is arising between 2 Para and US 82nd Airborne military, especially around the Northern Gate to the Airport. US 82nd soldiers and NCOs want to join 2 Para on their escort patrols, but 82nd Airborne Officers are preventing this from happening. The lack of all communications from 82nd Officers is causing tensions to rise around the Northern Gate.

    The main problem is that the Taliban control all access to the Airport approaches and foreign and Afghans can’t get past unless they are escorted by 2 Para. Because the CENTCOM refuses to communicate with any allies on the ground results in wasted flights leaving almost empty. The British Evacuation Commander Vice Admiral Ben Key, asked that any spare space on aircraft be allocated to Brit and Afghans, yet the Luftwaffe and the RAAF left with lots of space left aboard and there was no communications between the Germans or Australians back to the Brits before these aircraft left … in the German case EMPTY and in the Australian case just a c-130 just a third full. Local foreign national military commanders managing this operation need to get sacked and replaced by competent officers. Currently only the Brits seem to have a handle on the situation but Vice Admiral Ben Key and 2 Para are operating in an information vacuum, thanks to CENTCOM’s policy of ‘no talkies’

    SPIT

    This is what defeat looks like folks.


  399. darkwords
    409 | August 18, 2021 10:52 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    It’s more about will than capability. The current admin doesn’t have the will to protect these people. Instead they try and ride the media exposure wave.

    If the Taliban still want to fight the US they can acquire hostages now and dangle them in front of Biden for years. Biden can’t return to Afghanistan and lose again.


  400. darkwords
    410 | August 18, 2021 10:55 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    There are probably so many stories like that that the Joint Chief is trying to hide.


  401. darkwords
    411 | August 18, 2021 10:59 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Agree. Vietnam repeated. In a bigger way. The US Generals are afraid to act. Biden will can them while he selects his next flavor of ice cream.


  402. darkwords
    412 | August 18, 2021 11:04 pm

    It seems like Hunter has been delivering crack to his dad. And now prostitutes to his Delaware home. /s


  403. darkwords
    413 | August 18, 2021 11:04 pm

    @DailyMirror

    1h
    Teen, 17, who fell from Kabul plane ‘hoped for new life in Canada’, family say


  404. darkwords
    414 | August 18, 2021 11:14 pm

    @stillgray

    5h
    If it wasn’t for social media, Biden would get away with it. He is lying through his teeth and his lies are being shot down in real time.

    How long before Biden tries to shut down social media?


  405. Aussie Infidel
    415 | August 18, 2021 11:16 pm

    The White House decision to cut and run was enacted on 5 July whilst Gen Miller was still in command of Bagram Airbase.

    The Taliban certainly knew the plan as the looters arrived BEFORE the Afghans knew when they turned up for work on the Monday morning and found that the US had all disappeared.

    AS we speak Afghan airforce personnel have jacked aircraft loaded their families and flown North to Uzbekistan. Smart guys.

    Even smarter guys were Taliban pilots often US trained by the way who flew US aircraft out of Bagram into China. A nice well maintained troop carrier or cargo aircraft will get you a pretty penny with the PLAAF.

    This is Saigon on steroids. and will become another ‘Tehran Hostage Central 2.0’ writ large. Imagine the $$$$ that are going to be extorted from US taxpayers for the tens of thousands of US hostages stranded in Afghanistan


  406. Aussie Infidel
    416 | August 18, 2021 11:28 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    Similar to that Hotel Rescue in East Africa where the Seals were co deploying with the SAS. The Seals couldn’t get an ok from Washington to engage the terrorists while they were killing people. The one single SAS guy had no such restrictions. Volunteered to go and shot dead the first two terrorists he saw. While the Seals were forced by Chain of Command politicians to watch until the optics tilted in favor of the Generals.

    Our country has completely lost the bubble.

    The difference between the SEALS generally as there are exceptions to the rule is that the SEALS are concerned about their careers and climbing the slippery pole. Whereas the SAS as a rule tend to be a smaller tighter bunch who look after each other even they have departed the Regiment. There is even an covert organisation of former SAS who track down and kill enemies who have killed SAS in action, often years later. There is also a very well funded and organised system of employing ex-SAS once they have left the service. Given that level of official and unofficial support, as a rule SAS tend to make rational decisions regardless of the politics and and to hell with the subsequent fall out. They are true ‘Pilgrims’ as the official SAS poem says.

    ‘Just a little further Master . Just a little further.’


  407. Aussie Infidel
    417 | August 18, 2021 11:31 pm

    The Parachute Regiment are a bunch of violent thugs who are semi-under control of their officers, who are equally ‘hard men’.


  408. eaglesoars
    418 | August 18, 2021 11:31 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    based on White House instructions

    And that’s all she wrote….


  409. Aussie Infidel
    419 | August 18, 2021 11:37 pm

    One of my best mates was the OC of a Para company.

    Whilst getting a pasting from a bunch of civil thugs in a pub his Paras sat drinking their beer until Dave was getting his arse kicked by 5 toughs. Then one Para quietly asked … “Would Sir care for a wee bit of a hand?”

    8 Paras stood as one and the toughs all went to hospital in 3 ambulances and the pub was totally wrecked.

    True story.


  410. 420 | August 18, 2021 11:38 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    One comment on that threat:
    الآن تذكرتم النساء والأطفال بعد إشعال الحريق

    NOW you remember the women and children after starting the fire.”


  411. eaglesoars
    421 | August 18, 2021 11:42 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Even smarter guys were Taliban pilots often US trained by the way who flew US aircraft out of Bagram into China. A nice well maintained troop carrier or cargo aircraft will get you a pretty penny with the PLAAF.

    Holy shit


  412. eaglesoars
    422 | August 18, 2021 11:49 pm

    What if we load the empty planes going back to Afghanistan with immigrants coming in from the southern border and we just tell them that’s Arizona or something?

    https://twitter.com/ilSharko/status/1427697645183766530


  413. darkwords
    423 | August 19, 2021 12:00 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    And this is the core of the military leadership. Not to be trusted as an ally. This type of leadership has to be dumped.


  414. eaglesoars
    424 | August 19, 2021 12:01 am

    I’m going to bed. nite.


  415. darkwords
    425 | August 19, 2021 12:04 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    That was something I didn’t understand. Jocko interviewed an SAS member who set the world record for biking from the tip of Argentina to Alaska. He talked about consulting with SAS post service and cleared everything with them. IF he got sidetracked this SAS contacted him and let him know. He had to turn down a TV show on spec ops because this group didn’t approve.


  416. Aussie Infidel
    427 | August 19, 2021 12:19 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    And this is the core of the military leadership. Not to be trusted as an ally. This type of leadership has to be dumped.

    This isn’t something that suddenly sprang into existence fully formed yesterday. This hollowing out of the senior Field Officers and especially the corps of General Officers, of competent experienced men with actual combat experience …. and their replacement with politicised, careerists who care not a jot for their country or their troops. These corrupt General Officers also tend towards financial corruption of a semi-official line by working for armament manufacturers and political think tanks.

    The Hollowing Out has been especially pronounced during the Clinton regime and was finished by Obama.
    By the time Trump came to power it was all too late as all but a few Generals were part of the Swamp. Being an outsider Trump was saddled by corruptocrats who recommended their equally corrupt ‘made men’ from the Pentagon.

    Looking from the outside looking in all US allies are now waiting for the next shoe falls. Taiwan must be ruing the day that they bent to US pressure and gave away their nuclear capability for a worthless promise of US protection under a non existent nuclear umbrella.

    You have got to hand it to the Israels, French and Indians when they laughed at American nuclear guarantees of protection. More fool Australia, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.


  417. Aussie Infidel
    428 | August 19, 2021 12:29 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    That was something I didn’t understand. Jocko interviewed an SAS member who set the world record for biking from the tip of Argentina to Alaska. He talked about consulting with SAS post service and cleared everything with them. IF he got sidetracked this SAS contacted him and let him know. He had to turn down a TV show on spec ops because this group didn’t approve.

    Yup. The concord goes BOTH ways. The Regiment looks after your welfare and you remain within the brotherhood that is the SAS and never cross them.

    Some times it’s official like B Squadron NZSAS who are all VERY experienced SAS and who populate the ‘reserve squadron’ . When not on ‘duty’ you are found VERY VERY good paying work internationally as body guards and security advisors. A Squadron are all the newbies active SAS who have qualified recently (last 5 years or so). C Company are commandos who do all of the Black stuff like counter terrorism. It looks really exciting but it is so deadly boring, training hard and trying to keep a sharp edge waiting for an emergency that probably only happens once a generation. The Squadrons and contractor work is MUCH more interesting.


  418. Aussie Infidel
    429 | August 19, 2021 12:47 am

    @ darkwords:
    SAS have a fantastic Spirit d’ Corps and look after their families. The operate separate from most of the defence forces, and protect them selves and their families by keeping a very low profile.

    Sometimes they do drop their guard like when they stole a church by jacking it up driving a semi under it transporting it 25 Km from the airbase where it was originally located to the southern outskirts of Auckland where the Regiment had its compound all between 0100 – 0400 one Saturday morning.
    The old wooden church was destined for demolition as the Air Base was closing. Sudden’y it just wasn’t there anymore. Months later this perfectly reconditioned white church was unveiled complete with white picket fence and hedges inside the SAS wire of their base. You could see it from the air but it was invisible from ground level because of the perimeter fence the high hedges and the electrified 14 foot fence. It was made of beautiful golden Kauri wood and the baptismal font was a single piece of crystal about 3 feet across shaped like an upside down parachute canopy.. The inside of their base is unbelievable with training facilities that look like the inside of the Starship Enterprise !

    They have a restaurant open to all ranks where families can dine with silver service and the best airforce chefs for virtually nothing.They REALLY look after their own.

    🙂


  419. 430 | August 19, 2021 12:55 am

    Posted a snark comment on FB about Hunter Biden selling pre-owned Humvees on Craig’s list, along with an image of Negan from the Walking Dead. So far, no one has called me out on the photo.
    https://static2.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Jeffrey-Dean-Morgan-as-Negan-in-The-Walking-Dead-Season-6-Episode-16.jpg


  420. 431 | August 19, 2021 12:59 am

    Event promoters went along with it because they have no other choice.
    https://www.theepochtimes.com/california-mandates-proof-of-vaccination-or-negative-test-for-indoor-events_3955295.html


  421. darkwords
    432 | August 19, 2021 1:34 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Hard world. Thanks for the insight. I’ll read more. Spec Ops junkie. Character in display under fire in unknown circumstances.


  422. darkwords
    433 | August 19, 2021 1:34 am

    @ Bunk X:
    The FBI won’t approve. 🙂


  423. darkwords
    434 | August 19, 2021 1:35 am

    Larkin Poe Cancels Canada appearance due to covid travel restrictions.


  424. darkwords
    435 | August 19, 2021 1:40 am

    Heard on the internet.

    Q: Where can I donate money to the Taliban?

    A: Pay your taxes in the United States.


  425. Possum
    436 | August 19, 2021 2:48 am

    Well, what a strange coincidence.

    The US troops confined to Kabul airport and not allowed to leave the airport to find American citizens are the 82nd Airborne — based at Fort Bragg.

    The British troops in Kabul who are going outside the airport and finding people and bringing them to the airport are 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

    Three months ago the 82nd and 2 Para trained together in the USA. Then pretended to invade Estonia. LOL

    Anyway this is an interesting 15 minute video about how the British troops came to Fort Bragg and trained using American equipment so the US and UK soldiers could work together as a cohesive force. May 2021

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04a77Za7YIg

    There is a distinct possibility that the US and UK regular soldiers at Kabul airport actually know each other and trained together.


  426. 437 | August 19, 2021 3:29 am

    @ Possum:
    The US has locked out the UK from all “negotiations.”


  427. Possum
    438 | August 19, 2021 3:35 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    The US has locked out the UK from all “negotiations.”

    LOL GOOD!

    The British do better alone. We quit that European bullshit thingy for good reason.

    ( a side note, seems the British troops in Kabul are working very closely with French special forces at the moment. )


  428. eaglesoars
    439 | August 19, 2021 7:51 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Just tell me what Biden would do differently if he were an agent of the CCP

    Investigative journalist Lara Logan, host of “No Agenda“ on Fox Nation, said Wednesday it is clear the United States government prefers the chaotic outcome in Afghanistan as well as the criminal and humanitarian crises at the U.S. southern border.

    Logan told Fox Nation’s “Tucker Carlson Today“ that whoever in Washington is truly “pulling the strings” of the government intends for these crises to intensify, given their oft-unstated ability to stop them from worsening.

    [snip]

    “Whoever is in power right now, whoever is really pulling the strings – and I don’t know that – they could do anything they want to change this. And they’re not.”
    .
    .
    Logan explained that the Taliban’s main base is not Afghanistan but Pakistan, and that Islamabad is the only regional government with nuclear capabilities. Combining those factors helps explain why there’s no urgency to course-correct in Afghanistan.

    She said the U.S. helps fund a good portion if not all of the Pakistani defense budget in terms of military and intelligence services, like the ISI.

    [snip]

    Logan posited that the NGIA, which controls government satellites and other armaments, has been watching the Taliban taking control of abandoned U.S. military equipment; bringing it back east into Pakistan.

    “The NSA and the [NGIA] are watching this happen in real time,” she claimed.

    “And they’re doing nothing to stop it. Why not? So what the Afghans will tell you…is that the United States chose this outcome.”

    “The United States government could change this even today. And they don’t do it. They don’t use the leverage they have with Pakistan. They’ll give you 5,000 reasons, but it doesn’t matter.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/shock_video_lara_logan_confirms_what_we_feared_about_afghanistan.html

    Didn’t Ayn Rand say something to the effect that a fuck up on this scale is no accident?

    Good morning!


  429. eaglesoars
    440 | August 19, 2021 8:01 am

    I’m not sure I believe this

    President Donald Trump’s top national security officials never intended to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, according to new statements by Chris Miller, Trump’s last acting defense secretary.

    Miller said the president’s public promise to finish withdrawing U.S. forces by May 1, as negotiated with the Taliban, was actually a “play” that masked the Trump administration’s true intentions: to convince Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to quit or accept a bitter power-sharing agreement with the Taliban, and to keep some U.S. troops in Afghanistan for counterrorism missions.

    In a conversation this week with Defense One, Miller revealed that while serving as the top counterterrorism official on the National Security Council in 2019, he commissioned a wargame that determined that the United States could continue to conduct counterterrorism in Afghanistan with just 800 American military personnel on the ground. And by the end of 2020, when he was acting defense secretary, Miller asserted, many Trump administration officials expected that the United States would be able to broker a new shared government in Afghanistan composed primarily of Taliban officials. The new government would then permit U.S. forces to remain in country to support the Afghan military and fight terrorist elements.

    https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/08/trumps-pledge-exit-afghanistan-was-ruse-his-final-secdef-says/184660/


  430. eaglesoars
    441 | August 19, 2021 9:09 am

    Unreal

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/568501-ny-ice-cream-shop-owner-who-called-police-on-peaceful-blm-protesters

    A former ice cream shop owner in New York accused of calling the police and falsely claiming to be threatened by peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters has been ordered to pay $500 to each of the protesters for violating their civil rights.

    Per the ruling on Wednesday, which stemmed from a lawsuit by Attorney General Letitia James, David Elmendorf must pay nine demonstrators $500 each, totaling $4,500, The Associated Press reported. His defense attorney James Mermigis called the accusations “categorically false” and said Elmendorf’s name was being smeared.

    According to Mermigis, no defense was made in court.

    Elmendorf, the former owner of Bumpy’s Polar Freeze in Schenectady, N.Y., became the first person to be charged under a new state law that that bans the filing of a false police report to intimidate someone based on their race, after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a complaint against him in March.

    Elmendorf is accused of violating state law by making “multiple armed threats, including death threats using derogatory racist language, against peaceful Black protestors and made false reports to the police regarding those protestors.”

    A former ice cream shop owner in New York accused of calling the police and falsely claiming to be threatened by peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters has been ordered to pay $500 to each of the protesters for violating their civil rights.

    Per the ruling on Wednesday, which stemmed from a lawsuit by Attorney General Letitia James, David Elmendorf must pay nine demonstrators $500 each, totaling $4,500, The Associated Press reported. His defense attorney James Mermigis called the accusations “categorically false” and said Elmendorf’s name was being smeared.

    According to Mermigis, no defense was made in court.

    Elmendorf, the former owner of Bumpy’s Polar Freeze in Schenectady, N.Y., became the first person to be charged under a new state law that that bans the filing of a false police report to intimidate someone based on their race, after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a complaint against him in March.

    Elmendorf is accused of violating state law by making “multiple armed threats, including death threats using derogatory racist language, against peaceful Black protestors and made false reports to the police regarding those protestors.”

    When the demonstrators arrived, he allegedly “threatened a crowd of roughly fifty peaceful protestors with a .22-caliber air rifle.”

    When calling authorities, Elmendorf falsely stated there were “20 armed protestors who were threatening to shoot him.” Five police officers showed up to the scene, though no arrests were made.

    Apart from the monetary order, Elmendorf has also been banned from making future threats against people based on their race and is barred from brandishing a deadly weapon within 1,000 feet of a peaceful protest, the AP reports. He is now working in a different state.


  431. lobo91
    442 | August 19, 2021 9:15 am


  432. rain of lead
    443 | August 19, 2021 9:52 am

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2021/08/18/lara-logan-carries-a-big-trumpet-about-afghanistan-if-the-u-s-government-wanted-it-to-be-different-it-would-be/#more-215573

    BlackRock, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries) is a massive publicly traded multinational investment firm with over $8.68 trillion in assets under management [December 31, 2020 financial statement] in more than 100 countries across the globe.

    The Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute, the guy who tells the $8.7 trillion investment firm BlackRock where to put their money, has a brother who is the Senior Advisor to Joe Biden; has a wife who is the White House Personnel Director; and has a daughter who is now on the National Security Council.

    Put another way… Tom Donilon’s literal job description for BlackRock is to: “leverage the firm’s expertise and generate proprietary research to provide insights on the global economy, markets, geopolitics and long-term asset allocation,” and his wife is in charge of White House personnel, his brother is Senior Advisor to the President, and his daughter is on the National Security Council.


  433. eaglesoars
    444 | August 19, 2021 9:54 am

    rain of lead wrote:

    BlackRock, Inc.

    That’s the firm going around buying up single family homes and turning them into rental properties


  434. eaglesoars
    445 | August 19, 2021 11:30 am

    The Pentagon has been releasing numbers of people evac’d from Afghanistan. It’s not the number of Americans, it’s the TOTAL from all countries.

    7000 since the 14th

    https://twitter.com/crabcrawler1/status/1428377402577653767/photo/1


  435. eaglesoars
    446 | August 19, 2021 12:31 pm

    Oh wunnerful……

    UK Parliament holds POTUS in comtempt

    https://twitter.com/brithume/status/1428392335793172482/photo/1

    Along with everybody else but the CCP


  436. eaglesoars
    447 | August 19, 2021 12:31 pm

    The Biden administration is extending a federal mask mandate covering air, train, and bus transportation into next year.

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Tuesday that the agency was extending President Joe Biden’s mask mandate through at least January 18, 2022, according to Reuters. As one of his first acts in office, Biden put the mask mandate in place and has now extended it twice to keep it in place for nearly an entire year.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-administration-to-extend-federal-mask-mandate-into-2022


  437. eaglesoars
    448 | August 19, 2021 12:36 pm

    The reality is that America lost its war in Afghanistan more than a decade ago, roughly around the time when CIA officers began bribing aging warlords with Viagra. The Americans knew all about the young boys the tribal leaders kept in their camps; because the sex drug helped Afghan elders rape more boys more often, they were beholden to America’s clandestine service. Losing Afghanistan then is the least of it. When you choose to adopt a foreign cohort’s cultural habits, customs for which the elders of your own tribe would ostracize and perhaps kill you, you have lost your civilization.

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/assabiya-lee-smith


  438. eaglesoars
    449 | August 19, 2021 12:40 pm

    I’ve been in political media for over two decades, and I have never experienced something like this before. Not only can I not get people booked on shows, but I can’t even get TV bookers who frequently book my guests to give me a call back…

    I’ve fed sources to reporters, who end up not quoting the sources, but do quote multiple voices who are critical of the president and/or put the withdrawal in a negative light.

    I turn on TV and watch CNN and, frankly, a lot of MSNBC shows, and they’re presenting it as if there’s not a voice out there willing to defend the president and his decision to withdraw. But I offered those very shows those voices, and the shows purposely decided to shut them out.

    In so many ways this feels like Iraq and 2003 all over again. The media has coalesced around a narrative, and any threat to that narrative needs to be shut out.

    https://popular.info/p/where-are-the-anti-war-voices

    If he’s been in the business for 20 years and this is a surprise, he’s lived the same year 20 times. The media never allows contra-narrative voices.


  439. eaglesoars
    450 | August 19, 2021 1:02 pm

    Australia is working overtime to become the most communist regime in the world, and its’ quite frightening.

    Australia now plans to force vaccinate 24,000 children, and they are bragging about it. That’s right, they’re going to round up 24,000 children, put them in a stadium, and force vaccinate them. The parents won’t be allowed access to them either.

    Brad Hazzard, the Minister for Health and Medical Research of New South Wales, told parents that 24,000 children will be ushered into a stadium to receive the experimental Covid-19 jab.

    But don’t worry parents, he assures you that your children will be well looked after.

    Watch the incredible hard to believe announcement below on video.

    WATCH:

    https://thedcpatriot.com/australia-to-force-vaccinate-24000-children-in-stadium-parents-not-allowed-access/

    wonder if they’ll transport them in boxcars


  440. eaglesoars
    451 | August 19, 2021 1:17 pm

    there’s some guy at the Capitol in a truck threatening to blow stuff up. I’m not posting details because this crap is boring now


  441. eaglesoars
    452 | August 19, 2021 1:20 pm

    I don’t know what to say

    The U.S. Border Patrol is asking agents about volunteering to deploy to Afghanistan and nearby countries to process Afghan citizens seeking admission to the United States, three agents told the Washington Examiner.

    The move is in direct response to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, where President Joe Biden’s recent decision to withdraw U.S. troops was met with chaos as the Taliban took control of the country. Thousands of Americans remain inside, as well as tens of thousands of Afghans who helped the U.S. during the war.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/exclusive-border-patrol-asking-agents-process-afghan-refugees


  442. AZfederalist
    453 | August 19, 2021 2:43 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    What if we load the empty planes going back to Afghanistan with immigrants coming in from the southern border and we just tell them that’s Arizona or something?

    I like that idea. Brilliant!


  443. darkwords
    454 | August 19, 2021 5:41 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Time for death squads in some of these countries. Otherwise the victims will be frog boiled slowly.


  444. darkwords
    455 | August 19, 2021 5:45 pm

    HELL ON EARTH FOR AFGHAN WOMEN: Blaze Media reports an Indian TV interview with one of the early victims whose eyes were knifed out includes this chilling warning:

    The Taliban will think of all westernized Afghan women as a poison. Jen Psaki shouldn’t be surprised that these women and older children will be killed as a matter of policy.


  445. eaglesoars
    456 | August 19, 2021 6:22 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Jen Psaki shouldn’t be surprised that these women and older children will be killed as a matter of policy.

    yeah, she’ll have to circle back on that one


  446. darkwords
    458 | August 19, 2021 6:39 pm

    @SabinSidney
    · 8h
    Remember when the White House tried to tell us things were so great that we save 16 cents on hot dogs?

    Good times, man.


  447. darkwords
    459 | August 19, 2021 7:00 pm

    Dog Rescue.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1427784054582259720

    In a thread on how Fauci raises beagles to torture them unnecessarily


  448. 460 | August 19, 2021 7:39 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Remember when the White House tried to tell us things were so great that we save 16 cents on hot dogs?

    Remember when we had a POTUS who ate a 4-legged one?


  449. darkwords
    461 | August 19, 2021 7:59 pm

    A lid by POTUS at 3:36 today. He must not be holding up well under even the smallest pressures. He shouldn’t be in the job. It’s elder abuse by his wife.

    Nation in a crisis and she is worried about her legacy and image. Joe knows she is carrying his water for him. But they are both placing their own egos as more important than the country.


  450. darkwords
    462 | August 19, 2021 8:05 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    A friendly symbiotic social relationship until a Biden crisis sinks the country and they devour each other. There was a sci fi story about this. A girl, a guy and his dog hookup in the apocalypse. Climax is a guy and his dog enjoying a good fire.

    I used to read all sci fi no matter how crappy. But last night I can to downvote 2 netflix sci fi movies that were woke filled in the first 5 minutes. Not a subtle woke but a shove it in your face woke. I wouldn’t mind if we sold the west coast to China and put up a big wall.


  451. darkwords
    463 | August 19, 2021 8:12 pm

    Apologies if anyone here is Qanon. I was at warroom commenting on a lindell video. Turns out the guy is Qanon deep. Calls his audience anons. He went on an hour long talk on how the pcap failure of Mike Lindell is all part of a master plan he is just now seeing for the first time and wants to reveal it to us.

    It’s a progressive illness to me. Inability to see a mirage as an illusion.

    And further down in that thread a couple of people posting all the Jews in the current administration.


  452. eaglesoars
    464 | August 19, 2021 8:21 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Turns out the guy is Qanon deep.

    who? Lindell?


  453. 465 | August 19, 2021 8:29 pm

    Floyd Ray Roseberry parked on the sidewalk, threw money out his truck to attract attention, posted a live stream of rants on FB, called 911 himself, didn’t have explosives. Either he was merely a twisted protester or he was playing the stereotype.

    I think he’s a just a good ‘ol boy who went scooters.


  454. 466 | August 19, 2021 8:36 pm

    @ darkwords:
    Fuck QAnon.


  455. 467 | August 19, 2021 8:39 pm

    @ darkwords:
    I’m going to watch War Dogs again just for the lulz.


  456. darkwords
    468 | August 19, 2021 8:49 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    No One of his supporters. He was on the warroom forum.


  457. darkwords
    469 | August 19, 2021 8:51 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Facebook denied him reach.


  458. eaglesoars
    470 | August 19, 2021 8:58 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    No One of his supporters. He was on the warroom forum.

    ah. I have always suspected QAnon was a psyops of some sort.


  459. eaglesoars
    471 | August 19, 2021 9:38 pm

    assholes

    BREAKING: Biden administration considering launching airstrikes on equipment left behind by US troops in Afghanistan –
    @Axios


  460. eaglesoars
    472 | August 19, 2021 9:42 pm

    more assholes

    If you make it to Hamid Karzai International Airport as an American citizen, you still have to cough up $2k to fly home. Can’t renew your passport until your debt is paid.

    https://twitter.com/ajtata/status/1428528786778247169

    Since then I have seen that the State Dept has said it would forgive the $2k but the entire thing is just garbage and people need to be hung out to dry. In the desert. With fire ants. And honey.


  461. Aussie Infidel
    473 | August 19, 2021 10:37 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    assholes

    BREAKING: Biden administration considering launching airstrikes on equipment left behind by US troops in Afghanistan –
    @Axios

    It has already been done by B-52s out of Diageo Garcia on a couple of airfields a few days ago.

    Someone just mentioned it to Slo’ Jo’ between his naps and diaper changes.

    🙂

    If I disappear over the next few days it’s no big thing. My computer is showing its age and appears to be on its last legs. Always happens during a Lockdown when all of the shops are closed and you can’t just go and buy a new replacement.

    grrrrr


  462. Aussie Infidel
    474 | August 19, 2021 10:40 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    more assholes

    If you make it to Hamid Karzai International Airport as an American citizen, you still have to cough up $2k to fly home. Can’t renew your passport until your debt is paid.

    https://twitter.com/ajtata/status/1428528786778247169

    Since then I have seen that the State Dept has said it would forgive the $2k but the entire thing is just garbage and people need to be hung out to dry. In the desert. With fire ants. And honey.

    State is sending lots of more bureaucrats to Afghanistan to process paperwork. Wouldn’t it be just if they were part of the mass of hostages.

    Nobody would want to pay serious $$$ for mere bureaucrats and they would rot in a Taliban cell, if there was any justice left in the world !

    🙂


  463. Aussie Infidel
    475 | August 19, 2021 10:42 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    darkwords wrote:

    @ eaglesoars:
    No One of his supporters. He was on the warroom forum.

    ah. I have always suspected QAnon was a psyops of some sort.

    Yup.

    It has been suggested that it was a CIA Op to flush out crazies within the Prepper community


  464. Aussie Infidel
    476 | August 19, 2021 11:00 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Brad Hazzard, the Minister for Health and Medical Research of New South Wales, told parents that 24,000 children will be ushered into a stadium to receive the experimental Covid-19 jab.

    Hazard is one evil som of a bitch and a total psychopath. He is a Marxist to his shoe tops and infiltrated the NSW Liberal Party by knifing his way to the top. Meanwhile The NSW State Cabinet have been totally sidelined and Parliament cancelled for the duration of the Emergency Authority.

    It was Hazard who was also incompetent in managing his Health Portfolio. He got into a verbal battle with the Police Commissioner and lost. The Commissioner then ‘assumed’ the Emergency Powers under the Health Act and now he is the effective dictator in NSW. He can make law by proclamation and has. If you think Hazard is a sociopath or a psychopath then he’s got nothing on the Chief Cop.

    Police Commissioners in Australia are NOT elected officials. They are government unelected bureaucrats and can’t be recalled, sacked or dismissed


  465. 4_Sticks
    477 | August 19, 2021 11:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I’m sorry that I missed your post. Here’s the deal, for what I understand:
    Apparently the money is going towards fuel for the flights out of there for one. I’m sure you can figure the secondary and tertiary expenses – kinda like
    the boats that were organized to rescue the soldiers trapped at Dunkirk.


  466. 478 | August 20, 2021 12:10 am

    Wasn’t there a website where you could bet on things like Biden making to past the halfwit… halfway point in the term?


  467. AZfederalist
    479 | August 20, 2021 12:21 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    Event promoters went along with it because they have no other choice.

    If I were an event promoter, I’d be conflicted. It would be quite satisfying to tell California FU and let all the people who were looking forward to the event why you were pulling out to more event-friendly and science-aware states. But then, Californians have money and the event promoter doesn’t have to be in the state to make that money.


  468. AZfederalist
    480 | August 20, 2021 12:23 am

    Possum wrote:

    ( a side note, seems the British troops in Kabul are working very closely with French special forces at the moment. )

    Now that would be an historical ironic twist, the French taking over as the US pulls out.


  469. AZfederalist
    481 | August 20, 2021 12:26 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    When the demonstrators arrived, he allegedly “threatened a crowd of roughly fifty peaceful protestors with a .22-caliber air rifle.”

    Apart from the monetary order, Elmendorf has also been banned from making future threats against people based on their race and is barred from brandishing a deadly weapon within 1,000 feet of a peaceful protest, the AP reports. He is now working in a different state.

    New York has a very strange definition of “deadly weapon”.


  470. AZfederalist
    482 | August 20, 2021 12:30 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    there’s some guy at the Capitol in a truck threatening to blow stuff up. I’m not posting details because this crap is boring now

    Not surprising. I’m expecting a lot of false flag operations to start happening to shift the narrative from the current Afghanistan debacle.


  471. AZfederalist
    483 | August 20, 2021 12:32 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Jen Psaki shouldn’t be surprised that these women and older children will be killed as a matter of policy.

    She knew that ahead of time and frankly, just doesn’t care. The people in the White House right now are sociopaths who only care about what advances their agenda. They have zero care nor feelings about others.


  472. AZfederalist
    484 | August 20, 2021 12:36 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    ah. I have always suspected QAnon was a psyops of some sort

    My money is on CIA, NSA, or FBI. Remember who wrote the revolutionary documents in 1984? They’ve been using those books as “how-to” manuals.


  473. AZfederalist
    485 | August 20, 2021 12:36 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    assholes

    BREAKING: Biden administration considering launching airstrikes on equipment left behind by US troops in Afghanistan –
    @Axios

    “Considering”? WTF? Should have been done weeks ago.


  474. AZfederalist
    486 | August 20, 2021 12:37 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Since then I have seen that the State Dept has said it would forgive the $2k but the entire thing is just garbage and people need to be hung out to dry. In the desert. With fire ants. And honey.

    How about just pinning a rainbow flag on them and handing them over to the Taliban?


  475. AZfederalist
    487 | August 20, 2021 12:39 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Police Commissioners in Australia are NOT elected officials. They are government unelected bureaucrats and can’t be recalled, sacked or dismissed

    … and the government got all the guns years ago.


  476. AZfederalist
    488 | August 20, 2021 12:40 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    OK, done catching up and talking to myself.


  477. darkwords
    489 | August 20, 2021 2:54 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Based on media portrayals no one can assume a BLM protestor is peaceful. All of them are violent is a better decision.


  478. 490 | August 20, 2021 3:41 am

    F.B.I. text messages uncovered in the Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot fraud investigation.

    “The F.B.I. is instructing a paid F.B.I. informant to lie and paint an innocent citizen as an undercover federal agent to a man they claim is the head of a domestic terrorist organization, who they claim is paranoid about being infiltrated by the feds, who they claim has bragged about tossing a Molotov cocktail into a police officer’s house. This behavior, evidenced by the telephonic communication between F.B.I. handler Impola and Dan, casts a dark shadow over the credibility of this investigation and demonstrates the need for immediate disclosure as demanded.”

    https://djhjmedia.com/steven/fbi-told-informant-in-whitmer-kidnapping-case-to-lie-frame-innocent-man-according-to-text-messages/


  479. darkwords
    491 | August 20, 2021 3:45 am

    @ Bunk X:
    From the FBI training manual.

    Shoot the barn with your shotgun then paint a bullseye over the scatter pattern. Take a picture. Show the bosses and the media you are a dead shot.


  480. Aussie Infidel
    493 | August 20, 2021 6:41 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Police Commissioners in Australia are NOT elected officials. They are government unelected bureaucrats and can’t be recalled, sacked or dismissed

    … and the government got all the guns years ago.

    Actually that is not really accurate. Sure loads of long firearms were handed in for money way in advance of what they were actually worth. These firearms were mostly replaced with automatic shotguns. There were also heaps of firearms that simply ‘disappeared’ into the ground. Over a 6 month period, large diameter plastic map tubes were VERY popular. Maybe folks just wanted to look after all of their paper maps. Yeah! Right!

    Large bore plastic water pipes also became very popular. I know a couple of High Court Justices who vanished family classic firearms underground. If High Court jurists are taking the bet by hiding firearms you can imagine what the average Aussie shooter is doing. Don’t believe everything you hear.

    Ammo is however a problem and it’s ageing.


  481. eaglesoars
    494 | August 20, 2021 8:52 am

    A message from Australian truck drivers to the Aust Govt.

    “We’ll block the roads & ports – stop what we need to stop. You don’t represent the people. You’ll madate nothing. What you are doing to kids is disgusting. We are taking our country back.”
    #auspol

    https://twitter.com/Drs4CovidEthics/status/1428668083854626818

    There’s a 1 minute video there that’s a must watch


  482. coldwarrior
    495 | August 20, 2021 8:55 am

    @ eaglesoars:
    Well, no words minced there!


  483. coldwarrior
    496 | August 20, 2021 8:56 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Control the consumables


  484. eaglesoars
    497 | August 20, 2021 10:05 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Didn’t I say last year that if you wanted to shut down the Antifa/Portland crap, simply do a truckers’ strike/boycott? Why yes! Yes I did!

    errands, later


  485. eaglesoars
    498 | August 20, 2021 10:09 am

    Hey Bunk!

    More Jonathan Simpson bot stuff!

    https://twitter.com/TurntableKittah/status/1428718736941457416

    This time he helped put down the Jan 6 ‘insurrection’, went to Florida and wore the mask the whole time but is now on death’s door, and a few more


  486. eaglesoars
    499 | August 20, 2021 11:26 am

    The forever ‘lid’

    The president took all public remarks, press briefings and press conferences off his schedule as he and his administration deal with the blowback from their botched troop withdrawal that saw Kabul fall into the hands of the Taliban.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/afghanistan-withdrawal-biden-bunker-strategy-clears-schedule


  487. eaglesoars
    500 | August 20, 2021 11:32 am

    Scant?? How about zero?

    Exclusive: FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated – sources

    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-fbi-finds-scant-evidence-us-capitol-attack-was-coordinated-sources-2021-08-20/


  488. eaglesoars
    501 | August 20, 2021 12:09 pm

    20 mins abo

    White House just announced Biden is cancelling his weekend Delaware trip

    Guess someone’s reporting got a little too close to home

    Sleep well, Joe

    Let me know if you need a new pillow


  489. AZfederalist
    502 | August 20, 2021 12:58 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    A message from Australian truck drivers to the Aust Govt.

    “We’ll block the roads & ports – stop what we need to stop. You don’t represent the people. You’ll madate nothing. What you are doing to kids is disgusting. We are taking our country back.”
    #auspol

    Awesome! Australia does have some people with cajones and a spine.


  490. AZfederalist
    503 | August 20, 2021 1:03 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The president took all public remarks, press briefings and press conferences off his schedule as he and his administration deal with the blowback from their botched troop withdrawal that saw Kabul fall into the hands of the Taliban.

    Now, ask yourself, “If the administration was telling us that the fall of Kabul was ‘months away'”, how credible are they when they tell us, “there is no immigration crisis” and “this is only a temporary spike in inflation”? If the media were to be treating this administration like they treated the Trump administration, they would be asking these questions at each and every press opportunity. Whether the administration was there or not.


  491. lobo91
    504 | August 20, 2021 2:55 pm

    @ AZfederalist:

    What about “we’re going to die in 12 years if we don’t all buy electric cars”?


  492. eaglesoars
    505 | August 20, 2021 3:08 pm

    I just got my first haircut in Tennessee. $19. As compared to $50 in Virginia.


  493. eaglesoars
    506 | August 20, 2021 3:13 pm

    Did Biden open his yap while I was out? Bill Kristol is upset

    Neither Biden’s speech nor his answers to questions were reassuring.

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1428783449008218119


  494. eaglesoars
    507 | August 20, 2021 3:34 pm

    A friend who is a veteran of the Afghan war and who saw a lot from the inside says that this podcast episode from Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio is the thing to listen to for understanding how everything went wrong in Afghanistan. He urged me to have my son, who is considering the military, listen to it. I listened to it myself. The hosts are unsparing in their evisceration of senior military leadership, as well as the Obama and Trump administrations. They both say at the outset that they do not blame our troops for what happened, but rather the commanders who sent them in to do impossible things. They also say that they both know men who have died in Afghanistan, so this is personal to them. Joscelyn and Roggio recount the lies upon lies upon lies that US military and civilian officials have told over the years.

    Around the 41 minute mark, as they’re wrapping up, co-host Joscelyn says, “You should be angry about this war for a lot of reasons, but it speaks to a broader incompetence in the American elite. It’s total incompetence across the board.”

    https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/08/ep-55-afghanistan-falls.php

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/468960/#respond


  495. eaglesoars
    509 | August 20, 2021 3:44 pm

    Not the Bee. Not a joke

    The Taliban is set to inherit a seat on the UN women’s rights commission. Seriously.

    https://notthebee.com/article/the-taliban-is-set-to-inherit-a-seat-on-the-un-womens-rights-commission-seriously-


  496. eaglesoars
    510 | August 20, 2021 3:55 pm

    oh ffs

    Did Biden open his yap while I was out? Bill Kristol is upset

    @DavidMuir
    : “The president said he has no intelligence that the Americans have not been able to get [to the Kabul airport]. The question, obviously—does that square with reporting on ground?”

    @IanPannell
    : “I mean—just totally not.”

    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1428786222990778370


  497. eaglesoars
    511 | August 20, 2021 4:04 pm

    jeebus. This Afghani woman just goes off on Biden

    https://twitter.com/capeandcowell/status/1428514529261105154

    You destroyed the world


  498. 512 | August 20, 2021 4:11 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    More Jonathan Simpson bot stuff!

    It’s a meme. The guy in the photo is porn star Johnny Sins.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/z1HI3


  499. 513 | August 20, 2021 4:15 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I don’t know Bunkie, must be a long-lost cousin.
    https://twitter.com/BunkiePerkins/status/1306213358845255680


  500. 514 | August 20, 2021 4:28 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated – sources

    The FBI found no evidence the FBI was involved. Just like the Whitmer kidnapping plot.


  501. 515 | August 20, 2021 4:32 pm

    @ AZfederalist:
    Sec Def Lloyd Austin contradicted Biden’s statements about the “evacuation” in a separate presser as POtaTUS was still answering questions.


  502. eaglesoars
    516 | August 20, 2021 5:09 pm

    Degan McDowell just called Biden “this broken bobble head”


  503. eaglesoars
    517 | August 20, 2021 5:38 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    The guy in the photo is porn star Johnny Sins.

    *snort*


  504. Aussie Infidel
    518 | August 20, 2021 5:46 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    A message from Australian truck drivers to the Aust Govt.

    “We’ll block the roads & ports – stop what we need to stop. You don’t represent the people. You’ll madate nothing. What you are doing to kids is disgusting. We are taking our country back.”
    #auspol

    https://twitter.com/Drs4CovidEthics/status/1428668083854626818

    There’s a 1 minute video there that’s a must watch

    Nice sentiment mate but the doing part gets a bit more complicated. Unfortunately the Federal Government is involved and they have the resources of going around your efforts. In the past groups have attempted to blockade roads and eventually it failed as these demonstrations have no endurance. The optics are great but the Feds can break these demos at any time by using Defence Force troops. I know as I was involved in breaking a leftist waterfront demonstration back in the day. Waterside workers (longshoremen) were just replaced by Army engineers and Navy equipment operators. Blockaded ports were cleared by Army drivers and in my case we just drove our APCs through the locked gates onto the wharves.

    Nice idea mate but the government had endurance whereas you guys have no real staying power.


  505. Aussie Infidel
    519 | August 20, 2021 5:54 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    The Brits are screwing the Gurkhas AGAIN. After years of underpaying these loyal soldiers and only giving in in the face of huge public criticism the British government has YET AGAIN thrown Gurkhas under the bus. When the British government evacuated the British Embassy in Afghanistan it used its Gurkhas as security. A 100 Gurkhas were then just left behind and have been staging a hunger strike to be evacuated with the rest of the staff. After 2 weeks of hunger strike the British government has decided that the poor optics of their actions ned dressing to get them off the front pages of the media. They are now ‘entering talks’ with the Gurkhas….

    SPIT.

    If I were the Gurkha OC i’d just gun up and march through the streets of Kabul and dare any Taliban to try to stop them, head for the airport and just push their way through.

    Western government officials are a pox on the face of the Earth on occasion!

    SPIT


  506. Aussie Infidel
    520 | August 20, 2021 6:05 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Control the consumables

    The morons socialist Premier of Queensland totally closed the border between Northern NSW and Southern Queens;and. Unfortunately most nursing and medical staff at the Queensland Gold Coast hospital actually live in NSW and commute across the border to go to work. Not anymore! Now the huge Gold Coast hospital can’t staff its wards. Home Goal!

    There are lines of logistics trucks BOTH sides of the border and Brisbane is running out of fresh food. The idiot socialist Premier of Queensland didn’t think ahead …. as usual.

    SPIT


  507. eaglesoars
    521 | August 20, 2021 6:34 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    Brisbane is running out of fresh food.

    yikes!


  508. eaglesoars
    522 | August 20, 2021 6:43 pm

    US general tells British special forces: Stop rescuing people in Kabul, you’re making us look bad

    Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue has told his British Army counterpart, a high-ranking field-grade officer of the British army’s 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, that British operations were embarrassing the United States military in the absence of similar U.S. military operations. I understand that the British officer firmly rejected the request.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/us-general-tells-british-special-forces-stop-rescuing-people-in-kabul-youre-making-us-look-bad


  509. Possum
    523 | August 20, 2021 6:56 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    You sure of those “facts”

    100 Gurkhas were then just left behind and have been staging a hunger strike


  510. 524 | August 20, 2021 7:10 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    The Taliban is set to inherit a seat on the UN women’s rights commission.

    The missus and I were joking about that yesterday and now it’s happening? Good gawd.


  511. eaglesoars
    525 | August 20, 2021 7:12 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    The missus and I were joking about that yesterday and now it’s happening? Good gawd.

    The Squad had gone AWOL. HAR!!!


  512. lobo91
    526 | August 20, 2021 7:39 pm

    Exclusive: We Have Obtained A Copy Of The Taliban’s First Draft Of Their New Women’s Bill Of Rights

    Through clandestine sources in Kabul, The Babylon Bee has obtained a leaked copy of the Taliban’s first draft of a new Women’s Bill of Rights.

    The Taliban, who is now running the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, began work on the bill soon after liberal western democracies and individuals like Nancy Pelosi reminded them in a strongly worded letter that they should protect women’s rights. While this bill is still in its early stages, we think they’ve made a lot of progress. Let’s look at some of the rights enumerated in the Taliban’s Bill of Women’s Rights:

    The right to remain silent.

    The right to equal employment inside the home with the other wives.

    The right of freedom of movement. Again, inside the home.

    The right to free healthcare that is on par with the best veterinary care in the country.

    The right to an education in Islam.

    The right to be married to whichever brave Taliban fighter chooses them.

    The right to bear children and raise them up to defend the Islamic Emirate.

    The right to marry at any age.

    The right to choose the color of their burqa.

    The right to be seen in public, so long as they are fully covered and in the presence of their husband.

    The right to speak freely with other women about how to take care of the house and raise children.

    The right to have only one hand chopped off as a warning in cases of minor infractions.

    The right to trial by husband.

    Wow! This new Women’s Bill of Rights is a progressive step for the Taliban and it’s exciting to see what they’ll come up with next!


  513. lobo91
    527 | August 20, 2021 8:06 pm

    I don’t think Heather would do well with the Taliban:


  514. eaglesoars
    528 | August 20, 2021 8:26 pm

    Biden’s statement that he has seen ‘no question of our credibility from our allies’ has said allies furious. Every NATO country has people trapped in Afghanistan and they tend to be trust fund babies or friends of trust fund babies. Every prime minister’s phone is blowing up with VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE asking how they’re going to get their kids or their kids’ friends out of Afghanistan and every ally is blowing up the phones of the White House and State Department and getting jack shit from them.

    And they’re all blaming ‘America’ but they also know it’s on Biden.

    Somebody can probably get an at least ‘off the record’ statement on this from just about any embassy in NATO.

    Furious doesn’t cover it.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/469029/#respond


  515. darkwords
    529 | August 20, 2021 8:31 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    You can park two semis on the I5 in downtown Portland and the city comes to a standstill with the only alternative highway being the I-205 that goes around to the airport. It has a bridge that crosses into Washington state that can be congested just as easily.


  516. darkwords
    530 | August 20, 2021 8:35 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    An incompetent leader is that is the case.


  517. lobo91
    531 | August 20, 2021 8:37 pm

    Jennifer Griffin absolutely shreds the idiot Pentagon press secretary:


  518. eaglesoars
    532 | August 20, 2021 8:46 pm

    @ lobo91:

    That she left Fox is what damns them more than anything……


  519. Possum
    533 | August 20, 2021 8:47 pm

    Nasty British, SPIT!!!!

    The Brits are screwing the Gurkhas AGAIN. After years of underpaying these loyal soldiers and only giving in in the face of huge public criticism the British government has YET AGAIN thrown Gurkhas under the bus. When the British government evacuated the British Embassy in Afghanistan it used its Gurkhas as security. A 100 Gurkhas were then just left behind and have been staging a hunger strike to be evacuated with the rest of the staff. After 2 weeks of hunger strike the British government has decided that the poor optics of their actions ned dressing to get them off the front pages of the media. They are now ‘entering talks’ with the Gurkhas….

    SPIT.

    If I were the Gurkha OC i’d just gun up and march through the streets of Kabul and dare any Taliban to try to stop them, head for the airport and just push their way through.

    Western government officials are a pox on the face of the Earth on occasion!

    If only the Boiler Room Crew where here to fact check this fictional statement.


  520. eaglesoars
    534 | August 20, 2021 8:49 pm

    ABBOTT AND COSTELLO’S ‘WHO’S BEEN VACCINATED?’

    Bud: ‘You can’t come in here!’

    Lou: ‘Why not?’

    Bud: ‘Well because you’re unvaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘But I’m not sick.’

    Bud: ‘It doesn’t matter.’

    Lou: ‘Well, why does that guy get to go in?’

    Bud: ‘Because he’s vaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘But he’s sick!’

    Bud: ‘It’s alright. Everyone in here is vaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘Wait a minute. Are you saying everyone in there is vaccinated?’

    Bud: ‘Yes.’

    Lou: ‘So then why can’t I go in there if everyone is vaccinated?’

    Bud: ‘Because you’ll make them sick.’

    Lou: ‘How will I make them sick if I’m NOT sick and they’re vaccinated.’

    Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘But they’re vaccinated.’

    Bud: ‘But they can still get sick.’

    Lou: ‘So what the heck does the vaccine do?’

    Bud: ‘It vaccinates.’

    Lou: ‘So vaccinated people can’t spread covid?’

    Bud: ‘Oh no. They can spread covid just as easily as an unvaccinated person.’

    Lou: ‘I don’t even know what I’m saying anymore. Look. I’m not sick.

    Bud: ‘Ok.’

    Lou: ‘And the guy you let in IS sick.’

    Bud: ‘That’s right.’

    Lou: ‘And everybody in there can still get sick even though they’re vaccinated.’

    Bud: ‘Certainly.’

    Lou: ‘So why can’t I go in again?’

    Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘I’m not asking who’s vaccinated or not!’

    Bud: ‘I’m just telling you how it is.’

    Lou: ‘Nevermind. I’ll just put on my mask.’

    Bud: ‘That’s fine.’

    Lou: ‘Now I can go in?’

    Bud: ‘Absolutely not?’

    Lou: ‘But I have a mask!’

    Bud: ‘Doesn’t matter.’

    Lou: ‘I was able to come in here yesterday with a mask.’

    Bud: ‘I know.’

    Lou: So why can’t I come in here today with a mask? ….If you say ‘because I’m unvaccinated’ again, I’ll break your arm.’

    Bud: ‘Take it easy buddy.’

    Lou: ‘So the mask is no good anymore.’

    Bud: ‘No, it’s still good.’

    Lou: ‘But I can’t come in?’

    Bud: ‘Correct.’

    Lou: ‘Why not?’

    Bud: ‘Because you’re unvaccinated.’

    Lou: ‘But the mask prevents the germs from getting out.’

    Bud: ‘Yes, but people can still catch your germs.’

    Lou: ‘But they’re all vaccinated.’

    Bud: ‘Yes, but they can still get sick.’

    Lou: ‘But I’m not sick!!’

    Bud: ‘You can still get them sick.’

    Lou: ‘So then masks don’t work!’

    Bud: ‘Masks work quite well.’

    Lou: ‘So how in the heck can I get vaccinated people sick if I’m not sick and masks work?’

    Bud: ‘Third base.’


  521. 535 | August 20, 2021 8:53 pm

    @ lobo91:
    What a weasel.


  522. 536 | August 20, 2021 8:55 pm

    Possum wrote:

    If only the Boiler Room Crew where here to fact check this fictional statement.

    I’ll see if Internet Septic Tank Engineer is still around.


  523. 537 | August 20, 2021 9:00 pm

    CA Governor Newsom has a new addition to his campaign. Kamala Harris is scheduled to show up next week. Get the popcorn ready.

    Meanwhile, Elex Michaelson (FOX11 Los Angeles) is giving Newsom massages again, and Larry Elder is a black white supremacist.
    https://twitter.com/BunkStrutts/status/1428879079135006720


  524. Possum
    538 | August 20, 2021 9:08 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Possum wrote:

    If only the Boiler Room Crew where here to fact check this fictional statement.

    I’ll see if Internet Septic Tank Engineer is still around.

    He is useless since he quit drinking.


  525. eaglesoars
    539 | August 20, 2021 9:09 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    CA Governor Newsom has a new addition to his campaign. Kamala Harris is scheduled to show up next week

    I thought she was in Singapore or Vietnam or someplace?

    Anyway showing up for Newsom is a hoot. A slut and a pimp. Perfect


  526. darkwords
    540 | August 20, 2021 9:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    Maybe we need to hire the Taliban to run DC security. They seem to be better organized and better communicators than the White House or the US Military.


  527. eaglesoars
    541 | August 20, 2021 9:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    They seem to be better organized and better communicators than the White House or the US Military.

    Nah. The basic difference between the Taliban and the WH is that the Taliban don’t lie.


  528. darkwords
    542 | August 20, 2021 9:34 pm

    @ lobo91:
    It always weirds me out when they call the USA “the Homeland”. Makes me think of Germany.

    The spox here says their intelligence gathering is better than ever even with no boots on the ground. But that seems to contradict the intelligence gathered in the last month about the Taliban.

    We have to consider that these podium people can’t be relied on in any manner whatsoever. Whether it is Kabul, Covid, or Jan 6th. A better rule would be “Biden lies and people die”


  529. Aussie Infidel
    543 | August 20, 2021 9:41 pm

    Possum wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    You sure of those “facts”

    100 Gurkhas were then just left behind and have been staging a hunger strike

    Will check back with me sources Possum. The fact that 100 Gurkhas were hunger striking appears to be solid. The other context I will check


  530. AZfederalist
    544 | August 20, 2021 9:45 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    Did Biden open his yap while I was out? Bill Kristol is upset

    Neither Biden’s speech nor his answers to questions were reassuring.

    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1428783449008218119

    Bill Kristol is an idiot. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind


  531. eaglesoars
    545 | August 20, 2021 9:48 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Bill Kristol is an idiot

    It’s hard to believe Gertrude Himmelfarb raised that waste of space. He’s worse than the spawn of Bill Buckley, Christopher.


  532. eaglesoars
    546 | August 20, 2021 9:53 pm

    Joe’s going back to bed in Delaware tomorrow

    https://twitter.com/kathrynw5/status/1428892060451540992


  533. eaglesoars
    547 | August 20, 2021 9:56 pm

    SecDef Austin bad blood with Biden is real. Sick of being thrown under the bus. Doesn’t want to go down with this Admin and he is making moves.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1428891893480443909

    This is the guy who hired Bishop to push CRT in the military? Can’t wait to see what the ‘moves’ are


  534. Aussie Infidel
    548 | August 20, 2021 10:00 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Nasty British, SPIT!!!!

    Au Contraire

    Good Brits just some bad bureaucrats who tend to use the Gurkhas as cannon fodder.

    Hell it took YEARS for actress, Joanna Lumley to shame the UK government into properly paying Gurkha soldiers. Her father was a Brit Brigadier and had commanded Gurkhas. She has grown up amongst the Gurkhas and loved them.

    I stood in a Command Post in Hong King on Lantau Island, while spotty faced Brit second lieutenants mistreated Gurkha troops. My NZ NCO INTEL guys reported to me that these racist attacks were common by these idiot ‘Ruperts’. I always got on very well with the Gurkhas who were assigned to me. Wonderful soldiers and great guys. The Kiwis working in the 28 Brigade CP all got on excellently with Gurkhas …. the Brit junior officers … not so much. The Brits commanding the Gurkhas really looked after their Gurkhas, but other junior Brit officers were a bunch of not particularly skilled, ‘plonkers’.


  535. eaglesoars
    549 | August 20, 2021 10:00 pm

    The White House’s readout of a call between Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron on the crisis in Afghanistan leaves out an impassioned plea from the French president that the US and its allies have a “moral responsibility” to evacuate Afghan allies.

    The French government’s readout of the conversation was released on Friday, a day after the call took place, and indicates that Macron emphasised ensuring the safe evacuation of Afghan citizens who assisted American and European troops over the past 20 years at great risk to themselves and their families.

    Afghans continue to wait at airport in Kabul
    According to the readout, Macron described the mission to evacuate allies as a “moral responsibility” and told Biden: “We cannot abandon them.”

    The Élysée said Macron “underlined the absolute need to ensure rapid and concrete coordination among allies on the ground to continue the evacuations”.

    The White House version, however, made no mention of a “moral responsibility” to evacuate Afghan allies.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/20/afghanistan-macron-biden-moral-responsibility-evacuate-allies


  536. Possum
    550 | August 20, 2021 10:02 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Two current news stories involving Gurkhas have been blended into one

    100 Gurkhas were not on hunger strike in Afghanistan. Zero active members of the Royal Gurkha Rifles were in Afghanistan last week.

    A few EX Gurkhas ( 3 I think ) were on hunger strike for 13 days outside Downing street over the fact that Gurkhas who retired prior to 1997 were given a lump sum and a monthly pension which was less than British subjects who retired at the same level. This pre 1997 pension rate was based on an equivalence to the amount the Indian army paid their retirees. After 1997 Nepalese retirees are paid the same pension as British retirees from the army.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58159773


  537. 551 | August 20, 2021 10:04 pm

    eaglesoars wrote:

    I thought she was in Singapore or Vietnam or someplace?

    They don’t want her either.
    Kamela doesn’t have many fans in CA, so hooking up with GovGav is a plus for the recall.


  538. Aussie Infidel
    552 | August 20, 2021 10:07 pm

    2 Parachute Bn (UK) continue to cary out street patrols to collect people hiding in safe houses including US civilians.

    82nd Airborne are STILL restricted to drag people over the wall and into the Airfield.. Their commanders are totally repressed by their Command who in turn are operating on strict orders NOT to venture outside the airport, DIRECT from the White House. Now er have State Dept personnel signing a letter condemning the Biden administration. I figure that they consider what the hell, my career is toast anyway !


  539. Aussie Infidel
    553 | August 20, 2021 10:10 pm

    Possum wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Two current news stories involving Gurkhas have been blended into one

    100 Gurkhas were not on hunger strike in Afghanistan. Zero active members of the Royal Gurkha Rifles were in Afghanistan last week.

    A few EX Gurkhas ( 3 I think ) were on hunger strike for 13 days outside Downing street over the fact that Gurkhas who retired prior to 1997 were given a lump sum and a monthly pension which was less than British subjects who retired at the same level. This pre 1997 pension rate was based on an equivalence to the amount the Indian army paid their retirees. After 1997 Nepalese retirees are paid the same pension as British retirees from the army.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58159773

    Thanks Possum for clearing that up. Trust me for believing the NZ Herald reports! ‘Pravda on the Waitamata Harbour’ indeed!

    🙂


  540. 554 | August 20, 2021 10:13 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    SEIU is televising an ad against the Newsom recall. “It’s a matter of life and death” followed by some covid glurge.


  541. Possum
    555 | August 20, 2021 10:14 pm

    Part two.

    The British embassy in Kabul was, until the evacuation about a week ago, protected by an outside contracted security firm called GardaWorld. A Canadian company with over 100,000 employees.

    When the UK embassy was evacuated the security staff there, employees of GardaWorld, were basically told by GardaWorld ” Don’t bother coming to work tomorrow. You no longer have a job”

    Most of the employees were Afghan citizens with a few Brits and EX Gurkhas. You know the Brits and Gurkhas who are ex military kind of get employment as ” security ” read that as mercenaries, after leaving the army.

    The Britis Government is trying to find and help the ex employees of the CANADIAN company GardaWorld that left their employees high and dry.

    https://news.sky.com/story/afghanistan-more-than-100-guards-at-the-british-embassy-in-kabul-told-they-are-not-eligible-for-uk-protection-12385676


  542. Possum
    556 | August 20, 2021 10:17 pm

    So in conclusion, take two totally unrelated incidents 10,000 miles apart. The only connecting thing is the word ” Gurkha ” then blend them together and you have a great news story that 99% of the world will believe!

    Now. can I have a beer?


  543. lobo91
    557 | August 20, 2021 10:17 pm

    @ eaglesoars:

    She’s en route to Vietnam. Apparently, the 22-year-olds who run the White House never stopped to consider the appearance of sending the VP to Vietnam a few days after Biden insisted that the disaster in Afghanistan is in no way similar to how we left that country.


  544. 558 | August 20, 2021 10:18 pm

    @ Possum:
    Lotta dominoes falling since the Biden Bugout.


  545. Possum
    559 | August 20, 2021 10:28 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Lotta dominoes falling since the Biden Bugout.

    A domino I can’t prove on a Friday night as accidentally a beer got opened but….

    You see the latest reports on Twitter where finally the Americans are now using little helicopters to go rescue people in Kabul?

    Strange coincidence is today the Germans of all people were seen to be unloading helicopters from a cargo plane at Kabul airport. Specifically Airbus H145M LUH SOF Special Forces helicopters out of the ass end of a German air force A400


  546. Possum
    560 | August 20, 2021 10:31 pm

    Typical fucking Germans. Us British and French were quite happy using trucks and busses and anything else with wheels we could find to evacuate ANY nationality and the Germans had to go one better and send helicopters.


  547. eaglesoars
    561 | August 20, 2021 10:33 pm

    AG Barr Told Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer to Stop Looking Into Truck Driver Jesse Morgan’s Testimony That He Moved More Than 200,000 Fraudulent Ballots from NY to PA Before the 2020 Election

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/ag-barr-told-lt-col-tony-shaffer-stop-looking-truck-driver-jesse-morgans-testimony-moved-200000-fraudulent-ballots-ny-pa-2020-election/

    I don’t doubt Shaffer, but why are we hearing about this just now?


  548. eaglesoars
    562 | August 20, 2021 10:35 pm

    Possum wrote:

    Strange coincidence is today the Germans of all people were seen to be unloading helicopters from a cargo plane at Kabul airport.

    That’s cuz we gave all ours to the Taliban

    So if Joe were an agent of the CCP would he be doing anything differently?


  549. Aussie Infidel
    563 | August 20, 2021 10:43 pm

    Possum wrote:

    So in conclusion, take two totally unrelated incidents 10,000 miles apart. The only connecting thing is the word ” Gurkha ” then blend them together and you have a great news story that 99% of the world will believe!

    Now. can I have a beer?

    I’ll pop a bottle of Tiger for ya!

    🙂


  550. Aussie Infidel
    564 | August 20, 2021 10:45 pm

    @ Possum:
    Lovely!


  551. Possum
    565 | August 20, 2021 10:45 pm

    @ eaglesoars:
    I do not know history too well and I do NOT want to upset Americans but…

    If in 2001 it was known about the minerals that are in Afghanistan and America turned a blind eye and let Britain, France and Germany invade Afghanistan then things would be much different there today.

    Hey France and Britain had quite a good thing going in 1956 until America decided to fuck it all up.


  552. Aussie Infidel
    566 | August 20, 2021 11:03 pm

    @ Possum:
    The Brits actually chanced their arm between 1839 and 1842 in Afghanistan … and fell on their collective faces. Maybe if someone had told then that there was trillion bucks of gold laying around there they might have tried harder!

    🙂


  553. Possum
    567 | August 20, 2021 11:04 pm

    @ Possum:
    Suez Crisis.

    Not taught in schools in America.


  554. Possum
    568 | August 20, 2021 11:08 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    @ Possum:
    The Brits actually chanced their arm between 1839 and 1842 in Afghanistan … and fell on their collective faces. Maybe if someone had told then that there was trillion bucks of gold laying around there they might have tried harder!

    And that was to create a buffer zone between Russia and India.

    That was not the communist CCCP Soviet Union but those pesky Russians!

    The British were trying to stop the Russians invading India and taking over the world supply of chicken tikka masala.

    History is fascinating, and I am saddened we never learn from it.


  555. eaglesoars
    569 | August 20, 2021 11:10 pm

    bed. nite.


  556. 570 | August 20, 2021 11:33 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Just after the fall of Kabul it was said there were 100 Ghurka’s the Canadian government left stranded. Sounds very similar to me and is starting to sound like a rumour.


  557. 571 | August 20, 2021 11:41 pm

    @ Possum:
    GardaWorld? That piece of shit company? Was working for a small Toronto security company that got bought out by them around 2006. Talk about a cluster f*ck of epic proportions. By the time I ditched them to go to another company they had bought out two other companies in the span of six months.
    Not only are they a Canadian company they are also based from Quebec. Which means they are nothing but shit in my opinion.


  558. Possum
    572 | August 20, 2021 11:53 pm

    Well this Gurkha thing is really spreading.

    Without knowing anything about military stuff and training and secret covert and clandestine stuff.

    If you air dropped 100 Gurkhas or ex Gurkhas into the middle of anywhere I am quite confident that 100 of them would find their way out of it.

    Not being racist but especially in Afghanistan. Slight build, natural colouring, used to mountains…..


  559. Possum
    573 | August 21, 2021 12:09 am

    And we are confusing our American friends with this Gurkha thingy.

    It is complicated and something odd that is rooted in over 150 years of history.

    If Americans ever found out about it then they would produce a reality TV show!

    More than 20,000 apply but only 370 reach the finals!

    Welcome to the Recruitment Website for Gurkha Selection into the British Army and The Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force. Our Selection is Free, Fair and Transparent.
    On this website we have tried to give you as much information as possible to help you prepare for selection.
    This year we will be selecting the best 230 Potential Recruits to join Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas and the 140 best for the Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force.

    https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/brigade-of-gurkhas/gurkha-recruitment/


  560. Possum
    574 | August 21, 2021 12:17 am

    And here is the list of the 2nd round candidates for the 2022 new recruit intake.

    As I said many try, only the best succeed. I wish I was smart enough to ad Bunk Bunjari Bungawalla to this list.

    LOL

    https://www.army.mod.uk/media/13749/20210813-ri-22-call-fwd-list.pdf


  561. Aussie Infidel
    575 | August 21, 2021 12:58 am

    Possum wrote:

    @ Possum:
    Suez Crisis.

    Not taught in schools in America.

    Yup and don’t forget Dutch New Guinea. The Dutch and the Indonesians under Sukarno has a wee war back in to 1960s which the Dutch won because the locals supported the Dutch and Indonesia wanted to initiate their Transmigration Program. That’s code for importing millions of Javanese to dominate a country and taking it over by sheer weight of numbers of voters.

    Now where have I heard that tactic again. Oh yes. The US Mexico Border. During the war the Indonesians LOST BIG time including a thousand trips parachuted into primary rain forest complete with their jeeps. They simply disappeared. Jeeps and harnesses were found years later with scattered human remains. Dutch Special Forces only lost 6 KIA during the whole campaign. The Dutch and the guerrillas won the war !

    Then the US stepped in, with the bloody UN in tow, and forced the Dutch to withdraw and allowed the Indonesian socialists to swamp the country with Javanese immigrants. The locals fought on and were supplied covertly with arms and ammunition by the Dutch via submarines and small coastal freighters. The local guerrilla forces were known as OPM. They had fighting seasons and had at least a thousand men in the field at any one time.

    I was there in 1970-71 both flying bush aircraft and as a Platoon Commander with Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles and covertly did a bit with OPM supporting them. At the same time the Indons used to come across the border for diplomatic talks once a month, as Vanimo where I was based, was located right on the border. One day getting shot at by them and the next day rubbing shoulders with the colonels and their wives at the local markets.

    Eventually the US forced the Dutch to stop supplying arms but the Dutch Communist Party took over and continued supplying ammunition for a few years afterwards, before giving up. OPS still exists !

    Betcha that doesn’t get taught in US schools either! The USA knifing a fellow NATO member in the back because some State Department womble had the hots for Indonesian communists.


  562. Possum
    576 | August 21, 2021 12:59 am

    PaladinPhil wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Just after the fall of Kabul it was said there were 100 Ghurka’s the Canadian government left stranded. Sounds very similar to me and is starting to sound like a rumour.

    OK looked that one up. Yep another 100 Gurkhas stranded. Employed by the Canadian government it seems.

    One has to ask with so many Gurkhas in Afghanistan how the fuck did the Taliban manage to take over?


  563. Possum
    577 | August 21, 2021 1:06 am

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    How things change. In 1956 the French, Israel and Britain were buddies together and were united to stop Egypt taking control of the Suez canal until the USA stepped in.

    Yep in 1956 the USA acted AGAINST Israel interests and backed Egypt.


  564. Aussie Infidel
    578 | August 21, 2021 1:12 am

    Possum wrote:

    And we are confusing our American friends with this Gurkha thingy.

    It is complicated and something odd that is rooted in over 150 years of history.

    If Americans ever found out about it then they would produce a reality TV show!

    More than 20,000 apply but only 370 reach the finals!

    Welcome to the Recruitment Website for Gurkha Selection into the British Army and The Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force. Our Selection is Free, Fair and Transparent.
    On this website we have tried to give you as much information as possible to help you prepare for selection.
    This year we will be selecting the best 230 Potential Recruits to join Britain’s Brigade of Gurkhas and the 140 best for the Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force.

    https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/corps-regiments-and-units/brigade-of-gurkhas/gurkha-recruitment/

    Don’t forget all of the Gurkha Battalions inside the Indian Army, and the 1,500 Gurkhas that protect the Oil fields in Brunei and the 3,000 (retired’) Gurkhas who for the ‘Pretorian Guard’ inside the Sultan of Brunei’s ‘Compound’ in Brunei to protect the Sultan from his own people.


  565. Aussie Infidel
    579 | August 21, 2021 1:14 am

    Possum wrote:

    PaladinPhil wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:
    Just after the fall of Kabul it was said there were 100 Ghurka’s the Canadian government left stranded. Sounds very similar to me and is starting to sound like a rumour.

    OK looked that one up. Yep another 100 Gurkhas stranded. Employed by the Canadian government it seems.

    One has to ask with so many Gurkhas in Afghanistan how the fuck did the Taliban manage to take over?

    Crap Command through a lack of will, refused to let the Gurkhas off the leash!


  566. Aussie Infidel
    580 | August 21, 2021 1:16 am

    We ARE talking about the Canada of Trudeau in 2021 after all!

    SPIT


  567. Aussie Infidel
    581 | August 21, 2021 1:21 am

    Possum wrote:

    Yep another 100 Gurkhas stranded. Employed by the Canadian government it seems.

    I certainly hope that 2 Para will escort them out to the airport …. or maybe the Gurkhas will escort 2 Para!

    HEH!

    🙂


  568. Aussie Infidel
    582 | August 21, 2021 1:27 am

    Possum wrote:

    If you air dropped 100 Gurkhas or ex Gurkhas into the middle of anywhere I am quite confident that 100 of them would find their way out of it.

    Not being racist but especially in Afghanistan. Slight build, natural colouring, used to mountains…..

    Of course they could and would. You could track their progress by the bodies of Taliban minus their heads!

    🙂


  569. Possum
    583 | August 21, 2021 2:26 am

    On a different topic what is this recent thing about doctors and nurses suffering from over work and the latest ” compassion fatigue ”

    If a hospital is at 100% capacity then the staff are working at 100% and that is what they are paid to do.

    Seems to me that nurses are so used to only working at 50% of the time a full day’s work for them is traumatic.

    ” all this death!!!! ”

    Well fuck me with a cactus. a pink one. smeared with peanut butter and blackberry jam. Nurses and doctors stressed because of death in a hospital of all places.

    Hey, guess what. Most people die in a hospital. As a nurse one of the first things you learn in nursing school is how to stuff cotton wool up a dead person’s ass and tape their jaw closed.

    Dead and death to a medical professional is routine.

    But now, COVID!!! and medical personnel are traumatized and suffering PTSD because dead bodies!

    LMAO. Seeing dead because of china flu is not, and should not, be traumatic to a medical professional. At least they died in one piece.

    Seeing dead because limbs or vitally important organs have gone missing or are smushed can sometimes be slightly upsetting for a few minutes, until it is time for lunch.

    My experience?

    3 years in OR/ER


  570. 585 | August 21, 2021 3:30 am

    Possum wrote:

    You see the latest reports on Twitter where finally the Americans are now using little helicopters to go rescue people in Kabul?

    Hadn’t seen that. I was too busy not taking a nap and fishing for FaceBook warning tags (I got three).


  571. 586 | August 21, 2021 3:50 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    The Dutch won because the locals supported the Dutch and Indonesia wanted to initiate their Transmigration Program.

    33 years ago I had an apartment across the street from a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaraunt with a bar. The bartender bet me a beer that I couldn’t guess his ancestry. I studied his face for a bit and said “Indonesian.” He grinned, said I was half right – he was half Dutch. Now I get the connection.


  572. darkwords
    587 | August 21, 2021 3:54 am

    @ Possum:
    Compassion fatigue is not really compassion. Compassion energizes nurses.

    These vile bats are probably spawns of Pelosi Hell.


  573. darkwords
    588 | August 21, 2021 3:56 am

    At this point what sub par American is not more qualified on foreign policy than Biden.

    Drugs will addle your mind.


  574. darkwords
    589 | August 21, 2021 4:01 am

    Where does the common sense revolution start? USA, Australia, NZ, Kabul?

    It’s probably going to be some place that guns make a difference. One has to out caliber their opponent. Doubly so since the left-woke-prog always choose to play offense first.

    left-woke-prog I see the failed libs trying to maintain a measure of respectability by saying they are progressives but not work. I say BS. Slap the label on the lot of them. Let them suffer their fantasies.

    The right needs to start discarding the Sasse and Romeny humpty dumptyies.


  575. darkwords
    590 | August 21, 2021 4:03 am

    @ Bunk X:
    The sexiest woman I ever met was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her astrology chart was out of this world.


  576. darkwords
    591 | August 21, 2021 4:05 am

    Why isn’t the GOP having fit over Kabul? Seems like they want the issues to pass by.


  577. 592 | August 21, 2021 4:09 am

    Possum wrote:

    Yep in 1956 the USA acted AGAINST Israel interests and backed Egypt.

    In 1955 the US wanted to protect Israel from Turkey because of the Soviets by building a dam.
    https://billofrightsinstitute.org/essays/eisenhower-and-the-suez-canal-crisis


  578. 593 | August 21, 2021 4:20 am

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Bunk X:
    The sexiest woman I ever met was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her astrology chart was out of this world.

    We were working with Indomobile, an Indonesian car company, to build a dealership. They all had cool names, were good people. At some point a big wig engineer named Teddy Boon showed up to discuss the progress. He had a long nail on his little finger, presumably for snuff.

    Some time later we had some friends over and one had a hot Indocat. I mentioned our Indomobil project and that I’d met a guy named Teddy Boon. Her eyes got big and said, “You met Teddy Boon?!” She told me he was in the newspapers all the time, and that he worked for the Royal Family that controlled everything in Indonesia.


  579. 594 | August 21, 2021 4:25 am

    darkwords wrote:

    Why isn’t the GOP having fit over Kabul?

    They’re all vajajays now.


  580. darkwords
    595 | August 21, 2021 5:06 am

    Kabul. Exacting military and humanitarian situation that runs counter to DC political needs. Biden would rather kill people than do the moral thing. And the media will be giddy about cohering this up.


  581. 596 | August 21, 2021 5:19 am

    Heard a couple of military jets fly over a short while ago. Kamala’s back in town!


  582. 597 | August 21, 2021 5:38 am

    Pushing 600. Time for a new thread.
    https://www.blogmocracy.com/2021/08/21/no-good-reason/


  583. AZfederalist
    598 | August 21, 2021 11:33 am

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    There are lines of logistics trucks BOTH sides of the border and Brisbane is running out of fresh food. The idiot socialist Premier of Queensland didn’t think ahead …. as usual.

    SPIT

    … as bad as it is, this may be a good thing. Might wake up some of those “frightened millions” you referred to in one of your posts to the fact that their dictatorial leaders are a bunch of fools who don’t give a rat’s rear end for the well-being of their subjects but only care for power.


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