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Afghans Cling to U.S. Jets, At Least Seven Die Trying to Flee the Taliban

Afghans Cling to U.S. Jets, At Least Seven Die Trying to Flee the Taliban

The footage is horrifying.

Afghan civilians swarmed a military landing strip and clung onto a jet in hopes of escaping the Taliban.

At least seven people died:

U.S. troops Monday sought to gain control of the international airport in Kabul after thousands of Afghans rushed through the civilian side and swarmed the military landing strip. At least seven people have died in the mayhem.

Senior U.S. military officials say the dead include some who fell from a departing American military transport jet, according to the Associated Press. Videos show people clinging to the sides of a U.S. military plane as it taxied, as well as falling from a plane as it took off.

There are about 3,000 U.S. troops at the airport who are attempting to set up barriers to separate the military portion of Hamid Karzai International Airport from the civilian terminal and its landing strip, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to comment publicly.

The airport had no physical barrier between its civilian and military operation, although they are separated by a significant distance. Huge crowds of Afghans desperate to flee the country and its new Taliban leadership entered the civilian side of the airport and swarmed a U.S. Air Force C-17 as it taxied on a runway.


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So far Biden has achieved ’75 Saigon with an option on ’79 Tehran

    irv in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Correction: Whoever is running the show in the fake Biden presidency has achieved …

      UserP in reply to irv. | August 16, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Addition: achieved “75 Saigon with an option on ’79 Tehran as well as rescue from Louisana Superdome after Katrina.

      thetaqjr in reply to irv. | August 16, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      It’s not fake anymore, boy. The hell with ballot count, we got what we got, and evermore.

      Screw democracy without limits. Major tyranny is tyranny. We the people is ONE PERSON, one by one, with respect to rights.

    MattMusson in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    No. This is not the Saigon Embassy. This is DIEN BIEN PHU!

    sharkey in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Kabul ’21 is the same foreign policy he fought for in ’75, and put into play in Iraq ’11, IIRC.

    Pull out suddenly, leave the women, children, allies and guns behind for the enemy to have their way with them.

    thetaqjr in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Kamala achieved a ‘69 in ‘94.

    In a brownstone…

    marta52 in reply to Neo. | August 17, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    And the Afghans and Americans that will be massacred by the thousands, will have the voters that put Biden & Co. in office. Ignorance is the most dangerous thing.

Comrade Biden to address the nation at 3:45 EST.

He’ll blame Trump. And then take a nap.

Afghans cling to U.S. jets: Some fall off

Democrat cling to power: Some fall off

Oh- this will get much worse. In the US I mean.

There are no adults in charge.

Did Biden contract Spirit Airlines to do the evacuations?

@RichardEngel reports the Taliban has “taken over the civilian side of the airport” while the U.S. military is evacuating from the military side.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    What’s crazy is that we could wipe them all back out in like 3 days, but they are completely emboldened to not even worry about that retaliation happening.

    Voyager in reply to Neo. | August 16, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I’m reading they’ve had to stop the military evacuation because of the deaths and the people on the runways

People fear the Taliban enough to risk their lives hanging onto landing gear and we have a bunch of folks at home that hate America. Can we make a trade?

Refugees from Nicaragua are having flashbacks form the 70’s, when Carter handed over the country to the Sandinistas, today represented by the pig Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo the ‘witch’ as the locals call her.