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2021-09-03 Afghanistan
US reportedly used a secret CIA compound to rescue Americans
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Posted by Fred 2021-09-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [367 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban/IEA 

#1 Supports the PJ Media State Depart Turf Wars article in today's Burg.

In addition to the internal DoS chaos, there appears there is or was also a rift between DoS, the Army, and the Klingons. Not sure where the White House falls in all of this, but I suspect they were firmly in the DoS camp, continuing to push Biden's 9/11 anniversary media event.

The intel people and some coalition partners saw the fall of AFG coming and took appropriate Non-Combatant Evacuation (NEO) action from Eagle Base and elsewhere. Perhaps the lessons of Benghazi were clearly in focus.

The finger pointing may soon intensify. Books to be published detailing this one.

Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 02:03||   2021-09-03 02:03|| Front Page Top

#2 CIA as good - or, at least, competent - guys? Not sure I'm ready for this.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-09-03 02:12||   2021-09-03 02:12|| Front Page Top

#3 /\ An interesting development to say the least.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 02:18||   2021-09-03 02:18|| Front Page Top

#4 ^ Truly age of miracle and wonder. And more than a little skepticism. I'd like to believe...
Posted by SteveS 2021-09-03 02:29||   2021-09-03 02:29|| Front Page Top

#5 Heavy activity on 8-16 to 8/20 by Red Air Transport Mi-17 N243XX between the "Salt Pit" and Kabul International
Posted by TZSenator 2021-09-03 06:41||   2021-09-03 06:41|| Front Page Top

#6 Breitbart - Rep. Jim Jordan: Same Song, Different Dance: Benghazi & Kabul
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 07:22||   2021-09-03 07:22|| Front Page Top

#7 i'm assuming 'elite Afghan special forces' means the ones who don't sell their uniforms for cash and actually keep their weapons somewhat clean.
Posted by Retard Strength 2021-09-03 08:03||   2021-09-03 08:03|| Front Page Top

#8 8. Hundreds of highly trained young, Military Age Males (MAMS), a wise Klingon investment in the future.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 08:09||   2021-09-03 08:09|| Front Page Top

#9 The story told about in the Vanity Fair article -- about Blinken's refusal to continue elevating a brilliant, extraordinarily successful contingency/crisis response team -- is appalling. Blinken and his boss are criminally incompetent.

Blame for the worst screwup in our lifetimes falls squarely on their shoulders. The root cause of the disaster was Team Biden's stubborn and inexplicable hostility to the CCR team.

Why? No doubt, because it was a Trump admin success story. CCR's elevation was championed by Mike Oimpeo, Trump's Secretary of State.

IOW, Biden

a) politicized the timing of the Afghan withdrawal so he could (so he thought) reap the political benefits of a self-congratulatory, 9/11 anniversary speech, and

b) through his deputy at State, degraded an extraordinarily capable, proven successful contingency and crusts response group that was completely prepared and resourced and ready to ensure a smooth and successful evacuation of all our civilians and the special immigrant visa Afghans as well.

So we've just witnessed the degradation of yet another major American institution by the Woke wrecking crew.

F--- these bastards.
This is beyond gross incompetence. This is treason.
Posted by Omavirong the Obscure2309 2021-09-03 08:12||   2021-09-03 08:12|| Front Page Top

#10 A colleague of mine related medevacing an Afghan special forces dude shot in chest and abdomen by AK-47. Took 24 units of blood run through him which splashed out of the back of the Chinook on arrival. They found and stopped the source of internal bleeding in the OR. 2 days later he was flirting with the nurses. Rambo with Afghan accent...
Posted by Glatch Thud2820 2021-09-03 08:39||   2021-09-03 08:39|| Front Page Top

#11 I hope they got him out of there...
Posted by Glatch Thud2820 2021-09-03 08:45||   2021-09-03 08:45|| Front Page Top

#12 Great story. Thx for posting.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 08:51||   2021-09-03 08:51|| Front Page Top

#13 #8 - gonna train them/arm them/send them back to retake Afghanistan?

What's Pashto for "Bay of Pigs"?
Posted by Frank G 2021-09-03 08:52||   2021-09-03 08:52|| Front Page Top

#14 Many in the ranks of US Army SF in the 60's came out of Hungary, Czech, Germany, Latin America, etc.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-09-03 08:57||   2021-09-03 08:57|| Front Page Top

#15 Not sure I buy this as a "former CIA compound." The general location they refer to had a NDS/MOI compound as well as another area referred to as the DEA compound. Likely the reporter is confused. Afghan SF and elite LE would have gathered at these areas for transfer...all were vetted and extremely effective - carried the fight for years.
Posted by Tennessee 2021-09-03 09:20||   2021-09-03 09:20|| Front Page Top

#16 ^ Tennessee -- are your friends in the QRF OK?
Posted by Matt 2021-09-03 10:25||   2021-09-03 10:25|| Front Page Top

#17 And not another word about all the other "secret" CIA hidey-holes in Afghanistan!
Posted by Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 2021-09-03 16:29||   2021-09-03 16:29|| Front Page Top

#18 #16 ^ Tennessee -- are your friends in the QRF OK? Posted by Matt

Matt, Yes sir, my friends made it out safely. Brave men.
Posted by Tennessee 2021-09-03 18:04||   2021-09-03 18:04|| Front Page Top

#19  And not another word about all the other "secret" CIA hidey-holes in Afghanistan!

Thank goodness, Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843. Especially now, when our people are roaming the landscape, too much information in the open makes me very, very nervous. I don’t doubt that not everyone perusing these pages is a friendly.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-09-03 19:42||   2021-09-03 19:42|| Front Page Top

#20 Little Big Man, come into my teepee and lie on soft furs.
Posted by Gluter Mussolini5141 2021-09-03 21:49||   2021-09-03 21:49|| Front Page Top

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