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Biden Sticks to August 31 Deadline, Drawing Fears of Abandonment in Afghanistan

This is a gamble that appears to have very little upside.

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The news hit like a gut-punch, late in the morning on Tuesday, and could have sickly repercussions all around the world in the coming week.

US President Joe Biden has decided that he will not be extending US forces’ withdrawal deadline in Afghanistan past August 31st, essentially abandoning Americans and American allies who cannot escape before then.

The move comes after several days of deliberation on the subject, and as experts are in agreement that not all Americans and their allies can be evacuated in such little time.

The Taliban appeared to be licking their chops at the prospect.

A Taliban spokesman says the U.S. must complete its evacuation of people from Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 date the Biden administration set for the withdrawal of all American troops.

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says his group will accept “no extensions” to the deadline. He says life is returning to normal in the country but chaos at the airport remains a problem. Many Afghans are desperate to flee the Taliban takeover of the country.

The decision also appeared to buck the broadly held sentiment of the G-7, who were hoping to see Biden choose to extend this arbitrary deadline for the safety of Americans and American-aligned Afghans in the region.

Translators and other local members of the coalition effort have faced beheadings and imprisonment by the Taliban, whose orthodox Islamic views could usher in a dark future for man in the newly-founded “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”.

 

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Trump Drops Brutal Truth Bomb About Biden’s Border ‘Invasion’

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There is little doubt that the situation on the southern border of the United States is untenable, catastrophic, and simply sad.

The election of Joe Biden had predictably attracted a massive surge of migrants to the border, as a perceived leniency toward immigration reform almost always comes with Democratic administrations.

To make matter worse, Biden’s choice to appoint Vice President Kamala Harris to the position of Border Czar has been an unmitigated mess, with Harris deciding that she’s rather work on climate change, calling it a “root cause” of illegal immigration.

During a raucous Saturday night rally in Georgia, former President Donald Trump absolutely obliterated the Biden border fiasco.

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“Joe Biden has thrown the border wide open and our country is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of people every single month. Every month we have hundreds of thousands of people coming and we don’t even see the people that are really coming in, and I guarantee you they’re the worst of all. “

And then:

“The world is coming into our country. They’re emptying their prisons into our country. I used to say from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, but now it’s from many countries all over the world including the Middle East. They’re emptying their prisons into our country. We’re having people coming into our country that we do not want.”

Biden has been busy lamenting the tactics used by Border Patrol during this unprecedented surge, and taking some guff from federal law enforcement in the process.

There is little doubt that the situation on the southern border of the United States is untenable, catastrophic, and simply sad. The election of Joe Biden had predictably attracted a massive surge of migrants to the border, as a perceived leniency toward immigration reform almost always comes with Democratic administrations. To make matter worse, Biden’s choice to appoint Vice President Kamala Harris to the position of Border Czar has been an unmitigated mess, with Harris deciding that she’s rather work on climate change, calling it a “root cause” of illegal immigration. During a raucous Saturday night rally in Georgia, former President Donald Trump absolutely obliterated the Biden border fiasco. “Joe Biden has thrown the border wide open and our country is being invaded by hundreds of thousands of people every single month. Every month we have hundreds of thousands of people coming and we don’t even see the people that are really coming in, and I guarantee you they’re the worst of all. ” And then: “The world is coming into our country. They’re emptying their prisons into our country. I used to say from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, but now it’s from many countries all over the world including the Middle East. They’re emptying their prisons into our country. We’re having people coming into our country that we do not want.” Biden has been busy lamenting the tactics used by Border Patrol during this unprecedented surge, and taking some guff from federal law enforcement in the process.

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Lindsey Graham Makes Major Statement Regarding Trump’s Potential 2024 Run

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Donald Trump isn’t always the easiest guy to get along with, politically, but that was kind of the point all along.

You see, Trump was elected in 2016 as a disruptor; as the guy who would arrive in Washington and tear down the walls of political pomp, and instill a sense of urgency back to the White House.  It was never going to be a smooth course to sail, but a great many Americans felt that this turbulence was going to be necessary.

Of course, for those that have been a part of Washington’s political machinations for years weren’t always on-board with Trump’s maneuvering, and plenty of on-again, off-again squabbles did occur.

Senator Lindsey Graham was one of those who butted heads with No. 45 on a semi-regular basis, but it does seem as though he’s coming around to the idea of getting Trump back into the White House.

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​Sen. Lindsey Graham told a gathering of Republicans that he hopes former President Donald Trump runs in 2024.

“I don’t think Trump is listening. He might be. I hope President Trump runs again,” Graham (R-SC) said at a leadership conference for Michigan’s Republican Party on Saturday, according to the Detroit News.

The former President does appear to be strongly considering it.

Trump, who has been coy about whether he would throw his hat in the ring, came the closest to acknowledging a run in an interview on Friday.

He was asked by David Brody of Real America’s Voice Network if he could name a reason he wouldn’t.

“Well, I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?” Trump replied. “I will say, that happens with people.”

“So things happen, through God, they happen,” Trump added. “But you know, I feel so good, and I hate what’s happening to our country.”

Trump and Graham have quarreled a fair bit over the course of the last few years, with their latest spat having taken place not more than a week ago.

Donald Trump isn’t always the easiest guy to get along with, politically, but that was kind of the point all along. You see, Trump was elected in 2016 as a disruptor; as the guy who would arrive in Washington and tear down the walls of political pomp, and instill a sense of urgency back to the White House.  It was never going to be a smooth course to sail, but a great many Americans felt that this turbulence was going to be necessary. Of course, for those that have been a part of Washington’s political machinations for years weren’t always on-board with Trump’s maneuvering, and plenty of on-again, off-again squabbles did occur. Senator Lindsey Graham was one of those who butted heads with No. 45 on a semi-regular basis, but it does seem as though he’s coming around to the idea of getting Trump back into the White House. ​Sen. Lindsey Graham told a gathering of Republicans that he hopes former President Donald Trump runs in 2024. “I don’t think Trump is listening. He might be. I hope President Trump runs again,” Graham (R-SC) said at a leadership conference for Michigan’s Republican Party on Saturday, according to the Detroit News. The former President does appear to be strongly considering it. Trump, who has been coy about whether he would throw his hat in the ring, came the closest to acknowledging a run in an interview on Friday. He was asked by David Brody of Real America’s Voice Network if he could name a reason he wouldn’t. “Well, I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?” Trump replied. “I will say, that happens with people.” “So things happen, through God, they happen,” Trump added. “But you know, I feel so good, and I hate what’s happening to our country.”…

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