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Pentagon Reengages in Afghanistan, Taking Out Fighters from ISIS-K

But is it too little, too late?

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With the unbelievable amount of carnage now occurring in Afghanistan, it was perhaps only a matter of time before the Biden administration was forced to take action.

It was, after all, Biden’s decision to withdraw US forces ahead of schedule that kicked off the Taliban’s eleven day terror-tour, in which the group was able to completely eradicate any of the Afghan security forces that the US trained over the last 20 years, and send the Afghani president fleeing by airplane.

And, given that the Taliban is in no way suited to rule a nation, (and the fact that that they themselves are a terror organization at heart), it was almost no surprise that other similarly-minded groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS-K were able to organize and attack those waiting to evacuate via the Kabul Airport.

This culminated in the death of nearly 200 people, 13 of whom were US soldiers.

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The Pentagon, who has long been trying to vacate the nation, was called back into action this week to send a stern message to the terrorists.

President Biden on Saturday said that he spoke with his national security team about the two ISIS-K targets who were killed during Friday night’s airstrike.

What they’re saying: “We discussed the strike that U.S. forces took last night against the terrorist group ISIS-K in Afghanistan,” Biden said. “I said we would go after the group responsible for the attack on our troops and innocent civilians in Kabul, and we have.”

“I can confirm, two high profile targets were killed and one was wounded …We will continue to have the ability to defend ourselves … as needed,” Army Maj. Gen. William “Hank” Taylor said Saturday.

“The fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the face of the Earth, that’s a good thing,” Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby added. “We believe that we hit valid targets — bad guys who can do bad things and can plan bad missions.”

The Pentagon indicated their belief that the two individuals killed in the strike were indeed involved in the attack outside of the Kabul airport.

Americans are still desperately trying to escape the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, but new claims by a number of US legislators suggests that the State Department has been stopping them in their tracks – a possibility that would almost certainly constitute a major betrayal by the US government.

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Biden Slammed by Ukraine Over Irresponsible Press Conference Comment

Well that didn’t go as planned.

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During Wednesday marathon-length press conference, Joe Biden accomplished a couple of quick things.

First, he managed to make a number of factually inaccurate statements that were so obvious that even CNN had to stop schilling for his administration long enough to call them out.

Then, he also stuck around for nearly 2 hours, which felt more like a pre-planned show of stamina than anything else.  (PR wins elections, after all).

And thirdly, he did an excellent job of angering Ukraine, just as Vladimir Putin appears ready to put his foot on their neck.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly pushed back Thursday on US President Joe Biden’s comments that a “minor incursion” by Russia into Ukraine would prompt a lesser response than a full-scale invasion, in an implicit rebuke of Biden’s comments.

“We want to remind the great powers that there are no minor incursions and small nations,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter in an apparent response Biden’s remarks on Wednesday. “Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones.”

So, what exactly did Biden say?

In his comments Wednesday, Biden suggested that a “minor incursion” could prompt a disagreement among NATO countries about how strongly to respond to Moscow.

“It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, et cetera,” Biden said.

The press conference, (and the boneheaded commentary by Biden), came as Russian forces continued to amass near Ukraine, both on the Russian border and in Kremlin-ally Belarus.

During Wednesday marathon-length press conference, Joe Biden accomplished a couple of quick things. First, he managed to make a number of factually inaccurate statements that were so obvious that even CNN had to stop schilling for his administration long enough to call them out. Then, he also stuck around for nearly 2 hours, which felt more like a pre-planned show of stamina than anything else.  (PR wins elections, after all). And thirdly, he did an excellent job of angering Ukraine, just as Vladimir Putin appears ready to put his foot on their neck. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly pushed back Thursday on US President Joe Biden’s comments that a “minor incursion” by Russia into Ukraine would prompt a lesser response than a full-scale invasion, in an implicit rebuke of Biden’s comments. “We want to remind the great powers that there are no minor incursions and small nations,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter in an apparent response Biden’s remarks on Wednesday. “Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones.” So, what exactly did Biden say? In his comments Wednesday, Biden suggested that a “minor incursion” could prompt a disagreement among NATO countries about how strongly to respond to Moscow. “It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, et cetera,” Biden said. The press conference, (and the boneheaded commentary by Biden), came as Russian forces continued to amass near Ukraine, both on the Russian border and in Kremlin-ally Belarus.

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Biden Talks 2024 Running Mate as Dems Look to Replace Him on Ticket

How oblivious can a President be?

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President Joe Biden, for perhaps the first time since he took office a year ago, is getting ahead of himself.

Our nation has largely found itself lambasting Sleepy Joe as one of the nation’s most reluctant leaders.  He was coerced into running for office in the first place, as the Democrats considered him the only solution for swaying midwestern moderates away from Donald Trump’s sometimes brash behavior. and he has governed very much like a man whose heart wasn’t in it to begin with.

This has led to no shortage of troubles for the Biden administration, all of which have been distilled down into some of the most abhorrent approval rating numbers in the modern era.  What’s more, there are a vast number of Democrats who recognized that he’ll be slaughtered in the 2024 election unless things change drastically, and many are openly suggesting that another candidate may be in order.

Despite this reality, Biden seems obliviously hellbent on having a rerun ticket in three years’ time.

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President Biden said during a press briefing Wednesday that he expects Vice President Kamala Harris to be his running mate again in 2024 if he chooses to run, saying, “I think she’s doing a good job.”

And also:

Asked if he was satisfied with Harris’ work on voting rights after putting her in charge of the issue, and whether he would commit to making her his running mate in the next election if he runs, Biden said, “yes and yes.”

Asked to expand, Biden said, “there’s no need to. She’s going to be my running mate, number one. And number two, I did put her in charge. I think she’s doing a good job.”

Barring some catastrophic change in public opinion, perhaps former President and presumptive 2024 GOP candidate Donald Trump should go ahead and start picking out his cabinet.

President Joe Biden, for perhaps the first time since he took office a year ago, is getting ahead of himself. Our nation has largely found itself lambasting Sleepy Joe as one of the nation’s most reluctant leaders.  He was coerced into running for office in the first place, as the Democrats considered him the only solution for swaying midwestern moderates away from Donald Trump’s sometimes brash behavior. and he has governed very much like a man whose heart wasn’t in it to begin with. This has led to no shortage of troubles for the Biden administration, all of which have been distilled down into some of the most abhorrent approval rating numbers in the modern era.  What’s more, there are a vast number of Democrats who recognized that he’ll be slaughtered in the 2024 election unless things change drastically, and many are openly suggesting that another candidate may be in order. Despite this reality, Biden seems obliviously hellbent on having a rerun ticket in three years’ time. President Biden said during a press briefing Wednesday that he expects Vice President Kamala Harris to be his running mate again in 2024 if he chooses to run, saying, “I think she’s doing a good job.” And also: Asked if he was satisfied with Harris’ work on voting rights after putting her in charge of the issue, and whether he would commit to making her his running mate in the next election if he runs, Biden said, “yes and yes.” Asked to expand, Biden said, “there’s no need to. She’s going to be my running mate, number one. And number two, I did put her in charge. I think she’s doing a good job.” Barring some catastrophic change in public opinion, perhaps former President and presumptive 2024 GOP candidate Donald Trump should go ahead and…

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