With the May 1st Afghanistan withdrawal deadline only weeks away, President Biden has yet to make an official decision on whether or not troops will remain in the country, which is frustrating US military officials.
Current and former officials told NBC News that there is growing frustration within the military over President Biden’s failure to make a decision. One former senior official described Biden as “dithering” and said military leaders want the president to “just tell us what we’re doing here.”
While there hasn’t been a formal announcement, all signs indicate that Biden is looking to stay. At his first press conference last month, President Biden said it would be “hard” to meet the deadline. Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said it would be “tough” to withdraw by May 1st and that the president wants more time to decide.
The White House has been claiming it would be hard to pull out the remaining troops by May, but the Pentagon has said it is ready to execute the withdrawal if ordered to do so.
The US reportedly asked the Taliban to agree to an extension of the deadline, but that seems unlikely to happen. If the US stays beyond May 1st, the Taliban has warned they will again start targeting foreign forces. Since the US-Taliban deal was signed in Doha last February, no US troops have died in combat in Afghanistan.
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This means GIs will start dying for nothing on May 1st.
I don’t if he knows what or where Afghanistan is and he certainly doesn’t know why we are there.
ISIS will be activated soon as the day arrives.
The CIA has made their decision on Afghanistan and it involves Turkey’s Erdogan.
An ISIS eruption is the wildest fondest dream of US. Mc Cain did not die in vain and in desperation. His resurrection was foretold by—- “At an earlier session, Senator Udall said that those who believed that the Arab Spring was an organic revolution from within these countries were wrong — and that the West and NATO in particular had been primary drivers of results in Libya — and that the West had helped animate and move affairs in Egypt. Udall provocatively added Syria to that list as well.– https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/11/the-arab-spring-a-virus-that-will-attack-moscow-and-beijing/248762/“- the intrigues.
In the same conference – “A year ago, Ben-Ali and Gaddafi were not in power. Assad won’t be in power this time next year. This Arab Spring is a virus that will attack Moscow and Beijing.” McCain then walked off the stage.” The Atlantic.
From Afghanistan the ISIS convoy will spread out to Pakistan ( providing the reason for securing Pakistani nuke and then allowing India to get involved without worrying of Pakistan ),to Uzbekistan, to Iran to Tajikistan . The traps for Chia and Russia are set .
Yup, the US is using Erdogan to use his mercs in Afghanistan similar to Syria, reported by M.K. Bhadrakumar here.
lol. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t tend to expect clear decisive decisions from obviously senile people.
Oh dear, the lying generals are upset and we have frustrated US military officials.
Well I say phooey on that…..let’s go back. . .
At war with the truth
U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it, an exclusive Post investigation found.
By Craig Whitlock, Dec. 9, 2019, WaPo
….let’s go back five years ago:
May 22, 2016: MSN: The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an American drone strike may be a turning point for Taliban and their Pakistani Army patrons.
…let’s go back seven years ago:
Apr 2, 2014: SecState Kerry called the elections “a pivotal moment after more than a decade of sacrifice and struggle.”
…let’s go back nine years ago:
May 3, 2012: SecDef Panetta: 2011 was really a turning point. In 2011 the Taliban was weakened significantly. They couldn’t organize the kind of attacks to regain territory that they had lost, which is something they have done in the past. So they’ve been weakened.
. . .let’s go back ten years ago:
April 21, 2011: SecDef Gates: “I think it’s possible that by the end of this year we will have turned a corner just because of the Taliban being driven out, and, more importantly, kept out.”
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