Official Middle East/ISIS thread: Tehran up another part of the Middle East

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  1. Beeds07

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    Am I to understand that we are going to end a forever war AND Haliburton and desert mercenaries may be stranded there?

    Sign me up!
     
  2. ashy larry

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  3. Truman

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    What a Hell of a Way to Die is a podcast by vets that's really good. They had a good and enlightening discussion today about Afghanistan. Worth a listen
     
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  4. WhiskeyDelta

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    Havent listened yet but Joe Cassabian, their guest this week, is a good dude. His podcast, Lions Led By Donkees, is also worth listening to
     
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  5. theriner69er

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    I completely agree. This sort of insubordination by CNN will not be tolerated.
     
  6. Truman

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    I listen to both. Joe has those guys as guests on his podcast sometimes too.
     
  7. WhiskeyDelta

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    He needs to have Rich on more often, IMO
     
  8. backinblack23

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    They hit the nail perfectly on the head.
     
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  9. Parab00n

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    This was going to always end this way, it was only a matter of when. The only way to prevent it would be to set up "permanent" residence there.
     
  10. LetItSoak

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    Also hilarious to pretend the Taliban wasn't already running the country before it became official
     
  11. Illinihockey

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    they owned the countryside but the population centers were not under their control. Like I said it’s basically America where a bunch of religious zealots are in the rural areas
     
  12. seanofthedead86

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    Imagine the amount of tax payer money some of these defense contractors have been paying the Taliban over the years to not fuck with them.
     
  13. Illinihockey

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    really good thanks for mentioning
     
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  14. Illinihockey

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    Anyone know if there’s anywhere to donate money to help charter flights for people out like they talked about on the pod?
     
  15. Butthead

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    More Nate and his love of funny names, always more Nate
     
  16. THF

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    Looks like the British have their SAS and SBS (Special Air Service and Special Boat Service) groups inside Afghanistan working to evacuate their citizens.



    I am fairly confident that we have either the US Delta Force or the Navy Seals doing similar as photos of 160th SOAR equipment has been seen at the Kabul airport this week. The 160th is the group responsible for providing air support for those special forces.
     
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  17. WhiskeyDelta

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    82 Airborne is there.
     
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  18. steamengine

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  19. backinblack23

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    Yeah my guess is we have Seal teams and possibly Army Rangers along with the airborne out there conducting extractions. I would venture to say we are still there for at least 2-3 more weeks getting this mopped up.
     
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  20. seanofthedead86

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    This was a fantastic listen
     
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  22. Artoo

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    How long are we gonna report on this like we care?
     
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  23. THF

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  24. Sean Connery

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    You’re in a thread about the Middle East :idk:
     
  25. Butthead

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    I wonder if our media will continue calling it the taliban or if they'll start referring to it as the government of Afghanistan because that's what it is now
     
  26. LetItSoak

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    Listened today and highly recommend it, great find
     
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  27. WhiskeyDelta

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    Those things typically carry a max of around 100 PAX, by the way. They have a huge lift capacity (they can carry 11 8ftx11ft pallets, plus other crap crammed in around it) but fitting almost 1000 people in there is insane.
     
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  28. THF

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    This may be problematic. I thought the State Dept said they planned for every contingency, but apparently they didn’t plan for this.

     
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  30. Butthead

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    I feel like Richard Engel and Chuck Todd are friends
     
  31. Lyrtch

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    thread about them getting out now
     
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  32. THF

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    Look like someone at the Pentagon has the same idea I do. (and a ton of other people much smarter than I am)

     
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  33. THF

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    Also I was suspecting this might be happening in spite of what the Pentagon was saying. I think this may have been why there were AC130 Spooky gunships seen heading towards Afghanistan two or three days ago.

     
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    Whatever about a permanent presence, up and leaving without telling them is absolutely shameful.
     
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  35. Lyrtch

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    tory tears make my dick hard
     
  36. Jay Jay Okocha

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    He is centre left, and he is criticising the right wing of the Conservative Party.

    He is anti Brexit, was pro public health early on during Covid, a Charity leader and a former International Development minister. What are you?

    As I said, I don’t agree with him in keeping a permanent presence there, but he is entirely correct on the moral bankruptcy of how Joe Biden and the right wing U.K. government left Afghanistan. He is also correct in criticising Joe Biden called them cowards- women who have been left to a miserable life being trampled on because Joe Biden had to have a domestic political win.
     
  37. Lyrtch

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    military occupation as feminist ideological project is the most brain dead take people have been making over the last week

    especially from right wingers
     
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  38. Lyrtch

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    maybe the military industrial complex can shed decades of horrors and degradation within popular opinion by leaning on the shallowest of idpol

    dang despite a full on media pressure campaign the withdrawl is still popular
     
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  39. Jay Jay Okocha

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    Actually take a look at his historical comments on Afghanistan. He was not a fan of the war.
     
  40. THF

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    Looks like the SOF are going to be busy going to get more people if we can’t secure the airport entrances.



     
  41. THF

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  42. THF

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    I laughed at this.

     
  43. Paddy Murphy

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    US gov has been warning this was imminent for 24 hours.
     
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  44. Jay Jay Okocha

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    France were gonna stop all movements from tomorrow

     
  45. Z

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    Man, the videos from the airport bombings are just horrific. Awful, awful stuff.
     
  46. theriner69er

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    I'll take posts that didn't age well for 10,000 AFN

     
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  47. Paddy Murphy

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    Has anybody claimed responsibility yet?
     
  48. theriner69er

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    from CNN: The attack came a day after a US defense official had told CNN that officials were alarmed by a "very specific threat stream" about the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, which planned to attack crowds outside the airfield.
     
  49. bwi2

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    ISIS and the Taliban are neither synonymous nor allies. The Taliban is aligned with al Qaeda.