by Chris Black
After “fighting” (it wasn’t a war, let’s get real) cave people for 2 decades, the US military failed at the most basic thing: planning an exit out of Afghanistan. How is this possible? I don’t know, but it was amazing to watch.
Truth be told, the Biden administration refusing to answer any questions about this snafu is kind of alpha, both funny and encouraging.
Had to climb on to the roof… but yes.
Hundreds of tracer rounds are streaming into the sky at the airport. Taliban evidently celebrating victory pic.twitter.com/qVfxMCZ6Ik
— Murad Gazdiev (@MuradGazdiev) August 30, 2021
Three C-17s have just left Hamid Karzai International Airport in a row. The time now is midnight in Kabul. This could be the end of the US presence in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/rS1NJKsxWy
— Oren Liebermann (@OrenCNN) August 30, 2021
"I have been fighting for 17 years. I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders, I demand accountability." – Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller on the failures in Afghanistan that led to American servicemen dying. pic.twitter.com/JPH3nTctrG
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 27, 2021
The last three US military transport planes have departed the Hamid Karzai Airport just ahead of the August 31 deadline, officially ending the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed.
The last C-17 Globemaster transport lifted off from Kabul at 3:29pm East Coast time, General Kenneth McKenzie, head of the CENTCOM officially announced on Monday, calling it “the completion of our withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
With the last US military flight departed, McKenzie said every single US service member had now left Afghanistan. However, he acknowledged that the US did not manage to evacuate everyone it wanted to.