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'They will behead us': Afghans who helped American troops now fear for their lives

As the United States approaches the Sept. 11 deadline for pulling American troops from Afghanistan, advocates increasingly warn that some 18,000 locals who helped U.S.-led forces will be hunted down by vengeful Taliban.

"These people will have a bullseye and a target on their back from the moment we leave the country," Rep. Michael McCaul said Monday at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In the past six years, the Texas Republican said, 300 Afghans have been killed in retribution for working with U.S. forces. "If we abandon them, we are signing their death warrants."

Meanwhile, Biden is deciding on his favorite flavor of ice cream and allowing anybody and everybody flood the southern border.

The Biden Administration - What a bunch of cold hearted, self serving ass holes.
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Zaphod42 · 46-50, M
Trump: I’m pulling our troops from the Middle East.
Republicans: yeah! Let them kill each other…none of our business anyway!

Biden: I’m pulling out troops from the Middle East.
Republicans: You cold hearted bastard leaving them defenseless like that!

Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@841775,Budwick] The same page that it was on when Donald Trump decided to leave the Kurds on their own 🤷‍♂️. Last year it was "America First" and now suddenly we are becomming aware of all the consequences of the wishes of a whole lot of American voters. Last year you didn't care, today you are mother Theresa.

If you really care that much Budwick, then help the people that are likely to be afraid of their lifes. They'll have an asylum/refugee status really quickly enough. And take these people home to the US. They have been your allies for year in a tough system. Take them with you and care for them.
Thinkerbell · 36-40, F

[quote]"Because you are a dishonest f-ck."[/quote]

...says one of the [i]most[/i] dishonest members of SW. 😂 🤣 😂

MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
Gee, it was the same for Vietnam-. You didn't wanta abandon your allies after such a long war! Compliant locals!
DownTheStreet · 51-55, M
I’m really mixed on this. On one hand, we owe them for their support. On the other hand, it’s time to knuckle down and fight for the freedom - unless you just worked with the USA for the money, in which guess...good luck
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
The Democrat's could care less about Afghanistan. They care more about letting illegals in to vote and making sure the ice cream deliveries are not tampered with.
Myselfatlast · 22-25, M
I wouldn’t say they could care less 90 percent of the world’s heroin comes from Afghanistan they still will use private sectors to protect their interests there [@78387,Stereoguy]
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
[@691096,Myselfatlast] They'll just get it from Asia or South America.
Spotpot · 41-45, M
End endles wars is the right thing to do oppostion to it is based on hypocricy because it is Biden who is doing it and not Trump the so called peace president.
Myselfatlast · 22-25, M
How many president went their term without brining the country into war conflicts and under Trump wasn’t the Middle East the most peaceful it’s been in decades not that it says much [@1206109,Spotpot]
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1206109,Spotpot] [@691096,Myselfatlast] While you boys are sorting out who sucks more - can we figure out how to help these people?
GhostPoncho · 51-55, M
Trump's dream, too.
Seems like maybe I heard similar beheading talk when another President talked about pulling out troops, but this is the first I've heard about Biden eating ice cream.

I thought Biden was busy swatting cicadas. Are you saying he's not too senile to multitask and was contemplating topping his ice cream with cicadas?

Are you hoping he's allergic to shellfish?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@903658,GhostPoncho] [quote]But if he pulled out of Afghanistan[/quote]

He didn't.
GhostPoncho · 51-55, M
[@841775,Budwick] lol, you're so busted.
[@841775,Budwick] It's above my pay grade, but I'd say one partial solution would be more immigration, or at least speeding up the visa process.

spjennifer · 56-60, T
This would have happened no matter which Administration was in power as Trump wanted to withdraw the troops too, even sooner. Unless they provide some kind of protection for these "Collaborators", the Taliban WILL kill them once all the Forces are gone. This isn't Biden's fault, the same kind of retribution has happened in previous wars and will happen in future ones too.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@605026,spjennifer] Did I say anything about changing the country?

I'm asking what to do about the locals that helped the USA and now face death.

Is it really that difficult to stay on point?
spjennifer · 56-60, T
[@841775,Budwick] It's easy to criticize others from your office chair and it's pretty obvious that you have no clue as to the purpose of placing our troops in harm's way. We didn't go over there ONLY to kill the Taliban and in order to protect those poor souls, the only way is for the citizens of the country to get rid of the Taliban themselves but this can't happen without help from the International Community.
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@605026,spjennifer] [quote]There isn't a lot that can be done,[/quote]

Let's do that then, OK?
No clue as to this site

Budwick · 70-79, M
[@479686,MistyCee] Yeah, what about it?
[@841775,Budwick] Just offering some context. My other comment with the bulwark piece was slightly more substantive, if still a little obnoxious.
jackj · 56-60, M
We should offer those people free safe passage here.
spjennifer · 56-60, T
[@1158,jackj] Vietnamese Boat People come to mind eventually, yes we did rescue [u]some[/u] of the Vietnamese but MANY were left behind to be put into "Reeducation Camps" by the Vietcong.
jackj · 56-60, M
The leaving behind part is never good. [@605026,spjennifer]
spjennifer · 56-60, T
[@1158,jackj] Agreed !
Jake966 · 51-55, M
jackj · 56-60, M
[b][big]BRAVO [/big][/b][@356705,Jake966]
Jake966 · 51-55, M
Piper · 61-69, F
It is grave concern, for sure. I'm thinking the statement the Taliban released about not harming those civilians once the U.S. troops leave, is one few have any 'faith' in.

It seems efforts are being made to speed up the process of applications for the Special Immigrant Visa program, among other options for getting our Afghan allies out of there.
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
The demonocrats openly supported the north vietnamese, and look what happened to the south vietnamese when the north took over the south. Nothing has changed, the demonocrats could care less about the Afghans, unless the Afghans illegally entered the USA, then the demonocrats would be meeting the Afghans at the border, voter registration cards already filled out
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@841775,Budwick] bye bye , be safe out there
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
[@421865,Kwek00] I may be Jewish, but @Budwick needs some Jesus…
Kwek00 · 36-40, M
[@1212808,WalterCrunkRight] Nah, the man had enough Jebus for the both of us
Tres13 · 51-55, M
Bring them all to America
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
Couldn’t you stick to making snide remarks about Biden and leave the GWOT out of this?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1212808,WalterCrunkRight] Wally, it's your team that's always on it's knees. Whether it's the NFL or vice president.

Take a hike sport.
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
[@841775,Budwick] Aww, you called me Wally. You loooove me.
jackj · 56-60, M
You’ve already received more than the attention you warrant. Adios. [@1212808,WalterCrunkRight]
AbbeyRhode · F
Horrible. This country is turning its back on all its allies, and those who want and need our help, while either pandering to, or pissing off, our enemies. How can anyone possibly see what's happening, and continue to support the policies of Biden's handlers?
jackj · 56-60, M
Asylum to Afghans and no southern open borders. How hard it that for goodness sake. [@27778,AbbeyRhode]
Just keeping the war machine alive, people producing, taxpayers paying...I guess that's the new infrastructure that we keep hearing about and not seeing anything with substance. What a failure of a President -
jackj · 56-60, M

WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
[@1158,jackj] You know you want it
jackj · 56-60, M
Thanks but no Your mom is all yours. Adios. [@1212808,WalterCrunkRight]
We’ve often helped those in countries where we were unsuccessful militarily (Viet Nam)or left for whatever reasons. If these people helped the US in our time there, yes bring them out. If we can let our Southern Border get flooded by illegals and Joe is oblivious, then there needs to be a move by those who supported our Afghanistan involvement to get those people out. They are in harm’s way!
jackj · 56-60, M
Sadly we screwed some of our south Vietnamese friends. [@822235,soar2newhighs]
[@822235,soar2newhighs] agree
Heartlander · 70-79, M
Don't worry, the US media will ignore all that and what they don't show us didn't happen. Until of course we see a non-Democrat in the White House.
They will definitely hunt them down and behead them. They need US protection.
Virgo79 · 56-60, M
The ice cream seems to be a tough decision for joey.😂

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