The death toll in a pair of suicide bombings in Kabul has now risen to 169.
169 Afghans were killed according to two officials who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The U.S. said 13 service members were killed in the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.
Late Thursday, U.S. Defense Department officials said the death toll for U.S. service members remained at 13, but the count included 10 Marines and two Army soldiers – instead of the previously reported 12 Marines. One Navy corpsman also was killed, officials said.
This was a complex attack–an Initial bombing to creates chaos, followed by a second bomber waiting at a choke point or gathering place where people are likely to flee. Standard, but shows it wasn’t a rando Afghan mad that we killed his brother. It was a planned, coordinated attack. We have seen this many times in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Who could have foreseen that perhaps the Taliban would not be allies in preventing terrorism? If only we had had some clues on this, like perhaps 3,000 American bodies in New York City, WDC, and Shanksville.
it should be noted that there were no US casualties from February of 2020 until this bombing. In his briefings, Biden is making it sound like there were firefights happening every night in downtown Kabul.
Remember that there are people who will still try to convince you that what happened on January 6th was the worst thing that’s happened to America in 50 years and the only thing we should be concerned with.
If the Biden Administration had considered these attacks a remotely plausible scenario, they don’t evacuate Bagram Air Base. The United States suffered the biggest military loss of life in over a decade. President Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal is costing American lives, and emboldening America’s enemies. There is no plan, no strategy, and no leadership from the White House.
But hey, no mean tweets.
So wait, Biden has blamed Trump while simultaneously admitting that Trump’s deal with the Taliban is the reason no Americans were killed after February of 2020? What is going on?
And why does he bring up his son Beau? With all due respect to Beau Biden, what does he have to do with this? Using his memory to provoke compassionate solidarity and lend some sort of legitimacy to this administration’s actions, nay negligence is unacceptable.