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Mon Aug 23, 2021, 09:51 PM

Allies push Biden to extend Afghanistan airlift beyond August 31

Source: Axios

President Biden is attempting to navigate between calls from allies to extend the Kabul airlift operation beyond Aug. 31 and warnings from the Taliban that doing so would cross a red line.

Driving the news: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to push for an extension beyond the end of August at a virtual G7 meeting tomorrow, which he will chair.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also said today that France was "concerned about the deadline set by the United States" as "additional time is needed to complete ongoing operations."

But National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden still believes all Americans can be evacuated before Aug. 31. The goal remains to conclude the evacuations by then, though Biden will consult with allies, Sullivan added.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/biden-afghanistan-withdrawal-august-deadline-taliban-ddf4bbb3-0570-444c-8fa9-d3fefaf352e4.html

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Reply Allies push Biden to extend Afghanistan airlift beyond August 31 (Original post)
SouthBayDem Aug 23 OP
onecaliberal Aug 23 #1
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 23 #2
Polybius Aug 23 #3
msongs Aug 23 #4
Strelnikov_ Aug 24 #5
keithbvadu2 Aug 24 #6
JudyM Aug 24 #7

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 09:53 PM

1. He was always open to that.

He said he would get anyone out who wanted to get out.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 09:54 PM

2. Why not?

Show US force on the way out. We dictate when we leave.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 10:00 PM

3. Umm...

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Aug 23, 2021, 10:28 PM

4. taliban is looking for an incentive to allow more time. a big incentive nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 24, 2021, 12:14 AM

5. They need money to run the country

Let's just rent the airport from them for $50 mil a day.

To quote Crapgame from Kelly's Hero's

"Make a deal . . . a deal deal. Maybe the guy's a Republican. Business is business, right?"

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Tue Aug 24, 2021, 12:26 AM

6. This guy and nine others could rescue the Americans in Kabul?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215770638

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/im-gonna-kill-everyone-i-see-ex-navy-seal-who-claimed-to-kill- bin-laden-says-he-could-rescue-americans-in-kabul-with-nine-guys/?utm_source=mostpopular

Ten guys could rescue the Americans?

This guy and nine others could rescue the Americans in Kabul?

That's his plan.

Im Gonna Kill Everyone I See

After all, there are only thousands of Taliban.

Color those Taliban gone!
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Now we need nine volunteers.

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