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Thiessen blasts Biden’s silence as Afghanistan fell to Taliban: ‘How can he defend the indefensible?’

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FORMER AFGHAN AMBASSADOR TO US SHARES MESSAGE TO VETERANS DEVASTATED BY TALIBAN INSURGENCY MARC THIESSEN: So here's what's in my head. On September 11, 2001, Americans were literally falling from the sky, jumping fro...

Ex-NYC Uber driver on trial for allegedly trying to join Taliban and ‘kill Americans’

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Delowar Mohammed Hossain, 36, faces terrorism charges over his alleged plot to join the extremist group that prosecutors say he spent a year planning, according to The Washington Post.  "He wasn’t just any other trav...

Sen. Cotton: Thousands of Americans trapped by Taliban due to Biden’s ‘chaotic, ill-planned evacuation’

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Cotton, a retired Army Captain, and Bronze Star recipient, told "The Story" that Biden shortsightedly chose September 11 as a "politically symbolic" end-date, which now, in contrast, will likely serve as a propaganda...

Afghan interpreter for US Army was beheaded by Taliban. Others fear they will be hunted down too

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Kabul, Afghanistan Sohail Pardis was driving from his home in Afghanistan's capital Kabul to nearby Khost province to pick up his sister for the upcoming Eid holiday celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan. It was s...

Pentagon offers mental health resources to Afghanistan veterans grappling with Taliban takeover

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"Remember that what is happening now does not minimize or negate the experiences of all who served overseas," the memo states. "Talking can be very therapeutic, whether it’s to a local chaplain, psychologist or someo...

Taliban to resume issuing passports to Afghan citizens

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Afghanistan will resume issuing passports to its citizens, its interior ministry announced Tuesday, in a first under the country's new Taliban government. Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said it will provide ap...

Gutfeld: Taliban could use social media to paralyze America with footage of citizens left behind

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"If you’re leaving 10% behind, I don’t think the war is over," Gutfeld said plainly. "You can play with the rhetoric and talk about it," he went on, "but it doesn’t feel that way." Biden, in his first address since A...

Former Afghan soccer star urges female athletes to take drastic measures with Taliban back in power

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Popal told Reuters on Wednesday that female players should hide their identities and even burn their uniforms. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "Today I'm calling them and telling them, take down their name...

Taliban frees thousands of prisoners from former US base: report

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U.S. forces handed control of the airfield, located on the outskirts of Kabul, over to the Afghan government in early July. Afghan forces at the base surrendered to the Taliban on Sunday, as other Taliban troops stor...

Afghan translators, families fear Taliban takeover as they try escaping to US

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Since 2012, Hazeen has worked with Americans as a translator as they interrogated high-value terror suspects including members of the Taliban.   "I believe that as soon they are here, they will chase people like me w...

America’s top general meets with Taliban, calls for a reduction in violence

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Washington America's top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, met with representatives of the Taliban in Qatar during an unannounced trip this week through the Middle East. Mille...

Jesse Watters: Taliban return to power stokes Americans’ fear ahead of 9/11

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Host Jesse Waters opened by remarking in three days, American will mark twenty years since 9/11 "and the majority of Americans don’t feel safe from the terror threat." From a poll, he said that only 49% of Americans ...

Taliban painting over western murals in Kabul, including George Floyd mural

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The murals depicted everything from George Floyd to the signing of the U.S.-Taliban agreement, the drowning of Afghan refugees and the murder of Dr. Tetsu Nakamura, a Japanese aid worker who was widely respected in t...

MSNBC’s Joy Reid promotes guest who calls Texas pro-lifers the ‘new American Taliban’

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The "ReidOut" host invited author Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelical Francis Schaeffer, to discuss the Texas Heartbeat Act, the law restricting nearly all abortions in the state which went into effect o...

President Biden, VP Harris avoid the cameras as Kabul falls to Taliban

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Biden spent the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, going on vacation as the situation worsened in Afghanistan. Although Biden did release a written statement on Afghanistan on Saturday, he did not go on ...

Taliban bans women from solo, long-distance road trips in Afghanistan

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The Taliban have banned women from taking long-distance road trips in Afghanistan on their own, requiring that a male relative accompany them for any distance beyond 45 miles, according to a Taliban official speakin...