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Again, Trump Slams Joe Biden Over Afghanistan Humiliation

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ormer President Donald Trump launched on Saturday a sustained attack on President Joe Biden’s handling of the retreat of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which he called “the greatest foreign policy humiliation” in U.S. history.

Trump, a Republican who has dangled the possibility of running again for president in 2024, has repeatedly blamed Biden, a Democrat, for Afghanistan’s fall to the Islamist militant Taliban, even though the U.S. withdrawal that triggered the collapse was negotiated by his own administration.

Former President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to an unfinished section of border wall with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in Pharr, Texas, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

© ASSOCIATED PRESS Former President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to an unfinished section of border wall with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, in Pharr, Texas, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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“Biden’s botched exit from Afghanistan is the most astonishing display of gross incompetence by a nation’s leader, perhaps at any time,” Trump said at a boisterous rally packed with his supporters near Cullman, Alabama.

Taliban leaders are trying to hammer out a new government after their forces swept across the country as U.S.-led forces pulled out after two decades, with the Western-backed government and military crumbling.

For his part, Biden has criticized the Afghan military for refusing to fight, denounced the now-ousted Afghan government and declared he inherited a bad withdrawal agreement from Trump.

At the rally, Trump blamed the situation on Biden not having followed the plan his administration came up with and bemoaned U.S. personnel and equipment being left behind as troops withdrew.

“This is not a withdrawal. This was a total a surrender,” he said.

Trump said the Taliban, with whom he had negotiated, respected him. He suggested the quick takeover of Afghanistan would not have happened if he was still in office.

“We could have gotten out with honor,” Trump added. “We should have gotten out with honor. And instead we got out with the exact opposite of honor.”

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley and David Morgan; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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Guinea Coup: Soldiers Say President Taken And Govt Dissolved

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uinea’s special forces claimed Sunday to have captured President Alpha Conde and “dissolved” the country’s institutions, in a video sent to an AFP correspondent, while the defense ministry said it had repelled their attack on the presidency.

“We have decided after having taken the president, who is currently with us (…) to dissolve the current constitution, to dissolve the institutions; we have also decided to dissolve the government and the closure of land and air borders,” said one of the uniformed and armed coup plotters in the statement, which has also been widely circulated on social networks but has not been broadcast on national television.


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The coup plotters, with whom AFP’s correspondent confirmed the source of these images, broadcast a video of President Conde in their hands. They ask him if he has been mistreated, and Alpha Conde, in jeans and a shirt on a sofa, refuses to answer them.

For its part, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that “the insurgents (had) spread fear” in Conakry before taking the direction of the presidential palace, but that “the presidential guard, supported by the defense and security forces, loyalists and republicans, have contained the threat and pushed back the group of attackers.

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Bodies Of Service Members Killed In Kabul Airport Attack Arrives US

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resident Biden traveled to Dover Air Force Base Sunday morning to receive the bodies of 13 American service members who were killed in an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

The president and first lady Jill Biden were both greeted by Col. William C. McDonald, Vice Commander of the 89th Airlift Wing; Sarah Husemann, wife of Col. Matthew S. Husemann, Commander, 436th Airlift Wing; and Col. Chip W. Hollinger, commander of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base.

Eleven Marines, one Army soldier and a Navy corpsman died in a suicide bombing outside Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday. The ISIS-K group claimed responsibility for the attack seeking to disrupt the massive evacuation effort of Americans, Afghan allies, and third-party nationals outside the U.S.-held airport.

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The fallen service members are Marines Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, Lance Cp. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Navy Hospitalman Max Soviak, and Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss.

The attack took place as U.S. forces were working to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the country earlier this month. At the same time, they have been working to ensure their own withdrawal by the end of the month.

According to the White House, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of roughly 114,400 people since August 14.

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We’ll Not Forgive, We’ll Hunt You Till You Pay – Biden Vows Revenge On Kabul Terror Attack (VIDEO)

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nited States President Joe Biden promised to track down and destroy the ISIS-K terrorists, who were responsible for the deaths of 13 American service members and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide attack on Kabul Airport.

He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in vowing to continue evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite a “continued” risk of terrorist bombings.

The ISIS-K terrorist group is an offshoot of the terrorist organization Islamic State and an adversary of the Taliban, who control the country (IS).

ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing last night, August 26, which killed at least 90 people and injured more than 150 others.

Among the casualties were 11 US Marines, a US Navy medic, and another US service member screening evacuees at airport gates.


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The Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, where US troops were screening Afghans for evacuation, and the nearby Baron Hotel, where thousands of Afghans, Britons, and Americans had been told to gather in recent days before heading to the airport for evacuation, were both targeted in the bombings.

Biden paid tribute to the “selfless heroes” who died while rescuing Afghans.

Despite the fact that the Pentagon is in the process of withdrawing all of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon has warned that there is still an imminent threat of an attack at the airport and has now been directed to develop strike plans to target ISIS-K assets and leadership.

“Those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive, and we will not forget,” Biden said in a White House address.

He added: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom also condemned yesterday’s terror attack, which is not believed to have killed any British troops or officials.

He also vowed to keep the rescue effort at Kabul airport going, where brave British troops were seen sweeping the perimeter last night following the double bombing.

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