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Biden stands behind his managing of sloppy Afghanistan withdrawal, says cannot promise outcome

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On Friday President Biden addressed the order to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan in the face of the Taliban takeover of the country, as he receives a lot of disapproval for his managing of the United States withdrawal.

“There’ll be plenty of time to criticize and second guess when this operation is over, but now I’m focused on getting this job done,” he said at a news conference at the White House.

In a speech in which he vowed to get Americans back home, and said that the United States was doing more evacuations of citizens and Afghan and made “significant progress,” he also stated that he could now promise what the conclusion of the terrible situation in Kabul would be.

“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be, or that it will be without risk of loss, but as commander in chief I can assure you I will mobilize every resource necessary,” he said.

Officials said Friday that so far about 12,700 people were evacuated from the country since the Taliban pressed toward Kabul, creating chaos at the capital’s airports as nationals and Americans made attempts to get on planes out of there.

“We’ve established a flow of flights and we’ve increased the number of people we’re moving out of the country,” Biden said.

Those looking to get out over fears of retaliations have faced Taliban checkpoints, as well as a lazy effort to get people out. The Pentagon said 5,700 people were evacuated from Kabul on the 16 Air Force C-17s. That’s 356 per flight, just over the limit capacity on the aircraft and a large increase over the day before that when flights were departing nearly half empty.

Biden on Friday made a vow to United States citizens still in the country: “Any American who wants to come home — we will get you home.”

The State Department had said Thursday that 6,000 people are ready for evacuation at Kabul airport but confirmed that there was problems around the airports and reports of Americans not able to get there.

The State Department has been telling Americans to come to the Kabul airport for evacuations, saying: “The United States government cannot ensure safe passage to the Hamid Karzai International Airport.”

The State Department’s most recent guidance Friday said Americans should “use their best judgment getting to the airport” and said that “airport gates may open or close without notice.”

Also, The Pentagon has said it plans to move 22,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants to the United States, where they will be lodged at military bases. Biden on Friday said the United States is committed to giving United States allies safe haven.

“The United States stands by its commitment we’ve made to these people, and includes other vulnerable Afghans such as women leaders and journalists,” he said.

It is the latest example this week of Biden defending his administration’s strategy in both an address to the public and a separate interview this week.

“I don’t think it could’ve been handled in a way that- we’re going to go back in hindsight and look but the idea that somehow there was a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don’t know how that happens,” Biden told ABC News.

Republicans criticized Biden for the comments.

“A truly ignorant and shameful performance by an American president,” Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., tweeted.

“No way to avoid this chaos? That’s a bald-faced lie. Joe Biden is as dishonest as he is impotent,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C: “If we leave any Americans behind, or if we leave thousands of Afghans who fought bravely alongside us behind, President Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for a High Crime and Misdemeanor of Dereliction of Duty.”

The criticism has come from abroad, as well. Earlier this week, a British MP and Afghan veteran tore into Biden for his criticism of the Afghan army.

“To see their commander in chief call into question the courage of men I fought with, to claim that they ran. It’s shameful,” Tory MP Tom Tugendhat said Wednesday during a session of the House of Commons.

“Those who have never fought for the colors they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have,” he said.

The Associated Press reported that in July more than twenty diplomats in Kabul raised their concerns that the evacuation of Afghan allies was not moving fast enough. In a cable through the State Department’s dissent channel, the diplomats warned that Taliban would take control within months of the Aug. 31 withdrawal, officials told the outlet.

Earlier in the week, Biden ordered more United States troops to the country to aid with evacuations and to keep operations running properly. Biden has authorized a total deployment of around 6,000 and as of Friday, around 6,000 U.S. troops were on the ground at Kabul airport and the military buildup nearly complete, defense officials had reported to news outlets.

The White House said Friday morning that Biden will not go to Wilmington, Del., as had been scheduled, and will stay in Washington, DC. Biden spent most of the last week in Wilmington and the Camp David presidential retreat as the catastrophe went out of control.

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Mike Pompeo: At UN, Biden shows weakness on the world stage yet again

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President Biden’s comments Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly bombed.

Why? Because yet again, Biden shows weakness. He continues to push our allies away and cozies up to the enemy.

Biden said during his comments, “We’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy, of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world.” And while we should value diplomacy, a strong America is what will enable that diplomacy, and not the promise of American tax dollars.

A solid, America first policy that stopped years of unloading billions of U.S. dollars in an attempt to purchase peace and cooperation saw positive results around the globe during the Trump administration in managing foes and having better relations with our allies in having them step up as partners sharing in those unions.

American strength is what will discourage war; weakness and the possible cash payouts for our enemies as we did with Iran, only welcomes attacks.

Biden talked as if he were living in an alternate world. He tried to specify America’s ability to reenter the JCPOA, while simultaneously offering sayings about keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

He was mainly centered on climate change, while disregarding a significant number of pressing security and diplomatic difficulties the United States and our allies face.

Most importantly, he neglected to call out China.

President Biden affirmed that “those who commit acts of terror against will continue to find a determined enemy in the United States.” But the measures of his administration say differently. He pulled American troops out of Afghanistan unconditionally, granting the Taliban free rule over not only Afghanistan and its people, but also over the numerous American civilians still abandoned here.

In permitting the country to tumble to the Taliban without imposing any costs, the Biden administration ensured a resurgence of al Qaeda and ISIS. And what has the Biden administration done in retort to the awful act of terror which took 13 U.S. service members lives?

They executed a drone strike which killed only regular people, including seven kids. This administration’s carefree choices in Afghanistan do not add up to their being a determined enemy of terror.

Rather than stand up to our foes and present the world with strong American initiative considering the myriad challenges we come up against, President Biden chose instead to focus mainly on climate change.

Regarding Iran, President Biden pressed once again to reinvigorate the bombed Iran nuclear deal. His administration appears intent on repeating the errors of the Obama administration – Iran was never in compliance with the JCPOA and will stop at nothing to acquire nuclear weapons so that its malign, radical Islamic regime can unleash further devastation and destruction throughout the Middle East.

He didn’t address his organization’s disappointments in Afghanistan.

Giving them a pathway to the advancement of those atomic weapons ought to never be a need of the United States. That is the reason the Trump organization executed its most extreme strain crusade against Iran – you don’t help your adversaries, you deny them.

Yet rather than face our adversaries and present the world with solid American administration considering the heap difficulties we face, President Biden picked rather to zero in essentially on environmental change.

He guaranteed that the world is confronted with a “borderless environment emergency” (a helpless selection of words, considering the main borderless emergency the United States faces is the movement emergency playing out right now on our own southern boundary).

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, putting environment first places America last. President Biden wishes to subordinate large numbers of America’s most squeezing difficulties to environmental change, putting American security in danger and taking steps to crush our economy while forcing no expenses on our enemies, specifically China, whose pioneers care minimal with regards to the environment pandering of internationalist elites.

Which carries us to China. Maybe the best danger the United States faces at this moment, and unquestionably in the course of our life, is the People’s Republic of China, driven by the dictator rule of the Chinese Communist Party.

To say that the U.S. is “not seeing another Cold War,” is a unimaginably feeble assertion to make before the world’s chiefs.

China obviously considers itself to be our enemy and wishes to uproot us. They have seized on the shortcoming of the Biden organization by adjusting tyrants and despots against the remainder of the world.

Beijing has made suggestions to Iran and to the Taliban in Afghanistan. They menace and compromise their neighbors, and they trap underdeveloped nations in profound obligation with broken vows to attempt huge foundation projects. What’s more, they permitted the spread of the Covid all throughout the planet without risk of punishment.

This isn’t to say we shouldn’t work with China where conceivable, however viable American strategy essentially depends on American strength and believability. Tragically, this organization appears to really focus minimal on by the same token.

President Biden was right in saying the world sits at a crucial point in time and that the world requirements solid American administration.

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Abbott says Biden administration has to ‘up their game, big time’ as Texas struggles with migrant flood

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There have been around 200,000 migrant encounters in July and August

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday approached the Biden administration to “up their game, big time” as Texas battles to adapt with a historic migrant emergency– like a new flood of Haitian migrants in Del Rio.

“The only thing they’ve shown is an incapability of dealing with this crisis, candidly in a way where they pretend it doesn’t even exist,” the Republican governor said at a press conference. “And we’re here to tell you, it exists and it’s total chaos and the Biden administration- they need to up their game, big time.”

Abbott was addressing to reporters about the actions Texas is taking to stand up against the influx of illegal immigration flooding through the U.S. border. There have been around 200,000 migrant encounters in both July and August as part of a ongoing migrant wave.

The Biden administration has accused “root causes” like poverty and violence in Central America, as well as the Trump administration for closing down legal refuge pathways. Republicans have faulted the administration for removing Trump-era policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and for restoring “catch-and-release.”

Last week, a flood of mostly Haitian migrants hit the bridge in Del Rio, with more than 14,000 under the extension at one point last week. DHS has reacted by increasing resources and more deportation flights.

“When you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and security our sovereignty, you see the onrush,” he said.

Abbott has tried to take the issues into his own hands, and earlier this year declared a project to build a wall at Texas’ southern border, and has also established Operation Lonestar — which includes the sending of law enforcement to the border to capture those entering illegally.

“If they’re thinking about coming and crossing this river here in Texas, you may end up with handcuffs on your hands and going straight to jail rather than being released into the general population,” he said.

Abbott also said, in the midst of changing migrant strategies, Texas would be trying to change its strategy as needed.

“We will continue moving law enforcement and National Guard officials to whatever location where people may be trying to cross the border and use the same strategy to try and reduce the influx, unprecedented, of people coming across the border,” he said.

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Texas Steel Wall of Cars Blocks Migrants at Border

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken “unprecedented” measures to deter thousands of migrants from crossing into the state by parking Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety vehicles along the U.S.-Mexico border near the Del Rio International Bridge.

“We put hundreds of Texas Department of Public Safety cars and created a steel wall — a steel wall of DPS vehicles — that prevented anybody from crossing that dam that you’ve seen people walk across,” Abbott told Fox News Tuesday. “We effectively … regained control of the border.”

Thousands of migrants are living in makeshift huts and sleeping in the dirt under the bridge, waiting for their turn to be processed by U.S. immigration authorities. Abbott has blamed President Joe Biden for the situation, saying the federal government is not doing enough to secure the country’s southern border. 

“When you have an administration that is not enforcing the law in this country, when you have an administration that has abandoned any pretense of securing the border and securing our sovereignty, you see the onrush of people like what we saw walking across this dam that is right behind me,” Abbott said at a news conference in Val Verde County.

Government officials started parking their cars along the border last week. 

“The Texas Department of Public Safety is in full force along the border around the Del Rio area. They have built a barricade with their squad cars and State Troopers. The National Guard is working with them to secure the border,” Abbott tweeted.

He added in a statement that “one day there were countless people coming across the border, then the DPS put up all these vehicles, and suddenly, in an instant, people stopped crossing the border in this location. That strategy is working.”

Texas will spend an additional $2 billion on security for the border.

“It has been the state of Texas that has had to step up,” Abbott said. “Failure to enforce laws that exist in the United States leads to chaos and chaos leads to inhumanity.”

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