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Leaked State Department Cable Proves Biden Was Warned Of Afghanistan Collapse – Report

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Leaked State Department Cable Proves Biden Was Warned Of Afghanistan Collapse - Report

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An internal memo in the State Department warned U.S. top officials of a potential collapse in Kabul following the Aug. 31 troop withdrawal deadline. The leaked information was reported by Wall Street Journal, citing ‘a U.S. official and a person familiar with the document.’

According to the classified cable, U.S. officials in Afghanistan warned the state’s administration that the Taliban was rapidly gaining territories and Afghan security forces may fail to stop its advance. The memo reportedly recommended on ways to mitigate the crisis and speed up an evacuation.

The cable reportedly urged the Biden administration to start evacuation no later than August 1.

The signatories of the dissent channel cable urged the State Department to begin registering and collecting personal data in advance for all Afghans who qualify for Special Immigrant Visas, aimed at those who worked as translators or interpreters; locally employed embassy staff; and for those eligible for other U.S. refugee programs while there was still six weeks left before the withdrawal deadline.

The memo was dated July 13 and was signed by 23 staff members at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. It was addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Director of Policy Planning Salman Ahmed.

According to the person familiar with the details, Blinken reviewed the cable shortly after he received it.

On July 14, a day after the cable was sent, the White House announced Operation Allies Refuge to support the relocation of interested and eligible Afghan nationals and their immediate families who supported the U.S. government for the special immigrant visas. Evacuations didn’t kick into high gear until last week and have been complicated by the Taliban takeover of Kabul on Sunday.

Some 18,000 Afghans and their families who had applied for special US Immigrant Visas reportedly remained in Kabul under Taliban control, while their efforts to reach the airport have failed.

Following the dispute between the White House and U.S. intelligence officials, the leaked memo is an important peace to solve the riddle of the U.S. policies in Afghanistan.

It is still not clear why Blinken and Biden disregarded the warnings from their officials in Kabul. Meanwhile, the Biden administration claims there were no signals of the near collapse.

Last month, Biden stood his ground, claiming that the defeat of the Afghan government was “highly unlikely” and that the US-trained Afghan forces could handle the threat.

The WSJ’s report comes soon after Gen. Mark Milley, the ‘woke’ chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, claimed that the rapid fall of Kabul was unanticipated.

“There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days.”- he said.

New details sparkled yet another wave of criticism against the Biden’s policy.

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"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

Who cares? Just gtfo of Afghanistan and Syria and Iraq.

Anyone

Not being at war in another country is what scares these war lobbyists most.
Now they have to make the most out of this so they won’t be brave enough to pull out USA from another war.
Afghans had the equipment and forces but chose their own fate by letting the Taliban take control without firing any shot.

Selbstdenker

Check the figures. Afghan army lost about 60000 men over the years. That in comparisson to the other occupiers. It was part of the doctrine, that US Airforce covers Afghan army, but this cover was pulled away without a warning. What would you do as an army general, when a vital part securing your survival is just taken away? I would consider my options, and would look out how to survive.

Anyone

Taliban are about 75000 the well equipped Afghan forces was about 300000.
They chose not to fight an inferior enemy.
Afghan forces had helicopters for air support.
It wasn’t lack of air support it was lack of will to fight.

Selbstdenker

Did anyone check, if Biden understood the context of the report? I have my seriouse doubts…

Dave

Indeed, it now turns out that the glorious US-trained Afghani army had gone without pay for sime time and even without food rations. The „collaps“ was no coincidence. The US is now back to using the dollar as weapon. A sanctions regime will now be installed. All from playbook. A functioning US-Afghani government would only have been in the way. Difficult to say, where it‘ll end. For sure the Taliban will still sell their opium. It all hinges on the dollar hegemony, which in turn is backed by the US military. If the latter doesn‘t bite anymore, there may be a chance for Afghanistan to join e.g. China. The latter needs to provide more than „aid“, it needs to offer a real alternative to the dollar.

Alberto Bohon.

the Northern Alliance “Resistance” group are supported by ZioUSA? Massoud and Saleh are supported by Zioevil & Mossad???? Taliban will destroyed “resistance”?

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