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U.S. Vacates It’s Most Significant Bagram Base In Afghanistan After 20 Years

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U.S. Vacates It’s Most Significant Bagram Base In Afghanistan After 20 Years

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On July 2nd, the US military said it had handed over Bagram air base to the Afghan army after operating it for nearly 20 years.

The airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety, AP sources said on condition of anonymity.

One of the officials also said the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin S. Miller, “still retains all the capabilities and authorities to protect the forces.”

The withdrawal from Bagram Airfield is the clearest indication that the last of the 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops have left Afghanistan or are nearing a departure, months ahead of President Joe Biden’s promise that they would be gone by September 11th.

The U.S. has refused to say when the last U.S. soldier would leave Afghanistan, citing security concerns, but also the protection of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport is still being negotiated.

Turkish and U.S. soldiers currently are protecting the airport. That protection is currently covered under the Resolute Support Mission, which is the military mission being wound down.

Bagram Air Base was the most significant static US position in Afghanistan, and departing from it is quite symbolic.

When the U.S. and NATO inherited Bagram in 2001, they found it in ruins, a collection of crumbling buildings, gouged by rockets and shells, most of its perimeter fence wrecked.

It had been abandoned after being battered in the battles between the Taliban and rival mujahedeen warlords fleeing to their northern enclaves.

The enormous base has two runways. The most recent, at 12,000 feet long, was built in 2006 at a cost of $96 million. There are 110 revetments, which are basically parking spots for aircraft, protected by blast walls.

GlobalSecurity, a security think tank, says Bagram includes three large hangars, a control tower and numerous support buildings. The base has a 50-bed hospital with a trauma bay, three operating theaters and a modern dental clinic. Another section houses a prison, notorious and feared among Afghans.

The Taliban are likely to attempt and recapture it, but not yet. A Taliban spokesman said that they would make no attempt to do so now.

The Taliban said they wouldn’t capture it because they had heard the Americans destroyed everything they couldn’t take back to the United States.

Still, they consider this a significant victory.


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A clown like you

They lost – and they paid with their blood and money… also, those soldiers running back to see their “wife” fuking another dude LMFAO…what a “hero” are those soldiers.
Imagine what Russia and China could do to yanquis… and again on the world stage they look like the clowns, why would any other country fuking deal with these clowns…they simp for Zion which they killing them slowly.

A clown like you

Iraq and Syria should take a hard stand on this matter those yanquis most likely be used as pigs to be killed for Zion again.

Last edited 30 days ago by A clown like you

But Rumsfeld won. He embezzled billions of dollars.

Americunt LOSERS

All the stolen Iraqi wealth will do the bastard a lot of good in hell :)

Americunt LOSERS

Not only suffered a humiliating military defeat for 52 NATOcunt losers and other puppets like war criminal Australians, but also brought financial ruin and bankrupted the failed deadbeat US thug state. The endless wars for Jews cost the Americunt losers $15 trillion since 2001 Jew false flag and so far arming the UKI hohol ar$eholes have cost $1.5 billion and counting. Russia can walk into Kiev with eyes closed anytime. The stupid Americunts are dumbass losers extraordinaire.


A good gift to taliban from Yankees.

Americunt LOSERS

The stupid moronic losers spent $1.7 billion extending the two runways to 3.5 kms and built a jail for torture Abu Gharaib style at the base and now the stupid losers have fled leaving behind ruins. Most of the Americunt Jew fanned wars are now being financed by STOLEN OIL from Iraq and Syria and that is why it is important to increase resistance in the region as the Afghans have proved that the USfaggots have no stomach for casualties.


The Judaic alchemy of fiat currency is what’s primarily financing these wars; the oil is just a perk, likely funding off-the-books black ops almost exclusively.

middle west

This dirty game was started by the Russians and continued by the Americans. The Russians and the Americans are equally involved in the destruction of Afghanistan. It should be realistic that if the communists did not invade Afghanistan, Afghanistan today still was a safe country and Islamism never supported by the United States.

poor afghans :(


One problem with your convoluted version of history. The Russians did not create the 9/11 false flag or the marvel of a traveling terrorist known as bin laden. cnn could find him easily but not the entire western military/unintelligence apparatus.


„ 9/11 false flag” – muhahaha hahahaha ^^


There is only one fatal flaw in your reasoning. The soviets became embroiled in Afghan, because they supported a progressive, non religious government. And the americans supported the islamists to force the USSR to send in the army, not the other way around.

concrete mike

Sure blame the soviets.

Did you ever take a.minute.and look at all the infrastructure the soviets.put in afghanistan?
1000’s of wells , roads utilities. What have you americans left? A billion dollar runway?

Puuuhhhlleaase. The soviets left a legacy, you leave misery. Plus yall.aint leaving, your army have poppies to guard.

Your.idiotic notion of fighting communism is so toxic. Its not fighting.communism, its paving the way for multinational.corporations to exploit new markets!


I do not disagree, but at least Afghanistan could be argued to be within the soviet sphere of influence.

You are quite correct though. Afghans should have just been left alone to pursue their own government, without being wrangled by foreign superpowers.

A clown like you

British and Soviet Union…kiddo not yanquis and Russian. Go to school or don’t talk about things you don’t understand…
“From the 1920s to 1940s, Afghanistan acted as a buffer state between the British empire in India and the Russian/Soviet empire. Although not governed directly by Britain, as India was, Britain controlled Afghanistan’s foreign policy and paid the government.”

“On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. … Resistance fighters, called mujahidin, saw the Christian or atheist Soviets controlling Afghanistan as a defilement of Islam as well as of their traditional culture.”

Mujahidin fell apart and the Taliban controlled the group…for then on…


So Afghanistan was what a nice safe tourist destination until the commies screwed it up and all the USA has been doing for the last 20 years is trying to fix the mess the commies made. Is that about right?

So when the British went there in 1838 what happened to them? Mugged by commies while staying at an Afghan B&B?

Or how about the Sikh’s before them … of the Indians … or the mongols … or Alexander the great? I don’t recall reading accounts about how friendly and welcoming the Afghans were to them when they visited.

The truth is Afghanistan is a strategically important piece of real estate at the crossroads of civilizations. Everyone who tries to impose their will on the Afghans gets humiliated and leaves with their tail between their legs …. including the mighty USA.

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Lone Ranger

You just went full tard.
Slow clap…
You shouldn’t get your history lessons from corn flakes boxes…


Gone by 9/11? Such heart felt drama. Only one problem. The entire false flag was orchestrated by american/canadian, zionist, british & saudi swine.

Remember the dancing zionist pigs and their “moving company” van? How about the british imbeciles reporting a building collapse 45min before it happened? Why were the saudi inbreds the only ones allowed to fly out the day after the “attacks”?

Watch the documentary Donald Trump, 9/11, Case Closed. The proper version is just under one hour runtime.

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I remeber when Osama Bin Lden was treated in the American Hospital in Dubai for his failing kidneys. And anyone blieves that a person requiring dialysis lives in a hideout in an Afghan cave for years, and performs his dialysis frequently to stay alive? For sure!

Americunt LOSERS

What a bunch of retarded dumbass Americunt losers, they squandered $15 trillion on lost wars for Jew scum in the region and bankrupted themselves while China became a superpower with rising global influence and Russia wisely consolidated its resurgence and alliances. Now the Jew scum want to militarize the Black Sea, but they are sadly mistaken as President Putin said, no one would give a shit if Russia sank a limeycunts destroyer or a Dutch rust bucket. The limey gits need to be careful not to push Russia too hard or the tiny island of parasites will turn into volcanic ash. The dumbass Americunts have lower life span now than most African countries, thanks to the endless Jew fanned wars and lack of health care system. US IS A FAILED THUG STATE OF BORN DUMBASS LOSERS.


Air base? That facility looks like a run-down, abandoned ghetto neighborhood in the Bronx. Money well spent you morons.

Americunt LOSERS

It just resembles the Americunt shithole ghettos with falling buildings from Miami to Los Angeles. US is worse than a third world shithole.


Nah, they wanted the place to remind them of home… a decrepit dump in a shitty neighbourhood :-)


Hah Baghram was a soviet union base, then the Taliban takes it, then the US takes, it, then now no one takes it.




But the Jews’ Z(C)IA’s poppy fields are still safe.

Alberto Bohon

USA army get out of Afghanistan. USA lose the war and Taliban win.


People said US lose or what but they literally achieved everything they want.

The american directed internal bickering to foreign enemy.

They achieved military prestige.

They sold weapon to domestic market by military indusrial complex and make jobs for hundred thousands and enrich the oligarch.

Even so, Remember no money buy lives when afghans claim win because are so pitiful, their country in ruin.

Peter Jennings

I’m sure all those who realised they were deluded and gullible fools enlisted because of Sept 11th will miss it.
Look out South America. US drugs have to come from somewhere.

Lone Ranger

Vietnam 2.0…
Fall of Saigon 2.0…?
Its interesting that both wars lasted 20years.
U.S. spec ops teams were already fighting along the French in 1954-55.
Saigon fell in 1975…


So next obvious question is, just how long will US created Afghan security forces hold this base after the US has abandoned it and them?

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