At kabul airport, military side, more order than before. Evacuations picking up. Seeing more Afghan families being taken through. Planes taking off. Base well guarded.— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 18, 2021
New: Afghan ambassador in Tajikistan says President Ashraf Ghani escaped with $169m worth of cash in bags before Kabul fell to the Taliban, BBC reports.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) August 18, 2021
Utah was settled by refugees fleeing religious persecution. We understand the pain caused by forced migration and appreciate the contributions of refugees in our communities.— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) August 18, 2021
Today we sent a letter to @POTUS expressing our desire in helping those who are fleeing Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/ZuAnjMNEgY
1. The former Afghan President fled with $169 million to Dubai, UAE.— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) August 18, 2021
2. Trump, Pompeo, Kushner and Taliban closed this bribe deal in Doha, Qatar.
3. Biden was locked out of intelligence during the transition.
It’s high time to Benghazi the shit out of Trump, Pompeo and Kushner.
So the former Afghan President left with 169m in cash and landed in UAE, the deal was struck between Trump & Taliban in Dohar, Qatar and Biden was locked out of intelligence during the transition. Got it. Nothing fishy here, any chance Tom Barrack knows anything about all this?— NoelCaslerComedy (@caslernoel) August 18, 2021
Some good news: an Afghan interpreter I have been messaging with has made it past the Taliban and crowds, through the airport’s entry control point. He has his family with him, they are now with the Marines. (Photo from Instagram.) pic.twitter.com/ftXr2ztm6q— Sasha Ingber (@SashaIngber) August 18, 2021
Julian Assange speaking in 2011: "The goal is to use Afghanistan to wash money out of the tax bases of the US and Europe through Afghanistan and back into the hands of a transnational security elite. The goal is an endless war, not a successful war" #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/Hg3qVzABBg— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 18, 2021
BREAKING: Trump’s Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper accuses Trump of having "undermined" America’s 2020 deal with the Taliban by pushing for US troops to exit Afghanistan without the Taliban meeting the conditions of the deal, setting Pres. Biden up for failure from the start.— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) August 17, 2021
Ending any war is difficult, but history’s recording of the U.S. exit from Afghanistan will largely depend on how successful we are in evacuating thousands of translators, cultural advisers & other Afghan support staff — and their families — who worked alongside American troops.— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 18, 2021