Heap o' Links Tue Aug 17, 2021

Links and videos political and amusing

h/t publius on A♠
US Marine in iconic Taliban firefight photo says government didn’t learn a thing from Saigon as Kabul crumbles and doesn’t care about the 2,378 Americans killed in Afghanistan or the locals who have been abandoned

'After 20 years and 2,378 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, our Commander in Chief decided on the spur of the moment to completely retreat, with zero accountability of weapons, equipment, and most importantly those who've helped us fight the Taliban.

'That's 2,378 brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives. How the hell do we turn to the surviving family members and tell them their loved one died for nothing?

'To this day we can walk the fields of France, point at the gravestones of the fallen Soldiers who seized Normandy and proudly say that those we lost helped stem the tides of Axis and the world is a better place for it.

'For those we lost in Helmand, Kandahar, Garmsir and other areas, we can say nothing. Anyone who has ever dealt with the Taliban know, Sharia Law is on the way.

'I guarantee, any individual whom has helped us in any way is going to be summarily executed with no trial. Any woman with any sense of individualism will be stoned. How do we know? We've all seen it happen throughout our tours.

Afghan journalist breaks down in tears at Pentagon briefing as she demands to know: 'Where is my president?'

'I'm very upset today because Afghan women didn't that expect overnight that all the Taliban would come. They took off my flag. This is my flag,' Karimi said through tears while taking off her facemask with the flag of Afghanistan emblazoned on it.

NY Post: Taliban leader was freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2014 swap by Obama

Soon after gaining their freedom, some of the notorious Taliban Five pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan and made contacts with active Taliban militants there. But the Obama-Biden administration turned a blind eye to the disturbing intelligence reports, and it wasn’t long before the freed detainees used Qatar as a base to form a regime in exile.

h/t Ace of Spades♠
…largest number of people -- 640 -- ever packed into the hold of a C-17 transport.
Escape from Kabul
h/t Soothsayer on A♠
"cnn stalks and doxxes a Florida doctor on camera, accuses him of killing people with his "misinformation," which includes recommending vitamins C and D."
CNN's Randi Kaye Doxxes Doctor CNN Claims Is Responsible For Spreading COVID-19 'Misinformation
Project Veritas, YouTube, Aug 156, 2021 (4:00)

h/t Bookworm
Fear-brainwashing works
All Americans FINALLY Agree On Something!
Mark Dice, YouTube, Aug 17, 2021 (6:10)
h/t LASue on A♠
One Day at a Time
Gary Talley, YouTube, Apr 3, 2020 (3:32)
This was written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson. This is my 93 year-old Mother, Nita Talley.
Recorded in August, 2019 at Nita Talley's apartment in Memphis. Mama, Belinda Leslie, and me.