Kansas City Reactions After Kabul Bombing Kills 13 US Troops

We delayed talking about this topic until the news reports were more clear.

This evening commentary is moving along at a fast & furious pace and local leaders seem to focus their ire on the current Administration's handling of the crisis.

Real talk . . .


Our only takeaway is that this seems far worse than the fall of Saigon.

We'll start with the local links and move toward the big picture.

More than anything else we're curious about TKC reader analysis now that we've all had time to think about it.

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Kansas, Missouri lawmakers respond to deadly attack at airport near Kabul

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lawmakers didn't waste any time responding to news that two suicide bombers and gunman attacked crowds of people at Kabul's airport Thursday. The attack killed 12 US troops and 60 Afghans. Reports from the airport said that many more were injured in the attack.

Hawley: Biden "must resign" following attack in Afghanistan

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is calling for President Joe Biden to resign from office following Thursday's attack on American soldiers and Afghan allies in Afghanistan. In a statement, Hawley said the United States is "forever indebted to the brave Marines" who died on Thursday.

'We're seeing our lives being repeated': Olathe woman, Afghanistan activist reflects on Kabul's fall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Seeing the humanitarian crisis unfold in Afghanistan can be overwhelming for most people, but for those who are connected to the country, it's pain and chaos. "I come from a family of immigrants, so all the refugees who are coming in to the west, we're seeing our lives being repeated," said Roya Ibrahimi Zaidi, who lives in Olathe.

KC councilwoman gets message from family near site of blast in Afghanistan

An Afghan family trying to get out of the country with the help of some Kansas Citians was near the site of the first blast at the airport in Kabul Thursday.A family of eight in the crowd at the airport was near the gate where the first blast happened.

No words

I am sick to my stomach over the loss of 12 Marines, a Navy Corpsman, the death of families that helped us, and those that are going to be left behind by our country.

AP report: Kabul airport attack kills 60 Afghans, 13 U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops were killed, Afghan and U.S.

13 U.S. service members killed in explosions outside Kabul airport amid evacuations

Kabul airport was hit by an explosion Thursday, throwing evacuation efforts into more turmoil days before President Joe Biden's deadline for all U.S. forces to withdraw from the country. "We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Twitter. "Casualties are unclear at this time.

Biden Pledges To Strike Back After Attack Kills 13 U.S. Service Members In Kabul

subscribe to The NPR Politics Podcast podcast President Biden on Thursday delivered a stark message to those who carried out the deadly attack outside the airport in Kabul that left 13 U.S. service members dead while also pledging that the evacuation of Afghanistan will continue. "Know this," Biden said to the attackers.

Pentagon bracing for more attacks after troops killed at Kabul airport

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - An explosion outside Kabul's airport amid a huge evacuation effort from Afghanistan appeared to be caused by a suicide bomb, U.S. officials said on Thursday, citing an initial report and cautioning that it could change.

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