In the social media era the news cycle runs extremely fast but it's curious that most news about Afghanistan has already disappeared from mainstream outlets.
Moreover . . .
Despite the threat of Americans held hostage by the Taliban, MSM seems quick to forget the aftermath of this FAILED crusade.
Accordingly, and because we like to think about the big picture beyond Kansas City for the late night . . . Here's a www.TonysKansasCity.com news link collection on the topic of continued tough times in this horrible part of the world . . .;
Republicans are planning to offer amendments related to Afghanistan as Democratic-led committees work to mark up the components of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill to expand social safety net programs over the next few weeks.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) claimed in a Fox News Sunday interview that six planes have been sitting at the Mazar-i-Sharif international airport "for the last couple of days," information that appears to come from a State Department email to members of Congress. McCaul suggested the flights are being held hostage until the U.S.
Today, Aug. 31, 2021, is another day that will live in infamy - but not because of foreign aggression against America. The recent incompetence and callousness of our government toward both the Afghan and American people make it also a day of national shame.
Terrorists are never woke . . .
The Taliban murdered a pregnant policewoman in front of her family on Saturday night, according to her son. Her death, in the central Afghanistan province of Ghor, adds to mounting concerns about the repression of women under the Taliban's rule.
Jet set . . .
Multiple planes meant to ferry hundreds of people who say they are fearful of life under the Taliban's rule, including American citizens and green card holders, spent another day parked on an airstrip in northern Afghanistan Monday.
Meet the new boss . . .
BEIJING - In public, China has crowed over the U.S.'s embarrassing exit from Afghanistan, with officials saying the chaos highlighted America's diminished standing on the world stage. A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman cited the tragic death of Zaki Anwari, a teenage soccer star who fell to his death as he tried to cling to the landing gear of a departing American C-17.
Context . . .
Working from the same playbook used in Vietnam, the U.S. assumed it could export democracy to Afghanistan. The Taliban, like the Viet Cong, knew all they had to do was wait. The American war in Afghanistan came to a long-overdue end on the evening of Aug. 30, when the last U.S.
Accordingly, all of this inspires a quick playlist tribute to the end of American labor, fighting and sacrifice that was ultimately wasted . . .
A guttural anti-war classic tune . . .
Old school hippie chick with Civil War reflection . . .
An eternal anti-war classic from an American icon . . .
An underrated song that's worth a listen . . .
More than anyone else, the Irish perfected anti-war lyrics and sentiment over their troubled years . . . Here's 90s classic . . .
And so . . . The suffering, danger and global threat of Afghanistan remains even worse than 20 years ago . . . And horrific reality persists even after the MSM gaze has turned away.
Meanwhile, refugees are on their way to Kansas City with $2275 in hand following the complete destruction of their country.
Developing . . .