“The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets and suicide bombers detonated their vests at Kabul`s international airport Wednesday, the attack coming fewer than two hours after U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived there.
Mattis had already left the airport aboard helicopters to attend a meeting with Afghanistan`s President Ghani when the attack occurred.
The Afghan Crisis Response Unit responded to the attack and U.S. forces supported them in the air, but a missile malfunctioned and caused several friendly casualties, officials said.
In October 2001 the United States invaded Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to turn over Osama bin Laden and dismantle al Qaeda`s terrorist bases.
In relatively short order the Taliban was removed from power, but most of the al Qaeda`s terrorists escaped to safe haven in Pakistan.
George W. Bush`s fevered vision of turning Afghanistan into a Jeffersonian democracy lies in the dustbin of history. Nevertheless 17 years later American young men and women are still shedding their blood in vain in this godforsaken country.
The Taliban have regained control of most of the territory in Afghanistan, the American puppet, President Ashraf Ghani, controls only Kabul.
America was justified in invading Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to give up the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, but there is no justification whatsoever for an occupation that has lasted almost two decades.
The Taliban was justified in unleashing a barrage of rockets at Kabul`s international airport, they have every right to protect the sovereignty of their nation and to seek to kill the leader of the occupying force.
The Taliban are freedom fighters and Defense Secretary James Mattis is the general of an imperial army.
The Afghan people are sick and tired of foreigners interfering in their perpetual bloodshed, they simply want the Yankees to go home.
We should allow the Afghan people to slaughter each other in peace, and bring our young men and women home.
What the holy hell are we still doing in Afghanistan?
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