Top USA military men sat in Afghanistan-fiasco Fry Pan, historic Senate hearing
Women humanitarians working in the Middle East have grave concerns about what “America’s capitulation to the Taliban” means for the planners of havoc and mayhem on behalf of Islamic extremist terrorists.
Republican Senators grilled three top officials in a high profile hearing in Washington DC. Watch the video above if you wish.
“My takeaway from General Milley today is confirmation of what I knew was true. Joe Biden lied his face off repeatedly. The military command was against this bizarre abandonment of allies in Afghanistan and turning the place over to the scurrilous Taliban,” explained Geraldine Frisque, a spokesperson for RINJ Women, a global women’s rights group.
“Nobody in their right mind except a proponent of jihadist-Salafism would give Afghanistan back to al Qaeda and the Taliban—if you can even tell the difference between the two extremist patriarchal cults,” she said loudly.
“What’s worse, US Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden have both been negotiating with these terrorists for the return of Afghanistan to the bloodthirsty Islamic extremists so they can have a Caliphate from which to build a global Islamic State,” she explained.
“I heard General Milley explain that he had asked for a caretaker force to stay in Afghanistan, something Biden had denied. Milley had apparently repeated his request for a sustaining Force in Afghanistan in the order of 2,500 to 3,500 troops to maintain the status quo and prevent Islamic extreme fundamentalism from doing global harm from a nation state platform in Afghanistan,” she added.
CentCom boss General Kenneth McKenzie, who led the withdrawal from Afghanistan, said today at the Senate hearing in response to questions that he also recommended in writing to President Biden that America should be keeping a small force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and not leaving.
White House media flack Ms. Jen Psaki said in response to challenging questions later in the day, “The president values the candid advice of… the joint chiefs and the military. That doesn’t mean he always agrees with it.”
“But Biden has previously denied receiving this advice,” said Ms. Frisque in a follow-up call.
Said General Milley shortly after FPMag‘s interview with Ms. Frisque:“The Taliban was and remains a terrorist organisation and still has not broken ties with al-Qaeda,” he said.
“A reconstituted al-Qaeda or ISIS [Da’esh] with aspirations to attack the US is a very real possibility, and those conditions to include activity in ungoverned spaces could present themselves in the next 12-36 months.”
Top Military dogs sat in the Afghan Fiasco Frying Pan
But it was US President Joe Biden who was fried.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark A. Milley, Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command (CentCom) all sat before a Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday to answer pointed questions from senators.
- Hundreds of Americans and allied nationals are trapped in Afghanistan including thousands of Afghans who actually held U.S.A. visas or by other means were entitled to admission into the United States have in a de facto sense, been abandoned.
- Some 125,000 persons were evacuated by coalition efforts from Afghanistan in August 2021. Since other resources had been abandoned by American forces, the only resource available was the Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Taliban stronghold, Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Despite a seventeen day massive crash evacuation project, not everyone got out and now face grave danger.
- Republican Senators grilled three top officials in a high profile hearing in Washington DC. Watch the video above if you wish.
“Ahead of next week’s Armed Services Committee hearing, I’ve asked @SecDef for the information I believe the committee needs to conduct robust, methodical oversight of the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan.” — Sen. Jim Inhofe, Ranking Member
“We flew 387 U.S. military C-17 and C-130 sorties, and we enabled 391 non-U.S. military sorties. A total of 778 sorties evacuated a total of 124,334 people which included almost 6,000 American citizens, third country nationals, and Afghans designated by the Department of State. And we will continue to evacuate American citizens under the leadership of the Department of State as this mission has now transitioned from a military mission to a diplomatic mission,” reported General Milley as the operation came to an end on1 September 2021.
On Tuesday, the grilling General Milley took included questions related to a book (“Peril”) that cites Milley admitting contact with his counterparts in China to say ‘that all is well’ when Donald Trump went into a series of manic episodes that caused considerable violence, following his losing the 2020 election. Trump was severely trounced at the polls by the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a former vice president and former senator, now President of the United States.
“At no time was I attempting to change or influence the process, usurp authority or insert myself into the chain of command,” General Mark Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday after reports of telephone calls to China’s military leadership in the book “Peril” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
“I am certain that President Donald Trump had no intention to attack China,” noted General Milley.
To one question, Milley responded ,”She [referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ] was concerned and made various personal references characterizing the president [Pelosi thought Trump had completely lost his marbles],” Milley testified. “I explained to her that the president is the sole nuclear launch authority and he doesn’t launch them alone, and that I am not qualified to determine the mental health of the president of the United States.”
“This should be a nonstarter because military leaders the world over talk to each other any time there is need to clear the air about potential misgivings. That could include the tests of missiles, an aircraft or naval vessel off course, mistakes, misunderstandings, or angry speeches by wayward politicians that have no teeth nor intent,” noted Simon Baldock, an Israeli security consultant based in Tel Aviv.