Chaos. Desperation. Lies. Again


In 1975 I was 25 years old, living in Puerto Rico, away from the constant news. Not much aware of the many of the Vietnam war details. Learning more now – the Saigon images were imprinted in my mind back then!!#SaigonMoment … “It was a human tragedy played out for all to bear witness to as we watched it on the news and on the front pages of newspapers.

Frightened citizens evacuating a dangerous homeland they didn’t want to live in anymore as Uncle Sam leaves in haste. Clawing and pushing their way onto air transport, these people had been our allies, who not so long ago were the very folks we had promised to help. Mothers. Fathers. Children.

Humanity in despair. This was what abandonment looked like. Left stranded by the U.S.” – no lessons learned! History repeats itself AGAIN!!

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It was pure chaos.

Swarming crowds. The frantic scrambling of bodies. Flailing arms and legs intertwined and indistinguishable from one another as they morphed into one large mass of human desperation in their effort to flee to freedom.

Anguished women and men their faces etched in raw fear hopelessly clinging to a whirling helicopter as strongly as they clung to the hope and promise of a better life, their dreams shattered as their country was taken over by thugs.

It was sight for sore eyes. And a sore heart.

It was a human tragedy played out for all to bear witness to as we watched it on the news and on the front pages of newspapers.

Frightened citizens evacuating a dangerous homeland they didn’t want to live in anymore as Uncle Sam leaves in haste. Clawing and pushing their way onto air transport, these people had been our allies, who…

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New and Improved Taliban


I don’t believe them either … and I’m far, far away (I think)! … A Taliban spokesman said, “If the international community is worried about these issues, we will tell them there will be nothing against women in our ruling.” He then added, “Our women are Muslims, they accept Islamic rules. If they continue to live according to Sharia, we will be happy, they will be happy.”

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The Taliban is trying to reassure the world they won’t suppress and subjugate women like they did the last time they ruled the Afghanistan.

A Taliban spokesman said, “If the international community is worried about these issues, we will tell them there will be nothing against women in our ruling.” He then added, “Our women are Muslims, they accept Islamic rules. If they continue to live according to Sharia, we will be happy, they will be happy.”

Ya’ see, that’s the problem. If you accept your suppression, you’ll be happy. Another spokesman said, “”We are guaranteeing all their rights within the limits of Islam.” Yes, Afghan women’s rights will be guaranteed within the way the Taliban views Islam. They even admit their rights will be “limited.” Oops. This is like the Republican Party defining the scope of reproductive rights.

Not only is there concern over how the Taliban defines Islam…

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Wednesday Wisdom …. “🌻 ‘Rise Up Every Time We Fall’ 🌻 …. “!!


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Lies … Lies … More Lies …


It’s been ALL lies … “The Pentagon, the president, Secs Defense and State with the help of the media have been lying to the American people for just about of our 20 year involvement in Afghanistan” …

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The title could be about just anything political for lies and cash are the stock and trade of American politics……in this case I am trying to point out the lies the public were told about the the situation in Afghanistan for the last 20 damn years…..

The Pentagon, the president, Secs Defense and State with the help of the media have been lying to the American people for just about of our 20 year involvement in Afghanistan….

The lies began December 2001 when Bush issued his statement…..

“The Taliban regime is coming to an end,” announced President George W. Bush at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 12, 2001 — almost twenty years ago today. Five months later, Bush vowed: “In the United States of America, the terrorists have chosen a foe unlike they have faced before. . . . We will stay until the…

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10 Reactions To What Has Happened In Afghanistan


WORD!! … in reality some of these responses wouldn’t surprise me if they we really uttered!! … “The finger pointing has already began, with Democrats blaming Trump for agreeing to withdraw the American forces and Republicans blaming Biden for the execution of the withdrawal.”

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Many Americans believe that the American forces should have remained in Afghanistan to prevent terrorists from using Afghanistan as a training base because many Americans are unaware of the existence of other countries in the world that terrorists could also use as a training base.
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The last few day made it clear that the process of withdrawal of American military from Afghanistan has not been a success. (I’m not sure how the operation was called, but I think a fitting name would be a “Operation Premature Evacuation”). The 300,000-weak Afghan military collapsed in a matter of days, allowing Taliban to take over almost the entire country, including the capital. Thousands of desperate Afghans at Kabul airport are trying to catch the next flight – sometimes literally – to escape the Taliban. The finger pointing has already began, with Democrats blaming Trump for agreeing to withdraw…

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