US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

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The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said.
 
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Well, it's not like they didn't know. It's been announced on world wide news for days that the base was in the final stages of evacuation.

It's not like you want to advertise the exact moment you leave so they can take pot shots at you on the way out the door.
 

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I bet we left about 150 million dollars worth of gear behind for them to use as well.
 

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The Taliban have showed off containers full of weapons and military hardware seized from the Afghan military as American forces withdraw from the country and the militants march across the country.

The weaponry includes 900 guns, 30 light tactical vehicles and 20 army pickup trucks, according to NBC News' U.K. partner Sky News, which was granted access to the Sultan Khil military base in the Wardak province close to the Afghan capital, Kabul.
 
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Yep. We do that everywhere we go.

But we don't leave any ammo or parts. That way we can sell them to them later.


Ahem....

Walking around wooden boxes full of munitions — some still wrapped in plastic and Styrofoam — Taliban commander Mutman Ehsanulla told Alex Crawford of Sky News that the seizure had won them a slew of new weapons that could be used on the battlefield.
 

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We have fucked over everybody. We leave having fucked up everything. We leave guys that helped us to die. Who the hell would ever trust this country in time of war? We're the most worthless, backstabbing, leave your ass hanging out to dry military on earth. God damn we suck.
 
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Yep. Trump fucked the Kurds when he yanked us out of Syria. Obama fucked the Iraqi's when he yanked us out of there. Biden has fucked the Afghans after he yanked us out of there. We're on a "fuck you we're out of here" world tour.
 
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