Counting down the hours until Kabul falls

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Nothing about this on CNN for some strange reason - leave it to the Brits to do the journalism that Americans will not do.  From the London Daily Mail:

Taliban invade the palatial home of top Afghan warlord and US ally General Dostum - amid claims fighters have reached the outskirts of Kabul which will fall in HOURS while Brits and Americans evacuate

    • Insurgents tightened grip on Afghanistan by capturing Mazar-e-Sharif - a heavily defended city in the north
    • Fighters were then filmed raiding the luxurious home of infamous warlord Army Marshal Rashid Dostum
    • In a statement last night, US President Joe Biden blamed Donald Trump and the Afghan army for the carnage
    • He said he 'will not pass this war onto a fifth president' and criticsed the Afghan Army for failing to fight

Taliban fighters have invaded the palatial home of top Afghan warlord and US ally and videoed themselves lounging on his gold furniture and inspecting his golden tea set - as their advance closes on capital Kabul amid a scramble to get Westerners out.

General Rashid Dostum's home is in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif which fell to the Taliban yesterday and now there are claims that the advancing fighters have reached the outskirts of Kabul.

Dostum was a key US ally during the 20 year campaign against the Taliban and famously fought with the Special Forces 'horse soldiers' shortly after 9/11.

Before 9/11 he was an infamous warlord who was known for crushing prisoners alive beneath the wheels of a tank and in recent years he was a senior figure in the Afghan National Army. He is believed to have escaped.

After the fall of Mazar-e-Sharif there are unverified claims of fighting on the outskirts of Kabul, and the Taliban is certainly nearing artillery range of the capital - with some predicting it could fall within hours.

Much much more at the site - quite a long article. Photos and videos of their spoils as well as some videos of Taliban pilots flying our Blackhawk Helicopters. Refugees flooding the borders. The whole place is going to hell and this is all Biden's fault. President Trump had a good schedule ready to roll and then Biden's handlers decided to impliment their own plan. Maybe President Trump's plan would have failed but we will never know.  Biden and his handlers? They own this.

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