History repeating itself - 46 years, 3 months and 16 days ago

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Saigon, South Vietnam. 365,000 Vietnamese civilian fatalities, 58,000+ American military fatalities and 153,000+ American military wounded and for what?  We abandoned that Nation and it was overrun by the communists. Here are the last of the American Embassy staff fleeing on April 29th, 1975:

20210813-saigon.jpgThe same scenario is starting to play out right now in Afghanistan.  From Yahoo News/USA Today:

US Embassy in Kabul directs staff to destroy sensitive documents as many diplomats prepare for evacuation
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has directed its staff to destroy sensitive documents as well as other material that could be used as propaganda, according to CNN and other media outlets.

The missive comes amid a Taliban onslaught that threatened to topple the government. It also comes one day after the Pentagon announced it is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to evacuate some U.S. embassy personnel from Kabul, leaving only "a core diplomatic presence" in the country.

"Let me be very clear about this: The embassy remains open and we plan to continue our diplomatic work in Afghanistan," Ned Price, the State Department's chief spokesman, said Thursday.

The memo to U.S. Embassy staff urged diplomats to destroy computers and other sensitive documents before they leave, as well as items featuring the American flag, embassy logos and other articles that "could be misused in propaganda efforts," according to CNN.

A State Department spokesperson said the notice was part of its "standard operating procedure" for embassy drawdowns.

Biden owns this.

The Democrats own this.

The deep-state owns this.

They are incompetent. They have zero leadership abilities.

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