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  • September 6, 2021

Poland’s border migration crisis pays political dividends for the government – POLITICO

WARSAW – The imposition of a state of emergency by the Polish government on the border with Belarus on Monday became a political flash point, with the opposition accused of trying to prevent the media from reporting on how troops and border guards respond to migrants trying to cross the border. border. The government says…

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UN convenes aid conference for Afghanistan – POLITICO

The United Nations will hold an international conference to raise humanitarian funds for the Afghan people on September 13, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday. The Taliban-controlled country “faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe,” Guterres said in a video posted on Twitter. The goal of the ministerial-level conference is “to advocate for more resources so…

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A tale of two withdrawals and a corrupt medium

When Joe Biden ordered a withdrawal from Afghanistan, the media took advantage of the apt comparison with the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. But let’s not give the talking heads too much credit. It was Biden himself, looking back, who gave reporters the first clue that something might be up.…

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Biden warns of more attacks as army begins final withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) – On alert for more terror attacks, the US military has begun its final withdrawal from Afghanistan in the final stages of a frenzied airlift of Americans, Afghans and others desperate to escape the Taliban regime before the evacuation is complete. President Joe Biden said Saturday that commanders told him an attack was…

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‘The tragedy of Afghanistan, 5th avenue and Gavin’s begging’ edition – RedState

I don’t have much to offer to help anyone understand why and how the Biden government so magnificently shattered the withdrawal from Afghanistan. And personally I am not optimistic that the August 31 deadline is in any way reasonable if we hope to evacuate all civilians, Afghan allies and military from the region. But I…

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Gloomy and tired, Biden remains determined after the bombings

Images of the aftermath of the attacks, the deadliest day for the US military in a decade, had resonated on the cable news for hours before the president took the lectern. Mutilated Afghans. Afghan families crying. Crippled survivors transported in wheelbarrows. Grim-faced officers preparing to knock on the door of a widow or the parents…

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Who wants Biden to fail?

Oh, for the days when trolls were mythological creatures that lived in Norse caves. Today, they live online, tormenting us with bitter invective rather than clever arguments. That’s what some of President Biden’s advocates are doing now that he’s fighting. With only a weak defense to offer, most go into hiding. The few who do…

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Joseph? Are you there, Joe? Biden is gone – RedState

Before the election, they put Joe Biden in a basement and told him to wait on the corner. Democrats worried that Biden couldn’t handle the rigors of talking for more than a few minutes or answering questions with more difficulty than, “What pudding did you have for breakfast?” They were right. Now, eight months after…

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‘That’s a disaster’! Will Americans evacuated from Kabul each end up owing ‘$ 2,000 or more’ for it? – twitchy.com

Americans and others are being slowly evacuated from Kabul airport, although the Pentagon says some of the flights are only half full because the Taliban are blocking access (although President Biden insisted yesterday that they are “cooperating”). Will Americans who are evacuated on American military planes due to the Biden administration’s disastrous lack of plan…

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Afghanistan’s wrong lesson – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. Florian Bieber holds the Jean Monnet Chair on Europeanisation in Southeastern Europe at the University of Graz, Austria, and is the coordinator of the Balkan Policy Advisory Group in Europe. He tweets at @fbieber. Deport, deport, deport: When the Taliban entered Kabul, the Austrian Federal Minister of the…

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