Real American Heroes

 

Kudos to ABC News for reporting true news that hurts their party. A group of volunteers, retired and active duty special operators and intelligence field officers, has apparently launched a successful covert mission that rescued 500 Afghans who had helped the American special operations community over the past 20 years. Men and their wives and children were quietly moved through the streets and then entered the Kabul airport perimeter through sewer culverts. These American heroes were not in uniform and apparently were not carrying weapons as they bluffed their way past Taliban checkpoints with their protectees. The mission name: “Pineapple Express.”

As of Thursday morning, the group said it had brought as many as 500 Afghan special operators, assets and enablers and their families into the airport in Kabul overnight, handing them each over to the protective custody of the U.S. military.

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That number added to more than 130 others over the past 10 days who had been smuggled into the airport encircled by Taliban fighters since the capital fell to the extremists on Aug. 16 by Task Force Pineapple, an ad hoc groups of current and former U.S. special operators, aid workers, intelligence officers and others with experience in Afghanistan who banded together to save as many Afghan allies as they could.

“Dozens of high-risk individuals, families with small children, orphans, and pregnant women, were secretly moved through the streets of Kabul throughout the night and up to just seconds before ISIS detonated a bomb into the huddled mass of Afghans seeking safety and freedom,” Army Lt. Col. Scott Mann, a retired Green Beret commander who led the private rescue effort, told ABC News.

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“This Herculean effort couldn’t have been done without the unofficial heroes inside the airfield who defied their orders to not help beyond the airport perimeter, by wading into sewage canals and pulling in these targeted people who were flashing pineapples on their phones,” Mann said.

Shamefully, this all had to be done unofficially. Shamefully, “General” Milley on down refused to unleash our considerable military capabilities, even as the British did the right thing and took risk to extract their citizens and Afghan helpers.

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  1. MarciN Member
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    God bless these guys. I’ve known in my heart that this sort of thing has been happening all week.

    They are heroes.

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  2. Flicker Coolidge
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    This is the first really good news in nearly two weeks.  Good for the “amateurs” who are doing it out of honor and love rather than those political actors who are refraining by saying it can’t be done, and “we don’t have the capability”.

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  3. Rodin Member
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    Classic America: Americans do best when government gets out of the way. 

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  4. Sandy Member
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    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination.  What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck,  also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

     

     

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  5. MarciN Member
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    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

     

     

    Yes, it does need to be known. 

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  6. Columbo Member
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    Buck Fiden.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    When I first heard this story, I was amazed and proud.  It reminds me of that old saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”

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  8. MarciN Member
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    This week has made me think back to every disastrous foreign policy action the Democrats have been responsible for. Like Carter’s Operation Eagle Claw attempt to rescue the hostages in Iran, who wouldn’t have been hostages in the first place were it not for his disastrous foreign policy. 

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  9. Sisyphus Member
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    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

    The wider the dissemination, the narrower the chance for more operations like it succeeding. 

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  10. Sandy Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

    The wider the dissemination, the narrower the chance for more operations like it succeeding.

    Tucker is doing his best. 

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  11. The Reticulator Member
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    Sandy (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

    The wider the dissemination, the narrower the chance for more operations like it succeeding.

    Tucker is doing his best.

    I wonder how Psaki is going to handle hostile questions from the media about this. 

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  12. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

    The wider the dissemination, the narrower the chance for more operations like it succeeding.

    Tucker is doing his best.

    I wonder how Psaki is going to handle hostile questions from the media about this.

    She’ll circle back.

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  13. Jim George Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Buck Fiden.

    I’m stealing this one! What the buck!    :-) 

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  14. Sisyphus Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    This is an astounding story that deserves wide dissemination. What is happening with the attempted evacuation of Christian Afghanis, another black mark against the White House and State Department, according to Glenn Beck, also deserves to be known. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9931647/Glenn-Beck-tells-Tucker-Carlson-State-Department-blocked-attempts-rescue-Afghan-Christians.html

    The wider the dissemination, the narrower the chance for more operations like it succeeding.

    Tucker is doing his best.

    I wonder how Psaki is going to handle hostile questions from the media about this.

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  15. Jim George Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    This is the first really good news in nearly two weeks. Good for the “amateurs” who are doing it out of honor and love rather than those political actors who are refraining by saying it can’t be done, and “we don’t have the capability”.

    This is exactly the way when I first saw the video of Lt. Col. Scheller yesterday! At last, some good news about real Americans instead of these plastic animatronic likenesses “leading” the country today. These little glimmers are all we have to live on for a while; hopefully, our world will start coming back in early 23. 

    Like you, when I saw that execrable Austin and Thoroughly Modern Milley say that the greatest military in the history of the world “did not have the capability” to do ANYthing, I reacted, shall we say, in a rather extreme way. And the next morning, I went out to NAS Pensacola to watch the magnificent Blue Angels practice and came away feeling like a proud American again! 

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  16. dajoho Member
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    Way to go boys!  Just did a word search before I posted similar @cliffordbrown – should have known you’d be ahead of me!  

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  17. TBA Coolidge
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