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Why Was Al Qaeda In Afghanistan?

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Biden’s failure in Afghanistan put back in the spotlight

Last night, the Biden administration began touting that it had killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, right-hand man of the late Osama bin Laden and current head of al-Qaeda. It’s always good when one of the masterminds of 9/11 is brought to justice, but the details surrounding the assassination cause the GOP to get excited.

Details surrounding the United States’ killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri are raising new questions, Rep. Mike Waltz, a former Special Forces officer who served in Afghanistan, told Fox News.

The US killed Zawahiri in a drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Biden announced Monday night. al-Zawahiri took control of al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed.

“Number one, what was the al Qaeda leader doing in Kabul?” asked Waltz. “And from what I’m hearing from a number of people, both in Afghanistan and in the intelligence community, he’s been there for a while. So what did the Taliban promise him?”

Al-Zawahiri wasn’t just in Afghanistan. He apparently lived in an affluent neighborhood in Kabul normally reserved for high-ranking government officials. You’ll find that very few mainstream outlets ask for it. They are more than happy to be cheering Joe Biden’s “win” here.

Remember that when Barack Obama was President, Biden opposed the mission to get Osama bin Laden.

Attorney attacks John Kennedy for voting correctly

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Tyler Bridges is after John Kennedy and supports Kennedy’s longtime Senate opponents in a recent article on the CHIPS bill. The whole point of the piece seems to be to give these opponents a platform.

“The CHIPS act gave Senator Kennedy an opportunity to side with China or the American people on national security, jobs and the rising cost of basic necessities like the family car. Kennedy picked China,” Gary Chambers Jr., a social justice activist from Baton Rouge, said in a statement. “My opponent said NO to this bipartisan investment in domestic chip manufacturing that will lower the cost of goods for hard-working Americans, create thousands of manufacturing jobs here in the US, and bolster America’s position as a leader in technological advances. That’s no surprise. “

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“Senator Kennedy talks a lot but gets nothing done,” said Luke Mixon, a former Navy fighter pilot who now lives in Baton Rouge and flies for Delta Air Lines. “He had an opportunity to lower the cost of families in Louisiana, create good American jobs, reduce our foreign dependency, and strengthen our national security. But once again he has preferred party politics to the good of our state and nation. I would have proudly joined Sen. Cassidy in voting to pass the CHIPS bill.”

Bridges does not address the bill itself, merely accepting the Democrats’ arguments here. What they don’t talk about are two main issues: the issues (which Kennedy addressed in a quote in Bridge’s story) and how they’re not really doing what they’re supposed to.

The $76 billion chips version is wasteful enough as the pandemic-related shortage of computer chips is already easing amid slowing demand and new investment in capacity — including new factories in the US
But politicians always want more, and the $250 billion version will only help the US go up against China if they believe the key to success is greater federal bureaucracy and more political allocation of capital.
The National Science Foundation will receive $81 billion over five years – nearly double its current budget. A background expert on the Senate Commerce Committee says about $20 billion of that will go to a new directorate for technology, innovation and partnerships, while the rest is earmarked for vague promises to “expand basic research” and “the STEM workforce.” to build up” and “to create a broad basis”. Research opportunities.” When politicians speak of “partnerships,” they mean collaboration between big governments and big companies.

“Like a Fire Through Dry Grass”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a briefing in Manhattan

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One of the most upsetting stories of the day is the revelation that Andrew Cuomo allegedly knew exactly what would happen if COVID-19 got into nursing homes. But that didn’t stop him from ordering nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.

On the March 15 conference call, Cuomo reportedly told Kushner, “For nursing homes, this could be like a fire through dry grass.”

Cuomo’s subsequent March 25 order said nursing homes could not turn patients away “solely on the basis of a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19,” in what victims’ families described as a death sentence for vulnerable elderly residents.

Cuomo will never be held responsible for this scandal. He was held accountable for sexual harassment and resigned from his post, but thousands of New York City families were devastated by a policy he pushed then tries to cover up.

headlines of the day

  • Gary Chambers and James Carville? Definitely LET THEM FIGHT (The Hayride)
  • Pelosi lands in Taiwan, defying Chinese warnings of forceful response (Washington Post)
  • US hits Russian oligarchs and corporations with new sanctions (New York Times)
  • “Higher fine” signs will be posted on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge; see schedule for new changes (The Advocate)
  • Airbnb apologizes after Miss. ‘Slave Cabin’ is listed as a Luxury Vacation (MSN).

Tweet of the day

All wrong with journalism in a tweet.

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