News Updates From CLG
26 August 2021
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Afghanistan Explosions: Most US Troops Killed in Over a Decade –At least 11 US Marines and one Navy corpsman died in Thursday’s attack | 26 Aug 2021 | Thursday’s suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport that killed at least 12 service members was the deadliest attack the U.S. military has suffered in over a decade. At least 11 Marines and one Navy corpsman died in Thursday’s attack, which also wounded at least a dozen other service members, according to U.S. officials. ISIS-K [I-CIA-SIS-K, backed by the CIA and deep state] is believed to be behind the attack. Thursday’s suicide bomb attack outside the Kabul airport were followed by a firefight with Islamic State gunmen at the gate, where the night before there had been 5,000 Afghans and potentially some Americans seeking access to the airport to flee.
12 US service members killed in two ISIS suicide bomb attacks on Kabul airport – CENTCOM chief | 26 Aug 2021 | A dozen US military personnel were killed when two Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS but still I-CIA-SIS) suicide bombers mounted attacks on Kabul airport on Thursday, head of the US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie has confirmed. A further 15 US troops were injured. A gunfight erupted after the blasts, McKenzie said, adding that the incidents would not deter the US from continuing its evacuation mission. That operation is set to end with the August 31 deadline for full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Explosions Rock Kabul, Causing Multiple Casualties | 26 Aug 2021 | At least two explosions took place near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, complicating efforts to evacuate Americans, Afghans, and others trying to leave the country before the United States pulls out its troops. A bomb went off at the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport, U.S. Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said. At least one other explosion erupted at or near the Baron Hotel, which is a short distance from Abbey Gate. The bombs resulted in “a number of U.S. and civilian casualties,” Kirby said on Twitter.
Taliban Condemn Attack at Kabul Airport | 26 Aug 2021 | The Taliban terrorist group on Thursday condemned the bombings at the U.S.-held airport in Kabul. “The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing of civilians at Kabul airport, which took place in an area where U.S. forces are responsible for security,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. “The Islamic Emirate is paying close attention to the security and protection of its people, and evil circles will be strictly stopped,” he added. At least two bombings killed and wounded a number of people outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport earlier Thursday, including Americans. U.S. troops, assisted by soldiers from various allies, have been in control of the airport for about two weeks, facilitating evacuations after the Taliban routed the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
Biden warns Kabul airport attackers: ‘We will hunt you down’ | 26 Aug 2021 | Joe Biden, his voice breaking with emotion, vowed on Thursday the United States would hunt down the attackers of twin explosions at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan and said he has asked the Pentagon to develop plans to strike back at them. Biden spoke hours after the two blasts killed a dozen American troops and wounded more, the worst day of casualties for U.S. forces there in a decade. “We will not forgive, we will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” he said in remarks at the White House. Biden said U.S. evacuations would continue. He gave no indication of a change in next Tuesday’s U.S. pullout target.
Video appears to show Taliban taking joyride in US Black Hawk helicopter | 26 Aug 2021 | A video has emerged that appears to show Taliban fighters taking a Black Hawk helicopter on a joyride at an Afghan airport — the latest example of how the insurgents are flaunting their newly acquired military gear and rubbing it in America’s face. The former Afghan air force UH-60 Black Hawk is seen taxiing at an airport in Afghanistan, according to the Independent. However, it does not appear to leave the ground in the footage. Russian television network RT and tech and motoring outlet The Drive identified the airfield as Kandahar Airport in southeastern Afghanistan. Joseph Dempsey, a research associate for defense and military analysis at London think-tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies, also tweeted the clip and identified the airfield as Kandahar Airport.
BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died due to blood clot complications caused by AstraZeneca covid vaccine three weeks after she had first jab, coroner rules –Lisa Shaw, 44, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle three weeks after first dose, heard coroner –Otherwise healthy BBC host complained of headaches, scans later found haemorrhage on brain, inquest told | 26 Aug 2021 | BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died due to complications from the AstraZeneca vaccine, a coroner concluded today in what is believed to be the first time a Covid jab has officially been ruled the underlying cause of death in the UK. The otherwise healthy 44-year-old, who worked for BBC Radio Newcastle, died in May after developing headaches following her first dose of the British-made vaccine. Coroner Karen Dilks heard Ms Shaw suffered from blood clots in her brain which caused a deadly stroke. She passed away at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle three weeks after the injection.
Anti-mask protesters disrupt Gov. Lamont’s back to school discussion in Cheshire | 25 Aug 2021 | (CT) A round-table back-to-school discussion in Cheshire hosted by Gov. Ned Lamont abruptly ended Wednesday afternoon when it was disrupted by anti-mask and anti-vaccine protesters who loudly and profanely accused the governor and state officials of criminal behavior. The event was cut short when Lamont departed the session, which was held in the auditorium of the Highland School and attended by top educators and health officials, after a few dozen protesters began shouting about Lamont’s policy to continue requiring students and staff to wear masks inside school buildings through Sept. 30 and COVID-19 vaccine requirements for state workers.
Jan 6 Political Prisoners Who Refuse COVID Vax Are Denied Razors, Haircuts, Religion Ahead Court Appearances: ‘They’re Trying Make Them Look Like Terrorists’ | 26 Aug 2021 | When the January 6 detainees stand before a judge in federal court to adjudicate conspiracy charges and allegations of domestic terrorism after languishing in a Washington, D.C. jail for months, at first glance they may be mistaken for cavemen or radical terrorists. Inmates who refuse to get an experimental COVID19 vaccination are prohibited from using razors, getting haircuts, endure even longer periods of solitary confinement and are barred from visitation privileges, their families explained in an exclusive interview with The Gateway Pundit.. Approximately 50 of the 600 plus Jan. 6 political prisoners are detained in the DC Central Detention Facility. The jail, located just blocks away from the White House, the Supreme Court and Capitol Hill, has reportedly become Guantanamo Bay for American Citizens.
Harvard’s new chaplain is an atheist – and ‘Good Without God’ | 26 Aug 2021 | Harvard University’s organization of chaplains is getting a new president to coordinate the campus’s Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and assorted other religious communities. Only the new president, 44-year-old Greg Epstein, does not identify with any of those traditional religions himself. He is an atheist. Despite his disbelief in any higher power, Harvard chaplains felt Epstein — author of the book Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe — was a good choice for the position due to young people’s increasing lack of religiosity.
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