Comments posted organically
SelectSmart.com Homepage
Display Order:

Republicans are terrible at investigations and prosecutions.
Government by Curt_Anderson     February 25, 2024 3:12 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: (0 comments) [12 views]


TAFKAP is going to fight this, but here's the reality
Disney by oldedude     December 25, 2023 8:54 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (4 comments) [134 views]


Disney Stock Jumps on “Epic” Quarter
Disney by Indy!     February 24, 2024 10:55 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Ponderer (8 comments) [57 views]


Trump’s new appeal to Black voters: I am a criminal too!
Crime by Curt_Anderson     February 24, 2024 9:08 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Ponderer (9 comments) [99 views]


Clueless Sen. Tuberville 'running in circles' in response to IVF question
Politics by Curt_Anderson     February 23, 2024 12:53 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Indy! (5 comments) [83 views]


Obsequious Sen. Graham (R-SC) booed by South Carolina Republicans
Politics by Curt_Anderson     February 24, 2024 7:03 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Indy! (4 comments) [38 views]


South Carolina primary vote count:
Politics by HatetheSwamp     February 25, 2024 3:52 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: (0 comments) [16 views]


You don't have to be crazy to attend CPAC ...okay, you pretty much do.
Politics by Curt_Anderson     February 24, 2024 10:45 am (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: Indy! (10 comments) [98 views]


Matt Gaetz says his GOP colleagues pushing the now indicted "highly credible confidential" source were a little "over-sauced".
Politics by Curt_Anderson     February 22, 2024 10:53 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: oldedude (9 comments) [129 views]


So we're in the market for a house...
Nonprofit by Ponderer     February 4, 2024 6:09 pm (Rating: 0.0) Last comment by: HatetheSwamp (43 comments) [505 views]


Politics selectors, pages, etc.
Diplomat: 90% reduction in Afghanistan clashes, deaths, etc.
By Curt_Anderson
March 2, 2022 1:27 pm
Category: Politics

(0.0 from 0 votes)
Rules of the Post

SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com SelectSmart.com


Rate this article
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0 Stars
(5=best, 0=poor)

Thank you President Biden!

"[In] some ways, [Afghanistan is in] a more secure situation than it was. And this is a hard reality, I think, for a lot of Americans to grapple with. But there's been an almost - over 90% diminution in security incidents, meaning fights, clashes, deaths of civilians, year on year, from now to last year. That is because the war is over." -- Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West

During the War in Afghanistan, according to the Costs of War Project the war killed 176,000 people in Afghanistan; 46,319 civilians, 69,095 military and police and at least 52,893 opposition fighters. However, the death toll is possibly higher due to unaccounted deaths by "disease, loss of access to food, water, infrastructure, and/or other indirect consequences of the war." According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, the conflict killed 212,191 people.

Since America's withdrawal, after a futile year stay, last August, no US soldiers have died in Afghanistan.


Cited and related links:

  1. npr.org
  2. en.wikipedia.org

Comments Start Below


The views and claims expressed by contributors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of SelectSmart.com. Not every statement made here can be assumed to be a fact.
Comments on "Diplomat: 90% reduction in Afghanistan clashes, deaths, etc. ":

  1. by HatetheSwamp on March 2, 2022 2:20 pm

    Still, some Americans and many of our translators and other allies...those not already tortured and murdered...remain abandoned by the Roaring Bear from Delaware.


  2. by Curt_Anderson on March 2, 2022 2:41 pm
    America announced our planned withdrawal a year and a half before we actually did. The Biden administration issued a half dozen advisories for Afghanis to leave if they were so inclined. Snooze you lose.

    More to the point who promised translators and others they'd get a free plane ride and residency in the US? That was the military mostly under previous administrations.



  3. by HatetheSwamp on March 2, 2022 2:55 pm

    Except the Roaring Bear promised George Stephanopoulos that he wouldn't do that.


  4. by Curt_Anderson on March 2, 2022 3:20 pm
    Biden was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos AS we were leaving. The time for translators and others to depart was anytime a year and a half before that. I wouldn't have waited for an invitation or waited to see if airfares were going on sale.

    Biden didn't make any promises to Stephanopoulos about getting people at that late date other than Biden said that he extended the withdrawal date to get as many people out as possible.

    Biden told Stephanopoulos, "we had already issued several thousand passports to the SIVs, the people, the translators when I came into office before we had negotiated getting out at the end of August."

    Biden did say that he and his intelligence thought the Taliban would face more resistance and some time, maybe until the end of the year to take over. Biden said the idea that "the 300,000 troops we had trained and equipped were going to just collapse, they were going to give up. I don't think anybody anticipated that."


Go To Top

Comment on: "Diplomat: 90% reduction in Afghanistan clashes, deaths, etc. "

* Anonymous comments are subject to approval before they appear. Cookies Consent Policy & Privacy Statement. All Rights Reserved. SelectSmart® is a registered trademark. | Contact SelectSmart.com | Advertise on SelectSmart.com | This site is for sale!

Find old posts & articles

Articles by category:

SelectSmart.com
Report spam & abuse
SelectSmart.com home page