USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Fri Aug 27 01:21:50 PDT 2021
For example, in the decade following 9/11, the New York Police
Department made an enormous investment to expand its surveillance
apparatus and upgrade its technical capacities. This included a
partnership with IBM. As early as 2012, IBM was using its access to
vast databases of CCTV footage of New York to test and improve its
proprietary Intelligent Video Analytics software, which it later sold
to other police departments. Among its innovations, IBM refined tools
to search for people captured in video streams according to skin tone,
hair colour, or facial hair.

In addition to Biden leaving the entire US database
of Afghan biometric data and scanners for it behind
which the Taliban have grabbed and are now using
to restrict, persecute, murder the people...

And that it should be noted that IBM was supposedly
in the news as having perhaps provided systems to the US
for biometric database work... just as IBM did for Nazi Germany...

IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and
America's Most Powerful Corporation, is a book by investigative
journalist Edwin Black which details the business dealings of the
American-based multinational corporation International Business
Machines and its German and other European subsidiaries, with the
government of Adolf Hitler during the 1930s through World War II.

"Outrage" After Biden Admin Provides Taliban With "Kill List" Of
Americans, Afghan Allies To Evacuate

Update: during this surreal press conference late on Thursday, Biden
did not deny the report of U.S. handing over names of Americans to
Taliban, saying 'There may have been.'

"There have been occasions where our military has contacted their
military counterparts in the Taliban and said this bus is coming
through...made up of the following group...let it through," the
president said. "Yes, there have been occasions like that."

Biden added that to his knowledge, the "bulk of that group" has been
let through but can't say with "certitude" that there was a list of
names passed to the Taliban. In short, yes, the Biden admin handed
"kill lists" to the Taliban.

* * *

A day that will live in infamy for the reeling Biden administration
just got even worse, after Politico reported that Biden administration
officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American
citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the
militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice
which according to the media outlet which was just purchased by
Germany's Axel Springer, "prompted outrage behind the scenes from
lawmakers and military officials."

“Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” said one
defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to
discuss a sensitive topic. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes
you feel unclean.”

    After the fall of Kabul, in the earliest days of the evacuation,
the joint U.S. military and diplomatic coordination team at the
airport provided the Taliban with a list of people the U.S. aimed to
evacuate. Those names included Afghans who served alongside the U.S.
during the 20-year war and sought special immigrant visas to America.
U.S. citizens, dual nationals and lawful permanent residents were also
listed. - Politico

The bizarre decision which was revealed by three U.S. and
congressional officials, was meant "to expedite the evacuation of tens
of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in
Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control
of the country." It also came as the Biden administration has been
relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport, which in
retrospect was a catastrophic decision.

But the decision to provide specific names to the Taliban, which has
in recent days already brutally murdered numerous Afghans who
collaborated with the U.S. and other coalition forces during the
conflict, has angered lawmakers and military officials.

More from Politico on this unprecedented diplomatic disaster:

    The issue came up during a classified briefing on Capitol Hill
earlier this week, which turned contentious after top Biden
administration officials defended their close coordination with the
Taliban. Biden officials contended that it was the best way to keep
Americans and Afghans safe and prevent a shooting war between Taliban
fighters and the thousands of U.S. troops stationed at the airport.

“They had to do that because of the security situation the White House
created by allowing the Taliban to control everything outside the
airport,” one U.S. official said. In other words, the handing over a
kill list to the Taliban is the direct result of Biden's bungled
evacuation of Kabul, which was overrun by Taliban, and now ISIS, just
hours after US forces started pulling out.

But after thousands of visa applicants arrived at the airport,
overwhelming the capacity of the U.S. to process them, the State
Department changed course — asking the applicants not to come to the
airport and instead requesting they wait until they were cleared for
entry. From then on, the list fed to the Taliban didn’t include those
Afghan names.

In the fluid situation, starting Aug. 25, only U.S. passport and green
card holders were being accepted as eligible for evacuation, the
defense official said. Still, that U.S. officials handed over a list
of Afghan allies and American citizens and residents shows the extent
to which they outsourced security of the airport’s outer perimeter to
the Taliban which as Biden said previously, had being treated as
"allies" of the admin.

Instead of helping expedite the evacuations, the Taliban has gone
door-to-door in search of Afghan interpreters and others who helped
U.S. and Western forces.

In written and verbal communications, Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander
of U.S. Central Command, and Rear Adm. Peter Vasely, head of U.S.
forces on the ground in Afghanistan, who were among those responsible
for this unprecedented fiasco, have referred to the Taliban as “our
Afghan partners,” according to two defense officials.

Needless to say, news of this idiocy sparked fresh call for Biden to
resign or be impeached.

    So now we are giving a terrorist organization the names of US
citizens and other allies? How does this not endanger them greatly?

    We impeach presidents for having a phone call with a president of
another country but not this insanity! You awake yet?
    — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 26, 2021

    Trump had a call with the Ukrainian President -- IMPEACH!

    Joe Biden gave terrorists a list of American citizens to kill --
    — Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 26, 2021

The news came just hours after two Islamic State terrorist attacks
rocked the area just outside the airport, killing at least a dozen
U.S. citizens and wounding dozens more.

After the attacks, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob
Menendez (D-N.J.) appeared to criticize the Biden administration’s
strategy of coordinating with the Taliban, writing in a statement: “As
we wait for more details to come in, one thing is clear: We can’t
trust the Taliban with Americans’ security.”

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