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Sara Carter Afghanistan could be ‘another Saigon moment but much worse’

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Since the Taliban has taken over most of northern Afghanistan, Sara Carter caught up with a friend from the area on the latest episode of the Sara Carter Show. Now that U.S. troops are leaving, the Taliban has replaced them. On the phone her friend told her they’re desperate to get out of the country but risk losing their lives for trying. They will remain anonymous for their safety.

During her time covering Afghanistan as a reporter, she traveled with this friend and their family started to feel like her family. Now, they live in Kabul and the Taliban is nearing the capital city.

“We have not any where to go out from,” the friend said describing how trapped they are in the city. “They will kill us. We don’t have any choice.”

“So you’re saying that there’s no other choice,” Carter said. “The Taliban will kill you if they get to your house.”

“Come down to Kabul there is no chance to be alive because there’s no any way to escape from all around the province or taken by Taliban,” the friend explained. Another impossible option is to pay smugglers $20,000 a head to sneak out of the country.

“My heart’s breaking,” Carter told her friend. “I wish I could get to Afghanistan right now. I feel it would kill me if I go in though.”

“Don’t try to come down to Afghanistan,” they respond.

“This could be like another, you know, Saigon moment or something,” Carter said “But far worse, the Taliban will take no prisoners, they will slaughter them. And I, you know, my hearts broken, I don’t know what I can do.”

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sounded hopeful about the Taliban turning around. “The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community,” Psaki said.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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