No, don't look away. Meet the thousand-yard stare of 23-year old Marine Sergeant Tyler Vargas Andrews. He was hit in the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on 8/26 and lost an arm and a leg. Twenty-nine surgeries later, his GoFundMe is still $30k dollars short of their goal. Please help if you're able: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-sergeant-tyler-family-fund
You're supposed to forget all about Afghanistan. Forget the 13 Brave soldiers who died. Forget the wounded, especially double amputee Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Well, Americans have dug in their heels. We refuse to forget. We refuse to say, "Shucks. How unfortunate. Well, better luck next time."
And the Marines who served in Afghanistan during those last few months of chaos are speaking out. Brutally, viciously, profanely, honestly, anonymously.
These are their stories in their words.
You thought you knew how bad it was? Oh, Honey, you ain't heard nothin' yet.
On Wednesday, this article was "done" and my mouse hovered over the "Publish" button but I could not click it. I had that gnawing feeling in my gut that something was wrong, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
Two days later, it still feels wrong but I gotta publish something, dang it.
Our story begins with MonkeyWerx. Remember him from my December 2020 article US Military Air Traffic Quadruples and Everyone's Wondering Why? MonkeyWerx follows the air traffic around the world but in his August 17th YouTube video (see below) he was watching the famous footage from the Kabul airport we've all seen a hundred times. And it bothered him too.
We were told this crowd was desperate to come to America. But to MonkeyWerx and I, they looked nothing like desperate wannabe refugees. In fact, it appears they were happily fare-welling a plane they didn't want in their country. Oh...and you don't walk in front of nor behind jet engines, at least, not without getting hurt or burned. (Where's the mirage, the heat wave shimmers from the heat of the engines!?!) That's probably why this meme, which I actually believe is wrong, is making the rounds of social media.
When the crisis in Afghanistan first broke, we experienced it with our emotions but now we're returning to critical thinking and patriots have already caught the MSM recycling images from Syria on the assumption that Americans will never notice.
How else are they lying to us?
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