Biden To Announce Unconditional Exit Of U.S. From Afghanistan; NATO Also To Withdraw | Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow shares reports that President Joe Biden will announce on Wednesday the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan on September 11th, after almost 20 years there, leaving behind only enough troops to protect the U.S. embassy. Aired on 04/14/2021.
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Biden To Announce Unconditional Exit Of U.S. From Afghanistan; NATO Also To Withdraw | Rachel Maddow

79 Comments on "Biden To Announce Unconditional Exit Of U.S. From Afghanistan; NATO Also To Withdraw | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Superlative CG | April 14, 2021 at 2:08 AM | Reply

    The U.S. war in Afghanistan has been going on for so long that the newest troops weren’t alive when it started.

    • @Jamal Bacon if you trust this current administration, you shouldn’t be talking

    • Alex Hamilton | April 14, 2021 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      Superlative CG
      I don’t remember a lot of comments like this on BSNBC when Trump wanted to bring them home.

    • @Solid Snake get your vaccination and bugger off

    • One former US military commander said in 2018 that there are three reasons why the US is in Afghanistan: 1. The US wants to have troops in the most unaccessible place. 2. The US wants to be able to stabilizise the nuclear stock pile in Pakistan if necessary. 3. Troops in Afghanistan are the only hard power the US has to attack belt & road military.

      So why leaving now (if the US really does leave)? Maybe because of the geopolitical changes on the eurasian land mass. Belt & Road is bringing this region together, from Beijing to Bruessel, from Moscow to Teheran. The US probably figured that they are unable to stop this economic developement as this is what most countries want. Would the US be able to fight Russia, China, Iran, Irak, Syria, Pakistan, etc. all by itself simultanously (as so called US allies might have signaled that they would not join the US in its effort to try to keep world hegenomy)? Probably not.

      There have been a lot of diplomatic movements over the past 2-3 weeks or so (US media didn’t report on it, but it took place).

    • Bill Rodriguez | April 14, 2021 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      Because of democrat racist Obama clerics.

  2. Dont get your hopes up. They will just be teansfered to the newly developing iran – Israel war. Just watch.

  3. David Bowman | April 14, 2021 at 2:21 AM | Reply

    It is no longer a war, only an occupation.

    • John F. Kennedy | April 14, 2021 at 4:20 AM | Reply

      When the USSR left, it only helped costing them everything.

    • S. Susan Marandi | April 14, 2021 at 4:20 AM | Reply

      @Timothy Bryce P.S. You’re right about the rest, though.

    • S. Susan Marandi | April 14, 2021 at 4:24 AM | Reply

      Good point; in fact, it always was only that: imperialist occupation, using all kinds of shameful excuses, such as internal conflict, Sept. 11, peace in the ME, etc. Lots of people senselessly killed on both sides to fill the pockets of corrupt US politicians.

    • Alex Hamilton | April 14, 2021 at 11:46 AM | Reply

      David Bowman
      did you tell the Democrats the same thing when Trump wanted to bring them home?

    • One former US military commander said in 2018 that there are three reasons why the US is in Afghanistan: 1. The US wants to have troops in on of the most unaccessible places. 2. The US wants to be able to stabilizise the nuclear stock pile in Pakistan if necessary. 3. Troops in Afghanistan are the only hard power the US has to attack belt & road militarily.

      That’s why the US is in Afghanistan, he said.

  4. Just don’t send them right back to another one after this.

  5. There are currently active duty members there that weren’t even born yet when the war began…think about that, lol.

  6. Regardless who is in office this is always a good thing to bring our troops home. Hard stop! Thank you for your Service and welcome home.

    • We shouldn’t have been there in the first place, at the very least we should’ve left after we killed the guy who supposedly made 9/11 happen but we didn’t. Why is that? We stayed there to murder millions of innocent people who had nothing to do do with 9/11 and who probably didn’t even know it happened. Who’s really the “terrorist”? Those troops can die there for all i care.

    • @TheAwesomePossum you’re doing a lot of projecting onto other people

    • Fryle The Unknown | April 14, 2021 at 7:30 AM | Reply

      @2112Nightshift I mean they blasted him the first days when he was trying to shut down the border around the pandemic and when he shut down the border when he got into office, but now there is an immigration problem due to biden opening the border. I mean he isn’t villifeid justly at all.

    • Fryle The Unknown | April 14, 2021 at 7:32 AM | Reply

      @Sklatoobie he isn’t making up stuff, if you use Twitter or use the media a lot, there were a lot of people critizing him for that, you can’t use your small social circle as a good comparison for the vast majority.

    • lolfem faillol | April 14, 2021 at 1:32 PM | Reply

      He just invalidated a peace treaty to pull out the troops.

  7. Staci Anne Marie | April 14, 2021 at 2:37 AM | Reply

    My brother served there and is gone after getting malaria there, having to have a surgery in a tent that caused him so much pain and his hummer was hit by an IED that gave him a TBI. God bless all of our US troops that went here, who died there, all those who came home a tragedy and all those who came home alright. 🙏🏻💕✝️ My poor little brother had severe PTSD and seizures when he came back and was shot in his apartment, robbed and never got his honors. Nothing has been the same, since. We lost our dad a year before my brother and our mom a couple years after. I wish people would realize life is so very short and tragic.

  8. I can’t wait to see all the happy dog and happy kid videos.

  9. Every war has to end regardless of who gets hurt. It’s time to call it a day. it’s emotional stress being in fear of retaliation every single second.

    • @jacl Rossrick 100% we should’ve and we now are able to put boots in Ukraine and Taiwan, if the only threat to the world uniting could be defeated in 1 war, im in it.

    • F*СК MЕ - СНЕCK МY РR0FILЕ | April 14, 2021 at 4:38 AM | Reply

      Video games are

    • F*СК MЕ - СНЕCK МY РR0FILЕ | April 14, 2021 at 4:40 AM | Reply


    • Sure, and when will the war against drugs end? Or the war against terrorism? Nominally the Cold War ended after the fall of the Soviet empire and the fall of communism in Russia. But Putin is doing his best to revive it. As long there is nefarious activity anywhere there will be varying groups ‘fighting’ against it.

    • Alex Hamilton | April 14, 2021 at 11:49 AM | Reply

      Jake Baker
      did you tell the Democrats that when Trump wanted to bring them home? The reason I ask is evidently the Democrat voters didn’t care enough
      about the troops then when Trump pushed to bring them home. I figured if all the Democrats had backed Trump then the troops would be home today. Funny

  10. This is great and all but it’s kinda like celebrating a 7 hour marathon time. Should have happened much faster.

  11. Mr.M1Garand 25 | April 14, 2021 at 3:29 AM | Reply

    I’m 22, this war has literally been going on my whole life

  12. DeVonte Gray | April 14, 2021 at 3:33 AM | Reply

    I just got back from Afghanistan in December. I’m just gonna say that although they are closing FOBs out there, I dont think we will be out this year. Even though some troops have been pulled out. The Turkish are getting upgraded living quarters out there. At least while i was there. I just dont see it

    • @THE Kat Haus nothing you wrote makes any sense. In fact, its nonsense. It hurt me to read it and then re-read it to try to make sense of it.

    • @J_Rizzle
      Arabs were the ones who sold blacks as slaves

    • @Ryan Smith these replies are giving me an aneurism.

      1- what does slavery have to do with anything this post is talking about? Why bring up a completely different topic as some sort of desperate defense for god knows what??

      2- The origins of slavery predate historical recording and the written word so whatever point you’re making is moot; in fact its asinine.

      3 – Now brace yourselves for the realization that you’re both extremely ignorant —- Afghanistan is in Asia. Afghans are not Arabs.

    • Billy Cloudy | April 14, 2021 at 1:15 PM | Reply

      @J_Rizzle dude ur awesome… and I agree with you the U.S. has totally screwed up the whole region! The Middle East would of better off if saddam was there… he kept people in check like the Iranians!!

    • @Billy Cloudy well saddam was a dictator killing his own people, so it’s good hes no longer there. That being said, the Iranians supported the US efforts to get rid of him primarily because the US said that they would only be there to help overthrow him and then give the reigns to the Iranian people; you’ll be shocked to learn they did not in fact give the reigns to the Iranian people. They stayed there and exploited the vacuum in that region to get a foothold. We know what that’s lead to, Iran’s economy failing, the Iranian people hating the US/building nuclear weapons, and a 20 year bloody war in Afghanistan that has given the American people nothing but loss of family and friends.

  13. Commander Corn | April 14, 2021 at 4:03 AM | Reply

    Hmmmm, this just puts me on red alert for whatever major scam headline freakout will apparently be front and center before then to sideline the whole thing.. My friends in finance and defi are looking for a big correction/crash of the markets around then.

  14. I’ll believe it when I stop getting tasked to go there.

  15. One of the best help you can give them from the PTSD they coming home with is a true army welcome, to every plane, in every airfield, an army assemble of all veterans of the war to welcome the last brigade….(just to them up with a warm welcome)

  16. Chris P. Bacon | April 14, 2021 at 4:48 AM | Reply

    I’ll believe it when it is actually done. Two administrations before this promised to withdraw with no results.

  17. 9 months from now

    “And in other news a radical rebel group has overthrown the government of Afghanistan, and declaring a new caliphate”

  18. Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.
    Rachel, “heck!. With him you have to consider the possibility that he may have falsely believed he did bring(brought) them home.”😂😂😂.

  19. Thanks, Rachel! 💜

  20. Wesley Chase | April 14, 2021 at 5:20 PM | Reply

    Because of the economic crisis and the rate of unemployment now is the best time to invest and make money 💯

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