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Trump’s Afghanistan Troop Withdrawl Scrapped

US soldiers will remain in war zone

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President Trump’s plans to completely withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan this year now appear to have been scrapped according to NATO and Pentagon sources.

Speaking to Reuters, an anonymous NATO official said “There will be no full withdrawal by allies by April-end.”

The move was also confirmed by three other NATO officials.

The source suggested that “conditions have not been met” for a full withdrawal, and that the Biden administration will likely not seek to withdraw remaining US troops.

“With the new US administration, there will be tweaks in the policy, the sense of hasty withdrawal which was prevalent will be addressed and we could see a much more calculated exit strategy,” the source noted.

Trump had been determined to bring all US troops home from Afghanistan, and signed a deal last year with the Taliban to draw down troops, leaving no US presence by the end of April this year.

Trump managed to get the Pentagon to reduce troops numbers to 2500 in the war torn region, but now it appears that more troops will not be brought back to the US.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said last week that the Taliban have not met “their commitments to renounce terrorism and to stop the violent attacks against the Afghan National Security Forces,” and because of this, “it’s very hard to see a specific way forward for the negotiated settlement.”

Biden’s administration is ‘reviewing’ the situation, but is likely to reneg on Trump’s deal, according to reports.

Democrats have called Trump’s drawdowns “hasty and reckless”, claiming that troops are needed in Afghanistan for ‘leverage’ in hostage negotiations and to ensure Afghan security forces are well trained in counter terrorism.

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Sky News Interview Cut Short After Mention of Zelensky Posting Soldier With SS Insignia

Well, this is awkward.

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A Sky News interview with Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy was cut short after mention was made of President Zelensky posting an image of a soldier wearing SS insignia.

Zelensky posted his Victory Day statement along with a collection of images of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians.

However, after it was revealed that one of the Ukrainian soldiers was wearing a symbol of the Totenkopf division of the SS, the post was hastily deleted.

During the interview, Polyanskiy made reference to the controversy, but was quickly cut off after bringing it up.

“Do you know what it is? It’s an emblem of a German SS division in the Second World War. So he published on the Victory Day an emblem of a fighter of Right Sector [banned in Russia] with this emblem, saying that this is a symbol of [the] fight against Nazism as he sees it,” Polyanskiy said.

“This was deleted after half an hour but, of course, we have a copy of this… It means that [the] UK now is covering Ukrainian authorities, which display Nazi symbols during the Victory Day,” he added.

The host of the show seemed eager to prevent Polyanskiy from elaborating any further.

“And there you have it, the famous freedom of speech in the West,” Polyanskiy subsequently joked on Telegram.

“Now they think 100 times before inviting Russian diplomats on live broadcast,” he concluded.

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Noam Chomsky: Trump is Only Western Statesman Pushing to End War in Ukraine

Former president only prominent person advocating a “move towards negotiations and diplomacy instead of escalating the war”.

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Leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky asserted during a recent interview that there is only “one western statesman of stature” pushing to end the war in Ukraine – Donald Trump.

The professor of linguistics made the remarks in a recent interview, a clip of which was posted to Twitter by journalist Glenn Greenwald.

“Well there is, fortunately, one statesman in the United States and Europe…who has made a very sensible statement about how you can solve the crisis, namely by facilitating negotiations instead of undermining them and moving towards establishing some kind of accommodation in Europe,” said Chomsky.

The author went on to describe a plan first introduced by George H.W. Bush – Partnership for Peace – which would guarantee that NATO would not expand further eastwards and “move towards a world with no military alliances.”

Chomsky that the only prominent person advocating a “move towards negotiations and diplomacy instead of escalating the war” was “Donald J. Trump.”

This is not the first time a top leftist has cited Trump as someone whose policies would have stopped a war in the first place or brought it to a swift end.

As we highlighted last month, Marie Yovanovitch, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, admitted there would have been no war had Trump remained in power, but that this was a bad thing.

“I think that Trump would have provided Putin with enough of what he wanted that perhaps he wouldn’t have invaded,” said Yovanovitch.

A Washington Post article published last month admitted that prominent individuals within NATO want to extend the conflict for as long as possible

As we reported earlier today, Trump dropped another hint that he is planning to run again in 2024 during a ‘Save America’ rally in Greenwood, Nebraska.

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They Did it Again!

Disinformation? “It’s OK when we do it!”

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The media tried to recycle the ‘Ghost of Kiev’ hoax AGAIN, but it blew up in their faces.

Disinformation?

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