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Subject:  Not a bit like Vietnam... Date:  8/16/2021  11:45 AM
Author:  DorothyM Number:  2360792 of 2381073

Violence Erupts at Kabul Airport as Afghans Try to Flee Taliban

Chaotic scenes at Kabul’s international airport turned deadly Monday as thousands of Afghans scrambled in the hope of catching an evacuation flight after the Taliban’s takeover of their country.

U.S. troops shot and killed two armed men at the airport, according to a U.S. official. The armed men approached U.S. troops deployed to provide security and assist Americans and other individuals in a safe departure from Afghanistan, the official said.

The official also said at least three Afghans clinging to the side of an Air Force jet were run over and killed. Video images showed people holding on to a military plane moving along the tarmac and appeared to show two objects fall off when the aircraft was hundreds of feet in the air.

In Vietnam it was the roof of the US Embassy but in today's debacle it's a jet at the Kabul airport and in Vietnam it was a helicopter -- black I think -- but today it's a jet. So there!
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