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>> jesse: greg has to do that before he does exclamation point. >> greg: i would do the opposite. self-esteem is not good. >> richard: kidnapping of late night. talk about how smart you are. >> greg: i don't have to, the audience speaks. >> jesse: that's it for us. we will see you back here on mond . pete: we begin this saturday morning with a fox news alert. a group of afghan refugees evacuated by the u.s. arriving at air base in germany. rachel: the group first of many as thousands the country taliban take over. will: law cass. >> good morning. evacuation flights were paused for six or seven hours yesterday because there was no more room left in qatar. headed to a new destination as you mentioned germany.
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president biden says this evacuation is going very well weempleght have no indication that they haven't been able to get into kabul in the airport. we made an agreement with the taliban this far. they allowed them to go through. it's in their interest for them to go through. so we know of no circumstance where american citizens are carrying american pass poured are trying to get through to the airport. >> but late yesterday the pentagon announced it was forced to rescue mission and grab 1 of 9 americans 200 yards away from the front gazette the airport because of the chaos. measures were unable to get in. think chook helicopters launched from the airport and landed just over the walls to a nearby hotel to snatch those americans. there were -- these are the same 169 americans president biden mentioned in his speech yesterday at the white house. with qatar now closing stores to afghan refugees because they say there is no more room u.s. is announcing evacuation flights to germany. other nations have agreed to
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serve as transit hub to vet afghans. some are expected to land later today at dulles airport. despite assurances from president biden that americans and vulnerable of a gaps are able to make it through armed taliban checkpoints with no problems to reach the airport here at the pentagon. john kirby acknowledged some people are having a hard time getting in. >> certain whether i mindful of these reports and deeply troubling. indicated to the taliban that's absolutely unacceptable. that we want free passage through their checkpoints for documented americans. by and large that's happening. >> this as powerful images pouring in from the defense department showing our u.s. marines and soldiers america's sons and daughters holding a line at the airport keeping that perimeter safe and making sure transport planes can launch as well as comforting afghans fleeing their country. clutching afghan babies in some cases their parents, giving their kids over to the americans for a chance at a better life. this as president biden goes to
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delaware for the weekend and vice president harris heads and 50's asia. guys? pete: lucas, thank you for that report. real quick question here. what do you make of that discrepancy? you have joe biden saying you can get through the gates. you have other officials saying otherwise. and then you had the evidence of the fact that we had to rescue 169 american citizens. these are not siv applicants, american citizens less than a mile from the kabul airport yet we were told from the podium by joe biden that americans can get through if they want clearly that's not the case. >> pete, you are an army officer and taken many rides on ch 47 chinooks. they were essentially armed -- well armed flying school buses. as you know they are vulnerable. when those are hovering and they are on the ground, they are very vulnerable to rpgs to attack and it says a lot that they had to launch and land just 200 yards. you think it was safe, you could have the soldiers go out there and grab them and walk in or take vehicles.
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or just wave from the front gate hey, come in here. instead you have to launch three helicopters, three chinooks carry a lot of people and break them back over the walls. these are the americans that president biden mentioned yesterday. rachel: lucas, you have been covering washington for a long time how unusual is it to see other administration officials cabinet members contradicting the president just hours from his statement. >> well, as we have been reporting at the pentagon the top brass did not want to do this. they wanted to stand behind force of at least 2500. how many police officers are in new york 35,000. 2500. keep 2500 troops at bagram air base in afghanistan. fighter jets, drones. just the officials say you have to mow the lawn. you have to kill mosquitoes, insects. you keep that force there to make sure this kind of onslaught doesn't happen. there is a lot of people
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extremely angry at the pentagon, rachel. will: lucas tomlinson with us from the pentagon. thank you, lucas. >> you bet. will: three of us our attention is all on the same place. lucas was convicted to both of yours. it is so rare and odd and you have to imagine so chaotic, so many different players at the highest level of our government to be contradicting each other. to say listen to the president of the united states contradict not just what they're saying, we see jake sullivan equivocate. correct, or somehow play what joe biden just said into reality but contradicting reality itself. this is a wild situation with president joe biden saying things that either were patently false yesterday or that he doesn't understand. pete: that's right on the level of being able to get in the gates. not just antidotal the mountain of evidence of people contacted and working to try to get american citizens and afghan allies through those gates and can't do it. you can't get in. so there are some that are getting in. and that's great.
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you also have the contradiction with other nations. that have been able to do it. that have been willing to send their troops out and be more aggressive to get their citizens. rachel: why is that happening, pete? it's embarrassing, right? you see the british and the french doing this. why wouldn't -- i mean, even just for political reasons, forget the compassion at that time president should have for the person people trapped behind taliban lines. why wouldn't joe biden do anything he could to get americans out if only to save his own political you know what? it. >> a great question. he is not donald trump. you mess with one american citizen pushing perimeter out right now. 24 hours or bomb the living daylights out of you. that's the kind of statement you need make and make publicly. i think we heard it from joe biden yesterday. there is a lot of unintended consequences that would come from allowing americans outside the wire. so if you put men and women outside the wire, yes, that's their job. to be vulnerable. but their job is to help even more vulnerable people.
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american citizens who can't come in. and guess what they're trained. and if you give them rules of engagement and allow them to kill bad people stopping our people from coming in. they will get the job done. just like you had rob o'neill on prime last night great point. great interview. unleash us, we are wolves. we are hounds. we will do this. they haven't done that yet at all. rachel: is he afraid of the casualty. pete: casualty and complication. rachel: if americans die behind enemy lines. will: keep this conversation going while you look at live pictures. more evacuees from afghanistan. they are landing in romania, i believe. 14 evacuees in fact while you look at these pictures, rachel, you are exactly right. what you are laying out for us, pete. he is making a political calculation that if. abby: measure is injured or dies this explodes on him. right now it's a tinderbox. it if an american dies it's no longer it tenable. he is making observation military member they are there for this purpose.
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pete: correct. will: if it happens to an american behind enemy lines. joe biden is going to see even bigger explosion. pete: great point. i don't see how we get out of this with that. some have made the point is this saigon or tehran in 1979? how many hostages will they take and how many will they keep because they will have the ability to do so especially after august 31st if they want. to say and at this point, no decisive action has been take which is the worst action can you take no action. will: bring in michigan congressman peter meijer spent a year in afghanistan as conflict analyst as well. thanks for being with us this morning. get your initial reaction to all the news this morning. >> i think pete said it very best. the president is putting himself in an untenable political situation. i watched his speech yesterday and i was getting flashbacks to george w. bush saying mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier.
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he is already starting to take a victory lap. is he already trying to get the american public to accept the fact that we're going to be out of there in seven days, eight days no matter how many americans and afghan allies we end up leaving behind. i don't understand this political calculus the veterans community mobilized to help out their friends, the diplomatic community, the congressional community. we are mobilized to get americans out. and president biden wants to pull up tent stakes and it's unfathomable. rachel: congressman, some people have speculated the reason we have this timetable of getting out right now instead of more of a slow exit was that the biden administration or joe biden himself wanted this september 11th like this moment, this september 11th coming up and we are out of afghanistan and some sort of-do you believe that? is there any explanation that you have of why this happened on this particular timetable and without leaving, as pete mentioned, some sort of force
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behind? >> i think at this point, it's the taliban that are telling us when we are supposed to get out. and president biden is trying to browbeat them. meanwhile, the taliban are actually beating our citizens and actually beating, you know, those who risk their lives to serve us in afghanistan. this is not -- this is completely a timetable that we can change. we can take that force back as you have guys were mentioning earlier. we are a super power. we went and got bin laden in his sleep in abottabad. and yet it's somehow mission impossible to potentially send our forces a couple of blocks away from the airport. i mean, it's insane the position we are in. and how dependent we are on, frankly, the taliban's goodwill rather than actually standing up and doing what's right for american citizens and our royal afghan allies. pete: seems the plan is to beg the taliban and hope our enemy does right by american citizens which is as amazing to hear that
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hutterred from the lips of an american president there has been cop that addiction as we mentioned earlier. joe biden 1ed american citizens are getting in just fine thanks to our buddies the taliban. you were on a call with the defense secretary lloyd austin who immediately almost immediately contradicted that here is how politico reported the call and we want to get your take, sir. he said that lloyd austin said this we are also aware that some people, including americans, have been harassed. and even beaten by the taliban. this is unacceptable and we made it clear to the designated taliban leader. what do you make of this discrepancy and do you have a sense that the secretary of defense fully understands what's going on? >> right now, i don't get the sense that that many people fully understand what's going on. i mean, i watched president biden's speech at least in the call it was clear that more information was known by the secretary of defense, the secretary of state, the chairman of the joint chiefs. in the president's speech, he was talking about our allies being grateful and understanding
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that america was back and that we -- they were supportive of this move. i had not even had an hour since i got off the phone with one of our loyal -- with one of our longstanding allies ambassador from longstanding ally who was furious, who felt betrayed. just how out-of-touch president biden is, extraordinary. i honestly can't explain it either the situation is moving too fast for him to keep up with or he is trying to put the rosiest possible spin on a situation that still can get very worse. i understand he wants to focus on domestic agenda 3.5 trillion, all of the things he wants to do domestically. he want to be rid of afghanistan. by leaving early, by trying to get rid of this, you are only guaranteeing this problem will grow increasingly worse, american citizens' lives are and will continue to be put at risk. and our loyal afghan allies
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betrayed. will: congressman, can i ask you a question? this is driven out of my own personal curiosity. i know you have been at the frontlines of this issue. you brought it up afghan allies and the refugee situation. i know you advocated very thoroughly to get some of these people out behind enemy lines essentially. the numbers are staggering to me. will: every time i hear these numbers, i don't know. sometimes 30,000, 50, 60,000 people. i know we owe people out of a duty of honor to help them, but i know there is also a balancing act with protecting american interest and security here. can you help me understand how big is the population of people we are trying to resettle out of afghanistan and is that a concern? should that be a concern for the american people? >> yeah. so, right now that number -- because, remember, we have been at war there for 20 years. i mean, the amount of individuals who were interpreters on the battlefield or helped in interrogations or advising us, you know, working in the villages. it's around 15,000 to 18,000 and
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then some of those have a spouse, you know, they might have one or two kids. i'm trying to help a friend of mine who has -- he has four young children, you know, under the age of 5. the thing to remember is these individuals by and large, speak fluent english, have been working with u.s. forces for years. some for decades. are known to us. have passed, you know, counterintelligence screenings, you know, i think people saw the images of individuals running to get ton that c-17 and thought this was just random folks being flown directly to the u.s. if there was any question on someone's status, those planes get screened in qatar. people are getting sent back who don't meet any of the qualifications. the only folks coming directly to the u.s. are american citizens, green card holders, or individuals with a valid visa. so, i think we need to make sure that anybody whose life is at risk because of the service they gave to the u.s., and, remember, we made promises to those who
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signed up to be interpreters and others. we said if this day comes, we will get you. we will help you out. so i think it's critical for our national security that we protect those individuals and we keep those promises. or the next country we are in, however many years down the road, people are going to look at us and say why the hell should i help you? you turned your backs on these folks. we saw the videos of them getting assassinated and you want me to help you. rachel: that's an excellent point we have to think about the consequences into the future. i want to play this clip for you. because you talked a little bit about reality. the president's reality and, you know, and his advisers know and what he doesn't seem to know. here is our own jennifer griffin pressing on whether al-qaeda is gone or not in afghanistan. take a look. >> what interest do we have in afghanistan at this point with al-qaeda gone? >> we know that al-qaeda is a presence as well as isis in afghanistan. and we talked about that for
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quite some time. >> the president just said that there is no al-qaeda presence in afghanistan. that does not seem to be correct. >> what we don't think is -- what we believe is that there isn't a presence that is significant enough to merit a threat to our homeland as there was back on 9/11 20 years ago. pete: oh boy. rachel: what do you make of john kirby trying to cover for that huge blunder. >> i don't understand why the administration just doesn't own up and say, listen, we didn't plan for this. or maybe we did but we never executed that plan. but here are the things we are going to do from here on out. and that includes the over the horizon ability to continue to monitor what's going on with al-qaeda. the reality is that the 5,000 people that were released from the prison, some of those were taliban. some of those were islamist state of your zan the isis it in afghanistan. some al-qaeda members.
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we are in a situation where things are incredibly vulnerable on the ground and washington denial are not going to change that reality. so, i struggle to make something of this because it just seems so disconnected with what i'm hearing from people inside the airport, people outside the airport. folks who actually understand the situation. and are just getting fed, you know, very carefully crafted talking point. pete: if and when it gets worse, congressman, the explanation gets that much more disconnected from reality. being honest up front and saying the timeline ache seeing seller rated we knew the taliban were taking ground. we didn't thing think it would collapse completely. they haven't done that and back is against the wall and what's the explanation from here. it thank you for your service in iraq and afghanistan, sir. you know what you are talking about representative peter meijer, appreciate all your time this morning. rachel: thank you, congressman. >> thank you. pete: turning now to a few additional headlines. a 9-year-old boy is hospitalized after being shot in chicago two
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men got out of an suv, started shooting on a city street. the boy was caught in the crossfire after leaving a store. he was hit in the arm and a man was shot in the leg. the boy is in stable condition. surveillance video shows people running in terror. the shooting motive is unclear at this time. police are still looking for suspects. 268 kids have been shot in chicago this year. up 9% from this time last year. and governor phil murphy signs a bill banning new jersey jails from working with ice. wonderful. the law stops them from signing or renewing contracts with ice to detain federal immigration suspects until their deportation hearing. it comes as the supreme court pauses reinstatements of former president trump's remain in mexico policy. the doj appealed last minute to the high court after a federal judge ordered the biden administration to revive the program by today. justice samuel alito issued the
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delay until tuesday so justices could consider the case. and andrew cuomo's lawyer holds a press conference demanding new york's attorney general fix her report on shower. allegations against the outgoing governor. >> it is incumbent upon the chief legal officer of our state to make corrections and supplement the record. that is a fair report and that's a report that the public and the assembly can rely upon. >> the lawyer attacked the claims of five cuomo accusers saying she hasn't been given access to any evidence. she made the remarks on the same day mores were seen at the governor's mansion in albany. monday is cuomo's last day in office. those are your headlines. there you go. rachel: all right. well, still ahead tropical storm henri is bearing toward the east coast. rick reichmuth is tracking the
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potential repeat pete is it henri or henry? rachel: it's french. accusing the military of laying down to the taliban. >> american troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. rachel: our next guest says that's not true and that he is ready to fight. he joins us after the break. [shouting] ♪
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united states say the problem is the afghan national army, the afghan defense was not interested, did not have the will to fight. does that comport with your knowledge and your experience? >> no. no. i believe the soldiers could have been motivated. they had the morale; however, unfortunately, with the announcement of the full withdraw. it completely damaged the morale and motivation that they had. they have been fighting against the enemies for almost a decade now since 2013-2014, it was the andsf that did the actual fighting. they were able to to prevent the catastrophe that we have seen this week. before the withdraw, it wasn't that the american forces were on the battlefield and the frontlines fighting the taliban or other terrorist groups.
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it was the adsf that was doing it however the announcement of the full withdrawal and the implementation of the full withdraw completely damaged and hurt the morale and motivation that the adsf has. pete: ali but it's been 20 years and a trillion-dollar and hundreds of thousands of weapons and tens of thousands of vehicles and hundreds of helicopters and sophisticated machinery. the american military was behind the afghan national army for 20 years. i was there. i saw it myself. but there was -- in my mind, in the mind of many, a big fear that the minute the americans were gone, all of that was a house of cards. and that's exactly what we saw. that's exactly what americans watched on their television screen. the taliban takeover in kabul in lightning speed. afghans dropping their weapons on the ground and saying i can't, i won't fight. what evidence are you providing now that there is any indication that there is a force prepared to take on the taliban?
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>> well, we have to go and find the evidence in history. in the 1990s, the united fronts the former so-called northern alliance, without much foreign assistance was able to resist international terrorism in afghanistan. from 1994 up to 2001. and they were able to hold huge parts of the country resist these groups with all the funding that was being received from the gulf countries, from pakistan and elsewhere. our forces have morale and motivation. they have the ability to resist even if they don't receive assistance it which we have the example from the 1990s.
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pete: remains to be seen. we appreciate your efforts. rachel: thank you, ali. >> thank you. pete: high school teacher ousted after caught on camera going on a political rant and insulting parents in a chemistry class. we will talk to the parents and students who recorded the shocking video next. >> i don't care what you all think. most of y'all parents are dumber than you. i'm going to say that out loud. [laughter] ♪ you have the best pizza in town and the worst wait times. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates
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♪ will: we're back with fox weather. preps underway across the east coast as are get ready for tropical storm henri expected to become a hurricane before hitting parts of the northeast tomorrow it will be the first hurricane to make landfall in new england in 30 years. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is tracking it all. he joins us live with the latest
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fox weather forecast. rick? will: not common for hurricanes to make landfall across part of the northeast. it's been a long time. most people who live there preble never experienced anything like this. all right, here's where the storm is now. kind of off the coast of the carolinas. then lingering here the east of bermuda, willinged around. now made northerly turn toward new england. i will tell you if you have beach plans anywhere along the eastern seaboard today, tomorrow, monday be very careful. rip current up and down the eastern seaboard. dangerous oceans. we are talking about tropical storm warnings anywhere you see this yellow includes new york city. includes most of rhode island and then where you see this red that's hurricane warnings we're going to be seeing hurricane conditions likely across places like long island and then much of connecticut coast line. these are the tropical models we look at two camps of this. couple camps still potentially bring it offshore. i don't think that's going to be the case. most of what we are looking at is really been settled here
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across making this curve back towards the coast line somewhere along long island and that would be some time say in towards the overnight. early tomorrow morning hours. so today is the day to make all your preps. just quickly she you the hurricane track here. the official track out of the national hurricane center making this left-hand turn into long island. it's going to be a lot of storm surge across long island sound into the bay and much of long island, be making all of your plans today. rachel, we will send it outside to you. rachel: thank you, rick. all right. well, a utah high school teacher is caught on camera lashing out at her chemistry class with controversial comments. take a listen. >> i don't care what y'all think trump sucks. [laughter] [inaudible] go tattle on me to the frickin' admin they don't give a crap. most of y'all's parents are dumber than you. i'm going to say that out loud.
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rachel: but the school district responded saying she is no longer an employee at the district. her behavior is inappropriate and will not be tolerated. joining us now are the parents of the students who recorded that teacher judy and zane storm. welcome to the show. how proud are you that your son, zane, zane jr. i will say because you have the same name as dad, zane, how proud of you that he actually recorded that in the classroom? >> i am proud. >> yeah. we are proud of him. we just -- how do you know what's going on at school? no parents ever really know. when he brought that home, it was just really good to see a video. because he can come home and say something happened. rachel: right. >> you don't see the full effects of it until you watch it. rachel: yeah. i agree. seeing it -- you could hear about it and you wonder if it's exaggerated and see it and it's unbelievable. dad, what was your reaction when you saw the video? >> well, you hope that you are
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not shocked but you kind of are. mostly appalled though that she would have the gull to say the things that she did to threaten the students in the manner which she threatened them. and then to use their classmate as weapons against them. that was pretty shocking. >> she seemed so confident that the administration wasn't going to do -- she even said it but even the way she said it showed that she just had no fear. are you surprised that the administration has, you know, fired her or what do you think about that? >> well, actually, really happy with how -- with how this has gone down. like, they worked really quickly. i have been in contact with one of the board members. she said they usually have like a 24-hour period before they even take any kind of action and after they watched the video they were so appalled they knew they had to take action the very same day. and so we're just really impressed how it's gone down. the only disturbing part is, we have had so many people contact us that have said that they have
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had her in the past or my child has had her in the past. she was the exact same way. we have had a friend who had her 8 years ago said she was the same way in the classroom. and we know that people have like turned her in, they have complained about her. why has not something been done. is that why she felt she was untouchable that nothing could be done to her? that's the disturbing part. >> i think a lot of kids see things they know are inappropriate in the classroom and they're afraid they might suffer from their grades or get some sort of social backlash from it for turning in the teacher or recording this. now that you are seeing this on video. we have had a year of zoom by the way and parents kind of seeing what's going on in the classroom and being appalled at what's being taught in general and also some of these kinds of comments. do you think we should have cameras permanently in the classroom so parents are able to check in and see what's going on so the pressure is not on the kids to secretly record things
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that are inappropriate? do you think we have a right as parents to see what's going on in the classroom especially in light of this. >> i think that's a tricky question. i think so many things can be misconstrued as or taken out of context. you see something on camera can it be taken out of context. and see something on camera and be so blatantly in your face. so, that's a good question. there are so many pros and cons. i don't want to relate it to like police having cameras and you see things but it's not always being transferred the way it is. and sometimes it is what you see. rachel: yeah. it's a trick question. >> i have a little different take on it i think that we live in a time where we have been doing zoom for a year. if kids are sick. why shouldn't they be able to tap into what is going on in the classroom at any given time? rachel: i'm a parent. those are my kid. they get them for 8 hours. they are still my kid. i want to see what's going on.
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that's how i feel. i appreciate you coming on. frankly, i was most dispritted at her grammar. it's hard to believe she is a teacher. i appreciate you guys coming on and sharing your story. i think a lot of peoples eyes are open. congratulations on your son's courtroom. >> thank you. rachel: american veterans serve with afghan interpreters now plead for help to get them out of harm's way. the push to bring them home as interpreters feel left behind. >> i wish i didn't work with the united states. i work half of my life with the u.s. and now they left me behind. ual, so you only pay for what you need. hot dog or... chicken? only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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heart wrenching comments from an afghan interpreter now in hiding from the taliban as thousands of our afghan allies still await evacuation along side massive crowds at the kabul airport. our next guest, like countless other veterans, is frantically trying to get the interpreter he worked with out of afghanistan. marine corps veteran charlie reader joins us now. charlie, thanks suspect for being here. really appreciate it you served there in the marines. went back as a contractor. you met your interpreter. he has now been approved for a visa. can he get into the airport? we are being told it's open. is he able to get there? what's the situation? >> so right now, no. the airport is not open. it's been shut down for the next 24 hours. visa application is almost approved and what we're basically waiting on now is for the state department to issue him a passport to get through. even then, to make it to the airport is a pretty bad situation. once you are there getting up to the gate is even worse.
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our first 27 hours that we worked on this we were able to get him to the gate i had a contact that was going to walk him and his family through. however the ana started a massive gun fight with the shut down the airport for the next 24 hours. and during that time his entire suffered massive injuries from the taliban and the ana. in and around the airport. we decided to pull back and put him some place safe until we can get the actual order we can get him through. pete: i'm hearing from other interpreters i know there as well say there is no process. maybe they are shouting names out there. is conflicting information about what gates to go to. some are controlled by the taliban. others by the americans. they are calling out names of afghans if they carry their paperwork they are a target. when you hear the white house talk about that this is something we are making progress
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on, and our allies are out there what do you say to that? >> so, we are making little progress. i wouldn't say that but in terms of what we need to get this mission accomplished and accomplished in the time frame that the administration wants it to be done in, we're nowhere near that and once you on the ground you are absolutely correct. our very first day we were told the same thing that many of the other people were told. to go to a certain gate at this time. your name is on the state department list. we will get you through. they show up, you know, we were supposed to be at a marine gate but the british came out and said hey, we are only processing british visas at this gate need to go a different one. walking down to the opposite send of the errant to find out it's run by, you know, hgf forces on the ground. and trying to get them. it's -- yeah, that's [inaudible] pete: in the mean time the taliban goes around beating
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people as well and intimidating them means you don't want to make the next trip or try again? >> correct. yes, that's exactly what happened to our interpreter. he was there with his family with the gunfire -- when the gun fight started at the gate. they saw multiple people around them killed. and you know, during this time while they are trying to fight through these taliban checkpoints, our interpreter was beaten many times just getting through the gate. >> i feel bad cutting you off but there are some things i want to ask you. when you hear that other interpreter say i wish i never worked with the u.s. do you think that's a sentiment some of these afghans have? >> absolutely. 100 percent agree with that for the past 20 years. we have been promising them we will take care of them. we will push the taliban out and there will be a free afghan country. and not only are we not delivering on that promise we have absolutely abandoned them. we have abandoned them. their afghan government has abandoned them. and i don't blame that person at
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all for we getting working with us. pete: thankfully folks like you are still working to fulfill that promise. pete: thanks, brother. threatens a school board medical license for opposing mask mandate. one state lawmaker standing up trn joins us next. thank you! water tastes like, well...water. so we fixed it. mio. it's the biggest sale of the year, on the new sleep number 360 smart bed. it's the most comfortable, so we fixed it. dually-adjustable, foot-warming, temperature-balancing, proven quality night sleep we've ever made. save 50% on the new sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. plus, free premium delivery. ends monday.
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♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." we have a couple of headlines for you here. vice president harris will campaign for governor gavin newsom in california ahead of the september 14th recall election. newsom released a statement saying in part i'm excited to join my friend and our vice president. the stakes of this election couldn't be higher. the v.p. will campaign in the bay area next friday after she returns from a trip to asia. meanwhile, an "l.a. times" column labels republican recall candidate larry elder as, quote the black face of white supremacy. elder clapped back on hannity. >> they are scared to death. they know that if california can elect a conservative governor like myself and they can and they will on september the 14th, that any state can. rachel: conservative radio host is leading in the polls among potential candidates in the
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recall election. and, the university of virginia disenrolls 238 students for not following its vaccine mandate. the school says only 49 of those students were actually enrolled in classes. uva is requiring all students to be fully vaccinated. the university says more than 96% of it student body is vaccinated with 1.3% getting religious are medical exemption. will? will: thank you, rachel. one illinois state senator is taking a stand against school mask mandates. republican chafin rose filed an ethics complaint with governor pritzker after the state threatened a school board member's medical license for opposing masks. that state senator jason rose joins us now. thank you for being with us. a school board member who is a doctor, takes the stand against these mask mandates and the governor steps in and says, you know what? we're going to come after your medical license? am i understanding this correctly?
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>> thank you, will. so dr. jeremy hen rick's in the school district official investigation professional regulation medical division not for his conduct as a doctor and his medical clinic but demanding to know what his official position as a school board member will be on governor pritzker's mask mandate. completely inappropriate. chilling speech. thoroughly frankly unamerican. the right to your thoughts as an individual for an elected official to call them as they see them. to have it threatened, coerced, demand, you know, threatening his medical license to know what his position will be is just wrong. it is just absolutely wrong. it's actually also, i believe, criminal. i have filed the appropriate investigations or appropriate complaints with the investigatory authorities in the state of illinois. it's just wrong. will: it's wrong on so many levels. it's abuse of power abuse of or sketching to your point of
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varying potential medical advice, but also, by the way, on this thoroughly. most medical research suggests that masks are not that effective in some limited circumstances. so if a doctor came to that rational study based backed up conclusion, the governor says i don't care. i don't care. in the end, it's only one official line that's allowed. >> after we have raised all holy cane. they acknowledged it was wholly inappropriate in terms of tone and content of the investigation. but he still has to go to the medical disciplinary review board to have this dismissed. it's just flat out wrong. and i want to point out what underscore what you just said. just last week the "wall street journal" had a professor from johns hopkins and the chief of pediatric medicine at tufts university medical center who both said the same thing. so, dr. hendrix isn't a lone ranger. will: that's my point.
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>> we have seen the chill effect. other school board members have come forward and afraid. will: this abuse of power. senator chafin rose thanks for coming on. >> thanks for having me. will: more "fox & friends" coming up. ♪ [band plays] ♪ a place where everyone lives life well-protected. ♪♪ and even when things go a bit wrong, we've got your back. here, things work the way you wish they would. and better protection costs a whole lot less. you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today.
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bring 169 americans back into the airport from a hotel just 200 yards away. those americans were unable to get in because the chaos that you see here. three u.s. army chinook c-37 helicopters were forced to launch over the walls to grab those americans. with qatar full and not opening its doors anymore to afghan refugees now flying from kabul to air force base in germany following a six to seven hour pause in flights yesterday. first afghan refugees arrived in germany last night. heart breaking video showing of a began children being handed over the wall to soldiers and paratroopers helping care for those kids as well as caring for the perimeter. a challenging task for america's sons and daughters. officials say this is what the u.s. military does. president biden will be spending a weekend in delaware. his vice president is complying to asia. president biden also said he has not received any criticism from allies. recently the british parliament held him in contempt. will, rachel, pete? pete: we will get to that in a moment. rachel thank you for that great
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overview. appreciate it what greater evidence could you need that the gates are not open even to american citizens if you have to send three flying school buses chinooks less than a mile from the airport to a hotel to bring 169 americans in? it's not open. it's boldfaced wrong and i think the cover of the "new york post" this morning sums up pretty well the speech that joe biden gave yesterday dumb kirk. okay and he walked up to the podium, president fumbles and lies about disastrous evacuation. americans may have wanted to get out of afghanistan. a lot of us did, a lot of us do. it's manner in which he spoke yesterday forget the fumbling and terrible reading of the teleprompter. that's one thing. it's what he said versus what's reality that you can prove in a moment's notice and we will do that here right now. in fact, in three different ways. the first, was this idea that the gates are open.
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so this is what joe biden said about americans' ability to get into the airport. citizens into the airport. yesterday. watch. >> we have no indication that they haven't been able to get in kabul through the airport. we have made an agreement with the taliban thus far. they have allowed them go through. it's in their interest for them to go through. pete: okay. got it. if you happened to hear from an abc news correspondent his name is ian panel. this is abc. this is folks that are inclined to want to be friendly to joe biden. here is the reality of what was said -- it was said on "world news tonight" last night. here's what is really happening. >> the president said he has no intelligence that americans have been unable to get there the question, obviously, does that square with reporting on the ground? >> i mean, just totally not. i mean, the reaction was pretty much one of -- i mean it was breathtaking it just seems the reality and the rhetoric are miles apart. i'm not quite sure what advice
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the president is receiving. but the truth on the ground is that these people who are in fear of their lives can't get through. pete: when abc news is telling you that. rachel: wow, it's really odd to see the president's advisers and cabinet members contradicting him. it's even more shocking to hear abc and cbs and cnn contradicting the president. here is the president saying that, you know, al-qaeda is no longer in afghanistan. take a look. >> what interest do we have in afghanistan at this point with al-qaeda gone? we went to afghanistan for the expressed purpose of getting rid of al-qaeda in afghanistan as well as -- as well as getting usama bin laden. and we did. rachel: so now let's go to john kirby at the pentagon. he's the spokesperson there who says, no, that's not true. al-qaeda is there. >> we know that al-qaeda is a
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presence as well as isis in afghanistan. and we have talked about that for quite some time. we do not believe it is exorbitantly high but we don't have an exact figure for you. as i think you might understand. >> but the president just said that there is no al-qaeda presence in afghanistan. that does not seem to be correct. >> what -- what we don't think is -- what we believe is that there isn't a presence that is significant enough to, to merit a threat to our homeland as there was back on 9/11 20 years ago. rachel: a lot of fumbling there. will: and not just from president biden. and here is yet another example of either incompetence or lying and it can be described in no other way but president biden saying no one is questioning our credibility on the world stage. >> i have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world. as a matter of fact, the exact opposite i have got. the exact opposite thing is we
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are acting with dispatch. we are acting, committing to what we said we would do. will: here's the reality first the headline from "the washington post. afghanistan's collapse leaves allies questioning u.s. resolve on other fronts, nbc even biden allies question execution of afghanistan withdrawal. here is the "new york times" you can see on your screen as well. biden rattles u.k. with afghanistan policy. front page of the daily telegraph parliament holds the president in contempt yet, biden sees the opposite. he sees support. appreciation from the world stage. >> what is it? is it that he is -- is this his mental state is just such that he can't comprehend what's happening? is he not getting information? is he living in alternative reality? that's what has people really ralted here in the united states. they have always known afghanistan is a mess. but i think what they're worried about is that it's finally coming home to roost this idea that we have a president in office who is just not all
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mentally there. are. will: he wasn't vetted. did i talk about this last time. i do believe this to be the case. no one voted for joe biden. nobody really said i love joe biden. rachel: that's true. people voted for or against president donald trump. and the point of that is that nobody vetted joe biden. therefore, he wasn't put through the process during the campaign period of seeing if he is mentally and physically capable enough to the job. and so when we watch what's happening right now, it's not to be mean. it is not to be partisan to say something is not right here. is he either and you really only have one of two options not up to the job or is he lying to the american public. pete: and he has the worst instincts on foreign policy of any president we have had in a very long time. rachel: always had. >> roberts gates said four decades wrong side of every issue. what other evidence would you need when it comes to the handling of the evacuation of afghanistan he would do well at that also? and he is clinging to the idea that i made a promise that we would get out of afghanistan. is he clinging to that being the
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righteous part of what he is doing. we can agree that it's time to leave afghanistan. that's one thing. put it over here. but how you do so says a lot about who you are and how you lead. and that's what our nato allies are so from us straited about. guess what? they know it's not a real alliance. they know this was an american led effort from the beginning. sure there were brits and aussies and germans and folks from france that were there and they did good work. ultimately this was an american effort. they knew they were beholden to what the american president decided to do. they didn't think it could possibly be this foolish this ham handed and now they are deal with the consequences as well. rachel: i think it's so humiliating that americans weren't taken out first. think about president trump. one thing he did right away is he dealt with hostages. saved 50 different hostages from 22 countries. say what you will about donald trump, i believe in this situation he would always put americans first. it's such a stark contrast. pete: do you remember when we were going to leave no man
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behind and get bowe bergdahl back. trade five of the worst one of which is now the commander of the taliban. what happened to leave no man behind now when we have tons of u.s. citizens there. rachel: he was a bowe bergdahl type guy. will: since president biden wasn't vetted he believes he can replace it with bluster. it's not working. benjamin hall plugged none the world reaction to what is going on. if the president says, benjamin, that he has experienced none of this, this idea that the world is somehow disenchanted with this approach to afghanistan, is that true? >> it was one of those jaw dropping moments yesterday when he said that nato allies went into afghanistan together. we left and are leaving together in a coordinated response. and the backlash has been remarkable. the backlash, ever since, you know, this decision was taken and tale started in kabul amazing. looking at the parliament on wednesday m.p. after m.p. stood
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up to berate this decision to say that they felt totally blindsided and that this was not something they would have done. it was the first time such scenes have been seen in the british parliament. not only did they start to berate the decision. i want to read to what you one parliamentarian stood up and said. he said to see that commander-in-chief call into question the courage of men i fought with to claim they ran is shameful. those who have not fought for the colors they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have. and another one of the big points that many people made was that president biden campaigned on this idea of america is back. and people are now laughing at that they are saying this is the worst leadership we have seen in a long time and we feel totally stranded. nato allies are saying the same. the person who will be angela merkel's successful likely to be chancellor of germany we have to take a long hard look what nato means if we are totally beholden to the u.s. making unilateral decisions. when it comes to chasing down
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china are we going to be so reliant on one leader in the u.s.? we don't know who that might be next? this in some people's eyes has totally redrawn the alliance and people are really afraid of what decisions might have to be taken over the next three years. pete: we were told it was donald trump who was dismantling the nato alliance. it turns out decisions from this administration who is supposed to put it back together is calling it into question. and benjamin, we are so glad to have you this morning. you know of what you speak. you have been in afghanistan very recently. in fact, you were reporting for our network in november of 2020. so, less than a year ago. on the ground. in kabul. we're going to play a portion of some of the reporting you did then, which is very relevant to the discussion we are having now. here is benjamin hall in afghanistan, november of 2020. >> the taliban are not only knocking on the door of kabul. they already are inside kabul. districts like this are taken over by the taliban at night. when night falls they come in and put up road blocks and arrest and kill people who work for the government. the people who work and live here know that's exactly what's
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going to happen when the u.s. leaves. just a couple of miles outside of kabul in every direction, the taliban are in control. night after night they launch attacks on police checkpoints and they take over districts like this. they are knocking on the door of kabul and many people feel it is only a matter of time until they move in. pete: wow it feels like the kind of preview that just -- that explains exactly what happened when so many people were caught off guard. you certainly weren't? >> yeah. and then to hear the president say that well, the intelligence didn't really suggest this but perhaps there was more time. they were not likely to have fallen was remarkable for me when i heard that when we were there last november. that's all we heard is that the taliban are already inside kabul. they come in at night with kill lists. they know who has worked for the americans. and they go and hunt them down. you better believe that every one of those tens of so you sands of of a begans who worked for the americans, they are sheltering and cowering in place
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right now. they know they are on a list. the tall ban already have it and they're looking for them. as soon as you leave kabul, they are totally and were totally surrounded last november. how this intelligence got so wrong or how it wasn't passed onto the president or how he misread it or how he thinks he didn't tell the truth about this is staggering. and when we were there as well, we were speaking to the u.n. who said we know al-qaeda are in this country. we know there are al-qaeda forces embedded with taliban forces in some parts of the country. they work and learn together with each other. and then today when you hear that the haqqani network have taken over kabul. the haqqani network are al-qaeda. they have longstanding relationships with bin laden. so, again, we know al-qaeda have been working with the taliban for a long time. we know the taliban were poised to take over that city and were just waiting to do so. we know that people back then were begging for some kind of residual force to stay. and they simply didn't. rachel: interesting. pete: the next question is
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benjamin, simple one, why. you addressed it a little bit. why would -- if there is so much at stake, so many citizens there. the legacy of a 20-year war at stake, why would you ignore the reality? because i was there in 2011-2012. the taliban controlled the countryside a couple miles from where our base was. and we knew it. there were checkpoints. if that hadn't changed and only gotten worse? why ignore that intel? who does it benefit? >> look, home, that's a political decision. tough assume this was a political decision. as you have been saying all day there are so many other decisions that president biden reversed it president trump, this is one he decided not to do. i will make another point, which i found very interesting. when you spoke to a lot of people in the afghan countryside, villagers who lived in this part of the country who were still under attack every day where the afghan national army fighting the taliban, many of them did say to me you know what? we would welcome the taliban coming in if it meant peace. after 20 years, you know, whatever it comes with, we accept. and of course that worked for
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men and pashtuns it doesn't work for women o. azarys. there was that feeling outside the city. and in that sense it is a tale of two country. city like kabul know nothing else but the freedoms given to them by the u.s. vast areas of the country fed up with war and wanted some kind of a change. that's what's very hard to balance right here. but, it's fascinating and bizarre political decision to have made. we have all been saying it's not necessarily the decision to pull out that is so wrong. it was how it was done. blind siding your allies and not even keeping bag gram air base to use as evacuation center all those simple things are now things that we know president biden was being advised to do and wasn't doing. i will lee all the politics to one side for you guys. but, it's baffling to us watching it here from the u.k. rachel: we have war fatigue, they do too. that's very interesting and good point. thank you for joining us this morning. pete: interesting. taliban had shadow government
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infrastructure and it biden knows this as well they never left. they went underground. the police system all of that was ready to go. it's only now come out into light as they have been emboldened. rachel: hard to feel sorry for globalists leaders disappointed in joe biden. thieves are the people who wanted him in power. they all knew what -- they have all watched his bad foreign policy decisions for decades now. they all knew that he was mentally feeble. so it's kind of hard for me to feel sorry for them. they may not have liked donald trump. my gosh, i mean. pete: in many cases they sent feeble amounts of troops to afghanistan to be a part of the coalition and watched our boys from kansas and kentucky fight the war when their political caveats prevented them from doing anything meaningful. rachel: many of those boys are now being called white supremacists in our military. another issue we have to talk about later. will: as we continue to talk
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about joe biden it doesn't stop about joe biden. it bleeds over into other people's careers and reputations as well. starting with the vice president and on in to top leadership. pete: how has someone not been fired for this already. rachel: i think susan rice and valerie jarrett and barack obama should be grilled. there is clearly something going on behind the scenes here. pete: none of it is good. still ahead, one of america's most wanted terrorists as benjamin hall wanted welcomed in kabul amid the taliban takeover. joey jones will join us live on that. the taliban get to keep tweeting as the social media platform refuses to take them down. the big tech backlash coming up. ♪ it's an important time to save. with priceline, you can get up to 60% off amazing hotels.
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react. >> good morning, guys. it's very confusing when you consider the former president is being banned on terror and taliban can use it and weaponize the social media platform as a tool of their propaganda. it's not only concerning, confusing, hypocritical but it is dangerous to what's happening right now we asked the platform how they are using it. features allowing them to recruit new members. there is auto recommendation feature for example if you follow one spokesman, it seemingly suggests other spokes men. [laughter] rachel: that's so crazy. >> it is so incredible. one particular spokesman i have been tracking this week he has gained an additional 60,000 followers since dues alone. will: come on. i asked twitter hey are you going to turn this feature off? they didn't respond. not only are they allowing them to continue they didn't deny that the auto recommendation feature is there and they also
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wouldn't recommend. will: on the other hand one of my tweets got turned off for questioning the effectiveness of masks. rachel: their priorities are -- i don't think anybody should be banned i don't understand had you they think that donald trump is more dangerous than the taliban? it's insulting to the public. pete: what about the other 150eud of it too of misinformation? here is a tweet from one of the taliban spokes men that you are talking about on twitter from monday. this is what they are saying. no one is allowed to internet homes of former officials demand cars from them and threaten them. they are under serious persecution. is there a single human being on planet earth believes that tweet that it's factual they are not targeting former afghan government members? would the twitter take responsibility whether or not what the taliban is saying is true? >> that's a great question and something we are trying to find out. for now they're allowing this to perpetuate. one of the questions asked twitter is if you are taking down some posts they say while they are allowing the taliban to continue to have a presence,
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they're taking down individual posts or content that violates their standards. things that you know, support in violence or spreading misinformation. i asked how many posts have you taken down just in the last week? and, again, no answer. so it's a great question, pete. we're not entirely sure. it's really dangerous when you think about what they're able to do. i have been talking to experts about why maintain a presence? what's in it for the taliban? when you consider who their audience is. recent studies show that not that many people in afghanistan have that access to broadband. recent data show around 12%. far more do have cell phones. that really underscores the point that their audience is most likely a western audience. they are trying to present themselves as an organized group. and it's coming at a very dangerous time when the u.s. government the state department we're trying to figure out how are we going to engage with them as they are, you know, taking over? will: fascinating point propaganda machine designed to reach americans. i know we mentioned this. we mentioned the president of the united states. former president donald trump is banned from twitter.
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look at these names, donald trump, steve bannon, roger stone, myo. go on and on. michael flynn, sidney powell. you can go on and on all off of twitter. the taliban on. rachel: the taliban not just the interpreter and people who cooperated with the government, they are going -- reports that they're going door to door looking for christians and going through people's phones to see if there are bible apps on their phones and identifying them. it's just what are their standards? again, i think everybody should be a free speech platform but you can't have this list and then be. will: james o'keefe it keeps going. rachel: it was pete hegseth. pete: it was. rachel: you got off the naughty boy list. pete: how soon we forget what isis did so effectively which is use social media to recruit westerners to their cause why would the tall pan not attempt to do the same? >> twitter does stand apart from the other mainstream platforms.
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facebook, instagram, linked. in they have banned the taliban twitter not so much. pete: twitter more pro-taliban. >> generally. rachel: great reporting. if you ever hear back from twitter. all right, ask them about pete. all right. well, come up. an american flag is vandalized at a veteran-owned coffee shop. the owners will join us live. a college is taking critical race theory to task by releasing their 1776 curriculum. an educator at that school joins us next. stay with us. ♪ armers claim forgiveness... [echoing] claim forgiveness-ness, your home premium won't go up just because of this. (woman) wow, that's something. (burke) you get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks. [echoing] get a quote today. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ good boy! [laughs] ♪ hold my pouch.
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reichmuth is tracking it all and he joins us live with the latest fox weather forecast. rick? rick: yeah, it's been 10 years since any kind of hurricane warnings in the area. last one was irene went through upstate new york hitting cross vermont and causing damage. this storm has the capability of bringing a lot of rain far inland because the storm is going to be moving real slowly because of that i think we are talking about inland flooding from this storm as well. hurricane warnings where you see this red. it's the eastern part of long island. suffolk county long island and across coastal areas of connecticut. for sure see storm surge. so many inlets throughout that area that a lot of water is going to be pushed up into. this is our sea surface temperatures. ocean temperatures before 80 trees in order sustain a hurricane. in the short-term the storm has water that's very warm going to movie over the gulf stream and get into some waters that are in the you were 70s that will likely cause a little bit of
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weakening after we see it strengthen today to hurricane strength it will be weakening ally with the as it moves in towards long island that said, if you are in that area and thinking storm here can't really strengthen that much. this water temperature across parts of the north atlantic is 5 to 8 degrees above average typical for this time of year. one of the reasons we have a little bit more concern. >> this is the official track. expecting it tonight into tomorrow to make left hand track in across part of long island before slowly making that right hand turn. probably going to have the storm in the area about 36 hours. talking about some pretty significant flooding. all right. rachel, send it over to you. rachel: rick, thanks so much for keeping us up to date on that. rick: you bet. rachel: critical race theory has become so controversial even universities are beginning to fight back hillsdale cleaning in michigan is releasing a 1776 curriculum for elementary and high school. it's designed to give it teachers the materials and lesson plans to teach a more
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patriotic approach to u.s. history. dr. kathleen o'toole is the assistant provost for the k through 12 education at hillsdale and she joins me now. dr. o'toole, it is so great to have you on the show today. you know, the 1619 project put out by "new york times" journalists is just kind of taking over. i mean, some schools are jumping on board, hook, line and sinker in providing this to their students and making it part of their curriculum. what separates what you're doing and what you're providing teachers and parents versus the 1619 project? >> well, the 1776 curriculum hillsdale 1776 curriculum is a reflection of what's been going on at hillsdale college for 175 years. we have been involved in k through 12 education for 30 years. and we know the best way to teach students to understand our history is to give them the evidence. give them the primary source
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documents, the full picture of american history and then teach them the skills that they need to analyze that history. rachel: so, dr. toole, by the way, we had you on our podcast my husband and i just yesterday. and that podcast landed today. >> yeah. rachel: i learned so much why having you on and one of them is that this is free. parents can download this information. it's there for them. and it's divided by grade, by topic. do you want to give us a little more information about what parents can respect to see and provide for their children and also for the teachers who are doing it when they download this curriculum? >> absolutely. so this is a complete curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. it's divided by grade band. if you are teaching kindergarten through second grade opportunity there is a packet for you. covers american history and american civics. and we focused on two periods in
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american history to begin with. the american founding and the civil war. when you download the curriculum, which you can do for free at k 12. hills day.edu. you will see a packet of information. the entire curriculum is 2400 pages long and if you download a section for the student that you are concerned about whether you are a parent or a teacher, you will see student ready primary sources, sample tests and quizes. key terms. names, timelines. and background information for the teacher to prepare to deliver content rich lesson. rachel: yeah. doctor, some parents themselves didn't get the right history in school. i think such a wonderful opportunity for parents who maybe wish they had been steeped in this kind of information to kind of learn along with their children. we all could benefit from this information. i appreciate you coming on.
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it's so important. your curriculum was created by professors and teachers not, as you say, activists, journalists and bureaucrats. i encourage everybody to check out your program at hillsdale.com. the 1776 curriculum is free. and ready to be downloaded. dr. o'toole, thank you for joining us today. >> thank thanks for having me. rachel: you have got it. coming up, the outraging reason some san francisco police officers could be suspended. and continuing coverage of our top story. the fallout of the afghanistan troop withdrawal and joey jones is up next with that. ♪
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pete: most wanted islamist terrorists cheering by crowds. wanted in the u.s. and u.n. he is accused of fundraising for the taliban. not just accused we know he does it will further proving the it has a hold. here retired woman tech and fox news contributor joey jones. thanks for being here. freight to see you. we want to hit a couple tom picks with you. when you hear that ha qana any is in kabul welcomed by the taliban what does that tell you? >> i don't understand the idea behind it.
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i know the trump administration tried to negotiate an afghanistan where the taliban at least had a voice so they wouldn't continue terrorizing. i don't know if they felt like the taliban would take control. but inside the biden administration certainly knew that was the case and decided leaving afghanistan was worth any fallout and i don't know how we are any safer tomorrow. that's really the biggest question. the biggest question is how do we get our people home and second question are we any safer or less safe tomorrow and i don't think the biden administration has a good answer for either of those. pete: not more safe with ha haqi network in power. we just got this in on "fox & friends." i want to get your reaction. u.s. pandemics in kabul now evacuated now exists at the airport is putting out guidance to u.s. nationals that they should not go to the kabul airport. so we were told by joe biden yesterday, if you are an american citizen the taliban is going to let you through, you are going to be just fine. come to the airport. now the embassy is saying to
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americans, specifically, do not come to the airport. what do we make of that? >> i have never seen a president make a statement and within the same hour have both his state department and department of defense refute everything he just said. and that's what we had yesterday. i'm not exaggerating or being partisan here. >> now are not. that's literally what happened yesterday. i will say we don't know why this -- the ambassador issued this, if they're doing that because they are putting together a plan to go strategically get these people? that's great. but that still refutes everything the president said. so, a lot of us have been calling for the military to use the tools they have and the skills they have to get these people home safe. i think it makes sense to go get these citizens with the military rather than ask them to come to the airport. i mean, some of the reporting you have seen it's incredibly volatile all the way around the airport. if that's the case, that's probably a good thing. what isn't good is that it makes everything president biden said
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yesterday bull crap. pete: yes. you would like to hear something with some clarity from the american president in a moment like this. we also saw that three chinooks picked up 169 americans less than a mile from the airport and brought them back to harmid karzai airport. what an absolute mess. when it comes to that mess, joey, i have got to ask you because you have done amazing work this week commenting on the channel. but it's got to take a toll on you. i know it takes a toll on a dozen vets. when you talk to veterans, this botched leaving of afghanistan and the withdrawal, what kind of toll is it taking on afghan vets? >> you know, pete, i'm exhausted. i'm not exhausted because i have set in this chair for hours a day this week. i'm exhausted because for the first time in 11 years this week really made me relive all the emotions from 2010 when i was blown up and recovered. and it made me second guess and rethink every single part of that i said on the air yesterday. that the day i got blown up.
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11 years ago to this month, i didn't have regrets, and i didn't have fear. i wasn't afraid to die because i knew that my parents would be notified and they would understand and be told swiftly what happened. and i didn't have regrets because i knew my death that day might meant that other people live. and i just can't imagine how the parents of people in afghanistan today feel because they don't have that luxury to know that if something happens to their loved ones, they are going to be notified quickly or their loved ones will be brought home dead or alive quickly. we just don't have that assurance. i think that has really -- that's been very difficult for me and i think it's been difficult for a lot of the vets i have talked to. much less about our sacrifice and where we are today. because we still care about the fight. we still care about the people in the fight. we want our marines over there, our soldiers over there, to have the opportunity to defend themselves and get the job done or bring them home, which is what we have been saying for a couple years now. pete: thank you for your note. what would your advice be. what would you say to them, gold
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star families, others that have been so personally impacted by the war and then see seemingly all of it fade away, vanish before their eyes? what's your advice to them? >> yeah, if you want know if your service mattered and sacrifice mattered. walk out the front door today and go into your town and see if people are afraid. see if people are, you know, wearing helmets and flack jackets and looking for a bomb around the corner. they are not. most of them are absolutely oblivious to the threats in this world and that's thanks to you. even ifson screwed something up in a hurry. you spent 20 years keeping us safe and thank god for you. pete: still doing it i don't know if you can see it joey or not, you have got 82nd airborne. you have got army rangers and marines on the ground right now holding the line at the airport. wanting to do more. i have heard the reports i'm sure you have too. 82nd is chomping to go out and get americans. part of that solution is being proactive. be aggressive.
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>> absolutely. for the military men and women on the ground right now, and i have said this all week, if given the opportunity, they are going to make us very proud. they already have as far as that's concerned. when it as far as going out and extracting these civilians not only can they do it but they are willing to do it. i will leave it to the generals to decide the way to get it done but i think that's probably where we will end up going here. i think they will do a good job at it but if anyone is injured or killed in this, we better take a close look at how we got here. pete: i would rather hear joey jones at this point than the generals, because whatever the generals are doing is not working. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. pete: up next, an american flag torn down at veteran owned coffee shop. the owners will join us live on that. ♪ tums vs. mozzarella stick
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♪ ♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." we are back with some headlines, the man accused of making a bomb threat outside the library of congress is now facing charges. floyd rose bury is threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to use an explosive device. police say rose berry drove a pickup truck on to a sidewalk u.s. capitol earlier this week
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claiming he had a bomb. he was arrested after hours long standoff. no bombs were found inside his truck but he still could face life in prison if convicted. san francisco is moving to suspend first responders who refuse to share their covid vaccination status. the san francisco chronicle reports several members from the city's police fire and sheriff's department face a 10-day unpaid suspension hundreds more can face penalties. the department reportedly making the decision on who to suspend. jeopardy's new host is already out of the job. mike richards stepping down after controversial statements resurfaced. he will stay on as the show's exlive producer. a search for a new host will begin with guest hosts returning. quarterback aaron rogers said he would take the gig if it was offered. >> yeah, i definitely would have. i mean, if they would have
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figured out a way they could work with my schedule, yeah, sure. rachel: actress will remain host of the prime time now facing calls to step down over her own past controversial comments. we all from controversial comments. steve: that's blossom. rachel: i know her as blossom and i had trouble saying her name. will: all right. thanks, rachel. rachel: you got it. will: heartless act against old glory. this american flag was flying high outside of the battle grounds coffee until it was ripped down just days after the shop opened its doors to the public. former navy seal sal defranco is the co-owner of battleground coffee company. he joins us now along with his wife dana defranco. thank you both for being with us. i believe we have one microphone between the two of you. we will direct our questions now to sal.
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work through technical difficulties while acknowledging you both co-owners. sal, you opened couple days later you happened upon. this that's right. yeah. so we opened it would have been early august we got a call on august 6th from our staff when they were opening up the store to let us know that our flag, securely fastened onto the side of a building where the metal pole had been staffed in half and the flag had been disparded and thrown into the sidewalk and street. when we heard that, we notified the police. they came down. they were fantastic. then through that word got out in the community. the community has been incredibly supportive throughout this whole ordeal and it made me really proud to be in newberry port. will: what you are laying out is the message from the more important message to take home. this has been a tough week. many have sacrificed and gave
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their time what happened in afghanistan. had a hard time reconciling what they're seeing on television screen and dealing with the news now. when you see what happened at your shop. what message is it you think someone is trying to send? what's the point in this act of vandalism? >> you know, you always hope that it's just some -- you know, that answer group of kids just being silly, being young, being stupid there is naive thought in the back of your head maybe someone did want to send a message. you kind of hope it was a senseless act. in regards to afghanistan, yeah. it is definitely a tough time for veterans. we are doing everything we can we hold our veteran coffee socials. we partnered with the hope program. veterans hope, honoring our patriots everywhere. it's been fantastic. as a veteran-owned business you are always trying to do right by
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your community. whether that's the community as a whole, the veteran community, the law enforcement community, the first responders, anybody. it really doesn't matter. we are always just trying to be there as a resource for them. i guess to kind of elaborate on that. you know, this happened on august 6th. which happened to be the 10 year anniversary of extortion 1-7 which was the i greatest single day loss of "fox news live" seal team history. that's a devastating day for me and a lot of my teammates and then to kind of wake up to this news was just gut wrenching. will: really quickly here, sal the time we have left. assuming it's not a group of kids being silly, what would you say to that person if you were able to meet them if it was an intentional act? >> i would tell them instead of destroying something, that we all hold so sacred and in such it a symbol of unity within this country. maybe next time -- next time knock on the door and come in and have a conversation with me over a nice cup of coffee and we
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can discuss our differences and i'm sure we can come to a more, less destructive resolution. will: all right. battle ground coffee company, i'm sorry your microphone didn't work. we appreciate you both being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. will: all right. still ahead, our coverage of afghanistan continues as the embassy warns u.s. nationals not to go to the airport in kabul.
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♪ rachel: all right. we start with a fox news alert. a life look at kabul airport as u.s. citizens are being told to stay away. will: u.s. embassy is warning of potential security threat outside the gates of the airport. pete: now we are worried about the security threats outside the gates. lucas tomlinson is outside the pentagon with more on what it means for americans desperate to escape the taliban's takeover. lucas good morning. >> good morning. that's right. the u.s. embassy in kabul issuing a fresh alert warning americans not to go to the
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airport to evacuate. quote: because of potential security threats outside the gates of the kabul airport, we are advising u.s. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from the u.s. government representative to do so. yesterday president biden said the evacuation was going well and americans have had no problems going to the airport to be evacuated. we have no indication that they haven't been able to get through kabul into the airport. we made agreement with the taliban thus far. they have allowed them to go through. it's in their interest for them to go through. so we know of no circumstance where american citizens are carrying american passport are trying to get through to the airport. >> late yesterday the pentagon said it launched a rescue mission to grab 16 americans just 200 yards away from the airport using three massive army c-47 chinook helicopters because the americans could not get into the airport. evacuation flights were paused 6
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to hours from kabul because qatar says full and can't accept any more refuse we dids. flying massive c-17s from to air base in germany. first afghan refugees arrived last night. after the president spooked yesterday the pentagon acknowledged some americans are having a hard time getting to the airport. >> we are certainly mindful of these reports and they are deeply troubling. we have communicated to the taliban that that is absolutely unacceptable. that we want free passage through their checkpoints for documented americans. and by and large, that's happening. this as powerful images are pouring in from the defense department showing you are u.s. marines and soldiers, america's sons and daughters holding a line at the airport keeping perimeter safe to make sure air force transport planes can launch. helping comfort afghans fleeing their country. american troops clutching afghan babies in some cases parents giving their kids over to the americans for a chance at a better life. this as president biden is in delaware for the weekend and his vice president pivots to asia.
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now president biden says he has not been criticized from allies. recently the british parliament censored him and held him in contempt. will lucas tomlinson thank you for that report. we did at the 7:00 hour in the east coast a list of contradictions president joe biden uttered in the last 24 hours. things he said in a press conference yesterday that shortly after were either challenged or proven to be untrue. we had to wait a full 18 hours for this one but the advice for americans to make their way to the airport now the u.s. embassy in kabul is suggesting no, please, do not do that. pete: joe biden says he has no indication and no situations where americans couldn't get there three hours later sent three chinooks to get 69 it americans. couple minutes ago we got this alert from the embassy in kabul which we abandoned by the way. >> this is the temporary beamentsz airport. we adonned a billion dollars information all the information and technology in this over to
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the taliban. at least they can still send emails out. that's night. they emailed all the u.s. citizens don't come to the airport. here is the few actions can you take. be aware of your surroundings at all times. especially in large crowds. ainsley: that's important in kabul. pete: the other one is follow instructions of local authorities. rachel: that would be the taliban. just do what they say. pete: listen to what the taliban is telling you. if we tell you go to the airport only if we contact you, don't contact us. only if we contact you. this is because immediately panicked abandoned the embassy. got rid of bagram foolishly a couple weeks ago. consolidated at the airport with noe absolutely no plan and you get scenes like that on friday outside of a gate. how in the world can you identify and process american citizens or siv applicants in that scenario? you absolutely cannot. rachel: pete, i heard reports that the taliban knows who was working with americans because they were able to get information out of the embassy
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is that correct? pete: i have reports from embassy or military facilities. we have a lot of biometric data whether it's fingerprints or eye scans of both enemy and friendly. rachel: why wasn't that taken -- that seems -- i'm not a military expert that seems pretty basic if you were going to abandon, you were going to do it. i seem to remember the top military brass had procedures in place to stop trump if he went off the rails. wondering if our military, will, has the same thoughts about joe biden right now who, i mean, this just seems like kind of crazy how this all went down. will: the military's role in this in their either complicity or their tension now with joe biden is a story that i think we're going to have to pursue deeply moving forward. i don't know -- i don't know. all i know is that the incompetency, rachel, continues to compound. it's just one on top of another. it's gonna end up paying a massive price. we're going to just be lucky at
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this point if it doesn't manifest in a real tragedy. you pointed out earlier in the show. 1979 in iran, if this doesn't -- if this doesn't end up in a hostage situation or worse, violence against american situation, it's hard to believe it will be anything but shear luck. because this has been chaos. it's been reactionary. it's been incompetent and it is mounting into lies as well. lies revealed in realtime. rachel: like within an hour. pete: we had lost oall of our leverage. if you have had done so leverage with the taliban. he would issue public threats to say if you touch-we know there have been shots fired outside of the gates. this is not a stable situation. what our military is allowed to do will say a lot about how aggressive our approach is right now it's a whole lot of nothing. we are getting some reports here. maybe that will change. maybe new guidance out of the state department is meant to change that and go get americans and we should. if we haven't already. the mixed messaging sends a
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signal to the world if you partner with us and it doesn't quite go the way we want. you might be the first one off the ship. rachel: so interesting you said that we had representative peter meijer a representative out of michigan. also an iraq war veteran. spent a year in afghanistan as a conflict analyst. and he says exactly what you are saying, pete. he is saying that this is hurting the u.s. credibility. >> how out of touch president biden is in s. extraordinary. i honestly can't explain this either the situation is moving too fast for him to keep up with or he is trying to put the rosiest possible spin on a situation that still can get very worse. we made promises to those who signed up to be interpreters and others. we said if this day comes, we will get you. we will help you out. so, i think it's critical for our national security that we protect those individuals and we keep those promises. or the next country we are in, however many years down the road, people are going to look at us and say why the hell should i help you.
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pete: that's true. will to your question lloyd austin is not a competent military leader what it comes down to. talk to people who have served with him. hasn't held a significant combat command. he hasn't had anything illustrious in his background. rachel: was a military contractor. pete: i don't know every part of his military career not known for tactical brilliance. you can fail up and that's the case of lloyd austin. we have a secretary of defense who is out of his depth and ultimately making decisions in realtime and the pentagon is doing the best they can with it and tying the hands of hands of commanders on the ground who can't be aggressive because have you indivisive leader above him and you wonder how it turns into a cluster. will: what i appreciate you pointed out. i'm not clear i said military leadership. our military, our soldiers on the ground, our commanders on the ground are the ones that understand the situation and want to go do their job. it is when it is gets at the highest levels that it becomes a political office. that we then in turn have a problem. we have to acknowledge the problem in order to solve it and
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if we don't see that the last couple of days, last week has been a problem, we're just going to continue to have them. pete: plenty of time studying wokeness and not enough time studying withdrawals. will: white rage. rachel: this is what the military was so good at was promoting by merit. we also know right now that the military has affirmative action and all kinds of other criteria that has, you know, overtaken merit and competence in terms of how people rise through the ranks. that's a problem. pete: it's a huge problem. couple staff sergeants and colonels you could put together a plan right now immediately that makes sense to resolve this issue in a couple of days. it's run by political types with agendas. rachel: with agendas and affirmative action. fearing the taliban's takeover, thousands have attempted to flee kabul. hundreds packing into u.s. cargo jets to escape afghanistan. will: our next guest was lucky enough to board one of those jets along with her husband and has made it safely to the u.s.
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pete: ariana joins us now. thank you so much for being here. god bless you. we are glad you and your husband made it out safe. if you would, share with us your experience what it was like in those final days being in kabul and getting out. >> good morning to you all. thanks for having me. getting out of kabul was an absolute horrifying experience for me. i'm very grateful i'm alive. to be quite honest quite worried and concerned about all those millions of people who are left behind in afghanistan and they have nowhere to go to. my heart just bleeds for them the situation in afghanistan right now is really concerning. people, you know, -- those thousands and thousands of people at the airport trying to get into the planes on top of
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each other, kids were crying and screaming. so many, like thousands of people from provinces they have come to kabul and they don't have to shelter. they don't have food to eat. the situation is really really bad. it's really bad. ainsley: thank you for joining us on the show. i have seen your music videos. i know how popular you are around the world and especially in that area of the world. it i have just a question for you. when i see the images and i'm glad you got out. but some of the images we have seen are these giant cargo aircraft packed with people and most of them are men. and i'm confused because we here always think of women and children first. can you help me understand because it seems to me from everything we know about afghanistan, that it is women, women like yourself who have defied some of these cultural norms, young girls, who are at risk of being, you know, soldier into sex slavery with the
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taliban. christian, minorities, how is this -- why are there so many men and not as many women and children on these rescue aircraft? >> you know what? you are absolutely right. i totally agree with you on this. one of the priorities for america right now is to get out only the american citizens people who have american citizenship and passport. unfortunately those passport citizenship they cannot get to the gate where there was a american military base with a plane a c-17 so they can get them out. all these other people from every part of afghanistan and most of them men as you have said they have rushed into the airport and they are trying to get out of there and obviously, you know. it's understandable as well because they are all -- they all
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fear for their life. they are taking any risk. get out of afghanistan. they are scared of the taliban. taliban don't have a good history in afghanistan. everything they did 20 years ago, they fear that all that will happen all over again, all over again which is really sad, and unfortunate. i mean, it's very unfortunate to see that the world, the entire world left afghanistan in a situation like this they let taliban take over country in a few days. in a matter of few hours i was in kabul when taliban just took over and started walking to the airport when i had a flight on the 15th of august. i was supposed to fly out. and then we heard like shooting and then within a final few minutes the entire airport was empty of the source and security. they run away. they left the airport to the
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people. people rushed into the planes. each and every plane was filled with thousands of people and there was no room, there was no oxygen to briefth breathe. kids were crying and screaming. the women were crying. it's all chaos. it's a chaos. and i don't understand how can that happen? you know, what kind of a game is being played in afghanistan right now? we are all confused about it it's just very unfair for the people of afghanistan. it's unfair for the u.s. army for all those lives that were lost in afghanistan over the years. what about them? like, the world has forgotten why they went to afghanistan initially. what were their plans? they were there to get rid of al-qaeda and get rid of taliban. and then 20 years later after all this money, the millions and trillions of dollars that were spent in afghanistan all the lives that were lost, they would just suddenly lee afghanistan in chaos and they come back. i understand and i appreciate the fact that they trying to get
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the u.s. pete: citizens. >> civilians passports out. what about the millions left behind in afghanistan they have nowhere to go to? it's just horrifying. and it's crazy. i don't understand. i'm really confused. will: you describe the situation at the airport we hear in your words the images of chaos. take me on the way to the airport if you will. and it may be some -- there is timing differences between what's happening now and when you got out. but we hear the reports of how difficult it is to get to the airport. the streets controlled by the taliban. i hear you talk about a horrifying experience. were you confident you could even make your way to the airport? >> oh my god, not at all. you know what? as i mentioned earlier, on the 5th of august, i was supposed to have a flight at 8:00 p.m. in the evening. the commercial flight.
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so, 2:00 in the afternoon we went to the airport a bit earlier. because the airport was in chaos. and unfortunately, as i mentioned. the -- the security and the airport left the airport for the people and the airplanes got filled up with people and there was no space for anybody. and the plane didn't take off because, obviously, the pilot run away as well because they were scared. because there was people inside the planes with guns. they were armed. and so, we had no choice but to try to get out of the airplane on the 15th of august, which was big risk for me. because i have been a direct target of taliban for the past few years because despite the fact that i'm a singer and i have been a judge on the biggest music show in afghanistan. i have also been a very outspoken women's rights activist and i have talked against them and i have posted against them for some years now. if they would catch me alive god
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know what is they would do to me. you know, so, we heard that the taliban are walking towards the airport. i was thinking with my fiance if i stay here inside the airport and if they come inside and they ask for names and for identities, the first person that they would catch would be me and my fiance. so, this was around chock at night. we decided to walk out of the airport. unfortunately there is only one road that you can walk outside the airport or come into the airport. you have to go through that road even though we heard the taliban were walking toward the airport we had no other option. so we started walking and when we were walking out hundreds of more people they are coming in and just running towards the airport and we reached the end of the road and finally we hear
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gunshots like right in front of us like -- away. we have a video we can share with you guys later on if you want us to. gunshots. i'm not sure if this was a security person or if this was a tall lab. i'm really confused. unwith of them run towards us with a huge gun in his hand where are you going? 'in pashtun language. i was lucky to get out. in afghanistan right now, the hijab that women wear i was wearing that you could only see my eyes with glass. i was trying to hide myself as much as i can and my fiance also the same thing. where are you going? we just want to get out of here. okay. get out. he with was shouting and rushing us. my fiance asked him do you
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belong to the security team? first he didn't understand it's okay. look, the taliban is coming with us as well. i look around and i see a group of entire tall within a one of them being the leader. he has white clothes and has his hands behind him and he is like -- he looked at me. i remember like i'm shivering right now when i talk about this. he looked at me we met eye to eye and quickly i looked away because i was scared of him recognizing me somehow. and then there was like gunfire. we walked through the gunshots. thousands of people there. shooting in the air. people trying to get to airport. somehow we managed to get into the car that my fiancee's cousin had brought to rescue us from there. then the next day, so, basically that night he took us to his house. we get to his house, and then the next morning we wake up and
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he we see a bunch of taliban coming to the same area where we were hiding news of them searching house to house. we left all in fear thinking okay what if they come to this house and they recognize me? what do we do? pete: aryana real quick, we are almost out of time. how did you get back to the airport real quick? >> basically, the next night about 1 chock at night, we tried to make a trip to the airport, no matter what happened, we took two cars. me in one car and my fiance in the other car with some women and children and we went past through five security checks and one of them stopped our car but he put the little light inside the car and when he saw a child with me said okay, go.
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we went through the check point and got to the other side of the airport u.s. military bases. a little metallic door that you have to go through inside the base, unfortunately that road is like really little and filled with thousands of people waiting to get inside. and then it was a nightmare to get through all these people to the gate. and then you got through the gate and showed them our passports and initially they were not letting us in because i have u.k. passport not american. and my husband is afghan canadian. there was one translator who recognized us. he was afghan and he told the soldiers look, this is a famous singner afghanistan and you need to get her out of here. they were nice enough to let us in and that's how we got in. rachel: harrowing. we are glad you are safe. we know your millions of fans are right now. you are wearing right now the only thing you have is the
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t-shirt you are wearing as far as clothing i have been told. we wish you just the best and we hope that you will continue to be a voice for women and women's rights in afghanistan. sure, really quick. >> thank you so much. thank you. i have one more message to give to the world, please, please put pressure on pakistan because the main problem in afghanistan is pakistan. where do the taliban come from? pete: so true. >> where do they get support and how do they get trained? it's all pakistan. america, please put pressure on pakistan and please don't forget the afghan nation. please, please, please. ainsley: thanks, aryana. pete: god bless you. rachel: god bless you. why do we fund them. pete: for the taliban last 20 years. fighting enemy and allowing a safe space over here. thank you so much for your time. god bless you. rachel: thank you. former. congregation: comcast cammack is
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exposing nancy pelosi's shocking remarks on nancy pelosi. just wrapped up a call with secretary austin and secretary blinken and general milley for a second time on afghanistan during the q and a with members. speaker pelosi just said everything sounds like it's in a good place. every just needs to get to the airport. unbelievable. well, that congresswoman joins me now with more. congresswoman, there is a lot of talk today about how out of touch joe biden is, president biden how out of touch is nancy pelosi given what you heard on that call? >> i think it speaks volumes of not just the administration and how they have handled this utter and total failure of a withdrawal but democratic leadership in general when the speaker of the house is saying that everything seems to be in a good place, everybody just need to get to the airport, you know, it took me about 10 minutes just to get my jaw up off the desk.
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i couldn't believe when we havee left americans behind. when we have probably the one of the worst, worst examples of a american military failure, no contingency plans in place and the speaker of the house is saying everything seems fine? madam speaker? you just can't take an uber to the airport. you can't take a casual stroll through the streets and flash your papers to the taliban who are manning these checkpoints and as you have just been reporting this morning, there is mixed messaging. there is officials saying stay at home, shelter in place. don't come to the airport. in our office we have over 187 cases of people from our district that we are trying to get out of afghanistan the state department this morning was saying send them to the airport. do you want to talk about mixed message fumbling and bumbling in this is across the board an utter and total failure of leadership. rachel: yeah.
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it's very dangerous mixed messaging. joe biden claims that al-qaeda is gone. our own jennifer given actually pressed pentagon press secretary john kirby on this. take a listen to this. i want to get your reaction. >> have in afghanistan at this point with al-qaeda gone? >> we know that al-qaeda is a presence as well as isis in afghanistan. and we talked about that for quite some time? the president just said that there is no al-qaeda presence in afghanistan. thats to not seem to be correct. >> what -- what we don't think is -- what we believe is that there isn't a presence that is significant enough to merit a threat to our homeland as there was back on 9/11 20 years ago. rachel: oof. congress come cammack i want to get your reaction to that i'm
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sure what are they making of this? are they embarrassed? do they stand with the president? >> no, no. i have spoken with a democratic members as well as their staff. they are royally embarrassed. this is the bumbling fumbling biden show and you hear just right there john kirby, the pentagon press secretary sounding more like morris code than actually able to articulate one coherent sentence. they are not even comfortable with the lines of nonsense that they are trying to tell sell the american people on. that is what is so disturbing. this is a time in american history a point in our nation where we need to come together as americans. we don't leave people behind. we should be focused on getting to the bottom of this. and accountability in the near term future. but right now we have people in country. we have to get them out. we should be focused on that. they can't even get their stories straight of whether or not there is a presence of
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al-qaeda in country. i agree with my colleague mike wolf he says this is al-qaeda 3.0. we know that i have sat in the scif and heard from the intelligence communities that there is, in fact, a situation brewing. so, we have known this for months. they are peddling lies trying to misdirect the american people and the international community. and, again, you know, we are talking about very simple messaging. we need all of the leadership on one sheet of music. but they can't even get that right. people have been asking where is the vice president? where is kamala harris in all of this? you know, i think they are terrified that if she does speak out she will end up laughing when she gets into an uncomfortable situation and that would just be terrible for them optically. it's a terrible mess. we have a lot of work it do. we have got to get our american folks back home. our nationals back home. our srvs out of country. i will tell you we will do that we will not leave our american behind. to our military, thank you you
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did not serve in vain. i believe they will get the job done. rachel: congresswoman cammack thank you for joining us this morning on such important message. john kirby sounds like my teenagers lying. thanks so much. appreciate it keep fighting. >> thank you so much, rachel have a great weekend. rachel: you too. still ahead, as the taliban tightens its grip and seizes a massive hall of american weapons. border agents are now being asked to step in and help with the frantic exodus. lara logan on the threat of the u.s. -- for u.s. national security up next. stay with us. ♪ nager left to “find themself.” leaving you lost. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates matching your job description. visit indeed.com/hire
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tomorrow. chief meteorologist rick reichmuth is tracking it all he joins us live with the latest on the fox weather forecast. rick, else us about henri? >> this one is pronounced henri, you are right. there you go. nice job with that so if you are planning any beach activities today anywhere up and down the eastern seaboard today, tomorrow even monday, pete. >> we have careful. high ripcurrent first impact wee talking about. by tonight we will start to feel some impacts across parts of long island and these are all the models we look at. there is still a couple of outliers that pull the storm out to sea. i don't think that's the case. this red line that's the center of the national hurricane center's track. the you get the idea the bulk of all of these models bull it to the north and eventually making a westward jog back in towards land. at this point it certainly looks like we're going to see a landfall of this storm. somewhere probably across long island. and then eventually again on the other side of the long island
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sound in towards connecticut. today is the day we have a chance for it to strengthen up to hurricane status. in fact, hurricane hunters are in there flying right now. we will see the data that they get out of this if we get this up to hurricane status. likely landfall tomorrow. middayish. but impact starting earlier in the day. there is going to be a pretty slow moving storm. that's not typical when storms hit up here. that means flooding concerns are going to be very significant. we will talk more about that coming up in the next hour, will? will: thanks, rick. now, to a fox news alert. as khalil haqqani one of america's most wanted terrorists is welcomed in kabul by cheering crowds. is he wanted by the united states and u.n. accused of fund raising for the taliban and al-qaeda this as we learn the extent of u.s. weapons seized by the taliban may include up to 2,000 armored vehicles, black hawks drones and helicopters. fox nation host lara logan joins us now to react. lara, always good to hear from you.
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khalil haqqani al-qaeda affiliated network. explain to us really the extent the meaning, how bad this is? here is the group supposedly went into afghanistan to fight and now they are celebrated coming into kabul. >> well, the first thing i would say is don't be fooled by the celebrations in kabul, especially when you are dealing with somebody like haqqani because the taliban has been managing the propaganda on this extremely well. i saw a picture of the brother of saraj haqqani who leads the haqqani network. i saw a picture with leaders in kabul. i was pretty shocked. when i started to dig into these photos and these images, i started to find that some of these afghan leaders under house arrest and some of them are under threat of death. so we don't know exactly what we can trust coming out of there. here's what you can trust. on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the taliban is going to make
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sure that they and al-qaeda and the haqqani network who are the afghan al-qaeda will see the taliban flag flying over all of afghanistan. the united states government is only talking about the taliban as the will he yet mat rurals of afghanistan today. the number two in the taliban is saraj haqqani. number two. the deputy leader of the taliban is the head of the haqqani network. they are a foreign terrorist organization. they have been designated that way since 2012. will, when i heard the president of the united states stand before the nation and say al-qaeda is gone from afghanistan, first, my head almost exploded. then i almost fainted. and then i realized this is a gift. because i have been trying to tell this story for more than a decade. i did it on "60 minutes," i don't know how many times. the ambassador, former ambassador ryan crocker said to
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me on camera for "60 minutes" that the haqqani network is the afghan al-qaeda. tom jocelyn the long war journal has been writing about this forever. khalil haqqani one of the most wanted terrorist on the u.s. terror list. these people have killed thousands of americans. they are the brothers of al-qaeda. they swore allegiance to usama bin laden. and by the way, when usama bin laden was killed, and ayman zawahiri became commander of the taliban who did he swear allegiance to of al-qaeda? he became leader of al-qaeda. and he swore allegiance to the taliban. these people share the same ideology. they are responsible for 9/11. so to all the families of those who died on 9/11, to those who are injured, to those who have grown up without a parent, you need to know that your government on the anniversary of 9/11, the 20th anniversary is putting in power in afghanistan the people responsible? why do i say putting in power? because the united states has been in negotiations with the
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haqqani network. and haqqani leading the talks that the u.s. government has been pushing on the afghan government. and haqqani has been in doha with the u.s. presidential envoy. and that's haqqani and can a legal haqqani as you mentioned pressuring afghan leaders to swear allegiances to the islamic emirates of the taliban. the talks are a sham. i'm hearing from intelligence sources and former afghan officials, from security officials that the taliban is demanding 100 percent power. it's all they ever wanted and do you know what? according to their ideology, if you are familiar with the ideology, you know it can only exist on its own. it is not a power sharing ideology. if they compromise, they compromise the ideology to their supporters and they cannot do that. that's why they have not renounced al-qaeda. that's why they never will renounce al-qaeda. and what we're doing all the while this is happening?
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we are ignoring the government of afghanistan. the vice president who is now the acting president under the constitution according to thinks announcement, they are in the valley, they are fighting the taliban, afghans are rising up all over the country but you won't see that anymore because the taliban is now in control of the propaganda and the image they are backed by pakistan who is a u.s. ally who has said nothing. will: they're perhaps the most well funded well armed terrorist organization on the face of the planet now that they have all of that american military equipment right there at their disposal. part one by the way of a new season of fox nation's lara logan has no agenda airs tomorrow on the fox news channel 10:00 p.m. eastern time. go there for some real journalism. lara logan, always good to talk to you, thank you. >> thank you, will. they had a lot of those weapons before. they brought them with them and the nsa watched them go over the border and did nothing. they did nothing to stop this.
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telling u.s. nationals now new guidance to avoid the airport. further hindering rescue efforts. this as we learn that joe biden will take off to delaware today and vice president harris has already left for her trip to asia despite the ongoing afghanistan crisis. here now to react host of tonight's big saturday show, fox news contributor and media opinion columnist for the hill, joe concha and fox news contributors charlie hurt and lisa booth. great to see you all this morning. and we look forward to watching your show later on today. joe, let me start with you. what part of this makes sense? contradict -- can you name any part that makes sense not being present to be leader -- to be a leader in this moment and then constantly providing cop that dick tore advice? >> amazing.
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three different parts of the government on different pages of messaging. imagine if you are an american in kabul or afghanistan and you hear all these things. you are saying boy we are in big trouble and i don't trust my government to get me out of here anymore. look, as far as optics, the vice president appears to be suffering from tone deafness and an inability to read the room. because the u.s. now is under siege on two fronts thousand miles apart. in kabul bill maher's words last check not invited to cpac any time soon. he said they fed it up uncoke and speaking about biden and harris. another front for ms. harris as well. u.s. southern border 1.5 crossings this year more than the population of 11 states and she? in charge there. where is she headed instead? vietnam the home of saigon. probably the easiest headline to make. "l.a. times" today kamala harris heads to vietnam while afghan residential rekindles the past. rasmussen has a poll out just 43% of voters consider kamala harris to be qualified or very qualified to be commander-in-chief. that ain't good and for
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mr. biden, who is in delaware today after the whoppers he served, this looks horrible on all fronts. it sounds horrible and the performance here is catastrophic to this administration. pete: absolutely. same question to you both, lisa. you first and then charlie, this administration the handling and the media coverage of it? >> yeah, i mean, pete. look, the adults were supposed to be back in charge. our allies were supposed to respect us. now we are an international laughing stock on the world stage and we have the u.k. parliament holding our president in contempt and a president who won't return our allies calls. look, and also the world is a more dangerous place now because if you are hostile actor you will get a lot more hostile because we have coward and ineptitude at the top of the ticket. the world is about to be a more dangerous place. we hear about the plight of the. there is appear american by the name of david fox on abc the other day talking about how the state department has sent out blank visas to people in
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afghanistan so now you have individuals taking advantage of that process, filling out these applications who don't actually meet the need of siv who are trying to make their way to the united states taking the place and making at which more difficult for our americans to get to the airport and get home safely and also raises the question about the vetting process and what kind of people we're potentially bringing to the u.s. soil. so it is unfathomable how dumb the people in charge are. and very worrisome. but first and foremost, we have got to get our americans home. that's the most important thing right now. pete: you have covered foreign policy and politics. have you scenic like this before? >> >> unforced errors i have ever seen in any political actor make in the united states. it's absolutely astonishing. i don't think anybody can look at the situation and look at these images on tv right now and as we approach the 0th anniversary of 9/11 and believe that somehow we are better off
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in terms of dealing with terrorism in this world. today than we were on september 10th of 2001. of and, you know, and this white house is obsessed with the optics of all of this. and as kamala harris jets off to go to vietnam, the white house administration firm to was quoted anonymously saying that they don't want to get bogged down in comparisons between what's going on right now and saigon and my goodness, you know, not only are they terrible at strategics of all of this. they are also terrible at the optics. if you don't want to get get going toed down in those comparisons, don't abandon americans in kabul, don't do stupid things like this. and don't hand extraordinary american might and weapons to terrorists. how about that? pete: you want to change the optics, do something big and bold about the reality. and then you might have a shot. joe, lisa, charlie, we will be watching the big saturday show
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today. thank you all so much. lisa: thank you. pete: there you go. 5:00 p.m. don't miss it. up next, our own lawrence jones spoke to soldiers and veterans outside fort drum, new york. what they told him about the crisis in afghanistan coming up. this is the tempur-pedic breeze. and its mission is to make sleep feel cool. so, no more night sweats. no more nocturnal baking. or polar ice cap air-conditioner mode. because the tempur-pedic breeze delivers superior cooling... from cover to core.
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if i could be blunt, it would be great are to hear i'm resigning. >> a couple things here. number one, clearly a failure of leadership when you have the french, the brits going to get their people and america is standing behind. that's a commander-in-chief problem. that's a military brass problem right there. there is a second part. will, you are this up earlier in the show. there has been a failure of the media to ask questions this administration. and when they do, we have seen the biden administration buckle double talking, there has been no accountability. and when you have the press not doing their role, you get a candidate like this, the last election was all about emotion. donald trump is a jerk, is he a nasty guy. and joe biden is going to bring the soul of america back. and so what happened is there was no policy debate there. i was on the campaign trail. every single city trying to ask
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questions. there was -- joe biden was in a basement. rachel: such. pete: forget about that. rachel: he was in the basement. but he was in the basement for a reason. he was in a basement because he was mentally declining. and everyone around him knew that and that's why they did it. did you hear at the diner people talking about his mental decline that maybe this just isn't that as you mentioned before, he gets every person who policy issue wrong for the last 20 years, how much of this do the people that you talk to attribute to his mental state? >> one thing that the people kept saying is the note cards. why does he keep going to these note cards? and i want to know and no one has asked this who is writing the note cards? is it bunch a staffers that are coming up with the talking points because it seems like it's all over the place. it's different mind sets. different methodologies and the other thing that's not being processed is kamala harris is number two. she was the first candidate that was out in the democratic primary.
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it's not like the democrats love her. she is not up for the task either. it's not just this issue of afghanistan, guys. it is the border. it is crime. there has been no accountability for this administration. pete: how do they feel the vets and others about the military leadership at the top in the brass who are supposed to be making -- giving big bold recommendations to the president and seem to be just as lost in the headlines as everybody else? lawrence: i did not expect this. my whole family served, my dad, both my grandparents, and the people there said they weren't surprised about the military brass. apparently, the american public has this big respect for the generals. the rank and file really don't. pete: dirty secret. they look around and say everybody above the rank of one star ultimately is political and in today's pentagon it paid to be an obama political or a biden political. it has nothing to do with fighting on the battle field and everything to do with playing
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>> us citizens being told in an update to stay away from the kabul airport. >> this as we get, and at a virginia community college. >> sobor a served alongside pete in afghanistan. >> thanks for having me. will: you have a connection to what is going on on the ground in afghanistan.
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>> out of chaos, loved ones and family members. and this has been a big failure, can't believe this is happening. >> and a special immigrant visa, and how many times, working with marines, working -- you have a lot of irons in the fire to figure this out. with all of that, what happened when you tried to get to the gate to get through?
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>> this is been a massive operation, soldiers that i worked with. we have a green pass, a visa issued to the family by the us embassy but to get to the gates you cross through these people and all these people who were there are not there to get to safety, we have people refusing women, children, looters, to steal stuff from people. a massive foreign policy, and and you've got loved ones, on the podium from the white house and pentagon staff and state
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department staff getting behind the podium to get them out to safety. where is the support, we've been on the phone with my loved ones, and baking soldiers, and they refused to let their brother, >> i knew sobor in afghanistan. that place didn't run without a dual.
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i kind of knew abdul a little bit in afghanistan, people like him, your families under threat, riding back on a motorcycle trying to get home and being threatened by the taliban, someone who is dedicated us soldiers and marines, i have a path to get out of the country, find a way to make it happen. when you hear the president yesterday say everything is fine, working with the taliban and what do you say to that? >> i don't criticize politicians but if the president can hear my voice everything is not fine, families are dying. my niece has a head concussion, my sister -- my brother has a
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broken arm. if you are listening to this please know that everything is not fine, the reality is on the ground. you can do things to fix this but please get the right experts around you because they're getting it wrong every single time. ainsley: i am glad you are out, i hope and pray he gets out but a lot of americans say i get it, let's get the women and children now. why aren't the men fighting the taliban and? they have a price on the heads especially of people who helped the americans but isn't this your country? i try to imagine if this were happening here, i could see a men protecting our women and children and men going out and fighting and staying there?
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>> legitimate question and valid question to ask but through my eyes been doing that for the past 20 years. we've been fighting for the past 20 years. it is a founding tradition, allies of the united states to become an ally, who were we fighting for? we were fighting to establish a country, and accountability of rule of law. afghanistan is the only country on this planet that does not have a president and not have a president, there is nobody -- they could kill you in a matter of seconds and dollars in your pocket and the money you have in your pocket and no accountability. that is how sad it is to be there.
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in my mind, we've done not only enough to serve afghanistan but the nation we are in right now. i don't buy it because it does not apply, those who question that do not understand what is going on in afghanistan. the oldest brother to the youngest. we did our turn and trying to do this to get to safety. white house need to fix this. ainsley: pulling bodhisattva personnel carrier, rolled out with us. if anyone is that it is you. do you have a moment of regret for working with the united states? you are committed to the cause,
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we reinforce that by saying we've got your back. how many people are regretting that decision? >> it's not regret so much as betrayal because i wasn't supposed to be on the convoy but i volunteered. multi-ability for the marines on the ground and no one could get me on the ground. that offer stands. get me there. can do everything myself but i can guarantee you i will do what i did on that mission you and i pulled together to pull dead bodies out. not a cell in my body tells me from that moment on, voluntarily jumped on a vehicle
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with nothing on me, tried to go out and help, i feel the same energy but there's a sense of betrayal. the international community coalition forces, my brother, i need to get him out of there. someone needs to help them. i don't get it. there's a system in place. this next version of my culture. if you can put a man on the moon you can definitely get these guys out of there. ainsley: we have something like that too. pete: that sense of betrayal, it has been baked into the cake for quite some time the united states would be leaving afghanistan. what i hear from you is a sense of betrayal is the chaos that has ensued, tens of thousands of people left behind.
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how quickly did this sense of betrayal manifest? it was a long time coming or all of the sudden in the last week? change with this massive operation that has taken place the two great mistake the us-made, the second greatest thing they did was they tried to get of afghanistan without getting their allies out and they made a terrible mistake and so they went back to save those allies. they could have gotten this done without doing any of this. look at the cost of this operation. they have to go back in and occupied land by another insurgency group and occupy a piece of land to secure their loved ones or allies. this shouldn't have happened in the first place. to get to the point how these things happen, simply could
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have been avoided. they had a peace agreement with the taliban and and we had an agreement, we are standing our ground, here we go. they made a mistake, the afghan government. one more thing that is important to know the united states talks how afghan security forces were capable of defending the nation and they had greater numbers against insurgencies. they lacked energy. they had equipment to fight back. they didn't have the right leadership and dependence on a foreign entity to do this and when they were left out of the middle of the battle, they are
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running away. the us is fighting a war with an insurgency that has a us tax paid for weapon as they are fighting if that makes sense to you. jillian: your buddy here has been trying to get interpreters out to shine a light on this topic and on commercial break for weeks or months i have been saying why can't they get them out? this could have been done months ago. ainsley: the process was backlogged. pete: you would think they could figure out how to speed it up especially with the intelligence we had of the taliban, we've got to leave it but you are in our prayers. anything i can do, thanks for being a voice and maybe we'll
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get back there and if you did you do a lot of good. >> this administration does not like the comparison with saigon but this is saigon on steroids. ainsley: afghanistan is looking for a new president. maybe i am looking at him. pete: the latest as americans are told not to come to the airport in kabul. quite a turnaround from a we heard less than 24 hours ago. >> reporter: president biden described a scene outside the airport in kabul that was calm and orderly, the images on the ground don't match those statements. we've seen videos of people for the sixth day charging to get into the airport as american troops look to maintain order
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of your chaos outside leaving the us embassy in kabul to release statement to americans who are on the ground in afghanistan saying because of potential security threats outside the gates we organize us citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and avoid air force gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions for us government representatives to do so. other countries taking similar action with their citizens who are on the ground and allies of americans as well. officials made clear they were going to take as many afghan evacuees as possible. a number of people arrive, staying temporarily. people describing scenes that are difficult on the ground in afghanistan. one and we spoke with that it's a three attempt to get to the airport and then they sat on the runway for hours unsure what happened but president
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biden spoke overnight with the mayor and thanked him for his support, president biden saying none of this would have been possible without the support of qatar in their military. pete: do you know how we are designating who goes to what country or what location? us citizens would come to the united states but special immigrant visa, are they holding certain people in certain places? what do you know? >> reporter: the evacuees we spoke with on the ground said it is unclear where they will be headed. one man said he would go to ukraine on a flight and that flight got canceled. another person said they are heading to the united states. the initial evacuation process is focusing on getting people out of afghanistan to places like dubai, islamabad and pakistan, and then head to other locations, 300 afghan
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evacuees travel to us base in germany, likely to head to the united states after that but it gives a sense how quickly things are changing with this evacuation process. the latest is we don't know where they are going or what the process is. when it is not working at the beginning it creates tailspin effect later on similar to the southern border. will: we are taking border patrol agents, they are asking border patrol agents to be repurposed to handle the situation in afghanistan. you have two crazies, both of the making of the president of the united states. most presidents like 9/11 are measured by your response to a crisis.
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these are crises created by this president and they must be handled. ainsley: border patrol already overwhelmed and demoralized by what is going on and some people like stephen miller saying the ones who aren't us citizens, why are they coming here, they would be an easier transfer for them to go to countries nearby and culturally less shocking. it is not clear to me. >> a fair conversation to be had. i know guys who have earned the right to be american citizens more than anyone jumping across the border but where do you draw the line and how many family members and how far does it extend and what does it cost. a legit conversation to have. we have additional headline starting with fox news alert. a live look at paris where protesters are marching against covid 19 health passes, sixth
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weekend would require people to show there are vaccinated or tested negative for the virus to enter restaurants, bars, trains, planes and certain venues, protesting on behalf of us. protesters applauded in alabama thought of refusing to treat patients or not vaccinated against covid 19. doctor jason valentine posted a sign saying he will stop the nonvaccinated patients turning october 1st. it was later deleted. according to aol.com valentine says people have no excuse not to be vaccinated. he does not want to see people die the virus. history got thousands of likes and tweets on social media. disgraced soon to be former governor andrew cuomo's lawyer hold a press conference demanding york attorney general's report on sexual harassment allegations.
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>> it is incumbent upon the chief legal officer of our state to make corrections and supplement the record. that is a fair report that the public and assembly can rely upon. >> the lawyer attacked the claims of 5 accuses thank he hasn't been giving access to any evidence, she made remarks on the same day they were seen in albany. monday was cuomo's last day in office. pete: the taliban yearning for legitimacy on the world stage. what is it like? to negotiate with a radical terrorist. my next guest is no stranger to after negotiating. different how? don't you justm) ride the wave? (judith) no - we actively manage client portfolios based on our forward-looking views of the market. (other money manager) but you still sell investments that generate high commissions, right? (judith) no, we don't sell commission products. we're a fiduciary,
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citizen safely out of afghanistan but his claims are different from the information coming out of kabul including reports of some americans being beaten and harassed. what is really like to negotiate with the taliban. our next guest has been to qatar to negotiate with the taliban leader. what is it like to negotiate with the taliban? >> you are negotiating with the terrorist group. there two sides to that. first, they are a dissident group. you can't have discussions back and forth. the other thing, we talk about the taliban here, we might be given too much credit, they are not sophisticated. there is a guy with a larger beard sniffing or eating his beard during the talk, someone else during the bilateral discussion picking his nose. you can still tell.
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at the end of the day taliban is a militia and relatively tribal but you can have discussions with them. ainsley: our mass president wrote the part of the deal, many of his adversaries had to make deals with him said they liked that he came out of the business background, he was unpredictable, a tough negotiator. how do you think president biden measures up in the same circumstance, what kind of negotiated the project he would be and is being with the taliban? >> my concern is that when you negotiate with a militia you need to have muscle behind you too. when we were negotiating with the taliban and it was right after taking action in the middle east and in that region strength is respected. my concern is diplomacy is time but diplomacy without strength and follow-through doesn't work.
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ainsley: there's a lot of weakness even leading up to this event. some people say this operation was botched because it was an artificial deadline, president biden and his team wanted to have a great talking point, on 9/11 we are out of afghanistan and this was rushed and that is why this happened the way it did. what do you think about what has happened as we go into 9/11? >> the united states always needs to operate from a position of strength. we have an opportunity to execute this well, not between our legs. the bipartisan view here that the united states spent 20 more years in afghanistan. everybody agrees. the key is how do you execute that and depart with strength? what you are seeing the
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situation on the ground now where folks are worried about al qaeda attack around the gates, they are pushing people back, i think it is time to show some strength and make sure we get our people out and i don't think it is too late. ainsley: americans agree, a lot of americans want to get out but on our terms and without national humiliation. really appreciate it, great perspective. breaking this morning the us embassy telling americans not to go to the airport and while the afghanistan crisis spirals, president biden and vice president harris head out of town. kayleigh mcenany joins us to react.
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showing tropical storm henry nearing the east coast expected to become a hurricane before hitting part of the northeast tomorrow, we are tracking it all. he joins us with the latest fox weather forecast. >> some speaking richardson seek spanish. henry is what we are talking about. this is a satellite image, not looking organized, 70 miles an hour tropical storm. hurricane hunters flying to see if they find winds around the 75 mile an hour range, we will see what level that is and if we have a hurricane on our hands. the water temperature to have a
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hurricane needs to be 80 degrees or above. we had that for a wild over the gulfstream which is warm water but we get to cooler water in the upper 70s. if we see strengthening it likely we can do little bit or not be able to strengthen anymore before making landfall around eastern long island. that is where we see hurricane warnings across connecticut, tropical storm warnings anywhere you see you we see wents in the 40s and 50s from new york city to that 70 to 80 mile an hour range across eastern long island was the official track to the north, looks like a left hook before taking that eastward track. this is tomorrow afternoon, that is tomorrow night. the storm does not move very quickly. normally they move quickly but that will not be the case. it will be a longer-term impact
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from the wind and rain meaning more flooding and more storm surge and more wind, we still have the vegetation on the trees. a lot of that vegetation will be knockoff and that means significant flooding. this is the forecast radar. some sort of landfall midday tomorrow but through the day tomorrow it doesn't move very far. impact across the hudson valley, western connecticut, cape cod and the island less impacts, a day or so. this is western connecticut and parts of the hudson valley, new york city before this is out of here monday evening. a rough couple days. today is the day to have your preparations in place.
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will: pete: president biden's afghan remarks land is divorced from reality after he made a number of misleading or false claims about the reality of the withdrawal from afghanistan. >> president biden: we have no indication they haven't been able to get into couple through the airport. we made an agreement with the taliban that allowed them to go through. pete: our next guest knows firsthand that that is not true. special forces's mikeone, you have been in afghanistan, what is the reality, why would president biden say citizens can go right through when anyone who has looked at the situation knows that is not the case. >> i can't speak for the president's comments, why he is saying what he is saying. i'm getting reports from my
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connections that you have dss agents working the embassy outside kabul, law enforcement officers trapped outside kabul and armed forces won't let them in. i know what that number is. pete: you are talking american law enforcement and other parts of afghanistan not able to get to the airport. >> that is what i am being told. a bunch of things are going on. a failure to plan, violating those principles at the command level, intelligence failure, those things might sound familiar to you, and we violated those. not the soldiers on the ground but dod level, pentagon level.
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i don't know what was going through their minds. we look, as an outsider looking in, i am retired, we gave up bagram airbase in the middle of the night. i've been telling our afghan partners we are doing this, that is when i knew this would be a cascading effect. there was a saying we had when we were operating with any weapon system or vehicle, one is none, two is one. we just gave up and airbase that we could have used for evacuation. now we are reduced to a single point failure in kabul surrounded by the taliban. total chaos. americans, congressman and senators need to ask who made that decision?
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the shutdown bagram airbase by july at midnight? someone had to make the decision. guaranteed it wasn't a commander on the ground. back to the pentagon or dod. pete: everything you are saying makes sense was all i can hope is every general in charge of the army rangers pounding the table to say let us do more because ultimately what is being done is not sufficient. anything other than that is complicit with a terrible plan. thank you so much for your information. president biden and kamala harris leaving dc while afghanistan descends into chaos. kayleigh mcenany responds after this.
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president biden heading to delaware, kamala harris to southeast asia, who is in charge of the crisis in afghanistan? >> americans deserve that answer. the answer is we have a president who cares more about his vacation time in american hostages in any territory. when i was in the white house we had a president who during the covid crisis stayed in the white house for two months, he didn't go to his vacation resort and i watched him each and every day lead us through covid, go to the white house podium, flanked with doctor fauci and debra birx and look the american people any i know matter how hard the going got. we have a president who won't go to the white house podium, press secretary promising daily briefings only one day this weekend state department and pentagon who when their protectors go to the podium they don't have answers. what a stark comparison.
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ainsley: look at donald trump, he was known for rescuing americans wherever they were, rescued 50 americans out of 22, doesn't just send a message of strength. he loved america and americans. what does this say that there are americans trapped in afghanistan and president biden is off to delaware and kamala harris will end up being the president sometime before the end of this term is off to asia. >> donald trump loved this country, no one more committed to getting out of afghanistan but a president who had wisdom, insight, who did listen to those around him and said throughout these four years i don't want to be in afghanistan but we have to do what is right and negotiated a condition,
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this would never have happened under donald trump, he loved the country and sent a message to the taliban when he took out celani, when syria gassed their own country and that the band, focusing this week, it is a clear message, per 18 months, they knew on donald trump's watch that was not going to be acceptable. >> a man-made crisis, many president biden supporters, even republicans like megan mccain, turning on him. years and instagram caption reading i am furious our president was so incompetent not to see what every expert on the planet could have seen coming, shame, dishonor and in
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biden as brought to our country. will take generations to undo, biden is unfit to lead, i'm nothing short of disgusted, hand his staff can't seem to be bothered to leave their vacation during an international crisis of our own creation. what do you say of these people, what do you say, liz cheney, is there buyers remorse? >> welcome back to the republican party. anyone having buyers remorse welcome back, the president who lead, we have a president who 70% disapprove of what he has done. guaranteed is a one term president, lyndon johnson playbook where johnson decided not to run again due to what happened in saigon. this is direct comparison to that. welcome to the party, we will take you with open arms.
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pete: he doesn't tweet mean things which is a bonus. we've got that going for us. thanks for the clarity and welcome back. come back, thank you. turning tool your headlines, fox weather alert, two reported that in north carolina in connection with flooding from tropical storm fred. a total of four died. crews searching for 5 people still missing. local officials currently working to assist damage was a father who is the descendent of slaves slams critical race theory at the colorado school board meeting. >> racism in america would be dead today if not for certain people and institutions keeping it on life support. pete: after the speech board members voted to ban crt from
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the classrooms in their colorado springs school district. it was an amazing speech. i shared a report from the washington examiner that slammed christopher donahue, at karzai international airport, and rescue missions. we heard from the us military who assured us that is not the case and it remains getting as many americans and citizens of america home safely as soon as possible. up next american troops on the ground in afghanistan to help people escape. our next guest served in afghanistan and was awarded the medal of honor next. oh! are you using liberty mutual's coverage customizer tool? sorry? well, since you asked. it finds discounts and policy recommendations, so you only pay for what you need. limu, you're an animal!
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>> market wrenching video showing afghan mothers handing their children over a fence in a desperate attempt to save them as the taliban takes control. veterans distraught over the botched withdrawal. our next guest deployed twice afghanistan and iraq. joining us is dakota meyer, thanks for being here. before we get to the general aspect of this you've got a
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personal connection to this, to get out of the country but you can't. what is happening right now? >> reporter: my afghan interpreter got the medal of honor back in with me, was critical to the mission in afghanistan which we didn't have interpreters, his family is in afghanistan. what they are not telling you, a lot of these people who had families over here were single families because they knew we were pulling out on the eleventh of december, to visit their families one last time before we pulled out but the administration started pulling everybody out, you are on your own but i will say last night due to talking to the marines over there, the safe house in
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kabul, so there with americans now. from four days in a row, the kids were beaten, shot at multiple times, but the talent man, you know everybody's trying to get their part what do you do? set a perimeter around that. pete: these are us citizens, your interpreter gave to you on the battlefield probably only safe now because they know dakota meyer and if you don't know someone like that you are still stuck trying to get it. why would president biden say everything is fine, the taliban is making it -- >> doesn't take this situation to understand -- this guy is so incompetent and has proven it over and over.
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it is showing his incompetence at the highest level and to take the situation, what do you think the taliban will do, we will get all of the americans out, what will they start doing when you show up at the passport and say i am an american citizen and here's my passport, they -- we will be rescuing hostages in the next month because this, because of this pull out. pete: what is your message to guys like you? >> this is hard to follow but my message, everybody realizes when americans had their feet on that stool we won't make crazy decisions but a safer place, our intention was to
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make the world a little bit better, make it a little bit safer and we accomplished that. that place was safer because we were there. we are not going to fix it, we are never going to make it a centralized government but it was safer for people who live in these cities, these districts, it was safer. pete: we appreciate your time. are we going? ainsley: we have a fox news alert, the with in kabul telling citizens to stay away from the airport. pete: warning of potential security threats outside the gate saying americans should only go if instructed by a us government official. it comes despite president biden insisting there is no indication of americans being blocked by the taliban. it will be discussed during a pentagon briefing which will happen in 30 minutes.
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we will cover that on the fox news channel but we still have dakota meyer here, he is committed to the commission for the remainder of the show. when you where the metal on behalf of everyone who served their you talk about the pride, how the country, your interpreter. what is your connection to the legacy of the war and how we finish it and how much does how we finish it matter? >> it is the only thing that will be remembered. how we finish it, i think everyone knows that we are never going to go in and make that place a centralized government and stand the afghan national army up but we have to lead the right way and i think at any point this is where it looks at who they voted for and
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huge regret on this, huge regret that we have this person, this is not the person we needed in office at this moment in time and i don't think anybody can disagree with that. how we finish this is huge. the biggest issue -- will: i will make an educated guess why your microphone is having trouble every once in a while. you have a big metal barn outside your house. don't know if you remember but i visited you in kentucky and we got to meet each other and talk about your story and how you won that medal of honor. great to see you again. a decade later i talk to you again, how does it make you feel about what you did, the time that has passed not just you but other veterans you've spoken to. >> the biggest letdown, i am in kentucky right where we met.
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the biggest got wrenching piece of this is i went over there thinking i was fighting for freedom, that i was doing this for our country and to see the people who made decisions over there which we were all willing to do and believed in what we were doing and to see them pull out like this and end it like this is so gut wrenching, you have so many questions. will: good luck, god bless your interpreter, hope they make it through. thank you. what a great way to end this four hours, there's a pentagon briefing coming shortly, don't go anywhere. the latest incorrect information or mixed information is to end it with one of the heroes of this war,
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with a guy who put it all on the line along with afghans, understands how special that moment was and what makes this moment so tragic. ainsley: with the anniversary just run the corner. will: the politicians, the military brass, i want to hear from joey jones and pete hegseth and dakota meyer. pete: godless the ones on the ground. more fox news. >> do not head to the airport, warning for americans trying to make their way out of kabul in this hour, what is the situation on the ground, pentagon briefing moments away. welcome, i'm charles payne in for neil cavuto, fresh reports the taliban is strengthening its grip on couple. we have you covered with rob o'neill took down usama bin laden and what

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