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‘Betrayed’: The Afghan interpreters abandoned by the US

‘Betrayed’: The Afghan interpreters abandoned by the US

linux_n00by

could you paste the article here? that site is blocked in this country


carne_misteriosa

If there is a link you cannot view, copy the link and paste it into archive.today, which will make or find an archive copy you can view with no block or paywall. Like this: https://archive.ph/tSD05 If that doesn't work for you, let me know. Also, linux_n00by, I've been using Linux exclusively since the early 90s, and I commend you on your choice of OS!


halfanothersdozen

Don't give him too many props. He's still a n00b.


Rawalmond73

Yeah, the US did the same thing to Iraqi interprets too. My cousin who is a veteran from the Iraq war and a State Representative in Texas has spent years trying to get his interpreter and family from Falluja to the USA. He’s had zero luck making it happen.


JustAMoronOnAToilet

This one America can't blame "the other party, they're the ones that are bad mine would do everything" as this has gone through multiple administrations and sways of power in both houses. This needs to be extremely high priority, forget any blame games just get it done.


Tearakan

Yep. Whole government fucked it up royally.


Orcus424

There is a new show called United States of Al where the main character is an Afghan translator that moves to America. They've brought up the issues with translators who were promised citizenship various times.


eohorp

Crazy that we've been nodding to this issue for over a decade now and our governments still refuse to make things right. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-14368889 from 2011


_AlreadyTaken_

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/politics/afghan-siv-senate-legislation/index.html


eohorp

So they're going to talk about it some more? I'm not sure what the point of linking this is.


_AlreadyTaken_

What was the point of posting a 10 yr old article?


eohorp

> Crazy that we've been nodding to this issue for over a decade now Can you read, is context difficult for you?


drewisawesome14

Basically just showing the rest of the world not to trust us


Currywurst_Is_Life

America is kinda known for discarding people after they outlive their usefulness.


Sayl0

Like the 9/11 heroes for example


OblivionSereph

More like since after the revolutionary war. Congress didn't want to pay the army after the war. Washington had to convince them not to coup the Congress.


HenryGrosmont

There's a program in place to bring them and their families into the coalition countries. And coalition specifically stated not long ago they're speeding up the process. This story would've been relevant several years ago. And it was mind boggling how coalition thought that these people would survive the forces' withdrawal. But luckily they rethought. So, what is the point of this article now? Don't tell me that AlJazeera has an agenda/s


JustAMoronOnAToilet

This bill was just introduced Thursday. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/11/politics/afghan-siv-senate-legislation/index.html It'd probably be posted here but it technically falls under politics so not sure if right for this sub.


HenryGrosmont

The bill speaks about improving the program in US. I agree, and I wrote so in my initial post, that coalition gravely miscalculated the consequences for these people. Or even neglected. However, the program did exist before.


Phokiss

So the dude you replied to lied. Got it.


HenryGrosmont

Read carefully. I never wrote US, a wrote coalition. And the bill is to improve the process. Do you get it now? Or you'll just keep badmouthing others?


i_getitin

The point? Perhaps a reminder not to trust western imperialism ?


HenryGrosmont

What on Earth are you talking about? Please, try to stay on topic.


i_getitin

It wouldn’t be the first time America or the West have betrayed their allies…


HenryGrosmont

Nobody was arguing that. The fact that there was a program in place for years, as weak as it was before, directly contradicts your assumption though. And again, how is it imperialism?


i_getitin

Invading a country illegally for 20 years and accomplishing next to nothing… What do we call this ?


HenryGrosmont

A failed war? I will invoke Inigo Montoya here...


i_getitin

But not an illegal war? Or invasion? Or imperialism? Or a war crime ? Just a failed war. On to the next ?


HenryGrosmont

Huh? I specifically referred to your "western imperialism" slogan. Let's start with the fact that Afghanistan wasn't the beacon of prosperity and, more importantly, stability in the region. Moreover, its "government" was sheltering and actively aiding international terrorists. Which in itself is a sufficient casus belli. So, your "illegal war" accusation goes out of the window. Not one person in his right mind would call coalition's war against Taliban "imperialism", given all the circumstances. And again, what on Earth does this talk have to do with the topic at hand?


i_getitin

The UN Charter is a treaty ratified by the United States and thus part of US law. Under the charter, a country can use armed force against another country only in self-defense or when the Security Council approves. ... The US war in Afghanistan is illegal. You really can’t make the connection with the topic at hand ?


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